Meryem MOJTAHID

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family name, First name: Mojtahid Meryem

Researcher unique identifier(s): D-2636-2014

Date of birth: 28/07/1981

Nationality: Moroccan/French

                                                          

EDUCATION

07/2018              HDR (habilitation thesis to supervise research) Defense: “The role played by foraminifera in documenting past climates

11/2007              PhD in Oceanic Environments and Paleoenvironments “Benthic foraminifera: bio-indicators of natural and anthropogenic eutrophication in open marine environments

06/2004              MSc in Oceanography and Paleoceanography. University of Bordeaux, France.

                             

CURRENT POSITION(S)

Since 09/2010    Associate professor at University of Angers, in the Research Unit UMR6112 LPG-BIAF

                             

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2009 – 2010       Post-doctoral researcher. NOC–National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK -

                              Marie Curie Fellowship (FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008)

2008 – 2009       Assistant professor (ATER) - Faculty of Sciences, University of Angers. I spent the teaching part of the contract in the Geology Department in Angers (09 to 12/08). I spent the research part in two institutes in Australia:

                              - From 01 to 04/09: ANU–Australian National University, Canberra, Australia - Supervisor:  Prof. Patrick De Deckker.

                              - From 05 to 08/09: JCU–James Cook University, Cairns, Australia - Supervisor:  Michael Bird.

2007– 2008        Assistant professor (ATER)

                              Faculty of Sciences, Geology Department, University of Angers, France.

2004– 2007        Assistant lecturer (monitorat) during PhD training

                              Faculty of Sciences, Geology Department, University of Angers, France.

 

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS and RESEARCH LEAVES

01 to 08/18         I obtained a research Leave (CET) from the University of Angers that allows a half teaching charge for 2017/2018.

01 to 08/14         I obtained a research Leave (CRCT) from Universities National Council (CNU) that allows a half teaching charge for 2013/2014.

2014                     Beneficiary of the Research and doctoral supervision grant PEDR

19/12/2008        Marie-Curie fellowship (FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008). Title: Linking foraminiferal diets and shell chemistry: an experimental approach to improving paleoceanography proxies.

                              NOC–National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK. 

2008                     Award winner of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Title: Ultra structural changes and trace element/isotope partitioning in calcifying organisms (Foraminifera, Ostracods). AWI–Alfred-Wegener Institute for polar and marine research, Bremerhaven, Germany.

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS, PhDs AND POSTDOCS

2019 – 2020       Post-doc: S. Le Houedec on the “Teleconnections between the main modes of climatic variability between the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean basins during the Holocene”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112

2019 – 2022       PhD: P. Dupuydt on the “Temporal and spatial reconstructions of intermediate water masses in the Bay of Biscay and along the Iberian margin during the last climatic cycle”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

2018 – 2021       PhD: E. Fossile on the “Marine bio-indicators of Arctic freeze/thaw Cycles: Storfjorden and Kongsfjorden as Climate change key zones”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

2014 – 2017       PhD: M. Durand on the “From estuary to ocean: local and global forcings and the dynamics of the Loire since the Mid- Holocene”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

2011 – 2015       PhD: C. Caulle on the “Benthic Foraminifera from the Minimum Oxygen Zone of the Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean): Developing a paleooxygenation proxy”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

2010 – 2013                           PhD: J. Garcia, on the “Holocene records in the southeastern Bay of Biscay: Global vs regional climate signals”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

02 to 06/2019    MSc: P. Dupuydt, on “Benthic foraminiferal response to the past 50 kyrs climatic changes as recorded in the southern Australian margin”, University of Rennes/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

02 to 06/2019    MSc: F. Bouhdayad, on “Holocene variability of the western Mediterranean traced by benthic foraminiferal assemblages and stables isotopes from the Var tubiditic system”, University of Perpignan/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.    

02 to 06/2018    MSc: M. Demol, on “Benthic foraminiferal response to brine formation under arctic ice in Storfjorden (Norway); Cruise Step17”, University of Nantes/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

02 to 06/2017    MSc: A. Jouini, on “Benthic foraminiferal response to brine formation under arctic ice in Storfjorden (Norway); Cruise Step16”, University of Perpignan/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.    

