Accueil > Annuaire


Alain Trentesaux

par Valérie PLOUVIN - publié le , mis à jour le

Professeur des Universités

Adresse Contact
Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies Tél : 03 20 43 49 15
Bâtiment SN5 Fax : 03 20 43 49 10
59655 Villeneuve d’Asq Cedex France Email :

Sedimentology, coastal processes, marine geology

Research topics

- Continental shelf geology

- Coastal dynamics

- Estuarine evolution

- Coastal sedimentology


1993 : PhD, with European label in Sedimentary Geology and Geochemistry. Université de Lille 1

2005 : HDR in Université de Lille 1.


First year of Master of « Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes, Environnement. »
2 specialities in 2nd year :
Géologie des bassins sédimentaires (GEOBAS)
Paléontologie-Paléoclimatologie (PALEO)

Publication and production

Overview of production :

In referred international journals : 40
In less-spread journals : more than 50
Books or book parts : 4
Poster and oral presentations in conferences : more than 120


Garcia-Moreno, D., … Trentesaux, A. (2015) Fault activity in the Epicentral area of the 1580 Dover-Strait/Pas-de-Calais earthquake (North-Western Europe). Geophysical Journal International. GJI-S-14-0118.R2


Delaine, M., Armynot-du-Châtelet, E., Bout, V., Goubert, E., Le Cadre, V., Recourt, P., Trentesaux, A. & Arthuis, R., (2014) Multiproxy approach for Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions from microorganisms (testate amoebae and foraminifera) and sediment analyses : the infilling of the Loire Valley in Nantes (France). The Holocene. In Press.

El Albani, A., Bengtson, S., Canfield, D.E., Riboulleau, A., Rollion-Bard, C., Macchiarelli, R., Ngombi Pemba, L., Hammarlund, E., Meunier, A., Moubija Mouele, I., Benzerara, K., Bernard, S., Boulvais, P., Chaussidon, M., Cesari, C., Fontaine, C., Fru, E.C., Garcia Ruiz, J.M., Gauthier-Lafaye, F., Mazurier, A., Pierson-Wickmann, A.C., Rouxel, O., Trentesaux, A., Vecoli, M., Versteegh, G., White, L., Whitehouse, M. & Bekker, A. (2014) The 2.1 Ga Old Francevillian Biota : Biogenicity, Taphonomy and Biodiversity. PLOS One. June 25, 2014. Online. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099438

Rowberry, M. D., Battiau-Queney, Y., Walsh, P., BLazejowski, B., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Trentesaux, A., Krizova, L., Griffiths, H. (2014) The weathered Carboniferous limestone at Bullslaughter Bay, South Wales : the first example of ghost-rock recorded in the British Isles. Geologica Belgica, (1, 7), 33-42. Impact factor 2012 : 1,047.

Leroy, P., Sahabi, M., Maad, N., Rabineau, M., Gutscher, M.-A., Babonneau, N., van Vliet Lanoë, B., Ait Brahim, L., M’Hhammdi, N., Trentesaux, A., Dakki, M. & Hssain, M. (2014) 3D architecture of Quaternary sediment along the NW Atlantic Moroccan Rharb continental shelf : a stratal pattern under the dual control of tectonics and climatic variations. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 29, 129-142.


Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Coccioni, R., Frontalini, F., Guillot, F., Kaminski, M.A., Recourt, P., Riboulleau, A., Trentesaux, A., Tribovillard, N. and Ventalon, S. (2013) Environmental control on shell structure and composition of agglutinated foraminifera along a proximal-distal transect in the Marmara Sea. Marine Geology, 335, 114-128.


Tribovillard, N., Sansjofre, P, Ader, M., Trentesaux, A., Averbuch, O. & Barbecot, F. (2012) Early diagenetic carbonate bed formation at the sediment-water interface triggered by synsedimentary faults. Chemical Geology, 300-301, 1-13. Doi : 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.01.01.014


Debret, M. Chapron, E., Desmet, M., Rolland-Revel, M., Magand, O., Trentesaux, A., Bout-Roumazeille, V., Nomade, J. & Arnaud, F. (2010) North western Alps Holocene paleohydrology recorded by flooding activity in Lake Le Bourget, France. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29, (17-18), 2185-2200. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.05.016

Tribovillard, N., Récourt, P. & Trentesaux, A. (2010) Bacterial calcification as a possible trigger for francolite precipitation under sulfidic conditions. Comptes Rendus Géosciences 342, (1), 27-35. DOI : 10.1016/j.crte.2009.10.007


Marion, C., Anthony, E. J. & Trentesaux, A. (2009) Short-term (<= 2 yrs) estuarine mudflat and saltmarsh sedimentation : high-resolution data from ultrasonic altimetry, Rod Surface-Elevation Table, and filter traps. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 83 (4), 475-484. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecss.2009.03.039


Boulay, S., Colin, C. & Trentesaux, A. (2008) Sedimentary proxies of the sea-level and Southeast Asian monsoon variations in the South China Sea over the last 450 kys. Comptes Rendus Géosciences IIa, 340 (6), 367-378. DOI : 10.1016/j.crte.2008.03.002


Bout-Roumazeilles, V. & Trentesaux, A., (2007) Sedimentologic Analysis of Cores Recovered from the RV Marion Dufresne Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, 2–18 July 2002. In Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., and Paull, C.K., eds., IMAGES VIII/PAGE 127 Gas Hydrate and Paleoclimate Cruise on the RV Marion Dufresne in the Gulf of Mexico, 2-18 July 2002 : U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1358, one DVD, online at

Debret, M., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Grousset, F., Desmet, M., McManus, J. F., Massei, N., Sebag, D., Petit, J. -R., Copard, Y. & Trentesaux, A., (2007) The origin of the 1500-year climate cycles in Holocene North-Atlantic records. Climate of the Past, 3 (4), 569-575.

Liu, Z.-X., Berné, S., Y., Yu, H., Trentesaux, A., Uehara, K., Yin, P., Liu, J.-P., Hu, G. & Wang, X., (2007) Internal architecture and mobility of tidal sand ridges in the East China Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 27 : 1820-1834. DOI : 10.1016/j.csr.2007.03.002

Liu, Z., Colin, C., Huang, W., Chen, Z., Trentesaux, A. & Chen, J., (2007) Clay mineral in surface sediments of the Pearl River drainage basin and their contribution to the South China Sea. Chinese Science Bulletin, 52(8) : 1101-1111. DOI : 10.1007/s11434-007-0161-9

Liu, Z., Colin, C., Huang, W., Le, K.P., Tong, S., Chen, Z. & Trentesaux, A., (2007) Climatic and tectonic controls on weathering in south China and Indochina Peninsula : Clay mineralogical and geochemical investigations from the Pearl, Red, and Mekong drainage basins. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8(5) : 1-18. DOI : 10.1029/2006GC001490

Boulay S., Colin C., Trentesaux A., Clain S., Liu Z., & Lauer-Leredde C., (2007) Sedimentary responses to the Pleistocene climatic variations recorded in the South China Sea. Quaternary Research. 68 (1), 162-172. DOI : 10.1016/j.yqres.2007.03.004