Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement
des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement
des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Claude Christelle
Claude Christelle
MCF-Maitre de Conférences


Contact details
Email. : claude@cerege.fr
Tel: +33 (0)4 13 94 91 90

As a senior lecturer, my general research theme is the quantification of elemental transfers.

In this research, with multidisciplinary, national and international partners, I am working on the contribution of natural radioisotopes of the uranium series as tracers and chronometers.

My expertise in isotopic measurement by mass spectrometry, in-situ radioactive counting, etc. allows the study of current (salinisation of coastal aquifers, quantification of flows at the ocean-continent interfaces) and past (ancient hydraulic structures, tuffs, speleothems) water resources. In connection with climate sciences and archaeology, I contribute to the characterization of hydrological conditions, based on the study of carbonate archives at high temporal resolution.

I use this knowledge to teach from the Bachelor's to the Master's level and to supervise doctoral students.

  • 2001-2023 - Lecturer - CEREGE, UMR 7730, University of Aix-Marseille
  • HDR - Contribution of the uranium series to geosciences. focus on the critical zone - Aix-en-Provence
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Groundwater
  • Laminated carbonates
  • Hydrochemistry
  • Roman archaeology

ARKAIA. AQUEDAIX The Aqueduct of Traconnade in Aix-en-Provence: an environmental archive from the Roman period.

LEFE-EC2CO-CLIMAGO (submitted). RECONPENSE RECONstitutions Paléo-ENvironnementales (hydro-climatiques) à haute résolution en climat méditerranéen (SE of France and North Africa)

ARKAIA (submitted). TRAGENS The Haut Argens travertines: hydrological variability and the construction of a socio-hydrosystem from the Upper Pleistocene to the present day.