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31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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Unité Mixte de Recherche Inra-Univ. Bordeaux 1 "Biodiversité Gènes et Communautés" - Biogeco

Unité mixte de recherche (Inra, Univ. Bordeaux 1)Biodiversité, gènes et communautés (Biogeco) INRA_rvb150Bordeaux1

INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine

Site de Recherches Forêt-Bois

69 route d'Arcachon

33612 CESTAS Cedex - FRANCE

Burlett Régis (Engineer)

Instrumentation and measurement engineer

+33 (0)5 40 00 69 73,
Régis Burlett

Team of Functional Ecology and Genomics

Burlett Régis

Université Bordeaux 1
Bâtiment B8 - RdC - Porte 01
Avenue des Facultés

phone: +33 (0)5 40 00 69 73
fax: +33 (0)5 40 00 36 57

Main activities

Instrumentation design and development

Sensors and instruments ; measurement chains

Software programing for data acquisition and GUI

Management of physical and chemical instrumentation devices of the team

  • Elementary analyser C/N (Thermo Flash EA)
  • Photosynthesis analyser (CIRAS 2 PP System)
  • Fluorimeters (Walz)
  • Sholander bomb (Precis 2000)
  • Planimeter (winfolia  Regent Instrument )
  • Hydraulic conductivity measurement system  (Xyl'em, Bronkhorst)
  • Microscope + image analysis software (Leica)
  • Soil water content probes
  • Automated met stations

Recent realisation

Design and developpement of a measurement system for conifer drought resistance (CAVITRON) based on Cochard (2002)



Education and work experience

Since December 2007, Instrumentation and measurement engineer at INRA Bordeaux, BIOGECO team 

Technician in  scientific instrumentation , experimentation and physical measurement  at INRA Bordeaux, EPHYSE team(2001 -2007)

Carbon isotopes measurement ( 12CO2 , 13CO2 and C18O16O), at plant, canopy and ecosytem level, with Tunable Diode Laser (TDL)

Development of automated measurement systems for CO2 and water vapour efflux, (chambers et eddy flux)

Ecophysiological measurement (gas exchange, fluorescence, water potential...) and data acquisition (Campbell, Hobo, PC104…)


Assistant at INRA Nancy, EEF team(1999- 2000 - CDD )

Eddy flux site management (CarboEurope)

Undergraduate work experience at CNRS Toulouse, LGC team (1998-AMORA-MAILLE grant)

Implementation of a measurement system of oil flux in water with Laser Doppler velocimeter

BSc (Hons) Instrumentation and Measurement, Sheffield Hallam University, GB (1999)

DUT Mesures Physiques, IUT L. Pasteur, Strasbourg (1998) - French degree in Physical measurement

Selected publications :

Peer reviewed articles

 (9) S Jansen, JB Lamy, R Burlett, H Cochard, Gasson P, Delzon S - Plasmodesmatal pores in the torus of bordered pit membranes affect cavitation resistance of conifer xylem, Plant Cell and Environment, 2012, 35 6: 1109-1120.
 (8) JB Lamy, L Bouffier, R Burlett, C Plomion, H Cochard, S Delzon - Uniform Selection as a Primary Force Reducing Population Genetic Differentiation of Cavitation Resistance across a Species Range, PLOS ONE, 2011, 6  8 Article Number: e23476

(7) T Brodribb, D Bowman, N Scott, R Burlett, S Delzon- Xylem function and growth rate interact to determine the recovery of conifers after extreme drought, New Phytologist, 2010,188 2: 533-542 .

(6) L Wingate, J Ogée, R Burlett, A Bosc, M Devaux, J Grace, D Loustau & A Gessler -Photosynthetic carbon isotope discrimination and its  relationship to the carbon isotope signals of stem, soil and ecosystem respiration – New Phytologist, 2010, accepté

(5) Wingate L , Ogee J, Burlett R, Bosc A - Strong seasonal disequilibrium measured between the oxygen isotope signals of leaf and soil CO2 exchange - Global Change Biology, 2010, 16 11: 3048-3064.

