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Maître de conférences, Université de Lorraine



15 rue Notre Dame des Pauvres BP 20

54500 Vandœuvre les Nancy, FRANCE

Tel : (33) 3 83 59 42 24

e-mail Pierre Bouilhol

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Recherche/ Research interests

Crust formation and evolution

Field work- Petrology – Structures – Isotopes – Numerical Models – Subduction – Dynamics – Collision – Post-Collision


  • 2017- Maître de conférences, Université de Lorraine, Nancy (FR)
  • 2016-2017, Research Fellow, LMV, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
  • 2012-2016, Research Associate, Durham University (UK)
  • 2009-2011, Research Fellow and Associate, MIT (USA)
  • 2005-2008 : Doctor ès Science at ETH Zurich (CH)
  • 2002-2004 : Master in Earth Sciences, Montpellier (FR)


Publications CRPG


Couzinié, S., Bouilhol, P., Laurent, O., Marko, L., & Moyen, J. F. (2021). When zircon drowns: Elusive geochronological record of water-fluxed orthogneiss melting in the Velay dome (Massif Central, France). Lithos, 384-385, 106938.
Debret, B., Garrido, C. J., Pons, J., Bouilhol, P., Inglis, E., Lopez Sanchez-Vizcaino, V., et al. (2021). Iron and zinc stable isotope evidence for open-system high-pressure dehydration of antigorite serpentinite in subduction zones. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 296, 210–225.


Horn, C., Bouilhol, P., & Skemer, P. (2020). Serpentinization, deformation, and seismic anisotropy in the subduction mantle wedge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems G3, 21(4).


Burg, J. P., & Bouilhol, P. (2019). Timeline of the South-Tibet-Himalayan belt: the geochronological record of subduction, collision, and underthrusting from zircon and monazite U-Pb ages. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56(12), 1318–1332.
Couzinié, S., Laurent, O., Chelle-Michou, C., Bouilhol, P., Paquette, J. L., Gannoun A.M., et al. (2019). Detrital zircon U–Pb–Hf systematics of Ediacaran metasediments from the French Massif Central:Consequence Detrital zircon U–Pb–Hf systematics of Ediacaran metasediments from the French Massif Central: Consequences for the crustal evolution of the north Gondwana margin. Precambrian Research, 324, 269–284.
Maunder, B., van Hunen, J., Bouilhol, P., & Magni, V. (2019). Modeling slab temperature: A reevaluation of the thermal parameter. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, 20.


Debret, B., Bouilhol, P., Pons, M. L., & Williams, H. (2018). Carbonate transfer during the Onset of slab devolatilization: New insights from Fe and Zn stable isotopes. Journal of Petrology, 59(6), 1145–1166.
Eeken, T., Goes, S., Pedersen, H. A., Arndt, N., & Bouilhol, P. (2018). Seismic evidence for depth-dependent metasomatism in cratons. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 491, 148–159.
Jagoutz, O., Bouilhol, P., Schaltegger, U., & Müntener, O. (2018). The isotopic evolution of the Kohistan Ladakh arc from subduction initiation to continent arc collision. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 483.
Jolivet, L., Faccenna, C., Becker, R. H., Tesauro, M., Sternai, P., & Bouilhol, P. (2018). Mantle flow and deforming continents:From India-Asia convergence to Pacific subduction. Tectonics, 37, 2887–2814.
Kaislaniemi, L., van Hunen, J., & Bouilhol, P. (2018). Lithosphere destabilization by melt weakening and crust-mantle interactions: Implications for generation of granite-migmatite belts. Tectonics, 37.
Riel, N., Bouilhol, P., Van Hunen, J., Cornet, J., Magni, V., Grigorova, V., et al. (2018). Interaction between mantle-derived magma and lower arc crust: quantitative reactive melt flow modelling using STyx. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 478.


Freeburn, R., Bouilhol, P., Maunder, B., Magni, V., & van Hunen, J. (2017). Numerical models of the magmatic processes induced by slab breakoff. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478, 203–213.

