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Cécile Prigent

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My research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere at plate boundaries, with a principal purpose of understanding how feedback processes between rock deformation and fluid migration influence seismic and tectonic processes. To do this, I principally conduct geological fieldwork and integrated, petrological-geochemical-(micro)structural, studies of exhumed crustal and mantle fault zones sampled at the seafloor or exposed on land at ophiolites and orogenic massifs.


Agard Philippe, Soret Mathieu, Bonnet Guillaume, Ninkabou Dia, Plunder Alexis, Prigent Cécile, Yamato Philippe. Subduction and obduction processes: the fate of oceanic lithosphere revealed by blueschists, eclogites and ophiolites. 2023. <10.1002/essoar.10510507.1>

Précigout Jacques, Prigent Cécile, Almqvist Bjarne. Editorial for Special Issue “Mantle Strain Localization—How Minerals Deform at Deep Plate Interfaces”. Minerals, MDPI, décembre 2022, 12. <10.3390/min12121625>

Wang Zhikai, Singh Satish C., Prigent Cécile, Gregory Emma P. M., Marjanović Milena. Deep hydration and lithospheric thinning at oceanic transform plate boundaries. Nature Geoscience, Nature Publishing Group, 2022, 15. <10.1038/s41561-022-01003-3>

Kohli Arjun, Wolfson-Schwehr Monica, Prigent Cécile, Warren Jessica M.. Oceanic transform fault seismicity and slip mode influenced by seawater infiltration. Nature Geoscience, Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 14. <10.1038/s41561-021-00778-1>

Patterson Sierra N., Lynn Kendra J., Prigent Cécile, Warren Jessica M.. High temperature hydrothermal alteration and amphibole formation in Gakkel Ridge abyssal peridotites. Lithos, Elsevier, 2021, 392. <10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106107>

Agard Philippe, Prigent Cécile, Soret Mathieu, Dubacq Benoît, Guillot Stephane, Deldicque Damien. Slabitization: Mechanisms controlling subduction development and viscous coupling. Earth-Science Reviews, Elsevier, 2020, 208. <10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103259>

Prigent Cécile, Warren J.M., Kohli A.H., Teyssier C.. Fracture-mediated deep seawater flow and mantle hydration on oceanic transform faults. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Elsevier, 2020, 532. <10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115988>

Soret Mathieu, Agard Philippe, Ildefonse Benoit, Dubacq Benoît, Prigent Cécile, Rosenberg Claudio L. Deformation mechanisms in mafic amphibolites and granulites: record from the Semail metamorphic sole during subduction infancy. Solid Earth, European Geosciences Union, 2019, 10. <10.5194/se-10-1733-2019>

Prigent Cécile, Agard Philippe, Guillot Stéphane, Godard Marguerite, Dubacq Benoît. Mantle Wedge (De) formation During Subduction Infancy: Evidence from the Base of the Semail Ophiolitic Mantle. Journal of Petrology, Oxford University Press (OUP), novembre 2018, 59. <10.1093/petrology/egy090>

Prigent C., Guillot S., Agard Philippe, Lemarchand D., Soret M., Ulrich M.. Transfer of subduction fluids into the deforming mantle wedge during nascent subduction: Evidence from trace elements and boron isotopes (Semail ophiolite, Oman). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Elsevier, février 2018, 484. <10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.008>

Prigent Cécile, Guillot S., Agard Philippe, Ildefonse Benoit. Fluid-Assisted Deformation and Strain Localization in the Cooling Mantle Wedge of a Young Subduction Zone (Semail Ophiolite). Journal of Geophysical Research, American Geophysical Union, 2018, 123. <10.1029/2018JB015492>

Précigout Jacques, Prigent Cécile, Palasse Laurie, Pochon Anthony. Water pumping in mantle shear zones. Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group, août 2017, 8. <10.1038/ncomms15736>

Agard Philippe, Yamato Philippe, Soret Mathieu, Prigent Cécile, Guillot S., Plunder Alexis, Dubacq Benoît, Chauvet Alain, Monie Patrick. Plate interface rheological switches during subduction infancy: Control on slab penetration and metamorphic sole formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Elsevier, 2016, 451. <10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.054>

Guillot Stéphane, Schwartz Stéphane, Reynard Bruno, Agard Philippe, Prigent Cécile. Tectonic significance of serpentinites. Tectonophysics, Elsevier, 2015, 646. <10.1016/j.tecto.2015.01.020>

Braun Jean, van Der Beek Peter, Valla Pierre, Robert Xavier, Herman Frédéric, Glotzbach Christoph, Pedersen Vivi, Perry Claire, Simon-Labric Thibaud, Prigent Cécile. Quantifying rates of landscape evolution and tectonic processes by thermochronology and numerical modeling of crustal heat transport using PECUBE. Tectonophysics, Elsevier, 2011, 524-525. <10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.035>