IRSES-MEDYNA Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications




Homonnay E, Corsini M, Lardeaux J-M, Romagny A, Münch P, Bosch D, Cenki-Tok B, Ouazzani-Touhami M (2018) Miocene crustal extension following thrust tectonic in the Lower Sebtides units (internal Rif, Ceuta Peninsula, Spain): Implication for the geodynamic evolution of the Alboran domain. Tectonophysics 722:507-535

Kenafi J, Toto E, Asebriy L, Abderbi J, Azdimoussa A (2018) Influence of Mesozoic distension on the triggering of halokinesis in the Prerifan ridges (Morocco, southern Rif): contribution of seismic and well data. Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences 9(2):436-443

Mechati M, Caby R, Hammor D, Bosch D, Bruguier O, Fernandez L (2018) Reworking of intra-oceanic rocks in a deep sea basin: example from the Bou-Maiza complex (Edough massif, eastern Algeria). International Geology Review 60(4):464-478

Setti-Belaroui L, Ouali A, Bengueddach A, Lopez Galindo A, Peña A (2018) Adsorption of linuron by an Algerian palygorskite modified with magnetic iron. Applied Clay Science




Affouri A, Dezileau L, Kallel N (2017) Extreme flood event reconstruction spanning the last century in the El Bibane Lagoon (southeastern Tunisia): a multi-proxy approach. Climate of the Past 13(6):711-727

Belayedi I.; Bezzeghoud MN, A.; J. Fontiela (2017) Sismicité de l’Algérie Nord Occidentale entre 1790 et 2016: catalogue sismique. Comunicações Geológicas 

Benbatta A, Bendaoud A, Cenki-Tok B, Adjerid Z, Lacène K, Ouzegane K (2017) Ternary feldspar thermometry of Paleoproterozoic granulites from In-Ouzzal terrane (Western Hoggar, southern Algeria). Journal of African Earth Sciences

Bezzeghoud M, Ayadi A, Caldeira B, Fontiela J, Borges JF (2017) The largest earthquakes in Algeria in the modern period: the El Asnam and Zemmouri-Boumerdes faults. Fisica De La Tierra 29:183-202

Bruguier O, Bosch D, Caby R, Vitale-Brovarone A, Fernandez L, Hammor D, Laouar R, Ouabadi A, Abdallah N, Mechati M (2017) Age of UHP metamorphism in the Western Mediterranean: Insight from rutile and minute zircon inclusions in a diamond-bearing garnet megacryst (Edough Massif, NE Algeria). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474:215-225

Chazot G, Abbassene F, Maury RC, Déverchère J, Bellon H, Ouabadi A, Bosch D (2017) An overview on the origin of post-collisional Miocene magmatism in the Kabylies (northern Algeria): Evidence for crustal stacking, delamination and slab detachment. Journal of African Earth Sciences 125:27-41

El Ghilani S, Youbi N, Madeira J, Chellai EH, López-Galindo A, Martins L, Mata J (2017) Environmental implication of subaqueous lava flows from a continental Large Igneous Province: Examples from the Moroccan Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP). Journal of African Earth Sciences

El Madihi M, Rhazi L, Van den Broeck M, Rhazi M, Waterkeyn A, Saber E-r, Bouahim S, Arahou M, Zouahri A, Guelmami A, Muller SD, Brendonck L, Grillas P (2017) Plant community patterns in Moroccan temporary ponds along latitudinal and anthropogenic disturbance gradients. Plant Ecology & Diversity 10(2-3):197-215

Hajjar Z, Gervilla F, Essaifi A, Wafik A (2017) Mineralogical and geochemical features of the alteration processes of magmatic ores in the Beni Bousera ultramafic massif (north Morocco). Journal of African Earth Sciences 132:47-63

Kotti F, Dezileau L, Mahé G, Habaieb H, Benabdallah S, Bentkaya M, Calvez R, Dieulin C (2017) Impact of dams and climate on the evolution of the sediment loads to the sea by the Mejerda River (Golf of Tunis) using a paleo-hydrological approach. Journal of African Earth Sciences

