Activities

Research Themes

Two main themes stand out :

Palaeoenvironments, climate change and human action

This theme brings together specialists in paleoecology, ecology, biology, archaeology and Quaternary geology, who reconstruct ancient environments and climates (physical and biological components) using a multidisciplinary and multi-conceptual systemic approach.

The existing scientific axes will be maintained and strengthened through collaborations with :
1) geologists and geneticists in order to integrate biomolecular markers and sedimentary DNA which will allow us to specify, on a taxonomic scale finer than that delivered by biological markers, the biodiversity of ancient ecosystems and agrosystems ; 2) statisticians and geochemists in order to specify the climatic signal delivered by independent biological markers (insects, pollen, bacteria and archae) of the most remarkable sedimentary series such as those studied in high temporal resolution or exceptional as the Asian series dating back to 2 million years.

We concentrate our efforts on sites located in continental and insular environments in the Mediterranean, Middle-East and Central Asia, which correspond to areas where climate-man-environment relations have been crucial for the structuring of landscapes, ecosystems and the development of agriculture. We will also work on some sites in Western Europe and the boreal regions of North America to improve knowledge on the impact of global climate change on ecosystem dynamics.

Macroecology and biogeography of global changes

Recent environmental changes (climate, land and sea use, pollution, etc.) pose considerable risks to the functioning of ecosystems, biodiversity conservation and human well-being. Current scenarios of different environmental forcings (urbanization, artificialisation and fragmentation of natural environments, greenhouse gases, agricultural and fisheries practices, etc.) all provide indications of aggravated risks in the future for human interactions Ecosystems. Given the importance of these environmental issues, research methods and the evaluation of trajectories leading to resistant and/or resilient systems have yet to be developed. This research involves socio-ecological approaches with better consideration of observations, results of controlled experiments, and numerical modeling.

This field of research is particularly important in the Mediterranean region where the various predictive studies suggest that environmental changes will be particularly acute, in particular in the areas of socio-economic and biodiversity changes, due to global warming leading to increased water stress, agricultural intensification, rising sea levels and acidification.

Advances in biogeographic and environmental modeling make it possible to compare the spatial patterns of the functioning of the socio-ecosystem and the distribution of biodiversity, both in retrospective approaches (weight of climatic and human impacts of the past, the importance of refuge zones) and predictive.

All this research is integrated in a context of interaction with social and political actors, at national and international level. The transition to a more sustainable ecological resource use, both short and long term, will require the recognized scientific expertise of the members of this team.

Team members

Team leaders : E. Gandouin, A. Leriche

Permanent staff

ALBERT Cécile (CR CNRS, HDR)
ANDRIEU Valérie (MC AMU, HDR)
BELKACEM DOUME Dahvya (TCE CNRS)
BONDEAU Alberte (CR CNRS)
BRISSET Elodie (CR CNRS)
CHARRAT Eliane (TCE AMU)
CRAMER Wolfgang (DR CNRS, HDR)
DJAMALI Morteza (CR CNRS)
GANDOUIN Emmanuel (MC AMU, HDR)
GUIBAL Frédéric (CR CNRS)
GUITER Frédéric (MC AMU)
JUIN Marianick (AI CNRS)
LERICHE Agathe (MC AMU)
LEYDET Michelle (ASI AMU)
LEYS Bérangère (CR CNRS)
MAGNIN Frédéric (CR CNRS)
MEDAIL Frédéric (PR AMU, HDR)
MIRAMONT Cécile (MC AMU)
PONEL Philippe (DR CNRS, HDR)
TALON Brigitte (MC AMU, HDR)
XUEREF-REMY Irène (PR AMU, HDR)

Postdoctoral staff / ATER

  • BOUREL Benjamin (2021-2022). ATER, Aix-Marseille University.

