Accueil Staff Post-Doc Emmanuel Cordier

Emmanuel CORDIER

Postdoctorant

Coastal Sedimentology

Laboratoire Géosciences Réunion - IPGP
Université de la Réunion
15, Avenue René Cassin, BP 7151
97715 Saint Denis messagerie cedex 9
La Réunion
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Research Direction


My research focuses on the physical processes and sediment dynamics in coastal areas, especially in fringing reef ecosystems. Areas of particular emphasis include the processes driving flow in the fringing reef environment: wave energy dissipation and tranformation over reef front, tides and wind driven flow; the effects of fringing reef hydrodynamics in carbonate beaches erosion and stability (Hermitage/La Saline fringing reef in La Reunion); 3D modelling of coastal circulation and sediment processes (Saint-Paul bay in La Reunion, New-Caledonia lagoon).

 

Education

2007 PhD in physical oceanography and sedimentology. Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion (LGSR), La Réunion University.
Title of the PhD dissertation: Sedimentary dynamics of the fringing reef of l’Hermitage / La Saline (île de La Réunion): physical processes and sediment flux.
Advisors: Jean Coudray (La Reunion Univ) and Bertrand Millet (Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, COM).

2000 M.S.2: Physical oceanography and modeling of the marine environment. Liège University, Belgium.
3D numerical modeling of the fine suspended sediment transport in the southwest lagoon of New-Caledonia — Part of the french program “ECOTROPE” of IRD.
Advisors: Sylvain Ouillon and Pascal Douillet (IRD, New-Caledonia).

1999 Academic degree of the university of Aix-Marseille II: Physical oceanography, marine and environmental science. Aix-Marseille II, Méditerranée University, France.

1998 M.S.1: Physical oceanography and environmental science. Aix-Marseille II, Méditerranée University, France

 

Experience


2007-present Postdoctoral Fellow — Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion (LGSR), La Réunion University — Physical oceanography and sedimentary dynamics of the Saint-Paul bay, île de La Réunion, field investigation and numerical modeling.

2002-2007 PhD Research — Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion (LGSR), La Réunion University — Physical processes, sediment flux and dynamics of a fringing reef in La Réunion.

2005-2006 Lecturer — Laboratoire Géosciences Réunion (LGSR), La Reunion University
taught: Sedimentology and stratigraphy (B.S.), Climate Change (B.S.), General Geology (B.S.).

2001-2002 Research assistant — Development of an algorithm to calibrate Sea Surface Temperature remote sensing images from in-situ drifting buoys datas.

1999-2001 Research assistant — Centre of Oceanology of Marseille (COM) — Programming of a 2DH numerical model for the coupling between physical and biogeochemical processes in the artificial lake of Brobo, Côte d’Ivoire (comparison of the upwind and TVD numerical schemes) —French program “Petits barrages” of IRD

 

Funding

2007-2009 Postdoctoral fellow, La Reunion University and Regional research program (140000 €). Saint-Paul bay hydrodynamics and sedimentary processes, perspectives for coastal management.

2002-2006 Conseil Régional de La Réunion, contrat quadriennal (14000 €): Hydrodynamics, Sedimentary processes and erosion of carbonate beaches in fringing reef enviroment: l’Hermitage / La Saline fringing reef, La Reunion.

2002-2005 Conseil Regional de La Réunion, allocation doctorale


Publications in peer-reviewed journals

A2. Chazottes V., Reijmer J., Cordier E., 2008. Sediment characteristics in reef areas influenced by eutrophication-related alterations of benthic communities and bioerosion processes. Marine Geology 250:114-127

A1. Douillet P., Ouillon S., Cordier E., 2001. A numerical model for fine suspended sediment transport in the southwest lagoon of New Caledonia. Coral Reefs 20(4):361-372

 

Abstracts

Cordier E., Troadec R., Millet B., Coudray J., 2005. Hydrodynamics and sedimentary processes in shallow fringing reef ecosystem: application to L’Hermitage / La Saline reef (La Réunion Island, Western Indian Ocean). 4th WIOMSA scientific symposium.

Taddei D., Bucas G., Clavier J., Conand C., Cordier E., Cuet P., Frouin P., Mangion P., Roby C., Touchard M., 2005. Metabolic performance of soft-sediment in a shallow coral reef (La Réunion Island). 4th WIOMSA scientific symposium

Cordier E.
, Saint-Ange F., Troadec R., 2003. Etude de la dynamique sédimentaire en milieu corallien à l’île de la Réunion. XXXème colloque de l’UOF (Union des Océanographes de France)

 


 

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 10 Septembre 2008 10:51