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Aloys Bory

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Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) @ University of Lille (since 2004)

Adresse Contact
Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies Tél : 03 20 43 65 47
Bâtiment SN5 Fax : 03 20 43 49 10
59655 Villeneuve d’Asq Cedex France Email :

Adjunct Research Associate Scientist @ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York

Research interests

- Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography : terrigenous records in polar ice caps and marine sediments
- Geochemistry/Atmospheric sciences : eolian mineral dust cycle
- Biogeochemistry : particulate matter transfer in the ocean

Professional preparation

- Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, British Antarctic Survey and University of Cambridge, 2002-2004
- Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, 1999-2002
- Doctorat (eq. Ph.D.) in Biogeochemistry (obtained with distinction), LSCE / University of Paris-VII, 1997
- D.E.A (eq. M.S.) in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Paris-VII, 1992
- Licence/Maîtrise (eq. B.A.) in Geophysics and Geochemistry, University of Montpellier-II, 1991

In charge of

- LOG team #5 : “Mineralogical and geochemical messages in marine sediments”
- LOG Saharan dust observatory at Mbour, Senegal (IRD-CNRS-University of Lille partnership)
- LOG clean lab (SN5 site)
- SN5 sedimentology-palynology labs platform


- Howe, J. N. W., A. M. Piotrowski, R. Hu and A. Bory (2017) Reconstruction of east–west deep water exchange in the low latitude Atlantic Ocean over the past 25,000 years, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 458 : 327-336.

- Tachikawa, K., T. Arsouze, G. Bayon, A. Bory, C. Colin, J.-C. Dutay, N. Frank, X. Giraud, A. T. Gourlan, C. Jeandel, F. Lacan, L. Meynadier, P. Montagna, E. Pucéat, M. Roy-Barman and C. Waelbroeck (2017) A new global database of seawater and Holocene archive neodymium isotopic compositions, Chemical Geology, 457 : 131-148.

- D. McGee, G. Winckler, A. Borunda, S. Serno, R.F. Anderson, C. Recasens, A. Bory, D. Gaiero, S.L. Jaccard, M. Kaplan, J.F. McManus, M. Revel, Y. Sun, (2015) Tracking eolian dust with helium and thorium : Impacts of grain size and provenance, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.11.023.

- Bory, A. (2014). "A 10,000 km dust highway between the Taklamakan Desert and Greenland." PAGES magazine 22(2) : 16-17.

- Colin, C., G. Siani, Z. Liu, D. Blamart, C. Skonieczny, Y. Zhao, A. Bory, N. Frank, S. Duchamp-Alphonse, F. Thil, T. Richter, C. Kissel and J. Gargani (2014). "Late Miocene to early Pliocene climate variability off NW Africa (ODP 659)." Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 401 : 81-95, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.1002.1015.

- Bory, A. J.-M., W. Abouchami, S. J. G. Galer, A. Svensson, J. N. Christensen and P. Biscaye (2014). "A chinese imprint in insoluble pollutants recently deposited in central Greenland as indicated by lead isotopes." Environmental Science and Technology 48(3) : 1451–1457, doi:1410.1021/es4035655.

- Skonieczny, C., A. Bory, V. Bout‐Roumazeilles, W. Abouchami, S. J. G. Galer, X. Crosta, A. Diallo and T. Ndiaye (2013). "A three-year time series of mineral dust deposits on the West African margin : Sedimentological and geochemical signatures and implications for interpretation of marine paleo-dust records." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 364 : 145–156, doi:110.1016/j.epsl.2012.1012.1039.

- Sionneau, T., V. Bout-Roumazeilles, G. Meunier, C. Kissel, B. P. Flower, A. Bory and N. Tribovillard (2013). "Atmospheric re-organization during marine isotope stage 3 over the north american continent : Sedimentological and mineralogical evidence from the Gulf of Mexico." Quaternary Science Reviews 81(1) : 62-73, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.1010.1002.

