Isabelle Coutand

Associate Professor; Director - Fission Track Laboratory


Email: icoutand@Dal.Ca
Phone: +1 902 494 7827
Fax: +1 902 494 6889
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford Street
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Life Sciences Centre
3rd floor, Bio / E S Wing
Rm. 3015
Research Topics:
  • Tectonic geodynamics
  • Earth surface processes
  • Geochronology


Current Research

Interactions tectonics, climate and erosion; Mountain ranges development; Detrital and in situ thermochronology.

The Dalhousie low-temperature thermochronology lab offers fission-track and (U-Th)/He dating - please send inquiries to"




  • PhD, Geosciences Rennes, France (1999)
  • DEA, Geosciences Rennes, France (1995)
  • Undergraduate Studies, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Nantes, France (1994)



Where we work

Eastern Himalaya (Sikkim and Bhutan)


Patagonia and the Central Andes (Argentina and Chile)


Alps (Switzerland, Corsica)


North Anatolian Fault (Greece)


Labrador passive margin (Canada)


Southern Yukon (Canada)