Marc De Batist

Renard Centre of Marine Geology

Department of Geology and Soil Science

Ghent University

Krijgslaan 281 s.8

B-9000 Gent, Belgium


Tel: +32-9-2644587

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Licentiaat in de Wetenschappen (Aard- en Delfstofkunde) - Licentiate in Sciences (Geology)

                July 1982, Rijksuniversiteit Gent

                Licentiate thesis on “Anomalous pore pressures in sediments and mechanisms of thrusting”.

Doctor in de Wetenschappen (Aard- en Delfstofkunde) - Doctorate in Sciences (Geology)

                March 1989, Rijksuniversiteit Gent

                Doctorate thesis on the “Seismostratigraphy and structure of the Palaeogene in the southern North Sea".


Career and employment

03.1985 - 03.1989                Aspirant - Research Assistant (NFWO), Rijksuniversiteit Gent

03.1989 - 11.1990                Scientific personnel, Rijksuniversiteit Gent

11.1990 - 09.1992                Assistant, Universiteit Gent

10.1992 - 09.1998                Post-doctoraal onderzoeker - Senior Research Assistant (NFWO), Universiteit Gent

10.1998 - 09.2000                Onderzoeksleider - Research Associate (FWO), Universiteit Gent

10.2000 - 09.2006                Docent - Lecturer, Universiteit Gent

10.2006 - present                  Hoogleraar - Professor, Universiteit Gent



Geofysica - partim (3de ba. geologie), Universiteit Gent

Geologie van Belgie - partim (2de ba. geologie), Universiteit Gent

Marine and Lacustrine Geology - partim (1ste ma. Marelac), Universiteit Gent

Paleoclimatology - partim (1ste ma. geologie, 1ste ma. Marelac), Universiteit Gent

Basin Genesis and Evolution - partim (1ste ma. geologie, 1ste ma. Marelac), Universiteit Gent


Main research interests

Sedimentary geology of siliciclastic shelves.

Internal structure and origin of incised valleys and sand ridges on continental shelves (North Sea, English Channel, Celtic Sea)

Seismic and sequence stratigraphy and structure of the Palaeogene of the southern North Sea and the Tertiary of Belgium

Polygonal faulting in Eocene clays (North Sea)

Sedimentary geology of shelf, shelf-edge, slope and foot-of-slope environments along high-latitude margins (Antarctica, polar North Atlantic).

Structural and sedimentary geology, seismic stratigraphy and lake-floor morphology of glacial, volcanic and continental rift lakes (Le Bourget, Annecy, Anterne, Geneva, Sanabria, Chilean Lake District, Challa, Naivasha, Malawi, Tanganyika, Rukwa, Baikal, Teletskoye, Issyk-Kul, Khubsugul,...).

Marine geology and geophysics of gas hydrates and methane seeps.


Recent research projects

EC MAST-I Project "RESECUSED" 1990-1992. Subcontractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC MAST-I Project "GISP" 1991-1993. Contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC MAST-II Project "STARFISH" 1993-1995. Contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC MAST-III-ENRICH Project "GASHYDAT" 1999-2001. Contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC ENVIRONMENT Project "Rukwa" 1994-1996. Associated contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC FP5-EESD Project "APELIK" 2000-2002. Contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC FP5-EESD Project "CONTINENT" 2001-2003. Contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC FP5-EESD Project "CRIMEA" 2002-2005. Scientific Coordinator.

EC/INTAS Project 93-0134 "Continental rift tectonics and sedimentary basin development" 1994-1996. Associated contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC/INTAS Project 96-1915 "Assessment and evaluation of gas hydrates in Lake Baikal" 1998-1999. Contractor - Scientific project responsible.

EC/INTAS Project 99-1669 "A new bathymetric computer map of Lake Baikal" 2000-2001. Coordinator.

EC/INTAS Project 01-2309 "Multidisciplinary study of gas seeps in Lake Baikal" 2002-2004. Coordinator.

DPWB Research Programme on Antarctica "ANTAR/II/09" 1988-1991. Deputy project director.

DWTC Research Programme on Antarctica "A3/02/002" 1992-1996. Project director.

DWTC Research Programme on Antarctica " A4/DD/G01" 1996-2000. Project co-director.

DWTC PHARE Programme "IN/PH/001" 1996. Project co-director.

DWTC Programme "IN/RU/005" 1996-1998. Partner - Scientific project responsible.

DWTC Programme "BL/02/R10" 1998-2001. Project director - Scientific project responsible.

