Jérôme Gaillardet is professor of geochemistry at the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP) and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, in charge of the team of "Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry" at IPGP. His research is focusing on the global aspects of chemical weathering on Earth, especially from an isotopic point of view. He is also leading the French Network for the Exploration of the Critical Zone (RBV network) and is the principal investigator of the Program of Excellence CRITEX that aims at developing innovative geochemical and geophysical tracers for probing the Critical Zone of the Earth. He is particularly involved in the international development of a network of Critical Zone observatories. He is the author of about 90 papers. He received the Helmholtz International Fellow Award in 2012.
Julien Bouchez is a Junior Researcher of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) appointed at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. His research focuses on the understanding of global biogeochemical cycles at the Earth’s surface, and especially on the role of weathering, erosion and river transport. He uses mostly geochemical techniques, especially “non-traditional” stable isotopes and radiogenic isotopes along with geochemical modeling, applied from the soil scale to the global scale. Julien Bouchez has graduated and completed his Ph-D at the Université Paris Diderot , France. He spent four years as a post-doctoral researcher at the German Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany. He is part of the “Geochemistry-Cosmochemistry” Team at IPG Paris composed of 10 advanced researchers/postdocs and about 10 Ph-D students.
Xu Zhang obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Sino-Canada 2+2 joint education program between China Agricultural University and the University of Waterloo. He then received a M.Sc. in Earth Science at the University of Waterloo with a thesis addressing aqueous selenium speciation. Later he received his second M.Sc. in Oceanography from the University of California at San Diego. His areas of interest are in isotope geochemistry, isotope hydrology and aqueous geochemistry. Xu is going to be an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
Marie is an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France. Her scientific interests involve isotope geochemistry at the earth’s surface and especially their signature, which prints the different chemical impacts on the water cycle. During her PhD she seeks to characterize the influences of environmental processes on the groundwater to contribute to a better understanding of the water-solid interactions and their role for the water cycle, as it is of essential human interest. After her B.Sc. in Chemistry, Marie received her master’s degree in Geological Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In her master’s thesis she used oxygen and carbon stable isotopes to identify climatic and environmental changes in lake sediments.