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Julien Gargani

Dr. Julien Gargani
Associate Professor
Head of the Centre d’Alembert->http://www.centre-dalembert.univers...
Earth Science Department, GEOPS
bat. 509, University of Paris-Sud
91405 Orsay, France
Tel. +33(0)1 69 15 75 92
Fax: +33(0)1 69 15 48 82


    — Extremes Environments and Geomorphological Crisis

    — Complex interactions in environmental systems

    — Physic of the Earth (numerical modelling, experimental approach)

    — Seasonal activities on Mars

    — Messinian Crisis (5.96-5.33Ma)

    — History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technics

    — Geo-archeology, interdisciplinary studies


    Pasquon K., Gargani J., Jouannic G., Evolution of vulnerability to marine inundation in Caribbean islands of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 103139, 2022.

    Gargani J.. Relative sea level and abrupt mass unloading in Barbados during the Holocene. Geomorphology, 108353, 2022.

    Pasquon K., Jouannic G., Gargani J., Tran Duc Minh C., Crozier D., Evolution de l’urbanisme et exposition au risque cyclonique à Saint-Martin de 1954 à 2017. Vertigo, accepted, 2022.

    Gargani J., Jacq A., Gispert H., Brunet P., Vérités scientifiques et enjeux sociaux. Nature Science Société, accepted 2022.

    Gargani J.. Impact of major hurricanes on electricity energy production. Intern. Jour. of Disaster Risk Reduction, v.67, 102643, 2021.

    Lagain, A., S. Bouley, D. Baratoux, C. Marmo, F. Costard, O. Delaa, A. Pio Rossi, M. Minin, G. Benedix, M. Ciocco, B. Bedos, A. Guimpier, E. Dehouck, D. Loizeau, A. Bouquety, J. Zhao, A. Vialatte, M. Cormau, E. Le Conte des Floris, F. Schmidt, P. Thollot, J. Champion, M. Martinot, J. Gargani, P. Beck, J. Boisson, N. Paulien, A. Séjourné, K. Pasquon, N. Christoff, I. Belgacem, F. Landais, B. Rousseau, L. Dupeyrat, M. Franco, F. Andrieu, B. Cecconi, S. Erard, B. Jabaud, V. Malarewicz, G. Beggiato, G. Janez, L. Elbaz, C. Ourliac, M. Catheline, M. Fries, A. Karamoko, J. Rodier, R. Sarian, A. Gillet, S. Girard, M. Pottier, S. Strauss, C. Chanon, P. Lavaud, A. Boutaric, M. Savourat, E. Garret, E. Leroy, M.-C. Geffray, L. Parquet, M.-A. Delagoutte and O. Gamblin. Crater Database: a Participative Project for the Classification of Large Martian Craters Morphological Characteristics." In Large Meteorite Impact VI, Ed. Reimold W. U. and Koeberl C., GSA book, volume 550, 2021.

    Cauche D., Dambricourt-Malassé A., Singh M., Tudryn A.,Abdessadok S., Moigne A-M.,Voinchet P., Gargani J., Chapon Sao C., Karir B., Pal S. Pre-Quaternary hominin settlements in Asia: Archaeology, bio-lithostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy evidences at Masol, Siwaliks, Northwestern India. L’Anthropologie, online, 2021.

    Gargani J.. Modelling the mobility and dynamics of a large Tahitian landslide using runout distance Geomorphology, v.370, 107354, 2020.

    Jouannic G., Anaïs Ameline, Kelly Pasquon, Oscar Navarro, Chloé Tran Duc Minh, Abdel Halim Boudoukha, Marie-Aude Corbillé, Denis Crozier, Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi, Gargani J., Paul Guéro. Recovery of the Island of Saint Martin after Hurricane Irma: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Sustainability, 12, 2020.

    Kelly Pasquon, Julien Gargani, Marion Massé, Mathieu Vincendon Susan Conway, Antoine Séjourné, Vincent Jomelli, Matthew Balme, Simon Lopez, Anthony Guimpier. Present-day development of gully-channel sinuosity by carbon dioxide gas supported flows on Mars Icarus, v.329, p.296-313, 2019.

