Dr Gilles Brocard

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney


Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

2016-2018

Research fellow

Team: P. Rey, D. Muller

University of Sydney

Australia

2011 -2015

Post doctoral researcher

Team: J.Willenbring, F.Scatena

University of Pennsylvania

USA

2006 -2010

Post doctoral assistant

Team: C. Teyssier, G. Stämpfli

University of Lausanne

Switzerland

2004-2006

Post-doctoral associate

Team: C. Teyssier, D. Whitney, C. Paola

University of Minnesota

USA

2002-2004

Assistant lecturer(ATER)

Team: B. Laignel, J. Rodet

University of Rouen

France

Research interests

Mountain rivers: erosion waves, drainage reorganization

Tropical slopes: feedbacks between vegetation, topography and erosion

Orogenesis: feedbacks between erosion and tectonics

Neotectonics and paleoseismology

Geodynamics

Teaching and supervision

GEOS3104 Geophysical Methods / Tectonic Geomorphology

Natural examples of erosion system evolution influenced by tectonics

Current projects

CD-CAT: Continental Dynamics, Central Anatolia Tectonics, Turkey. Surface Group coordination. Neotectonic activity of the Central Anatolia Fault Zone, neotectonic activity of the Tuz Golu fault, development of a rain shaddow associated with plateau uplift, drainage evolution during plateau uplift, effect of the Messinian Crisis on the tectonics of the Southern Plateau Margin

LCZO: Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Puerto Rico. Effect of knickpoint propagation on forest structure, effect of vegetation on knickpoint propagation, effect of tree species competition on the development of mesoscale topography

The Legacy of Transience: intercomparison of knickpoint propagation in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico and South Fork Eel River, California. Signature of different uplift histories on knickpoint propagation and detrital 10Be signature of river sediments

Basin Hub Group- Chevron Research Stream: A self consistent model of Australia's North West Shelf in a plate-tectonics and geodynamic framework

Basin Hub Group- OilSearch Research Stream: A self-constitsnt model of Papua-New Gunea in a plate-tectonics and geodynamic framework: influence of tropical weathering and erosion on the composition, routing and delivery of sediments to the shelf.

Associations

American Geological Society

French Geological Society

American Geophysical Union

In the media

In English

Search Results

2016 : How Do Tropical Forests Slow Knickpoints in Rivers? - Eos

https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-do-tropical-forests-slow-knickpoints-in-rivers

2013 ̶ El Yunque, Majestic Rocky Icon of Puerto Rico: Impervious to the Ravages of Time?

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126969

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112794299/el-yunque-mountain-rock- geomorphology -erosion-czo-022813/

In French

2010 ̶ Fossil earthquakes. Radio show ‘Impatience’, Swiss 1st public radio (Switzerland)

http://www.rts.ch/la-1ere/programmes/impatience/1945721-seismes-fossiles-31-03-2010.html

2016 ̶ Rencontre avec Gilles Brocard, géologue havrais et globe-trotter spatio-temporel By W. Joly, Le Havre Presse (France)

http://www.paris-normandie.fr/detail_communes/articles/5581026/region/rencontre-avec-gilles-brocard-geologue-havrais-et-globe-trotter-spatio-temporel#.VyJ-pnrKNS2

In Spanish:

2015 ̶ Una escuela sobre la falla del Polochic.

By S. Escalón, Plaza Publica (Guatemala)

http://www.plazapublica.com.gt/content/una-escuela-sobre-la-falla-del-polochic

2010 ̶ La Falla del Polochic, cuando venga otra sacudida

By S. Escalón, El Siglo XXI (Guatemala)

http://magacin-gt.blogspot.com/2010/08/la-falla-del-polochic-cuando-venga-otra.html

International links

France

(Université de Bretagne Occidentale - IFREMER) Collaboration on drainage evolution during the emergence of Sumba Island

Guatemala

(USAC-CUNOR Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, Carrera de Geologia, Centro Universitario del Noreste) Collaboration on Project River captures and erosion pulses along strike-slip faults. A case study along the Polochic fault, Guatemala Funded by the Swiss National Foundation

