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Jean Yves Reynaud

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Professor at University of Lille

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Head of Master 2 GEOBAS

Research topics
-  Sedimentary basins
-  Tidal clastic sediments
-  Shallow marine geology
-  Sequence stratigraphy
-  Numerical stratigraphic modeling

-  MSc Geology, Orléans, 1991
-  PhD Marine sedimentology and geochemistry, Lille, 1996
-  HDR, UPMC Paris, 2004

Former position
-  National Museum of Natural History, Paris (1999-2012)
Teacher-researcher, curator of the national collections of sedimentary rocks

-  ASF - French Sedimentologists (since 1991)
-  IAS – International Association of Sedimentology (since 1992)
-  SEPM – Society for Sedimentary Geology (since 1993)
-  SGF - French Geological Society (since 1999 ; secretary : 2001-2006)
-  IYPE – International Year of Planet Earth (french executive secretary 2007-2009)
-  Tidalites International Steering Committee (since 2012)

Selected publications

Tessier B., Reynaud J.-Y. (2016) Contributions to modern and ancient tidal sedimentology : an introductio to the volume. IAS Spec. Publ. n°47, p. 1-3.

Giresse P., Bassetti M.-A., Chanier F., Gaullier V., Maillard A., Thinon I., Lofi J., Lymer G., Reynaud J.-Y., Negri A., Saavedra-Pellitero M. (2015) Depositional environment and age of some key Late Pliocene to Early Quaternary deposits on the underfilled Cedrino paleovalley (Orosei) : Insight into the Neogene geodynamic evolution of Sardinia. Quaternary International, 357:220-236. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.11.022

Coutand I., Walsh M., Louis B., Chanier F., Ferrière J. & Reynaud J.-Y. (2014) Neogene upper-crustal cooling of the Olympus range (northern Aegean) : Major role of Hellenic back-arc extension over propagation of the North Anatolia Fault Zone. Terra Nova, DOI : 10.1111/ter.12099

Ferrière, J., Chanier, F., Reynaud, J.-Y., Pavlopoulos, A., Ditbanjong, P. and Coutand, I. (2013) Evolution of the Mesohellenic Basin (Greece) : a synthesis. In : (Ed.) Emmanuel Skourtsos, The Geology of Greece - Part II, Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, volume 45, paper 99.

Reynaud J.-Y., Ferrandini M., Ferrandini J., Santiago M., Thinon I., André J.-P., Barthet Y., Guennoc P. & Tessier B. (2013) From non-tidal shelf to tide-dominated strait : The Miocene Bonifacio Basin, Southern Corsica. Sedimentology, 60:599-623

Clerc C., Lagabrielle Y., Neumaier M., Reynaud J.-Y. & de Saint-Blanquat M. (2013) Reply to Debroas et al.’s comment. Bull. Soc. géol. Fr., 184 : 631-632

Clerc C., Lagabrielle Y., Neumaier M., Reynaud J.-Y. & de Saint-Blanquat M. (2012) Exhumation of subcontinental mantle rocks : evidence from ultramafic-bearing clastic deposits nearby the Lherz peridotite body, French Pyrenees. Bull. Soc. géol. Fr., 183 : 443-459

Reynaud J.-Y, Vennin E., Parize O., Rubino J.-L. (2012) Incised valleys and tidal seaways : the example of the Miocene Uzès-Castillon Basin, SE France. Bull. Soc. géol. Fr., 183 : 471-486

Reynaud J.-Y. & James N.P.J. (2012) The Miocene Sommieres Basin, SE France : bioclastic carbonates in a tide-dominated depositional system. Sedimentary Geology, 282 : 360-373.

Musial G., Labourdette R., Franco J. & Reynaud J.-Y. (2012) Modeling of a tide-influenced point-bar heterogeneity distribution and Impacts on steam-assisted gravity drainage production : Example from Steepbank River, McMurray Formation, Canada, in F. J. Hein, D. Leckie, S. Larter, and J. Suter, eds., Heavy-oil and oil-sand petroleum systems in Alberta and beyond : AAPG Studies in Geology 64, p. 1 – 20.

Musial G., Reynaud J.-Y., Gingras M.K., Féniès H., Labourdette R. & Parize O. (2012) Subsurface and outcrop characterization of large tidally influenced point bars of the Cretaceous McMurray Formation (Alberta, Canada). Sedimentary Geology, 279, 156-172

Reynaud J.-Y. & Dalrymple R.W. (2012). Shallow-marine tidal deposits. In : Davis R. & Dalrymple R.W, Principles of Tidal Sedimentology. Springer. pp. 335-369

André, J.-P., Barthet, Y., Ferrandini, M., Reynaud, J.-Y. and Tessier, B. (2011) The Bonifacio Formation (Miocene of Corsica) : Transition from a wave- to tide-dominated coastal system in mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments. Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr., 182, 221-230.

Leroy P., Gracia-Garay C., Guennoc P., Bourillet J.-F., Reynaud J.-Y., Thinon I., Kervean P., Paquet F., Menier D. & Bulois C. (2011) Cenozoic tectonics of the Western Approaches Channel basins and its control of local drainage systems. Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr., 182:451-464.

Ferrière J., Chanier F., Reynaud J.-Y., Pavlopoulos A., Ditbangjong P., Migiros G., Coutand I., Stais A. & Bailleul J. (2011) Tectonic control of the Meteora conglomeratic formations (Mesohellenic basin, Greece). Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr., 182:437-450.