Laouar R, Satouh A, Salmi-Laouar S, Abdallah N, Cottin J-Y, Bruguier O, Bosch D, Ouabadi A, Boyce AJ, Fallick AE (2017) Petrological, geochemical and isotopic characteristics of the Collo ultramafic rocks (NE Algeria). Journal of African Earth Sciences 125:59-72

Lazaar K, Hajjaji W, Pullar RC, Labrincha JA, Rocha F, Jamoussi F (2017) Production of silica gel from Tunisian sands and its adsorptive properties. Journal of African Earth Sciences 130:238-251

Mosbahi M, Khlifi M, Jamoussi F, Tlili A (2017a) Valorization of Coniacian-middle Campanian clay minerals of the Meknassy-Mezzouna region (centerwestern Tunisia) in the clinker manufacturing. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 10(16)

Mosbahi M, Tlili A, Khlifi M, Jamoussi F (2017b) Basic activation of lower Eocene clay from Meknassy-Mezzouna basin (centerwestern Tunisia), synthesis of zeolite and clarification of soybean oils. Applied Clay Science 138:1-11

Ouabid M, Ouali H, Garrido CJ, Acosta-Vigil A, Román-Alpiste MJ, Dautria J-M, Marchesi C, Hidas K (2017) Neoproterozoic granitoids in the basement of the Moroccan Central Meseta: Correlation with the Anti-Atlas at the NW paleo-margin of Gondwana. Precambrian Research 299:34-57

Tebbouche MY, Machane D, Chabane S, Oubaiche E-H, Meziani AA, Ait Benamar D, Moulouel H, Cheikh Lounis G, Bensalem R, Bendaoud A (2017) Imagery of the metamorphic bedrock roof of the Sahel active fault in the Sablettes (Algiers) reclaimed area by ambient vibration HVSR. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 10(13):292




Abbassene F, Chazot G, Bellon H, Bruguier O, Ouabadi A, Maury RC, Déverchére J, Bosch D, Monié P (2016) A 17 Ma onset for the post-collisional K-rich calc-alkaline magmatism in the Maghrebides: Evidence from Bougaroun (northeastern Algeria) and geodynamic implications. Tectonophysics 674:114-134

Achalhi M, Münch P, Cornée JJ, Azdimousa A, Melinte-Dobrinescu M, Quillévéré F, Drinia H, Fauquette S, Jiménez-Moreno G, Merzeraud G, Moussa AB, El Kharim Y, Feddi N (2016) The late Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic connections through the North Rifian Corridor: New insights from the Boudinar and Arbaa Taourirt basins (northeastern Rif, Morocco). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 459:131-152

Baratin L-M, Mazzotti S, Chéry J, Vernant P, Tahayt A, Mourabit T (2016) Incipient mantle delamination, active tectonics and crustal thickening in Northern Morocco: Insights from gravity data and numerical modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 454:113-120

Bosch D, Bruguier O, Caby R, Buscail F, Hammor D (2016) Orogenic development of the Adrar des Iforas (Tuareg Shield, NE Mali): New geochemical and geochronological data and geodynamic implications. Journal of Geodynamics 96:104-130

Chetouani K, Bodinier J-L, Garrido CJ, Marchesi C, Amri I, Targuisti K (2016) Spatial variability of pyroxenite layers in the Beni Bousera orogenic peridotite (Morocco) and implications for their origin. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 348:619-629

Cornée J-J, Münch P, Achalhi M, Merzeraud G, Azdimousa A, Quillévéré F, Melinte-Dobrinescu M, Chaix C, Moussa AB, Lofi J (2016a) The Messinian erosional surface and early Pliocene reflooding in the Alboran Sea: New insights from the Boudinar basin, Morocco. Sedimentary Geology 333:115-129