PhD students

  • ARGOTE DELUQUE Karolina (2021-2024). Réponse des communautés de microarthropodes à la fragmentation de l’habitat : de l’expérimentation de contrôle à l’application in situ. Co-direction : C. Albert (CNRS-IMBE), Mathieu Santonja (AMU-IMBE), Benoit Geslin (AMU-IMBE). Bourse d’excellence du gouvernement colombien – COLFUTURO.
  • BADEAU Justin (2021-2024). Chroniques et analyses spatiales des feux de forêt de pin laricio en Corse : interactions avec le climat et les pratiques sylvopastorales dans une perspective de gestion durable. Co-direction : F. Guibal (CNRS-IMBE), C. Carcaillet (LEHNA), P. Fulé (North. Arizona Univ). ENDEMYS.
  • CARTEREAU Manuel (2019-2022). Extinction or persistence of warm drylands tree species face to global change ? Biogeographic modelling approach and conservation genomics applied to dragon trees. Co-direction : F. Médail (AMU-IMBE), A. Baumel (AMU-IMBE) et A. Leriche (AMU-IMBE). Bourse doctorale ED 251 (Aix-Marseille Université).
  • FINOCCHIARO Marie (2020-2023). Conservation de la flore face au réchauffement climatique : caractériser, cartographier et évaluer le rôle des microrefuges en région Sud-PACA. Codirection : F. MEDAIL (AMU-IMBE), E. MEINERI (AMU-IMBE). Bourse région PACA.
  • GAMBA Emma (2020-2023). Dynamique forestière et activités humaines dans les Préalpes du sud. Approche interdisciplinaire et diachronique sur la longue durée des interactions entre l’Homme et la forêt sur le long terme. Co-direction : B. Talon (AMU-IMBE), D. Isoardi (CNRS-CCJ). Bourse doctorale ED 251 (Aix-Marseille Université).
  • HAMONIC François ((2019-2022). Algorithmes pour la conservation et la restauration des habitats et paysages écologiques. Co-direction : Y. VAXÈS (AMU-LIS), B. COUËTOUX (AMU-LIS), C. ALBERT (AMU-IMBE). Bourse Région PACA.
  • LELANDAIS Ludovic (2019-2022). Etude de bilan du CO2 atmosphérique en région SUD-PACA : vérification des émissions fossiles et des puits naturels de CO2 dans le secteur géographique de la métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence. Co-direction : I. XUEREF REMY (AMU-CNAP-IMBE), S. SAUVAGE (IMT LILLE). Bourse Région PACA.
  • NGUYEN Van Binh (2021-2024). Effet environnemental des gros impacts générateurs de champ de tectite au Quaternaire et méga-feux associés. Co-direction : P. Rochette (AMU-CEREGE), V. Andrieu (AMU-IMBE). Chercheur invité, Ecole de Géologie et des Mines d’Hanoï (Vietnam), Bourse Gouvernementale Vietnam.
  • RIANDET Aurélie (2019-2022). Variabilité de la hauteur de la couche limite atmosphérique et son lien avec l’îlot de chaleur urbain dans la métropole Aix-Marseille et caractérisation des sources de CO2 autour de l’étang de Berre Direction : Irène XUEREF-REMY (AMU-CNAP-IMBE). Financement ANR projet AMm-COoL.
  • SHEISHA Hader (2019-2022). Giza pyramids’ ports evolution since ca. 4600 BP : environmental and anthropogenic impacts. Co-Direction : C. Morhange (AMU-CEREGE), M. DJAMALI (CNRS-IMBE). Bourse inter-écoles doctorales ED251/ED355 (Aix-Marseille Université), Institut Arkaïa.