Autres publications/Other publications


R Freeburn*, P Bouilhol, B Maunder, V Magni, J van Hunen : Numerical models of the magmatic processes induced by slab breakoff. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 478, 203-213

V Magni, MB Allen, J van Hunen, P Bouilhol. Continental underplating after slab break-off Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474, 59-67

EC Inglis*, B Debret, KW Burton, MA Millet, ML Pons, D Christopher W., P Bouilhol, M Cooper, GM Nowell, A McCoy-West, HM Williams The behaviour of iron and zinc stable isotopes accompanying the subduction of mafic oceanic crust : A case study from Western Alpine Ophiolites . Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI : 10.1002/2016GC006735

S Couzinié*, O Laurent, M Poujol, M Mintrone, C Chelle-Michou, JF Moyen, P Bouilhol, A Vezinet, L Marko. Cadomian S-type granites as basement rocks of the Variscan belt (Massif Central, France) : Implications for the crustal evolution of the north Gondwana margin. Lithos, 16-34


Pons M.-L., Debret B., Bouilhol P., Williams H. : A zinc isotope evidence for sulphate-rich fluid transfer across subduction zones Nature Communications, 7, 13794

Couzinié S.*, Laurent O., Moyen J-F., Zeh A., Bouilhol P., Villaros A : Post-collisional magmatism : Crustal growth not identified by zircon Hf–O isotopesEarth and Planetary Science Letters, 456, 182

Maunder B.*, van-Hunen J., Magni V. Bouilhol P. Relamination of mafic subducting crust throughout Earth’s history Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, 206

Mohammadi A.*, Burg J.-P., Bouilhol P., Ruh J. : U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry of Zahedan and Shah Kuh plutons, southeast Iran : Implication for closure of the South Sistan Suture Zone Lithos, 248, 293

Debret B., Millet M. A., Pons M.L., Bouilhol P., Inglis E., Williams H. : Isotopic evidence for iron mobility during subduction Geology, 44, 215


Bouilhol P., Schmidt M.W, Burg J-P. Magma transfer and evolution in lower arc crust channels : The pyroxenitic feeder pipes of Sapat (Kohistan). Journal of Petrology, 56, 1309

Hunziker D.*, Burg J-P., Bouilhol P., Von Quadt A. Jurassic rifting at the Eurasian Tethys margin : Geochemical and geochronological constraints from granitoids of North Makran, SE Iran. Tectonics, 34, 571

Bouilhol P., Magni V., van Hunen J. Kaislaniemi L. A numerical approach to melting in warm subduction zones Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411, 37


Magni V., Bouilhol P., van Hunen J. Deep water recycling through time. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15


Bouilhol P., Jagoutz O. Hanchar J. Dudas F.O. Dating the India-Eurasia collision through arc magmatic records. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 366, 163


Bouilhol P., Burg J-P., Bodinier J-L., Schmidt M.W. Gem olivine and calcite mineralization precipitated from subduction-derived fluids in the Kohistan arc-mantle (Pakistan). Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 1291

Bouilhol P., Connolly J.A.D., Burg J-P. Geological evidence and modelling of melt migration by porosity waves in the sub-arc mantle of Kohistan Geology, 39, 1091

Bouilhol P., Schaltegger U., Chiaradia M., Ovtcharova M., Stracke A., Burg J-P. (2011) Timing of juvenile arc crust formation and evolution in the Sapat Complex (Kohistan-Pakistan) Chemical Geology, 280, 243

Bouilhol P., Burg J-P., Bodinier J-L., Schmidt M.W., Dawood H., Hussain S. (2009) Magma and fluid percolation in arc to forearc mantle : Evidence from Sapat Lithos 107, 17

Bouilhol P., Leyreloup AF., Delor C., Vauchez A., Monie P. (2006) Relationships between lower and upper crust tectonics during doming : The mylonitic southern edge of the Velay metamorphic core complex (Cévennes-French Massif Central) ; Geodinamica acta 19, 137

Enseignement / Teaching

L3 : Mantle and Magmatism

L2 : Field Course

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