Accueil Staff Students Magali Smietana

Magali SMIETANA

Doctorante / PhD Student

Monitrice/ Teaching Assistant

Geochemistry and Petrology of Igneous rocks

Laboratoire Géosciences Réunion - IPGP
Université de la Réunion
15, Avenue René Cassin, BP 7151
97715 Saint Denis messagerie cedex 9
La Réunion
phone: (262) 02 62 93 82 10
fax: (262) 02 62 93 82 66
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Curriculum Vitae détaillé (PDF) / English Resume (PDF)

 

Research Direction

 

Ph.D. student in Geology since 2007, La Réunion University

Thesis : Petrological and geochemical study of the differentiated series of Piton de la Fournaise

Advisors: Patrick Bachèlery (LGSR, La Réunion University) and Christophe Hémond (UBO, Brest University)

 

Summary: 

The oldest lavas belonging to Piton de la Fournaise have an alkaline and differentiated composition.This chemistry is typical of the end of the life of a shield volcano, but the Piton de la Fournaise is currently in the shield building stage.

My goal is to identify the origin of these differentiated lavas and to determine whether they really issue from to Piton de la Fournaise or to the Alizés Volcano, an extinct volcano buried under Piton de la Fournaise.

 

Field: outcrop and dredged samples, Piton de la Fournaise volcano, hotspot

Methods: geochemistry : major, trace and isotopic (Sr, Nd, Hf, Pb) elements and geochronology (K-Ar)

     Optical and electronic microscopies, EPMA, XRF, ICP-MS, TIMS, MC-ICP-MS

 

Education

 

2006 M.S. 2, Geology, LMV – Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand

2005 M.S. 1, Geology, Géosciences Rennes, Rennes 1 University

2004 B.S. 3, Geology, Géosciences Rennes, Rennes 1 University

2003 B.S. 1 & 2, Physic and Chemistry, Géosciences Rennes, Rennes 1 University

 

 

Experience

2007-2010 Teaching assistant, La Réunion University

      taught: Petrography of metamorphic rocks(B.S.2), Introduction to Earth Sciences (B.S 1)

 

 

Conference Abstracts

Smietana, M., Bachèlery, P. and Hémond, C. (2010). Heterogeneity in the mantle source of La Réunion Island, Goldschmidt conference abstract 2010, Geochem. Cosmochem. Act., 74, 12, suppl. 1, A972. PDF

Smietana, M., P. Bachèlery and C. Hémond (2009). The third volcano of La Réunion Island: new geochemical data from the submarine flanks. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11, EGU2009-4880. (Poster) PDF

 

Peer-reviewed publication

Merle, O., Ph. Mairine, L. Michon, P. Bachèlery, M. Smietana, Calderas, Landslides and Paleo-canyons at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano (La Réunion Island, Indian Ocean), J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 189, 1-2, p. 131-142,  doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.11.001  PDF

 

 

Published Report

 

Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network [07/2006 (BGVN 31:07)]

Seismic crisis on 28 May 2006 precedes lava lake eruption in Chahalé crater

 

 

Commitment to scientific popularization

Talks

  • Geology of La Réunion Island, invitation by SREPEN (association for study and protection of environment and nature), October 2008 and December 2009
  • History of Piton de la Fournaise shield, forum of young researcher, 2008, La Réunion University
  • Karthala lavas petrology : "Le Karthala se révèle", 2007, La Réunion University

 

 Documentaries

  • DZ, le magazine des lycées et de la formation", about teaching learning of Earth Sciences Department of La Réunion University, number 62, December 2009

  • "Le Tremblet : eruption autopsy", Loïs Mussard, RFO, april 2008

 

  • "Les Explorateurs d’Arté», Christine Lamotte, Géodon Programmes, may 2007

 

  • "Le Karthala, unrecognized volcano", Emmanuel Pons, Centre multimédia de l’Université de la Réunion, june 2006

Field guiding

  • 3 days excursion in Mafate for "Maison de la Montagne", August 2008

  • Geological excursion for 2 classes of schoolchildren on Piton de la Fournaise volcano, October 2009