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Maître de conférence (Associate Professor)

Université de Lorraine

Tel : (33) 3 83 59 48 75 ; Fax : (33) 3 83 51 17 98

e-mail Lydéric France

Lydéric France on ResearchGate

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Recherche/Research Interests

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Igneous petrology, geochemistry, metamorphic petrology, structural geology, mineralogy, experimental petrology, volcanology…

to study…

…Magma reservoir processes


Full CV here : CV complet ici :…

  • 2019 : HDR (habilitation à diriger les recherches)
  • 2010 - present : Maître de conférences à l’Université de Lorraine, CRPG-CNRS
  • 2009 - 2010 : Attaché Temporaire à l’Enseignement et à la Recherche, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Géosciences-Cergy
  • 2006 - 2009 : Thèse (PhD) à Géosciences Montpellier (University Montpellier 2) et à Institut für Mineralogie (Leibniz Universität, Hannover). Magmatic / hydrothermal interactions at fast spreading mid-ocean ridges : Implications on the dynamics of the axial melt lens. Supervision : Benoit Ildefonse, Juergen Koepke
  • 2005 - 2006 : Master au Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand)
Awards / Distinctions

2010 : Best PhD Award / Prix de thèse CNFG (Comité National Français de Géologie)

2010 : Best PhD Award / Prix de thèse SFMC (Société Française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie)


  • Redox conditions & magmatic processes
  • Magmatism & rifting in Afar (East African rift)
  • Genesis and forthcoming evolution of garnet pyroxenites
  • Tectono-metamorphic (HP-BT) evolution of Attica peninsula


publications Lyderic France

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Publications CRPG


Neukampf, J., Laurent, O., Tollan, P., Bouvier, A. S., Magna, T., Ulmer, P., et al. (2022). Degassing from magma reservoir to eruption in silicic systems : The Li elemental and isotopic record from rhyolitic melt inclusions and host quartz in a Yellowstone rhyolite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 326, 56–76.
Pieterek, B., Ciazela, J., Boulanger, M., Lazarov, M., Wegorzewski, A. V., Panczyk, M., et al. (2022). Sulfide enrichment along igneous layer boundaries in the lower oceanic crust : IODP Hole U1473A, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 320, 179–206.


Azevedo-Vannson, S., France, L., & Ingrin, J., Chazot, G. (2021). Mantle metasomatic influence on water contents in continental lithosphere : New constraints from garnet pyroxenite xenoliths (France & Cameroon volcanic provinces). Chemical Geology, 575, 120257.
Boulanger, M., France, L., Ferrando, C., Ildefonse, B., Ghosh, B., Sanfilippo, A., et al. (2021). Magma-mush interactions in the lower oceanic crust : Insights From Atlantis bank layered series (Southwest Indian Ridge). JGR Solid Earth, 126(9), e2021JB022331.
Ferrando, C., Basch, V., Ildefonse, B., Deans, J., Sanfilippo, A., Barou, F., et al. (2021). Role of compaction in melt extraction and accumulation at a slow spreading center: Microstructures of olivine gabbros from the Atlantis Bank (IODP Hole U1473A, SWIR). Tectonophysics, 815, 229001.
Ferrando, C., France, L., Basch, V., Sanfilippo, A., Tribuzio, R., & Boulanger, M. (2021). Grain size variations record segregation of residual melts in slow-spreading oceanic crust (Atlantis Bank, 57°E Southwest Indian Ridge). JGR Solid Earth, 106(4), e2020JB020997.
France, L., Brouillet, F., & Lang, S. (2021). Early carbonatite magmatism at Oldoinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) : carbonatite–silicate melt immiscibility in Lengai I melt inclusions. Comptes Rendus. Géoscience – Sciences de la Planète, 353(S2), 273–288.
France, L., Lombard, M., Nicollet, C., Berthod, C., Debret, B., & Koepke, J. (2021). Quantifying the axial magma lens dynamics at the roof of oceanic magma reservoirs (Dike/Gabbro transition) : Oman drilling project GT3 site survey. JGR Solid Earth, 126(5), e2020JB021496.
Lang, S., Mollo, S., France, L., Misiti, V., & Nazzari, M. (2021). Kinetic partitioning of major-minor cations between olivine and Hawaiian tholeiitic basalt under variable undercooling and cooling rate conditions. Chemical Geology, 584, 120485.
Rose-Koga, E. F., Bouvier, A. S., Gaetani, G. A., Wallace, P. J., Allison, C. M., Andrys, J. A., et al. (2021). Silicate melt inclusions in the new millennium: A review of recommended practices for preparation, analysis, and data presentation. Chemical Geology, 570, 120145.


