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Virginie Gaullier

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Professeur des Universités

Adresse Contact
Université de Lille Tél : 03 20 43 41 20
Bâtiment SN5 Fax : 03 20 43 49 10
59655 Villeneuve d’Asq Cedex France Email : virginie.gaullier@univ-lille.fr

Link ResearchGate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Virginie_Gaullier
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Head of the « TIMES » Team (Team 6 : Tectonics of the continental margins and sedimentary basins)

Education
➢ Msc in Geodynamics of the continents and oceans, University of Paris 6, 1989
➢ PhD in Marine Geology, University of Paris 6, 1993
➢ HDR in Multi-scale instabilities, University of Perpignan Via Domitia, 2010

Former Position
➢ Assistant Professor, University of Perpignan Via Domitia (1997-2013)

Research topics
➢ Relations between tectonics and sedimentation on continental margins and in oceanic basins
➢ Salt tectonics
➢ Interactions between salt tectonics (thin-skinned tectonics) and crustal tectonics (thick-skinned tectonics)
➢ Messinian Salinity Crisis all around the Mediterranean
➢ Sedimentary architecture and deformation in the Eastern English Channel, NW Europa

Methods
➢ Geophysics (multi-beam bathymetry, back-scatter imagery, echo-sounders, seismics)
➢ Analogue modeling

European Programs
➢ Uncovering the Mediterranean salt giant (MEDSALT) COST Action CA15103 (https://medsalt.eu/)
➢ SaltGiant : Understanding the Mediterranean SaltGiant (https://www.saltgiant-etn.com/)

Regional Projects
➢ « METYSS » project on the Eastern Sardinian Margin, Western Tyrrhenian (PI. : V. Gaullier)
➢ « TREMOR » project in the Eastern English Channel (PI. : V. Gaullier)

Bibliometry
➢ 48 publications listed in the Web of Science with 1092 citations and H=19. In Google scholar, 1779 citations and indice H=22, indice iH=41.