Cornée J-J, Münch P, Achalhi M, Merzeraud G, Azdimousa A, Quillévéré F, Melinte-Dobrinescu M, Chaix C, Moussa AB, Lofi J, Séranne M, Moissette P (2016b) The Messinian erosional surface and early Pliocene reflooding in the Alboran Sea: New insights from the Boudinar basin, Morocco. Sedimentary Geology 333:115-129

Fernandez L, Bosch D, Bruguier O, Hammor D, Caby R, Monié P, Arnaud N, Toubal A, Galland B, Douchet C (2016) Permo-Carboniferous and early Miocene geological evolution of the internal zones of the Maghrebides – New insights on the western Mediterranean evolution. Journal of Geodynamics 96:146-173

Ferrão C, Bezzeghoud M, Caldeira B, Borges JF (2016) The Seismicity of Portugal and Its Adjacent Atlantic Region from 1300 to 2014: Maximum Observed Intensity (MOI) Map. Seismological Research Letters 87(3):743-750

Jalali B, Sicre MA, Bassetti MA, Kallel N (2016) Holocene climate variability in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lions). Clim Past 12(1):91-101

Jaouadi S, Lebreton V, Bout-Roumazeilles V, Siani G, Lakhdar R, Boussoffara R, Dezileau L, Kallel N, Mannai-Tayech B, Combourieu-Nebout N (2016) Environmental changes, climate and anthropogenic impact in south-east Tunisia during the last 8-kyr. Climate of the Past 12(6):1339-1359

Kaabeche H, Chabou MC, Bendaoud A, Bodinier J-L, Lobry O, Retif F (2016) MetClass: A software for the visualization and exploitation of Dill's (2010) “chessboard” classification of mineral deposits. Computers & Geosciences 91:128-135

Kamoun N, Rodriguez MA, Jamoussi F (2016) Ceramic filters for oil emulsion treatments. Desalination and Water Treatment 57(58):28071-28076

Lamri T, Djemaï S, Hamoudi M, Zoheir B, Bendaoud A, Ouzegane K, Amara M (2016) Satellite imagery and airborne geophysics for geologic mapping of the Edembo area, Eastern Hoggar (Algerian Sahara). Journal of African Earth Sciences 115:143-158

Mahjoubi EM, Chauvet A, Badra L, Sizaret S, Barbanson L, El Maz A, Chen Y, Amann M (2016) Structural, mineralogical, and paleoflow velocity constraints on Hercynian tin mineralization: the Achmmach prospect of the Moroccan Central Massif. Mineralium Deposita 51(3):431-451

Ravel A, Adaci M, Bensalah M, Charruault A-L, Essid EM, Ammar HK, Marzougui W, Mahboubi M, Mebrouk F, Merzeraud G, Vianey-Liaud M, Tabuce R, Marivaux L (2016) Origine et radiation initiale des chauves-souris modernes : nouvelles découvertes dans l'Éocène d'Afrique du Nord. Geodiversitas 38(3):355-434

Varas-Reus MI, Garrido CJ, Marchesi C, Bodinier J-L, Frets E, Bosch D, Tommasi A, Hidas K, Targuisti K (2016) Refertilization Processes in the Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle: the Record of the Beni Bousera Orogenic Peridotite (Rif Belt, Northern Morocco). Journal of Petrology 57(11-12):2251-2270




Amar N, Khattach D, Azdimousa A, Chourak M, Jabaloy A, Manar A, Amar M (2015) Structure and peridotite of Gibraltar arc southern bloc: gravimetric and aeromagnetic evidences. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 8(11):9801-9813

Ayadi A, Bezzeghoud M (2015) Seismicity of Algeria from 1365 to 2013: Maximum Observed Intensity Map (MOI2014). Seismological Research Letters 86(1):236-244

Bouahim S, Rhazi L, Ernoul L, Mathevet R, Amami B, Er-Riyahi S, Muller SD, Grillas P (2015) Combining vulnerability analysis and perceptions of ecosystem services in sensitive landscapes: A case from western Moroccan temporary wetlands. Journal for Nature Conservation 27:1-9

