Dr Nicolas Flament

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Biographical details

Nicolas is working as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Geosciences (Earthbyte Group) investigating mantle convection, plate motions and plate deformation to produce estimates of past dynamic topography for South America as part of the project "Dynamic Earth models and surface maps for South America" sponsored by Statoil.

Research interests

Nicolas' research interests are in the field of geodynamics, geophysics and geology, specifically looking at the evolution of sea level at different time scales. He completed his PhD (in cotutelle between ENS Lyon, France, and the University of Sydney) on the long-term evolution of sea level in relation with the secular cooling of the solid Earth in 2009.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Barnett-Moore, N., Flament, N., Heine, C., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. (2014). Cenozoic uplift of south Western Australia as constrained by river profiles. Tectonophysics, 622, 186-197. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Skogseid, J., Heine, C., Müller, R. (2014). Topographic assymetry of the South Atlantic from global models of mantle flow and lithospheric stretching. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 387, 107-119. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2013). A review of observations and models of dynamic topography. Lithosphere, 5(2), 189-210. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Coltice, N., Rey, P. (2013). The evolution of the 87Sr/86Sr of marine carbonates does not constrain continental growth. Precambrian Research, 229, 177-188. [More Information]
  • Olivier, N., Dromart, G., Coltice, N., Flament, N., Rey, P., Sauvestre, R. (2012). A deep subaqueous fan depositional model for the Palaeoarchaean (3.46 Ga) Marble Bar Cherts, Warrawoona Group, Western Australia. Geological Magazine, 149(4), 743-749. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Whittaker, J. (2012). Insights on the kinematics of the India-Eurasia collision from global geodynamic models. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(4). [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N., Dromart, G., Olivier, N. (2011). Lower crustal flow kept Archean continental flood basalts at sea level. Geology (Boulder), 39(12), 1159-1162. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Coltice, N., Rey, P. (2008). A case for late-Archaean continental emergence from thermal evolution models and hypsometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275(3-4), 326-336. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Skogseid, J. (2012). A deep mantle origin for the asymmetry of the South Atlantic margins. EGU General Assembly 2012, Austria: EGU.
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Bower, D., Gurnis, M. (2012). A forward geodynamic modelling approach to understand the history of subduction along the east Asian margin. 6th eResearch Australasia Conference 2012, Sydney: eResearch Australasia.
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Skogseid, J., Heine, C. (2012). Asymmetry of the margins of the Atlantic Ocean from geodynamic models of mantle convection with lithospheric deformation. 46th Congresso Brasileiro de Geologia, Sao Paulo: Brazilian Society of Geology.
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Skogseid, J. (2012). Asymmetry of the margins of the South Atlantic from geodynamic models of lithospheric deformation and mantle convection. 34th International Geological Congress (IGC): Australia 2012, Brisbane, Australia: International Geological Congress.
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2012). Evolution of Earth's topography from models of global mantle flow and lithospheric deformation. 6th eResearch Australasia Conference 2012, Sydney: eResearch Australasia.
  • Williams, S., Flament, N., Heine, C., Vazifehshenas, M., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2012). Geodynamic modeling of passive margin systems from tectonic reconstructions with deforming plate boundaries. EGU General Assembly 2012, Austria: EGU.
  • Matthews, K., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Müller, R. (2012). Late Cretaceous to present-day opening of the southwest Pacific constrained by numerical models and seismic tomography. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, Crows Nest, NSW: Conference Action Pty Ltd.
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Müller, R. (2012). Subduction history in the Melanesian borderlands region, SW Pacific. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, Crows Nest, NSW: Conference Action Pty Ltd.
  • Flament, N., Williams, S., Gurnis, M., Heine, C., Müller, R. (2012). Testing alternative reconstructions of the South Atlantic by comparing predicted to observed total tectonic subsidence. 34th International Geological Congress (IGC): Australia 2012, Brisbane, Australia: International Geological Congress.
  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N. (2010). Crustal growth, thermal evolution of the Earth, and Archaean emerged land surface. 2nd European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna: Copernicus GmbH.
  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N. (2010). Secular cooling of the solid earth, archaean emerged land surface, and crustal growth models. Fifth International Archean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia: Geological Survey of Western Australia.
  • Rey, P., Flament, N., Coltice, N. (2010). The rise of the continents and the shift to modern earth. Fifth International Archean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia: Geological Survey of Western Australia.
  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N., Dromart, G., Olivier, N. (2010). The role of lower crustal flow in the formation of subaqueous Archaean continental flood basalts. Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, australia: Conference Logistics.
  • Rey, P., Flament, N., Coltice, N. (2010). When continents were flat and flooded. AGU Fall Meeting.