Publications
55. Lymer G., Vendeville B.C., Gaullier V., Chanier F., Gaillard M., 2018. Using salt tectonic structures as proxies to reveal recent post-rift crustal tectonics : The example of the Eastern Sardinian margin (Western Tyrrhenian Sea). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 96, 214-231.
54. Lymer G., Lofi J., Gaullier V., Maillard, A., Thinon I., Sage F., Chanier F., Vendeville B., 2018. The Western Tyrrhenian Sea revisited : New evidence for a rifted basin during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Marine Geology, 398, 1-21.
53. Driussi O., Maillard A., Ochoa D., Lofi J., Chanier F., Gaullier V., Briais A., Sage F., Sierro F., Garcia M., 2015. Messinian Salinity Crisis deposits widespread over the Balearic Promontory : insight from new high-resolution seismic data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 66, 41-54.
52. Giresse P., Bassetti M.-A., Chanier F., Gaullier V., Maillard A., Thinon I., Lofi J., Lymer G., Reynaud J.-Y., Negri A., Saavedra M., 2015. Depositional environment and age of some key Late Pliocene to Early Quaternary deposits on the underfilled Cedrino paleovalley (Orosei) : Insight into the Neogene geodynamic evolution of Sardinia. Quaternary International, 357, 220-236.
51. Loncke L., Maillard A., Basile C., Roest W.R., Bayon G., Gaullier V., Pattier F., Mercier de Lépinay M., Grall C., Droz L., Marsset T., Giresse P., Caprais J.C., Cathalot C., Graindorge D., Heuret A., Lebrun J.F., Bermell S., Marcaillou B., Sotin C., Hebert B., Patriat M., Bassetti M. A., Tallobre C., Buscail R., Durrieu de Madron X., and Bourrin F., 2015. Structure of the Demerara passive-transform margin and associated sedimentary processes. Initial results from the IGUANES cruise. In : Nemcok, M., Rybar, S., Sinha, S. T., Hermeston, S. A. and Ledvényiova, L. (eds) Transform Margins : Development, Controls and Petroleum Systems. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 431.
50. Pattier F., Loncke L., Imbert P., Gaullier V., Basile C., Maillard A., Roest W.R., Patriat M., Vendeville B.C., and the IGUANES Scientific Party, 2015. Origin of an enigmatic regional Mio-Pliocene unconformity on the Demerara Plateau. Marine Geology, 365, 21-35.
49. Rabineau M., Cloetingh S., Kuroda J., Aslanian D., Droxler A., Gorini C., Garcia-Castellanos D., Moscariello A., Burov E., Sierro F., Lirer F., Roure F., Pezard P.A., Matenco L., Hello Y., Mart Y., Camerlenghi A., Tripati A., the Gold# and DREAM# Working Groups (including V. Gaullier), 2015. Probing connections between deep earth and surface processes in a land-locked ocean basin transformed into a giant saline basin : The Mediterranean GOLD project#. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 66, 6-17.
48. Gaullier V., Chanier F., Lymer G., Vendeville B., Maillard A., Thinon I., Lofi J., Sage F., Loncke L., 2014. Salt tectonics and crustal tectonics along the Eastern Sardinian margin, Western Tyrrhenian : New insights from the « METYSS 1 » cruise. Tectonophysics, 615-616, 69-84.
47. Giresse P., Pascucci V., Lymer G., Gaullier V., Thinon I., 2014. Processes controlling very slow sedimentation on the continental slope of the Gonone- Orosei canyon system, NE Sardinia – terrestrial and oceanic significance. Geo-Marine Letters, 34 : 483-498.
46. Maillard A., Driussi O., Lofi J., Briais A., Chanier F., Hubscher C., Gaullier V., 2014. Record of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the SW Mallorca area (Balearic Promontory, Spain). Marine Geology, 357, 304-320.
45. Basile C., Maillard A., Patriat M., Gaullier V., Loncke L., Roest W., Mercier de Lépinay M., Pattier F., 2013. Structure and evolution of the Demerara Plateau, offshore French Guiana : rifting, tectonic inversion and post-rift tilting at transform-divergent margins intersection. Special Issue “Basin Dynamics” (Gaullier V., Basile C., Roure F., Scheck-Wenderoth M., Guest Editors). Tectonophysics, 591, 16-29.
44. Gaullier V., Basile C., Roure F., Scheck-Wenderoth M. (Guest Editors), 2013. Editorial : An introduction to the Tectonophysics Special Issue “Basin Dynamics”. Tectonophysics, 591, 1-2.
43. Giresse P., Bassetti M.-A., Pauc H., Gaullier V., Déverchère J., Bracène R., Yelles K., 2013. Sediment accumulation rates and turbidite frequency in the eastern Algerian margin. An attempt to examine the triggering mechanisms. Sedimentary Geology, 294, 266-281.
