Le Geotop - STEVENSON Ross

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Géochimie de la croûte et ressources minérales
Traçage agrolimentaire


Université du Québec à Montréal
CP 8888, succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3C 3P8

Téléphone: 514) 987-3000 (7835)
Télécopieur: (514) 987-3635
Bureau: Pavillon Kennedy, PK 7240

Ph. D., University of Arizona, U.S.A. (1989)
Département des sciences de la Terre et de l'Atmosphère, UQAM


Thèmes de recherche

Application des isotopes radiogéniques aux processus de d'interaction de la croûte continentale et du manteau et leur évolution. Reconstruction des paléo-environnements à partir des isotopes radiogéniques des sédiments.



Siegel, K., Williams-Jones, A.E., Stevenson, R., 2017A Nd- and O-isotope study of the REE-rich peralkaline Strange Lake granite: implications for Mesoproterozoic A-type magmatism in the Core Zone (NE-Canada)Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172 (7), art. no. 54

Uhlein, G.J., Uhlein, A., Stevenson, R., Halverson, G.P., Caxito, F.A., Cox, G.M., 2017Early to late Ediacaran conglomeratic wedges from a complete foreland basin cycle in the southwest São Francisco Craton, Bambuí Group, BrazilPrecambrian Research 299, 101-116.


Cox, G.M., Halverson, G.P., Poirier, A., Le Heron, D., Strauss, J.V., Stevenson, R., 2016A model for Cryogenian iron formationEarth and Planetary Science Letters 433, 280-292.

Cox, G.M., Halverson, G.P., Stevenson, R.K., Vokatya, M., Poirier, A., Kunzmann, M., Li, Z.-X., Denyszyn, S.W., Strausse, J.V., Macdonald, F.A., 2016. Continental flood basalt weathering as a trigger for Neoproterozoic Snowball EarthEarth and Planetary Science Letters 446, 89-99.

Nadeau, O., Stevenson, R., Jébrak, M., 2016Evolution of Montviel alkaline–carbonatite complex by coupled fractional crystallization, fluid mixing and metasomatism—part I: Petrography and geochemistry of metasomatic aegirine–augite and biotite: Implications for REE–Nb mineralizationOre Geology Reviews 72, 1143-1162.

Stevenson, R.K., Moffatt, E.A., Corbeil, M.-C., Poirier, A., 2016. Pb and Sr Isotopes and the Provenance of the Painting Materials of Cornelius Krieghoff in 19th-Century Canada. Archaeometry 58 (4), 673-687.

Vinciguerra, V., Stevenson, R., Pedneault, K., Poirier, A., Hélie, J.-F., Widory, D., 2016. Strontium isotope characterization of wines from Quebec, Canada. Food Chemistry 210, 121-128.


Caxito, F.A., Uhlein, A., Dantas, E.L., Stevenson, R., Pedrosa-Soares, A.C., 2015. Orosirian (ca. 1.96Ga) mafic crust of the northwestern São Francisco Craton margin: Petrography, geochemistry and geochronology of amphibolites from the Rio Preto fold belt basement, NE BrazilJournal of South American Earth Sciences 59, 95-111. 

Cox, G.M., Strauss, J.V., Halverson, G.P., Schmitz, M.D., McClelland, W.C., Stevenson, R.S., Macdonald, F.A., 2015Kikiktat volcanics of Arctic Alaska-Melting of harzburgitic mantle associated with the Franklin large igneous provinceLithosphere 7 (3), 275-295.

Nadeau, O., Cayer, A., Pelletier, M., Stevenson, R., Jébrak, M., 2015The Paleoproterozoic Montviel carbonatite-hosted REE–Nb deposit, Abitibi, Canada: Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and genesisOre Geology Reviews 67, 314-335.

Stevenson, R., Desrochers, S., Hélie, J.-F., 2015Stable and radiogenic isotopes as indicators of agri-food provenance: Insights from artisanal cheeses from Quebec, CanadaInternational Dairy Journal 49, 37-45.


Caxito, F.D.A., Dantas, E.L., Stevenson, R., Uhlein, A. 2014, Detrital zircon (U-Pb) and Sm-Nd isotope studies of the provenance and tectonic setting of basins related to collisional orogens: The case of the Rio Preto fold belt on the northwest São Francisco Craton margin, NE Brazil, Gondwana Research, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 741-754.

Caxito, F., Uhlein, A., Stevenson, R., Uhlein, G.J. 2014, Neoproterozoic oceanic crust remnants in northeast Brazil, Geology, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 387-390.