Chaari I, Moussi B, Jamoussi F (2015) Interactions of the dye, CI direct orange 34 with natural clay. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 647:720-727

Cheddadi R, Nourelbait M, Bouaissa O, Tabel J, Rhoujjati A, Lopez-Saez JA, Alba-Sanchez F, Khater C, Ballouche A, Dezileau L, Lamb H (2015) A History of Human Impact on Moroccan Mountain Landscapes. African Archaeological Review 32(2):233-248

El Messbahi H, Bodinier J-L, Vauchez A, Dautria J-M, Ouali H, Garrido CJ (2015) Short wavelength lateral variability of lithospheric mantle beneath the Middle Atlas (Morocco) as recorded by mantle xenoliths. Tectonophysics 650:34-52

Galindo-Zaldivar J, Azzouz O, Chalouan A, Pedrera A, Ruano P, Ruiz-Constan A, Sanz de Galdeano C, Marin-Lechado C, Carlos Lopez-Garrido A, Anahnah F, Benmakhlouf M (2015) Extensional tectonics, graben development and fault terminations in the eastern Rif (Bokoya-Ras Afraou area). Tectonophysics 663:140-149

Harbi A, Sebai A, Benmedjber M, Ousadou F, Rouchiche Y, Grigahcene A, Aini D, Bourouis S, Maouche S, Ayadi A (2015) The Algerian Homogenized Macroseismic Database (267-1989): A Deeper Insight into the Algerian Historical Seismicity. Seismological Research Letters 86(6):1705-1716

Hidas K, Varas-Reus MI, Garrido CJ, Marchesi C, Acosta-Vigil A, Padrón-Navarta JA, Targuisti K, Konc Z (2015) Hyperextension of continental to oceanic-like lithosphere: The record of late gabbros in the shallow subcontinental lithospheric mantle of the westernmost Mediterranean. Tectonophysics 650(0):65-79

Jabaloy-Sanchez A, Azdimousa A, Booth-Rea G, Asebriy L, Vazquez-Vilchez M, Miguel Martinez-Martinez J, Gabites J (2015) The structure of the Temsamane fold-and-thrust stack (eastern Rif, Morocco): Evolution of a transpressional orogenic wedge. Tectonophysics 663:150-176

Kourim F, Vauchez A, Bodinier J-L, Alard O, Bendaoud A (2015) Subcontinental lithosphere reactivation beneath the Hoggar swell (Algeria): Localized deformation, melt channeling and heat advection. Tectonophysics 650:18-33

Muller SD, Rhazi L, Andrieux B, Bottollier-Curtet M, Fauquette S, Saber E-R, Rifai N, Daoud-Bouattour A (2015) Vegetation history of the western Rif mountains (NW Morocco): origin, late-Holocene dynamics and human impact. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 24(4):487-501

Ouali A, Belaroui LS, Bengueddach A, Lopez Galindo A, Pena A (2015) Fe2O3-palygorskite nanoparticles, efficient adsorbates for pesticide removal. Applied Clay Science 115:67-75

Petit C, Le Pourhiet L, Scalabrino B, Corsini M, Bonnin M, Romagny A (2015) Crustal structure and gravity anomalies beneath the Rif, northern Morocco: implications for the current tectonics of the Alboran region. Geophysical Journal International 202(1):640-652

Raji O, Dezileau L, Von Grafenstein U, Niazi S, Snoussi M, Martinez P (2015) Extreme sea events during the last millennium in the northeast of Morocco. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 15(2):203-211

Vazquez M, Asebriy L, Azdimousa A, Jabaloy A, Booth-Rea G, Barbero L, Mellini M, Gonzalez-Lodeiro F (2015) Reply to the comment by Michard et al. on "Evidence of extensional metamorphism associated to Cretaceous rifting of the North-Maghrebian passive margin: The Tanger-Ketama Unit (External Rif, northern Morocco) by Vazquez et al., Geologica Acta 11 (2013), 277-293". Geologica Acta 13(1):77-82

