Maître de Conférence Hors-Classe (Lecturer Tenured)

University cursus & Professional experience

2008-2021: Maître de conférence (Lecturer) Nice University, researcher at Geoazur, Nice

1997-01, 2003 : Maître de conférence (Lecturer) J. Fourier University, researcher at LGCA/ISTERRE, Grenoble

1997: Post-doc, Capital Humain/Mobility fellowship Barcelone (Spain), Sea Surface temperature reconstruction from alkenone (advisor J. Grimalt).

1995: Post-doc Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (USA): geochemistry of Greenland ice-core dust to trace the atmospheric circulation (adv. P. Biscaye)

1993-95: Phd Paleoceanography and isotopic geochemistry, University of Bordeaux (advisor F. Grousset)


2019-2020: CRCT CNU section 35 (6 months)

2005-07: Délégation CNRS -Géoazur- Villefranche/mer: Nile deep sea-fan research

2001-2002: Detachement CNRS, invited scientist at Geology Department at Australia National University, Canberra, Australia: On Australian Aeolian dust and its contribution to Antarctic ice cores (Australian grants)

Research topics

I am interested in different topics that help to better understand past climatic variation from the Quaternary sediment and ice core archives and how initial orbital forcing are either amplified and/or buffered by interactions of the different components of the earth:

Paleoclimatoloy/Paleoceanography: reconstitution from Alps lacustrine sediment, North Atlantic/Mediterranean marine sediment: 3.

Mechanism  of the past African monsoon by studying on high-resolution (~ annual) laminated records from the Nile deep-sea fan and the Gamari & Afambo lakes in Ethiopia: 1. 4.

Atmospheric sciences: geochemistry of aeolian mineral dust: 2.

Climate-environment-human co-evolution: I collaborate with archeologists (Cepam) to better understand human-climate interactions

Tools: Radiogenic isotopes (Nd, Sr, Pb) and major/trace elements, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy

I am strongly involved in the transmission of knowledge on the evolution of the past and future climate for the students

Recent topics Publications

  1. Chemical erosion rates in the Blue Nile basin and atmospheric Co2 consumption, Bastian., Vigier, Revel et al Che. Geol. 2019
  2. Regionalization of the atmospheric dust cycle on the periphery of the East Antarctic ice sheet since last glacial maximum. Baccolo G., Delmonte B. Albani S., Baroni C., Frezzotti M., Hampai D., Revel M., et al. G3, 19, 2018
  3. Variation in eastern Mediterranean hydrology during the last climatic cycle as inferred from neodymium isotopes in foraminifera.  Duhamel M., Colin C., Revel M., Siani G., Dapoigny A., Douville E., Wu J., Zhao Y., Liu Z. & Montagna P. QSR 237:106306 2020.
  4. Abrupt response of chemical weathering to Late Quaternary hydroclimate changes in northeast Africa, Bastian L., Revel M., Bayon G., Dufour A., Vigier N. Scientific Reports, 7,44231, 2017.


1997-2001/2008-2020: Lecturer in Geology, Sedimentology and Climatology, courses, practical classes and field schools for undergraded to graduated students (192 hours/year), Grenoble, Nice University

2018-2020: reorganization of teaching at the University of Nice, implementation of a double degree. Responsable of the parcours "Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate” in Licence SV-ST & ST-Physique (

2012-2019: Master PPA: teaching on the African monsoon from practical work on the Nile system sediments  (

2008-2013: Responsable of 3rd year of Licence Sciences de la Terre and responsable of research stage (1 month, 50 students).

Last student supervision

2020 M2 A. Chaumulon, Identification of typhoon activity off Taiwan Island for the last 2ka, (with G. Ratzov)

2019 M1 A. Flamand, Identification of typhoon activity off Taiwan Island in the Quaternary (with G. Ratzov)

2017-21 Phd Carlo Mologni IDEX-UCA fellowship (Co-advisor: L. Khalidi, Cepam) (

2014-2017 Phd Luc Bastian MRT fellowship + ATER (Co-advisor: N. Vigier, LOV) (

15 students in master supervised during 4-5 month each

SCientific Responsibility

2020: Co-responsible of the team MARGES of Geoazur (~20 researchers)

2020-21: Member of the "Conseil pédagogique" of Master PPA

2020-21: Member of the National Council of Universities, Section 36 in College B.

2018-2021 Member of Scientific Council of OTECCA : Observatoire de la transition écologique et citoyenne

2021-2025: PI of ANR-PRC-CES03 NILAFAR: The NILe and AFAR regions: hydrologic changes and impact on human adaptation in the last 20,000 years. 28 researchers from 10 research centers are involved in this multidisciplinary project (geosciences, archeology and climate modelling). (560 k€).

