Khaled TRABELSI, Mag., Dr. habil.

khaled.trabelsi@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2B385B

Khaled Trabelsi


Education (degrees):

  • 2021: Habilitation in progress
  • 2012: PhD thesis
  • 2006: Master thesis
  • 2001: Master of Science

Research Interests and Expertise:

  • Continental Stratigraphy through the Geological record
  • Micropaleontology/Biostratigraphy/Palaeoecology and Palaeobiogeography of Charophyta and Ostracoda, with focus on Mesozoic non-marine deposits of the world
  • Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of Continental deposits

Pertinent Academic Experience, Career

  • 2020 - ongoing: Senior Post-Doc Researcher, A-Prof., University of Vienna, Department of Geology, Austria
  • 2015 - 2020: Assistant Professor, University of Sfax, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Department of Earth Sciences, Tunisia
  • 2013 - 2014: Contractual Assistant-Professor, University of Gabes for the Sud, Faculty of Sciences of Gabes, Department of Earth Sciences, Tunisia

    teaching:
  • 2004-2015: Professor of Secondary School
  • 2016 - 2017: Stratigraphic Consultant, National office of Mine (ONM), Project « Cartographie géologique à 1/50 000 de la feuille du Jebel Majoura, Tunisie Centro-meridionale»
  • Since 2015: Stratigraphic Consultant, Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activties (ETAP), Project “Révision de la Charte Stratigraphique de Tunisie”
  • Since 2018: Stratigraphic Consultant, National office of Mine (ONM), Project “Cartographie Geologique et Stratigraphique des Formations Continentales de la Tunisie”
  • 2018: Workshop and Expertise (3 days): Application of the Acetolysis Method in extraction of Microfossils from Calcareous Rocks, National office of Mine of Tunisia (ONM)

List of Scientific Publications (Peer/non-Peer reviewed articles; Invited Talks/Poster, session keynotes and/or plenary talks at Scientific Conferences)

1.  Álvarez-Parra, S., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E., Barrón E., Alcalá, L., Pérez-Cano, J., Martín-Closas, C., Trabelsi, K., Meléndez, N., Del Valle, R. L., Lozano, R. P., Peris, D. Rodrigo, A., Sarto i Monteys, V., Bueno-Cebollada, C. A., Menor-Salván, C., Philippe, M., Sánchez-García, A., Peña-Kairath, C., Arillo, A., Espílez E., Mampe, L., Delclòs, X. (2021). Dinosaur bonebed amber from an original swamp forest soil. eLife, accepted.  

2.  Trabelsi, K., Sames, B., Wagreich, M., Kázmér, M., Mindszenty, M., Martín-Closas, C., (2021). A new diverse charophyte flora and biozonation of the Eocene bauxite cover- sequence at Gánt (Vértes Hills, Hungary). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 1938264.
DOI:10.1080/14772019.2021.1938264

3.  Trabelsi, K., Sames, B., Nasri, A., Piovesan, E.K., Ferhi F., Skanji, A., Houla, Y., Soussi, M., Wagreich, M., (2021). Ostracods as proxies for marginal marine to non-marine intervals in the mid-Cretaceous carbonate platform of the Central Tunisian Atlas (North Africa): Response to major short-term sea-level falls. Cretaceous Research, 104581.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2020.104581

4.  Sanjuan, J., Ghadhban, E. S., Trabelsi, K., (2021). Microfossils (ostracods and charophytes) from the non-marine lower Cretaceous of Lebanon: Palaeoecology, biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeography. Cretaceous Research, 104806.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104806

5.  Ősi, A., Szabó, K., Tóth, E., Bodor E., Lobitzer, H., Kvaček, J., Svobodová K., Szente, I., Wagreich, W., Trabelsi, K., Sames B., Magyar, J., Makádi, L., Berning, B., Botfalvai, G., (2021). A brackish to non-marine aquatic and terrestrial fossil assemblage withvertebrates from the lower Coniacian (Upper Cretaceous) Gosau Group of the Tiefengraben locality near St. Wolfgang, Austria. Cretaceous Research, 104938.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104938