Villeneuve M, Gaertner A, Youbi N, El Archi A, Vernhet E, Rjimati E-C, Linnemann U, Bellon H, Gerdes A, Guillou O, Corsini M, Paquette J-L (2015) The southern and central parts of the "Souttoufide" belt, Northwest Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences 112:451-470




Azdimousa A, Bourgois J, Poupeau G, Vazquez M, Asebriy L, Labrin E (2014) Fission track thermochronology of the Beni Bousera peridotite massif (Internal Rif, Morocco) and the exhumation of ultramafic rocks in the Gibraltar Arc. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 7(5):1993-2005

Barcos L, Jabaloy A, Azdimousa A, Asebriy L, Gomez-Ortiz D, Rodriguez-Peces MJ, Tejero R, Perez-Pena JV (2014) Study of relief changes related to active doming in the eastern Moroccan Rif (Morocco) using geomorphological indices. Journal of African Earth Sciences 100:493-509

Barich A, Acosta-Vigil A, Garrido CJ, Cesare B, Tajčmanová L, Bartoli O (2014) Microstructures and petrology of melt inclusions in the anatectic sequence of Jubrique (Betic Cordillera, S Spain): Implications for crustal anatexis. Lithos 206-207:303-320

Berger J, Ouzegane K, Bendaoud A, Liegeois J-P, Kienast J-R, Bruguier O, Caby R (2014) Continental subduction recorded by Neoproterozoic eclogite and garnet amphibolites from Western Hoggar (Tassendjanet terrane, Tuareg Shield, Algeria). Precambrian Research 247:139-158

Bosch D, Hammor D, Mechati M, Fernandez L, Bruguier O, Caby R, Verdoux P (2014a) Geochemical study (major, trace elements and Pb-Sr-Nd isotopes) of mantle material obducted onto the North African margin (Edough Massif, North Eastern Algeria): Tethys fragments or lost remnants of the Liguro-Provencal basin? Tectonophysics 626:53-68

Bosch D, Maury RC, El Azzouzi Mh, Bollinger C, Bellon H, Verdoux P (2014b) Lithospheric origin for Neogene-Quaternary Middle Atlas lavas (Morocco): Clues from trace elements and Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf isotopes. Lithos 205:247-265

Caby R, Bruguier O, Fernandez L, Hammor D, Bosch D, Mechati M, Laouar R, Ouabadi A, Abdallah N, Douchet C (2014) Metamorphic diamonds in a garnet megacryst from the Edough Massif (northeastern Algeria). Recognition and geodynamic consequences. Tectonophysics 637:341-353

Chabli A, Chalouan A, Akil M, Galindo-Zaldivar J, Ruano P, Sanz de Galdeano C, Carlos Lopez-Garrido A, Marin-Lechado C, Pedrera A (2014) Plio-Quaternary paleostresses in the Atlantic passive margin of the. Moroccan Meseta: Influence of the Central Rif escape tectonics related to Eurasian-African plate convergence. Journal of Geodynamics 77:123-134

Chalouan A, Gil AJ, Galindo-Zaldivar J, Ahmamou MF, Ruano P, Clara de Lacy M, Miguel Ruiz-Armenteros A, Benmakhlouf M, Riguzzi F (2014) Active faulting in the frontal Rif Cordillera (Fes region, Morocco): Constraints from GPS data. Journal of Geodynamics 77:110-122

Cornee J-J, Muench P, Melinte-Dobrinescu M, Ben Moussa A, Quillevere F, Drinia H, Azdimousa A, Touhami AO, Merzeraud G, Fauquette S, Corsini M, Moissette P, Feddi N (2014) The Early Pliocene reflooding in the Western Mediterranean: New insights from the rias of the Internal Rif, Morocco. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 346(3-4):90-98

