Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau
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)
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).
- Quaternary Geochronology
- ESR and U-series dating
- 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)
Scheffers A.M., May M., Scheffers, S.R., Kelletat D.H., Collins L, Zhao J.X., Johannes-Boyau R.,( 2013) Reply to "Apples and Oranges – the origin of storm built beach ridges in temperate latitudes versus those in the tropics. A Discussion of Scheffers et al. (2012) – Coarse clast ridge sequences as suitable archives for past storm events? Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science. 28 (2). DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2620 (2012 ERAID 1814 – FOR 0406)
Joannes-Boyau R., Guibert P., Chapoulie R., Lahaye C., Scheffers A., Parr J., Moffat I. (in press) Thermal behavior of organic radicals and paramagnetic centres in chert: implications for luminescence dating. A case study of Bergeracois brown chert from Cantalouette II, Dordogne, France. Quaternary Geochronology. Corrected Proof, Accepted Manuscript (2012 ERAID 34378 – FOR 0402 or 0406)
Yates A., Smith A., Parr J., Scheffers A., Joannes-Boyau R. (in press) AMS Dating of ancient plant residues from experimental stone tools - a pilot study. Journal of Archaeological Science. Accepted Manuscript. (2012 ERAID 1739 – FOR 0402)
Scheffers A.M., Scheffers S.R., Kelletat D.H., Squire P.C., Collins L., Feng Y., Zhao J.X., Johannes-Boyau R., Schellmann G., Freeman H., May M. (2012) Coarse clast beach ridge sequences as suitable archives for the science of palaeotempestology? Case Study on the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science. 27 (7) 713-724. (2012 ERAID 1814 – FOR 0406)
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.
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.
Joannes-Boyau R., Grün R. (2009) Thermal behavior of oriented and non-oriented CO2- radicals in tooth enamel. Radiation Measurements 44, pp. 505-511.
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.
Rémy Chapoulie, Rohfritsch A., Joannes-Boyau R., Lefrais Y., Cantin N., Robert B. (2011). Processing Cathodoluminescence imagery in ancient material analysis. ICIAP, Ravenna, Italia.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: 11 April 2013