Baudouin, C., France, L., Boulanger, M., Dalou, C., & Devidal, J. L. (2020). Trace element partitioning between clinopyroxene and alkaline magmas: parametrization and role of M1 site on HREE enrichment in clinopyroxenes. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175, 42.
Boulanger, M., France, L., Deans, J. R., Ferrando, C., & Lissenberg, C. J., von der Handt, A. (2020). Magma reservoir formation and evolution at a slow-spreading center (Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge). Frontiers in Earth Science, .
Casola, V., France, L., Galy, A., Bouden, N., & Villeneuve, J. (2020). No evidence for carbon enrichment in the mantle source of carbonatites in eastern Africa. Geology, 48, 971–975.
France, L. (2020). Can destabilization rims of hydrous minerals be used to constrain magma ascent kinetics at lava dome volcanoes ? Bulletin of Volcanology, 82, 66.
Kelemen, P., Matter, J. M., Teagle, D. A. H., Coggon, J. A., and the Oman Drilling Project Science Team, France, L., et al. (2020). Proceedings of the Oman Drilling Project. College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program, .


Baudouin, C., & France, L. (2019). Trace element partitioning between wollastonite and alkaline silicate magmas. Chemical Geology, 523, 88–94.
Dick, H. J. B., MacLeod, C. J., Blum, P., Abe, N., Blackman, D. K., Bowles, J. A., et al. (2019). Dynamic accretion beneath a slow‐spreading ridge segment : IODP Hole 1473A and the Atlantis Bank oceanic core complex. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 124, 12,631–12,659.


Ayalew, D., Pik, R., Bellahsen, N., France, L., & Yirgu, G. (2018). Differential fractionation of rhyolites during the course of crustal extension, Western Afar (Ethiopian Rift). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, 20(2), 571–593.
Gu, X., Ingrin, J., Deloule, E., France, L., & Xia, Q. (2018). Metasomatism in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle beneath the south French Massif Central: Constraints from trace elements, Li and H in peridotite minerals. Chemical Geology, 478, 2–17.
Mollex, G., Füri, E., Burnard, P., Zimmermann, L., Chazot, G., Kazimoto, E. O., et al. (2018). Tracing helium isotope compositions from mantle source to fumaroles at Oldoinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania. Chemical Geology, 480, 66–74.
Nguyen, D. C., Morishita, T., Soda, Y., Tamura, A., Ghosh, B., Harigane, Y., et al. (2018). Occurrence of felsic rocks in oceanic gabbros from IODP hole U1473A : Implications for evolved melt migration in the lower oceanic crust. Minerals, 8(583).


Erdmann, M., France, L., Fischer, L. A., Deloule, E., & Koepke, J. (2017). Trace elements in anatectic products at the roof of mid-ocean ridge magma chambers: An experimental study. Chemical Geology, 456, 43–57.
Zhang, C., Koepke, J., France, L., & Godard, M. (2017). Felsic plutonic rocks from IODP hole 1256D, Eastern Pacific: Implications for the nature of the axial melt lens at fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges. Journal of Petrology, 58(8), 1535–1566.
Zhang, C., Wang, L. X., Marks, M. A. W., France, L., & Koepke, J. (2017). Volatiles (CO2, S, F, Cl, Br) in the dike-gabbro transition zone at IODP Hole 1256D: Magmatic imprint versus hydrothermal influence at fast-spreading mid-ocean ridge. Chemical Geology, 459, 43–60.


Dick, H. J. B., MacLeod, C. J., Blum, P., Abe, N., Blackman, D. K., Bowles, J. A., et al. (2016). Expedition 360 Preliminary Report: Southwest Indian Ridge lower crust and Moho. Internat. Ocean Discovery Program. Expedition 360 Preliminary Report, .
Fischer, L. A., Erdmann, M., France, L., Wolff, P. E., Deloule, E., Zhang, C., et al. (2016). Trace element evidence for anatexis at oceanic magma chamber roofs and the role of partial melts for contamination of fresh MORB. Lithos, 260, 1–8.
France, L., Demacon, M., Gurenko, A. A., & Briot, D. (2016). Oxygen isotopes reveal crustal contamination and a large, still partially molten magma chamber in Chaîne des Puys (French Massif Central). Lithos, 260, 328–338.
Gu, X., Deloule, E., France, L., & Ingrin, J. (2016). Multi-stage metasomatism revealed by trace element and Li isotope distributions in minerals of peridotite xenoliths from Allègre volcano (French Massif Central). Lithos, 264, 158–174.
Medynski, S., Pik, R., Burnard, P., Dumont, S., Grandin, R., Williams, A., et al. (2016). Magmatic cycles pace tectonic and morphological expression of rifting (Afar depression, Ethiopia). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 446, 77–88.
Scheffer, C., Vanderhaeghe, O., Lanari, P., Tarantola, A., Ponthus, L., Photiades, A., et al. (2016). Syn- to post-orogenic exhumation of metamorphic nappes: Structure and thermobarometry of the western Attic-Cycladic metamorphic complex (Lavrion, Greece). Journal of Geodynamics, 96, 174–1923.


