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- Chemical/isotopic fractionations and biochemical cycling (REE, Ca, Sr, Nd, Pb) at the rock-water-atmosphere-plant interface
- Mineralogical, chemical and isotopic characterization of aerosols ; origin and impact on the environment
- Depositional and diagenetic signals ; paleooceanographic changes


1979 : PhD University of Berne (field:Mineralogy/Petrology)

1980-1985 : Post-doc (USGS, Denver, USA ; CGS, Strasbourg, France ; Riiksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden)

1986-1989 : Research Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology (ETH Zürich ; Switzerland)

1987 : Research Supervision Qualification/ Habilitation (venia legendi) of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich ; Switzerland) (field : Isotopegeochemistry)

1988-1998 : Associate Professor (Privat Dozent) at the ETH Zürich)

1989-1994 : Research Scientist (CNRS)

since 1994 : Research Director (CNRS)

2006 Visiting Professor, Tohoku University (Japan)

2008 Visiting Professor, Hiroshima University (Japan)

2009 Visiting Scholar, Queen’s University (Canada)


Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry of Sedimentary and Aquatic Systems,
Environmental Geochemistry

actual PhD projects (since 2006) :

- Aouad G. (2006) – Influence des bactéries sur la stabilité a long terme des matériaux de confinement des déchets. Thesis Uni. Strasbourg. Co-direction with J.L. Crovisier.

- Lahd Geagea M. (2007)- Caractérisation minéralogique , chimique, et isotopique des aérosols organiques/inorganiques et détermination de l’impact de la pollution atmosphérique sur l’environnement du secteur Strasbourg-Kehl. Thesis Uni. Strasbourg. Co-direction with M. Millet.

- Guéguen F. (2011)- Caractérisation chimique et isotopique des aérosols organiques/inorganiques piégés par les écorces des arbres urbains (biomonitoring) et détermination de la qualité de l’air pour l’aménagement du milieu urbain. Thesis Uni. Strasbourg (bourse de la Région ; 100%). Co-direction with M. Millet

- Corbert F. (en cours)- Identification des mécanismes physico-chimiques et biologiques qui influencent les fractionnements isotopiques du Ca. Thesis Uni. Strasbourg (bourse MRT). Co-direction with A.-D. Schmitt.

- Gangloff S. (en cours)- Caractérisation chimique et isotopique des phases colloidales dans les solutions des sols du bassin versant du Strengbach. Thèse Uni. Strasbourg (Co-direction with F. Chabaux).

- Hoa Hoang Th. (en cours)- Study of the mineralogical and chemical composition of air dust and solutions to diminish the air pollution in Quang Ninh coal area of Viet Nam. Thèse Uni. de Strasbourg et Uni. de Freiburg (Allemagne ; Co-direction with R. Gieré).

Peer-reviewed journal articles (since 2007)

- Chabaux F., Blaes E., Stille P., di Chiara Roupert R., Dosseto A., Pelt E., Ma L., Buss H.L., Brantley S.L. (in press) Regolith formation rate from U-series nuclides : iplications from the study of a spheroidal weathering profile in the Rio Icacos watershed (Puerto Rico). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta,

- Guéguen F, Stille P., Dietze V., Gieré R. (2012). Chemical and isotopic properties and origin of airborne particles collected by passive samplers in industrial, urban, and rural environments. Atmospheric Env., 62, 631-645

- Stille P., Schmitt A.-D., Labolle F., Gangloff S., Cobert F., Lucot E., Pierret M.-C., Guéguen F., Brioschi L., Steinmann M., Chabaux F. (2012). The suitability of annual growth rings as environmental archives : Evidence from Sr, Nd, Pb and Ca isotopes in spruce growth rings (Strengbach case ; Vosges mountains, France). CR Geoscience, 2012, 344, 297-311.

- Brioschi L., Steinmann M., Lucot E., Pierret M.C., Stille P., Badot P.M. (2012) Transfer of rare earth elements (REE) in natural soil and plant systems : implications for the environmental availability of anthropogenic REE. Plant Soil, DOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1407-0

- Guéguen F., Stille P., Lahd Geagea M., Boutin R. (2012) Atmospheric pollution in an urban environment by tree bark biomonitoring. Part I : Trace element analysis. Chemosphere, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.11.040, 86, 1013-1019.

