Attaché temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche

Research interests:

  • Geodynamic and tectonic evolutions of orogens
  • Impact of partial melting on strain partitioning
  • Flow of the partially molten crust


  • Field work and mapping (GIS)
  • Structural geology: structural and microstructural analyses (EBSD)
  • Metamorphic petrology: mineral geochemistry (microprobe, XMapTools), thermodynamic modelling (PerpleX), thermobarometry (Zr-in-Rt, RSCM)
  • Geochronology: LA-ICPMS U-Th-Pb dating

Current works:

Variscan orogeny (French Massif Central, External Crystalline Massifs of the Alps, Pyrenees)

Education And Research Experience

  • Assistant lecturer (ATER), Université de Strasbourg France (since 09/2023)
  • Postdoctoral Associate position, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota, USA (02/2022 – 06/2023)
  • PhD thesis, Department of Geology, Université de Besançon, France (10/2018 – 12/2021)
  • MSc in Georesources, Université de Besançon, France (09/2016 – 09/2018)
  • BSc Geology, Université de Besançon, France (09/2013 – 08/2016)


Enseignements actuels (EOST) :

  • L1 : Méthodologie de travail universitaire
  • L2 : Géologie structurale
  • L2 : Microscopie, minéraux, roches
  • L2 : Cartographie
  • L3 : Pétrologie métamorphique
  • M1 : Microstructurale ductile
  • M2 : Camps de terrain structural Alpes

Enseignements passés (Univ. Minnesota – Lecturer ; Univ. Besançon - monitorat) :

  • Bachelor degree: Metamorphic Petrology
  • Licence : Processus géologiques généraux (magmatisme, sédimentation, géologie structurale)
  • Licence : Camps de terrain en géologie structurale (massif de l’Agly, Pyrénées)


Fréville K, Trap P, Vanardois J, Melleton J, Faure M, Bruguier O et al. 2022. Carboniferous-Permian tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Pelvoux Massif (External Crystalline Massif, Western Alps), with discussion on flow kinematics of the Eastern-Variscan Shear Zone. Bull Soc Géol Fr 193:13.

Jacob JB, Guillot S, Thiéblemont D, Vanardois J, Trap P, Faure M, Marquer D. Paleozoic evolution and Variscan inheritance in the Alps. (Accepted). In: Bellahsen, N. & Rosenberg, C. (eds): Overview of the Alps, in press.

Siron G, Goncalves P, Marquer D, Trap P, Paquette JL, Vanardois J. (2020). Contribution of magmatism, partial melting buffering and localized crustal thinning on the late Variscan thermal structure of the Agly massif (French Pyrenees). J Metamorph Geol 38:799-829.

Vanardois J, Trap P, Goncalves P, Marquer D, Gremmel J, Siron G, Baudin T. (2020). Kinematics, deformation partitioning and late Variscan magmatism in the Agly Massif, Eastern Pyrenees, France. BSGF-Earth Sciences Bulletin, 191:15.

Vanardois J, Roger F, Trap P, Goncalves P, Lanari P, Paquette JL et al. 2022a. Exhumation of deep continental crust in a transpressive regime: The example of Variscan eclogites from the Aiguilles‐Rouges massif (Western Alps). J Metamorph Geol 40:1087-1120.

Vanardois J, Trap P, RogerF, Goncalves P, Marquer D, Paquette JL et al. 2022b. Flow of the partially molten crust in the Variscan foreland revealed by U–Th–Pb dating of metamorphism, magmatism and deformation (Agly Massif, Eastern Pyrenees). Int J Earth Sci 111:2101–2128.

Vanardois J, Trap P, Roger F, Melleton J, Marquer D, Paquette JL et al. 2022. Deformation, crustal melting and magmatism in the crustal-scale East-Variscan Shear Zone (Aiguilles-Rouges and Mont-Blanc massifs, Western Alps). J Struct Geol 163, 104724.

Vanardois J, Lahfid A, Trap P, Lacroix B, Roger F, Guillou-Frottier L et al. 2022. Thermal evolution of a Variscan syn-orogenic intracontinental basin (Servoz basin, Western Alps): RSCM geothermometry and geochronology. Swiss J Geosci 115, 23.