EL ALBANI Abderrazak

Abderrazak EL Albani

Professor of Geology and Sedimentology at the University of Poitiers

Gabon fossils 2,1 billion years

Discovery of the oldest traces of life and complex multicellular – 2.1 billion years. Photo A. El Albani et A. Mazurier.

Research Topics Geology, biogeochemistry, Geobiology, mineralogy, sedimentology.

Keywords Proterozoic paleo-environments, primitive life (multicellular), geochemistry, sedimentology, diagenesis.

Search International coordinator of a group composed of 16 national and international institutions. Responsible for cross-thematic axis: Paléoenvironnements primitive and organic matter. Scientist with international research institutions (Germany, Gabon, Morocco) …

Education Professor L1 and M2

Location Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP) UMR 7285 Université de Poitiers 40, Avenue du Recteur Pineau -Bât. –B35 86022 POITIERS Cedex, FRANCE Tel : +33 (0)5.49.45 39 26 courriel : abder.albani@univ-poitiers.fr

Publications

  • Canfield D. E., Ngombi Pemba, L., Hammarlund, E., Bengtson S., Chaussidon M., François Gauthier-Lafaye F., Meunier A., Riboulleau A., Rollion Bard C., Rouxel O., Asael D., Pierson-Wickmann A-C & El Albani A.* (2013). Oxygen dynamics in the aftermath of the Great Oxidation of the Earth’s atmosphere. Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
  • Ossa Ossa F. El Albani A., Hofmann A., Bekker A., Gauthier-Lafaye F., Pambo F., Meunier A., Fontaine C., Boulvais Ph., Pierson-Wickmann A-C, Cavalazzi B., Macchiarelli R.. (2013). Exceptional preservation of expandable clay minerals in the ca. 2.1 Ga black shales of the Francevillian basin, Gabon and its implication for atmospheric oxygen accumulation. Chemical Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.08.011.
  • Meunier A., Petit S., Ehlmann, B., Dudoignon P., Westall, F. Mas, A., El Albani, A., Ferrage E. (2012) Magmatic precipitation as a possible origin of Noachian clays on Mars. Nature Geoscience 1572 (DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1572).
  • El Albani A. (2012) Émergence de la vie multicellulaire au Gabon : Un nouveau chapitre de l’histoire de la vie vieux de 2.1 Milliards d’années. Presses des Mines ParisTech, Collection Sciences de la Terre et de l’environnement. 171-178. ISBN 978-2-911256-84-4.
  • El Albani A., Bengtson S., Canfield D.E., Bekker A., Macchiarelli R., Mazurier A., Hammarlund E., Boulvais P., Dupuis J.-J., Fontaine C., Fürsich F.T., Gauthier-Lafaye F., Janvier P., Javaux E., Ossa Ossa F., Pierson-Wickmann A.-C., Riboulleau A., Sardini P., Vachard D., Whitehouse M. & Meunier A. (2010) Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 billion years ago. Nature 466, 100-104 (+32 pages de Supplementary Information).
  • Meunier A., Petit S., Cockell S., El Albani A. & Beaufort D. (2010) The Fe-rich clay microsystems in Basalt- KomatiitelLavas: importance of Fe-Smectites for pre-biotic molecule catalysis during the Hadean Eon. Origin of Life & Evolution of Biosphere 40, 253-272.

 

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