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- Given name : Anne-Christine

- Surname : da Silva

- Occupation: teachning assistant position (ULg)

- Adress : Pétrologie sédimentaire, B20, Géologie, Université de Liège, Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liège (Belgium).

- Tel. : + 32 04 / 3662258

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for a phD in cyclostratigraphy, full details here


Research interests

(1) establishing a methodology to recognize and quantify the preservation of the original climatic signal;

(2) building high-resolution time scales for portions of the Devonian;

(3) revealing and constraining remarkable environmental events such as global anoxia, climatic changes and faunal turnovers that occurred during the Devonian.



- Keywords: sedimentary petrology, sequence stratigraphy, carbonate sediments, paleo-environmental research, stromatoporoid palaeocology, diagenesis and carbon and oxygen isotopic studies, reservoir properties, magnetic susceptibility application in carbonate sedimentology, environmental magnetism, cyclostratigraphy, climatic cyclicities.

- Research projects

 - Technical experiences : Fieldwork, geological mapping, sedimentary petrology, cathodoluminescence, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), magnetic susceptibility measurements (Kappabridge KLY-2 and KLY-3), hysteresis acquisition curves, NRM and IRM, Petrophysics measurements (mercury porosity device and permeability device), Carbon and Oxygen isotopes, trace and major elements fluorescence X, Clay mineral analysis.

 - Teaching - student supervision experiences :


- B.Sc. Geology (ULg, 1999) - Geological mapping, sedimentology and structural geology of the Vaux-Sous-Chèvremont – Soumagne area

- PhD Geology (ULg, 2004) - Sedimentology of the Belgian Frasnian carbonate platform (FRIA Grant)

- Posdoctoral research at the University of Bordeaux III - EGIDE Institute - Environnement Géo-Ingénierie et Développement, 2005-2006 / Financial support from TOTAL

- Postoctoral Research at ULg and Brunel University Institute for the Environment, London, 2007-2011 (FNRS Grant)

- Postdoctoral research at the University of Utrecht Natherlands, 2014-2017 / grant from NWO.


Scientific leadership

  • Main leader of the IGCP-652 project, UNESCO, 250 researchers from 35 countries): Reading geologic time in Paleozoic sedimentary rocks: the need for an integrated stratigraphy. - Tutorial member (national correspondent) of the Subcomission of Devonian Stratigraphy (2016-running) – Corresponding Member of the Subcomission of Devonian Stratigraphy (2014-2016) - Member of the scientific book Editorial committee of the Geological Society of London (2016-2019)
  • Review Editor (2014-…) for the open access journal Frontiers in Earth Science (section Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism)
  • Scientific committee: 2nd deep-water circulation congress: the contourite log book", 10-12 September 2014, at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • Main leader of the IGCP-580 project, UNESCO, 2009-2014, 200 researchers from 45 countries): application of magnetic susceptibility as a paleoclimatic proxy
  • Meeting organization, IGCP 580 – 596: Geophysial and Geochemical teachniques: a window on the Palaeozoic world. Alberta, Canada, 27th August – 4th September 2013
  • Key note lecture at 34th International Geological Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 2012        
  • Organization of a special session: application of magnetic susceptibility on greenhouse sediments, at the International Geologica Belgica meeting, Sept. 2012.
  • Meeting organization (Suttner, Kido, Piller, Da Silva, Corradini, Simonetto, Muscio, Pondrelli, Corriga), IGCP 580 - Magnetic Susceptibility and Gamma-Ray Spectrometry through time. Graz, 24-30th June 2012
  • Key note lecture at Climate change and biodiversity patterns in the Mid-Paleozoic (Early Devonian to Late Carboniferous) opening meeting, Graz, Austria, Sept. 2011.
  • Scientific Committee Miroslav Krs conference: time, magnetism, records, systems and solution. The 2011 Annual IGCP-580 Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 2011.
  • Meeting organization (Chen, D. and Da Silva, AC.), IGCP-580 meeting, magnetic susceptibility, correlations and paleoenvironments, 30 nov. – 4 Dec. 2010, Guilin, China.
  • Meeting organization (Da Silva and Boulvain), IGCP 580 Meeting, Magnetic susceptibility, correlations and paleoenvironements, 2-6 December 2009, Liège University, Belgium. 
  • Chairwoman IAS International Congress, Fukuoka (2006) “carbonate diagenesis, chemistry and hydrogeochemstry “ session.

