Dr. Sophie Decrée

Ore geologist
Sophie Decrée
Contact
Phone:
+32 (0)2 627 43 23
Key Publications
C. Burlet, Decrée, S. , and Vanbrabant, Y. , Manganese layered oxides (asbolane, lithipophorite and intermediates) identification and characterization by Raman and infrared spectroscopy., in Abstract book of the 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress, 2016.
C. Burlet, Decrée, S. , and Vanbrabant, Y. , Manganese layered oxides (asbolane, lithipophorite and intermediates) identification and characterization by Raman and infrared spectroscopy, in Book of abstracts of the 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress, 2016, vol. 2016.
C. Burlet, Decrée, S. , and Vanbrabant, Y. , Manganese layered oxides (asbolane, lithipophorite and intermediates) identification and characterization by Raman and infrared spectroscopy, in Book of abstracts of the 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress, 2016, vol. 2016.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , André, L. , and Baele, J. - M. , Fluorapatite in carbonatite-related phosphate deposits: the case of the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Mineralium Deposita, vol. 51, pp. 453-466, 2016.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , André, L. , and Baele, J. - M. , Fluorapatite in carbonatite-related phosphate deposits: the case of the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Mineralium Deposita, vol. 51, pp. 453-466, 2016.
Key Projects

Project coordinator - PI for:

BELAM project

Belgian Antarctic Meteorites : curation and Research – 01/03/2012-30/11/2016, funded by BELSPO
http://www.belspo.be/belspo/ssd/science/projects/BELAM%20EN.pdf

The objectives of this project, dedicated to Antarctic meteorites, are:

  1. to establish and organise the meteorite curation facilities at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), through renovation of the storage
  2. room and installation of the material required for the curation task.
  3. in collaboration with NIPR, to identify and classify the Antarctic meteorites, a crucial part of the curation work. The detailed description and accurate classification of the new meteorites, down to the sub-group level, will guarantee the quality of the research performed on these samples. The identified meteorites will be registered in
  4. an online database.
  5. to make the Belgian collection of meteorites available for local and international researchers. Clear rules for sample loan, destructive analyses, etc. will be established, based on existing rules and experience of RBINS, and in coordination with NIPR. A website developed and hosted by RBINS will display this information.
  6. to set up a Belgian research network on meteorites, based on existing VUB-
  7. ULB collaboration and reaching out to colleagues in other institutions. The network will
  8. facilitate discussions and promote joint research, organise workshops and student exchanges, and stimulate participation in the meteorite curation work.
  9. to carry out quality research on the Antarctic meteorites recently collected.
AMUNDSEN project

Antarctic Meteorites cUratioN, Digitalization and conSErvatioN – 01/01/2016-31/12/2018, BRAIN project, funded by BELSPO

Over the last 5 years, joint Belgian-Japanese missions in Antarctica (VUB-ULB, SAMBA project) have recovered more than 1200 pristine and unique meteorite samples. The arrival of these new samples strongly stimulates the curation of meteorite collections in Belgium, supported by the BELAM project (2012-2016, funded by BELSPO) and led by the very same three partners of this proposal. The BRAINS project AMUNDSEN expands and refines the existing expertise in meteorite curation.

The proposal is dedicated to the conservation, classification, valorisation and digitalization of meteorites at the RBINS with the goal to improve the maintenance of this fragile collection, develop best practice meteorite curation protocols, provide the most appropriate sampling procedure and stimulate and facilitate the scientific usage of the collection by the international research community.

The AMUNDSEN project clearly encourages a responsible, long-term protective curation program for meteorites at the RBINS. This project supports the preservation and, through its research output, the valorization of Belgium museum collections and national heritage. The proposed research offers a unique opportunity for a multidisciplinary approach (petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry) and international collaboration using state of the art techniques.

