Dr. Eline Le Breton

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Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften

Tectonics and Sedimentology

Researcher

Address Malteserstr. 74-100
Room B 138
12249 Berlin
Telephone (+49 30) 838 - 70109
Fax (+49 30) 838 - 458659
Email eline.lebreton@fu-berlin.de

BRIEF CV

Since Oct. 2012 – Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Tectonics and Sedimentary Group, Freie Universität Berlin.

2011/2012 – Research and Teaching Assistant (ATER) at the University of Rennes 1, France.

2012 – PhD in structural geology and tectonics at the University of Rennes 1, France.

2008 – MSc of Geology at University of Rennes 1, France

 

Full CV

At the Freie Universität Berlin (Since Oct. 2012)

  •           Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins (MSc of Earth Sciences)
  •           Seminar for current research (MSc of Earth Sciences))
  •           Introduction to field mapping (BSc of Earth Sciences)
  •           Field work in the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, the Erzgebirge and the Armorican Massif (BSc and MSc of Earth Sciences)


At the University of Rennes 1 (2008-2012)

  •           Tectonics (Master of Geology)
  •           Structural Geology (Bachelor of Life and Earth Sciences)
  •           Magmatism and Volcanology (Bachelor of Mechanics, Physics and Chemistry)
  •           Mapping techniques (Bachelor of Geology)
  •           Geochemistry of stable isotopes (Master of Geology)
  •           Magmatic Petrology (Bachelor of Geology)
  •           Field work in structural geology, tectonic, metamorphism and geomorphology in the Armorican Massif, the Pyrenees and the Montagne Noire (Bachelor and Master of Geology)   

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  •         Plate tectonics, geodynamics, structural geology
  •         Plate kinematic reconstructions
  •         Structural evolution, reactivation of continental margins and their integration into mountain belts
  •         Deformation processes associated with lithospheric extension and subduction
  •         Studied areas: NE Atlantic, NW European Continental Margin, Western Alpine-Mediterranean mountain belts, Alpine Tethys margins


CURRENT PROJECT

  • New kinematic reconstructions of the Adriatic Plate as a key to understanding subduction processes in the Western Mediterranean (KAPMED)

The aim of the KAPMED project is to generate new kinematic reconstructions of the Western Mediterranean region, focusing on the independent motion of the Adriatic microplate for key time slices in the evolution of the Alpine mountain chains. This involves reconstructing the motion path of the Adriatic microplate by combining geological and geophysical information from the Alps, Apennines and Dinarides (see Figure below). We will then use these reconstructions to map changes in the location of subduction zones onto existing tomographic images of slabs in the mantle transitional zone. This will enable us to compare the amount and age of lithosphere subducted in the plate kinematic model with the observed areal extent of slab anomalies in the mantle. This new model will be of central importance to understand the forces driving subduction in mobile and complex tectonic systems.

Figure. Map of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding mountain belts. Thick red lines indicate location of the selected geophysical-geological transects for this project, in the following three key areas: 1) Northern Apennines based on CROP03 seismic line; 2) Western Alps and Eastern Alps – western ECORS-CROP and TRANSALP seismic lines; 3) Dinarides. Dashed red lines indicate available seismic lines offshore – CROP project along transect 1 and Meteor M86-3 SW of transect 3.

Compilation from Schmid et al. (2004, 2008) and Horvath et al. (2006).

 

Partner: Prof. Dr. Kamil Ustaszewski, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

 

PhD THESIS

Le Breton E., 2012. Differential spreading along the NE Atlantic ridge system and post-breakup deformation of the adjacent continental margins. Mémoires de Géosciences Rennes, n°141, ISBN 2-914375-82-4.

Abstract and PDF available here

 

3. Le Breton E., Cobbold, P.R., Zanella, A.,2013. Cenozoic reactivation of the Great Glen Fault, Scotland: Additional Evidence and Possible Causes. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 170, pp. 403-415.doi: 10.1144/jgs2012-067. PDF

2. Le Breton E., Cobbold, P.R., Dauteuil O. and Lewis G., 2012. Variation in amount and direction of sea-floor spreading along the North East Atlantic Ocean and resulting deformation of the continental margin of North West Europe. Tectonics, 31, TC5006, doi:10.1029/2011TC003087. PDF

Auxiliary material for this paper – please cite the paper above when using these data – :

2.1. Geographic coordinates of NE Atlantic isochrones and fractures zones  PDF

2.2. Plots of restoration of the opening of the NE Atlantic for 13 stages for each restoration, calculation of the G values for the restorations, and tables of the best fit rotation poles and their uncertainties for each spreading system for both models  PDF

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want more information on our reconstructions (e.g., corresponding GPlates rotation files).

1. Le Breton E., Dauteuil O., Biessy G., 2010. Postglacial rebound of Iceland during the Holocene. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol 164, pp. 417-432. doi : 10.1144/0016-76492008-126. PDF

 

COMMUNICATION

17. Handy M.R., B. Fügenschuh, J. Giese, E. Le Breton, B. Muceku, K. Onuzi, J. Pleuger, S.M. Schmid and K. Ustaszewski (2015). Orogen-parallel and -normal extension at the Dinarides-Hellenides junction during clockwise rotation and radial expansion of the retreating Hellenic arc-trench system. AGU 2015-T23F-06, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting.

