M&U Staff: Suzon Jammes

Suzon Jammes – Researcher and Consultant @ M&U sas

“As a researcher and consultant at M&U, my goal is to use a multiscale and multidisciplinary approach combining geological, geophysical and numerical modelling to understand deformation processes at lithospheric scale and their interaction with surface processes and magmatism. Constrained by geological and geophysical observation acquired in collaboration with the rest of the team, numerical models are used to help us understanding the thermodynamic evolution of a system and reinforce our capacity in predicting subsurface geological records of complex area”.

Short Bio

Suzon started her academic career as a Phd student at the University of Strasbourg studying the extensional processes and their reactivation in the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees. With her precursor investigations, she initiated a geologicalMarginal revolution within the Pyrenees that has been influencing a decade of international research initiatives. During her post-doctoral research projects (University of Bergen and University of Texas at Austin), she developed her numerical modelling skills to deepen her understanding of deformation processes (in extension and compression) at lithospheric scale. While continuing modeling rifting processes, Suzon started to teach at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in 2015 before joining M&U in 2021. Her skills and commitment to push forward knowledge in Geosciences is perfectly fitting with M&U’s philosophy to create value for both our industry and academic partners.

List of Publications
  • Bickert, M., Cannat, M., Tommasi, A., Jammes, S., & Lavier, L. (2021). Strain Localization in the Root of Detachment Faults at a Melt‐Starved Mid‐Ocean Ridge: A Microstructural Study of Abyssal Peridotites From the Southwest Indian Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22(5), e2020GC009434.
  • Jammes, S., and L. Lavier (2019), Effect of contrasting structural and compositional inheritances on the development of rifting, Geosphere, v. 15, no. 2, p. 1–16, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01686.1.
  • Chenin, P., S. Jammes, L, L. Lavier, G. Manatschal, S. Picazo, O. Muntener, G.D. Karner, P.H. Figueredo, C. Johnson (2019), Impact of mafic underplating and mantle depletion on subsequent rifting: A numerical modeling study. Tectonics, 38 2185– 2207, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018TC005318
  • Chenin, P., S. Picazo, S. Jammes, G. Manatschal, O. Müntener, G. Karner and C. Johnson (2018), Does the fate of an orogenic system depend on the nature of the predating extensional cycle? A new perspective on the Wilson Cycle in the North Atlantic region, Geological Society of London Special Publication, in press
  • Jammes, S., L. Lavier (2016), The effect of bi-mineralic composition on extensional processes at lithospheric scale, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006399.
  • Jammes, S., L. Lavier, J. Reber (2015), Localization and delocalization of deformation in semi-brittle material, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, 3649–3663, doi:10.1002/2015JB011890.
  • Jammes, S., R.S. Huismans, and J.A. Muñoz (2013), Lateral variation in structural style of mountain building: controls of rheological and rift inheritance. Terra Nova, 2013, doi: 10.1111/ter.12087.
  • Jammes, S. and R.S. Huismans (2012), Structural styles of mountain building: Controls of lithospheric rheologic stratification and extensional inheritance. J. Geophys. Res., 2012. 117(B10): p. B10403.
  • Jammes S., C. Tiberi & G. Manatschal (2010c), 3D architecture of a complexe transcurrent rift system: the example of the Bay of Biscay-Western Pyrenees,Tectonophysics, 489, p. 210–226, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.04.023.s.
  • Jammes S.,G. Manatschal & L. Lavier (2010b), Interaction between pre-rift salt and detachment faulting inhyper-extended rift systems: the example of the Parentis and Mauleon basins (Bay of Biscay-Western Pyrenees),AAPG Bulletin, 94, 7, p. 957–975, doi:10.1306/12090909116.
  • Jammes S., L. Lavier & G. Manatschal (2010a), Extreme crustal thinning in the Bay of Biscay and the Western Pyrenees: from observation to modelling, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 11, Q10016, doi:10.1029/2010GC003218.

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