Damien Pas

Research Interest

My research is divided into three interconnected aspects. Firstly, I focus on Paleozoic cyclostratigraphy and paleoclimate modelling, and build astronomically calibrated time scales. Secondly, I aim to gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of major Cambrian geochemical and biotic changes recorded in marine carbonate sediments. Finally, I am interested in the linkage between Milankovitch forcing, the rate, and pacing of Cambrian evolutionary and ecological events.


Cyclo(stratigraphy), Sedimentology, Paleoclimate, Devonian, Cambrian

Highlighted publications

Zeeden, C., Laskar, J., De Vleeschouwer, D., Pas, D. & Da Silva, A. C. 2023. Earth’s rotation and Earth-Moon distance in the Devonian derived from multiple geological records. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 621, 118348 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118348)

Pas, D., Da Silva, A.-C., Over, D. J., Brett, C. E., Brandt, L., Over, J.-S., Hilgen, F. J. & Dekkers, M. J. 2020. Cyclostratigraphic calibration of the Eifelian Stage (Middle Devonian, Appalachian Basin, Western New York, USA). GSA Bulletin, 133 (1–2), 277_286. (doi: 10.1130/B35589.1)

Dinarès-Turell, J., Drury, A. J., Gambacorta, G., Hilgen, F. J., Hinnov, L. A., Hudson, A. J. L., Kemp, D. B., Lantink, M. L., Laurin, J., Li, M., Liebrand, D., Ma, C., Meyers, S. R., Monkenbusch, J., Montanari, A., Nohl, T., Pälike, H., Pas, D., Ruhl, M., Thibault, N., Vahlenkamp, M., Valero, L., Wouters, S., Wu, H. & Claeys, P. 2019, The Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project (CIP): consistency, merits and pitfalls. Earth-Science Reviews 199, 102965. (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102965)

Pas, D., Hinnov, L., Day, J. E (Jed), Kodama, K., Sinnesael, M. & Liu, W. 2018. Cyclostratigraphic calibration of the Famennian Stage (Late Devonian, Illinois Basin, USA). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 488, 102–114. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.02.010)


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