    Gargani J., Prévenir les catastrophes naturelles ou alibi de réorganisation urbaine en faveur des plus riches ?, Revue du MAUSS permanente, 2019

    Gwenael Jouannic, Susan Conway, Julien Gargani, François Costard, Marion Massé, Olivier Bourgeois, John Carter, Chiara Marmo, Gian Gabriele Ori, Marion Nachon, Pasquon Kelly. Morphological characterisation of landforms produced by springtime seasonal activity on Russell Crater megadune, Mars. Martian Gullies and their Earth Analogues, GSL Special Publication, v.467, 2018.

    Pasquon Kelly, Julien Gargani, Marion Nachon, Susan Conway, Marion Massé, Gwenael Jouannic, Matt Balme, François Costard, Mathieu Vincendon, Are different martian gully morphologies due to different processes on the Kaiser dune field? Geological Society London Special Publication, v.467, 2018.

    Massé M., Conway S., Gargani J., M. R. Patel, K. Pasquon, A. McEwen, S. Carpy, V. Chevrier, M. R. Balme, L. Ojha, M. Vincendon, F. Poulet, F. Costard, G. Jouannic, Transport processes induced by metastable boiling water under Martian surface conditions. Nature Geoscience, 9, 425-428, 2016.

    Jouannic G., Gargani J., Legendre T., Gastaud P., Kolli Z., Crozier D., Arki F., Stratégie d’adaptation et réduction de la vulnérabilité: exemple de l’évolution des rives dans la vallée du Rhône et de la Saône. Espace populations sociétés, 2016/3, 2017.

    Pasquon Kelly, Julien Gargani, Marion Massé, Susan Conway, Present-day formation and seasonal evolution of linear dune gullies on Mars. Icarus, v.274, p.195-210, 2016.

    Cécile Chapon Sao, Salah Abdessadok, Alina Tudryn, Anne Dambricourt Malassé, Mukesh Singh, Baldev Karir, Claire Gaillard, Anne-Marie Moigne, Julien Gargani, Vipnesh Bhardwaj. Lithostratigraphy of Masol paleonto-archeological localities in the Quranwala zone, 2.6 Ma, Northwestern India, C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.417-439, 2016.

    Moigne A-M., A. Dambricourt , M. Singh, A. Kaur, C. Gaillard, B. Karir, S. Pal, V. Bhardwaj, S. Abdessadok, C. Chapon Sao, J. Gargani, A. Tudryn, The faunal assemblage of the paleonto-archeological localities of the Late Pliocene Quranwala Zone, Masol Formation, Siwalik Range, NW India. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.359-378, 2016.

    Salah Abdessadok, Cécile Chapon Sao, Alina Tudryn, Anne Dambricourt Malassé, Mukesh Singh, Julien Gargani, Baldev Karir, Claire Gaillard, Anne-Marie Moigne, Vipnesh Bhardwaj, Surinder Pal. Sedimentological study of major paleonto-archaeological localities of the Late Pliocene Quranwala zone, Siwalik Frontal Range, northwestern India. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.393-406, 2016.

    A. Dambricourt, A.-M. Moigne, M. Singh, T. Calligaro, B. Karir, C. Gaillard, A. Kaur, V. Bhardwaj, S. Pal, S. Abdessadok, C. Chapon Sao, J. Gargani, A. Tudryn, M. Garcia Sanz, Intentional cut marks on bovid from the Quranwala zone, 2.6 Ma, Siwalik Frontal Range, northwestern India. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.317-339, 2016.

    Chapon Sao C, Abdessadok S., Dambricourt A., Singh M., Karir B., Bhardwaj V., Pal S., Gaillard C., Moigne A-M., Gargani J., Tudryn A., Magnetic polarity of Masol 1 Locality deposits, Siwalik Frontal Range, northwestern India. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.407-416, 2016.

    Gaillard C., Singh M., Dambricourt A., Bhardwaj V., Karir B., Kaur A., Pal S., Moigne A-M., Chapon Sao C., Abdessadok S., Gargani J., Tudryn A., The lithic industries on the fossiliferous outcrops of the Late Pliocene Masol Formation, Siwalik Frontal Range, northwestern India (Punjab). C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.341-357, 2016.

    Gargani J., G. Jouannic. Les liens entre Société, Nature et Technique durant les derniers 200 ans : analyse dans deux vallées françaises. VertigO, V. 15, n.3, 2015.

    Gargani J., De la conception de la nature à la conception de la technique. Sociétés, v.131, p.19-39, 2016.