(4) Wingate L, Ogee J, Cuntz M, Genty B, Reiter I, Seibt U, Yakir D, Maseyk K, Pendall EG, Barbour MM , Mortazavi B, Burlett R , Peylin P, Miller J, Mencuccini M, Shim JH, Hunt J, Grace J- The impact of soil microorganisms on the global budget of delta O-18 in atmospheric CO2. PNAS, 2009  106: 22411-22415.

(3) D Hemming, D Yakir, P. Ambus, M. Aurela, C. Besson, K. Black, N. Buchmann, R. Burlett, A Cescatti, R Clement, P Gross, A Granier, T Grünwald, K Havrankova, D Janous, I. Janssens, A Knohl, Barbara K Östner, A Kowalski, T Laurila, C Mata, B Marcolla, G Matteucci, J Moncrieff, E. Moors, B Osborne, J Santos Pereira, M Pihlatie, K Pilegaard, F Ponti, Z Rosova, F Rossi, A Scartazza, T Vesala  - Pan-European δ13C values of air and organic matter from forest ecosystems  Global Change Biology, 2005 11:7 1065

(2) Delzon, S., M. Sartore, R. Burlett, R. Dewar and D. Loustau. Hydraulic responses to height growth in maritime pine trees. Plant Cell and Environment, 2004 27:1077-1087.

(1) Kowalski, S., M. Sartore, R. Burlett, P. Berbigier and D. Loustau. The annual carbon budget of a French pine forest (Pinus pinaster) following harvest. Global Change Biology, 2003. 9:1051-1065.

Other contributions (posters, articles in French...)

R Burlett, H Inchauspé, C Douthe, Y Guengant, JB Lamy et S Delzon -Mesure de la résistance à la sécheresse des arbres :la vulnérabilité à la cavitation In Les journées de la mesure, 2010, Nouan-Le-Fuzellier.

C Meredieu, D Bert, R Burlett, F Danjon, A Danquechin-Dorval, S Delzon, JM Gion, G Gonzalez, C Jourdan, O Lagardère, C Lalanne, JB Lamy, G Le Provost, A Raffin- A FIELD EXPERIMENT TO STUDY THE PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY OF PINUS PINASTER SAPLINGS TO WATER STRESS In Ecosytem genomics and adaptation, 2010,Madrid

Burlett R., A. Bosc, ,J. Ogée, , L. Wingate, M. Devaux & D. Loustau - Vers le suivi saisonnier des flux d'isotopomères du CO2 (13C et 18O) de l'organe (feuille, sol) à l'écosystème : Système de mesure pour le monitoring des échanges des isotopomères du CO2 au sein d'un écosystème forestier de pin maritime In Journées d’écologie fonctionnelle, 2007, Biarritz

JY Goret , B Burban, R Burlett , A Bosc & S Ponton -  Mesure automatisée de la respiration du sol : Caractérisation et comparaison de deux systèmes. Cahier des techniques, 2006(numéro spécial Méthodes et outils pour l’observation et l’évaluation des milieux forestiers, prairiaux et aquatiques)

Burlett R., J. Ogée, A. Bosc, L. Wingate & D. Loustau - Mesure rapide (10Hz) des isotopomères du CO2 atmosphérique par diode laser modulable (TDL) ). In Les journées de la mesure, 2006, Montpellier.

R. Burlett, A. Bosc, C. Roy, D. Loustau - Système d’étalonnage pour les mesures de flux de CO2 du sol Colloque du Groupe Etude Respiration du Sol, 2005, Toulouse

Roy, C., R. Burlett, A. Bosc and D. Loustau. Un Système ouvert dynamique pour la mesure automatisée du flux de CO2 du sol. Le système ADOC (Automated Dynamic Open Chamber). In Les journées de la mesure, 2002, La Bresse.