Spain

(Universidad de Granada) Collaboration on NSF- funded seed project "CNIC: Understanding Continental Collision in the Betic Cordillera, Spain,"based at Lehigh University Collaboration on Spain-funded projects (tectonic uplift and erosion of Sierra Nevada)

Turkey

(METU. Middle East Technical University) US- NSF funded project CDCAT Continental Dynamics- Central Anatolian Tectonics

Selected grants

2016

  • Continental Dynamics - Central Anatolia Tectonics (CD-CAT); Brocard G, Rey P; National Science Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Radwany, M., Whitney, D., Brocard, G., Umhofer, P., Teyssier, C. (2017). Ophiolite gabbro from source to sink: A record of tectonic and surface processes in Central Anatolia. Geosphere, 13(5), 1329-1358. [More Information]
  • Wolf, J., Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Porder, S., Uriarte, M. (2016). Abrupt change in forest height along a tropical elevation gradient detected using Airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing, 8(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Anselmetti, F., Teyssier, C. (2016). Guatemala paleoseismicity: From Late Classic Maya collapse to recent fault creep. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Scatena, F., Johnson, A. (2015). Effects of a tectonically-triggered wave of incision on riverine exports and soil mineralogy in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. Applied Geochemistry, 63, 586-598. [More Information]
  • Porder, S., Johnson, A., Xing, H., Brocard, G., Goldsmith, S., Pett-Ridge, J. (2015). Linking geomorphology, weathering and cation availability in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. Geoderma, 249-250, 100-110. [More Information]
  • Higgins, M., Schoenbohm, L., Brocard, G., Kaymakci, N., Gosse, J., Cosca, M. (2015). New kinematic and geochronologic evidence for the Quaternary evolution of the Central Anatolian fault zone (CAFZ). Tectonics, 34(10), 2118-2141. [More Information]
  • McClintock, M., Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Tamayo, C., Porder, S., Pett-Ridge, J. (2015). Spatial variability of African dust in soils in a montane tropical landscape in Puerto Rico. Chemical Geology, 412, 69-81. [More Information]
  • Simon-Labric, T., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., van der Beek, P., Reiners, P., Shuster, D., Murray, K., Whitney, D. (2014). Low-temperature thermochronologic signature of rangedivide migration and breaching in the North Cascades. Lithosphere, 6(6), 473-482. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Adatte, T., Magand, O., Pfeifer, H., Bettini, A., Arnaud, F., Anselmetti, F., Moran-Ical, S. (2014). The recording of floods and earthquakes in Lake Chichój, Guatemala during the twentieth century. Journal of Paleolimnology, 52(3), 155-169. [More Information]
  • Simon-Labric, T., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., van der Beek, P., Fellin, M., Reiners, P., Authemayou, C. (2013). Preservation of contrasting geothermal gradients across the Caribbean-North America plate boundary (Motagua Fault, Guatemala). Tectonics, 32(4), 993-1010. [More Information]
  • Willenbring, J., Gasparini, N., Crosby, B., Brocard, G. (2013). What does a mean mean? The temporal evolution of detrital cosmogenic denudation rates in a transient landscape. Geology, 41(12), 1215-1218. [More Information]
  • Authemayou, C., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., Suski, B., Cosenza, B., Morán-Ical, S., González-Véliz, C., Aguilar-Hengstenberg, M., Holliger, K. (2012). Quaternary seismo-tectonic activity of the Polochic Fault, Guatemala. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117(7), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Suski, B., Audra, P., Authemayou, C., Cosenza-Muralles, B., Moran-Ical, S., Demory, F., Rochette, P., et al (2012). Rate and processes of river network rearrangement during incipient faulting: The case of the Cahabon River, Guatemala. American Journal of Science, 312(5), 449-507. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., Dunlap, W., Authemayou, C., Simon-Labric, T., Cacao-Chiquin, E., Gutierrez-Orrego, A., Moran-Ical, S. (2011). Reorganization of a deeply incised drainage: Role of deformation, sedimentation and groundwater flow. Basin Research, 23(6), 631-651. [More Information]
  • Authemayou, C., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., Simon-Labric, T., Guttierrez, A., Chiquin, E., Moran, S. (2011). The Caribbean-North America-Cocos Triple Junction and the dynamics of the Polochic-Motagua fault systems: Pull-up and zipper models. Tectonics, 30(3), 1-23. [More Information]

