Academic Positions

  • Present 2005

    Chargé de Recherche - Junior Scientist

    CNRS, CEREGE, France

  • 2005 2002

    Post-doctoral associate

    Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

  • 2002 1998

    PhD student

    Université Paul Cézanne, CEREGE

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2002

    Ph.D. in Geosciences

    Université Paul Cézanne Aix Marseille

  • Master1997

    DEA Environnements et Paléoenvironnements océaniques

    Université Bordeaux 1

  • Service National1997

    Laboratoire de police scientifique de Lyon


  • B.A.1996

    Bachelor of Earth Sciences

    Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon


  • Paleo-CTD
    Formainifera Imaging and Recognition Sorting Tool
    The aim of the FIRST project is to develop an automated prototype for the processing and analysis of calcareous microfossils. Most of recent discoveries on long term climate change mechanisms at global scale were based on the study of sedimentary archives (oceanic and continental), especially on calcareous microfossils building protists: foraminifera. These organisms, whose size spans 100µm to 1 mm, are cosmopolite, and secrete a unique carbonate shell, accumulating on oceanic floors. The geochemical composition of these shells, the faunal assemblages, the size and mass of foraminifera are environmental and biostratigraphic indicators used daily by a worldwide scientific community. Those shells yield some insights on many critical parameters used to quantify the anthropogenic impact on natural systems, and on the climate: sea surface temperature (SST), the hydrologic structure therefore oceanic heat content, and salinity. The study of faunal and geochemical composition of foraminifera is thus a unique way to quantify past climatic variability during the last thousand years.