Nadeau, O., Stevenson, R., Jébrak, M. 2014, The Archean magmatic-hydrothermal system of Lac Shortt (Au-REE), Abitibi, Canada: Insights from carbonate fingerprinting, Chemical Geology, vol. 387, pp. 144-156.

Silva, A.V., Hélie, J.F., Caxito, F.D.A., Monardes, H., Mustafa, A.F., Stevenson, R. 2014, Multi-stable isotope analysis as a tool for assessing the geographic provenance of dairy products: A case study using buffalo's milk and cheese samples from the Amazon basin, Brazil, International Dairy Journal, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 107-110.


Roulleau, E., Stevenson, R. 2013, Geochemical and isotopic (Nd-Sr-Hf-Pb) evidence for a lithospheric mantle source in the formation of the alkaline monteregian province (Quebec), Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 650-666. 

Seixas, L.A.R., Bardintzeff, J.-M., Stevenson, R., Bonin, B. 2013, Petrology of the high-Mg tonalites and dioritic enclaves of the ca. 2130Ma Alto Maranhão suite: Evidence for a major juvenile crustal addition event during the Rhyacian orogenesis, Mineiro Belt, southeast Brazil, Precambrian Research, vol. 238, pp. 18-41.


Caxito, F.D.A., Halverson, G.P., Uhlein, A., Stevenson, R., Gonçalves Dias, T., Uhlein, G.J. 2012. Marinoan glaciation in east Brazil. Precambrian Research, 200-203 (2) 38-58.

Matton, O., Cloutier, R., Stevenson, R. 2012. Apatite for destruction: Isotopic and geochemical analyses of bioapatites and sediments from the Upper Devonian Escuminac Formation (Miguasha, Québec). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 361-362, pp. 73-83.

Roulleau, E., Pinti, D.L., Stevenson, R.K., Takahata, N., Sano, Y., Pitre, F. 2012. N, Ar and Pb isotopic co-variations in magmatic minerals: Discriminating fractionation processes from magmatic sources in Monteregian Hills, Québec, Canada. Chemical Geology. 326 pp. 123 - 131.


Seixas, L.A.R., David, J., Stevenson, R. 2011. Geochemistry, Nd isotopes and U-Pb geochronology of a 2350Ma TTG suite, Minas Gerais, Brazil: Implications for the crustal evolution of the southern São Francisco craton. Precambrian Research, 196-197 (1), pp. 61-80.

David, J., Godin, L., Stevenson, R., O'neil, J., Francis, D., 2009. U-Pb ages (3.8–2.7 Ga) and Nd isotope data from the newly identified Eoarchean Nuvvuagittuq supracrustal belt, Superior Craton, Canada, GSA Bulletin, 121 (1/2), 150-163. GEOTOP publication n°2008-0018. 

O'Neil, J., Carlson, R.W., Francis, D., Stevenson, R.K., 2009. Response to comment on "neodymium-142 evidence for hadean mafic crust", Science, 325 (5938), pp. 267-b.

Sizaret, S., Marcoux, E., Boyce, A., Jebrak, M., Stevenson, R., Ellam, R., 2009. Isotopic (S, Sr, Sm/Nd, D, Pb) evidences for multiple sources in the Early Jurassic Chaillac F-Ba ore deposit (Indre, France), Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 180 (2), 83-94.

Stevenson, R.K., Henry, P., Gariépy, C., 2009. Isotopic and geochemical evidence for differentiation and crustal contamination from granitoids of the Berens river subprovince, Superior province, Canada, Precambrian Research, 168 (1-2), 123-133.


O’Neil, J., Carlson, R.W., Francis, D., Stevenson, R.K., 2008. Neodymium-142 Evidence for Hadean Mafic Crust, Science, 321, 1828-1831.

Stevenson, R., Meng, X.W., Hillaire-Marcel, C., 2008. Impact of melting of the Laurentide Ice Sheet on sediments from the upper continental slope off southeastern Canada: Evidence from Sm-Nd isotopes, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45 (11), 1243-1252.


O’Neil, J., Maurice, C., Stevenson, R., Larocque, J., Cloquet, C., David, J., Francis, D., 2007. The Geology of the 3.8 Ga Nuvvuagittuq (Porpoise Cove) Greenstone Belt, Northeastern Superior Province, Canada, in Earth’s Oldest Rocks, Developments in Precambrian Geology, 15,  eds. M.J. Van Kranendonk, R.H. Smithies, and V. Bennett. Elsevier BV. GEOTOP Publication n° 2007-0006.


Harnois, L., Stevenson, R.K., 2006. Major and trace elements geochemistry of basalts and trachyphonolites from Huahine Island, Society archipelago (French Polynesia), Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 177(4),179-190.

