Pierre Guériau is a paleontologist, post-doctoral fellow at the IPANEMA laboratory and at the SOLEIL synchrotron. He is mainly interested in the conquest of continents by animals and the establishment of the first terrestrial ecosystems during the Devonian. In this context, he discovered in an exceptionally preserved deposit in Belgium the oldest continental representatives of several groups of crustaceans, including fossils extraordinarily similar to current triops and artemias. His research is now focused on the physico-chemical characterization of these fossils, using advanced imaging techniques, in order to understand the mechanisms underlying their exceptional fossilization.

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