- Noble, T. L., A. M. Piotrowski, L. F. Robinson, J. F. McManus, C.-D. Hillenbrand and A. J.-M. Bory (2012). "Greater supply of Patagonian-sourced detritus and transport by the ACC to the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean during the last glacial period." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 317-318 : 374–385, doi:310.1016/j.epsl.2011.1010.1007.

- Malaizé, B., E. Jullien, A. Tisserand, C. Skonieczny, F. Grousset, F. Eynaud, C. Kissel, J. Bonnin, S. Karstens, P. Martinez, A. Bory, V. Bout-Roumazeilles, T. Caley, X. Crosta, K. Charlier, L. Rossignol, J.-A. Flores and R. Schneider (2012). "The impact of African aridity on the isotopic signature of Atlantic deep waters across the Middle Pleistocene Transition." Quaternary Research 77(1) : 182–191, doi:110.1016/j.yqres.2011.1009.1010.

- Skonieczny, C., A. Bory, V. Bout‐Roumazeilles, W. Abouchami, S. J. G. Galer, X. Crosta, J. B. Stuut, I. Meyer, I. Chiapello, T. Podvin, B. Chatenet, A. Diallo and T. Ndiaye (2011). "The 7–13 March 2006 major Saharan outbreak : Multiproxy characterization of mineral dust deposited on the West African margin." Journal of Geophysical Research 116 : D18210, doi:18210.11029/12011JD016173.

- Montero-Serrano, J. C., V. Bout-Roumazeilles, A. E. Carlson, N. Tribovillard, A. Bory, G. Meunier, T. Sionneau, B. P. Flower, P. Martinez, I. Billy and A. Riboulleau (2011). "Contrasting rainfall patterns over North America during the Holocene and Last Interglacial as recorded by sediments of the northern Gulf of Mexico." Geophysical Research Letters 38 : L14709, doi:14710.11029/12011GL048194.

- Sionneau, T., V. Bout-Roumazeilles, B. P. Flower, A. Bory, N. Tribovillard, C. Kissel, B. Van Vliet-Lanoe and J. C. M. Serrano (2010). "Provenance of freshwater pulses in the Gulf of Mexico during the last deglaciation." Quaternary Research 74(2) : 235-245, doi:210.1016/j.yqres.2010.1007.1002.

- Montero-Serrano, J. C., V. Bout-Roumazeilles, T. Sionneau, N. Tribovillard, A. Bory, B. P. Flower, A. Riboulleau, P. Martinez and I. Billy (2010). "Changes in precipitation regimes over North America during the Holocene as recorded by mineralogy and geochemistry of Gulf of Mexico sediments." Global and Planetary Change 74(3-4) : 132-143, doi:110.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.1009.1004.

- Bory, A., E. Wolff, R. Mulvaney, E. Jagoutz, A. Wegner, U. Ruth and H. Elderfield (2010). "Multiple sources supply eolian mineral dust to the Atlantic sector of coastal Antarctica : Evidence from recent snow layers at the top of Berkner Island ice sheet." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 291(1-4) : 138-148, doi:110.1016/j.epsl.2010.1001.1006.

- Sugden, D. E., R. D. McCulloch, A. J.-M. Bory and A. Hein (2009). "Influence of Patagonian glaciers on Antarctic dust deposition during the last glacial period." Nature Geoscience 2(4) : 281-285, doi:210.1038/NGEO1474.

- Montero-Serrano, J. C., V. Bout-Roumazeilles, N. Tribovillard, T. Sionneau, A. Riboulleau, A. Bory and B. Flower (2009). "Sedimentary evidence of deglacial megafloods in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Pigmy Basin)." Quaternary Science Reviews 28(27-28) : 3333-3347, doi:3310.1016/j.quascirev.2009.3309.3011.

- Sionneau, T., V. Bout-Roumazeilles, P. E. Biscaye, B. Van Vliet-Lanoe and A. Bory (2008). "Clay mineral distributions in and around the Mississippi River watershed and Northern Gulf of Mexico : sources and transport patterns." Quaternary Science Reviews 27 : 1740-1751, doi:1710.1016/j.quascirev.2008.1707.1001.