Erdmann, M., Fischer, L. A., France, L., Zhang, C., Godard, M., & Koepke, J. (2015). Anatexis at the roof of an oceanic magma chamber at IODP Site 1256 (equatorial Pacific): an experimental study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 169(39).
France, L., Chazot, G., Kornprost, J., Dallai, L., Vannucci, R., Grégoire, M., et al. (2015). Mantle refertilization and magmatism in old orogenic regions: The role of late-orogenic pyroxenites. Lithos, 232, 49–75.
Medynski, S., Pik, R., Burnard, P., Vye-Brown, C., France, L., Schimmelpfennig, I., et al. (2015). Stability of rift axis magma reservoirs: Spatial and temporal evolution of magma supply in the Dabbahu rift segment (Afar, Ethiopia) over the past 30 kyr. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409, 278–289.
Mollex, G., France, L., Burnard, P., & Boudoire, G. (2015). Genesis and evolution of highly alkaline magmas at Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania. In REE mineralizations associated to Late- to Post-Grenvillian Orogeny peraluminous pegmatites, Québec. Proceeding of the 13th Biennial SGA Meeting, 24-27 August 2015, Nancy, France.
Pezzali, I., France, L., Chazot, G., & Vannucci, R. (2015). Analogues of exhumed pyroxenite layers in the Alboran domain sampled as xenoliths by Middle Atlas Cenozoic volcanism. Lithos, 230, 184–188.


France, L., Koepke, J., MacLeod, C. J., Ildefonse, B., Godard, M., & Deloule, E. (2014). Contamination of MORB by anatexis of magma chamber roof rocks: Constraints from a geochemical study of experimental melts and associated residues. Lithos, 202-203, 120–137.


France, L., Ildefonse, B., & Koepke, J. (2013). Hydrous magmatism triggered by assimilation of hydrothermally altered rocks in fossil oceanic crust (northern Oman ophiolite). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, 14(8), 2598–2614.
Medynski, S., Pik, R., Burnard, P., Williams, A., Vye-Brown, C., Ferguson, D., et al. (2013). Controls on magmatic cycles and development of rift topography of the Manda Hararo segment (Afar, Ethiopia):Insights from cosmogenic 3He investigation of landscape evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 367, 133–145.


Bolfan-Casanova, N., Munoz, M., McCammon, C., Deloule, E., Férot, A., Demouchy, S., et al. (2012). Ferric iron and water incorporation in wadsleyite under hydrous and oxidizing conditions: A XANES, Mössbauer, and SIMS study. American Mineralogist, 97(8-9), 1483–1493.
Deschamps, F., Godard, M., Guillot, S., Chauvel, C., Andreani, M., Hattori, K., et al. (2012). Behavior of fluid-mobile elements in serpentines from abyssal to subduction environments: Examples from Cuba and Dominican Republic. Chemical Geology, (312-313), 93–117.
Teagle, D. A. H., Ildefonse, B., Blum, A., Guérin, G., Zakharova, N., Abe, N., et al. (2012). Proc. IODP, 335: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.) (Vol. Expedition 335).


Koepke, J., France, L., Müller, T., Faure, F., Goetze, N., Dziony, W., et al. (2011). Gabbos from IODP site 1256, equatorial Pacific: Insight into axial magma chamber processes at fast spreading ocean ridges. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, 12(9), Q09014.
Teagle, D., Ildefonse, B., Blum, P., Guérin, G., Zakharova, N., Abe, N., et al. (2011). Expedition 335 Scientists, 2011. Superfast spreading rate crust 4: drilling gabbro in intact ocean crust formed at a superfast spreading rate. IODP Preliminary Report, 335.

