Alain Trentesaux

Professeur des universités - Sciences de la Terre - Sédimentologie

Alain Trentesaux

Professeur des universités - Sciences de la Terre - Sédimentologie


Publications de rang A

PhD students under my superision are also indicated in bold.

60- Battiau-Queney, Y., Préat, A., Trentesaux, A., Recourt, P. Bou-Roumazeilles, V. 2020. Late Mississippian limestone sedimentary environment in southern Pembrokeshire (Bullslaughter Bay, Wales): evidence of meteoric diagenesis and hypersaline features. Geological Magazine. DOI:

59-Francescangeli, F., Quijada, M., Armynot-du-Châtelet, E., Fontalini, F., Trentesaux, A. Billon, G. Bouchet, V.M.P., 2020. Multidisciplinary study to monitor consequences of pollution on intertidal benthic ecosystems (Hauts de France, English Channel, France): comparison with natural areas. Marine Environmental Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105034

58-Garcia Moreno, D., Gupta, S., Collier, J., Oggioni, F., Vanneste, K., Trentesaux, A., Verbeeck, K., Versteeg, W., Jomard H., Camelbeeck, T., De Batist, M. 2018. Middle–Late Pleistocene landscape evolution of the Dover Strait inferred from buried and submerged erosional landforms. Quaternary Science Reviews.

57-Aubineau, J., El Albani, A., Chi Fru, E., Giingras, M., Batonneau, Y., Buatois, L.A., Geffroy, C., Labanowski, J., Laforest, C., Lemée, L., Mángano, M.G., Meunier, A., Pierson-Wickmann, A.-C., Recourt, P., Riboulleau, A., Trentesaux, A., Konhauser, K.O., 2018. Unusual microbial mat-related structural duiversity 2.1 billion years ago and implications for the Francevillian biota. Geobiology. 16 (5), 476-497.

56-Hatem, E., Tribovillard, N., Averbuch, O., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Trentesaux, A., Deconinck, J.-F., Baudin, F., Adatte, T. 2017. Small-scaled lateral variations of an organic-rich formation in a ramp-type depositional environment (the Late Jurassic of the Boulonnais, France): impact of the clastic supply. Bulletin de la Société géologique de France, 188 (5) 31.

55bis-Reynaud, J.Y., Trentesaux, A., El Albani, A., Aubineau, J., Ngombi-Pemba, L., Guiyeligou, G., Bouton, P., Gauthier-Lafaye, F. and Weber, F. (2019) reply to the Discussion by B. Pratt on “Depositional setting of the 2.1 Ga Francevillian macrobiota (Gabon): Rapid mud settling in a shallow basin swept by high-density sand flows.”  Sedimentology, 66 (2), 777-779.

55-Reynaud, J.Y., Trentesaux, A., El Albani, A., Aubineau, J., Ngombi-Pemba, L., Guiyeligou, G., Bouton, P., Gauthier-Lafaye, F., Weber, F. (2017) Depositional setting of the 2.1 Ga Francevillian macrobiota (Gabon): Rapid mud settling in a shallow basin swept by high-density sand flows. Sedimentology, 65(3), 670-701. Doi: 10.1111/sed.12398

54-Lekele Baghekema S.G., Lepot K., Riboulleau A., Fadel A., Trentesaux A., El Albani A. (2017) Nanoscale analysis of preservation of ca. 2.1 Ga old Francevillian microfossils, Gabon. Precarch, 301:1-18.

53-Francescangeli F., Bouchet V.M.P., Trentesaux A., Armynot du Chatelet E. (2017) Does elevation matter ? Living foraminiferal distribution in a hyper tidal salt marsh (Canche Estuary, Northern France). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 194:192-204. hal 01572021.

