Maxime Bernard

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Research Statement

The arrival of glaciations and large ice caps from high- to mid-latitude in the Late Cenozoic has profoundly reshaped mountain topographies, by shifting the dominant surface and erosion processes at play. The existing interaction between climate, erosion and Tectonic, led to suggest that glaciations could have had a significant impact on Late Cenozoic dynamic of mountain belts. However, evidence for this significant impact is still lacking today. I aim to better understand the role of Plio-Quaternary glaciations on the landscape morphology, erosion, and the dynamic of mountain belts. To this end, I use a multi-approach combining glacial numerical modelling, modelling and analyses of low-temperature thermochronology data, and geomorphological analyses.



C. L. Colleps, P. A. van der Beek, J. Amalberti, A. Denker, M. M. Tremblay, M. Bernard, A. H. Dittwald, J. Bundesmann. (2024). Improving the accessibility and efficiency of proton irradiations for 4He/3He Thermochronology. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (accepted).


Bernard M., van der Beek P., Braun J., Robert X., Colleps C., Gallagher K., Guenthner W., Amalberti J., & Wapenhans I.. (2023). PecubeGUI-beta (1.0.0-beta). Zenodo.


Bernard, M., Steer, P., Gallagher, K., & Egholm, D. L. (2021). The impact of lithology on fjord morphology. Geophysical Research Letters48(16), e2021GL093101.


Bernard, M., Steer, P., Gallagher, K., & Lundbek Egholm, D. (2020). Modelling the effects of ice transport and sediment sources on the form of detrital thermochronological age probability distributions from glacial settings. Earth Surface Dynamics8(4), 931-953.