    A. Dambricourt, M. Singh, B. Karir, C. Gaillard, V. Bhardwaj, A.-M. Moigne, S. Abdessadok, C. Chapon Sao, J. Gargani, A. Tudryn, T. Calligaro, A. Kaur, Surinder Pal, M. Hazarika, Anthropic activities in the fossiliferous Quranwala Zone, 2.6 Ma, Siwaliks of Northwest India, historical context of the discovery and scientific investigations. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.295-316, 2016.

    A. Séjourné, F. Costard, A. Fedorov, J.Gargani, J.Skorve, M. Massé, D. Mège. Evolution of the banks of thermokarst lakes in Central Yakutia (Central Siberia) due to retrogressive thaw slump activity controlled by insolation. Geomorphology, v.241, p.31-40, 2015.

    J.Gargani et al., Geology and Geomorphology of Masol paleonto-archeological site, Late Pliocene, Chandigarh, Siwalik Frontal Range, NW India. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.379-391, 2016.

    Tudryn A., Abdessadok S., J.Gargani et al., Stratigraphy and paleoenvironment during the Late Pliocene at Masol paleonto-archeological site (Siwalik Range, NW India): Preliminary results. C.R.Palevol, v.15, p.440-452, 2016.

    Jouannic G., J.Gargani, S. Conway, F. Costard, M. Balme, M. Patel, M. Massé, C. Marmo, V. Jomelli, G. Ori. Laboratory simulation of debris flows over a sand dune : Insights into gully-formation (Mars). Geomorphology, v.231, p.101-115, 2015.

    Bache F., J.Gargani, J-P. Suc,C. Gorini, M.Rabineau, S-M Popescu, E. Leroux, D. Do Couto, G.Jouannic, J-L. Rubino, J-L Olivet, G. Clauzon, A.Tadeu Dos Reis, D. Aslanian. Messinian evaporite deposition during sea level rise in the Gulf of Lions (Western Mediterranean). Marine and Petroleum Geology, online, 2015

    J.Gargani, F. Bache, G. Jouannic, C. Gorini. Slope destabilization during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Geomorphology, v.213, p.128-138, 2014.

    C.Colin, G.Siani, Z.Liu, D.Blamart, C. Skonieczny, Y.Zhao, A.Bory, N.Frank, S. Duchamp-Alphonse, F.Thii, T.Richter, C.Kissel, J.Gargani. Late Messinian to early Pliocene climate variability of NW Africa (ODP 659). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v.401, p.81-95, 2014.

    G. Jouannic, J.Gargani, F. Costard, G. Ori, C. Marmo, F. Schmidt, A. Lucas. Morphological and mechanical characterization of gullies in a periglacial environment: The case of the Russell crater dune (Mars). Planetary and Space Science, v.71, p.38-54, 2012.

    A. Séjourné, F. Costard, J.Gargani, R.Soare, C. Marmo. Evidence of an eolian ice-rich and stratified permafrost in Utopia Planitia, Mars. Planetary and Space Science, v.60, p.248-254, 2012.

    A. Séjourné, F. Costard, J.Gargani, R.Soare, A. Fedorov, C. Marmo. Scalloped depressions and small-sized polygons in western Utopia Planitia, Mars: a new formation hypothesis. Planetary and Space Science, v.59, p.412-422, 2011.

    J.Gargani, C.Rigollet, S.Scarselli. Isostatic response and geomorphological evolution of the Nile valley during the Messinian salinity crisis. Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr., v.181, n.1, p.19-26, 2010.

    J.Gargani, Surveiller et Produire. Esprit Critique : revue internationale de sociologie et de sciences sociales, Vol.12, n°1, Eté 2009

    J.Gargani, I.Moretti, J.Letouzey. Evaporite accumulation during the Messinian Salinity Crisis: The Suez Rift Case. Geophysical Research Letters, vol.35, L02401, 2008. + supplementary material

    J.Gargani, C.Rigollet. Mediterranean Sea level variations during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Geophysical Research Letters, vol.34, L10405, 2007. +supplementary material

    I.Cojan, J.Brulhet, J.Corbonnois, A.Devos, J.Gargani, D.Harmand, S.Jaillet, A.Jouve, M.Laurain, O.Lejeune, J.Le Roux, B.Losson, A.Marre, M-G.Moreau, C.Ricordel, R.Simon-Coinçon, O.Stab, M.Thiry, P.Voinchet. Morphologic evolution of eastearn Paris surface: "ancient surfaces" and late incisions. Mem. Soc. Géol. n.178, p.127-156, 2007.