52-Gupta, S., Collier, J.S., Garcia-Moreno, D., Oggioni, F., Trentesaux, A., Vanneste, K., De Batist, M., Camelbeek, T., Potter, G., Van-Vliet-Lanöe, B., Arthur, J.C.R. (2017). Two-stage opening of the Dover Strait and the origin of ‘island’ Britain. Nature Communications, Article Number 15101. Doi:10.1038/ncoms15101.

51-Onanga Mavotchy N., El Albani A., Trentesaux A., Fontaine C., Pierson-Wickmann A.-C., Boulvais P., Riboulleau A., Ngombi Pemba L., Pambo F., Gauthier-Lafaye F. (2016) The role of the early diagenetic dolomitic concretions in the preservation of the 2.1 Ga paeolenvironmental signal : Paleoproterozoic of the Franceville Basin, Gabon. Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 348, 8, 609-618.

50-Francescangeli, F., Armynot du Chatelet, E., Billon, G., Trentesaux, A., Bouchet, V. M. P. (2016) Palaeo-ecological quality status based on foraminifera of Boulogne-sur-Mer harbour (Pas-de-Calais, Northeastern France) over the last 200 years. Marine Environmental Research,117, 32-43.

49-Margotta, J., Trentesaux, A., Tribovillard, N. (2016) Tidally-modulated infilling of a large coastal plain during the Holocene; the case of the French Flemish Coastal plain. In Tessier, B. and Reynaud, J.-Y. (Eds). Contributions to Modern and Ancient Tidal Sedimentology: Proceedings of the Tidalites 2012 Conference, 243-260. Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781119218395.ch14

48-Armynot du Châtelet, A., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Coccioni, R., Frontalini, F., Francescangeli, F., Margaritelli, G., Rettori, R., Spagnoli, F., Semprucci, F., Trentesaux, A., Tribovillard, N. (2016) Environmental control on a land-sea transitional setting: integrated sedimentological, geochemical and faunal approaches. Environmental Earth Sciences (2016), 73:123. doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4957-7.

47-M’Hammdi, N., Medina, F., Trentesaux, A., Font, E., Belkhayat, Z. & Geawhari, M.-A. (2015) Sedimentary evidence of palaeo-tsunami deposits along the Loukkos estuary (Moroccan Atlantic Coast). Journal of Tsunami Society International, 34(2): 83-100. ISSN 8755-6839.

46-Collier, J.S., Oggioni, F., Gupta, S., Garcia-Moreno, D., Trentesaux, A., de Batist M. (2015) Streamlined islands and the English Channel megaflood hypothesis. Global and Planetary Change, 135, 190-206. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.11.004

45-Delaine M., Armynot du Châtelet E., Bout-Roumazeilles V., Goubert E., Le Cadre V., Recourt P., Trentesaux A., Arthuis R. (2015) 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,25(3):407-420. DOI:

44-Tribovillard, N., Hatem, E., Averbuch, O., Barbecot, F., Bout-Roumazeilles, V.,Trentesaux, A. (2015) Iron availability as a dominant control on the primary composition and diagenetic overprint of organic-matter-rich rocks. Chemical Geology, 401, 67-82.hal 01140047

43-Garcia-Moreno, D., Verbeek, K., Camelbeek, T., De Batist, M., Oggioni, F., Zurita Hurtado, O., Versteeg, W., Jomard, H., Collier, J., Gupta, S., Trentesaux, A., Vanneste, K. (2015). Fault activity in the Epicentral area of the 1580 Dover-Strait/Pas-de-Calais earthquake (North-Western Europe). Geophysical Journal International 201(2) :528-542.

42-Leroy, P., Sahabi, M., Maad, N., Rabineau, M., Gutscher, M.-A., Babonneau, N., van Vliet Lanoë, B., Ait Brahim, L., M'Hammdi, 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.

41-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, 17 (1), 33-42. Impact factor 2012: 1,047.