Professional experiences

01/01/2014 > ongoing: First Assistant

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

01/11/2009 > 31/12/2013: Researcher

Royal Museum for Central Africa

01/06/2008 > 31/10/2009: Post-doc position

Namur University & Royal Museum for Central Africa
Academic training

01/10/2004 > 31/05/2008: PhD in Geology

Université Libre de Bruxelles

01/10/2002 > 31/05/2004: Degree in Hydrology

Université de Liège

15/09/1998 > 15/09/2002: Licence in Geology

2016

C. Burlet, Decrée, S. , and Vanbrabant, Y. , Manganese layered oxides (asbolane, lithipophorite and intermediates) identification and characterization by Raman and infrared spectroscopy., in Abstract book of the 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress, 2016.
C. Burlet, Decrée, S. , and Vanbrabant, Y. , Manganese layered oxides (asbolane, lithipophorite and intermediates) identification and characterization by Raman and infrared spectroscopy, in Book of abstracts of the 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress, 2016, vol. 2016.
C. Burlet, Decrée, S. , and Vanbrabant, Y. , Manganese layered oxides (asbolane, lithipophorite and intermediates) identification and characterization by Raman and infrared spectroscopy, in Book of abstracts of the 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress, 2016, vol. 2016.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , André, L. , and Baele, J. - M. , Fluorapatite in carbonatite-related phosphate deposits: the case of the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Mineralium Deposita, vol. 51, pp. 453-466, 2016.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , André, L. , and Baele, J. - M. , Fluorapatite in carbonatite-related phosphate deposits: the case of the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Mineralium Deposita, vol. 51, pp. 453-466, 2016.
O. Pourret, lange, B. , Armand, R. , Bonhoure, J. , Colinet, G. , Decrée, S. , Mahy, G. , Séleck, M. , Shutcha, M. , and Faucon, M. P. , Assessment of soil metal distribution and environmental impact of mining in Katanga (Democratic Republic of Congo)., Applied geochemistry, 2016.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , André, L. , and Baele, J. - M. , Fluorapatite in carbonatite-related phosphate deposits: the case of the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Mineralium Deposita, vol. 51, pp. 453-466, 2016.

2015

C. Cobert, Baele, J. - M. , Boulvais, P. , Decrée, S. , Dupont, N. , and Spagna, P. , Grey monazite paleoplacers in Lower Cretaceous continental formations in the Mons Basin, Belgium.. SGA 13th Biennial Meeting, Nancy (France). Abstract book, p. 703-706., 2015.
C. Cobert, Baele, J. - M. , Boulvais, P. , Decrée, S. , Dupont, N. , and Spagna, P. , Grey monazite paleoplacers in Lower Cretaceous continental formations in the Mons Basin, Belgium.. SGA 13th Biennial Meeting, Nancy (France). Abstract book, p. 703-706., 2015.
P. Boulvais, Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Tack, L. , Nimpagaritse, G. , Midende, G. , Gardien, V. , Demaiffe, D. , and Decrée, S. , A syntectonic Alkaline Massif in Burundi: geometry, fluid-rock interaction and element (REE, HFSE) mobility.. SGA 13th Biennial Meeting, Nancy (France). Abstract book, p. 993-997, 2015.
P. Boulvais, Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Tack, L. , Nimpagaritse, G. , Midende, G. , Gardien, V. , Demaiffe, D. , and Decrée, S. , Syntectonic emplacement of an Alkaline Massif in Burundi: consequences on fluid-rock interaction and element (REE, HFSE) mobility. 15th Goldschmidt Conference, Praha., 2015.
P. Boulvais, Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Tack, L. , Nimpagaritse, G. , Midende, G. , Gardien, V. , Demaiffe, D. , and Decrée, S. , A syntectonic Alkaline Massif in Burundi: geometry, fluid-rock interaction and element (REE, HFSE) mobility.. SGA 13th Biennial Meeting, Nancy (France). Abstract book, p. 993-997, 2015.
P. Boulvais, Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Tack, L. , Nimpagaritse, G. , Midende, G. , Gardien, V. , Demaiffe, D. , and Decrée, S. , Syntectonic emplacement of an Alkaline Massif in Burundi: consequences on fluid-rock interaction and element (REE, HFSE) mobility. 15th Goldschmidt Conference, Praha., 2015.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Gardien, V. , Tack, L. , and Demaiffe, D. , Mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic (C and O) characterization of a complex (REE and HFSE) mineralized system related to the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Precambrian Research, vol. 269, pp. 281-295, 2015.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Gardien, V. , Tack, L. , and Demaiffe, D. , Mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic (C and O) characterization of a complex (REE and HFSE) mineralized system related to the Matongo carbonatite (Burundi), Precambrian Research, vol. 269, pp. 281-295, 2015.