Former members

  • AUBERT Cyril (PhD student, dir. GANDOUIN E., 2019)
  • BILOVARU Alexandra (PhD student, dir. ANDRIEU-PONEL V., 2019)
  • BLAISE Chloé (PhD student, dir. PONEL P., BLIGHT O., 2021).
  • BRASCHI Julie (PhD student, dir. PONEL P., BUISSON E., 2021)
  • CASAZZA Gabriele (Postdoctoral researcher, dir. MÉDAIL F., 2018-2019)
  • CILLEROS Kevin (Postdoctoral researcher, dir. LERICHE A., 2019)
  • FERREIRA-DOMINGUEZ Alba (PhD student, dir. GUIBAL F., 2019)
  • FUSCO Johanna (Postdoctoral researcher, dir. BONDEAU A., 2018-2019)
  • HERVÉ Mathilde (PhD, dir. ALBERT CH, 2018 ; Postdoctoral researcher, dir. ALBERT CH, 2019)
  • MAGNE Gwenael (PhD student, dir. GANDOUIN E., 2019)
  • NATHAN J. Brian (Postdoctoral researcher, dir. XUEREF-RÉMY I., 2017- 2019)
  • POHER Yoan (PhD student, dir. PONEL P., MEDAIL F., GUITER F., 2017) - Postdoctoral researcher (dir. CRAMER W., 2019)
  • POURKERMAN Madjid (PhD student, dir. DJAMALI M., 2019)
  • RASHIDIAN Elnaz (Postdoctoral researcher, dir. DJAMALI M., 2020)
  • SHINDO Lisa (Postdoctoral researcher, dir. GUIBAL F., 2019)

Publications

The publications of the team PPM are available in Open Access in the HAL database

