Maud Dev├Ęs
Research Associate

Profile

Biography

I studied at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA) in France between 2001 and 2006. I followed high level physics and chemistry classes during two years and then specialise for three years in Material Sciences. I got my MSc degree in 2006. In parallel of my last year, I followed the Earth and Planetary sciences cursus at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and got a second MSc on that topic. After several months backpacking across Central Asia, the  Middle East, and Eastern Europe, I joined the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris (IPGP). I did my PhD student in the Fluid Dynamic team working on the processes of magma genesis in continents. Since 2011, I am senior post-doctoral research fellow on an ERC project called DISPERSE for which I work between IPGP and the University of York. Since 2013, I am a Research Associated of the University of York.

Moredetails there: www.ipgp.fr/~deves

Education

 

 

Research

Overview

My profile and my interests are fundamentally interdisciplinary. I am led by a profound curiosity and a genuine desire to understand the natural processes that are shaping our physical surrounding as well as how it has affected our humanity.

Combining observations, theory and modelling, I am currently working on:

  • exploring the role of landscapes in Human Evolution for the ERC DISPERSE project hold by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (www.ipgp.fr) and the University of York (http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/bailey334/)
  • investigating human psychical response to natural disasters with the Psychoanalytical Anthropology group at the University Paris VII (www.shc.univ-paris-diderot.fr)
  • studying the thermo-mechanical behaviour of the lithosphere and the processes of magma genesis in continents, with the Tectonic group at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (www.ipgp.fr)

You can read more about on-going projects and download publications on myweb-site: www.ipgp.fr/~deves

Publications

Selected publications

Devès, M H 'Lascience pour arbitre?' Submitted to Topique, July 2013.

Vallage, A, Devès, M H, Klinger, Y and King, G C P King 'Localizedslip and distributed deformation in oblique settings: The example ofthe Denali Fault System, Alaska' Submitted to Geophysical Journal International, July 2013.

Devès, M, Sturdy, D,  King, G C P , et al. 'Hominin Reactions to Herbivore Distribution In the Lower Palaeolithic of the Southern Levant' Submitted to Quaternary Science Review, May 2013.

Devès, M, Inglis, R, Meredith-Williams, M Saud Al Ghamdi, Alsharekh, A M and Bailey, G N (2013) 'Paleolithic Survey in Southwest Saudi Arabia: Methodology and Preliminary Results' in Adumatu 27, p. 7.

Winder, I C, King, G C P,  Devès, M  and Bailey, G (2013) 'Complex Topography and Human Evolution: the Missing Link' in Antiquity,v.87, p. 333.

Bailey, G N,  King,G C P, Devès, M,  Haussman, N, Inglis, R,  Laurie, E,  Meredith-Willians, M, Momber G, Winder, I,  Alsharekh, A , and Sakellariou, D (2012) 'DISPERSE: dynamic landscapes, coastal environments and human dispersals' in Antiquity,86 (334). http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/bailey334/

Devès, M, King, G C P, Klinger, Y, and Agnon, A (2011) 'Localised and distributed deformation in the lithosphere: the example of the Dead Sea valleys' in Earth and Planetary and Sciences Letters, 308, p.172.

Devès, M (2010) Continental magmatism by shear heating in "process zones" at faultsystem geometric complexities. PhD thesis IPGP, Paris.

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Contact details

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