Guillaume Baby

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Scientist - Afifi Group

Research Interests

Regional geology of the Red Sea using subsurface (seismic reflection, wells) and field dataset

Selected Publications

  • Kinematics of Cenozoic shortening of the Hotan anticline along the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau (Western Kunlun, China)
    G. Baby, M. Simoes, L. Barrier, C. Guilbaud, H. Li, J. Van der Woerd
    Under revision at Tectonic
  • Constraining plateau uplift in southern Africa by combining thermochronology, sediment flux, topography, and landscape evolution modeling
    J.R. Stanley, J. Braun, G. Baby, F. Guillocheau, C. Robin, R. Flowers, R. Brown, M. Wildman, R. Beucher
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126(7), e2020JB021243, (2021)
  • Global paleogeographic maps through the Greenhouse-Icehouse transition at 60, 40 and 20 Ma
    F. Poblete, G. Dupont-Nivet, A. Licht, D.J.J. van Hinsbergen, P. Roperch, M.G. Mihalynuk, S.T. Johnston, F. Guillocheau, G. Baby, F. Fluteau, C. Robin, T. Van der Linden, D. Ruiz, M. Baatsen
    Earth Science Reviews, 103508, (2021)
  • Pliocene uplift of the Massif Central (France) constrained by the palaeoelevation quantified from the pollen record of sediments preserved along the Cantal Stratovolcano (Murat area)
    S. Fauquette, J-P. Suc, S-M. Popescu, F. Guillocheau, S. Violette, A. Jost, C. Robin, J. Briais, G. Baby Journal of the Geological Society, 177(5), (2020)
  • Solid sedimentation rates history of the southern African continental margins: implications for the uplift history of the South African plateau
    G. Baby, F. Guillocheau, J. Braun, C. Robin, M. Dall'Asta
    Terra Nova 32(1), 53-65, (2020)
  • Seismic stratigraphy of cretaceous eastern central Atlantic Ocean: Basin evolution and paleoceanographic implications
    Y. Mourlot, G. Calvès, P.D. Clift, G. Baby, A-C. Chaboureau, F. Raisson
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 499, 107-121, (2018)
  • Post-rift stratigraphic evolution of the Atlantic margin of Namibia and South Africa: implications for the vertical movements of the margin and the uplift history of the South African Plateau
    G. Baby, F. Guillocheau, J. Morin, J. Ressouche, C. Robin, O. Broucke, M. Dall'Asta
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, 97, 169-191, (2018)
  • Uplift history of a transform continental margin revealed by the stratigraphic record: The case of the Agulhas transform margin along the Southern African Plateau
    G. Baby, F. Guillocheau, C. Boulogne, C. Robin, M. Dall'Asta
    Tectonophysics, 731, 104-130, (2018)
  • Planation surfaces as a record of mantle dynamics: The case example of Africa
    F. Guillocheau, B. Simon, G. Baby, P. Bessin, C. Robin, O. Dauteuil
    Gondwana Research, 53, 82-98, (2017)
  • Rapid erosion of the Southern African Plateau as it climbs over a mantle superswell
    J. Braun, F. Guillocheau, C. Robin, G. Baby, H. Jelsma
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(7), 6093-6112, (2014)


  • Ph.D., Earth Science, University of Rennes 1, Rennes,  France, 2017
  • MSc., Earth Science and Environment, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • BSc., Earth Science and Environment, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-2021: Postdoctoral fellow, IPGP, Paris, France
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, BRGM-University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
  • 2013-2017: Ph.D. student, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
  • 2012: Intern – TOTAL S.A., Paris, France

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Société Géologique de France (SGF)
  • Association des Sédimentologistes Français (ASF)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

stratigraphy Tectonics Paleogeography