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Renaud Merle

Renaud Merle

Dr, Researcher


Phone: +46 (0)8 5195 5191
E-mail: renaud.merle@nrm.se

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  • B.A., University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2001
  • M.Sc., University of Western Brittany, France, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Nantes, France, 2006


Doing my own research in isotope geochemistry and geochronology of lunar basalts.

Research interests

My research is focused on U-Pb geochronology (by isotopic dilution-TIMS and in-situ by SIMS) and Ar-Ar dating of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial materials (terrestrial and lunar basalts, chondrules, lunar breccias). I am also interested in deciphering the petrogenesis of terrestrial Continental Flood Basalts and alkaline rocks as well as lunar basalts. I am specifically interested in the chemical characteri-zation of magma sources using isotopes systematics (Sr-Nd-Pb-Os).

Research project


Selected Publications

  • Marzoli A., Callegaro S., Dal Corso J., Davies J.H.F.L., Chiaradia M., Youbi N., Bertrand H., Reisberg L., Merle R., Jourdan F., The Central Atlantic magmatic province: a review, in: Tanner L. (ed.), The Late Triassic World: Earth in a Time of Transition, Topics in Geobiology, Springer, 91-127, 2017.
  • Merle R., Marzoli A., Aka F.T., N’ni J., Chiaradia M., Castorina F., Reisberg R., Jourdan F., Renne P.R., Nyobe J.B., Mt Bambouto volcano, Cameroon Line: mantle source and differentiation of within-plate alkaline rocks, Journal of Petrology, 58, 933-962, 2017.
  • Merle R., Nemchin A.A., Whitehouse M.J., Pidgeon R.T., Grange M.L., Snape J.F., Thiessen F., Origin and transportation history of lunar breccia 14311, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52, 842-858, 2017.
  • Olierook H.K.H.., Merle R.E., Jourdan F., Sircombe K., Fraser G., Timms N.E., Nelson G., Dadd K.A., Kellerson L., Borissova I., Age and geochemistry of magmatism on the oceanic Wallaby Plateau and implications for the opening of the Indian Ocean, Geology, 43, 971-974, 2015.
  • Merle R., Marzoli A., Reisberg L., Bertrand H., Nemchin A., Chiaradia M., Callegaro S., Jourdan F., Bellieni G., Kontak D., Puffer J., McHone J.G., Sr, Nd, Pb and Os isotope systematics of CAMP tholeiites from Eastern North America (ENA): Evidence of a subduction-enriched mantle source, Journal of Petrology, 55, 133-180, 2014.
  • Cawood P.A., Leitch E.C., Merle R.E., Nemchin A.A., Orogenesis without collision: Stabilizing the Terra Australis accretionary orogen, eastern Australia, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, 2240-2255, 2011.
  • Merle R., Schärer U., Girardeau J., Cornen G., Cretaceous seamounts along the ocean-continent of Iberian margin: U-Pb ages and Sr-Pb-Hf isotopes, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 4950-4976, 2006.