Brisset, Elodie Pauline
Sponsor: Postdoctoral Fundació "la Caixa" - Postdoctoral Grant Junior Leader – Retaining
I am Doctor in Physical Geography of the University Aix-Marseille (France), specialist of studying sedimentary archives, especially lake and peat archives, to explore the interactions between Human, Climate and Environments over the Lateglacial and Holocene.
Keywords: Sediment archives, Limnogeology, Palaeoenvironments, Erosion processes, Vegetation dynamic, Agro-pastoral practices, Climate variability, Lateglacial to Holocene.
My main line of research is to search what are the modality and rhythm of ecosystem responses to climate and anthropogenic perturbations, depending of the intensity and duration of perturbations. I develop a multi-indicators approach including sedimentological, geochemical and biological proxies to track the diversity of the geosystem compartments, in order to characterise the long-term changes of hydrosystems (lake, river), ecosystems (soil, vegetation) and human practices (agriculture, farming, mining, engineering).
I have applied my approach to case studies in France during my MSc and PhD. Then, I have applied my approach to different context during my postdocs in the Mediterranean (Marie Sklodowska-Curie researcher at IPHES, in Spain), in Bolivia, Chile (researcher at ISTerre-CNRS, in France), Kyrgyzstan and Iran (at IMBE-CNRS, France). I have been recently granted by the Obra Social La Caixa to continue my researches at IPHES.
My current project "SALTY" (Obra Social La Caixa, 2019-2022 - 305,100 €) explores how the succeeding civilizations have faced with water shortages in semi-arid plains of the ancient Persia (Iran).
I participated to 20 research projects on past Human-Environment interactions and have been the PI of the project “MedCoRes” (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, 2017-2018 - 150,000 €), that aimed to investigate how the last hunter-gatherers and first farmers have responded to ecosystem changes in a context of rapid sea-level rise (Brisset et al. 2018 in Global and Planetary Changes).
To date (April 2019), my track-record includes 18 articles published in international journals (ISI-WoS), 9 of them in first and corresponding author, and 8 without my PhD directors. Almost 80% of them are in Q1-ranked journals (25% of the best journal of their field). I noticeably published my works in GEOLOGY, (Impact Factor:4.4); Quaternary Science Reviews (IF:4.5); Global and Planetary Changes (IF:3.9); CATENA (IF:3.6). My papers have been cited more than 140 times (Scopus).
Amongst other activities, I have organised two symposiums in international conferences (European Association of Archaeologists in Barcelona 2018, Paleolimnology and Limnogeology Associations in Stockholm 2018). I have disseminated my work in international conferences, that has included 41 oral (2 invited conferences at the COP 21 in Paris) and 19 posters. I have been awarded of 2 prizes for the quality of my research.