Antoine Poujol


Structure : UFR de Sciences et Techniques
> Département Géosciences environnement
> Laboratoire GéoHydrosystèmes COntinentaux
Courriel :
Localisation : Bulding E. Office 180
Téléphone : +(33) 02 47 36 70 05

Research interest :

Morphotectonics: Identification, localization and kinematics of faults (using remote sensing, aerial photography, DEMs at different scales, photogrammetry,..). Characterization of the past ruptures history along active fault systems (detailed mapping of paleoscarps and alluvial/colluvial deposits, geomorphic markers, topographic survey and structural analysis). Material: GPS RTK (R8), Drone, 3DScanner and Total station (Trimble)

Paleoseismology: Trenching and dating key deposits

Geochronology: Coals and vegetals picking for 14C dating. Use and calibration of radiocarbon ages (Oxcal, Calib softwares). Use of Luminescence (OSL, IRSL, pIR-IRSL), cosmogenic nuclides (10Be/26Al, 3He, 26Cl) and radiochronology (U/Th) dating proxies. Basic knowledge about Ar/Ar dating on clay gouge sample.

Geodesy: GPS survey and data treatment

General Geology: Fieldwork geology, tectonics, geomorphology, structural geology, petrology, volcanology

Research areas :

Western Taiwan
Northern Morocco (Rif belt)

Mexico (El Mayor-Cucapah Eq, Baja Cal.)
UK (Cumbria)
Vanuatu Archipelago
Reunion Island
Eolians Islands

Education and Professional Experience :



Laboratoire GEHCO, Université de Tours


Post-Doctoral Fellow

- New chronological insights from Late Pleistocene tilted terraces along the deformation front of the Central Range (Taiwan): A comparison of luminescence and in situ cosmogenic dating.

- Active deformation along the SANCHIAO fault within the Tatung volcano complex (N Taipei City)

Supervisors: Wen-Jeng HUANG, Maryline LEBéON (National Central University, Taoyuan, TAIWAN), Rou-Fei CHEN (Academia Sinica-CCU, Taipei, TAIWAN)
Collaborations: Lionel SIAME (CEREGE, Aix-Marseille, France), Alexander KUNZ (National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN), Jian-Cheng LEE (IES, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN)
Earth Sciences Dept., Geomechanics Group, NCU, Taoyuan, TAIWAN
Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN


Teaching/Consulting in Active Tectonics:
TRACTEBEL Engineering (GDF Suez), Brussels, Belgium.

IMSRN, Montpellier

Review and writing of dating reports (OSL, Ar/Ar); Teaching on active tectonics; Preparation of field investigations (choice of key sites and preliminary morphotectonics studies: UK, Turkey, Morocco)
Keywords : geology of earthquakes, morphotectonics, OSL, Ar/Ar


PhD Thesis in Tectonics and Geomorphology
Analysis of the Rif mountain present-day deformation (Morocco): a morphotectonic approach. Defended on December 12th 2014. GEOSCIENCES Montpellier, CNRS, University Montpellier 2, France.

Supervisors:J-F. Ritz, Ph. Vernant (CNRS/Géosciences Montpellier).
Coll. : P-H. Blard (CRPG, Nancy, France), R. Braucher (CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France), M. Corsini (GéoAzur, Nice, France), A. Tahayt (CNRST, Rabat, Morocco), M. Ferry and M. Condomines (Géosciences Montpellier, France).
Keywords : morphotectonics, paleoseismology, cosmogenic radionuclides, U/Th, OSL, Rif (Morocco)



M.Sc. Thesis in Structural Volcanology/Geodynamics
Extensive deformation of volcanoes in context of spontaneous subduction (Tanna island, Vanuatu arc).Defended on June 2010.
Supervisors:O. Merle (LMV, Clermont-Ferrand, France) and J-F. Lénat (LMV, Clermont-Ferrand, France). Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Keywords : structural geology, remote sensing analysis, analog modeling, volcanic arc



Master 1 : Structural Volcanology/ Geodynamics.
The cumulative gabbroic serie of Piton des Neiges : structural analysis within an ancient magmatic chamber (Reunion Island)
University of Réunion, Saint-Denis (Réunion), France.
Supervisors:V. Famin, L. Michon, M. Drouin
Keywords : structural geology, gabbroic layering, flank destabilization (shield volcano)



M.Sc (Maitrise) : Quaternary Geology and Archeosciences. University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
Supervisors:C. Petit and J-P. Garcia
Keywords : Geophysics (Magnetometer, Georadar)



Licence of Earth Sciences (B. Sc.) University of Montpellier 2, France



Université de Tours Faculté de sciences et techniques