Alexis Nutz

Post-doc

for «RiLakS project - Rift Lake Sedimentology», partnership between CNRS and Total Oil Company.


EXPERTISE

Sedimentary geology, facies analysis, paleoenvironments and sedimentary basins

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

-Skill: sedimentary petrology, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, quantitative geomorphology, seismic stratigraphy

-Dataset: field, remote sensing (Envi 4.3) and GIS (Global Mapper), photogrammetry, geophysic imagery, sediment cores, numerical simulation (SYMPHONIE, hydrodynamics simulation; DIONISOS, stratigraphic modeling)


CAREER

-June 2014 - July 2016 : postdoc for «RiLakS project - Rift Lake Sedimentology», partnership bewteen CNRS and Total Oil Company.

Sedimentation associated with extensional basins. Rift lake margin evolution. Modes of early rifting phase in the East African Rift System. Example of the Turkana depression (East African Rift, Kenya).
Supervizors: M. Schuster (research associate, CNRS); J-L. Rubino (Total Oil company)

- October 2010 - November 2013: PhD in Earth Sciences, option Sedimentology - University of Strasbourg.

The Saint-Jean basin deglaciation (Wisconsinian/Holocene, Québec, Canada): record of a glacio-isostatic forced regression and hydrodynamics of an enclosed wind-driven water body.  

Glacial sedimentology in intracratonic basins. Deglacial sequence. Conceptualization of sequence stratigraphy suited for glacial successions. Lake evolution and related sedimentation
Supervizors: Schuster M., Ghienne J-F.

- January 2010 - June 2010: Research project for Master degree in Earth Sciences, option Sedimentology - University of Strasbourg.

Analyse des structures circulaires dans les dépôts fini-glaciaires de l’Ordovicien supérieur du Maroc : contexte stratigraphie, genèse et implications paléo-environnementales. (Circular structures in the Late Ordovician glacial deposits of Morocco: contex, origin and paleoenvironmental implications)  

Glacial sedimentology of Hirnantian rocks. Deglacial sequence. Periglacial environment.  
Supervizor: Ghienne J-F.

 

FIELD EXPERIENCES

2016 (to come): Ethiopia, Omo valley: geology of rift basin (1 month)

2015: USA, Wyoming: Eocene lake strata in foreland basin (1 week)

2014-2015: Kenya, Turkana depression: geology of rift basin (3 missions of 1 month each)

2013: Laos, Houaphan province: geology of karst system (3 weeks)  

2010-2013: Canada, Québec: geology of glacial and lacustrine systems (3 missions of 1 month each)

2012: Cambodia, Mekong river: geology of modern (GPR profiles acquisition) and ancient fluvial systems (3 weeks)

2009: Morocco, Anti-Atlas: geology of ordovician glacial and deglacial deposits (1 month)


AWARDS AND GRANTS

Octobre 2015: «Prix de Thèse GDF-Suez Yvonne Gubler 2015» biennial thesis award delivered by the scientific board of the French Association of Sedimentology (Association des sédimentologistes français)

June 2014: «Prix de la Société des amis des universités de l’académie de Strasbourg» thesis award delivered by the scientific board of the University de Strasbourg.

Octobre 2012 : selected to participate in «Lake Drilling» training course organized by the International Continental Drilling Project (ICDP) in Laboratory LacCore Minneapolis (USA)

Selected to obtain a doctoral contract from october of 2010 to november of 2013 funded by the french ministry of research


SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

-List of publication

(Submitted/in revision)

Nutz A., and Schuster M., submitted to Journal of African Earth Sciences. Evolution of Lake Turkana during the early Pleistocene: implications for paleo-environments in East Africa.

Nutz A., and Schuster M., submitted to Terra Nova. Non-linear drying of Lake Turkana at the end of the African Humid Period: an example of forced regression modulated by solar activity?  

Dietrich P., Ghienne J-F., Schuster M., Lajeunesse P., Nutz A., Deschamps R., Roquin C., and Duringer Ph. in revision for Sedimentology. Delta architecture during a glacio-isostatically-forced regression (Québec North Shore): the stratigraphic signature of a pro- to paraglacial transition.

(Accepted/in press/Published)

Nutz A., Schuster, M., Ghienne, J-F., Roquin C and Bouchette F, accepted in Journal of Paleolimnology, special publication ILIC 6. Wind-driven Waterbodies: A new category of lake within an alternative sedimentologically-based lake classification.

Nutz A., Ghienne J-F., Schuster M., Dietrich P., Roquin C., Hay M.B., Bouchette F. and Cousineau P.A., 2015. Forced regressive deposits within a deglaciation sequence: example of the Late Quaternary succession in the Saint-Jean basin (Québec, Canada), Sedimentology, 62(6), 1573-1610.

Nutz A., Schuster M., Ghienne J-F., Roquin C., Hay M.B., Rétif F., Certain R., Robin N., Raynal O., Cousineau P.A., SIROCCO Team and Bouchette F., 2015. Wind-driven bottom currents and related sedimentary bodies in Lake Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada), Geological Society of America bulletin, 127, 1194-1208.

Bouchette F., Manna M., Montalvo P., Nutz A., Schuster M. et Ghienne J-F., 2014. Growth of cuspate spits. 13th International Coastal Symposium (Durban, ZA, 2014-04-13), Special Issue 70, 47-52.