International research activities
  • 2014-20XX: Research with M.J. Dekkers & F. Hilgen at Utrecht University, Geosciences
  • 2010 : research with J. Reitner at the Department of Geobiology, Goettingen University, Germany (1 week)
  • 2010: Research on the paleoecology of Devonian stromatoporoids (5 month at Brunel University, London)
  • 2009: Research on the paleoecology of Devonian stromatoporoids (7 month at Brunel University, London)
  • October 2008: Research on rock magnetism, Paleomagnetic laboratory, Ford Hoofddijk, Utrecht University (Netherlands), in collaboration with Mark Dekkers (2 weeks).
  • July 2008 Research on the Devonian of the Canning Basin, Australia, with A. George (University of Western Australia) and N. Chow (University of Manitoba), at the University of Western Australia (5 weeks).
  • June 2008 Palaeocology of Devonian Stromatoporoids, research with S. Kershaw at Brunel University, London, UK (5 weeks).
  • 2005-2006 Two 6 months post-doc in Bordeaux III University, in association with TOTAL on reservoir properties, under supervision of A. Cerepi (1 year).
  • Dec. 2003 Research on sequence stratigraphy of the Frasnian with E.. Vennin at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (1 week).
  • Oct. 2002 Research on the Frasnian of the Rockies with M.T. Whalen, Fairbanks University, Alaska, USA (2 weeks).
  • Aug. - Oct. 2002 Research on the Frasnian of the Rockies and core and field sampling with J. Weissenberger (Encana) and K. Potma (Esso), at the Geological Survey of Calgary with B. Beauchamp (2 months).
  • Sept. 2001 Magnetic susceptibility measurements at Lille University with O. Averbuch (10 days).

Scientific outreach



  • 2012 Award Agathon De Potter, from the « Académie des Sciences de Belgique » – Géologie, mineralogie et cristallographie (period 2009-2011)
  • 2011 Award Edmond de Selys Longchamps, from the « Académie des Sciences de Belgique », for research published on the Belgian fossil fauna of Belgium (period 2006-2010).
  • 2004 Award of the « Fondation Wallonne Pierre-Marie et Jean-François Humblet » for the PhD thesis recognized as a work which enriched the knowledge and contributed to the development of Wallonia (3.000 €).
  • 2002 Award of the Best Poster at the International Geologica Belgica Meeting, Leuven
  • 2000 Award and Medal Clément Guion for the gratudate thesis
  • 2000 Award Fourmarier
  • 1999 Award of the best graduate thesis of geology at Liege University

Publications (complete publication list here and off-prints available here)


  • Da Silva, A.C.; Dekkers, M.J.; De Vleeschouwer, D.; Hladil, J.; Chadimova, L.; Slavík, L. and Hilgen, F.J. Devonian greenhouse millennial cycles manifest Hallsatt solar cycle and Milankovitch combination tones. Geology. Open access, accepted



  • Percival, L.M.E., Davies, J.H.F.L., Schaltegger, U., De Vleeschouwer, D., Da Silva, A.C., Föllmi, K.B. (2018) Precisely dating the Frasnian–Famennian boundary: implications for the cause of the Late Devonian mass extinction. Scientific Report, 8, 9598.
  • Djouder, H., Lüning, S., Da Silva, A.C., Abdallah, H., Boulvain, F. (2018) Sedimentology, ichnology and sequence stratigraphy of the Silurian Succession from the Tassili n’Ajjer Outcrops (SE Algeria). African Journal of Earth Sciences. 142, 170-192
  • Hodgson, D.M., Bernhardt, A., Clare, M., Da Silva, A.C., Fosdick, J., Mauz, B., Midtkandal, I., Owen, A., Romans, B. (2018) Grand Challenges (and Great Opportunities) in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Diagenesis Research. Frontiers in Earth Sciences. Open Access, 6, 173, doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00173