Stevenson, R.K., David, J., Parent, M., 2006. Crustal evolution of the western Minto Block, northern Superior Province, Canada, Precambrian Research, 145(3-4), 229-242.


Cloutier, J., Stevenson, R.K., Bardoux, M., 2005. Nd isotopic, petrologic and geochemical investigation of the Tulawaka East gold deposit, Tanzanian Craton, Precambrian Research, 139(3-4), 147-163.


Bizzarro, M., Stevenson, R.K., 2003. Major element composition of the lithospheric mantle under the North Atlantic craton: Evidence from peridotite xenoliths of the Sarfartoq area, southwestern Greenland, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 146(2), 223-240.

Bizzarro, M., Simonetti, A., Stevenson, R.K., Kurszlaukis, S., 2003. In situ 87Sr/86Sr investigation of igneous apatites and carbonates using laser-ablation MC-ICP-MS, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67(2), 289-302.


Henry, P., Stevenson, R.K., Larbi, Y., Gariépy, C., 2000. Nd isotopic evidence for Early to Late Archean (3.4-2.7 Ga) crustal growth in the Western Superior Province (Ontario, Canada), Tectonophysics, 322(1-2), 135-151.

Malka, E., Stevenson, R.K., David, J., 2000. Sm-Nd geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology of the Mont Rigaud stock, Quebec, Canada: A late magmatic event associated with the formation of the Iapetus Rift, Journal of Geology, 108(5), 569-583.  

Savoy, L.E., Stevenson, R.K., Mountjoy, E.W., 2000. Provenance of upper devonian-lower carboniferous miogeoclinal strata, southeastern canadian cordillera: link between tectonics and sedimentation, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 70(1), 181-193.

Stevenson, R.K., Whittaker, S., Mountjoy, E.W., 2000. Geochemical and Nd isotopic evidence for sedimentary-source changes in the Devonian miogeocline of the Southern Canadian Cordillera, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 112(4), 531-539.


Conférences (2007-2003):

1. Stevenson, R. and Bizzarro, M. 2007. Crustal anatexis in the early Archean: Geochemical and isotopic evidence from the ca. 3.66 Ga Nuvvuagittuq Tonalite Suite. V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 11, A974.

2. O’Neil, J., Francis, D., and Stevenson, R. 2007. Nd Isotopic Constraints from the 3.8 Ga Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt for the Degree of Depletion of the Early Earth’s Mantle . V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 11, A740.

3. O'Neil, J., Clouquet, C., Stevenson, R. K., Francis, D. 2006. Fe isotope systematics of banded iron formation from the 3.8 Ga Nuvvuagittuq greenstone belt, northern Superior Province, Canada. GAC-MAC Abstracts, vol. 31, pp. 111-112.

4. Lamouziaq, R., Stevenson, R. and Hillaire-Marcel, C. 2006. Nd isotopes as tracers of the Early Pleistocene (1-2 Ma) thermohaline circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean. Abstract GAC-MAC 2006.

5. Matton, O., Stevenson, R. and Cloutier, R. 2006. Isotopic and geochemical analyses of fossil fish remains: Implications for paleoenvironmental conditions of the Upper Devonian Escuminac Formation, Miguasha, Quebec. Abstract. 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Oct. 18-21, 2006.

6. Stevenson, R. amd Bizzarro, M. 2005. Hf and Nd isotope evolution of lithologies from the 3.8 Ga Nuvvuagittuq Sequence, northern Superior Province, Canada. V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 9 A391.

7. Stevenson, R., David, J., Parent, M. and Maurice, C. (2004) Evolution of the 3.825 Porpoise Cove Sequence, Superior Province, Canada. V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 8, p754.

8. Meng, X., Stevenson, R., and Hillaire-Marcel, C. 2003. Sm-Nd isotopic changes in sediments from the upper continental slope off southeastern Canada vs Laurentide Ice Sheet meltwater routing. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67 (18): A287-A287 Suppl. 1 Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 7.



Fleury, Frédéric: Maîtrise en sciences de la Terre, U. Laval
Sujet de recherche: La formation du gisement des terres rares à Kipawa, Québec
Directeur: Marc Constantin, Département de géologie et génie géologique, U. Laval

Guibourdenche, Laetitia: Maîtrise en sciences de la Terre, UQAM
Sujet de recherche: Les isotopes stables et radiogéniques du strontium dans les vins du Québec
Codirecteur: Ross Stevenson, Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l'atmosphère, UQAM

Siegel, Karin: Doctorat en sciences la Terre et des planètes, McGill U.
Sujet de recherche: Minéralisation des Terres Rares à Strange Lake, Québec
Directeur: Anthony Williams-Jones, Dep. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill U.