02 to 06/2016    MSc: P.-O. Coste, on “High resolution study of benthic foraminifera from the northern Bay of Biscay over the past 7000 years”, University of Brest/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

02 to 06/2015    MSc: M. Tribondeau, on “Distribution and geochemistry of benthic foraminifers in sediments of the Bay of Biscay”, Université Paris Sud XI/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

01 to 06/2015    MSc: G. Justine, on “15000 years of palaeoenvironmental and paleoceanographic reconstitution of northern Scotland based on benthic foraminifera”, Université de Nantes/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

01 to 06/2014    MSc: M. Durand, on “Benthic foraminiferal characterization for determining the origin of turbidites. Ecuador Margin”, University of Rennes 1/UMR6118 CNRS Géosciences.

02 to 06/2014    MSc: R. Fentimen, on “High resolution study of the Last Glacial Maximum off the ‘Manche’ palaeoriver”, University of Angers/LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

01 to 06/2013    MSc: R. Manceau “High resolution study of planktic foraminifera from the Nile prodelta over the past 13 ka”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.  

01 to 06/2013    MSc: L. Zozzolo “Spatial distribution of live benthic foraminifera in the Loire estuary: towards the development of a biotic index”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

04 to 05/2006    MSc: A. Pillet “Benthic ecosystem of Loch Etive: the use of benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of the impact of aquaculture activity”, LPG-BIAF–UMR6112.

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Since 2004           I taught a total of 2100h as Associate and Assistant Professor and Teaching Assistant

Degrees                Undergraduate to MSc degrees

Teaching units     External and internal earth geodynamics, climatology and paleoclimatology, paleontology and micropaleontology, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, earth history, petrography and mapping, marine ecosystem bio-monitoring.

Institution           All my teaching took place in the Geology Department, University of Angers, France.

 

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

06/2016              Organizer of the international conference: TMS Foraminifera and Nannofossil Groups, Joint Spring Meeting 2016, held at University of Angers. This conference was a great success. We received over 140 participants from 17 different nationalities. My role was to manage a team of volunteers, to deal with all administrative (accounting, search for sponsors, registrations, invoice and certificate management ...), scientific (organization of sessions and presentations, reception abstracts, selection of presentations and posters ...) and general public communication aspects (press releases, educational video ...). This work required nearly 3 month’s full time.

05/2013              Member of the organizing committee of the PhD student day, University of Angers, France.

01/2011              AERES «Agence d’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement supérieur» meeting, Nantes, France. Ø I made a movie presenting the research held at the LPG-BIAF laboratory. This video is used in various occasions to introduce the research in our laboratory.

06/2007              Organization Committee member of TMS Foraminifera and Nannofossil Groups. Joint Spring Meeting, June 2007, Angers, France.

 

SCIENTIFIC ANIMATION AND DISSEMINATION

08/2018              During a sampling cruise in the Arctic in Kongsfjorden (Svalbard Archipelago), I organized a day of participatory science aboard a sailboat carrying tourists. This adventure was published in the daily Ouest France: https://www.ouest-france.fr/economie/economie-de-la-mer/economie-de-la-mer-chercheuses-au-svalbard-bord-de-l-aztec-lady-5983409

01/2017              Invited public conference speaker at the Angers Municipal Institute. During this one-hour conference, I introduced the public to the history of Earth's climate over the past two million years.

10/2016              Co-chairman of the session (Holocene and Quaternary changes) with Christophe Colin (IDES, University Paris Sud XI) held during the 26th edition of the Meeting of Earth Sciences 2016 (Caen, France). In the same theme of TANDEM, this session focused on climate oscillations at decadal to millennial scales, the response to external forcing (orbital variations, solar cycles, volcanism), and the role of the ocean (internal forcing) and ocean-atmosphere coupling.

2016                     Following the accomplishment of the two main projects on the Loire estuary (RS2E and SEMHABEL) initiated in 2012, we proposed with my colleague E. Metzger (LPG-BIAF, University of Angers) a special issue in the Journal of Sea Research on the recent and past evolution of sedimentary, biogeochemical and benthic ecosystems in the Loire estuary. These two major scientific projects brought together about twenty researchers from different disciplines (biology, geology, chemistry, sedimentology and biogeochemistry) who managed to produce a large dataset giving 9 publications for this special issue. With my colleagues E. Metzger (LPG-BIAF, University of Angers) and P. Anschutz (EPOC, University of Bordeaux), we animated the special issue as guest editors.

Since 2010           Yearly active participation in the animation of wide audience scientific events such as the night of researchers, the science festival, the open doors of the University of Angers and orientation forums.

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Since 2019           Head of the Geology Department (University of Angers)

Since 2017           Member of the selection jury for PhD candidates for the doctoral school “Mer et Littoral UBL”

Since 2017           Member of the selection jury for Master candidates PPP (Angers/Rennes)

Since 2017           Member of the Editorial board of the international Journal "Revue de micropaléontologie"

April 2018           Selection Committee member for attribution of Associate Professor positions in the Geology Department, University of Angers.

2017-2018          Member of the Mixed Commission for ATER Recruitment

2017-2018          Substitute member for the Geology department direction

2011 – 2016       Member of the Scientific Council of LPG (Elected December 2011)

April 2014           Selection Committee member for attribution of Associate Professor positions in the Geology Department, University of Angers.

2010-2015          Responsible for the first undergraduate year of Geology, University of Angers.

2010-2015          Member of Advisory Committee 7 for Universities National Council (CNU, 23, 24, 63).

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MEDECC) assessment report on the current state and risks of climate change (http://www.medecc.org/?p=1818). Lead Author in the "Ecosystems: past and present marine and coastal ecosystems" chapter.
  • Two times reviewer of PhD dissertations
  • Three times member of 2 Master jury evaluations (Angers and Rennes Universities).
  • Over 20 reviewed papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals: Continental Shelf Research (IF: 2,064), Marine micropaleontology (IF: 1,889), Palaeoceanography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (IF: 2,578), Journal of Foraminiferal Research (IF: 1,700), The Holocene (IF: 2,324), Quaternary Science Reviews (IF: 4,797), Annales de Paléontologie, Revue de micropaléontologie.

 

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

In alphabetical order of last names

- Dr. F. Eynaud (Hindex=29; Bordeaux University): We collaborate on quaternary paleoceanographic reconstruction from the Bay of Biscay.

- Dr. K. Husum (The Norvegian Polar Institute): We collaborate on arctic sediment cores from Svalbard fjords

- Prof. G. de Lange (Utrecht University): We collaborate on Mediterranean marine cores, MADHO and MEMORI projects.

- Dr. E. Michel (LSCE, France): We collaborate on foraminiferal stable isotopes.

- Dr. A. Penaud (Brest University): We collaborate on the Loire estuarine cores and the mid-shelf mud-belt of the Bay of Biscay.

- Prof. G.J. Reichart, and Dr. L.J. de Nooijer (NIOZ, The Netherlands): We collaborated on Na/Ca proxy, Arabian Sea, and MADHO project.

- Prof. M. Snoussi (Mohammed V University in Rabat), and Prof. L. Dezileau (Hindex=16; Montpellier University). We have a new collaboration on Holocene marine cores from the Moroccan Atlantic margin to reconstruct paleostorms.

- Dr. S. Toucanne (IFREMER, France): We collaborate on sedimentological analyses on Atlantic and Mediterranean cores.

 

TRACK-RECORD

 

Current and submitted grants

Current grants

Project Title

Funding source

Amount (€)

Period

Role

STING (Temporal and spatial reconstructions of intermediate water masses in the Bay of Biscay and along the Iberian margin during the last climatic cycle)

LEFE-IMAGO-CYBER

38 K€

2019-2021

PI of the project

TANDEM (Teleconnexions between the main modes of internal climatic variability of the Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean)

Région Pays de la Loire

Appel à projet “Etoiles Montantes)

136 K€

2019-2022

PI of the project

ARCTICORE (Study of climate change in the last millennia in the Arctic: Paleoenvironmental reconstitution and recent anthropogenic impact)

OSUNA – AO 2019

4.8 K€

2018-2019

PI of the project

KING (Kongsfjorden Ice meltiNG) : Invitation of Dr. Katrin Husum (Norvegian Polar Institute) for a stay in Angers in order to start a new collaboration

PI: M. Mojtahid

Université d’Angers Appel à projets mobilité internationale 2018

1.5 K€

2018

PI of the project

Bi-SMART : Bioindication of brine formation under Arctic sea ice

PI: M.P. Nardelli (LPG-BIAF, Université d’Angers)

Université d’Angers Appel à projets de la commission recherche 2017

20.6 K€

2017-2018

Paleoclimate reconstructions

ABBA : (Arctic Brine BioindicAtor)

Under the Arctic ice: The benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of brine formation in the Storfjorden (Norway)

PIs: M.P. Nardelli  and M. Mojtahid (LPG-BIAF, Université d’Angers)

OSUNA

5 K€

2017

Co-PI of the project

HOOPLACOR: Sampling of long sediment cores (Kullenberg) in haploops fields in front of the Loire estuary

PI: A. Mouret (LPG-BIAF, Université d’Angers)

Proposals CNFC 2018

for coastal campaign proposals

Assignment of a scientific ship for 10 days cruise

2018

Paleoecological reconstructions

PALEOVASE : Holocene palaeoenvironments of the Loire estuary: Case study from the Brillantes mudflat

PI: M. Mojtahid

OSUNA

9.3 K€

2015

PI of the project

HISTOLOIRE: Determination of the pre-anthropogenic state of the Loire estuary and its historical evolution

PI: M. Mojtahid

Grand Port Maritime Nantes Saint-Nazaire

18 K€

2015-2016

PI of the project

MADHO:  MediterraneAn Deltas in the Holocene

PI: S. Berné (CEFREM, Université de Perpignan)

Mistrals/ Paleomex

137 K€

Amount for  LPG-BIAF

~15 K€

2012-2015

Paleoecological reconstructions of Nile and Var prodeltas

GéoFoBe «Benthic foraminifera geochemistry, acquisition and preservation of elemental and isotopic signals»

PI: S. Sepulcre (IDES, University of Paris-Sud)

INSU

14 K€

2012-2014

Supervising a MsC student : Marion Tribondeau

Jeune Equipe

PI: M. Elliot (LPG-Nantes)

Région Pays de la Loire

236 K€

2012-2014

Co-responsable for the finances and LA-IPMS analyses

SEMHABEL: Monitoring benthic microhabitats of the Loire Estuary

PI: M. Mojtahid

The European Regional Development Fund «FEDER LOIRE Plan Grandeur Nature 2007-2013»

152 K€

FEDER co-funding:

69 K€

2012-2013

PI of the project

N-ForLab: Quantification of denitrification of benthic foraminifera: Laboratory experiments

PI: E. Geslin (LPG-BIAF, Université d’Angers)

EC2CO « Ecosphère Continentale et Côtière », INSU

40 K€

2012-2013

Expertise in laboratory experiments

Foram-C “Linking foraminiferal diets and shell chemistry: an experimental approach to improving paleoceanography proxies”.

PI: M. Mojtahid

Scientist in charge: A. Gooday (NOC, Southampton)

Marie-Curie Fellowship

(FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008)

170 K€

2009-2010

Beneficiary

         

 

Publications

In a nutshell:

26 publications in peer review journals, 2 under review, 3 to be submitted in the upcoming month.

616 citations, H-index: 12 (Scopus 09/2019)

*indicates the publications without the presence of my PhD supervisor (F. Jorissen). In italics are the names of the PhD or MsC students I supervised.

Published papers

 
 

*Araújo D. F., Ponzevera E., Briant N., Knoery J., Sireau T., Mojtahid M., Metzger E., Brach-Papa C., 2019. Assessment of the metal contamination evolution in the Loire estuary using Cu and Zn stable isotopes and geochemical data in sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 143, 12-23. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.04.034

*Mojtahid, M., Durand, M., Coste, P.-O., Toucanne, S., Howa, H., Nizou, J., Eynaud, F., Penaud, A., 2018. Millennial-scale Holocene hydrological changes in the northeast Atlantic: New insights from ‘La Grande Vasière’ mid-shelf mud belt. The Holocene. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683618816478

*Durand, M., Mojtahid, M., Maillet, G.M., Baltzer, A., Schmidt, S., Blet, S., Marchès, E., Howa, H., 2018. Late Holocene record from a Loire River incised paleovalley (French inner continental shelf): Insights into regional and global forcing factors. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.06.035

*Mojtahid, M., Toucanne, S., Fentimen, R., Barras, C., Le Houedec, S., Soulet, G., Bourrillet, J-F, Michel, E. 2017. Changes in Northeast Atlantic hydrology during Termination 1: insights from Celtic margin’s benthic foraminifera. Quaternary Science Reviews, 175, 45-59. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.09.003.