2021

46 résultats
Article dans une revue
Frédéric Magnin, Stéphane Bonnet, Carine Cenzon-Salvayre
Land snail fauna and Holocene environmental changes in Mediterranean France: A digest from three representative sedimentary sequences
Quaternary Science Reviews, Elsevier, 2021, 276, pp.107303. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107303⟩
Article dans une revue
Charles F. Boudouresque, Alain Barcelo, A. Blanfuné, Thomas Changeux, Gilles Martin, Frédéric Médail, Michèle Perret-Boudouresque, Philippe Ponel, Sandrine Ruitton, Isabelle Taupier-Letage, Thierry Thibaut
Biodiversity Management in a Mediterranean National Park: The Long, Winding Path from a Species-Centred to an Ecosystem-Centred Approach
Diversity, MDPI, 2021, 13 (594), ⟨10.3390/d13110594⟩
Article dans une revue
Philippe Ponel, Marion Fouchard, Jean-Pierre Hébrard
Contribution à la connaissance des lépidoptères et coléoptères crépusculaires et nocturnes de l'île de Port-Cros (archipel des Îles d'Hyères, Var, France)
Scientific Reports of the Port-Cros National Park, Parc National de Port-Cros, 2021, 35, pp.383-410
Article dans une revue
Vincent Robin, Stefan Dreibrodt, Brigitte Talon
The Mediterranean Old-Growth Forests: Anomalies or Relicts? The Contribution of Soil Charcoal Analysis
Forests, MDPI, 2021, 12 (11), pp.1541. ⟨10.3390/f12111541⟩
Article dans une revue
Thomas Barnouin, Axel Bourdonné, Sébastien Étienne, Julien Madary, Lilian Micas, Fabien Soldati, Cyrille van Meer, Christian Perez, Philippe Ponel
Sur quelques Coléoptères saproxyliques remarquables ou nouveaux pour la France métropolitaine
L'Entomologiste, Société entomologique de France, 2021, 77 (5), pp.303-318
Article dans une revue
Morteza Djamali, Manuela Capano, Alireza Askari‐chaverdi, Nicolas Faucherre, Frédéric Guibal, Alastair Northedge, Elnaz Rashidian, Thibaut Tuna, Edouard Bard
An absolute radiocarbon chronology for the World Heritage site of Sarvestan (SW Iran); a late Sasanian heritage in early Islamic era
Archaeometry, Wiley, 2021, ⟨10.1111/arcm.12716⟩
Article dans une revue
Sara Saeidi Ghavi Andam, Morteza Djamali, Oliver Nelle, Abdolmajid Naderi Beni, Mohamad Haghighifard, Elodie Brisset, Peter Poschlod
Vegetation history of the Maharlou Lake basin (SW Iran) with special reference to the Achaemenid period (550–330 bc)
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Springer Verlag, 2021, 30 (5), pp.595-610. ⟨10.1007/s00334-020-00810-1⟩
Article dans une revue
Emilie Ladent, Agathe Leriche, Bastien Thomas, Alexandre Millon
Weak evidence of spatial segregation between the vulnerable southern water vole ( Arvicola sapidus ) and the two main invasive mammals of European freshwater ecosystems
Ecoscience, Ecoscience, 2021, pp.1-12. ⟨10.1080/11956860.2021.1935583⟩
Article dans une revue
Morteza Djamali, Elnaz Rashidian, Alireza Askari‐chaverdi, Cyril Aubert, Elodie Brisset, François Demory, Nicolas Faucherre, Emmanuel Gandouin, Hamid Lahijani, Nick Marriner, Abdolmajid Naderi‐beni, Andrew Parnell
Early Sasanian landscape modification: New geoarchaeological evidence from the Ardashir Pond in southwest Iran (Palace of Ardashir, third century CE)
Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, Wiley, 2021, 36 (6), pp.925-942. ⟨10.1002/gea.21880⟩
Article dans une revue
Rosalia Gallotti, Giovanni Muttoni, David Lefèvre, Jean-Philippe Degeai, Denis Geraads, Andrea Zerboni, Valérie Andrieu-Ponel, Matteo Maron, Serena Perini, Mohssine El Graoui, Séverine Sanz-Laliberté, Camille Daujeard, Paul Fernandes, Mathieu Rué, Lionel Magoga, Abderrahim Mohib, Jean-Paul Raynal
First high resolution chronostratigraphy for the early North African Acheulean at Casablanca (Morocco)
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 11 (1), pp.15340. ⟨10.1038/s41598-021-94695-3⟩
Article dans une revue
Jinghui Lian, François-Marie Bréon, Grégoire Broquet, Thomas Lauvaux, Bo Zheng, Michel Ramonet, Irène Xueref-Remy, Simone Kotthaus, Martial Haeffelin, Philippe Ciais
Sensitivity to the sources of uncertainties in the modeling of atmospheric CO2 concentration within and in the vicinity of Paris
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, European Geosciences Union, 2021, 21 (13), pp.10707-10726. ⟨10.5194/acp-21-10707-2021⟩
Article dans une revue
Philippe Ponel, Eric Gabiot
Ochthebius deletus Rey, 1885 et Ennochrus segmentinotatus (Kuwert, 1888) aux Maris des Estagnets (commune d'Hyères, Var) [Coleoptera]
Annales de la Société des Sciences Naturelles et d'Archéologie de Toulon et du Var, 2021, 73 (2), pp.57-61
Article dans une revue
Eric Gabiot, Philippe Ponel
Nouvelles données de Systropha curvicornis (Scopoli, 1770) dans le Var (Hymenoptera, Halictidae)
