Ms Camille Dusseaux
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Ms Camille Dusseaux

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

PhD Student in Structural Geology

Qualifications

EDUCATION

01/2016-today     PhD degree in Structural Geology     University of Plymouth, England

09/2013-06/2015     Master's Degree in Exploration and Reservoirs Geology     University of Montpellier, France

05/2013-06/2013     Course in Earthquake engineering and engineering seismology     Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, Iceland

09/2009-05/2013     Bachelor's Degree in Geosciences (Earth and Environment)     University of Lille 1, France

INTERNSHIPS

02-06/2015     Anatectic melt distribution within a segment of Archean continental crust     Montpellier and St Etienne Universities, France

05-06/2014     Dionisos stratigraphic forward modelling of the Gulf of Guayaquil Basin     University of Lille 1, France 

07/2013     Global relationships between coastal uplift and geodynamics     University of Lille 1, France

04-05/2013     Geodynamic, tectonic and gravimetric analysis of the Talara Basin     University of Lille 1, France

Field experience (*Field guide)

PhD
2017 - Goldschmidt Conference fieldtrip, South Armorican Shear Zone, France (3 days)*
2017 - Structural fieldwork in the Montagne Noire, France (2 days)
2017 - Mapping project, Montagne Noire, France (4 days)*
2017 - Structural fieldwork in the Massif Central , France (4 days)
2016 - UNESCO Geoparks Conference fieldtrip, Torbay, UK (2 days)*
2016 - The Variscan belt: correlations and plate dynamics, Galicia, Spain (5 days)
2016 - Mapping project, Montagne Noire, France (5 days)*
2016 - Structural fieldwork around the South Armorican Shear Zone, France (8 days)

MSc
2015 - Structural analysis of anatectic liquids, Limpopo Belt, South Africa (3 weeks)
2014 - Faulted and fractured reservoirs, South of France (2 days) 
2014 - Structural control of gold mineralization in the Cévennes area, France (2 days) 
2014 - Economic geology (fieldtrips and Symposium), Romania (7 days) 
2014 - Structural geology and sedimentology, Pyrenees, Spain (8 days) 
2014 - Economic geology (fieldtrip and mines visits), Anti-Atlas, Morocco (8 days) 
2014 - Sequence stratigraphy, Cassis, France (7 days)
2013 - Analysis of the Lodève Basin and sedimentology, Hérault, France (8 days)
2013 - Tectonic analysis, Montagne Noire, France (6 days) 

BSc
2013 - Geological mapping, Jura, France (10 days)
2012 - Geological mapping, Ardennes, France (6 days)
2012 -  Mineralogy and magmatism, Vosges, France (5 days)

Teaching interests

Demonstrating: 120h of practicals and 40h of fieldwork teaching per year.

  • Stage 1
GEOL1005     Geological Maps and Structural Geology (30h in 2016 + 36h in 2017)
GEOL1004     Palaeontology and Stratigraphy (4h)
GEOL1003     Geosystems (4h)

  • Stage 2
GEOL2005     Structural and Metamorphic Geology (31h in 2016 + 20h in 2017)
GEOL2002     Structures, Magmas and Volcanoes (22h)
GEOL2003     Geospatial techniques (20h)
GEOL2004     Stratigraphy and Earth History (2h)

  • Stage 3

GEOL3003     Geophysics (2h)

Independent mapping projects, South of France (Montagne noire) (5 days per year)

Research interests

PhD project

Stable Isotope paleoaltimetry reconstruction of the Variscan belt of Western Europe

The aim is to quantify the spatial and temporal topographic evolution of the Variscan Belt of Western Europe.
The method is based on a technique that recovers the isotopic composition of ancient meteoric water that scales with elevation.
Therefore, the main task is to find ancient rainfall trapped in quartz veins and detachment zones, that will be studied using stable isotope geochemistry on fluid inclusions and hydrous silicates.

Supervisors: Aude Gebelin and Stephen Grimes.


Conferences organised

CRES Research Conference 2016 - Showcasing Earth Sciences at Plymouth University (November 2016)

Conference fieldtrips

2017 - Organiser/fieldtrip guide for the fieldtrip "The South Armorican Shear Zone: exhumation of migmatites, emplacement of syntectonic granites and fluid-rock interaction"
Goldschmidt International Conference 2017

2016 - Fieldtrip guide for the fieldtrip "Geopark stories" in the English Riviera UNESCO global Geopark
7th Internationnal Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks


Helping in the supervision of undergraduate students

2017 - RICHAUD Romain (BSc thesis - 4 months) - Application of the Ti-in-Ms geothermometer and hydrous silicates stable isotope from Variscan detachment detachment zones

2016 - WEBSTER Timothy (BSc volunteer internship - 2 months) - Hydrous silicates stable isotopes in the Southern Armorican Massif

2016 - COURTNAGE James (MGeol thesis - 5 months) - Fluid-rock interaction and microstructure development of a Variscan detachment shear zone (Argentat Fault, French Massif Central)


Grants & contracts

2017- Awarded £200 to attend the Goldschmidt conference by Plymouth Doctoral Training Centre for Earth and Environmental Sciences.


2016 - Awarded about £50,000 for a PhD studentship entitled "Stable Isotope paleoaltimetry reconstruction of the Variscan belt of Western Europe" by the Graduate School of the Univeristy of Plymouth



Journal paper

Vezinet, A., Moyen, J. F., Stevens, G., Laurent, O., Nicoli, G., Chauvet A., Alkmim A. R., Frei, D. Dusséaux, C. (2016) Long-lived, cryptic crustal differentiation and the origin of composite grey gneiss complexes: an example from the Northern Kaapvaal craton. Submitted to Precambrian research.

Conference papers

Dusséaux C., Gébelin A., Boulvais P., Dubois M., Gardien V., Grimes S., Mulch A. (2017) Deep penetration of meteoric water in Variscan ductile shear zones. Goldschmidt abstracts - Crustal differentiation and specialization - Aqueous Fluids in the Crust, Paris, France

Dusséaux C., Gébelin A., Boulvais P., Gardien V., Mulch A., Grimes S., Dubois M. (2016) How high was the Armorican Massif 300 million years ago? Earth Sciences Research Conference, Plymouth, UK.

Boulvais, P., Tartèse, R., Poujol, M., Boiron, M.-C., Ruffet, G., Branquet, Y., Gébelin, A., Dusséaux, C. (2016) Exhumation des migmatites et infiltration d'eaux météoriques : le domaine hercynien sud-armoricain. Réunion des Sciences de la terre (RST), Caen, France.

Boulvais, P., Tartèse, R., Poujol, M., Boiron, M.-C., Ruffet, G., Branquet, Y., Gébelin, A., Dusséaux, C. (2016) Fluids in the South Armorican Shear Zone, France. Goldschmidt abstracts - Integrated Fault Zone Investigations - Constraining Timing of Deformation Zones, Yokohama, Japan.

Moyen, J.-F., Harris,   L.B.,  Vézinet, A., Chauvet, A.,  Dusséaux, C., Nicoli, G., Laurent, O.,  Stevens, G. (2016) Anatomy and construction of the northern Kaapvaal Craton. Annual Igneous & Metamorphic Studies Group (IMSG) conference, Windstone, South Africa.

Talks

2016 - Plymouth University. How high was the Armorican Massif 300 million years ago?
2016 - Plymouth University. How high was the Variscan Belt of Western Europe 300 million years ago?