DWTC Programme "BL/02/R11" 2001-2003. Project director - Scientific project responsible.

DWTC Programme "MN/02/92". Partner - Scientific project responsible.

DWTC Programme "EV/02/10A". Co-ordinator - Scientific project responsible.

NFWO Krediet aan Navorsers "Uitbouw van een digitaal hoge-resolutie seismisch acquisitiesysteem"

FKFO project "Belgian contribution to ODP and PONAM" 1990-1993. Partner - Deputy project responsible.

FWO project "Hydrates and Lake Bed Venting : a Geophysical Survey Strategy with a Pluridisciplinary Research Outlook" 1999-2001. Project co-director.

FWO project "Exploratie van Afrikaanse kratermeren in functie van paleoklimaatonderzoek" 2000-2003. Partner - Project responsible.

BNRE Overeenkomst VLA/90.1.4. Project responsible.

BNRE Overeenkomst VLA/91.1.4. Project responsible.

BNRE Overeenkomst VLA/93.1.4. Project responsible.


Main publications

AMBLAS, D., URGELES, R., CANALS, M., CALAFAT, A.M., REBESCO, M., CAMERLENGHI, A., ESTRADA, F., DE BATIST, M. & HUGUES-CLARKE, J.E., 2006. Relationship between continental rise development and palaeo-ice sheet dynamics, Northern Antarctic Peninsula Pacific margin. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25(9-10), 933-944.

AUDEMARD, F.A., BECK, C., MOERNAUT, J., DE RYCKER, K., DE BATIST, M., SÁNCHEZ, J., GONZÁLEZ, M., SÁNCHEZ, C., VERSTEEG, W., MALAVÉ, G., SCHMITZ, M., VAN WELDEN, A., CARRILLO, E. & LEMUS, A., 2007. La depresión de Guaracayal, estado Sucre, Venezuela: Una cuenca en tracción que funciona como barrera para la propagación de la ruptura cosísmica. Interciencia, 32(11), 735-741.

BACK, S., DE BATIST, M., KIRILLOV, P., STRECKER, M. & VANHAUWAERT, P., 1998. Frolikha Fan: A large Pleistocene glacio-lacustrine outwash-fan in northern Lake Baikal, Siberia. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 68(5), 841-849.

BACK, S., DE BATIST, M., VANHAUWAERT, P. & STRECKER, M., 1999. Quaternary depositional systems in Northern Lake Baikal, Siberia. Journal of Geology, 107(1), 1-12.

BACK, S., STRECKER, M.R., DE BATIST, M., VANHAUWAERT, P., 2000. Comment: Tectonic and sediment supply control of deep rift lake turbidite systems: Lake Baikal, Russia. Geology, 28(2), 189.

BART, P.J., DE BATIST, M. & JOKAT, W., 1999. Interglacial collapse of Crary Trough Mouth Fan, Weddell Sea, Antarctica: implications for Antarctic glacial history analysis. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 69(6), 1276-1289.

BART, PH., DE BATIST, M. & MILLER, H., 1994. Neogene collapse of glacially deposited shelf-edge deltas in the Weddell Sea: Relationships between deposition during glacial periods and sub-marine fan development. Terra Antartica, 1(2), 317-318.

BECK, CH., MANALT, F., CHAPRON, E., VAN RENSBERGEN, P. & DE BATIST, M., 1996. Enhanced seismicity in the early postglacial period: evidence from the post-Würm sediments of Lake Annecy, northwestern Alps. Journal of Geodynamics, 22 (1/2), 155-171.

BECK, C., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., DE BATIST, M., BERTHIER, F., LALLIER, S. & MANALT, F., 2001. The Late Quaternary sedimentary infill of Lake Annecy (northwestern Alps): an overview from two seismic-reflection surveys. Journal of Paleolimnology, 25(2), 149-161.

BERNÉ, S., LERICOLAIS, G., MARSSET, T., BOURILLET, J.F. & DE BATIST, M., 1998. Erosional offshore sand ridges and lowstand shorefaces: examples from tide and wave dominated environments of France. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 68(4), 540-555.

BERNÉ, S., TRENTESAUX, A., STOLK, A., MISSIAEN, T. & DE BATIST, M., 1994. Architecture and long-term evolution of the Middelkerke Bank (Southern North Sea). Marine Geology, 121, 57-72.

