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Elodie Brisset - Dr. Physical Geography

I am Doctor in Physical Geography of the University Aix-Marseille (06/05/2014, 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.

I develop a multi-indicators approach including sedimentological, geochemical, geochronological and biological proxies to track the diversity of the geosystem compartments. Specifically, my work aims to characterise the long-term evolution of hydrosystems (lake, river), ecosystems (soil, vegetation) and human practices (agriculture, farming, engineering).

My main line of research is to search what are the modality and rhythm of ecosystem adjustment to climate and anthropogenic perturbations, depending of the intensity and duration of perturbations.

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 have participated to 20 research projects on past Human-Environment interactions and have been the PI of the project “MedCoRes” (Marie-Curie Action, 2017-2018 - 150,000€), that aimed to investigate how the last hunter-gatherers and first farmers have responded to rapid ecosystem changes in a context of 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 received more than 150 citations (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 also disseminated my work in conferences, that has included 41 oral (including 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.

Theses1 document

  • Elodie Brisset. Sensibilité des milieux de montagne aux forçages climatiques et anthropiques depuis 14 000 ans dans les Alpes du Sud. Sciences de la Terre. Aix-Marseille Université, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01095721⟩

Journal articles17 documents

  • Monica Bini, Giovanni Zanchetta, Aurel Perşoiu, Rosine Cartier, Albert Catalá, et al.. The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview. Climate of the Past, European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2019, 15 (2), pp.555-577. ⟨10.5194/cp-15-555-2019⟩. ⟨insu-02104912⟩
  • Rosine Cartier, Florence Sylvestre, Christine Paillès, Corinne Sonzogni, Martine Couapel, et al.. Diatom-oxygen isotope record from high-altitude Lake Petit (2200 m a.s.l.) in the Mediterranean Alps: shedding light on a climatic pulse at 4.2 ka. Climate of the Past, European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2019, 15 (1), pp.253-263. ⟨10.5194/cp-15-253-2019⟩. ⟨hal-02010676⟩
  • Morteza Djamali, Sébastien Gondet, Javad Ashjari, Cyril Aubert, Elodie Brisset, et al.. Karstic spring wetlands of the Persepolis Basin, southwest Iran: unique sediment archives of Holocene environmental change and human impacts. Canadian journal of earth sciences, National Research Council Canada, 2018, 55 (10), pp.1158-1172. ⟨hal-01956378⟩
  • Rosine Cartier, Elodie Brisset, Frédéric Guiter, Florence Sylvestre, Kazuyo Tachikawa, et al.. Multiproxy analyses of Lake Allos reveal synchronicity and divergence in geosystem dynamics during the Lateglacial/Holocene in the Alps. Quaternary Science Reviews, Elsevier, 2018, 186, pp.60-77. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.02.016⟩. ⟨hal-01795351⟩
  • Marc-Antoine Vella, Sofía Sejas, Karen Lucero Mamani, Luis Alejandro Rodríguez, Ramiro Bello Gómez, et al.. La misión franco-boliviana «Paleoambiente y Arqueología del río Guaquira-Tiwanaku (Bolivia)»: un estudio multidisciplinario de las interacciones entre las sociedades antiguas y el medioambiente. Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Etudes Andines, Institut Français d'Etudes Andines (IFEA), 2018, 47 (2), pp.169-193. ⟨⟩. ⟨hal-02122473⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Morteza Djamali, Edouard Bard, Daniel Borschneck, Emmanuel Gandouin, et al.. Late Holocene hydrology of Lake Maharlou, southwest Iran, inferred from high-resolution sedimentological and geochemical analyses. Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer Verlag, 2018, ⟨10.1007/s10933-018-0048-6⟩. ⟨hal-01885984⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Frédéric Guiter, Cecile Miramont, Tiane Troussier, Pierre Sabatier, et al.. The overlooked human influence in historic and prehistoric floods in the European Alps. Geology, Geological Society of America, 2017, 45 (4), pp.347-350. ⟨10.1130/G38498.1⟩. ⟨hal-01681536⟩