Chaumillon E., Tessier B. & Reynaud J.-Y. (2010) Stratigraphic records and variability of incised valleys and estuaries along French coasts. Bull. Soc. géol. Fr., 181:75-85.

Menier D., Reynaud J.-Y., Proust J.-N., Guillocheau F., Guennoc P., Bonnet S., Tessier B. & Goubert E., 2006. Basement control on shaping and infilling of valleys incised at the southern coast of Brittany, France, in Incised-valleys in time and space, ed. by Dalrymple R., Leckie D., & Tillman R., SEPM Spec. Publ n°85., pp. 37-55.

Reynaud J.-Y., Dalrymple R.W., Vennin E., Parize O., Besson D. & Rubino J.-L., 2006. Topographic controls on producing and depositing tidal cool-water carbonates, Uzès basin, SE France. J. Sed. Res., 76, 117-130.

Besson D., Parize O., Rubino J.-L., Aguilar J.-P., Aubry M.-P., Beaudoin B., Berggren W.A., Clauzon G., Crumeyrolle P., Dexcoté Y., Fiet N., Iaccarino S., Jimenez-Moreno G., Laporte-Galaa C., Michaux J., von Salis K., Suc J.-P., Reynaud J.-Y. & Wernli R., 2005. Un réseau fluviatile d’âge Burdigalien terminal dans le Sud-Est de la France : remplissage, extension, âge, implications. C. R. Géoscience, 337, 1045-1054.

Ferrière J., Reynaud J.-Y., Pavlopoulos A., Bonneau M., Migiros G., Chanier F., Proust J.-N. & Gardin S., 2004. Geologic evolution and Geodynamic controls on the Tertiary Intramontane Piggyback Meso-Hellenic Basin, Greece. Bull. Soc. Geol. France, 175, 4, 361-381.

Moretti I., Lykousis V., Sakellariou D., Reynaud J.-Y., Benziane B. & Prinzhoffer A., 2004. Subsidence rate in the Gulf of Corinth : what we learn from the long piston coring. C. R. Geoscience,336, 291-299.

Bourillet J.-F., Reynaud J.-Y., Baltzer A. & Zaragosi S., 2003. The “Fleuve Manche” : the sub-marine sedimentary features from the outer shelf to the deep-sea fans. J. Quat. Res. 18 (3-4), 361-391.

Reynaud J.-Y., Tessier B., Auffret J.-P., Berné S., De Batist M., Marsset T. & Walker P., 2003. The offshore sedimentary cover of the English Channel and its northern and western Approaches. J. Quat. Res. 18 (3-4), 261-282.

De Wever P., Guillocheau F., Reynaud J.-Y., Vennin E., Robin C., Cornee A. & Rouby D. 2002. Deux siecles de stratigraphie dans le bassin de Paris. C.R. Paleovol 1 (2002) 399-414.

Marsset T., Tessier B., Reynaud, J.-Y., De Batist M. & Plagnol C., 1999. The Celtic Banks : an example of sand body analysis from very high-resolution seismic data. Mar. Geol., 158, 89-109.

Reynaud J.-Y., Tessier B., Proust J-N., Dalrymple, R.W., Bourillet, J-F., De Batist M., Lericolais G., Berné S. & Marsset T., 1999 Architecture and sequence stratigraphy of a late Neogene incised valley at the shelf margin, Southern Celtic Sea. J. Sed. Res., 69 (2), 351-364.

Reynaud J.-Y., Tessier B., Proust J-N., Dalrymple, R.W., Marsset T., De Batist M., Bourillet J-F. & Lericolais G., 1999. Eustatic and hydrodynamic controls on the architecture of a deep shelf sand bank (Celtic Sea). Sedimentology, 46, 703-721.

Reynaud J.-Y., Rage A., Tessier B., Néraudeau D., Bracini E., Carriol R.-P., Clet-Pellerin M., Moullade M. & Lericolais G., 1999. Importations et remaniements de faunes dans les sables de la plate-forme profonde des Approches Occidentales de la Manche. Oceanol. Acta, 22 (4), 381-396 .

Reynaud J.-Y., Tessier B., Berné S., Chamley H. & De Batist M., 1999. Tide and wave dynamics on a sand bank from the deep shelf of the Western Channel Approaches. Mar. Geol., 161 (2-4), 339-359.

Ferrière J., Reynaud J.-Y., Proust J-N., Bonneau M., Pavlopoulos A., Migiros G. & Houzé A., 1998. Initiation de la sédimentation dans un bassin molassique de type piggy-back : le Sillon Méso-Hellénique. C. R. Acad Sci. Paris, Sci. Terr. et Plan., 326, 567-574.

Berné S., Marsset T., Lericolais G., Bourillet J.-F., de Batist M., Reynaud J.-Y. & Tessier B. (1997) Origin of some offshore sand bodies around France. Geo-Eco-Marina, 2, 57-76.

Cortijo E., Reynaud J.-Y., Labeyrie L., Paillard D., Lehman B., Cremer M. & Grousset F., 1995. Etude de la variabilité climatique à haute résolution dans des sédiments de l’Atlantique Nord. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 321 (IIa), 231-238.

Reynaud J.-Y., Tessier B., Proust J.-N., Lericolais G., Marsset T., Berné S. & Chamley H., 1995. Apports de la sismique très haute résolution à l’interprétation génétique d’un banc sableux de la Mer Celtique. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 320 (IIa), 125-132.