BERTRAND, S., CHARLET, F., CHAPRON, E., FAGEL, N. & DE BATIST, M., (in press). Reconstruction of the Holocene seismotectonic activity of the Southern Andes from seismites recorded in Lago Icalma, Chile, 39°S. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

BRANCHU, PH., BERGONZINI, L., DELVAUX, D., DE BATIST, M., GOLUBEV, V., BENEDETTI, M. & KLERKX, J., 2005. Tectonic, climatic and hydrothermal control on sedimentation and water chemistry of northern Lake Malawi (Nyasa), Tanzania. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 43(4), 433-446.

CANALS, M., CASAMOR, J.L., URGELES, R., CALAFAT, A.M., DOMACK, E.W., BARAZA, J., FARRAN, M. & DE BATIST, M., 2002. Seafloor evidence of a subglacial sedimentary system off the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Geology, 30(7), 603-606.

CANALS, M., DE BATIST, M., BARAZA, J., ACOSTA, J. & THE GEBRA TEAM, 1994. New reflection seismic data from Bransfield Strait - preliminary results of the GEBRA-93 survey. Terra Antartica, 1(2), 291-292.

CANALS, M., ESTRADA, F., URGELES, R. & GEBRAP 96/97 TEAM (among whom DE BATIST, M.), 1998. Very high resolution seismic definition of glacial and postglacial sediment bodies in the continental shelves of the Northern Trinity Peninsula region. Annals of Glaciology, 27, 260-264.

CANALS, M., LASTRAS, G., URGELES, R., CASAMOR, J.L., MIENERT, J., CATTANEO, A., DE BATIST, M., HAFLIDASON, H., IMBO, Y., LABERG, J.S., LOCAT, J., LONG, D., LONGVA, O., MASSON, D.G., SULTAN, N., TRINCARDI, F. & BRYN, P., 2004. Slope failure dynamics and impacts from seafloor and shallow sub-seafloor geophysical data: Case studies from the COSTA project. Marine Geology, 213(1-4), 9-72.

CANALS, M., URGELES, R., ESTRADA, F. & GEBRAP 96/97 TEAM (among whom DE BATIST, M.), 1998. Internal structure and seismic facies of the deep water sediment drifts off the Northern Graham Land: Results from a very high resolution survey. Annals of Glaciology, 27, 265-267.

CERAMICOLA, S., REBESCO, M., DE BATIST, M. & KHLYSTOV, O., 2001. Seismic evidence of small-scale lacustrine drifts in Lake Baikal (Russia). Marine Geophysical Researches, 22(5-6), 445-464.

CHAPRON, E., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., BECK, CH., DE BATIST, M. & PAILLET, A., 1996. Lacustrine sedimentary records of brutal events in Lake Le Bourget (Northwestern Alps-southern Jura). Quaternaire, 7(2-3), 155-168.

CHAPRON, E., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., DE BATIST, M., BECK, C. & HENRIET, J.P., 2004. Fluid escape features as a precursor of large sublacustrine sediment slides. Terra Nova, 16(5), 305-311.

CHARLET, F., DE BATIST, M., CHAPRON, E., BERTRAND, S., PINO, M. & URRUTIA, R., 2008. Seismic stratigraphy of Lago Puyehue (Chilean Lake District): new views on its deglacial and Holocene evolution. Journal of Paleolimnology. doi: 10.1007/s10933-007-9112-3

CHARLET, F., FAGEL, N., DE BATIST, M., HAUREGARD, F., MINNEBO, B., MEISCHNER, D. & THE SONIC TEAM, 2005. Sedimentary dynamics on isolated highs in Lake Baikal: evidence from detailed high-resolution geophysical data and sediment cores. Global and Planetary Change, 56, 125-144.

COHIMAR/SEDANO SCIENTIFIC PARTY (CANALS, M., CALAFAT, A., CAMERLENGHI, A., DE BATIST, M., URGELES, R., FARRAN, M.L., GELETTI, R., VERSTEEG, W., AMBLAS, D., REBESCO, M., CASAMOR, J.L., SANCHEZ, A., WILLMOTT, V., LASTRAS, G. & IMBO, Y.), 2003. Uncovering the footprint of former ice streams off Antarctica. EOS Transactions, 84(11), 97, 102-103.

DE BATIST, M., BART, PH., KUVAAS, B., MOONS, A.-M. & MILLER, H., 1994. Detailed seismic stratigraphy of Crary Fan, Weddell Sea. Terra Antartica, 1(2), 321-323.

