Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Sebastien Bertrand
Sebastien Bertrand's photoSebastien Bertrand
Postdoctoral Fellow
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 3217
Building: Clark 413

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 25
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests
• Sedimentary record of climate and environmental change (lake, fjord and continental margin) • Paleoclimatology of southern South America • Sedimentary geochemistry (inorganic and bulk organic), grain-size, mineralogy, physical properties of sediments

Ph.D. University of Liege, Belgium, 2005, Sedimentology of lake systems and Paleoclimatology M.Sc. University of Liege, Belgium, 2002, Geology

Recent publications

Bertrand, S., Hughen, K., Sepúlveda, J., Pantoja, S. (2012) — Geochemistry of surface sediments from the fjords of Northern Chilean Patagonia (44-47°S): Spatial variability and implications for paleoclimate reconstructions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 76 (1), 125-146. 

Fernandez, R., Anderson, J., Bertrand, S., Wellner, J. (2012) — Gualas Glacier sedimentary record of climate and environmental change, Golfo Elefantes, Western Patagonia (46.5°S). The Holocene, 22 (4), 451-463. 

Bertrand, S., Hughen, K., Lamy, F., Stuut, J.-B., Torrejon, F., Lange, C. (2012) — Precipitation as the main driver of Neoglacial fluctuations of Gualas glacier, Northern Patagonian Icefield. Climate of the Past, 8, 519-534. 

Mischke, S., Schudack, U., Bertrand, S., Leroy, S. (2012) — Ostracods from a Marmara Sea lagoon (Turkey) as tsunami indicators. Quaternary International, 261, 156-161. 

Bertrand, S.,  Araneda, A., Vargas, P., Jana, P., Fagel, N., Urrutia, R. (2012) — Using N/C ratios to correct bulk radiocarbon ages from lake sediments: Insights from Chilean Patagonia. Quaternary Geochronology, 12, 23-29.

Araneda, A., Ortega, C., Jana, P., Torrejón, F., Bertrand, S., Vargas, P., Fagel, N., Alvarez, D., Urrutia, R. (2013) — Changes in sub-fossil chironomid assemblages in two Northern Patagonian lake systems associated with the occurrence of historical fires. Journal of Paleolimnology, 50(1), 41-56.

Vargas, P., Torres, L., Araneda, A., Bertrand, S., Torrejón, F., Jana, P., Fagel, N., Urrutia, R. — Reconstructing the environmental history of Lake Thompson watershed (Northern Chilean Patagonia) during the last millennium: Interactions between climate, vegetation, and anthropogenic fires. Submitted to Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 

Bertrand, S., Hughen, K., Sepúlveda, J., Pantoja, S. — Covariability of precipitation seasonality and sea surface temperature in Northern Chilean Patagonia during the Late Holocene. Submitted to Quaternary Science Reviews.

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