40-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

39-Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Coccioni, R., Frontalini, F., Guillot, F., Kaminski, M.A., Recourt, P., Riboulleau, A., Trentesaux, A., Tribovillard, N., Ventalon, S. (2013) Environmental control on shell structure and composition of agglutinated foraminifera along a proximal-distal transect in the Marmara Sea. Marine Geology335, 114-128.

38-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

37-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

36-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

35-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

34-Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Riboulleau, A., Trentesaux, A. 2009. Sediment (grain size and clay mineralogy) and organic matter quality control on living benthic foraminifera. Revue de micropaléontologie (2008), 52, 75-84.

33-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

32-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

31-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, Discussion, 3(2), 679-692.

31bis-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.

30-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

29-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

28-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

27-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

26-Liu, Z., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., 2006. Major element geochemistry of glass shards and minerals of the Youngest Toba Tephra in the southwestern South China Sea. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 27, 99-107.DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2005.02.003

25-Boulay, S., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Franck, N. & Liu, Z.-F., 2005. Sediment sources and East Asian monsoon intensity over the last 450 ky. Mineralogical and geochemical investigations on South China Sea sediments. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 228, 260-277.DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.06.005

24-Liu, Z.-F., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., 2005. Application of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in quantitative mineralogy of the South China Sea: Example of core MD01-2393. Diqiu Kexue – Zhongguo Dishi Daxue Xuebao/Earth Sicience – Journal of China University of Geosciences.30 (1), pp. 25-30

23-Liu, Z.-F., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Blamart, D., Bassinot, F., Siani, G., 2005. Late quaternary weathering and erosion of the eastern Tibetan Plateau and the Mekong Basin and the East Asian monsoon evolution recorded by sediments from the South China Sea. Bulletin of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 24(1), 30-38.

22-Liu, Z.-F., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Siani, G., Frank, N., Blamart, D., Segueni, F., 2005. Late Quaternary climatic control on erosion and weathering in the eastern ibetan Plateau and the Mekong Basin. Quaternary Research, 63, 316-328. DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2005.02.005

21-Liu, Z.-F., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Blamart, D., Bassinot, F., Siani, G. and Sicre M.-A., 2004. Erosional history of the eastern Tibetan Plateau since 190 kyr ago: clay mineralogical and geochemical investigation from the southwestern South China Sea. Marine Geology, 209, 1-4. 1-18.

20-Liu, Z.-F., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Blamart, D., 2005. Clay mineral records of East Asian monsoon evolution during late Quaternary in the southern South China Sea. Science in China (Series D), 48 (1), 84-92.DOI: 10.1360/03yd0091

19-Tribovillard, N., Trentesaux, A., Ramdani, A., Baudin, F., Riboulleau, A., 2004. Contrôles de l'accumulation de matière organique dans la Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Jurassique supérieur, Yorkshire, G.B.) et son équivalent latéral du Boulonnais : l'apport des éléments traces métalliques. Bull. Soc. Géol. Fr., 175/5, 491-506.

18-Tribovillard, N., Ramdani, A., Trentesaux, A., 2004. Controls on organic accumulation in Upper Jurassic shales of Northwestern Europe as inferred from trace-metal geochemistry. In Harris, N. (ed.) The deposition of Organic-Carbon-Rich Sediments: Models, Mechanisms, and Consequences. SEPM Spec. Public. 82, 145-164. DOI: 10.2110/pec.05.82.0145

17-Le Bot, S.Trentesaux, A., 2004. Types of internal structure and external morphology of submarine dunes under the influence of tidal and wind-driven processes (Dover Strait, northern France). Marine Geology, 211, 1-2, 143-168.

16-Liu, Z.X., Yin, P., Xiong, Y., Berné, S., Trentesaux, A., Li, C., 2003. Quaternary transgressive and regressive depositional sequences in the East China Sea. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48 Supp.: 81-87.

15-Liu, Z., C. Wang, A. Trentesaux, X. Zhao, H. Yi, X. Hu, W. Jin, 2003. Paleoclimate Changes during the Early Oligocene in the Hoh Xil Region, Northern Tibetan Plateau,Acta Geologica Sinica, 77, 504-513.