DE BATIST, M., BART, PH. & MILLER, H., 1997. Trough-mouth fans: Crary Fan, Eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. In: DAVIES, T.A., BELL, T., COOPER, A.K., JOSENHANS, H., POLYAK, L., SOLHEIM, A., STOKER, M.S. & STRAVERS, J.A. (Eds.) Glaciated Continental Margins: An Atlas of Acoustic Images. Chapman & Hall. 276-279.

DE BATIST, M. & CHAPRON, E., 2007. Lake systems: sedimentary archives of climate change and tectonics. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

DE BATIST, M., FAGEL, N., LOUTRE, M.F. & CHAPRON, E., 2008. A 17,900 year multi-proxy lacustrine record of Lago Puyehue (Chilean Lake District): Introduction. Journal of Paleolimnology.

DE BATIST, M. & HENRIET, J.P., 1995. Seismic sequence stratigraphy of the Paleogene offshore of Belgium, southern North Sea. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 152(1), 27-40.

DE BATIST, M., IMBO, Y., VERMEESCH, P., KLERKX, J., GIRALT, S., DELVAUX, D., LIGNIER, V., BECK, C., KALUGIN, I. & ABDRAKHMATOV, K., 2002. Bathymetry and sedimentary environments of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic (Central Asia): a large, high-altitude, tectonic lake. In: KLERKX, J. & IMANACKUNOV, B. (Eds.) Lake Issyk-Kul: its natural environment. NATO Science Series, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Vol. 13, 101-123.

DE BATIST, M., KLERKX, J., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., VANNESTE, M., POORT, J., GOLMSHTOK, A., KREMLEV, A., KHLYSTOV, O. & P. KRINITSKY, 2002. Active Hydrate Destabilization in Lake Baikal, Siberia ? Terra Nova, 14(6), 436-442.

DE BATIST, M., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., BACK, S. & KLERKX, J., 1996. Structural framework, sequence stratigraphy and lake level variations in Livingstone Basin (northern Lake Malawi): First results of a high-resolution reflection seismic study. In: JOHNSON, T. & ODADA, E. (Eds.) The Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes. Gordon & Breach Pub. Inc., Newark, 509-521.

DE BATIST, M. & VERSTEEG, W., 1999. Seismic stratigraphy of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic in northern Belgium: main results of a high-resolution reflection seismic survey along rivers and canals. Geologie en Mijnbouw, 77(1), 17-37.

DEHANDSCHUTTER, B., VYSOTSKY, E., DELVAUX, D., KLERKX, J., BUSLOV, M.M., SELEZNEV, V.S. & DE BATIST, M., 2002. Structural evolution of the Teletsk graben (Russian Altai). Tectonophysics, 351(1-2), 139-167.

FEDOTOV, A., CHEBYKIN, E. SEMENOV, M., VOROBYOVA, S., OSIPOV, E., GOLOBOKOVA, L., POGODAEVA, T., ZHELEZNYAKOVA, T., GRACHEV, M., TOMURHUU, D., OYUNCHIMEG, T., NARANTSETSEG, T., TOMURTOGOO, O., DOLGIKH, P., ARSENYUK, M. & DE BATIST, M., 2004. Changes in the volume and salinity of Lake Khubsugul (Mongolia) in response to global climate changes in the Upper Pleistocene and the Holocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 209(1-4), 245-257.

FEDOTOV, А.P., DE BATIST, М., CHAPRON, Е., DE RYKER, К., POULS, Т. & GRACHEV, M.A., 2002. Seismic profiling of the sediments of Lake Khubsugul. Doklady Earth Science, 382(2), 75-77.

FEDOTOV, A., DE BATIST, M. & POULS, T., 2006. Tectonic evolution of the southwestern wall of the Baikal Rift Zone. Doklady Earth Science, 410(7), 1053–1055.

FEDOTOV, A.P., PHEDORIN, M.A., DE BATIST, M., ZIBOROVA, G.A., KAZANSKY, A.YU., SEMENOV, M.YU, MATASOVA, G.G., KHABUEV, A.V., KUGAKOLOV, S.A., RODYAKIN, S.V., KRAPIVINA, S.M. & POULS, T., 2008. A 450-ka-long record of glaciation in Northern Mongolia based on studies at Lake Khubsugul: High-resolution reflection seismic data and grain-size variations in cored sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology. doi: 10.1007/s10933-007-9107-0

FEDOTOV, A., SAN'KOV, V., DE BATIST, M., KAZANSKY, A., PARFEEVETS, A., MIROSHNITCHENKO, A. & POULS, T., 2006. Chronology of the Baikal Rift System. EOS Transactions, 87(25), 246, 250.