42. Pattier F., Loncke L, Gaullier V., Basile C., Maillard A., Imbert P., Roest W.R., Vendeville B.C., Patriat M., Loubrieu B., 2013. Mass-transport deposits and fluid venting in a transform margin setting, the Eastern Demerara Plateau (French Guiana). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 46, 287-303.
41. Pattier F., Loncke L., Gaullier V., Vendeville B., Maillard A., Basile C., Patriat M., Roest W.R., Loubrieu B., 2012. Mass movements in a transform margin setting : The example of the eastern Demerara rise. In : Y. Yamada et al. (Eds). Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 5th International Symposium ; Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer Science+Business Media B. V., The Netherlands, 31, 331-339.
40. Rowan M. G., Peel F. J., Vendeville B. C., Gaullier V., 2012. Salt tectonics at passive margins : Geology versus models – Discussion. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 37, 184-194.
39. Dan-Unterseh, G., Savoye, B., Gaullier, V., Cattaneo, A., Déverchère, J., Yelles, K., and MARADJA 2003 team, 2011. Algerian margin sedimentation patterns (Algiers area, southwestern Mediterranean). In : Shipp, R.C., Weimer, P., Posamentier, H.W. (Eds), Mass-Transport Deposits in Deepwater Settings. SEPM Special Publication, 96, 69-84.
38. Lofi J., Sage F., Déverchère J., Loncke L., Maillard A., Gaullier V., Thinon I., Gillet H., Guennoc, P., Gorini, C., 2011. Refining our knowledge of the Messinian salinity crisis records in the offshore domain through multi-site seismic analysis. Special Issue « Miocene-Pliocene geodynamics and paleogeography in the Mediterranean region : eustasy-tectonics interference ». Bull. Soc. Géol. Fr., 182 (2), 163-180.
37. Lofi J., Deverchère J., Gaullier V., Gillet H., Gorini C., Guennoc P., Loncke L., Maillard A., Sage F. and Thinon I., 2011. Seismic atlas of the “Messinian Salinity Crisis” markers in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Commission for the Geological Map of the World (CGMW) / Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France, n.s., 179, 72 pp., 1 CD.
36. Obone Zue Obame E., Gaullier V., Sage F., Maillard A., Lofi J., Vendeville B., Thinon I., Réhault J.-P., and the MAURESC Shipboard Scientific Party, 2011. The sedimentary markers of the Messinian Salinity Crisis and their relation with salt tectonics on the Provençal margin (Western Mediterranean) : Results from the “MAURESC” cruise. Special Issue « Miocene-Pliocene geodynamics and paleogeography in the Mediterranean region : eustasy-tectonics interference ». Bull. Soc. Géol. Fr., 182 (2), 181-196.
35. Cattaneo, A., Babonneau, N., Dan, G., Déverchère, J., Domzig, A., Gaullier, V., Lepillier, B., Mercier de Lépinay B., Nouguès, A., Strzerzynski, P., Sultan, N., Yelles, K, 2010. Submarine landslides along the Algerian margin : a review of their occurrence and potential link with tectonic structures. In : Mosher, D.C., Shipp, C., Moscardelli, L., Chaytor, J., Baxter, C., Lee, H. and Urgeles, R. (Eds). Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 4th International Symposium ; Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer, The Netherlands, 28, 515-525.
34. Gaullier V., Loncke L., Droz L., Basile C., Maillard A., Patriat M., Roest W.R., Loubrieu B., Folens L., Carol F., 2010. Slope Instabilities along the French Guiana Transform Margin from Swath-Bathymetry and 3.5 kHz Echograms. In : Mosher, D.C., Shipp, C., Moscardelli, L., Chaytor, J., Baxter, C., Lee, H. and Urgeles, R. (Eds). Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 4th International Symposium ; Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer, The Netherlands, 28, 569-579.
33. Loncke L., Vendeville B. C., Gaullier V. and Mascle J., 2010. Contributions of tectonic and gravity-driven processes on the structural pattern in the Eastern Nile deep-sea fan : Insights from physical experiments. Basin Research, 22, 765-782.
32. Domzig A., Gaullier V., Giresse P., Pauc H., Déverchère J., and Yelles K., 2009. Deposition processes from echo-character mapping along the western Algerian margin (Oran-Tenes), Western Mediterranean. Thematic Set on New Insights on Slope Instabilities from recent studies within the French Margin Program GDR “Marges”, Gaullier V. and Vendeville B. (Guest Editors). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 5, 673-694.
31. Gaullier V., and Vendeville B., 2009. Editorial : New insights on slope instabilities from recent studies within the French Margin Program « GDR Marges ». Thematic Set on New Insights on Slope Instabilities from recent studies within the French Margin Program GDR “Marges”, Gaullier V. and Vendeville B. (Guest Editors). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 5, 615-617.