6.  Chnayna, M., Sames, B., Trabelsi, K., Houla, Y., Hanini, A., Nasri, A., ElFerhi, F., Skanji, A., Wagreich, M., Soussi, M., (2021). Discovery of Wealden-type (Barremian) ostracods from the Central Tunisian Atlas, North Africa: Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy and Palaeoenvironment. Cretaceous Research, 104942.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104942

7.  Mejri, H., Trabelsi, K., Essefi, E., Houla, Y., Zagrarni, M.F. (2021). Sedimentary mechanisms and high-resolution Stratigraphy of Upper Pleistocene deposits of the Eastern coast of Tunisia (Hergla escarpment). Quaternary International, under revision.

8.  Sames, B., Trabelsi, K., Wagreich, M., Nasri, A., Houla, Y., Soussi, M., ElFerhi F., Skanji, A., Piovesan, E.K., (2019). The Cretaceous of Tunisia – A new window on marine to non-marine strata and changing palaeoenvironments at the southern Tethys margian of North Gondwana. Proceeding of the STRATI 2019, 2–5 July, Milano, Italy, p. 292.

9.  Trabelsi, K., Sames, B., Tiss, L., Piovesan, E.K., Martin-Closas, C., Soussi, M., ElFerhi F., Houla, Y., Nasri, A., Skanji, A., Wagreich, M., Wolfgring, E., (2019). Middle Jurassic to Cretaceous shallow marine to non-marine micropalaeontology (Ostrcoda, Charophyta) in Tunisia: insights from a biogeographic crossroad. Proceeding of the STRATI 2019, 2–5 July, Milano, Italy, p. 294.

10.  Sames, B., Trabelsi, K., (2019). The Central Tunisian Atlas as a biogeographic crossroad: Insights from a potential key area for mid-late Mesozoic nonmarine ostracod and charophyte research. Proceeding of the 9th European Ostracodologists’ Meeting, Gdansk, Poland, p. 5.

11.  Tiss, L., Trabelsi, K., Kamoun, F., Soussi, M., Houla, Y., Sames, B., Martin-Closas, C., (2019). Middle Jurassic charophytes from southern Tunisia: Implications on evolution and paleobiogeography. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 263, 65–84.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2019.01.011

12.  Tiss, L., Trabelsi, K., Kamoun, F., (2019). Bajocian ostracods from the Krachoua Formation (Beni kheddache, southern Tunisia): Implications for biostratigraphy and paleoecology. In: M. Boughdiri et al. (eds.), Paleobiodiversity and Tectono-Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas, Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation, p. 71–73.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01452-0_17  

13.  Trabelsi, K., Tiss, L., Kamoun, F., Soussi, M., Houla, Y., Sames, B., Martin-Closas, C., (2018). Middle Jurassic charophytes from southern Tunisia (North Gondwana): New data on the evolution of Jurassic charophytes. Proceeding of the 22th Meeting of the Group of European Charophytologists (GEC), Palermo, p. 23.

14.  Tiss, L., Trabelsi, K., Kamoun, F., (2018). Bajocian ostracods from the Krachoua Formation (Beni kheddache, southern Tunisia): biostratigraphical and palaeoecological implications. Proceeding of the 22th Meeting of the Group of European Charophytologists (GEC), Palermo, p. 23.

15.  Trabelsi, K., Nasri, A., Sames, B., Ferhi F., Skanji, A., Houla, Y., Soussi, M., Martin- Closas, C., Wagreich, M., (2018). Integrated chronostratigraphy of the Mid-Cretaceous Orbata carbonate platform from Central Tunisian Atlas: implication to regional stratigraphic correlation and palaeogeographic reconstruction. Proceeding of the 14th Tunisian Petroleum Exploration and Production conference, Tunis, p. 91.

