BA (U. Paris Est), MA (U. Paris 7), Ph.D. (U. Paris 6)

Honorary Research Fellow


Contact Details

The University of Aberdeen - Department of Archaeology, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, St. Mary's Building, Elphinstone Road, AB24 3UF, UK, Room 209
- The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK



Loic studied Chemistry (BA) and Environmental Geosciences (MA) in Paris. After graduating the Water Sciences speciality, he started a Ph.D. at the University of Pierre et Marie Currie (Paris, France) dealing with interactions between food web ecology and organic geochemistry in freshwater ecosystems. This was during its Ph.D. that he started to apply the tools of organic geochemistry to environmental issues.

Since completing his Ph.D. in September 2012, Loic has undertaken a postdoctoral research fellow position in Rennes (France) working on the Interreg-funded Riskmanche project with Dr. Emilie Jardé and Dr. Laurent Jeanneau to track fecal contamination sources in shellfish harvesting areas through lipid biomarkers.

Then he joined the University of Aberdeen as a postdoctoral research fellow in May 2015 to work on the JPI Climate- and ESRC-funded HUMANOR project with Dr. Karen Milek, Pr. Lorna Dawson (James Hutton Institute) and Pr. David Anderson (Anthropology). As a geoarcheologist, he is using lipid biomarkers to identify the presence of reindeers and other animals in archeological sites from Siberia and Sweden.


Research Interests

- Organic Geochemistry

- Lipid Biomarkers

- Fecal Contamination

- Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry

- New: Geoarchaeology



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Contributions to Journals


  • Harrault, L., Jarde, E., Jeanneau, L. & Petitjean, P. (2014). 'Are fecal stanols suitable to record and identify a pulse of human fecal contamination in short-term exposed shellfish?'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol 89, no. 1-2, pp. 40-48.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.037
  • Harrault, LCP., Allard, B., Meriguet, J., Carmignac, D., Huon, S., Gauzens, B. & Lacroix, G. (2014). 'Bottom-up effects of lake sediment on pelagic food-web compartments: A mesocosm study'. Freshwater Biology, vol 59, no. 8, pp. 1695-1709.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12375
  • Harrault, LCP., Jarde, E., Jeanneau, L. & Petitjean, P. (2014). 'Development of the analysis of fecal stanols in the oyster Crassostrea gigas and identification of fecal contamination in shellfish harvesting areas'. Lipids, vol 49, no. 6, pp. 597-607.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s11745-014-3908-5
  • Guenet, B., Danger, M., Harrault, LCP., Allard, B., Jauset-Alcala, M., Bardoux, G., Benest, D., Abbadie, L. & Lacroix, G. (2014). 'Fast mineralization of land-born C in inland waters: first experimental evidences of aquatic priming effect'. Hydrobiologia, vol 721, no. 1, pp. 35-44.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s10750-013-1635-1
  • Harrault, LCP., Allard, B., Danger, M., Maunoury-Danger, F., Guilpart, A. & Lacroix, G. (2012). 'Influence of food-web structure on the biodegradability of lake sediment'. Freshwater Biology, vol 57, no. 11, pp. 2390-2400.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12020

Contributions to Conferences


  • Anderson, DG., Milek, KB., Kamerling, IM., Plekhanov, A. & Harrault, LCP. (2017). 'Landscapes of domestication: Ethnoarchaeological and palaeoecological studies of the environmental impacts of reindeer herding'. Paper presented at 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX), Umeå, Sweden, 8/06/17 - 12/06/17,.
    [Online] AURA: Anderson_Umea_2017.pptx
  • Anderson, DG., Milek, KB. & Harrault, LCP. (2017). 'Shifting Sands and Climate Change: Modalities of Dwelling at Yarte, Yamal, Siberia'. Paper presented at Societé Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) 13th Congress, Göttingen, Germany, 26/03/17 - 30/03/17,.
    [Online] DOI: 10.22582/SIEF2017prg
    [Online] AURA: Anderson_Milek_SIEF_2017.pptx
  • Milek, KB., Anderson, DG., Harrault, LCP. & Kremkova, J. (2017). 'Yarte VI, Yamal Peninsula, Northwest Siberia, in its Landscape Context'. Paper presented at Humanor project meeting February 2017 - University of Aberdeen (UK), Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 27/02/17 - 28/02/17,.
  • Harrault, LCP., Aronsson, K-Å, Domene Lopez, G., Milek, KB. & Anderson, DG. (2017). 'Geoarchaeological tools to contextualise ancient pastoral sites in Suollagavalda, northern Sweden'. Paper presented at Humanor project meeting February 2017 - University of Aberdeen (UK), Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 27/02/17 - 28/02/17,.
  • Harrault, LCP., Milek, KB., Dawson, LA. & Anderson, DG. (2016). 'A study of a possible early reindeer domestication site on the Iamal peninsula (Russia) using geoarchaeological methods and lipid biomarkers'. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17/04/16 - 22/04/16,.
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