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UBO-IUEM-CNRS UMR 6538 Domaines Océaniques
Place Nicolas Copernic - 29280 Plouzané

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Place Nicolas Copernic - 29280 Plouzané
Christine Authemayou

 Maître de Conférence UBO, IUEM

PhD, 2006, Université Aix-Marseille III, CEREGE, FRANCE

Centre d’intérêts : Structurale, Tectonique active, Géomorphologie

Université de Brest UMR 6538/CNRS " Domaines océaniques "
IUEM - Place Copernic
29280 Plouzané- France
Tél : 33(0) 298498722
Fax : 33(0) 298498760




Structural geology, geomorphology, fault kinematics, active tectonics, cosmonucleide datation, paleoseismology.

Aims : Localize and understand the accommodation of the deformation through structures and quantify the fault activity.


Authemayou C., G. Brocard, C. Teyssier, T. Simon-Labric, A. Gutierrez, E. N. Chiquin, S. Moran, 2011 - The Caribbean-North America-Cocos Triple Junction and the dynamics of the Polochic-Motagua fault systems: Pull-up and zipper models, Tectonics, 30,  DOI: 10.1029/2010TC002814

Brocard G., C. Teyssier, W.J. Dunlap, C. Authemayou, T. Simon-Labric, E. N. Cacao-Chiquin, A. Gutierrez-Orrego, S. Moran-Ical, 2011 - Reoganization of a deeply incised drainage : role of deformation, sedimentation and groundwater flow, Basin Research, doi : 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00510.x

Dumont, T., Simon-Labric, T., Authemayou, C., Heymes, T., in press, Lateral termination of the north-directed Alpine orogeny and onset of westward escape in the Western Alpine arc: structural sedimentary evidence from the external zone, Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2010TC002836

Suski B., G. Brocard, C. Authemayou, B. C. Muralles, C. Teyssier & K. Holliger, 2010 - Localization and characterization of an active fault in an urbanized area in central Guatemala by means of geoelectrical imaging, Tectonophysics, 480, 88-98.

Hatzfeld, D., C. Authemayou, P. Van der Beek, O. Bellier, J. Lave, B. Oveisi, M. Tatar, F. Tavakoli, F. Yamini-Fard, A. Walpersdorf, 2010 - Tectonic and Stratigraphic evolution of Zagros and Makran during Meso-Cenozoic, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 330, 19-42.

Charles Aubourg, B. Smith, A. Eshraghi, O. Lacombe, C. Authemayou, K. Amrouch, O.Bellier, F. Mouthereau, 2010 - New magnetic fabric data and their comparison with palaeostress markers in the Western Fars Arc (Zagros, Iran): tectonic implications, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 330, 97-120.

Simon-Labric T., Y. Rolland, T. Dumont, T. Heymes, C. Authemayou, M. Corsini & M. Fornari, 2009 - Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of Penninic Front tectonic displacement (W Alps) during the Lower Oligocene (31-34 Ma), Terra Nova, 21, 127-136.

Authemayou C., O. Bellier, D. Chardon, L. Benedetti, Z. Malekzade, C. Claude, B. Angeletti, E. Shabanian & M. R. Abbassi, 2009 - Quaternary slip-rates of the Kazerun and the Main Recent Faults: active strike-slip partitioning in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt, Geophysical Journal International, 178, 524-540.

Tavakoli F., A. Walpersdorf, C. Authemayou, H. R. Nankali, D. Hatzfeld, M. Tatar, Y. Djamour, F. Nilforoushan & N. Cotte, 2008 - Distribution of the right-lateral strike-slip motion from the Main Recent Fault to the Kazerun Fault System (Zagros, Iran): Evidence from present-day GPS velocities, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275, 342-347.

Authemayou C., D. Chardon, O. Bellier, Z. Malekzadeh, E. Shabanian & M. R. Abbassi, 2006 - Late Cenozoic partitioning of oblique plate convergence in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran), Tectonics, 25, 21.

Authemayou C., O. Bellier, D. Chardon, Z. Malekzade & M. Abassi, 2005 - Role of the Kazerun fault system in active deformation of the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran), Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 337, 539-545.



·         Cours L3 SEN Module « géologie et patrimoine »

Cours 1, cours 2 partie 1, cours 2 partie 2, cours 3, cours 4

·         Cours M1 Zagros


·         Cours L2 STU BIOSTU Mofule « géologie structurale »

Cours 1, Courspli/ductile

 TP L2 STU BIOSTU Module « Géologie structurale »

            Définitions sur la cartographie

·         Cours L3 STU Module « Tectonique tectonophysique »

Cours 1A, Cours 1B, Cours1C, Cours 2, Cours 3.

·         Cours L1 STU, BIO-STU Module « Géomorphologie-cartographie »

Cours 1, Cours2 , Cours 3, Cours 4, Cours 5, Cours 6, Cours 7, Cours 8

·         Cours L2 STU, L3BIOSTU Module « Géologie de la France »

Cours Jura



MapInfo Professional; ArcGIS; GeoImage; RiverTools; Envi; Erdas IMAGINE; Ray Dream Designer; Surfer; Transform

Traces de fission:

Notion de AFTsolve; Trackkey .


3D MOVE (licence académique de Midland Valley Ltd) www.mve.com, Faille (Mercier et al., 1991); STEM (treatment of directional data) .


Word, Excel; Powerpoint; Kaleidagraph.


Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator.