Olivier Nicolas


Maître de conférences, UCA-OPGC
Équipe de Pétrologie
Bureau: 1.56 - LMV Cezeaux
Courriel : Nicolas.olivier@uca.fr

  • Thèmes de recherche

    Crise biologique du Permien-Trias
    Récifs à coraux et à microbialites du Jurassique
    Stromatolites de Limagnes
    Stromatolites et paléoenvironnements archéens

    Informations diverses

    Animateur de l’axe transverse “Géologie régionale : volcanisme et environnements” du LMV (2015- )

    Membre du jury du concours de l’agrégation externe SV-STU (2014- )
    Animateur du Thème “Paléoenvironnements” du Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (2012-2014)
    Prix 2005 de l’Association Paléontologique Française (APF) de la meilleure thèse de paléontologie soutenue en 2004

    –> Parcours

  • Publications :

    • Boivin S., Gretz M., Lathuilière B., Olivier N., Bartolini A., Martini R. (2018). Coral- and oyster-microbialite patch reefs in the aftermath of the Triassic–Jurassic biotic crisis (Sinemurian, Southeast France). Swiss Journal of Geosciences DOI:10.1007/s00015-018-0310-y .
    • Caravaca G., Brayard A., Vennin E., Guiraud M., Le Pourhiet L., Grosjean S., Thomazo C., Olivier N., Fara E., Escarguel G., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Stephen D.A. (2018). Controlling factors for differential subsidence in the Sonoma Foreland Basin (Early Triassic, western USA). Geological Magazine vol.155, p.1305-1329, 6, DOI:10.1017/S0016756817000164 .
    • Doguzhaeva L.A., Brayard A., Goudemand N., Krumenacker L.J., Jenks J.F., Bylund K.G., Fara E., Olivier N., Vennin E., Escarguel G. (2018). An Early Triassic gladius associated with soft tissue remains from Idaho, USA—a squid-like coleoid cephalopod at the onset of Mesozoic Era. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica vol.63, p.341-355, 2, DOI:10.4202/app.00393.2017 .
    • Grosjean A.S., Vennin E., Olivier N., Caravaca G., Thomazo C., Fara E., Escarguel G., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Stephen D.A., Brayard A. (2018). Early Triassic environmental dynamics and microbial development during the Smithian–Spathian transition (Lower Weber Canyon, Utah, USA). Sedimentary geology vol.363, p.136-151, DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.11.009 .
    • Olivier N., Fara E., Vennin E., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Escarguel G., Stephen D.A., Goudemand N., Snyder D., Thomazo C., Brayard A. (2018). Late Smithian microbial deposits and their lateral marine fossiliferous limestones (Early Triassic, Hurricane Cliffs, Utah, USA). Facies vol.64, p.13, DOI:10.1007/s10347-018-0526-3 .
    • Roche A., Vennin E., Bouton A., Olivier N., Wattinne A., Bundeleva I., Deconinck J.F., Virgone A., Gaucher E.C. (2018). Oligo-Miocene lacustrine microbial and metazoan buildups from the Limagne Basin (French Massif Central). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology vol.504, p.34-59, DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.05.001 .
    • Villier L., Brayard A., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Escarguel G., Olivier N., Stephen D.A., Vennin E., Fara E. (2018). Superstesaster promissor gen. et sp. nov., a new starfish (Echinodermata, Asteroidea) from the Early Triassic of Utah, USA, filling a major gap in the phylogeny of asteroids. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology vol.16, 5, DOI:10.1080/14772019.2017.1308972 .