16.  Chnayna, M., Trabelsi, K., Houla, Y., Sames, B., Soussi, M., (2018). New insights into the chronostratigraphy of the Bouhedma (Lower Cretaceous) Formation from southern Central Tunisian Atlas (Jebel Majoura): implication to regional stratigraphic correlation. Proceeding of the 14th Tunisian Petroleum Exploration and Production conference, Tunis, p. 99.

17.  ElFerhi, F., Houla, Y., Nasri, A., Trabelsi, K., Skanji, A., Soussi, M., Saidi, M., (2018). Revision of the Aptian/Albian Austrian phase concept in Central Tunisian Atlas: Age, origin and impact on petroleum exploration. Proceeding of the 14th Tunisian Petroleum Exploration and Production conference, Tunis, p. 53. 

18.  Sames, B., Trabelsi, K., (2019). The Central Tunisian Atlas as potential key area for late Mesozoic non-marine research and supra-regional biostratigraphy: A micropalaeontological perspective. PANGEO, AUSTRIA, Vienna, 24-26, September, 2019, Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, vol. 128, p. 137.

19.  Houla, Y., Hanini, A., Zagrarni, M.F., Trabelsi, K., Bahrouni, N. (2016): Découverte d’une série margino-littorale à continentale apto-albienne à charophytes en Tunisie Centro- Mérdionale (Jebel Majoura): Caractérisation sédimentologique, paléontologique et paléogéographique. Annales de la Géologie Tunisienne 47, 68–79.

20.  Trabelsi, K., Nasri, A., Sames, B., Ferhi F., Skanji, A., Houla, Y., Wagreich, M., Soussi, M., (2017). Ostracod faunicycles in the Mid-Cretaceous carbonate platform from the Central Tunisian Atlas (North African margin): Biostratigraphic and paleoecologic implications. In: Sames, B. (Ed.), 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous – Abstracts, 21–26 August 2017, vol. 120. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Vienna, p. 260.

21.  Trabelsi, K., Nasri, A., Sames, B., Ferhi F., Skanji, A., Houla, Y., Wagreich, M., Soussi, M., Martin-Closas, C., (2017). Charophytes and ostracods as tool to detect key stratigraphic surfaces in Mid-Cretaceous strata from the Central Tunisian Atlas (North African margin). In: Sames, B. (Ed.), 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous – Abstracts, 21–26 August 2017, vol. 120. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Vienna, p. 259.

22.  Nasri, A., Trabelsi, K., Ferhi, F., Skanji, A., Ben Alya, S., Houla, Y., Soussi, M., Kadri, A., Boukadi, N., Sames, B., Wagreich, M., (2017). Aptian shallow marine carbonate platform and Lower Albian lacustrine and siliciclastic fan delta facies of Jebel Koumine (Central Atlas Tunisia) Stratigraphy and Depositional environments. In: Sames, B. (Ed.), 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous – Abstracts, 21–26 August 2017, vol. 120. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Vienna, p. 193.

23.  Houla, Y., Ferhi F., Soussi, M, Gierlinski, G.D., Nasri, A., Skanji, A., Trabelsi, K., Niedzwiedzki, G., Sames, B., Wagreich, M., (2017). Discovery of the first theropod dinosaur tracks in the Lower Albian lacustrine facies of Central Tunisian Atlas. In: Sames, B. (Ed.), 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous – Abstracts, 21–26 August 2017, vol. 120. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Vienna, p. 115.

24.  Trabelsi, K., Soussi, M., Touir, J., Martin-Closas, C., (2016). Charophytes from the nonmarine Lower Cretaceous of the Central Tunisian Atlas. 7th International Symposium on Extant and Fossil Charophytes (IRGC) – Abstracts, 31 August – 2 September 2016, Astana, p. 15.

25.  Martin-Closas, C, Vicente, A., Trabelsi, K., Sanjuan, J., (2016). Cretaceous and Paleogene Iberian charophytes endemisms. Acte du 7 th International Symposium on Extant and Fossil Charophytes (IRGC), Astana, p. 7.