2014

S. Decrée, Marignac, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Yans, J. , Abidi, R. , Jamoussi, F. , Liégeois, J. - P. , Demaiffe, D. , De Putter, T. , and Hibsch, C. , Revue des minéralisations polymétalliques (Fe-Pb-Zn-REE-U) du district minier de Nefza (N. Tunisie) : rôle du contexte géodynamique et du magmatisme miocène, in RST 2014, Pau, 2014, vol. Abstract book, pp. 356-357.
S. Decrée, Marignac, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Yans, J. , Abidi, R. , Jamoussi, F. , Liégeois, J. - P. , Demaiffe, D. , De Putter, T. , and Hibsch, C. , Revue des minéralisations polymétalliques (Fe-Pb-Zn-REE-U) du district minier de Nefza (N. Tunisie) : rôle du contexte géodynamique et du magmatisme miocène, in RST 2014, Pau, 2014.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Gardien, V. , Tack, L. , and Demaiffe, D. , Magmatism, hydrothermalism and complex (REE and HFSE) mineralised system in the Upper Ruvubu alkaline Massif, Burundi, in Goldschmidt conference 2014, Sacramento, US, 2014, vol. Abstract book, p. 516.
C. Burlet, Vanbrabant, Y. , and Decrée, S. , Heterogenite vs asbolane: a mineralogical study of cobalt oxides from the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2014, vol. 2014, p. id.16334.
J. - M. Baele, Decrée, S. , and Nelis, A. , Cathodoluminescence et microanalyse électronique des phosphates de terres rares (monazite «grise» et xénotime) du Paléozoïque belge, in RST 2014, Pau, 2014, vol. Abstract book, p. 340.
S. Decrée, Boulvais, P. , Cobert, C. , Baele, J. - M. , Gardien, V. , Tack, L. , and Demaiffe, D. , Magmatism, hydrothermalism and complex (REE and HFSE) mineralised system in the Upper Ruvubu alkaline Massif, Burundi, in Goldschmidt conference 2014, Sacramento, US, 2014, vol. Abstract book, p. 516.
C. Burlet, Vanbrabant, Y. , and Decrée, S. , Heterogenite vs asbolane: a mineralogical study of cobalt oxides from the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2014, vol. 2014, p. id.16334.
J. - M. Baele, Decrée, S. , and Nelis, A. , Cathodoluminescence et microanalyse électronique des phosphates de terres rares (monazite «grise» et xénotime) du Paléozo{\"ı}que belge, in RST 2014, Pau, 2014, vol. Abstract book, p. 340.
G. Midende, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , Melcher, F. , Gerdes, A. , Dewaele, S. , Demaiffe, D. , and Decrée, S. , Petrography, geochemistry and U-Pb zircon age of the Matongo carbonatite Massif (Burundi): implication for the Neoproterozoic tectonic evolution in Central Africa., Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 100, pp. 656-674, 2014.
S. Decrée, Marignac, C. , Liégeois, J. - P. , Yans, J. , Ben Abdallah, R. , and Demaiffe, D. , Miocenemagmatic evolution in the Nefza district (Northern Tunisia) and its relationship with the genesis of polymetallic mineralizations, Lithos, vol. 192-195, pp. 240-258, 2014.
S. Decrée, Deloule, E. , De Putter, T. , Dewaele, S. , Mees, F. , Baele, J. - M. , and Marignac, C. , Dating of U-rich heterogenite: New insights into U deposit genesisand U cycling in the Katanga Copperbelt, Precambrian Research, vol. 241, pp. 17-28, 2014.
S. Decrée, Marignac, C. , Liégeois, J. - P. , Yans, J. , Ben Abdallah, R. , and Demaiffe, D. , Miocenemagmatic evolution in the Nefza district (Northern Tunisia) and its relationship with the genesis of polymetallic mineralizations, Lithos, vol. 192-195, pp. 240-258, 2014.
G. Midende, Boulvais, P. , Tack, L. , Melcher, F. , Gerdes, A. , Dewaele, S. , Demaiffe, D. , and Decrée, S. , Petrography, geochemistry and U-Pb zircon age of the Matongo carbonatite Massif (Burundi): implication for the Neoproterozoic tectonic evolution in Central Africa., Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 100, pp. 656-674, 2014.
S. Decrée, Deloule, E. , De Putter, T. , Dewaele, S. , Mees, F. , Baele, J. - M. , and Marignac, C. , Dating of U-rich heterogenite: New insights into U deposit genesisand U cycling in the Katanga Copperbelt, Precambrian Research, vol. 241, pp. 17-28, 2014.
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