    • Brayard A., Krumenacker L.J., Botting J.P., Jenks J.F., Bylund K.G., Fara E., Vennin E., Olivier N., Goudemand N., Saucède T., Charbonnier S., Romano C., Doguzhaeva L., Thuy B., Hautmann M., Stephen D.A., Thomazo C., Escarguel G. (2017). Unexpected Early Triassic marine ecosystem and the rise of the Modern evolutionary fauna. Science Advances vol.3, DOI:e1602159 .
    • Caravaca G., Thomazo C., Vennin E., Olivier N., Cocquerez T., Escarguel G., Fara E., Jenks J.F., Bylund K.G., Stephen D.A., Brayard A. (2017). Early Triassic fluctuations of the global carbon cycle: New evidence from paired carbon isotopes in the western USA basin. Global and Planetary Change vol.154, p.10-22, DOI:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.05.005 .
    • Mazin J.-M., Hantzpergue P., Olivier N. (2017). The dinosaur tracksite of Plagne (early Tithonian, Late Jurassic: Jura Mountains, France): the longest known sauropod trackway. Geobios vol.50, p.279-301, DOI:10.1016/j.geobios.2017.06.004 .
    • Sorrel P., Eymard I., Leloup P., Mahéo G., Olivier N., Sterb M., Goubert L., Wang G., Jing W., Lu H., Li H., Yadong X., Zhang K., Cao K., Chevalier M.-L., Replumaz A. (2017). Wet tropical climate in SE Tibet during the Late Eocene. Scientific Report DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-07766-9 .

    • Olivier N., Brayard A., Vennin E., Escarguel G., Fara E., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Caravaca, G., Stephen D.A. (2016). Evolution of depositional settings in the Torrey area during the Smithian (Early Triassic, Utah, USA) and their significance for the biotic recovery. Geological Journal vol.51, p.600-626, DOI:10.1002/gj.2663 .
    • Thomazo C., Vennin E., Brayard A., Bour I., Mathieu O., Elmeknassi S., Olivier N., Escarguel G., Bylund K.G., Jenks J., Stephen D.A., Fara E. (2016). A diagenetic control on the Early Triassic Smithian–Spathian carbon isotopic excursions recorded in the marine settings of the Thaynes Group (Utah, USA). Geobiology vol.14, p.220-236, DOI:10.1111/gbi.12174 .

    • Brayard A., Meier M., Escarguel G., Fara E., Nützel A., Olivier N., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Stephen D.A., Hautmann M., Vennin E., Bucher H. (2015). Early Triassic Gulliver gastropods: Spatio-temporal distribution and significance for biotic recovery after the end-Permian mass extinction. Earth-Science Reviews vol.146, p.31-64, DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.03.005 .
    • Olivier N., Cariou E., Hantzpergue P. (2015). Evolution of a Late Oxfordian - Early Kimmeridgian carbonate platform, French Jura Mountains. Swiss Journal of Geosciences vol.108, p.273-288, DOI:10.1007/s00015-015-0189-9 .
    • Vennin E., Olivier N., Brayard A., Bour I., Thomazo C., Escarguel G., Fara E., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Stephen D.A., Hofmann R. (2015). Microbial deposits in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction: a diverging case from the Mineral Mountains (Utah, USA). Sedimentology vol.62, p.753-792, DOI:10.1111/sed.12166 .

    Olivier N., Brayard A., Fara E., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Vennin E., Stephen D.A., Escarguel G. (2014) – Smithian shoreline migrations and depositional settings in Timpoweap Canyon (Early Triassic, Utah, USA). Geological Magazine 151, 938-955.

    Hofmann R., Hautmann M., Brayard A., Nützel A., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Vennin E., Olivier N., Bucher H. (2014) – Recovery of benthic marine communities from the end-Permian mass extinction at the low-latitudes of Eastern Panthalassa. Palaeontology 57, 547-589.

    Cariou, E., Olivier, N.,  Pittet, B., Mazin, J.M. et Hantzpergue, P. (2014) – Dinosaur track record on a shallow carbonate-dominated ramp (Loulle section, Late Jurassic, French Jura). Facies 60, 229-253.

    Brayard A., Bylund K.G., Jenks J.F., Stephen D.A., Olivier N., Escarguel G., Fara E. Vennin E. (2013) – Smithian ammonoid faunas from Utah: implications for Early Triassic biostratigraphy, correlations and basinal paleogeography. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 132, 141-219.