Nutz A., Ghienne J-F., Schuster M., Certain R., Robin N., Roquin C., Raynal O., Bouchette F., Duringer Ph., and Cousineau P.A., 2014. Seismic-stratigraphic record of a deglaciation sequence: From the marine Laflamme Gulf to the Lake Saint-Jean (Late Quaternary, Québec Province, Canada). Boreas, 43-2, 309-329.

Nutz A., Ghienne J-F., and Storch P., 2013. Circular, cryogenic structures from the Hirnantian deglaciation sequence. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 83, 115-131.


 -Communications in congres (selection as first author)

Nutz, A., Dietrich, P., Soumahoro, V., Schuster, M., and Ghienne J-F., POSTER. Origin of the Turkwel delta trajectory (Lake Turkana, Kenya): insights from numerical modeling (DIONISOS). EGU  meeting 2016, 17-22 april 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Nutz, A., Schuster, M., Balde, A., and Rubino, J-L., POSTER. Differentiating climatic- and tectonic-controlled lake margin in rift system: example of the Plio-Quaternary Nachukui Formation,Turkana depression, Kenya. EGU  meeting 2016, 17-22 april 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Nutz, A., and Schuster, M., POSTER. Evolution of Lake Turkana level at the end of the African Humid Period. AGU Fall meeting 2015, 14-18 decembre 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Nutz, A., Schuster, M., Ghienne, J-F., Roquin, C., and Bouchette, F.,  Wind-driven Water Bodies: an alternative group of lake systems. International Limnogeology Congress 2015, 15-19 june, Reno, USA.

Nutz, A., Schuster, M., Ghienne, J-F., Roquin, C., Certain, R., Robin, N., Raynal, O., Bouchette, F. and Cousineau, P.A. Sedimentation in Lake Saint-Jean (Quebec, Canada): a record of the last deglaciation. International Limnogeology Congress 2015, 15-19 june, Reno, USA.

Nutz, A., and Schuster, M. Early Quaternary Coastal sedimentation in Lake Turkana, EARS, Kenya: toward the necessity to incorporate wave-related sedimentary constructions in rift lake depositional models. International Limnogeology Congress 2015, 15-19 june, Reno, USA.

Nutz, A., Schuster, M., Ghienne, J-F., Certain, R., Robin, N., Roquin, C., Bouchette, F., and Cousineau, P.A. First seismic survey of Lake Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada): sedimentary record of the last deglaciation. EGU meeting 2015, 13-17 avril, Vienna, Austria.

Nutz, A., Ghienne, J-F., Schuster, M., Roquin, C., Dietrich, P., Bouchette, F., and Cousineau, P.A., POSTER. Fluvio-deltaic progradation in forced regressive deglacial succession: lessons from the Lake Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada, late Quaternary). EGU meeting 2015, 13-17 avril, Vienna, Austria.

Nutz, A., Schuster, M., Ghienne, J-F., Roquin, C., Hay, M.B., Retif, F., Certain, R., Robin, N., Raynal, O., Cousineau,P.A., and Bouchette, F., POSTER. Current-Controlled Sedimentary Features into Lake Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada): a Record of Wind-driven Processes? AGU Fall meeting 2014, 15-19 decembre 2014, San Francisco, USA.

Nutz A., Ghienne J-F., Schuster M., Certain R., Robin N., Roquin C., Raynal O., Bouchette F.,  Duringer Ph. and Cousineau P. Enregistrement sismo-stratigraphique des sédiments du Lac Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada) : un exemple d’évolution sédimentaire lacustre dominée vague. 14ème Congrès Français de Sédimentologie (ASF), 4-8 novembre 2013, Paris, France. Abstract, 304.

Nutz A., Schuster M., Ghienne J-F., Bouchette F., Roquin C. and Duringer Ph. Contribution à la caractérisation des cortèges de régression forcée fini-glaciaire : exemple de la séquence de déglaciation quaternaire du Lac Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada). 14ème Congrès Français de Sédimentologie (ASF), 4-8 november 2013, Paris, France. Abstract, 305.

Nutz A. et Ghienne J-F. Structures circulaires cryogéniques hirnantiennes au Maroc : architecture stratigraphique et signification paleoclimatique. 13ème Congrès Français de Sédimentologie (ASF), 14-16 novembre 2011, Dijon, France. Abstract, 261.

- Other research activities

2 peer-reviewed papers

2 convened sessions
        European Geoscience Union 2016: SSP3.5/HS11.26
        Rivers and deltas: from their depositional processes to their stratigraphic expressions (co-organized)
        Conveners: P. Dietrich, A. Nutz, G. Amin Douillet

        European Geoscience Union 2016: SSP3.14
        Limnogeology - reading the geological record of lakes (sponsored by IAS and SEPM)
        Conveners: H. Vogel, M. De Batist, M. Melles, D. Ariztegui, S. Andrews, A. Nutz, F. Anselmetti


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

232 hrs since 2010

Geological mapping and stratigraphy for L3 students

Sedimentary petrology for L3 students

Magmatic and metamorphic petrology for L2 students

Staff member for tectonic and sedimentologic field courses in French southern Alps 

 

SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATION

European Geoscience Union (EGU)

International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)

Past Global Changes (PAGES)