Autres publications / Other publications


France, L., & Nicollet, C. (2010). MetaRep, an extended CMAS 3D program to visualize mafic (CMAS, ACF-S, ACF-N) and pelitic (AFM-K, AFM-S, AKF-S) projections. Computers and Geosciences, 36, 786–791.

France, L., Ildefonse, B., Koepke, J., & Bech, F. (2010). A new method to estimate the oxidation state of basaltic series from microprobe analyses. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 189(3-4), 340–346.

France, L., Koepke, J., Ildefonse, B., Cichy, S. B., & Deschamps, F. (2010). Hydrous partial melting in the sheeted dike complex at fast spreading ridges : experimental and natural observations. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 160(5), 683–704.


France, L., Ildefonse, B., & Koepke, J. (2009). Interactions between magma and hydrothermal system in Oman ophiolite and in IODP Hole 1256D : Fossilization of a dynamic melt lens at fast spreading ridges. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10.

France, L., Ouillon, N., Chazot, J., Kornprobst, J., & Boivin, P. (2009). CMAS 3D a new program to visualize and project major elements compositions in the CMAS system. Computers and Geosciences, 35, 1304–1310.

Nicolas, A., Boudier, F., & France, L. (2009). Subsidence in magma chamber and the development of magmatic foliation in Oman ophiolite gabbros. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 284(1-2), 76–87.


Nicolas, A., Boudier, F., Koepke, J., France, L., Ildefonse, B., & Mevel, C. (2008). The root zone of the sheeted dike complex in the Oman ophiolite. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9.


  • Enseignement : Pétrologie magmatique et métamorphique, géochimie, volcanologie, cartographie, géologie de terrain, géodynamique…
  • Niveau de licence, master, 2e année (ENSG)
  • Responsable de l’enseignement de géochimie en licence
  • Responsable de l’enseignement de Volcanologie en M1 (cours-TD-TP-terrain)
  • Responsable de l’enseignement de Magmatologie en M2
  • Responsable du M2 Terre & Planètes (M2-recherche)

Thesis supervision at CRPG :

  • Xiaoyan Gu (2016) "Melt-rock interactions signatures in peridotite from sub-continental mantle (French Massif Central) : A trace element, H, Li and δ7Li approach". (P.I. : Etienne Deloule, co-direction : Lydéric France, Jannick Ingrin)
  • Martin Erdmann (2017) "Felsic melts in the oceanic crust : an experimental study on their generation, phase equilibria, and trace element partitioning". (P.I. : Juergen Koepke, co-direction : Lydéric France, Etienne Deloule ; International co-tutelle)
  • Gaelle Mollex (2017) "Architecture de la plomberie du volcan carbonatitique Oldoinyo Lengai : Nouvelles contraintes sur la source, les transferts hydrothermaux, et la différenciation magmatique dans la chambre active". (P.I. : Lydéric France, co-direction : Pete Burnard, Evelyn Füri, Bernard Marty)
  • Marine Boulanger (2020) "Crustal accretion processes, and melt migration at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges". (P.I. : Lydéric France, co-direction : Juergen Koepke, Raphael Pik ; International co-direction) ; Ami Boué PhD award 2021 from the SGF (Société Géologique de France)
  • Valentin Casola (2021) "Manteau source et genèse des magmas parents des carbonatites : les principales ressources en terres rares sur terre". (P.I. : Lydéric France, co-direction : Didier Laporte, Etienne Deloule)
  • Sarah Lang (2022) "Kinetic aspects of major and trace element partitioning between olivine and melt during solidification of terrestrial and extraterrestrial basaltic materials". (P.I. : Lydéric France, Silvio Mollo ; International co-direction)
  • Nicolas Esteves (ongoing) "BeauLiϒ : Understanding protracted differentiation and its role in Li & rare metals concentration : Petrogenetic evolution & assembly duration of the Beauvoir granite". (P.I. : Lydéric France & Pierre Bouilhol, co-direction : Michel Cuney)
  • Juliette Pin (ongoing) "Magmatism at the ocean-continent transition : plumbing system architecture & igneous processes at Asal (Djibouti) and Erta Ale (Ethiopia) rift segments". (P.I. : Gilles Chazot & Lydéric France)

Documents joints

CV L. France ; Jan. 2018

5 septembre 2018
Document : PDF
368.3 ko

spreadsheet : New oxybarometer : France et al., 2010 ; JVGR

17 janvier 2018
Document : Excel
488 ko

New oxybarometer : France et al., 2010 ; JVGR

17 janvier 2018
Document : PDF
248.3 ko