Other

  • Zahirovic, S., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Whittaker, J., Flament, N., Gurnis, M. (2010), The India - Eurasia collision and marginal basin evolution in the NW Pacific.

2014

  • Barnett-Moore, N., Flament, N., Heine, C., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. (2014). Cenozoic uplift of south Western Australia as constrained by river profiles. Tectonophysics, 622, 186-197. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Skogseid, J., Heine, C., Müller, R. (2014). Topographic assymetry of the South Atlantic from global models of mantle flow and lithospheric stretching. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 387, 107-119. [More Information]

2013

  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2013). A review of observations and models of dynamic topography. Lithosphere, 5(2), 189-210. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Coltice, N., Rey, P. (2013). The evolution of the 87Sr/86Sr of marine carbonates does not constrain continental growth. Precambrian Research, 229, 177-188. [More Information]

2012

  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Skogseid, J. (2012). A deep mantle origin for the asymmetry of the South Atlantic margins. EGU General Assembly 2012, Austria: EGU.
  • Olivier, N., Dromart, G., Coltice, N., Flament, N., Rey, P., Sauvestre, R. (2012). A deep subaqueous fan depositional model for the Palaeoarchaean (3.46 Ga) Marble Bar Cherts, Warrawoona Group, Western Australia. Geological Magazine, 149(4), 743-749. [More Information]
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Bower, D., Gurnis, M. (2012). A forward geodynamic modelling approach to understand the history of subduction along the east Asian margin. 6th eResearch Australasia Conference 2012, Sydney: eResearch Australasia.
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Skogseid, J., Heine, C. (2012). Asymmetry of the margins of the Atlantic Ocean from geodynamic models of mantle convection with lithospheric deformation. 46th Congresso Brasileiro de Geologia, Sao Paulo: Brazilian Society of Geology.
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Skogseid, J. (2012). Asymmetry of the margins of the South Atlantic from geodynamic models of lithospheric deformation and mantle convection. 34th International Geological Congress (IGC): Australia 2012, Brisbane, Australia: International Geological Congress.
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2012). Evolution of Earth's topography from models of global mantle flow and lithospheric deformation. 6th eResearch Australasia Conference 2012, Sydney: eResearch Australasia.
  • Williams, S., Flament, N., Heine, C., Vazifehshenas, M., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2012). Geodynamic modeling of passive margin systems from tectonic reconstructions with deforming plate boundaries. EGU General Assembly 2012, Austria: EGU.
  • Zahirovic, S., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Whittaker, J. (2012). Insights on the kinematics of the India-Eurasia collision from global geodynamic models. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(4). [More Information]
  • Matthews, K., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Müller, R. (2012). Late Cretaceous to present-day opening of the southwest Pacific constrained by numerical models and seismic tomography. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, Crows Nest, NSW: Conference Action Pty Ltd.
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Müller, R. (2012). Subduction history in the Melanesian borderlands region, SW Pacific. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, Crows Nest, NSW: Conference Action Pty Ltd.
  • Flament, N., Williams, S., Gurnis, M., Heine, C., Müller, R. (2012). Testing alternative reconstructions of the South Atlantic by comparing predicted to observed total tectonic subsidence. 34th International Geological Congress (IGC): Australia 2012, Brisbane, Australia: International Geological Congress.

2011

  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N., Dromart, G., Olivier, N. (2011). Lower crustal flow kept Archean continental flood basalts at sea level. Geology (Boulder), 39(12), 1159-1162. [More Information]

2010

  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N. (2010). Crustal growth, thermal evolution of the Earth, and Archaean emerged land surface. 2nd European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna: Copernicus GmbH.
  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N. (2010). Secular cooling of the solid earth, archaean emerged land surface, and crustal growth models. Fifth International Archean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia: Geological Survey of Western Australia.
  • Zahirovic, S., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Whittaker, J., Flament, N., Gurnis, M. (2010), The India - Eurasia collision and marginal basin evolution in the NW Pacific.
  • Rey, P., Flament, N., Coltice, N. (2010). The rise of the continents and the shift to modern earth. Fifth International Archean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia: Geological Survey of Western Australia.
  • Flament, N., Rey, P., Coltice, N., Dromart, G., Olivier, N. (2010). The role of lower crustal flow in the formation of subaqueous Archaean continental flood basalts. Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, australia: Conference Logistics.
  • Rey, P., Flament, N., Coltice, N. (2010). When continents were flat and flooded. AGU Fall Meeting.

2008

  • Flament, N., Coltice, N., Rey, P. (2008). A case for late-Archaean continental emergence from thermal evolution models and hypsometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275(3-4), 326-336. [More Information]

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