30. Giresse P., Pauc H., Déverchère J., and the MARADJA Shipboard Scientific Party (including V. Gaullier), 2009. Sedimentary processes and origin of sediment gravity-flow deposits on the western Algerian margin during late Pleistocene and Holocene. Thematic Set on New Insights on Slope Instabilities from recent studies within the French Margin Program GDR “Marges”, Gaullier V. and Vendeville B. (Guest Editors). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 5, 695-710.
29. Kherroubi A., Déverchère J., Yelles A., Mercier de Lépinay B., Domzig A., Cattaneo A., Bracène R., Gaullier V. and Graindorge D., 2009. Recent and active deformation pattern off the easternmost Algerian margin, Western Mediterranean Sea : New evidence for contractional tectonic reactivation, Marine Geology – Special Volume EUROMARGINS, 261, 17-32.
28. Loncke L., Droz L., Gaullier V., Basile C., Roest W., Patriat M., et al., 2009. Slope instabilities from echo-character mapping along the French Guiana transform margin and Demerara abyssal plain. Thematic Set on New Insights on Slope Instabilities from recent studies within the French Margin Program GDR “Marges”, Gaullier V. and Vendeville B. (Guest Editors). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 5, 711-723.
27. Loncke L., Gaullier V., Droz L., Ducassou E., Migeon S., and Mascle J., 2009. Multi-scale slope instabilities along the Nile deep-sea fan, Egyptian margin : a general overview. Thematic Set on New Insights on Slope Instabilities from recent studies within the French Margin Program GDR “Marges”, Gaullier V. and Vendeville B. (Guest Editors). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 5, 633-646.
26. Domzig A., Yelles K., Le Roy C., Déverchère J., Bouillin J-P., Bracène R., Mercier de Lépinay B., Le Roy P., Calais E., Kherroubi A., Gaullier V., Savoye B., and Pauc H., 2006. Searching for the Africa-Eurasia Miocene boundary offshore Western Algeria (MARADJA’03 Cruise). Comptes-Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, 338, 80-91, doi : 10.1016/j.crte.2005.11.009.
25. Loncke L., Gaullier V., Mascle J., Vendeville B. C., and Camera L., 2006. The Nile deep-sea fan : An example of interacting sedimentation, salt tectonics and inherited subsalt paleotopographic features. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 23(3), 297-315.
24. Maillard A., Gorini C., Mauffret A., Sage F., Lofi J. and Gaullier V., 2006. Offshore evidence of polyphase erosions in the Valencia Basin (Northwestern Mediterranean) : A scenario for the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Sedimentary Geology, Special Issue “The Messinian Salinity Crisis Revisited”, 188-189, 69-91.
23. Mascle J., Sardou O., Loncke L., Migeon S., Caméra L., and Gaullier V., 2006. Morphostructure of the Egyptian continental margin : Insights from swath bathymetry surveys. Marine Geophysical Researches, Special Issue : The GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Centennial Celebration 1903–2003, 27, 49-59, doi:10.1007/s11001-005-1559-x.
22. Gaullier V. and Vendeville B., 2005. Salt tectonics driven by sediment progradation. Part II : Radial spreading of sedimentary lobes prograding above salt. AAPG Bulletin, 89 (8), 1081-1089.
21. Déverchère J., Yelles K., Domzig A., Mercier de Lépinay B., Bouillin J.P., Gaullier V., Bracène R., Calais E., Savoye B., Kherroubi A., Le Roy P., Pauc H., and Dan G., 2005. Active thrust faulting offshore Boumerdes, Algeria and its relations to the 2003 Mw 6.9 earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L04311, doi:10.1029/2004GL021646.
20. Sage F., Von Gronefeld G., Déverchère J., Gaullier V., Maillard A., and Gorini C., 2005. Seismic evidence for Messinian detrital deposits at the western Sardinia margin, northwestern Mediterranean. Marine and Petroleum Geology - Special Issue « The Gulf of Lions : an overview of recent studies within the French « Margins » Programme », edited by S. Berné and C. Gorini, 22 (6-7), 757-773.
19. Loncke, L., Mascle, J., and the Fanil scientific party (including V. Gaullier), 2004. Mud volcanoes, gas chimneys, pockmarks and mounds in the Nile deep sea fan (Eastern Mediterranean) : geophysical evidences. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 21 (6), 669-689.
18. Maillard A., Gaullier V., Vendeville B. and Odonne F., 2003. Influence of differential compaction above basement steps on salt tectonics in the Ligurian-Provencal basin, northwest Mediterranean. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 20, 13-27.