  • Cyril Aubert, Elodie Brisset, Morteza Djamali, Arash Sharifi, Philippe Ponel, et al.. Late glacial and early Holocene hydroclimate variability in northwest Iran (Talesh Mountains) inferred from chironomid and pollen analysis. Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer Verlag, 2017, 58 (2), pp.151-167. ⟨10.1007/s10933-017-9969-8⟩. ⟨hal-01681624⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, F. Guiter, C. Miramont, Michel Revel, Edward J. Anthony, et al.. Lateglacial/Holocene environmental changes in the Mediterranean Alps inferred from lacustrine sediments,. Quaternary Science Reviews, Elsevier, 2015, pp.49-71. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.12.004⟩. ⟨hal-01183354⟩
  • Rosine Cartier, Elodie Brisset, Christine Paillès, Frédéric Guiter, Florence Sylvestre, et al.. 5000 years of lacustrine ecosystem changes from Lake Petit (Southern Alps, 2200m a.s.l.): Regime shift and resilience of algal communities. The holocene, London: Sage, 2015, 25 (8), pp.1231--1245. ⟨10.1177/0959683615580862⟩. ⟨hal-01444813⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Cécile Miramont, Frédéric Guiter, Fabien Arnaud, Edward Anthony, et al.. Données nouvelles sur la chronologie de la déglaciation dans la vallée du haut-Verdon (alpes françaises du sud).. QUATERNAIRE, 2014, 25 (2), pp.147-156. ⟨hal-02046381⟩
  • Jade Petersen, Bruno Wilhelm, Marie Revel, Yann Rolland, Christian Crouzet, et al.. Sediments of Lake Vens (SW European Alps, France) record large-magnitude earthquake events. Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer Verlag, 2014, pp. 343-355. ⟨10.1007/s10933-013-9759-x⟩. ⟨halsde-00976088⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Cécile Miramont, Frédéric Guiter, Fabien Arnaud, Edward Anthony, et al.. A new contribution to the chronology of the deglaciation in the Upper Verdon Valley (Lake Allos, Southern French Alps). Quaternaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2013, 25, ⟨10.4000/quaternaire.7028⟩. ⟨hal-01242125⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Cécile Miramont, Frédéric Guiter, Edward Anthony, Kazuyo Tachikawa, et al.. Non-reversible geosystem destabilisation at 4200 cal. BP: Sedimentological, geochemical and botanical markers of soil erosion recorded in a Mediterranean alpine lake. The holocene, London: Sage, 2013, ⟨10.1177/0959683613508158⟩. ⟨hal-00880413⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Cécile Miramont, Edward Anthony, Hélène Bruneton, Thierry Rosique, et al.. Sediment budget quantification of a sub-Alpine river catchment since the end of the last glaciation. CATENA, Elsevier, 2013, ⟨10.1016/j.catena.2013.08.004⟩. ⟨hal-00880406⟩
  • Bruno Wilhelm, Fabien Arnaud, Pierre Sabatier, Christian Crouzet, Elodie Brisset, et al.. 1400 years of extreme precipitation patterns over the Mediterranean French Alps and possible forcing mechanisms. Quaternary Research, Elsevier, 2012, 78, p.1-12. ⟨10.1016/j.yqres.2012.03.003⟩. ⟨halsde-00719973⟩
  • Elodie Brisset, Frédéric Guiter, Cécile Miramont, Claire Delhon, Fabien Arnaud, et al.. Approche multidisciplinaire d'une séquence lacustre holocène dans les Alpes du Sud au lac Petit (Mercantour, alt. 2200m. France) : histoire d'un géosystème dégradé. Quaternaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2012, 23 (4), pp. 309-319. ⟨halsde-00782072⟩