Curriculum vitae [PDF]
I am a paleo-ecologist, interested mostly by the fire ecology and its biogeochemical consequences on ecosystems.
I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at Kansas State University and I am focused on studying biogeochemical consequences of ecosystem change at decadal to millennial timescales.
Disturbances, and fire in particular, are key factors acting on the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. A cross-ecosystems approach allows me to investigate how fire ecology impacts the nutrient cycling, and emerges across differences in climate, vegetation assemblages or human history over the past 20,000 years.
So far, I have studied forested ecosystems dominated by conifers in European Alps, in Mediterranean island of Corsica (map on the right), and in the United-States Mountains of Colorado and New Hampshire as well as grassland ecosystems of Central Grant Plains (Flint Hills, Great Plains and Konza), and in the Mountains of Minnesota (map on the left).