- Guéguen F, Stille P., Lahd Geagea M., Perrone Th. and Chabaux F. (2012) Atmospheric pollution in an urban environment by tree bark biomonitoring. Part II : Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic tracing. Chemosphere, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.11.008, 86, 641-647.

- Le Roux G., Fagel N., De Vleeschouwer F., Krachler M., Debaille V., Stille P., Mattielli N., van der Knaap W.O., van Leeuwen J. F.N., Shotyk W. (2012) Volcano- and climate-driven changes in atmospheric dust sources and fluxes since the Late Glacial in Central Europe. Geology, 40, 335-338.

- Viville D., Chabaux F., Stille P., Pierret M.-C. (2012), Erosion and weathering fluxes in granitic basins : example of the Strengbach catchment (Vosges massif, Eastern France). Catena,92,122-129.

- Godet A., Föllmi, K.B., Stille, P., Bodin, S.,Matera, V., Adatte, T. (2011) Strontium isotope and K-Ar data from lower Cretaceous formations of the western Swiss Jura : depositional or diagenetic signals ? Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 104,147-160.

- Bagard M.-L., Chabaux François1, Pokrovsky O.S., Viers J., Prokushkin A.S., Stille P., Schmitt A.-D., Rihs S., Dupré B. (2011) Seasonal variability of element sources in two Central Siberian rivers draining high latitude permafrost dominated areas. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75/12, 3335-3357.

- Chabaux F., Ma L., Stille P., Pelt E., Granet M., Lemarchand D., di Chiara Roupert R., Brantley S.L. (2011) Determination of chemical weathering rates from U series nuclides in soils and weathering profiles : priciples, applications and limitations. Applied Geochem., 26, S20-S23.

- Cobert, F., Schmitt, A.-D., Calvaruso, C., Collignon, C., Turpault, M.-P., Lemarchand, D., Chabaux, F., Stille P. (2011). Biotic and abiotic experimental identification of bacterial influence on Ca isotopic signatures. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Special Issue on Stable Isotopes, 25, 2760-2768.

- Cobert F., Schmitt A.-D., Bourgeade P., Labolle F., Badot P.-M., Chabaux F., Stille P. (2011). Experimental identification of Ca isotopic fractionations in higher plants. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (2011), doi : 10.1016/j.gca.2011.06.032

- Guéguen F., Stille P., Millet M. (2011) Air quality assessment by tree bark biomonitoring in urban, industrial and rural environments of the Rhine Valley : PCDD/Fs, PCBs and trace metal evidence. Chemosphere (2011), doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.06.032

- Stille P., Pourcelot L., Granet M., Pierret M.-C., Perrone Th, Morvan G. and Chabaux F. (2011)Deposition and migration of atmospheric Pb in soils from a forested silicate catchment today and in the past (Strengbach case ; Vosges mountains) ; evidence from 210 Pb activities and Pb isotope ratios. Chem. Geol. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.07.021

- Granet M., Chabaux F., Stille P., Dosseto A., France-Lanord C., Blaes E., and Galy V. (2010) U-series disequilibria in suspended river sediments and implication for their transfer time in alluvial plains : the case of the Himalayan rivers. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 74, 2851-2865.

- Grobéty B., Giéré, R., Dietze V, and Stille P. (2010) Airborne particles in the Urban Environment. Elements, 6, 229-234.

- Cenki Tok B., Chabaux F., Lemarchand D., Schmitt A-D., Pierret M-C., Viville D., Bagard M-L., Stille P. (2009) The impact of water-rock interaction and vegetation on calcium isotope fractionation in soil- and stream waters of a small forested catchment (the Strengbach case). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 24/2, 126-135.

- Stille P., Pierret M.-C., Steinmann M., Chabaux, F., Gauthier-Lafaye, F., Aubert, D., Pourcelot, L., Viville, D., Boutin, R., and Morvan, G., (2009) Impact of atmospheric deposition, biogeochemical cycling and water-mineral interaction on REE fractionation in acidic surface soils and soil water (the Strengbach case). Chem. Geol., 264, 173-186.

- Schmitt A.-D., Gangloff S., Cobert F., Lemarchand D., Stille P., Chabaux F. (2009) High performance automated ion chromatography separation for Ca isotope measurements in geological and biological samples. J. Anal. Atomic. Spectr. , 24, 1089-1097.