GIRALT, S., KLERKX, J., RIERA, S., JULIA, R., LIGNIER, V., BECK, C., DE BATIST, M. & KALUGIN, I., 2002. Recent paleoenvironmental evolution of Lake Issyk-Kul. In: KLERKX, J. & IMANACKUNOV, B. (Eds.) Lake Issyk-Kul: its natural environment. NATO Science Series, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Vol. 13, 125-145.

GIRALT, S., RIERA, S., LEROY, S., BUCHACA, T., KLERKX, J, DE BATIST, M., BECK, C., BOBROV, V., CATALAN, J., GAVSHIN, V., JULIÀ, R., KALUGIN, I., KIPFER, R., LIGNIER, V., LOMBARDI, S., MATYCHENKOV, V., PEETERS, F., PODSETCHINE, V., ROMANOVSKY, V., SUKHORUKOV, F. & VOLTATTORNI, N., 2004. 1,000-years of environmental history of Lake Issyk-Kul. In: NIHOUL, J., ZAVIALOV, P. & MICKLIN, P. (Eds.) Dying and Dead Seas – Climatic versus Anthropic Causes. NATO Science Series, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Vol. 36, 253-285.

GRACIA, E., CANALS, M., FARRAN, M., PRIETO, M.J., SORRIBAS, J. & GEBRA TEAM (among whom DE BATIST, M.), 1996. Morphostructure and evolution of the Central and Eastern Bransfield Basins (NW Antarctic Peninsula). Marine Geophysical Researches, 18(2-4), 429-448.

GREINERT, J., ARTEMOV, Y., EGOROV, V., DE BATIST, M. & MCGINNIS, D., 2006. 1300-m-high rising bubbles from mud volcanoes at 2080 m in the Black Sea: Hydroacoustic characteristics and temporal variability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 244(1-2), 1-15.

HENRIET, J.P., DE BATIST, M. & VERSCHUREN, M., 1991. Early fracturation of Palaeogene clays, southernmost North Sea: relevance to mechanisms of primary hydrocarbon migration. In: SPENCER, A.M. (ed.) Generation, accumulation and production of Europe's hydrocarbons. EAPG Spec. Publ. No 1, Oxford University Press, 217-227.

HENRIET, J.P., MEISSNER, R., MILLER, H. & the GRAPE TEAM (among whom DE BATIST, M.), 1992. Active margin processes along the Antarctic Peninsula. Tectonophysics, 201, 229-253.

HUS, R., ACOCELLA, V., FUNICIELLO, R. & DE BATIST, M., 2005. Sandbox models of extensional relay ramp structure and evolution. Journal of Structural Geology, 27(3), 459-473.

HUS, R., DE BATIST, M., KLERKX, J. & MATTON, C., 2006. Fault linkage in continental rifts: Structure and evolution of a large relay ramp in Zavarotny; Lake Baikal (Russia). Journal of Structural Geology, 28(7), 1338-1351.

IMBO, Y., DE BATIST, M., CANALS, M., PRIETO, M.J. & BARAZA, J., 2003. The Gebra Slide: a submarine slide on the Trinity Peninsula Margin, Antarctica. Marine Geology, 193(3-4), 235-252.

JACOBS, P., BOLLE, I., DE BATIST, M., DE CEUKELAIRE, M., DE CORTE, B., SEVENS, E., VAN BURM, PH. & WALRAEVENS, K., 1997. Integrated stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Late Ypresian Egem Member Sands (Yd) (Southern Bight North Sea Basin, Belgium). Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie Teil 1, 1996(5/6), 423-442.

JACOBS, P. & DE BATIST, M., 1996. Sequence architecture on a wide continental shelf: the Belgian Palaeogene. In: DE BATIST, M. & JACOBS, P. (Eds.) Geology of Siliciclastic Shelf Seas. Geological Society Special Publication, 117, 23-48.

JACOBS, P., DE BATIST, M., VAN BAVINCHOVE, B. & SEVENS, E., 2000. Sedimentary environments and depositional history in the Belgian Basin during Ypresian times (Lower Eocene, Southern Bight North Sea). Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie Teil 1, 1999(3/4), 419-440.

JACOBS, P., SEVENS, E., DE BATIST, M. & HENRIET, J.P., 1991. Grain size-, facies- and sequence analysis of West Belgian Eocene continental shelf deposits. Zentralblatt Geol. Paläont. Teil 1, 1990(8), 931-955.

