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Anne-Lise Charruault

Team Paleontology
Emailanne-lise.charruault@umontpellier.fr
Phone +33 (4) 67 14 32 63
Localization Bâtiment 22, Rez-De-Chaussée
Mots clés Fossils Preparation Casting Segmentation Collections

I’m responsible for the acquisition, extraction, processing and referencing of fossil, physical and virtual data, in order to ensure organized conservation :
– participation in field missions in France and abroad (preparation of equipment, prospections, excavations, sediment sampling) ;
– preparation of fossil specimens : mechanical extraction (micro-chisel, needle, sandblasting) ; chemical extraction (acetic/formic acids, hydrogen peroxide), sifting of fossiliferous sediments, and sorting of the latter under a binocular magnifier ;
– casting of specimens, in particular micro-vertebrates (silicones, resins) ;
– preparation of thin-section samples for the study of the microstructure of dental enamel (cutting, embedding, polishing) ;
– analytical pre-processing of morphological data derived from 3D digital imaging generated by X-ray microtomography (segmentation using Avizo software) ;
– powering physical/virtual collections databases (FileMaker Pro software) ;

I also manage the preparation room “Bio-indicateurs” (Services Mutualisés Scientifiques et Techniques).

And I have to pass on my know-how in terms of preparation to students (in the field and in the laboratory).

  1. Girard, C., Cornée, J.-J., Charruault, A.-L., Corradini, C., Weyer, D., Bartzsch, K., Joachimski, M., & Feist, R., 2017. Conodont biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental trends during the Famennian (Late Devonian) in the Thuringian Buschteich section (Germany). Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 50/1 : 71-89.
  2. Ravel, A., Adaci, M., Bensalah, M., Charruault, A.-L., Essid, E. M., Ammar, H. K., Marzougui, W., Mahboubi, M., A., Mebrouk, F., Merzeraud, G., Vianey-Liaud, M., Tabuce, R., & Marivaux, L., 2016. Origine et radiation initiale des chauves-souris modernes : nouvelles découvertes dans l’Éocène d’Afrique du Nord. Geodiversitas, 38 (3) : 355-434.
  3. Ravel, A., Adaci, M., Bensalah, M., Mahboubi, M., Mebrouk, F., Essid, E. M., Marzougui, W., Ammar, H. K., A., Charruault, A.-L., Lebrun, R., Tabuce, R., Vianey-Liaud, M., & Marivaux, L., 2015. New philisids (Mammalia, Chiroptera) from the Early–Middle Eocene of Algeria and Tunisia: new insight into the phylogeny, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of the Philisidae, 2015. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology , 13 : 691-709.
  4. Alloing-Séguier, L., Lihoreau, F., Boisserie, J.-R., Charruault, A.-L., Orliac, M.J., & Tabuce, R., 2014. Enamel microstructure evolution in anthracotheres (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) and new insights on hippopotamoid phylogeny. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171 : 668-695.
  5. Orliac, M.J., Antoine, P.-O., Charruault, A.-L., Hervet, S., Prodeo, F., & Duranthon, F., 2013. Specialization for amphibiosis in Brachyodus onoideus (Artiodactyla, Hippopotamoidea) from the Early Miocene of France. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 106 : 265-278.