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Maître de conférence - Faculté des Sciences et Technologies de Nancy - Université de Lorraine

section 35 CNU

Tel : (33) 3 83 59 42 48 ; Fax : (33) 3 83 51 17 98

e-mail Françoise Chalot-Prat

Recherche/Research Interests

  • Post-collisional to continental intraplate volcanism :
    • Dynamics of volcanic eruptions and petrogenesis of silicated basic and acid magmas
    • Relationships between lithospheric deformation, volcanism and basin formation
  • Opening of slow spreading rate oceans :
    • Relationships between magmatism and lithospheric deformation
    • Relationships between oceanic mantle and crust
  • Formation of continental and oceanic lithospheric mantle and mantle-crust relationships


  • 1976 : PhD of the University of Caen (France) : "Cambrian rhyolitic volcanism in the eastern part of the Armorican Massif (Ecouves and Multonne areas) : volcanology and petrology"
  • 1976-1979 : Post-Doc at the Polytechnic School of MONTREAL (CANADA)
  • 1981-1988 : Lecturer at the University of FES (MOROCCO)
  • 1989 until now : Maitre de Conférence at the University of NANCY (FRANCE)
  • 1990 : PhD of the University Pierre et Marie Curie of Paris VI (France) : "Petrogenesis of an intracontinental late-orogenic hercynian volcanism : study of the Tazekka carboniferous volcanic complex and similar volcanic zones in Mekkam and Jerada areas (Eastern Morocco)



Magott, R., Berthod, C., & Chalot-Prat, F. (2021). Structural and paleostress analysis within a fossil slow-spreading ridge : Tectonic processes involved during ocean expansion. Journal of Structural Geology, 150, 104402.


Chalot-Prat, F., Doglioni, C., & Falloon, T. (2017). Westward migration of oceanic ridges and related asymmetric upper mantle differentiation. Lithos, 268-271, 163–173.


Chalot-Prat, F., Faloon, T. J., Green, D. H., & Hibberson, W. O. (2013). Melting of plagioclase + spinel lherzolite at low pressures (0.5 GPa): An experimental approach to the evolution of basaltic melt during mantle refertilisation at shallow depths. Lithos, 172-173, 61–80.


Ouarhache, D., Charrière, A., Chalot-Prat, F., & El Wartiti, M. (2012). Chronologie et modalités du rifting triasico-liasique à la marge sud-ouest de la Téthys alpine (Moyen Atlas et Haute Moulouya, Maroc) ; corrélations avec le rifting atlantique : simultanéité et diachronisme. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 183(3), 233–249.


McCann, T., Chalot-Prat, F., & Saintot, A. (2010). The Early Mesozoic evolution of the Western Greater Caucasus (Russia): Triassic Jurassic sedimentary and magmatic history. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 340, 181–238.


Chalot-Prat, F., Tikhomirov, P., & Saintot, A. (2007). Late Devonian and Triassic basalts from the southern continental margin of the East European Platform, tracers of a single heterogeneous lithospheric mantle source. Journal of Earth System Science, 116(6), 469–492.


Etxebarria, M., Chalot-Prat, F., Apraiz, A., & Eguiluz, L. (2006). Birth of a volcanic passive margin in Cambrian time: Rift paleogeography of the Ossa-Morena Zone, SW Spain. Precambrian Research, 147, 366–386.
Saintot, A., Brunet, M. F., Yakovlev, F., Sébrier, M., Stephenson, R., Ershov, A., et al. (2006). The Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Greater Caucasus. In D. G. Gee, & R. A. Stephenson (Eds.), European Lithosphere Dynamics (pp. 277–289). Memoirs of the Geological Society of London, 32.


Chalot-Prat, F. (2005). An undeformed ophiolite in the Alps: Field and geochemical evidence for a link between volcanism and shallow plate tectonic processes. In Plates, plumes and paradigms (Vol. 388, pp. 751–780). The Geological Society of America, Special Paper.


Alexandre, P., Chalot-Prat, F., Saintot, A., Wijbrans, J., Stephenson, R., Wilson, M., et al. (2004). 40Ar/39Ar dating of magmatic activity in the Donbass foldbelt and the Scythian platform (Eastern European Craton). Tectonophysics, 23, 15.
Gasquet, D., Chevremont, P., Baudin, T., Chalot-Prat, F., Guerrot, C., Cocherie, A., et al. (2004). Polycyclic magmatism in the Tagragra d'Akka and Kerdous-Tafeltast inliers (Western Anti-Atlas, Morocco). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 39, 267–275.
Tikhomirov, P. L., Chalot-Prat, F., & Nazarevitch, B. P. (2004). Triassic volcanism in the eastern Fore-Caucasus: evolution and geodynamic interpretation. Tectonophysics, 381(1-4), 119–142.


Chalot-Prat, F., Ganne, J., & Lombard, A. (2003). No significant element transfer from the oceanic plate to the mantle wedge during subduction and exhumation of the Tethys lithosphere (Western Alps). Lithos, 69(3-4), 63–103.
Mc Cann, T., Saintot, A., Chalot-Prat, F., Kitchka, A., Fokin, P., Alekseev, A., et al. (2003). Evolution of the southern margin of the Donbas (Ukraine) from Devonian to early carboniferous times. Special Publication – Geological Society of London, 208, 117–135.


Chalot-Prat, F., & Girbacea, R. (2000). Partial delamination of continental mantle lithosphere, uplift-related crust-mantle decoupling, volcanism and basin formation : a new model for the Pliocene-Quaternary evolution of the southern East-Carpathians, Romania. Tectonophysics, 327, 83–107.
Ouarhache, D., Charriere, A., Chalot-Prat, F., & El Wartiti, M. (2000). Sédimentation détritique continentale synchrone d'un volcanisme explosif dans le Trias terminal – Infralias du domaine Atlastique (Haute Moulouya, Maroc). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 31(3-4), 555–570.


Chalot-Prat, F., & Arnold, M. (1999). Immiscibility between calcio-carbonatitic and silicate melts, and related wall-rock reactions in the upper mantle : a natural case study from Romanian mantle xenoliths. Lithos, 46(4), 627–659.


Chalot-Prat, F., & Boullier, A. M. (1997). Metasomatism in the subcontinental mantle beneath the Eastern Carpathians (Romania): new evidence from trace element geochemistry. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 129, 284–307.


Chalot-Prat, F. (1995). Genesis of rhyolitic ignimbrites and lavas from distinct sources at a deep crustal level : field, petrographic, chemical and isotopic (Sr, Nd) constraints in the Tazekka volcanic complex (Eastern Morocco). Lithos, 36, 29–49.
Youbi, N., Cabanis, B., Chalot-Prat, F., & Cailleux, Y. (1995). Histoire volcano-tectonique du massif permien de Khenifra (Sud-Est du Maroc Central). Geodinamica Acta, 8(3), 158–172.


  • Teaching : Mapping and Petrography of volcanics in old and recent areas, Volcanology (Lectures and practicals), Magma and Mantle Petrology (Lectures and practicals)
  • Programs for 4 years and annual schedules in Earth Sciences for students interested in becoming teachers in Geology and Biology in High Schools and Colleges

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