Dr. Cecile Blanchet


Department of Earth Sciences

Institute of Geological Sciences

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems


Address Malteserstr. 74-100
Room B 106
12249 Berlin
Telephone (+49 30) 838 - 64177
Email cecile.blanchet@fu-berlin.de
Homepage personal webseite



2017-now Assistant professor

Freie Universität Berlin


2015-2017 Project manager for the Green-Win Horizon 2020 project

Global Climate Forum

Responsible for the timely management of project outcomes, internal and external communication and financial coordination.


2013-2015: Family pause, Weiterbildung “Project manager Wind Energy” (Proventus)


2010-2013 DFG Eigene Stelle “HOSINIL” + DFG SPP IODP Bering Sea project

GEOMAR Kiel & NIOZ Texel


2008-2010 Post-doctorant (part-time) in the West-Nile Delta project

GEOMAR Kiel (Funding RWE-Dea)


2006-2008 Post-doctorant in the graduate college EUROPROX

Universität Bremen




2002-2006 Ph-D in Geosciences, CEREGE, Université Aix-Marseille III

“Paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic changes on the NW American margin during the last glacial-interglacial cycle”

Supervision: Prof. Nicolas Thouveny & Prof. Laurence Vidal


2001-2002 Master in Geosciences CEREGE, Université Aix-Marseille III

BSc. courses


Vorlesung “Exogene Prozesse” (Erosion & weathering)

Blanchet, C.L., Contoux, C. & Leduc, G. (2015) Runoff and precipitation dynamics in the Blue and White catchments during the mid-Holocene: a data-model comparison. Quaternary Science Reviews 130, 222-230.

Blanchet C.L., Frank, M. Schouten, S. (2014) Asynchrous changes in vegetation, runoff and erosion in the Nile River watershed during the Holocene. PLoSONE 9(12): e115958. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115958.

Blanchet, C.L., Tjallingii, R., Frank, M. Lorenzen, J. Brown K., Feseker, T. and Brueckmann, W. (2013) High- and low-latitude forcing of the Nile River regime during the Holocene inferred from laminated sediments of the Nile deep-sea fan. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 364, 98-110. 

Blanchet, C.L., Vidal, L., Kasten, S., Poulton, S. & Thouveny N. (2012). Influence of diagenesis on the stable isotopic composition of biogenic carbonates from the Gulf of Tehuantepec oxygen minimum zone. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13/4, doi: 10.1029/2011GC003800.

Feseker, T., Brown, K., Blanchet, C.L., Scholz, F., Nuzzo, M., Reitz, A., Schmidt, M. & Hensen, C. (2010). Active mud volcanoes on the upper slope of the western Nile deep-sea fan – First results from the P362/2 cruise of R/V Poseidon. Geo-Marine Letters, doi: 10.1007/s00367-010-0192-0. 

Blanchet C.L., Thouveny N &Vidal L., (2009). Formation and preservation of greigite (Fe3S4) in sediments from the Santa Barbara Basin: Implications for paleoenvironmental changes during the past 35 ka. Paleoceanography 24, PA2224, doi: 10.1029/2008PA001719. 

Suchodoletz, H., von, Oberhänsli, H., Faust, D., Fuchs, M., Blanchet, C.L., Golhammer, T. & Zöller, L. (2009). The evolution of Saharan dust input in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) – influenced by human activity in the Northwest Sahara during the early Holocene? The Holocene 20/2, 1-11. 

Blanchet C.L., Thouveny N., Vidal L., Leduc G., Tachikawa K., Bard E. & Beaufort L. (2007). Terrigenous inputs response of glacial/interglacial climatic variation over Southern Baja California: a rock magnetic approach. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 3118-3133.

Leduc G., Thouveny N., Bourlès D., Blanchet C.L. & Carcaillet J. (2006). Authigenic 10Be/9Be variations along western equatorial Pacific sediments during the Laschamp and Mono Lake excursions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 245 (1-2), 19-28. 

Blanchet C.L., Thouveny N. & de Garidel-Thoron T. (2006). New evidences of geomagnetic moments lows between 30 and 45 ka BP from a sedimentary sequence of the West Equatorial Pacific. Quaternary Science Reviews 25 (9-10), 1039-1052.