    Olivier, N., Martin-Garin B., Colombié C., Cornée J.J., Giraud F., Schnyder J., Kabbachi B., Ezaidi K. (2012) – Ecological succession in an Upper Jurassic coral reef system (Izwarn section, High Atlas, Morocco). Geobios 45, 555-572.

    Olivier, N., Dromart, G., Coltice, N., Flament, N., Rey, P., Sauvestre, R. (2012) – A deep subaqueous fan depositional model for the Palaeoarchaean (3.46 Ga) Marble Bar Cherts, Warrawoona Group, Western Australia. Geological Magazine 149, 743-749.

    Flament N., Rey P.F., Coltice N., Dromart G., Olivier N. (2011) – Lower crustal flow kept Archean continental flood basalts at sea level. Geology, 39, 1159-1162.

    Brayard A., Vennin E., Olivier N., Bylund K.G., Jenks J., Stephen D.A., Bucher H., Hofmann R., Goudemand N. et Escarguel G. (2011) – Transient metazoan reefs in the aftermath of the end‐Permian mass extinction. Nature Geoscience 4, 693-697.

    Donnadieu, Y., G. Dromart, Y. Goddéris, E. Pucéat, B. Brigaud, G. Dera, C. Dumas et Olivier, N. (2011) – A mechanism for brief glacial episodes in the Mesozoic greenhouse, Paleoceanography 26, PA3212, doi:10.1029/2010PA002100.

    Mattioli, E., Colombié, C., Giraud, F., Olivier, N. et Pittet, B. (2011) – Comment on “Orbitally forced climate and sea‐level changes in the Paleoceanic Tethyan domain (marl‐limestone alternations, Lower Kimmeridgian, SE France)” By Boulila, S., de Rafélis, M., Hinnov, L.A., Gardin, S., Galbrun, B., Collin, P.Y. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 306, 249-251.

    Olivier, N., Colombier, C., Pittet, B. et Lathuilière, B. (2011) – Microbial carbonates and corals on the marginal French Jura platform (Late Oxfordian, Molinges section). Facies 57, 469-492.

    Olivier, N., Pittet, B., Werner, W., Hantzpergue, P. et Gaillard, C. (2008) – Facies distribution and coral-microbialite reef development on a low-energy carbonate ramp (Chay Peninsula, Kimmeridgian, western France). Sedimentary Geology 205, 14-33.

    Olivier, N., Pittet, B., Gaillard, C. et Hantzpergue, P. (2007) – High-frequency palaeoenvironmental fluctuations recorded in Jurassic coral- and sponge-microbialite bioconstructions. Comptes Rendus Palevol. 6, 21-36.

    Olivier, N. et Boyet, M. (2006) – Rare earth and trace elements of microbialites in Upper Jurassic coral- and sponge-microbialite reefs. Chemical Geology 230, 105-123.

    Olivier, N., Lathuilière, B. et Thiry-Bastien, P. (2006) – Growth models of Bajocian coral-microbialite reefs of Chargey-lès-Port (eastern France) : palaeoenvironmental interpretations. Facies 52, 113-127.

    Olivier, N., Pittet, B. et Mattioli E. (2004) – Palaeoenvironmental control on sponge-reefs and contemporaneous deep-shelf marl-limestone deposition (Late Oxfordian, southern Germany). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 212, 233-263.

    Olivier, N., Carpentier C., Martin-Garin B., Lathuilière B., Gaillard C., Ferry S., Hantzpergue P. et Geister J. (2004) – Coral-microbialite reefs in pure carbonate versus mixed carbonate-siliciclastic depositional environments : the example of the Pagny-sur-Meuse section (Upper Jurassic, Northeastern France). Facies 50, 229-255.

    Olivier, N., Hantzpergue, P., Gaillard, C., Pittet, B., Leinfelder, R., Schmid, D.U. et Werner, W. (2003) – Microbialite morphology, structure and growth : a model of the Upper Jurassic reefs of the Chay Peninsula (Western France). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 193, 383-404.

    Olivier, N. (2001) – Les Microbialites dans les Recifs de la Pointe du Chay (Kimméridgien, France) : Morphologie, Structure et Ecologie. Géochronique 78, 29.


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