 

*Mary, Y., Eynaud, F., Colin, C., Rossignol, L., Brocheray, S., Mojtahid, M., Garcia, J., Peral, M., Howa, H., Zaragosi, S., Cremer, M., 2017. Changes in Holocene meridional circulation and poleward Atlantic flow: the Bay of Biscay as a nodal point. Climate of the Past 13, 201–216. doi:10.5194/cp-13-201-2017.

 

*Mojtahid, M., Geslin, E., Coynel, A., Gorse, L., Vella, C., Davranche, A., Zozzolo, L., Blanchet, L., Bénéteau, E., Maillet, G., 2016. Spatial distribution of living (Rose Bengal stained) benthic foraminifera in the Loire estuary (western France). Journal of Sea Research, 118, 1–16. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2016.02.003.

 

*Durand, M., Mojtahid, M., Maillet, G.M., Proust, J.-N., Lehay, D., Ehrhold, A., Barré, A., Howa, H., 2016. Mid- to late-Holocene environmental evolution of the Loire estuary as observed from sedimentary characteristics and benthic foraminiferal assemblages. Journal of Sea Research, 118, 17–34. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2016.08.003.

 

*Ganne, A., Leroyer, C., Penaud, A., Mojtahid, M., 2016. Present-day palynomorph deposits in an estuarine context: The case of the Loire Estuary. Journal of Sea Research, 118, 35–51. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2016.10.006.

 

*Coynel, A., Gorse, L., Curti, C., Schafer, J., Grosbois, C., Morelli, G., Ducassou, E., Blanc, G., Maillet, G.M., Mojtahid, M., 2016. Spatial distribution of trace elements in the surface sediments of a major European estuary (Loire Estuary, France): Source identification and evaluation of anthropogenic contribution. Journal of Sea Research, 118, 77–91. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2016.08.005.

 

*Mojtahid, M., Manceau, R., Schiebel, R., Hennekam, R., de Lange, G.J., 2015. Thirteen thousand years of southeastern Mediterranean climate variability inferred from an integrative planktic foraminiferal-based approach. Paleoceanography 30, 402–422. doi:10.1002/2014PA002705

 

Goineau, A., Fontanier, C., Mojtahid, M., Fanget, A.-S., Bassetti, M.-A., Berné, S., Jorissen, F., 2015. Live–dead comparison of benthic foraminiferal faunas from the Rhône prodelta (Gulf of Lions, NW Mediterranean): Development of a proxy for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Marine Micropaleontology 119, 17–33. doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.07.002

 

Caulle, C., Mojtahid, M., Gooday, A.J., Jorissen, F.J., Kitazato, H., 2015. Living (Rose-Bengal-stained) benthic foraminiferal faunas along a strong bottom-water oxygen gradient on the Indian margin (Arabian Sea). Biogeosciences 12, 5005–5019. doi:10.5194/bg-12-5005-2015

 

C. Caulle, K. A. Koho, M. Mojtahid, G. J. Reichart, and F. J. Jorissen, 2014. Live foraminiferal faunas (Rose Bengal stained) from the northern Arabian Sea: links with bottom-water oxygenation. Biogeosciences, 10, 1155-1175.

 

Garcia, J., Mojtahid, M., Howa, H., Michel, E., Schiebel, R., Charbonnier, C., Anschutz, P., Jorissen, F. 2013. Benthic and planktic foraminifera of the last 12.8 cal ka BP in the southeastern Bay of Biscay: Paleoenvironmental implications. Acta Protozoologica, 52 (3), 161-180.

 

Mojtahid, M., Jorissen, F.J., Garcia, J., Schiebel, R., Michel, E., Eynaud, F., Gillet, H., Cremer, M., Diz Ferreiro, P., Siccha, M., Howa, H., 2013. High resolution Holocene record in the southeastern Bay of Biscay: global versus regional climate signals. Palaeo 3 (IF: 2.745), 377, 28-44.

 

*Mojtahid, M., Zubkov, M., Hartmann, M., Gooday, A, 2011. Grazing of intertidal benthic foraminifera on bacteria: Assessment using pulse-chase radiotracing. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 399, 25–34.