    J.Gargani. De la convivialité entre scientifiques. La revue du MAUSS, n.29, p.127-156, 2007.

    J.Gargani, L.Geoffroy., S.Gac, S.Cravoisier. Fault slip and Coulomb stress variations around a pressured magma reservoir : consequences on seismicity and magma intrusion. Terra Nova, 18, 403-411, 2006.

    J.Gargani, O.Stab, I.Cojan, J.Brulhet. Modelling the long-term fluvial erosion of the river Somme during the last million years, Terra Nova, p.118-129, 2006.

    J.Gargani. Production des idées scientifiques et diffusion des croyances : analyse d’un discours sur la répartition des richesses, Esprit Critique : revue internationale de sociologie et de sciences sociales, Vol.8, n°1, Hiver 2006.

    J.Gargani. Modelling of the erosion in the Rhone valley during the Messinian crisis (France), Quaternary International, 121, p.13-22, 2004.

    J.Gargani. Contribution à l’étude de la vitesse critique d’érosion des sols cohésifs, C.R. Geoscience, 336, p.561-566, 2004 + erratum C.R.Geoscience 338, 1268-1269, 2006.

    J.Gargani. Eustatisme, érosion et isostasie flexurale : modélisation numérique appliquée au Rhône messinien, C.R. Geoscience 336, p.901-907, 2004.

    J.Gargani. Les formes rhétoriques dans les congrès scientifiques, Esprit Critique: revue internationale de sociologie et de sciences sociales, vol.05, n°3, 2003.


    J.Gargani. Carnet de terrain à Chandigarh: ethnologie d’une recherche interdisciplinaire. L’Harmattan, 2017.

    J.Gargani. Crises environnementales et crises socio-économiques. Ed. L’Harmattan, Paris, 156p, 2016.

    J.Gargani. Voyage aux marges du savoir: ethno-sociologie de la connaissance. Ed. L’Harmattan, Paris, 168p, 2011.

    J.Gargani. Poincaré, le hasard et l’étude des systèmes complexes. Ed. L’Harmattan, Paris, 124p, 2012.


    K.Pasquon, J.Gargani, G.Jouannic, Interaction nature/société de 1947 à 2017: processus, caractéristiques et vulnérabilité à Saint-Martin, 2019, Actes du colloque Vulnérabilité et Résilience.

    Suc J-P., Gorini C., Rabineau M., Rubino, J-L., Popescu S.M., Leroux E., Do Couto D., Bache F., Popescu S., Melinte-Dobrinescu M.C., Jolivet L., Gargani J., Loget N., Mocochain L., Pellen R., Hippolyte J-C., Le Strat P., Aslanian D., La crise de salinité messinienne. Géochronique, n.151, p.24-30, 2019

    J Gargani. Continuités et discontinuités territoriales. Actes du colloque interdisciplinaire "Continuité et discontinuités territoriales" under the supervision of Aude Farinetti, Editions Mare et Martin, 2019

    Kolli Z., G. Jouannic , M. Marchetti , T. Legendre , P. Gastaud , J Gargani and F. Arki. Flood risk vulnerability assessment: hierarchization of the main factors at a regional scale. E3S Web of Conferences e3sconf 7, 08014, 10 pages, 2016. DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160708014

    Moretti I. and J.Gargani. Multi-Surface Restoration and Petroleum System Evaluation in the Gulf of Suez. AAPG Annual Convention, Search and Discovery Article #40405, 16 pages, 2008.


    2007 Associate Professor at the Earth Science Department, University of Paris-Sud

    2006-07 Post-doc position at IFP

    2004-06 Post-doc position at University of Maine


    2012 Habilitation (HDR) at University of Paris-Sud

    2000-04 PhD at Mines Paris-Tech

    1999-00 Master degree in Geophysics, University of Paris-Sud and ENS

    1998-99 Master degree in Philosophy and history of Science, University of La Sorbonne

    1997-98 Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Physics, University of Paris-Sud (and University of Pisa, Italy)


    2014-2018 Kelly Pasquon, post-doc CEREMA/GEOPS

    2009-2012 Gwenael Jouannic, now Research Associate at LRP-cerema, France

    2008-2011 Antoine Séjourné, now Associate Professor at Univ. Paris-Sud

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