26.  Trabelsi, K., Soussi, M., Touir, J., Houla, Y., (2016). Les charophytes: un nouveau outil pour l’étude biostratigraphique et paléoécologique des formations continentales Mésozoïques de Tunisie. Acte du XIème Journées de la Géologie Tunisienne Office National des Mines de Tunisie (ONM), Gafsa, p. 63-64.

27.  Ben Rouina, S., Angela Bassetti, M., Touir, J., Trabelsi, K., Berne, S., (2016). Sedimentary and microfaunal evolution in the Quaternary deposits in El Akarit river mouth (Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia): Paleo-environments and extreme events. Journal of African Earth Sciences,121:30–41.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.05.016

28.  Trabelsi, K., Soussi, M., Touir, J., Houla, Yassine, Abbes, C., Martin-Closas, C., (2016). Charophytes biostratigraphy of the nonmarine Lower Cretaceous in the Central Tunisian Atlas (North Africa). Paleobiogeographic implications. Cretaceous Research 67: 66– 83.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2016.07.004

29.  Trabelsi, K., Sames, B., Salmouna, A., Piovesan, E.K., Ben Rouina, S., Houla, Y., Touir, J., Soussi, M., (2015). Ostracods from the marginal coastal Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of the Central Tunisian Atlas (North Africa): Paleoenvironment, biostratigraphy and paleobiogeography. Revue de Micropaléontologie 58: 309–331.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revmic.2015.09.002

30.  Trabelsi, K., Soussi, M., Touir, J., Martin-Closas, Sames, B., Houla, Y., (2015). Contributions of charophytes and ostracods to the stratigtraphy of the Aptian-Albian continental deposits from Central Tunisian Atlas: Paleogeographic implication. Acte de Congres du 13th Tunisian Petroleum Exploration and Production conference, Tunis, p. 52.

31.  Trabelsi, K., Sames, B., Salmouna A., Touir J., Soussi, M., (2014). Ostracods from the margin-coastal Lower Cretaceous of Central Tunisian Atlas: biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleogeography. Acte de Congrès du 25ème Réunions des Ostracologistes de langue Française (ROLF) Geneva, p. 3–4.

32.  Trabelsi, K., Touir, J., Soussi, M. et Martín-Closas, C., (2013). Marine-nonmarine lithostratigraphic Correlation of Aptian-Albian series of Central Tunisia: paleogeographic implications. Acte de Congrès du 5th Tunisian Days of Applied Geology (JTGA), Tunis, p. 130.

33.  Trabelsi, K., Colin, J.P., (2013). Découverte d’ostracodes limniques dans l’Albien de la Formation Kebar de Tunisie centrale. Revue de Paléobiologie de Genève, 32 (2): 531–540.

34.  Trabelsi, K., Martín-Closas, C., Soulié-Märsche, I., Touir, J. et Soussi, M., (2012). Charophytes from the Lower Cretaceous of the Tunisian Atlas (southern Tethys): biostratigraphic and paleobiogeographical implications. Acte de Congrès du 6th International Symposium on Extant and Fossil Charophytes (IRGC), Mendoza, p. 44.

35.  Trabelsi, K., Martín-Closas, C., (2012). Echinochara triplicata sp. nov. (Clavatoraceae, fossil Charophyta) from the Lower Albian of Tunisia. Comptes Rendus Palevol 11, p. 323–329.
http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2012.05.001

36.  Trabelsi, K., Colin, J.P., Touir, J. et Soussi, M., (2011). Cypridea Bosquet, 1952 (Ostracoda) in the Early Albian of Tunisia. Journal of Micropaleontology 30, p. 187–188.
http://dx.doi:10.1144/0262-821X11-020

37.  Trabelsi, K., Touir, J., Soulié-Märsche, I., Martín-Closas, C., Soussi, M. et Colin, J.P., (2010). Découverte des charophytes de l’Albien dans la Formation Kebar (Tunisie centrale): implications paléoécologiques et paléobiogéographiques. Annales de Paléontologie 96, p.117– 133.
http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.annpal.2011.04.001