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Félix Gervais
B.Sc. (UQAM); M.Sc. (INRS); Ph.D. (Carleton)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

- Tectonics

- Structural Geology

- High grade metamorphism and thermodynamic modeling

- Geochronology

- Crustal flow

- Exhumation

- Stratigraphy applied to tectonics

Peer reviewed papers (* = student)

Jannin, S.*, Gervais, F., Moukhsil., A. In press. Les déformations permettant l'enfouissement et l'exhumation du Parautochtone au sud du réservoir Manicouagan (Province de Grenville centrale Québec). In Moukhsil, A., Solgadi, F., and Clark, T. (eds.). Géologie et ressources minérales de la région du réservoir Daniel-Johnson (Manicouagan), Province de Grenville central, Côte-Nord, Québec: Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, Québec, 44p.

Soucy-  La Roche, R*  .  , Gervais, F., Tremblay, A., Crowley, J. L., & Ruffet, G. 2014. Tectono-metamorphic history of the eastern Taureau shear zone, Mauricie area, Québec: Implications for the exhumation of the mid-crust in the Grenville Province. Precambrian Research, 257, 22-46. 

Larson, K., Gervais, F., Kellett, D. 2013. A P-T-t-D paths discontinuity in east-central Nepal: Implications for the evolution of the Himalayan mid-crust. Lithos 179, 275-292.

Gervais, F. and Hynes, A. 2012. Linking metamorphic textures to U-Pb monazite in-situ geochronology to determine the age and nature of aluminosilicate-forming reactions in the northern Monashee Mountains, British-Columbia. Lithos 160-161, 250-267.

Gervais, F. and Brown, R.L. 2011. Testing modes of exhumation in collisional orogens: synconvergent channel flow in the southeastern Canadian Cordillera. Lithosphere 3, 55-75.

Gervais, F., Brown, R.L., Crowley, J.L. 2010. Tectonic implications for a Cordilleran orogenic base in the Frenchman Cap dome, southeastern Canadian Cordillera. Journal of Structural Geology 32, 941-959. 

Crowley, J.L., Brown, R.L., Gervais, F., Gibson, H.D. 2008. Assessing zircon and monazite inheritance in granitic rocks; an example from the Monashee Complex, Canadian Cordillera. Journal of Petrology 49, 1915-1929.

Gervais, F., Nadeau, L., Malo, M.,  2004.  Migmatitic structures and solid-state diapirism in orthogneiss domes, Eastern Grenville Province, Canada.  In Hodges, K., Whitney, D. and Teyssier, C. (eds). Gneiss domes in Orogeny: Geological Society of America Special Paper 380, p.359-378. 

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 4002 Petrology, igneous and metamorphic geology
  • 4005 Structural geology and tectonics
  • 4006 Stratigraphy
  • 4204 Geochronology

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Jannin, S., Gervais, F., Moukhsil, A., Augland, L.E. & Crowley, J.L. (2018). Late Grenvillian deformations in the Parautochthon Belt (Central Grenville Province): geochronological constraints by coupling U-Pb methods of high spatial resolution and high precision. [Déformations tardi-grenvilliennes dans la Ceinture parautochtone (Province de Grenville centrale) : contraintes géochronologiques par couplage de méthodes U/Pb de haute résolution spatiale et de haute précision]. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(4), 406-435. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2017-0129
Journal article
Gervais, F. & Crowley, J.L. (2017). Prograde and near-peak zircon growth in a migmatitic pelitic schist of the southeastern Canadian Cordillera. Lithos, 282-283, 65-81. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.02.016
Journal article
Gervais, F. (2017). Synconvergent exhumation of metamorphic core complexes in the northern North American Cordillera. Geology, 45(12), E433-E433. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1130/g39277c.1
Journal article
Gervais, F. & Ranalli, G. (2017). The effects of lateral density gradients, slopes and buoyancy on channel flow: 1D analytical solutions and applications to the SE Canadian Cordillera. Tectonophysics, 712-713, 578-588. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.06.023

Teaching

  • GLQ3100 : Stratigraphie et sédimentologie
  • GLQ8785 : Projet de synthèse géologique
  • GML6604 : Caractérisation minéralogique

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • Jannin, S. (2017). Exhumation de la Ceinture parautochtone par fluage chenalisé tardi-grenvillien (réservoir Manicouagan, Province de Grenville central) : identification et rôle de la structuration du socle (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2958/
  • Master's Thesis (1)

    • Larose, M. (2016). Optimisation d'analyses de grenat almandin réalisées au microscope électronique à balayage (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2140/

Press review about Félix Gervais

March 4, 2018, Radio-Canada, Peut-on un jour manquer de métaux rares? Félix Gervais, professeur adjoint au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal, est l'invité de la chronique « Question de science » (1:03).