- Jullien, E., F. Grousset, B. Malaize, J. Duprat, M. F. Sanchez-Goni, F. Eynaud, K. Charlier, R. Schneider, A. Bory, V. Bout and J. A. Flores (2007). "Low-latitude "dusty events" vs. high-latitude "icy Heinrich events"." Quaternary Research 68(3) : 379-386, doi:310.1016/j.yqres.2007.1007.1007.

- Zdanowicz, C., G. Hall, J. Vaive, Y. Amelin, J. Percival, I. Girard, P. Biscaye and A. Bory (2006). "Asian dustfall in the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 70(14) : 3493-3507, doi:3410.1016/j.gca.2006.3405.3005.

- Grousset, F. E., P. Ginoux, A. Bory and P. Biscaye (2003). "Case study of a Chinese dust plume reaching the French Alps." Geophysical Research Letters 30(6) : 1277, doi:1210.1029/2002GL016833.

- Bory, A. J. M., P. E. Biscaye, A. M. Piotrowski and J. P. Steffensen (2003). "Regional variability of ice core dust composition and provenance in Greenland." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 4 : 1107, doi:1110.1029/2003GC000627

- Bory, A. J.-M., P. E. Biscaye and F. E. Grousset (2003). "Two distinct seasonal Asian source regions for mineral dust deposited in Greenland (NorthGRIP)." Geophysical Research Letters 30(4) : 1167, doi:1110.1029/2002GL016446.

-  Bory, A. J.-M., P. E. Biscaye, A. Svensson and F. E. Grousset (2002). "Seasonal variability in the origin of recent atmospheric mineral dust at NorthGRIP, Greenland." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 196(3-4) : 123-134, doi:110.1016/S0012-1821X(1001)00609-00604.

-  Bory, A., F. Dulac, C. Moulin, I. Chiapello, P. P. Newton, W. Guelle, C. E. Lambert and G. Bergametti (2002). "Atmospheric and oceanic dust fluxes in the northeastern tropical Atlantic Ocean : how close a coupling ?" Annales Geophysicae 20(12) : 2067-2076, doi:2010.5194/angeo-2020-2067-2002.

- Lanci, L., D. V. Kent, P. E. Biscaye and A. Bory (2001). "Isothermal remanent magnetization of Greenland ice : Preliminary results." Geophysical Research Letters 28(8) : 1639-1642, doi:1610.1029/2000GL012594.

- Bory, A., C. Jeandel, N. Leblond, A. Vangriesheim, A. Khripounoff, L. Beaufort, C. Rabouille, E. Nicolas, K. Tachikawa, H. Etcheber and P. Buat-Menard (2001). "Downward particle fluxes within different productivity regimes off the Mauritanian upwelling zone (EUMELI program)." Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers 48(10) : 2251-2282, doi:2210.1016/S0967-0637(2201)00010-00013.

- Jeandel, C., K. Tachikawa, A. Bory and F. Dehairs (2000). "Biogenic barium in suspended and trapped material as a tracer of export production in the tropical NE Atlantic (EUMELI sites)." Marine Chemistry 71(1-2) : 125-142, doi:110.1016/S0304-4203(1000)00045-00041.

- Biscaye, P. E., F. E. Grousset, A. M. Svensson and A. Bory (2000). "Eurasian Air Pollution Reaches Eastern North America", Reply to Science’s Compass Perspectives : Atmospheric Science. Science 290 : 2258.

- Bory, A. J.-M. and P. P. Newton (2000). "Transport of airborne lithogenic material down through the water column in two contrasting regions of the eastern subtropical North Atlantic Ocean." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 14(1) : 297-315, doi:210.1029/1999GB900098.

- Grousset, F. E., M. Parra, A. Bory, P. Martinez, P. Bertrand, G. Shimmield and R. M. Ellam (1998). "Saharan wind regimes traced by the Sr-Nd isotopic composition of subtropical Atlantic sediments : Last Glacial maximum vs today." Quaternary Science Reviews 17(4-5) : 395-409, doi:310.1016/S0277-3791(1097)00048-00046.