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Ecosystem dynamics, ecology of disturbances, paleoclimates team

The Ecosystem Dynamics, Ecology of Disturbances, Paleoclimates (DEEP) team reconstructs climate changes, the composition and structuring of past (several million years) and present ecosystems and their spatio-temporal dynamics, in order to improve knowledge of ecological responses to environmental and societal changes. We study the impact of natural and/or anthropogenic disturbances on ecosystems in order to analyze their resilience and their response mechanisms. The past range variability obtained from fossil records can be compared with the current range of variability to assess the effects of human activities. Beyond the fundamental knowledge acquired from paleoecological reconstructions and modelling of past environments, the aim is to transpose this knowledge into information that can be used for ecosystem management and developing planning policies that promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
The tools used in the team are multiple and complementary: pollen, phytoliths, charcoal, isotopes, environmental DNA extracted from natural archives (peat, lake sediments), tree rings and modelling.

Coordination :
Senior researcher

Les membres

Olga Aquino-Alfonso

PhD student

Ilhem Bentaleb

Lecturer

Colline Bonnet

PhD student

Laurent Bremond

Lecturer

Benoît Brossier

Research assistant IE

Eleonora Cagliero

PhD student

Sandrine Canal

Technician

Rudney de Almeida Santos

Postdoctoral fellow

Lucas Dugerdil

PhD student

Juliette Duval

PhD student

Katerine Escobar-Torrez

PhD student

Séverine Fauquette

Senior researcher

Charly Favier

Researcher

Walter Finsinger

Researcher

Boris Flotterer

PhD student

Betty Gimenez

PhD student

Christelle Hély

Senior researcher

Marie-Pierre Ledru

Senior researcher

Charlotte Mention

PhD student

Vincent Montade

Researcher

Odile Peyron

Senior researcher

Mary Robles

PhD student

Sylvie Rouland

Technician

Nagham Tabaja

PhD student

Pascale Talamond

Research assistant IE

Christelle Tougard

Researcher

Sergio Xavier

PhD student