MERCERON Gildas

Chargé de recherche CNRS

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Activités de Recherche

My research aims to describe climatic and environmental changes during the Cenozoic in Old World continents in relation to change in diversity (radiations and/or extinctions) amongst primates.

I use dental micro- and meso-wear patterns and stable oxygen and carbon isotope composition of tooth enamel from ungulates and primates as proxies. The dental wear approaches together with the carbon isotope signature give information on dietary preferences and consequently on past environments whereas the oxygen stable isotopes track changes in annual and seasonal past temperatures, and consequently on past climates.

Missions de terrain

Bulgarie, Grèce, Turquie.

Publications

2016 : Gildas Merceron, Alice Novello and Robert S. Scott - "Paleoenvironments inferred from phytoliths and Dental Microwear Texture Analyses of meso-herbivores " - Geobios:  dx.doi.org/10.1016 /j.geobios.2016.01.004.

2016 : George E. Konidaris, George D. Koufos, Dimitri S. Kostopoulos and Gildas Merceron - "Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeoecology of Choerolophodon (Proboscidea, Mammalia) in the Miocene of SE Europe-SW Asia: implications for phylogeny and biogeography" - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: Vol. 14, No 1, 1-27. 

2016 : Ivan Calandra and Gildas Merceron - "Dental microwear texture analysis in mammalian ecology" - Mammal Review: DOI:10.1111/mam.12063.

2016 : Ivan Calandra, Karol Zub, Paulina A. Szafranska, Andrzej Zalewski and Gildas Merceron - "Silicon-based plant defences, tooth wear and voles" - Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 501-507. 

2015 : Julien Clavel, Gilles Escarguel and Gildas Merceron - "MVMORPH: an R package for fitting multivariate evolutionary models to morphometric data" - Methods in Ecology and Evolution : doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12420.

2014 : George E. Konidaris, George D. Koufos, Dimitris S. Kostopoulos & Gildas Merceron - "Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeoecology of Choerolophodon (Proboscidea, Mammalia) in the Miocene of SE Europe-SW Asia: implications for phylogeny and biogeography" - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, DOI:10.1080/14772019.2014.985339.

2014 : Antoine Souron, Gildas Merceron, Cécile Blondel, Noël Brunetière, Marc Colyn, Emilia Hofman-Kamińska and Jean-Renaud Boisserie - "Three-dimensional dental microwear texture analysis and diet in extant Suidae (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla)" - Mammalia : DOI 10.1515.

2014 : Gildas Merceron, Emilia Hofman-Kaminska, Rafał Kowalczyk - "3D dental microwear texture analysis of feeding habits of sympatric ruminants in the Białowie_za Primeval Forest, Poland" - Forest Ecology and Management 328 (2014) 262–269. 

Encadrement d'étudiant :

2014-2017 : Emilie BERLIOZ - Doctorat - "Ecologie des cervidés du Pléistocène inférieur des Balkans à partir de l’abrasion dentaire: apports à la reconstitution des environnements" - Co-encadrement avec Cécile Blondel, Stephane Ducrocq (IPHEP, Poitiers).

 Curriculum Vitae

Novembre 2015 : HDR 

Depuis novembre 2012 : Chargé de Recherche CNRS à l’IPHEP - UMR CNRS 7262 - Université de Poitiers, France.

2009 - 2012 : Chargé de Recherche CNRS - Laboratoire UMR CNRS 5125 "PaléoEnvironnements & PaléobioSphère", Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France.

2008 : Post-doc (bourse de recherche "Lise Meitner") - Museum of Natural History, Wien, Austria.

2006 - 2007 : Post-doc (bourse de recherche "Humboldt") - University of Hamburg, Germany.

2004 - 2005 : Post-doc (bourse de recherche "Fyssen" - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA.

2000 - 2003 : Doctorat en Paléontologie - Université de Poitiers, France.

1998 - 2000 : Master en Paléontologie - Université de Poitiers, France.

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