  • De Vleeschouwer, D., Da Silva, A.C., Sinnesael, M., Chen, D., Day, J.E., Whalen, M.T., Guo, Z., Claeys, P. (accepted) Timing and Pacing of the Late Devonian mass extinction event regulated by eccentricity and obliquity. Nature Communications, 8, 2268. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02407-1
  • Pas, D., Da Silva, A.C., Devleeschouwer, X., De Vleeschouwer, D., Cornet, P., Labaye, C., Boulvain, F. (2017) Insights into a million-year scale carbonate platform evolution through a pluri-disciplinary approach: example of a Givetian carbonate records from Belgium. Geological Magazine, 154/4, 707-739.
  • Miller, C.S., Petersen, F., Da Silva, A.C., Baranyi, V., Reichart, G.J, Kürschner, W.M. (2017) Astronomical age constraints and extinction mechanisms of the Late Triassic Carnian crisis. Scientific Report, 7, paper 2557.
  • Sardar Abadi, M., Kulagina, E., Voeten, D.F.A.E., Boulvain, F., Da Silva, A.C., (2017) Sedimentologic and paleoclimatic reconstructions of carbonate factory evolution in the Alborz Basin (northern Iran) indicate a global response to Early Carboniferous (Tournaisian) glaciations. Sedimentary Geology. 348, 19-36.



  • Da Silva, A.C., Hladil, J.; Chadimová, L.; Slavík, L.; Hilgen, F.J.; Bábek, O.; Dekkers, M.J. (2016) Refining the Early Devonian time scale using Milankovitch cyclicity in Lochkovian–Pragian sediments (Prague Synform, Czech Republic). Earth and Planetary Science letters. 455, 125-139
  • Belghithi, H., Boulvain, F., Yaich, C., Da Silva, A.C. (2016) Evolution des séries silicoclastiques miocènes en Tunisie Centrale : cas du Djebel Khechem El Artsouma. Carnet de Géologie, 16/23, 557-568
  • Könighsof, P., Da Silva, A.C., Suttner, T., Kido, E., Waters, J., Carmichael, K., Jansen, U., Pas, D. Spassov, S.  (2016) Shallow water facies setting around the Kačák Event – a multidisciplinary approach. In: Becker, R. T., Königshof, P. & Brett, C. E. (eds) 2016. Devonian Climate, Sea Level and Evolutionary Events. Geol Soc. London Special Publication. 423. p171-199.     
  • Dai, S., Zhu, Q., Huang, Y., Da Silva, A.C., Zhao, J., Liu, J., Kong, L., Peng, D., Luo, L., Yan, N., Wang, W., Zhang, X. (2016) Early Cretaceous climate changes recorded in Magnetic Susceptibility and color index variations of the Lower Liupanshan Group, Central China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 90, 3, 1011-1023.
  • Tonorova, P., Hints, O., Königshof, P., Suttner, T., Kido, E., Da Silva, A.C., Pas, D. (2016) Middle Devonian jawed polychaete fauna from the type Eifel area, western Germany, and its biogeographical and evolutionary affinities. Papers in Palaeontology 2, 2, 293-310
  • Boulvain, F., Mabille, C., Da Silva, A-C. (2016). Le phénomène récifal Givétien en Ardenne. In BRICE, D. (Ed.) Stratotype Givetien. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris ; Biotope, Mèze, 94-111.



