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Sebastien Bertrand
Sebastien Bertrand's photoSebastien Bertrand
WHOI Guest Investigator and Assistant Professor at Ghent University, Belgium

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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. (2014) — Late Holocene covariability of the southern westerlies and sea surface temperature in northern Chilean Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 105, 195-208.

Bertrand, S., Daga, R., Bedert, R., Fontijn, K. (2014) — Deposition of the 2011–2012 Cordón Caulle tephra (Chile, 40ºS) in lake sediments: Implications for tephrochronology and volcanology. JGR-Earth Surface 119 (12), 2555-2573.

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. 

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. 

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.

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