Camille Rossignol

Research interest 

I specialize in paleoenvironment reconstruction and dating using U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology. My current research focus is to study the ‘DNA of the main formations of the Minas Basin’, located in the southern part of the São Francisco Craton, Brazil. Prosaically, it consists to identify and characterize the main zircon grain populations that are present the different sedimentary units composing the Archean to Paleoproterozoic Minas Basin. It thus aims to document the geological evolution of the sediment source areas and to constrain the tectonic setting of the basin, but also to provide a basis for comparison with others Archean and Paleoproterozoic basins elsewhere.

Other research interests include volcaniclastics deposits and paleoenvironment reconstruction and dating of different sedimentary basins of southeast Asia (Permian and Triassic basins of Vietnam, Laos and China) and France (late Variscan basins of the French Massif Central) to assess their geodynamic evolution. I am also interested in paleoenvironmental changes during the Permian-Triassic transition to document the end-Permian mass extinction and Triassic recovery.


  • 2017: post-doctorate, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
  • 2015-2016: Teaching and Research Temporary Position, Université de Rennes 1 and Université de Tours (France)
  • 2011-2014: Phd Research, Université de Rennes 1, France