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Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Education:

Ph.D (Geochronology/Geochemistry/Environmental Sciences) December 2010, Australian National University (Australia)

M.Sc in Applied physics to Archaeology (Cum laude) June 2006, University of Bordeaux III, (France)

BA in Archaeology and Applied physics to Archaeology, June 2004, University of Bordeaux III (France)

E: renaud.joannes-boyau@scu.edu.au

Research interests / background:

Development of dating techniques; enhancing methodology, protocols and accuracy of ESR and U-series methods. Application of geochemistry and geochronology techniques to archaeological and paleoenvironmental sciences, such as the effect of past, present and future climate changes on landscape evolution and populations. Investigating the mobilisation, incorporation and migration of isotopes and radionuclide into animal, shells, corals and human remains. Radiation impact on crystal structure and ESR signal for dose reconstruction (retrospective dosimetry and geochronology).

Key words:

  • Quaternary Geochronology
  • ESR and U-series dating
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Stable isotopes Geochemistry
  • Multi-proxy research on corals, shells and fossil remains

Research grants and awards:

  • 2011: Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research awards
  • 2010: Top 25 Hottest Articles Earth and Planetary Sciences, Quaternary Geochronology (Nov to Dec)
  • 2009: ARC/EFN grants (Lead Chief Investigator), awarded by the Environmental Futures Early Career Researcher Support Program Funding (EFN), Understanding and managing Australian biodiversity, ($15000)
  • 2008: Vagn Medjahl's prize for outstanding Student Presentation and scientific achievement at the 12th international Luminescence and ESR Dating conference, China
  • 2007: Top 25 Hottest articles Earth and Planetary Sciences, Quaternary Geochronology (Nov to Dec)

Post Graduate student supervision

PhD

Stan Kinis (current), Marie Orange (current), Peter Squire (current), Andrea Yates (current), Jonathan Avaro (current)

Honours

Stan Kinis (completed)

Publications:

Journal articles

2014

Joannes-Boyau R., Guibert P., Chapoullie R., Lahaye C., Scheffers A., Parr J. (2014) Re-assessment of organic radicals and paramagnetic centres in Bergeracois brown cherts, implication for absolute dating. Quaternary Geochronology 23, 26-34. (2012 ERAID 34378 - FOR 0402 or 0406)

Yates A., Scheffers A., Parr J., Joannes-Boyau R. (2014) AMS dating of ancient plant residues from experimental stone tools: a pilot study. Journal of Archaeological Science 49, 595-602. (2012 ERAID 1739 - FOR 0402)

2013

Joannes-Boyau, R. (2013) Detailed protocol for accurate non-destructive direct dating of human remains. Geochronometria 40, 322-333. (2012 ERAID 1790 - FOR 0402)

Scheffers A., Engel M., May M., Scheffer S., Joannes-Boyau R., Hanssler E., Kenendy K., Kelletat D.H., Bruckner H., Vott A., Schellmann G., Schabitz F., Radtke U., Sommer B., Willershausser T., Felis T. (2013). Potential and limits of combining studies of coarse- and fine-grained sediments for the coastal event history of a Caribbean carbonate environment. Geological Society of London, special publication 388. (2012 ERAID N/A)

Scheffers A.M., Scheffers S.R., Kelletat D.H., Squire P., Collins L, Feng Y., Zhao J.X., Johannes-Boyau R., May S.M., Schellmann G., Freeman H. (2013) Reply to Comment on: Coarse clast ridge sequences as suitable archives for past storm events? Case study on the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science Volume 28 (2) 213-215. (2012 ERAID 1814 - FOR 0406)

Squire, P., Joannes-Boyau, R., Scheffers, S., Scheffers, A., Hua, Q., Nothdurft, L., Collins, L., Zhao, Jx. (2013) A marine reservoir correction for the Houtman-Abrolhos Archipelago, East Indian Ocean, Western Australia. Radiocarbon 55, 103-114. (2012 ERAID 1905 - FOR 0402)

Yates, A., Scheffers, A., Parr, J., Joannes-Boyau, R. (in press) AMS Dating of ancient residues from experimental stone tools. Journal of Archaeological Science. Accepted Manuscript. (2012 ERAID 1739 - FOR 0402)

2012

Scheffers A.M., Scheffers S.R., Kelletat D.H., Squire P., Collins L, Feng Y., Zhao J.X., Johannes-Boyau R., May S.M., Schellmann G., Freeman H.(2012)Coarse clast ridge sequences as suitable archives for past storm events? Case study on the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science. 27 (7) 713-724 (2012 ERAID 1814 - FOR 0406)

2011

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2011) A comprehensive model for CO2− radicals in fossil tooth enamel: Implications for ESR dating. Quaternary Geochronology 6, 82-97.

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2011) Decomposition of B-induced ESR spectra of fossil tooth enamel. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 80, 335-342.

2010

Joannes-Boyau R., Bodin T., Grün R. (2010). Decomposition of the angular ESR spectra of fossil tooth enamel fragments. Radiation Measurements 45, 887-898.

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R., Bodin T. (2010). Decomposition of the laboratory irradiation component of angular ESR spectra of fossil tooth enamel fragments. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 68, 1798-1808.

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R.(2010) Decomposition of UV induced ESR spectra in enamel fragments of a modern and a fossil tooth. Ancient TL 28, 23-34.

2009

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2009) Thermal behaviour of oriented and non-oriented CO2- radicals in tooth enamel. Radiation Measurements 44, pp. 505-511.

2008

Grün R., Aubert M., Joannes-Boyau R., Moncel M.H. (2008) High resolution analysis of uranium and thorium concentration as well as U-series isotope distributions in a Neanderthal tooth from Payre using laser ablation ICP-MS. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 5278-5290.

Grün R., Joannes-Boyau R., Stringer C.(2008) Two types of CO2− radicals threaten the fundamentals of ESR dating of tooth enamel. Quaternary Geochronology 3, 150-172.

Conference Proceedings

2014

Johnston S.G., Burton, E.D., Morgan, B., Joannes-Boyau, R. (2014) Legacy impacts of acid sulfate soil runoff on iron, sulfur, REE and trace element geochemistry in mangrove sediments. In: "Proceedings of the 4th National Conference on Acid Sulfate Soils". 20th-21st May 2014, Perth, Australia.

2011

Rémy Chapoulie, Rohfritsch A., Joannes-Boyau R., Lefrais Y., Cantin N., Robert B. (2011). Processing Cathodoluminescence imagery in ancient material analysis. ICIAP, Ravenna, Italia.

2009

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2009). Decomposition of the natural and laboratory irradiation components of angular ESR spectra of fossil tooth enamel fragments. Asia-Pacific Luminecence ESR dating conference, Ahmedabad, India.

2008

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2008) Direct Dating of Human Remains. Australian Archaeological Association (AAA), Noosa, Australia.

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2008) New improvement in understanding the ESR signal of enamel fragments. International Conference of Luminescence and ESR dating, Beijing, China.

2007

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R., Stringer, C. (2007). Two species of CO2- radicals threaten the fundamentals of ESR dating. International Union of Quaternary Research INQUA Conference, Cairns, Australia.

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R.(2007) Enhancing the accuracy of ESR and U-series dating technique. Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Meeting (AINSE), ANSTO, Australia.

Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R.(2007) New improvement in the ESR and U-series dating of Human remains, RSES-EMS Student-conference, Canberra, Australia.