 

*Bird, M., Austin, W. E. N., Wurster, C. M., Fifield, K., Mojtahid, M., and Sargeant, C. 2010. Punctuated eustatic sea-level rise in the early mid-Holocene. Geology, 38 (9), 803–806.

 

Mojtahid, M., Jorissen, F., Lansard, B. and Fontanier, C., 2010. Microhabitat selection of benthic foraminifera off the Rhône River mouth (NW Mediterranean). Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 40 (3), 531–546.

 

Mojtahid, M. Griveaud, C., Fontanier, C., Anschutz, P. and Jorissen, F., 2010. Life foraminiferal faunas along a bathymetrical transect (150-4800 m) in the Bay of Biscay. Revue de Micropaléontologie, 53, 139–162.

 

Mojtahid, M., Jorissen, F., Lansard, B., Fontanier, C., Bombled, B., and Rabouille, C., 2009. Spatial distribution of live benthic foraminifera in the Rhône prodelta: Faunal response to a continental–marine organic matter gradient. Marine Micropaleontology, 70, 177-200.

 

Duchemin G., Mojtahid M., Bicchi E., Gaultier M., Jorissen F., Durrieu J., Galgani F., Cazes L., Camps, R.,  2008. New monitoring tool for assessing environmental impact of off-shore drilling activities: benthic foraminifera. SPE Journal, paper 111959.

 

Mojtahid M., Jorissen F., Pearson T.H., 2008. Comparison of benthic foraminiferal and macrofaunal/meiofaunal responses to organic pollution in the Firth of Clyde (Scotland). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56, 42-76.

 

*Eynaud, F., Zaragosi, S., Scourse, J.D., Mojtahid, M., Bourillet, and others, 2007. Deglacial laminated facies on the NW European continental margin: the hydrographic significance of British Ice Sheet meltwater pulses. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8, 1525-2027.

 

Mojtahid M., Jorissen F., Durrieu J., Galgani F., Howa H., Redois F. and Camps R., 2006. Benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of drill cutting disposal in tropical east Atlantic outer shelf environments. Marine Micropaleontology, 61, 58-75.

 

Durrieu J., Mojtahid M., Cazes L., Galgani F., Jorissen F. and Camps, R., 2006. Aged drilled cuttings offshoreGabon: New methodology for assessing their impact. SPE Journal, paper 98414.

 

*Mojtahid M., Eynaud F., Zaragosi S., Bourillet J.F., Scourse J., Garlan T., 2005. Palaeoclimatology and Palaohydrography of the glacial stages on Celtic and Armorican margins over the last 360 000 years. Marine Geology, 224, 57-82.

 

     

Papers under review

 
 

Mojtahid, M., Hennekam, R., De Nooijer, L., Reichart, G.-J., Jorissen, F., Boer, W., Le Houedec S., De Lange, G. J. Evaluation and application of foraminiferal Element/Calcium ratios: assessing riverine fluxes and environmental conditions during sapropel S1 in the southeastern Mediterranean. Under revision in Marine Micropaleontology.

*Toucanne S., Soulet G., Boswell S., Dennielou B., Waelbroeck C., Bayon G., Mojtahid M., Bosq M., Sabine M., Zaragosi S., Bourillet J-F. & Mercier H. Persistent upper Atlantic meridional overturning circulation as a cause for abrupt climate variability during last glacial cycle. Under review in Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

 
   

 

Papers to be submitted soon

 

 
 

*Penaud A., Eynaud F., Ganne A., Lambert C., Coste P.O., Herlédan M., Durand M., Vidal M., Stéphan P., Pailler Y., Goslin J., Mojtahid M. Mid-shelf deposits in the northern Bay of Biscay over the past 7 kyr BP: oceanic versus continental major influences from the Mid-Holocene in the north-eastern Atlantic Basin. To be submitted to the Holocene Journal.

 

*Fossile E., Nardelli M. P., Jouini A., Hubert-Huard R., Lansard B., Pusceddu A., Michel E., Peron O., Vivier F., Howa H. & Mojtahid M. Benthic foraminifera as tracers of brine production in Storfjorden “sea ice factory”. To be submitted to Polar Research journal.