KAPITANOV, V.A., TYRYSHKIN, I.S., KRIVOLUTSKII, N.P., PONOMAREV, YU.N., DE BATIST, M. & GNATOVSKY, R.YU., 2007. Spatial distribution of methane over Lake Baikal surface. Spectrochimica Acta. Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 66(4-5), 788-795.

KHLYSTOV, O.M., MATS, V.D. & DE BATIST, M., 2001. The southwestern edge of the North Baikal basin: Geologic structure and correlation with Cenozoic sections of Ol'khon and BDP-96 and BDP-98 cores. Geologiya i Geofizika, 42(1-2), 373-383 [in Russian].

KHLYSTOV, O.M., MATS, V.D., VOROBYOVA, S.S., KLIMANSKY, A., DE BATIST, M. & CERAMICOLA, S., 2000. Structure and evolution of the underwater Akademichesky Ridge (Lake Baikal). Geologiya i Geofizika, 41(6), 819-824. [in Russian]

KLERKX, J., DE BATIST, M., POORT, J., HUS, R., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., KHLYSTOV, O. & GRANIN, N., 2006. Tectonically controlled methane escape in Lake Baikal. In: LOMBARDI, S., ALTUNINA, L.K. & BEAUBIEN, S.E. (Eds.) Advances in the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide – International Approaches to Reduce Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions. NATO Science Series, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Vol. 65, 203-219.

LASTRAS, G., CANALS, M., HUGHES-CLARKE, J.E., MORENO, A., DE BATIST, M., COCHONAT, P. & MASSON, D.G., 2002. Sea-floor imagery from the BIG’95 debris flow, Western Mediterranean. Geology, 30(10), 871-874.

LASTRAS, G., CANALS, M., URGELES, R., DE BATIST, M., CALAFAT, A. & CASAMOR, J.L., 2004. Characterisation of the recent BIG’95 debris flow deposit on the Ebro margin, Western Mediterranean Sea, after a variety of seismic reflection data. Marine Geology, 213(1-4), 235-255.

LE BOT, S., VAN LANCKER, V., DELEU, S., DE BATIST, M., HENRIET, J.P. & HAEGEMAN, W., 2005. Geological characteristics and geotechnical properties of Eocene and Quaternary deposits on the Belgian continental shelf: synthesis in the context of offshore wind farming. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 84(2), 147-160.

LEZZAR, K.E., TIERCELIN, J.J., DE BATIST, M., COHEN, A., BANDORA, TH., VAN RENSBERGEN, P., MIFUNDU, W. & KLERKX, J., 1996. New seismic stratigraphy and Late Tertiary history of the North Tanganyika Basin, East African Rift system, deduced from multifold reflection and high-resolution data and piston core evidence. Basin Research, 8, 1-28.

LIQUETE, C., CANALS, M., LASTRAS, G., AMBLÀS, D., URGELES, R. DE MOL, B., DE BATIST, M. & HUGHES-CLARKE, J.E., 2007. Long-term development and current status of the Barcelona continental shelf: A source-to-sink approach. Continental Shelf Research, 27(13), 1779-1800.

LIU, A'C., DE BATIST, M., HENRIET, J.P. & MISSIAEN, T., 1993. Plio-Pleistocene Scour Hollows in the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Geologie en. Mijnbouw, 71, 195-204.

MAHIEUX, G., PROUST, J.N., TESSIER, B. & DE BATIST, M., 1998. Comparison between high-resolution seismic and sequence stratigraphic approaches applied to the Upper Jurassic deposits of the Dover Strait area (Northern France). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 15(4), 329-342.

MAHIEUX, G., PROUST, J.N., TESSIER, B., DE BATIST, M. & CHAMLEY, H., 1999. Stratigraphie sismique et séquentielle haute résolution des formations du Jurassique supérieur du Boulonnais (Nord de la France). Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 328(5), 341-346.

MARSSET, T., TESSIER, B., REYNAUD, J.Y., DE BATIST, M. & PLAGNOL, C., 1999. The Celtic Sea banks: an example of sand body analysis from very high-resolution seismic data. Marine Geology, 158(1-4), 89-109.

MATS, V.D., KHLYSTOV, O.M., DE BATIST, M., CERAMICOLA, S., LOMONOSOVA, T.K. & KLIMANSKY, A., 2000. Evolution of the Academician Ridge Accommodation Zone in the central part of the Baikal Rift, from high-resolution reflection seismic profiling and geological field investigations. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 89(2), 229-250.