  • Da Silva, A.C., Whalen, M.T., Hladil, J., Chadimova, L., Chen, D., Spassov, S., Boulvain, F., Devleeschouwer, X. (Eds, 2015) Magnetic susceptibility application: A window onto ancient environments and climatic variations: 414
  • Da Silva, A.C., Whalen, M.T., Hladil, J., Chadimova, L., Chen, D., Spassov, S., Boulvain, F., Devleeschouwer, X. (2015) Magnetic susceptibility application: A window onto ancient environments and climatic variations: Foreword. 414, 1-13
  • Whalen, M.T., Śliwiński, M.G., Payne, J.H., Day, J.E., Chen, D., Da Silva, A.C. (2015) Chemostratigraphy of the late devonian Frasnian-Famennian transition in western Canada and Southern China: implications for carbon and nutrient cycling and mass extinction. Geol Soc London, 414, 37-72
  • Sardar Abadi, M., Da Silva, A.C., Mosaddegh, H., Spassov, S., Boulvain, F. (2015) Lower Carboniferous ramp sedimentation of the Central Alborz Basin, North Iran:  integrated sedimentological and rock–magnetic studies. Geol Soc London, 414, 73-91
  • De Vleeschouwer D., Boulvain, F., Da Silva, A.C., Pas, D., Labaye, C., Claeys, P.: astronomical interpretation of the magnetic signal signal of the Givetian sections in the Dinant Synclinorium (La Couvinoise, Monts de Baileux, Fromelennes-Flohimont and La Thure). Geol. Soc. London, 414, 245-256
  • Pas, D., Da Silva, A.C., Devleeschouwer, X., De Vleeschouwer, D., Labaye, C., Cornet, P., Michel, J., Boulvain, F. (2015) Sedimentary development and magnetic susceptibility evolution of the Frasnian in Western Belgium (Dinant Synclinorium, La Thure section). Geol Soc London, 414, 15-35        
  • Deschamps, S., Da Silva, A.C., Boulvain, F. (2015) Magnetic susceptibility and facies relationship in  Bajocian-Bathonian carbonates from the Azé caves, Eastern Paris Basin, France. Geol Soc London, 414, 93-109
  • Pondrelli, M., Pas, D., Spalletta, C., Schönlaub, H.P., Farabegoli, E., Corradini, C., Suttner, T.J,  Corriga, M.G., Perri, M.C., Da Silva, A.C., Pohler, S.M.L., Simonetto, L., Dojen, C. Mossoni, A., Kido, E. & Hüneke, H. (2015) Freikofel Formation. In: Corradini, C. & Suttner, T.J. The Pre-Variscan Sequence of the Carnic Alps (Austria And Italy). Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Volume 69, p121-124.



  • Kido, E., Waters, J.A., Ariunchimeg, Y., Gonchigdori, S., Da Silva, A.C., Whalen, M.T., Suttner, T.J., Königshof, P. (Eds, 2014) IGCP-596 & IGCP 580 Join meeting and field-workshop. International Symposium in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 5-18th August 2014, Abstract Volume. Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Band 19; pp 65.
  • Sardar Abadi, M., Da Silva, A.C., Amini, A., Aliabadi, A.A., Boulvain, F., Sardar Abadi, M.H. (2014) Tectonically controlled sedimentation: Impact on sediment supply and basin evolution of the Kashafrud Formation (Middle Jurassic, Kopeh-Dagh Basin, northeast Iran). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103/8, 2233-2254
  • Da Silva, A.C, Whalen, M.T., Hladil, J., Koptikova, L., Chen, D., Boulvain, B., Spassov, S., Devleeschouwer, X. (2014) IGCP-580 results and perspectives. Episodes, 37/2, p 87-95.
  • Henriet, J.P., Hamoumi, N,. Da Silva, A.C., Foubert, A., Lauridsen, B., Rüggeberg, A., Van Rooij, D. (2014) Carbonate Mounds: from Paradox to World Heritage. Marine Geology, 352, 89-110.
  • Da Silva, A.C., Kershaw, S., Boulvain, F., Hubert, B.L.M., Mistiaen, B., Reynolds, A., Reitner, J. (2014), First record of demosponge-type spicules in a Devonian basal skeleton stromatoporoid (Frasnian, Belgium). Lethaia, 47, 365-375.
  • Pas D., Da Silva A.C., Suttner T., Kido E., Pondrelli M., Corradini C., Bultynck P., De Vleeschouwer D., Dojen C., Boulvain F. (2014): Insight into the development of a carbonate platform through a multi-disciplinary approach - A case study from the Upper Devonian slope deposits of Mount Freikofel (Carnic Alps, Austria/Italy).  Int. Journ. Earth. Sc., 103, 519-538.