2017

  • Radwany, M., Whitney, D., Brocard, G., Umhofer, P., Teyssier, C. (2017). Ophiolite gabbro from source to sink: A record of tectonic and surface processes in Central Anatolia. Geosphere, 13(5), 1329-1358. [More Information]

2016

  • Wolf, J., Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Porder, S., Uriarte, M. (2016). Abrupt change in forest height along a tropical elevation gradient detected using Airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing, 8(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Anselmetti, F., Teyssier, C. (2016). Guatemala paleoseismicity: From Late Classic Maya collapse to recent fault creep. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-8. [More Information]

2015

  • Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Scatena, F., Johnson, A. (2015). Effects of a tectonically-triggered wave of incision on riverine exports and soil mineralogy in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. Applied Geochemistry, 63, 586-598. [More Information]
  • Porder, S., Johnson, A., Xing, H., Brocard, G., Goldsmith, S., Pett-Ridge, J. (2015). Linking geomorphology, weathering and cation availability in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. Geoderma, 249-250, 100-110. [More Information]
  • Higgins, M., Schoenbohm, L., Brocard, G., Kaymakci, N., Gosse, J., Cosca, M. (2015). New kinematic and geochronologic evidence for the Quaternary evolution of the Central Anatolian fault zone (CAFZ). Tectonics, 34(10), 2118-2141. [More Information]
  • McClintock, M., Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Tamayo, C., Porder, S., Pett-Ridge, J. (2015). Spatial variability of African dust in soils in a montane tropical landscape in Puerto Rico. Chemical Geology, 412, 69-81. [More Information]

2014

  • Simon-Labric, T., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., van der Beek, P., Reiners, P., Shuster, D., Murray, K., Whitney, D. (2014). Low-temperature thermochronologic signature of rangedivide migration and breaching in the North Cascades. Lithosphere, 6(6), 473-482. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Adatte, T., Magand, O., Pfeifer, H., Bettini, A., Arnaud, F., Anselmetti, F., Moran-Ical, S. (2014). The recording of floods and earthquakes in Lake Chichój, Guatemala during the twentieth century. Journal of Paleolimnology, 52(3), 155-169. [More Information]

2013

  • Simon-Labric, T., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., van der Beek, P., Fellin, M., Reiners, P., Authemayou, C. (2013). Preservation of contrasting geothermal gradients across the Caribbean-North America plate boundary (Motagua Fault, Guatemala). Tectonics, 32(4), 993-1010. [More Information]
  • Willenbring, J., Gasparini, N., Crosby, B., Brocard, G. (2013). What does a mean mean? The temporal evolution of detrital cosmogenic denudation rates in a transient landscape. Geology, 41(12), 1215-1218. [More Information]

2012

  • Authemayou, C., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., Suski, B., Cosenza, B., Morán-Ical, S., González-Véliz, C., Aguilar-Hengstenberg, M., Holliger, K. (2012). Quaternary seismo-tectonic activity of the Polochic Fault, Guatemala. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117(7), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Suski, B., Audra, P., Authemayou, C., Cosenza-Muralles, B., Moran-Ical, S., Demory, F., Rochette, P., et al (2012). Rate and processes of river network rearrangement during incipient faulting: The case of the Cahabon River, Guatemala. American Journal of Science, 312(5), 449-507. [More Information]

2011

  • Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., Dunlap, W., Authemayou, C., Simon-Labric, T., Cacao-Chiquin, E., Gutierrez-Orrego, A., Moran-Ical, S. (2011). Reorganization of a deeply incised drainage: Role of deformation, sedimentation and groundwater flow. Basin Research, 23(6), 631-651. [More Information]
  • Authemayou, C., Brocard, G., Teyssier, C., Simon-Labric, T., Guttierrez, A., Chiquin, E., Moran, S. (2011). The Caribbean-North America-Cocos Triple Junction and the dynamics of the Polochic-Motagua fault systems: Pull-up and zipper models. Tectonics, 30(3), 1-23. [More Information]

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