Corsini M, Chalouan A, Galindo-Zaldivar J (2014) Geodynamics of the Gibraltar Arc and the Alboran Sea region. Journal of Geodynamics 77:1-3

Frets EC, Tommasi A, Garrido CJ, Vauchez A, Mainprice D, Targuisti K, Amri I (2014) The Beni Bousera Peridotite (Rif Belt, Morocco): an Oblique-slip Low-angle Shear Zone Thinning the Subcontinental Mantle Lithosphere. Journal of Petrology 55(2):283-313

Khiari I, Mefteh S, Sanchez-Espejo R, Cerezo P, Aguzzi C, Lopez-Galindo A, Jamoussi F, Viseras Iborra C (2014) Study of traditional Tunisian medina clays used in therapeutic and cosmetic mud-packs. Applied Clay Science 101:141-148

Kourim F, Bodinier J-L, Alard O, Bendaoud A, Vauchez A, Dautria J-M (2014) Nature and Evolution of the Lithospheric Mantle beneath the Hoggar Swell (Algeria): a Record from Mantle Xenoliths. Journal of Petrology 55(11):2248-2280

Mefteh S, Khiari I, Sanchez-Espejo R, Aguzzi C, Lopez-Galindo A, Jamoussi F, Viseras C (2014) Characterisation of Tunisian layered clay materials to be used in semisolid health care products. Materials Technology 29(B2):B88-B95

Mourabit T, Abou Elenean KM, Ayadi A, Benouar D, Ben Suleman A, Bezzeghoud M, Cheddadi A, Chourak M, ElGabry MN, Harbi A, Hfaiedh M, Hussein HM, Kacem J, Ksentini A, Jabour N, Magrin A, Maouche S, Meghraoui M, Ousadou F, Panza GF, Peresan A, Romdhane N, Vaccari F, Zuccolo E (2014) Neo-deterministic seismic hazard assessment in North Africa. Journal of Seismology 18(2):301-318

Poujol A, Ritz JF, Tahayt A, Vernant P, Condomines M, Blard PH, Billant J, Vacher L, Tibari B, Hni L, Idrissi AK (2014) Active tectonics of the Northern Rif (Morocco) from geomorphic and geochronological data. Journal of Geodynamics 77:70-88

Roldan FJ, Galindo-Zaldivar J, Ruano P, Chalouan A, Pedrera A, Ahmamou M, Ruiz-Constan A, Sanz de Galdeano C, Benmakhlouf M, Lopez-Garrido AC, Anahnah F, Gonzalez-Castillo L (2014) Basin evolution associated to curved thrusts: The Prerif Ridges in the Volubilis area (Rif Cordillera, Morocco). Journal of Geodynamics 77:56-69

Romagny A, Muench P, Cornee JJ, Corsini M, Azdimousa A, Melinte-Dobrinescu MC, Drinia H, Bonno M, Arnaud N, Monie P, Quillevere F, Ben Moussa A (2014) Late Miocene to present-day exhumation and uplift of the Internal Zone of the Rif chain: Insights from low temperature thermochronometry and basin analysis. Journal of Geodynamics 77:39-55

Setti M, Lopez-Galindo A, Padoan M, Garzanti E (2014) Clay mineralogy in southern Africa river muds. Clay Minerals 49(5):717-733

Sole F, Lhuillier J, Adaci M, Bensalah M, Mahboubi M, Tabuce R (2014) The hyaenodontidans from the Gour Lazib area (?Early Eocene, Algeria): implications concerning the systematics and the origin of the Hyainailourinae and Teratodontinae. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12(3):303-322

Yahiaoui R, Dautria J-M, Alard O, Bosch D, Azzouni-Sekkal A, Bodinier J-L (2014) A volcanic district between the Hoggar uplift and the Tenere Rifts: Volcanology, geochemistry and age of the In-Ezzane lavas (Algerian Sahara). Journal of African Earth Sciences 92:14-20