  • Da Silva AC, De Vleeschouwer D, Boulvain F, Claeys P, Fagel N, Humblet M, Mabille C, Michel J, Sardar Abadi M, Pas D, Dekkers M (2013) Magnetic susceptibility as a high-resolution correlation tool and as a climatic proxy in Paleozoic rocks-merits and pitfalls: examples from the Devonian in Belgium. Review paper. Marine Petrol. Geology, 46, 173-189 
  • Bertola, C., Boulvain, F., Da Silva, AC., Poty, E. (2013) Sedimentology and magnetic susceptibility of Lower Carboniferous (Tournaisian) carbonate sections in Belgium. Bulletin of Geosciences, 88/1, 69-82
  • Pas, D., Da Silva, AC., Cornet, P., Bultynck, P., Königshof, P., Boulvain F. (2013) Sedimentary environments of a continuous Middle Givetian to Upper Famennian section from the fore-reef fringe of the Brilon reef-complex (Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, Germany). Facies, 59, 969-990.  
  • Whalen, M., Osadetz, K., Richards, B., Kabanov, P., Weissenberger, J., Potma, Königshof, P., Suttner, T., Kido, E., Da Silva, A.C. (eds., 2013): IGCP-580/596, Geophysical and Geochemical techniques: a window on the Paleozoic world, 47pp.



  • De Vleeschouwer, D. Da Silva, A.C., Boulvain, F., Crucifix, F., Claeys, P. (2012): Precessional and half-precessional climate forcing of Mid-Devonian monsoon-like dynamics, Climate of the Past, 8, 337-351, doi:10.5194/cp-8-337-351
  • Da Silva, AC., Dekkers, M., Mabille, C. and Boulvain, F. (2012) Magnetic signal an its relationship with paleoenvironments and diagenesis  - examples from the Devonian carbonates of Belgium. Submitted to Studia Geophysica & Geodaedica, vol. 56-2.
  • Da Silva, AC., Boulvain, F. (2012): Multi-faceted approach for basin evolution reconstitution: analysis of the Devonian platform from Belgium. Basin Research, 24, 338-356.
  • Kido, E., Suttner, T.J., Piller, W.E., Da Silva, A.C., Corradini, C. & Simonetto, L. (2012) : IGCP 580, Magnetic Susceptibility and Gamma-Ray Spectrometry through time. Abstracts book IGCP-580, 4th annual meeting, 24-30th June 2012, Graz, Austria: Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Ban 17; pp. 108


  • De Vleeschouwer, D. Da Silva, A.C., Boulvain, F., Crucifix, F., Claeys, P. (2012): Precessional and half-precessional climate forcing of Mid-Devonian monsoon-like dynamics, Clim. Past Discuss., 7, 1427-1455, doi:10.5194/cpd-7-1427-2011
  • Pas, D., Da Silva, A.C., Boulvain, F., Dhital, M.R. (2011): Sedimentology of Upper Ordovician Godavari carbonate mud mound from Kathmandu nappe in Central Nepal. J. Asian Res42, 452-467.
  • Da Silva, AC., Kershaw, S. and Boulvain, F. (2011) Sedimentology and stromatoporoid paleoecology of Frasnian (Upper Devonian) mud mounds from southern Belgium. Lethaia, 44, 255-274.
  • Da Silva, AC., Kershaw, S. and Boulvain, F. (2011) Stromatoporoid palaeoecology in the Frasnian (upper Devonian) Belgian platform, and its applications in interpretation of carbonate platform environments. Palaeontology, 54 (4), 883-905. 