MELNICK, D., CHARLET, F., ECHTLER, H. & DE BATIST, M., 2006. Incipient axial collapse of the Main Cordillera and strain partitioning gradient between the Central and Patagonian Andes, Lago Laja, Chile. Tectonics, 25(5), TC5004. doi:10.1029/2005TC001918

MILLER, H., DE BATIST, M., JOKAT, W., KAUL, N., STEINMETZ, S., UENZELMANN-NEBEN, G. & VERSTEEG, W., 1991. Revised Interpretation of Tectonic Features in the Southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica, from New Seismic Data. Polarforschung, 60(1), 33-38.

MOERNAUT, J., DE BATIST, M., CHARLET, F., HEIRMAN, K., CHAPRON, E., PINO, M., BRUEMMER, R. & URRUTIA, R., 2007. Giant earthquakes in South-Central Chile revealed by Holocene mass-wasting events in Lake Puyehue. Sedimentary Geology, 195(3-4), 239-256.

MOONS, A., DE BATIST, M., HENRIET, J.P. & MILLER, H., 1992. Sequence stratigraphy of the Crary Fan, southeastern Weddell Sea. In: YOSHIDA, Y., KAMINUMA, K. & SHIRAISHI, K. (eds.) Recent Progress in Antarctic Earth Science. TERRAPUB, Tokyo, 613-618.

MORLEY, C.K., VANHAUWAERT, P. & DE BATIST, M., 2000. Evidence for high frequency cyclic fault activity from high resolution seismic reflection survey, Rukwa Rift, Tanzania. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 157, 983-994.

MOSCARIELLO, A., PUGIN, A., WILDI, W., BECK, CH., CHAPRON, E., DE BATIST, M., GIRARDCLOS, S., OCHS, S.I., RACHOUD-SCHNEIDER, A.-M., SIGNER, C. & VAN CAUWENBERGHE, T., 1998. Déglaciation würmienne dans des conditions lacustres à la terminaison occidentale du bassin lémanique (Suisse occidentale et France). Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae, 91, 185-201.

NAUDTS, L., GREINERT, J., ARTEMOV, Y., STAELENS, P., POORT, J., VAN RENSBERGEN, P. & DE BATIST, M., 2006. Geological and morphological setting of 2778 methane seeps in the Dnepr paleo-delta, northwestern Black Sea. Marine Geology, 227(3-4), 177-199.

PERINI, L., MISSIAEN, T., ORI, G.G. & DE BATIST, M., 1996. Seismic stratigraphy of Late Quaternary glacial to marine sediments offshore Bornholm, southern Baltic Sea. In: GAUPP, R. & VAN DE WEERD, A. (eds.) Approaches to Sequence Stratigraphy. Sedimentary Geology., 102(1-2), 3-21.

POPESCU, I., DE BATIST, M., LERICOLAIS, G., NOUZÉ, H., POORT, J. PANIN, N., VERSTEEG, W. & GILLET, H., 2006. Multiple Bottom-Simulating Reflections in the Black Sea: potential proxies of past climate conditions. Marine Geology, 227(3-4), 163-176.

POPESCU, I. LERICOLAIS, G. PANIN, N., DE BATIST, M. & GILLET, H., 2007. Seismic expression of gas and gas hydrates across the western Black Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, 27(2-4), 173-183.

PRIETO, M.J., CANALS, M., ERCILLA, G. & DE BATIST, M., 1998. Structure and geodynamic evolution of Central Bransfield Basin (NW Antarctica) from seismic reflection data. Marine Geology, 149(1-4), 17-38.

PRIETO, M.J., ERCILLA, G., CANALS, M. & DE BATIST, M., 1999. Seismic stratigraphy of the Central Bransfield Basin (NW Antarctic Peninsula). Interpretation of deposits and sedimentary processes in a glacio-marine environment. Marine Geology, 157(1-2), 47-68.

PRIETO, M.J., GRACIA, E., CANALS, M., ERCILLA, G. & DE BATIST, M., 1997. Sedimentary history of the Central Bransfield Basin (NW Antarctic Peninsula). In: RICCI, C.A. (ed.) The Antarctic Region: Geological Evolution and Processes. 711-717.

REYNAUD, J.Y., TESSIER, B., AUFFRET, J.P., BERNÉ, S., DE BATIST, M., MARSSET, T. & WALKER, P., 2003. The offshore sedimentary cover of the English Channel and its northern and western Approaches. Journal of Quaternary Science, 18(3-4), 361-371.

