My main interest is metal contamination of the environment, combining a multidisciplinary approach of environmental sciences, including soil science, geochemistry and sedimentology at different scales, from particle to watershed. During my PhD, I focused on transfer processes of trace metals associated with past mining and smelting activities, as well as their long-term remobilisation by soil erosion. To investigate this, I used elemental geochemistry together with mineralogy and isotopic techniques (Pb, Sb) in a paleo-environmental approach.
My current research project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF, AVATAR Project), aims to provide a revised dating framework for quantifying geomorphological processes using artificial fallout radionuclides during the Anthropocene period in the Southern Hemisphere, in order to trace soil erosion.
PostDoc at University of Basel, Switzerland
11/2019 – 05/2023
PhD at EDYTEM laboratory, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France.
Thesis:Legacy of metallurgical activities and long-term remobilisation processes of metals in an alpine mining district (French N-W Alps).
01/2018 – 10/2019
Master of Science in Geology and Geological engineering, University of Québec at Chicoutimi, Canada.
Thesis: Geometallurgical domains in a gold deposit, the case of the Whale Tail deposit, Amaruq project, Nunavut (in partnership with Agnico Eagle Mines).
9/2013 – 11/2017
Geological engineer degree (eq. M.Sc.), UniLasalle Beauvais, France.
9/2011 – 6/2013
Classe préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles (CPGE) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences (intensive two-year study course preparing for the competitive entrance examinations to the French “Grandes Écoles”), Lycée Externat des Enfants Nantais, France.
11/2019 – 5/2021
Teaching Assistant at University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
6/2017 – 11/2017
Internship at Agnico Eagle Mines, Canada
6/2015 – 10/2015
Internship at IMERYS, France
Guillevic, F., Rossi, M., Resongles, E., Freydier, R., Ferrari, C., Poulenard, J., Quantin, C., Monvoisin, G., Arnaud, F., Multi-isotope (Pb, Sb) approach to trace metallic contaminant sources at a historical mining and metallurgical site. (In prep.)
Guillevic, F., Rossi, M., Poulenard, J., Sabatier, P., Develle, A-L., Quantin, C., Monvoisin, G., Arnaud, F., 2023. The Legacy of Metallurgical Atmospheric Contamination in a Mountainous Catchment: A Delayed Response of Pb Contamination. Accepted in Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN), Under revision.
Guillevic, F., Rossi, M., Develle, A.-L., Spadini, L., Martins, J.M.F., Arnaud, F., Poulenard, J., 2023. Pb dispersion pathways in mountain soils contaminated by ancient mining and smelting activities. Applied Geochemistry 105556. doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2022.105556