  • Da Silva, AC., Boulvain, F. (2010) Editors of the Special issue, Geologica Belgica : Magnetic susceptibility, correlations and Paleozoic environments. Geologica Belgica, 13/4, p287-496.
  • Da Silva, AC. and Boulvain, F. (2010): Magnetic susceptibility, correlations and Palaeozoic environments: foreword. Geologica Belgica, 13/4, 287-290.
  • Da Silva, A.C., Yans, J. and Boulvain, F. (2010): Sedimentology and magnetic susceptibiliy during the “punctata” event of the Ardenne area (Belgium): identification of severe and rapid sea level fluctuations. In: Da Silva, AC. and Boulvain, F. (eds): magnetic susceptibility, correlations and Palaeozoic environments. Geologica Belgica, 13/4, 319-332.
  • Boulvain, F., Da Silva, AC., Mabille, C., Hadil, J., Gersl, M., Koptikova, L. and Schnabl, P. (2010) Magnetic susceptibility correlation of km-thick Eifelian-Frasnian sections (Ardenne-Moravian karst). In: Da Silva, AC. and Boulvain, F. (eds): magnetic susceptibility, correlations and Palaeozoic environments. Geologica Belgica, 13/4, 309-318.
  • Michel, J., Boulvain, F. Philippo, S., Da Silva, AC. (2010) Palaeoenvironmental study and small scale correlations using facies analysis and magnetic susceptibility of the mid-Emsian (Himmelbaach quarry, Luxembourg). In Da Silva, AC. and Boulvain, F. (eds) magnetic susceptibility, correlations and palaeoenvironments. Geologica Belgica, 13/4, 447-458.
  • Boulvain, F. and Da Silva, A.C (2010): Frasnian reefs, mounds and atolls from Belgium: sedimentology and magnetic susceptibility – a field trip guide book. In Da Silva, AC. and Boulvain, F. (eds) magnetic susceptibility, correlations and palaeoenvironments. Geologica Belgica, 13/4, 483-496.
  • Boulvain, F., Mabille, C., Poulain, G., Da Silva, A.C. (2010): short note: A magnetic susceptibility curve for the Devonian Limestone from Belgium. Geologica Belgica, 13, 113-117. 


  • Da Silva, A.C., Potma, K., Weissenberger, J.A.W., Whalen, M.T., Humblet, M., Mabille, C., Boulvain, F., (2009) Magnetic susceptibility evolution and sedimentary environments on carbonate platform sediments and atolls, comparison of the Frasnian from Belgium and from Alberta. Sedimentary Geology, 214, 3-18.
  • Da Silva, A.C., Mabille, C. & Boulvain, F. (2009) Influence of sedimentary setting on the use of magnetic susceptibility: examples from the Devonian of Belgium. Sedimentology, 56, 1292-1306.
  • Da Silva, A.C., Loisy, C., Cerepi, A., Humbert, L., Razin, P., Toullec, R., & Kiefer, E. (2009) Relationship between subaerial exposure features on a carbonate platform and reservoir properties (example of the Campo section, Spain, Paleocene. Sedimentary Geology, 219, 237-251.
  • Boulvain, F., Mabille, C., Poulain, G. and Da Silva, AC. (2009) Towards a palaeogeographical and sequential framework for the Givetian of Belgium. Geologica Belgica, 12, 161-178.                                                                                                                      