14-Boulay, S., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Pluquet, F., Bertaux, J., Blamart, D., Bühring, C., Wang, P., 2003. Mineralogy and sedimentology on Pleistocene sediment in the South China Sea (ODP Site 1144). ODP Scientific Results, Vol. 184. College Station, TX. DOI: 10.2973/

13-Liu, Z., Trentesaux,A., Clemens, S. C., Colin, C., Wang, P., Huang, B., Boulay, S.2003. Clay mineral assemblages in the northern South China Sea: implications for East Asian monsoon evolution over the past 2 million years. Marine Geology, 201, 133-146.

12-Trentesaux, A., Liu, Z., Colin, C., Boulay, S., Wang, P., 2003. Pleistocene paleoclimatic cyclicity of southern China : Clay mineral evidence recorded in the South China Sea (ODP Site 1146). ODP, Scientific Results, Vol. 184. College Station, TX. DOI: 10.2973/

11-Arnaud, F., Lignier, V., Revel, M., Desmet, M., Pourchet, M., Charlet, F., Trentesaux, A., Tribovillard, N. 2002. - Flood and earthquake disturbance of 210Pb geochronology (Lake Anterne, North French Alps). Terra Nova, 14(4): 225-232.

10-Berné, S., Vagner, P., Guichard, F., Lericolais, G., Liu, X., Trentesaux, A., Yin, P., Hil, H.I., 2002. Pleistocene forced regressions and tidal sand ridges in the East China Sea. Marine Geology, 188, 293-315.

9-Trentesaux, A., Recourt, P., Bout-Roumazeilles, V.,Tribovillard, N. 2001.-Carbonate grain-size distribution in hemipelagic sediments from a laser particle sizer. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 71(5), 858-862. DOI: 10.1306/2DC4096E-0E47-11D7-8643000102C1865D

8-Le Bot, S., Trentesaux, A., Garlan, T., Berné, S., Chamley, H., 2000.- Influence des tempêtes sur la mobilité des dunes tidales dans le détroit du Pas-de-Calais. Oceanologica Acta, 23(2), 129-141.

7-Tribovillard, N., Trentesaux, A., N., Trichet, J., Défarge, Ch., 2000.-Lagoonal, organic matter-rich, laninated carbonate of Orbagnoux (Jura Mountains, France): a Jurassic counterpart for present-day Kopara of Pacific Ocean atolls. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 156(3/4), 277-288.

6-Tribovillard, N., Trichet, J., Défarge, Ch., Trentesaux, A., 1999.-Jurassic lagoonal environments and quasi-abiotic platy limestone accumulation: microbial interventions. Sedimentology, 46(6), 1183-1197. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3091.1999.00272.x

5-Trentesaux, A.,Stolk, A., Berné, S., 1999.- Sedimentology and stratigraphy of a tidal sand bank in the southern North Sea. Marine Geology, 159: 253-272.

4-Trentesaux, A.,Stolk, A., Tessier, B.,Chamley, H., 1994.- Surficial sedimentology of the Middelkerke Bank (southern North Sea). Marine Geology, 121: 43-55.

3-Houthuys, R., Trentesaux, A., De Wolf, P., 1994.- Storm influences on a tidal sandbank’s surface (Middelkerke Bank, southern North Sea). Marine Geology, 121: 23-41.

2-Berné, S., Trentesaux, A.,  Stolk, A., Missiaen, T., De Batist, M., 1994.- Architecture and long term evolution of a tidal sandbank: The Middelkerke Bank (southern North Sea). Marine Geology, 121: 57-72.

1-Trentesaux, A., Berné, S., De Batist, M., Chamley, H., 1993.- Architecture interne d’un banc sableux de la Mer du Nord méridionale. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris (II), 316: 99-106.


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