- Bodin S., Fiet N., Godet A., Matera V., Westermann S., Clément A., Janssen N., Stille P. and Föllmi K.B. (2009) Early Creataceous (late Berriasian to early Aptian) peleoceanographic change along the northern Tethyan margin (Vocontian Trough, SE France) :d13C, d180 and Sr isotope belemnite and whole-rock records Cretaceous Research, 30, 1247-1262.

- Lahd Geagea M., Stille P., Gauthier-Lafaye F. and Millet M. (2008) Tracing of industrial aerosol sources in an urban environment using Pb, Sr andNd isotopes. Env. Sci. and Technol. , 42, 692-698.

- Aouad G., Crovisier J.-L., Damidot D., Stille P., Hutchens E., Mutterer J., Meyer, J.-M. and Geoffroy V.A. (2008) Interactions between municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ash and bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa). Sci. Tot. Env., doi : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.01.017 ; 393, 385-393.

- Lahd Geagea M., Stille P., Gauthier-Lafaye F. and Aubert D. (2008) Baseline determination of the atmospheric Pb, Sr and Nd isotopic compositions in the Rhine Valley, Vosges Mountains (France) and the Central Swiss Alps. Applied Geochem. 23, 1703-1714.

- Pourcelot L., Stille P, Aubert D., Solovitch-Vella N. and Gauthier-Lafaye F. (2008) Comparative study of the behaviour of radiostrontium and atmospheric common strontium in soils (Vosges mountains, France). Applied Geochem. 23, 2880-2887.

- Gauthier-Lafaye F., Pourcelot L., Eikenberg J., Beer H., Le Roux G., Rhikvanov L.P., Stille P., Renaud Ph. and Mezhibor A.. (2008). Radioisotope contaminations from releases of the Tomsk-Seversk nuclear facility (Siberia, Russia). Journal of Environmental Radioactivity , 99, 680-693.

- Steinmann M. and Stille P. (2008) Controls on transport and fractionation of the Rare Earth Elements in stream water of a mixed basaltic-granitic catchment basin (Massif Central, France). Chem. Geol. , 254, 1-18.

- Hissler Ch., Stille P., Krein A., Lahd Geagea M., Perrone Th., Probst J.-L. and Hoffman L. (2008) Identifying the origins of local atmospheric deposition in the steel industbasin of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg using the chemical and isotopic composition of the lichen Xanthoria parietina. Sci. Tot. Env. Sci. Tot. Env., 405, 338-344.

- Lahd Geagea M., Stille P., Millet M. and Th. Perrone (2007) REE characteristics and Pb, Sr and Nd isotopic compositions of steel plant emissions. Sci. Tot. Env., 373 , 404-419.

- Solovitch-Vella N., Pourcelot L., Chen V.T., Froidevaux P., Gauthier-Lafaye F., Stille P. and Aubert D. (2007) Comparative migration behaviour of 90Sr, 239+240Pu and 241Am in mineral and organic soils of France. Appl. Geochem. 22, 2526-2535.

- Granet M., Chabaux F., Stille P., France-Lanord C. and Pelt E. (2007) Time scales of sedimentary transfer and weathering processes from U-series nuclides : Clues from the Himalayan rivers. Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 261, 389-406.

- Karpoff A.M., Destrigneville C. and Stille P. (2007) Clinoptilite as a new proxy of enhanced biogenic silica producivity in lower Miocene carbonate sediments of the Bahamas platform : Isotopic and thermodynamic evidence. Chem. Geol., 245, 285-304.

- Bernoulli D., Hottinger K., Spezzaferri S. and Stille P. (2007) Miocene shallow-water limestones from São Nicolau (Cabo Verde Islands) : Caribbean-type benthic fauna and time constraints for volcanism. Swiss.j. geosci., 100, 215-225.

- Föllmi K., Gertsch B., Renevey J.-P., De Kaenel E. and Stille P. (2007) Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Miocene phosphate-rich sediments in Malta and southeastern Sicily : paleoceanographic implications for the evolution of the eastern Mediterranean during the early to early late Miocene. Sedimentology, 55, 1029-1051. doi : 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2007.00935.x.