*Le Houedec, S., Mojtahid, M., Bicchi, E.,  Hennekam, R., de Lange, G. Unravelling marine and continental signatures in sediments from the Nile River shore-parallel mud-belt over the past 19,000 years: new insights from benthic foraminiferal successions and stable isotopes. To be submitted to Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

 

 

Conferences

(* The person presenting the study; **Invited conference. In italics are the names of the PhD or MsC students I supervised)

Le Houedec, S., Mojtahid, M., Bicchi, E., Hennekam, R., de Lange, G. High resolution deep-sea ecosystem variability of the Nile prodelta during the past 20 Ka revealed by Benthic Foraminifera. Poster, ICP 2019, Sydney.

*Mojtahid, M., Jouini, A., Howa, H., Lansard, B., Michel, E., Peron, O., Baltzer, A., Nardelli, M. P., 2018. Benthic foraminiferal dissolution index for marine sediments in the Svalbard (Storfjorden). Oral presentation, Arctic Frontiers 2018, Tromsø (Norvège).

*Nardelli, M. P., Jouini, A., Howa, H., Lansard, B., Michel, E., Baltzer, A., Mojtahid, M., 2018. Reconstructing historical changes in sea-ice production at Storfjorden (Svalbard): benthic foraminifera as proxies of brine shelf waters. Oral presentation, Arctic Frontiers 2018, Tromsø (Norvège).

Durand, M., Mojtahid, M., Maillet, G.M., Murat, A., Baltzer, A., Schmidt, S., Blet, S., Garlan, T., Marchès E., *Howa, H., 2017. Late Holocene record from the Loire incised valley (Bay of Biscay): Insights into regional vs global climate forcing factors. Poster, IMS 2017, Toulouse (France).

*Maillet, G., Blanchet, L., Vella, C., Durand M., Mojtahid M., 2017. Spatial variability of superficial surface sediments grain-size of the Loire estuary. Poster, IMS 2017, Toulouse (France).

*Mouret A., Metzger E., Dubosq N., Durand M., Howa H., Maillet G., Bénéteau E., Haquin S., Lelong F., Tessier B., Mojtahid M., 2017. Diagenetic transformations of phosphorus, iron and manganese in the Loire estuary (France). Oral presentation, IEBS 2017, Rimouski (Canada).

*Sepulcre, S., Tribondeau, M., Bassinot, F., Mojtahid, M., Nardelli, M. P., Dessandier P.-A., Bonnin, J. 2017.  Calibration of benthic foraminifera elemental ratios from the Northeastern Atlantic. Oral presentation, Goldschmidt 2017, Paris (France).

*Mojtahid M., Durand M., Penaud A., Coste P-O., Ganne A., Howa H., Nizou J., and Toucanne S., 2017. High resolution study of benthic foraminiferal community from the northern Bay of Biscay (northeastern Atlantic) over the past 7000 years: a look at climatic and oceanic forcing factors. Poster, PAGES OSM 2017, Saragossa (Espagne).

 *Mojtahid M., Toucanne, S., Fentimen, R., Barras, C., Le Houedec, S., Soulet, G., Bourrillet, J-F, Michel, E., 2017. Do benthic foraminifera and their geochemical signature from the Celtic margin differentiate the effects of European and Laurentide Ice Sheets meltwaters on the AMOC across Termination 1? International science meeting AMOC. Oral presentation, Brest, 3-5th of May 2017.

*Mojtahid, M., Toucanne, S., Fentimen, R., Barras, C., Le Houedec, S., Zaragosi, S.,  Michel, E. 2016. Etude à haute résolution temporelle de la Terminaison I dans l’Atlantique Nord-Est: Apport des proxies basés sur les foraminifères benthiques. Oral presentation, RST 2016, Caen (France).

*Mojtahid, M., and P. De Deckker, 2016. Fossil benthic foraminifera from the Murray Canyons Group (South Australia). Poster, TMS meeting, June 2016, Angers (France)

*Durand, M., Mojtahid, M., Maillet, G.M., Proust, J-N., Lehay, D., Ehrhold, A., Barré, A., Howa, H., 2016. Mid- to late-Holocene environmental evolution of the Loire estuary as observed from sedimentary and microfaunal characteristics. Oral presentation, TMS meeting, June 2016, Angers (France)

; **Mojtahid, M., Hennekam, R., De Nooijer, L., Reichart, G.J., Jorissen, F., de Lange, G. 2015. Reconstructing southeastern Mediterranean bottom and surface water environments during Sapropel S1 using laser-ICPMS elemental ratios on foraminiferal shells. Poster, GSA Baltimore 2015 (USA) – November. 