  • Da Silva, AC & Boulvain, F. (2008) Carbon isotope lateral variability in a Middle Frasnian carbonate platform (Belgium): Significance of facies, diagenesis and sea-level history. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, 269; 189-204.
  • Mabille, C., Pas, D., Aretz, M., Boulvain, F., Schröder, S. & Da Silva, AC. (2008) Deposition within the vicinity of the Mid-Eifel High: detailed sedimentological study and magnetic susceptibility of a mixed ramp-related system from the Eifelian Lauch and Nohn Formations (Ohlesberg, Eifel, Germany). Facies, 54, 597-612.
  • Mabille, C., de Wilde, C., Hubert, B., Boulvain, F. & Da Silva, AC. (2008) Detailed sedimentological study of a non-classical lower Givetian succession for Hanonet, Trois-Fontaines and Terres d'Haurs formations (Marenne, Belgium). Geologica Belgica, 11: 217-238
  • Boulvain, F., Da Silva, A.-C. (2008): Field trip PRE5 – Frasnian reefs, mounds and atolls from Belgium: sedimentology and palaeogeography. – 26th IAS Regional Meeting held jointly with the SEPM-CES SEDIMENT Meeting 2008 – Bochum, Germany, September 1-3, 2008 – Excursion Guidebook – Exkurs. f. und Veröffentl. DGG, 237: S. 21-34; Hannover.
  • Da Silva, AC (2008): Frasnian laminar stromatoporoid biostromes. In: Vennin, E., Aretz, M., Boulvain, F. And Munnecke, A. Facies from Palaeozoic reefs and bioaccumulations. Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, T. 195, p207-208. 


  • Da Silva, AC. & Boulvain, F. (2006) Upper Devonian carbonate platform correlations and sea level variations recorded in magnetic susceptibility. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 240, 373-388.


  • Poty, E., Barchy, L., Da Silva, A.-C., Delculee, S., Mottequin, B., & Marion, J.-M. (2005). Géologie du Dévonien et du Carbonifère au nord de l'Ardenne (Synclinoriums de Namur et de Dinant au sud de Liège). Paper presented at Excursion du Groupe français du Paléozoïque/ field trip of the The French Group on the Palaeozoic, Liège, Belgium, 21-23 April 2005, 26p.



  • Da Silva, AC. & Boulvain, F. (2004) From paleosols to carbonate mounds: facies and environments of the Middle Frasnian platform in Belgium. Geological Quarterly, 48/3, 253-266.
  • Boulvain, F. Cornet, P. Da Silva, AC, Delaite, G., Demany, B., Humblet, M., Renard, M., Coen-Aubert, M. (2004) Reconstructing atoll-like mounds from the Frasnian of Belgium. Facies, 50, 313-326.
  • Da Silva, AC. (2004) : Sédimentologie de la plate-forme carbonatée frasnienne belge. PhD thesis, ULg 253p. + Appendice volume, 159p.



  • Da Silva, A-C & Boulvain, F. (2003) Sedimentology, magnetic susceptibility and correlations of middle Frasnian limestone. (Tailfer and Aywaille sections, Belgium). Geologica Belgica, 6/3-4, 81-96.
  • Delmer, A. & Da Silva, A.C. (2003) Jean-Marie Graulich, biographie. Geologica Belgica, 6, 73-80.
  • Boulvain, F., Da Silva, AC, Humblet, M. and Coen-Aubert, M. (2003): « Quoi de neuf dans le Frasnien belge ? ». Geologica Belgica field guide, 26p



  • Da Silva, A-C. & Boulvain, F. (2002) Sedimentology, magnetic susceptibility and isotopes of a Middle Frasnian carbonate platform: Tailfer section, Belgium. Facies, 46, 89-102.
  • Da Silva, AC., Michel, L. &, Boulvain F. (2002) Sedimentology and correlations of Middle Frasnian platform sections (from Tailfer to Villers-le-Gambon, Belgium). Extended Abstract, Proceeding of the first Geologica Belgica International Meeting, Leuven. Aardk. Mededel., 12, 113-116.


S. Kershaw (Université de Brunel, UK), Anette George (Western Australia), Adrian Cerepi et Corinne Loisy (Bordeaux France), Michael Whalen (Alaska, USA), Jindrich Hladil (Prague), Olivier Averbuch (Lille University, France), Mark Dekkers (Utrecht University, Netherland), Olivier Averbuch (Lille University, France), Joachim Reitner (Goettingen, Germany), Simo Spassov (Insitut de Physique du Globe de Dourbes, IRM, Belgium),…


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