REYNAUD, J.Y., TESSIER, B., BERNÉ, S., CHAMLEY, H. & DE BATIST, M., 1999. Tide and wave dynamics on a sand bank from the deep shelf of the Western Channel Approaches. Marine Geology, 161(2-4), 339-359.

REYNAUD, J.Y., TESSIER, B., PROUST, J.N., DALRYMPLE, R., BOURILLET, J.F., DE BATIST, M., LERICOLAIS, G., BERNÉ, S. & MARSSET, T., 1999. Architecture and sequence stratigraphy of a Late Neogene incised valley at the shelf margin, southern Celtic Sea. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 69(2), 351-364.

REYNAUD, J.Y., TESSIER, B., PROUST, J.N., DALRYMPLE, R., MARSSET, T., DE BATIST, M., BOURILLET, J.F. & LERICOLAIS, G., 1999. Eustatic and hydrodynamic controls on the architecture of a deep shelf sand bank (Celtic Sea). Sedimentology, 46, 703-721.

SCHMID, M., DE BATIST, M., GRANIN, N., KAPITANOV, V.A., MCGINNIS, D., MIZANDRONTSEV, I.B., OBZHIROV, A.I. & WÜEST, A., 2007. Sources and sinks of methane in Lake Baikal - a synthesis of measurements and modeling. Limnology and Oceanography, 52(5), 1824-1837.

SCHUBERT, C.J., KAISER, E., HOLZNER, C.P., KLAUSER, L., WEHRLI, B., SCHMALE, O., GREINERT, J., MCGINNIS, D., DE BATIST, M. & KIPFER, R., 2006. Methanotrophic microbial communities associated with bubble plumes above gas seeps in the Black Sea. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7(4), doi:10.1029/2005GC001049.

SHERSTYANKIN, P.P., ALEKSEEV, S.P., ABRAMOV, A.M., STAVROV, K.G., DE BATIST, M., HUS, R., CANALS, M. & CASAMOR, J.L., 2006. Computer-Based Bathymetric Map of Lake Baikal. Doklady Earth Science, 408(4), 564–569.

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VANNESTE, M., DE BATIST, M., VERSTEEG, W., GOLMSHTOK, A. & KREMLEV, A., 2001. Multi-frequency seismic study of the gas hydrate-bearing sediments in Lake Baikal, Siberia. Marine Geology, 171(1/2), 1-21.

VANNESTE, M., POORT, J., DE BATIST, M. & KLERKX, J., 2003. Atypical heat flow near gas hydrate irregularities and cold seeps in the Baikal Rift Zone. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 19, 1257-1274.

VANNESTE, K., BART, PH., DE BATIST, M., MILLER, H. & THEILEN, F., 1994. A comparison of reflection seismic geometries on three different glacial margins. Terra Antartica, 1(2), 437-439.

VAN RENSBERGEN, P., DE BATIST, M., BECK, C. & MANALT, F., 1998. High resolution seismic stratigraphy of late Quaternary fill of Lake Annecy (Northwestern Alps): evolution from glacial to interglacial sedimentary processes. Sedimentary Geology, 117(1-2), 61-86.

VAN RENSBERGEN, P., DE BATIST, M., BECK, C. & CHAPRON, E., 1999. High-resolution seismic stratigraphy of glacial to interglacial fill of a deep glacigenic lake: Lake Le Bourget, Northwestern Alps, France. Sedimentary Geology, 128(1-2), 99-129.

VAN RENSBERGEN, P., DE BATIST, M., KLERKX, J., HUS, R., POORT, J., VANNESTE, M., GRANIN, N., KHLYSTOV, O. & KRINITSKY, P., 2002. Sublacustrine mud volcanoes and cold seeps caused by dissociation of gas hydrate in Lake Baikal. Geology, 30(7), 631-634.

VAN RENSBERGEN, P., POORT, J., KIPFER, R., DE BATIST, M., VANNESTE, M., KLERKX, J., GRANIN, N., KHLYSTOV, O. & KRINITSKY, P., 2003. Evidence of near-surface sediment mobilization and methane venting in relation to hydrate dissociation in Southern Lake Baikal, Siberia. In: VAN RENSBERGEN, P., HILLIS, R.R., MALTMAN, A.J. & MORLEY, C.K. (eds.) Subsurface sediment mobilization. Geological Society Special Publication, 216, 207-221.

VERMEESCH, P., POORT, J., DUCHKOV, A., KLERKX, J. & DE BATIST, M., 2004. Lake Issyk Kul: Unusual low heat flow in an active intermontane basin. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 45(5), 574-584.

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