*Mojtahid, M., Manceau, R., Schiebel, R., Henneckam, R., de Lange, G. 2014. High-resolution study of planktic foraminifera from the eastern Mediterranean over the last 13 cal ka BP. Oral presentation, EGU 2014, Vienna.

*Caulle, C., Koho, K.A., Mojtahid, M., Reichart, G.J. and Jorissen F.J., 2014. Live foraminiferal faunas (Rose Bengal stained) from the northern Arabian Sea: links with bottom-water oxygenation. Poster, EGU 2014, Vienna.

*Caulle, C., Mojtahid, M., Koho, K., Gooday, A. G., Reichart, J.G., Schmiedl, G., Jorissen, F.  2014. Benthic foraminifera from the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone: towards a paleo-oxygenation proxy. Oral presentation, EGU 2014, Vienna.

*Garcia J., Mojtahid M., Michel E., Eynaud F., and Howa H., 2014. Glacial to Holocene environmental changes recorded in the southeastern Bay of Biscay: a global versus regional signal. Oral presentation, EGU 2014, Vienna.

*Mojtahid M., Jorissen F.J., Garcia J., Schiebel R., Michel E., Howa H., et al. 2013. Holocene records in the southeastern Bay of Biscay: global versus regional climate signals. Poster, ICP11, Barcelona, Sept 2013.

*Mojtahid M., Howa H., Garcia J., Jorissen F.J., Michel E., Schiebel R., et al., 2012. High resolution Holocene record from the southeastern Bay of Biscay: global vs regional signals. Oral presentation, EGU, Vienna, April 2012.

*Mojtahid, M., Durrieu, J., and others, 2009, Comparison of benthic foraminiferal and macrofaunal indicators of oily drill disposal. Oral presentation, FACEIT Symposium, January 2009, Leipzig, Germany.

*Mojtahid, M., Bicchi, E., Duchemin, and others, 2008. Benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of drill cutting disposals. Oral presentation, The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS), Mai 2008, Tübingen, Germany.

*Mojtahid, M., F. Jorissen, and others, 2007. Spatial distribution of benthic foraminifera in the Rhône prodelta: faunal response to organic matter focussing. Oral presentation, IMBER/LOICZ, September 2007, Shanghai, China.

*Mojtahid, M., F. Jorissen, and others, 2007. Spatial distribution of benthic foraminifera in the Rhône prodelta: faunal response to organic matter focussing. Oral presentation, The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS), June 2007, Angers.

*Mojtahid, M. 2007. Benthic foraminifera from the Rhône prodelta (SEM images). Poster, The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS), June 2007, Angers, France.

*Mojtahid, M., F. Jorissen, T. Pearson, J. Durrieu; F. Galgani, 2007. Towards an operational use of benthic foraminifera for organic pollution monitoring. Poster, The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS), June 2007, Angers, France.

Mojtahid M., *Jorissen F., F.Galgani, J. Durrieu and Pearson T.H., 2006. Benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of eutrophicated environments. Oral presentation,  International Symposium of foraminifera, Sept 2006, Natal, Brazil,

Mojtahid M., *E. Gelsin, T.H. Pearson and F. Jorissen, 2006. Benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of eutrophicated environments. Oral presentation, International Symposium on Research and Management of Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems, June 2006, Nyborg, Denmark.

*Mojtahid M., Jorissen F., J. Durrieu, F.Galgani and Pearson T.H., 2006. Benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of eutrophicated environments. Oral presentation, EGU assembly, April 2006, Austria.

*Mojtahid M., Eynaud F., Zaragosi S., Bourillet J-F. and Scourse J. 2004. Paloclimatology and paleohydrology of the celtic and armorican margins over the last 350 000 years. Oral presentation, Conférence URM17, Brest, May 2004.

Mojtahid M., *Eynaud F., Zaragosi S., Bourillet J-F. & Scourse J. 2004. "Paloclimatology and paleohydrology of the celtic and armorican margins over the last 350 000 years”. Poster, ICP8, Septembre 2004, Biarritz, France.