2020-23:  Participation to ANR MEDSENS (MEDiterranean thermohaline circulation SENSitivity: lessons from the past for future (PI K. Tachikawa, Cerege)

2018-2019 PI of BQR-OCA  geochemical study of the Gamari & Afambo sediment in Afar region (10 k€).

2018-20: CLIMAFAR - L'adaptation humaine face aux changements CLIMatiques dans les régions du Nil et de l'AFAR de 25,000 ans à aujourd’hui, (Agence Nationale de la Recherche « Investissements d’Avenir UCAJEDI n° ANR-15-IDEX-01 » 40 k€) porté par L. Khalidi (CEPAM-CNRS) et M. Revel (Géoazur-UCA).(

2015-2017 PI INSU-TELLUS, Paleo-hydrology and paleo-erosion of Nil catchment, Lithium and Neodymium isotopes.

2016 PI BQR-OCA (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur), Solar activity forcing of Nile flood input since 25 ka

2013-2015 MISTRAL-Paleomex Co-PI study of deep sea fan for hydrological reconstruction in Mediterranean Sea

2009-2010: Regional Project PACA LADICIA, Human-Environment Relationship in High Mountains: Detrital, Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts in the Southern Alps (Lakes of Allos and Vens). Leaders: C. Miramont, F. Guiter (IMBE) and M. Revel (Geoazur).

2009-2011 : Participation to the Projet ANR LAMA, Holocene changes in environment and climate, and history of human societies in Central Mediterranean as reflected by LAke and MArine records. Leaders : N. Combourieu Nebout & M. Magny.

2009 PI INSU Blanc, Heinrich events recorded in the Rhodanien and Nile deep sea fans

2008-2010 ANR-PYGMALION, PaléohYdroloGy and huMAn–cLimate-envIronment interactions in the Alps. (PI :F. Arnaud, Co-PI for isotopic geochemistry of lacustrine sediment, 600 k€).

2007-2009 PI EGIDE Quaternary Climate Fluctuations Study of the Nile Continental Margin and the Nile Deep Sea Fan (EGIDE IMHOTEP). Co-PI S. Kholeif (Alexandria, Geology Department).

2004-2006 PI INSU-ECLIPSE APHRODYTE, Paleohydrology in North Alps from lacustrine sediment

2002-2004 PI of Australian fundings (Australian National University, Canberra): Geochemistry of the potential sources of the Australian aeolian dust.

Oceanographic Cruises/Lacustrine Seismic survey-coring

1995-2021: Participation to 11 oceanographic cruises from mainly the Marion-Dufresne vessel.

September 2020: SEAGAL: seismic survey and coring, Nile deep sea fan. N/O Pourquoi Pas, Head of mission: S. Migeon

March 2016 MD-203: ACCLIMATE: Durban- Walvis Bay  Core drilling campaign in northern Antarctica. N/O Marion-Dufresne. Head of mission : C. Waelbroeck

June 2018: EAGER: Core drilling campaign in eastern Taiwan. N/O MD. Heads of mission N. Babonneau & G. Ratzov

Seismic survey and coring of lakes in the Alps  (Head or co-head of mission)

August 1998/99 : Calamar I & II, montain lakes in the reserves of Aiguilles Rouges massif  and Sixt-Passy Massif.

Sept. 2001 : ECCHYMOSE, Lake of the Bourget.

Feb. 2001 : CACHALAUX, Lake of the Anterne

Sept. 2004 : APHRODYTE, Lake of the Bourget.

Sept. 2009 : DOLCE VITA I, Lakes of Vens & Allos.

Sept. 2010 : CAPRISES, Lakes of Allos & Vens

April 2013 : DOLCE VITA II, Lake of Vens.

Last Jury of PhD and HDR

June 2020: member of Teacher-Researcher (MCF) Selection Committee of Géochronologie des archives du quaternaire (University of PARIS_SUD)

June 2021:Rapporteur of the Phd of W. Rapuc (Les grands lacs périalpins: archives du fonctionnement de la zone critique)

December 2019: Rapporteur of the Phd of M. Le Quilleuc (geochemical characterization of dust deposited at Mbour, West Africa)

July 2018: Rapporteur of the HDR of Mojtahid M., Université d’Angers

October 2018: Rapporteur of the Phd of A. Dawelbeit, Isterre, Université de Grenoble

2016 : Rapporteur of the Phd Q. Dubois-Dauphin à l’Université de Paris-sud 11 : Restitution de l’hydrologie de l’Atlantique Nord-Est et de la Méditerranée occidentale depuis la dernière période glaciaire.

main Scientific Animation

2019 Rereading of the Book "Hé... la mer monte" by E. Chaumillon et al., published by Poil de carotte.

Mai 2019 Animation on the climate

2017 : participation à Pint of sciences :


55 peer- review publication, h-index 29, 3000 citations (Web of Sciences).

in 2021:

Clay Li and Nd isotopes response to hydroclimate changes in the Changjiang (Yangtze) basin over the past 14,000 years. C. Yang, N. Vigier, S. Yang, M. Revel, L. Bi. Earth and Planetary Letters 561, 116793, 2021.

