Ms Camille Dusseaux
Profiles

Ms Camille Dusseaux

Teaching and Support Assistant

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

Role

PhD Student in Structural Geology

Qualifications

EDUCATION

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

                              Thesis: Stable isotope paleoaltimetry of the Variscan Belt of Western Europe


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

                              Thesis: Anatectic liquid distribution within a segment of Archean continental crust (Universities of Montpellier and Jean Monnet-Saint-Etienne, France)

                              Internship: Dionisos stratigraphic forward modelling of the Gulf of Guayaquil Basin (University of Lille 1, France)


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


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

                                Thesis: Geodynamic, tectonic and gravimetric analysis of the Talara Basin (University of Lille 1, France)

                                Internship: Global relationships between coastal uplift and geodynamics (University of Lille 1, France)



Field experience (*Field guide)

PhD
2018 - Tectonic and metamorphic history of the Armorican detachments (2 days)
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

I really enjoy teaching structural and metamorphic geology, as well as geological mapping and cross-sections during the practicals, but better in the field!

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

  • Foundation year

GLY007        Foundation year fieldtrip in Bovisand and Mountbatten (1 day in 2018)

  • Stage 1
GEOL1005     Geological Maps and Structural Geology (30h in 2016 + 36h in 2017 +32h in 2018)
GEOL1004     Palaeontology and Stratigraphy (4h)
GEOL1003     Geosystems (4h+2h)
GEOL1002     Earth Materials (2h)

  • Stage 2
GEOL2005     Structural and Metamorphic Geology (31h in 2016 + 20h in 2017 + 12h in 2018)
GEOL2002     Structures, Magmas and Volcanoes (22h in 2016 + 12h in 2017)
GEOL2003     Geospatial techniques (20h in 2016 + 34h in 2017)
GEOL2004     Stratigraphy and Earth History (2h+4h)

  • Stage 3

GEOL3003     Geophysics (2h)

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

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

Research interests


Ph.D. in structural geology and geochemistry                            University of Plymouth, UK

 

Thesis: Stable isotope paleoaltimetry of the Variscan Belt of Western Europe

  

Aim: Quantify the topographic evolution of the Variscan Belt of Western Europe

Objectives: Recover the isotopic composition of ancient rainfall by studying fossil hydrothermal systems in the internal (Armorican Massif and Massif Central) and external (Montagne Noire) zones of the Variscan Belt of Western Europe

Methods:

·      Hydrogen isotope geochemistry         Joint Goethe university/BiK-F, Frankfurt, Germany

·      Structural and microstructural analysis (including EBSD)         Univ. of Montpellier, France

·      Geochronology: - U/Pb (La-ICP-MS) on monazite         University of Portsmouth, UK

                                     - Ar/Ar (mineral separation)          University of Rennes 1, France

·      Chemical analysis (microprobe)         University of Montpellier, France

·      Fluid inclusions: structural analysis and microthermometry      Univ. of Lille 1, France

Director of studies: Aude Gébelin

Internal collaboration: Stephen Grimes

Main external collaborations: P. Boulvais (University of Rennes 1, France), A. Mulch (Joint Goethe university/BiK-F, Germany)










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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


Grants & contracts

2018- Awarded 200€ to attend the Reunion des Sciences de la Terre conference by the Societe Geologique de France.

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 University of Plymouth

Journal papers

Dusséaux C., Gébelin A., Boulvais P., Gardien V., Grimes S., Mulch A. (in review) Meteoric fluid-rock interaction in Variscan shear zones. Geology.

Vezinet, A., Moyen, J. F., Stevens, G., Laurent, O., Nicoli, G., Chauvet A., Alkmin A. R., Dusséaux, C. (submitted) Tracking the stabilisation of the Archean continental crust: from field investigations to accessory mineral isotopy approaches. Lithos.


Conference presentations

Dusséaux C. Study of hydrothermal systems and its use as a paleoaltimeter. Earth sciences research seminar, Plymouth, UK (oral)

Dusséaux C., Gébelin A., Boulvais P., Dubois M., Gardien V., Grimes S., Mulch A. (2018) Meteoric fluid-rock interaction in Variscan ductile shear zones. Tectonic and Metemorphic Studies Groups (TSG-MSG) Joint Conference, Fluid flow in the lithosphere, Plymouth, UK (poster)

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 (oral)

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 (oral)

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.