17. Loncke L., Gaullier V., Bellaiche G., and Mascle J., 2002. Recent depositional pattern of the Nile deep-sea fan from echo-character mapping : Interactions between turbidity currents, mass-wasting processes and tectonics. AAPG Bulletin, 86 (7), 1165-1186.
16. Woodside J. M., Mascle J., Zitter T. A. C., Limonov A. F., Ergün M., Volkonskaia A., and shipboard scientists of the PRISMED II Expedition (including V. Gaullier), 2002. The Florence Rise, the Western Bend of the Cyprus Arc. Marine Geology, 185 (3-4), 177-194.
15. Bellaiche G., Loncke L., Gaullier V., Mascle J., Courp T., Moreau A., Radan S., Sardou O., 2001. Le cône sous-marin du Nil et son réseau de chenaux profonds : nouveaux résultats (campagne Fanil). Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, série IIa, 333 (7), 399-404.
14. Mascle J., Zitter T., Bellaiche G., Droz L., Gaullier V., Loncke L., and PRISMED Scientific Party, 2001. The Nile deep sea fan : Preliminary results from a swath bathymetry survey. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 18(4), 471-477.
13. Gaullier V., Mart Y., Bellaiche, G., Mascle J., Vendeville, B., Zitter, T., and the second leg “ PRISMED II ” scientific party, 2000. Salt tectonics in and around the Nile Deep-Sea Fan : insights from “ PRISMED II ” cruise. In : Vendeville, B., Mart, Y. & Vigneresse, J.-L. (eds), Salt, Shale and Igneous Diapirs in and around Europe, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 174, 111-129.
12. Mascle J., Benkhelil J., Bellaiche G., Zitter T., Woodside J., Loncke L. and the Prismed II scientific party (including V. Gaullier), 2000. Marine geological evidence for a Levantine-Sinai plate, a missing piece of the Mediterranean puzzle. Geology, 28, n°9, 779-782.
11. Bellaiche G., Zitter T., Droz L., Gaullier V., Mart Y., Mascle J., et l’équipe scientifique embarquée, 1999. Le cône sous-marin profond du Nil : principaux résultats de la campagne "Prismed II" du N.O. "l’Atalante". Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, t. 329, série IIa, 727-733.
10. Gaullier V., Antonini E., Benkhelil J., et Got H., 1998. Corps gravitaires récents dans le bassin Nord-Baléares : géométrie et quantification. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, t. 327, série IIa, 677-684.
9. Gaullier V. and G. Bellaiche, 1998. Near-bottom sedimentation processes revealed by echo-character mapping studies, Northwestern Mediterranean Basin. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, vol. 82, n°6 (June 1998), 1140-1155.
8. Mauduit T., Gaullier V., Guérin G. and Brun J.P., 1997. On the asymmetry of turtle-back type growth anticlines. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 14 (7-8), 763-771.
7. Gaullier V. and G. Bellaiche, 1996. Diapirisme liguro-provençal : les effets d’une topographie résiduelle sous le sel messinien. Apports de la modélisation analogique. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 322, Série IIa, 213-220.
6. Bellaiche G., Droz L., Gaullier V. and Pautot G., 1994. Small submarine fans on the eastern margin of Corsica : Sedimentary significance and tectonic implications. Marine Geology, 117, 177-185.
5. Bellaiche G., Droz L., Gaullier V. et Pautot G, 1994. Les caractères morphologiques et sédimentaires du glacis de la Corse Occidentale d’après les résultats de la campagne Mesea II-Mesim. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 318, série II, 795-802.
4. Gaullier V., Brun J.P., Guérin G. and Lecanu H., 1993. Raft tectonics : The effects of residual topography below a salt décollement. Tectonophysics, Special Issue : "New Insights into Salt Tectonics", 228, n°3-4, 363-381.
3. Bellaiche G., Droz L., Gaullier V. and Pautot G., 1993. Les appareils sédimentaires de la marge orientale de la Corse : interprétation hydrodynamique et implications structurales. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 316, série II, 513-517.
2. Gaullier V., Bellaiche G. et Droz L., 1992. La sédimentation gravitaire sur le glacis liguro-provençal : mise en évidence par cartographie des faciès acoustiques 3,5 kHz (campagne MESEA I). Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 315, série II, 987-993.
1. Bellaiche G., Pautot G., Aloisi J.C., Coutelle A., Degiovanni C., Droz L. et Gaullier V., 1991. Bathymétrie au Seabeam de la marge continentale méditerranéenne au large de la France métropolitaine : premiers résultats de la campagne "MESEA I". Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 313, série II, n°5, 547-556.