Co-variations of climate and silicate weathering in the Nile Basin during the Late Pleistocene. Mologni, C., Bastian L., Vigier N., Bayon G., Lamb H., Bosch D., Kerros, M.-E., Colin C., Revel M., 2021. Quaternary Science Reviews 264, 107012.

Holocene East African monsoonal variations recorded in wave-dominated clastic paleo-shorelines of Lake Abhe, Central Afar region (Ethiopia & Djibouti). Mologni C., Bruxelles L., Schuster M., Davtian G., Ménard C., Orange F., Doubre C., Cauliez J., Berhane T.H., Revel. M., Khalidi L. 2021. Geomorphology, 391, 2021.

Recent Presentations in Congress

Climate change and human lakeside occupation in the Central Afar Region (Lake Abhe basin, Ethiopia & Djibouti) during the Later Stone Age - Neolithic transition: a multi-scalar and multi-proxy approach. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienne, 2-8 mai 2020. C. Mologni, L. Khalidi, M. Revel, L. Bruxelles, J. Cauliez, F. Arnaud, E. Malet, E. Chaumillon, G. Davtian, L. Schenini.

Climate change and paleolandscape evolution during the Later Stone Age to Neolithic transition in the Central Afar region (Ethiopia & Djibouti). Quaternaire 12, Paris-Aubervilliers, 3-8 Février 2020 (Oral). C. Mologni, L. Bruxelles, L. Khalidi, J. Cauliez, M. Revel, F. Arnaud, M. Clément.

Co-variations of climate and silicate weathering in the Nile Basin during the Late Pleistocene. Goldschmidt Conférence, Barcelone, June 2019. L. Bastian, M. Revel, G. Menot, G. Bayon, H. Lamb, S. Pivot, E. Bard, N. Vigier.

Dynamiques Culturelles et Transformation de paysages dans un continent en mutation : du Big Dry à l’Holocène dans l’Est Africain » (Toulouse, 25-28 Septembre 2019) C. Mologni, L. Bruxelles, L. Khalidi, J. Cauliez, M. Revel, C. Ménard.

Record of past extreme events in marine sediments offshore Eastern Taiwan: Preliminary results of the MD214 EAGER Oceanographic Cruise. AGU, 2019. G. RATZOV, N. BABONNEAU, S. K. HSU, A. Tien-Shun LIN, D. SU. S. LALLEMAND, M. REVEL, A. FLAMENT, B. WILHELM, A CATTANEO, MA BASSETTI, D. BOSCH, and the EAGER Scientific Team

Understanding abrupt arid events in North-East Africa over the last 5ky BP. A multi-scale and multi-proxy approach. 4.2 ka BP Event Workshop, Pisa, January 2018 (POSTER). L. Bastian, C. Mologni, N. Vigier, G. Bayon, I. Bouloubassi, L. Bruxelles, J. Cauliez, L. Khalidi, M. Revel.

Impact of Heinrich stadials on North-East Africa soils during the Late Quaternary, Goldschmidt Conférence, Paris, Aout 2017 (ORAL). Bastian L., Vigier N., Bayon G., Dufour A., Lamb H., Revel M.

Nile margin sediments: archives of landscape instability over the Nile catchments, Goldschmidt Conférence, Paris, Aout 2017. (Poster) Revel M., Bastian L., Colin C., Bonneau L., Bosch D.

Response of chemical weathering in North-east Africa to Late Quaternary hydro-climate changes, Journées Scientifiques « Climat et Impacts », Université de Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, Novembre 2016.

Links between continental weathering and climate in the Nile Basin since 30 ka, Goldschmidt Conférence, Yokohama, Juin 2016 (POSTER) 

Paléo-altération du bassin versant du Nil depuis le LGM: exploration par les isotopes du lithium, 15ème Congrès Français de l’Association des Sédimentologues de France, Chambéry, Octobre 2015 (ORAL) 

Investigating Li Isotope Composition of Nile Deltaic Sediments as Paleotracer of Continental Alteration, 11th Applied Isotope Geochemistery Conference AIG-11, Orleans, Septembre 2015 (POSTER) 2009-2010 :