Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement
des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement
des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Basile-Doelsch Isabelle
Basile-Doelsch Isabelle
DR-Senior Researcher

ED-Sustainable Environment

Contact details
Email. : basile@cerege.fr
Tel: +33 (0)4 13 94 93 08

Geochemistry of surface environments (soils and weathering systems) 

Since I joined INRAE in 2015, my work is mainly focused on soil carbon dynamics. In particular, I focus on the control of organic matter dynamics by organo-mineral interactions. This work is based on combinations of geochemical (elemental and isotopic) and spectroscopic approaches as well as on imaging approaches at micro and nano scales.

During my career, I have also worked on the geochemistry of dust trapped in Antarctic ice in relation to paleoclimatic variations and on the use of Si isotopes as a proxy for its biogeochemical cycle.

  • 2018-2019 - Visiting Scientist CSIRO - Waite Campus, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2015- Current - DR2 INRAE dpt AgroEcoSystem - CEREGE
  • 2011-2015 - Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France - CEREGE
  • 2003-2007 - secondment IRD Réunion CR1 - Gésociences Réunion
  • 1998-2015 - Senior Lecturer Aix-Marseille - CEREGE
  • 1997-1998 - Temporary Teaching and Research Associate - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • 2013 - HDR, Geochemistry and processes in surface environments: aeolian dust, weathering systems and soils, - Aix-Marseille University, France
  • 1997 - D. in Geochemistry / Glaciology, Origin of volcanic and continental aerosols from the Vostok ice core (Antarctica). - J. Fourier University, Grenoble.
  • 1993 - DEA, Geochemistry - CRPG, Nancy, France
  • 1993 - Engineer ENSG - Nancy, France
  • Elemental and isotopic geochemistry
  • Dynamics of organic matter in soils
  • Organo-mineral associations

2021-22 MITI AddSOC Storing C in soils: to what depth, how long?

2021-24 ITEM RhizoCarbon+ Plant-microorganism-mineral continuum for carbon storage