16. Le Breton E., M.R. Handy and K. Ustaszewski (2015). Balancing shortening and extension around the Adriatic Plate to constrain its independent motion and driving forces since Late Cretaceous time. AGU 2015-T13B-2983, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting.

15. Handy M.R., S. Cionoiu, J. Giese, P. Groß, E. Le Breton, K. Onuzi, J. Pleuger, S.M. Schmid, K. Ustaszewski and S. Zertani (2015): Overlapping orogen-parallel and orogen-normal extension (Northern Albania) related to ongoing clockwise rotation at the junction of the Dinarides and Hellenides. GeoBerlin 2015, Berlin, Germany.

14. Le Breton E., M.R. Handy and K. Ustaszewski (2015). Kinematic reconstructions and possible driving forces of the Adriatic microplate. GeoBerlin 2015, Berlin, Germany.

13. Groß P., S. Zertani, S. Cionoiu, C. Deutsch, S. Evseev, D. Wanneck, J. Giese, E. Le Breton, M.R. Handy, K. Onuzi, J. Pleuger, K. Ustaszewski, 2014. A new 1:10,000 geological map of the Skutari-Pec Normal Fault and surroundings, northern Albania – evidence of orogen-parallel extension. XX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan geological Association, CBGA 2014, Tirana, Albania.

12. Handy M.R., S.R. Schmid, E. Le Breton, J. Giese, K. Onuzi, J. Pleuger, K. Ustaszewski, S. Cionoiu, C. Deutsch, S. Evseev, P. Groß, D. Wannek, S. Zertani, 2014. Tectonics of rotation at the western end of the Skutari-Pec Normal Fault (SPNF). XX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan geological Association, CBGA 2014, Tirana, Albania.

11. Le Breton E. and M.R. Handy (2014). Kinematic reconstructions of the Western Mediterranean area – a key to understanding the independent motion of the Adriatic microplate. 15th Symposium on Tectonics, Structural Geology and Geology of Crystalline Rocks, TSK15 Potsdam 2014.

10. Wanneck D., P. Groß, S. Cionoiu, C. Deutsch, S. Evseev, S. Zertani, J. Giese, E. Le Breton, M.R. Handy, K. Onuzi, J. Pleuger and K. Ustaszewski (2014). A new 1:10,000 geological map of the Skutari-Pec Fault and surroundings, northern Albania – evidence of orogen-parallel extension. 15th Symposium on Tectonics, Structural Geology and Geology of Crystalline Rocks, TSK15 Potsdam 2014.

9. Zertani S., S. Cionoiu, C. Deutsch, S. Evseev, P. Groß, D. Wanneck, M.R. Handy, K. Ustaszewski, J. Giese, E. Le Breton, J. Pleuger and K. Onuzi (2014). Structure and Kinematics of the Skutari-Pec-Fault in northern Albania. 15th Symposium on Tectonics, Structural Geology and Geology of Crystalline Rocks, TSK15 Potsdam 2014.

8. Le Breton E. and M.R. Handy (2013). Evaluating kinematic reconstructions of deformable and independent microplates - the example of the Western Mediterranean – Alpine system. 2013 AGU Fall Meeting.

7. Le Breton E., P.R. Cobbold and O. Dauteuil (2012). Differential sea-floor spreading along the NE Atlantic ridge system and resulting deformation of the NW European Margin. Onshore-Offshore relationship on the North Atlantic Margin, Trondheim, 2012.

6. Le Breton E., P.R. Cobbold and O. Dauteuil (2012). Palinspastic reconstruction of the opening of the NE Atlantic: differential sea-floor spreading and resulting deformation of the NW European Margin. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-7354. EGU General Assembly 2012.

5. Le Breton E., P.R. Cobbold and A. Zanella (2012). Cenozoic right-lateral slip on the Great Glen Fault, Scotland: Additional Evidence and Possible Causes. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-3543-1. EGU General Assembly 2012.

4. Le Breton E., P.R. Cobbold, P. Roperch and O. Dauteuil (2011). Ridge-plume interaction and differential spreading along the northern North Atlantic ridge and resulting Cenozoic compressional deformation of the NE Atlantic margin. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-6001. EGU General Assembly 2011.

3. Le Breton E., P.R. Cobbold, P. Roperch and O. Dauteuil (2010). Differential spreading along the northern North Atlantic ridge and resulting intraplate deformation of the adjacent continental margins. 2010 AGU Fall Meeting.

2. Le Breton E., P.R. Cobbold, P. Roperch and O. Dauteuil (2010). Differential seafloor spreading of the North Atlantic and consequent deformation of adjacent continental margins. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-4132. EGU General Assembly 2010.

1. Le Breton E., O.Dauteuil and G. Biessy (2010). Post-glacial rebound of Iceland during the Holocene. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-3543. EGU General Assembly 2010.