Annales de la Société des Sciences Naturelles et d'Archéologie de Toulon et du Var, 2021, 73 (2), pp.51-56
Article dans une revue
Nicolas Bernigaud, Alberte Bondeau, Joel Guiot
Understanding the development of viticulture in Roman Gaul during and after the Roman climate optimum: The contribution of spatial analysis and agro-ecosystem modeling
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Elsevier, 2021, 38, pp.103099. ⟨10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103099⟩
Article dans une revue
Pierre Pech, Mahé Ajinca, Sylvain Abdulhak, Eric Hustache, Laurent Simon, Brigitte Talon
The Geoecological Evaluation of the Heritage Interest of Polygonal Soils Inherited in Alpine Mountains. The Example of the Col du Noyer (Massif du Dévoluy, Hautes Alpes, France)
Revue de Géographie Alpine / Journal of Alpine Research, Association pour la diffusion de la recherche alpine, 2021, 109 (4), pp.1-23. ⟨10.4000/rga.8780⟩
Article dans une revue
Sandy P. Harrison, Wolfgang Cramer, Oskar Franklin, Iain Colin Prentice, Han Wang, Åke Brännström, Hugo De Boer, Ulf Dieckmann, Jaideep Joshi, Trevor F. Keenan, Aliénor Lavergne, Stefano Manzoni, Giulia Mengoli, Catherine Morfopoulos, Josep Peñuelas, Stephan Pietsch, Karin T. Rebel, Youngryel Ryu, Nicholas G. Smith, Benjamin D. Stocker, Ian J. Wright
Eco‐evolutionary optimality as a means to improve vegetation and land‐surface models
New Phytologist, Wiley, 2021, 231 (6), pp.2125-2141. ⟨10.1111/nph.17558⟩
Article dans une revue
Morteza Djamali, José Gabriel Segarra-Moragues
Palaeoecology and conservation of endangered hidden species; example of the liverwort Riella (Riellaceae)
Biodiversity and Conservation, Springer Verlag, 2021, ⟨10.1007/s10531-021-02218-3⟩
Article dans une revue
Cécile H Albert, Cédric Cabrera, Elsa Marty, Lucile Verdier
Characterisation of bird and bat communities in the urban parks of Aix-en-Provence
Ecologia mediterranea, Faculté des sciences et techniques de St Jérôme, Institut méditerranéen d'écologie et de paléoécologie, 2021, 47 (1), pp.17-33
Article dans une revue
Frédéric Médail, Katia Diadema, Marine Pouget, Alex Baumel
Identification of plant micro-reserves using conservation units and population vulnerability: The case of an endangered endemic Snowflake (Acis nicaeensis) in the Mediterranean Basin hotspot
Journal for Nature Conservation, Elsevier, 2021, 61, pp.125980. ⟨10.1016/j.jnc.2021.125980⟩
Article dans une revue
Jean-Baptiste Rigot, Sébastien Gondet, Marie-Laure Chambrade, Morteza Djamali, Kourosh Mohammadkhani, Edit Thamó-Bozsó
Pulvar River changes in the Pasargadae plain (Fars, Iran) during the Holocene and the consequences for water management in the first millennium BCE
Quaternary International, Elsevier, 2021, ⟨10.1016/j.quaint.2021.05.012⟩
Article dans une revue
Luis Lassaletta, Alberto Sanz-Cobena, Eduardo Aguilera, Miguel Quemada, Gilles Billen, Alberte Bondeau, Maria Luz Cayuela, Wolfgang Cramer, Joris P.C. Eekhout, Josette Garnier, Bruna Grizzetti, Diego S. Intrigliolo, Margarita Ruiz Ramos, Estela Romero, Antonio Vallejo, Benjamín S. Gimeno
Nitrogen dynamics in cropping systems under Mediterranean climate: a systemic analysis
Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing, 2021, 16 (7), pp.73002. ⟨10.1088/1748-9326/ac002c⟩
Article dans une revue
Khadijeh Alinezhad, Elias Ramezani, Morteza Djamali, Arash Sharifi, Alireza Naqinezhad, Cyril Aubert, Emmanuel Gandouin, Ali Pourmand
Lake Neor reveals how mountain vegetation responded to 7000 years of hydroclimate variability in northwestern Iran
Journal of Quaternary Science, Wiley, 2021, 36 (4), pp.598-610. ⟨10.1002/jqs.3310⟩
Article dans une revue
Chloé Blaise, Christophe Mazzia, Armin Bischoff, Alexandre Millon, Philippe Ponel, Olivier Blight
The key role of inter-row vegetation and ants on predation in Mediterranean organic vineyards
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2021, 311, pp.107327. ⟨10.1016/j.agee.2021.107327⟩
Article dans une revue
Valérie Andrieu-Ponel, Pierre Rochette, François Demory, Hülya Alçiçek, Nicolas Boulbes, D.L. Bourles, Cahit Helvaci, Anne‑elisabeth Lebatard, Serdar Mayda, Henri Michaud, Anne‑marie Moigne, Sébastien Nomade, Mireille M. Perrin, Philippe Ponel, Claire Rambeau, Amélie Vialet, Belinda Gambin, Mehmet Cihat Alçiçek
Continuous presence of proto-cereals in Anatolia since 2.3 Ma, and their possible co-evolution with large herbivores and hominins
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 11 (1), pp.8914. ⟨10.1038/s41598-021-86423-8⟩
Article dans une revue
Frédéric Médail
Plant Biogeography and Vegetation Patterns of the Mediterranean Islands
Botanical Review, Springer Verlag, 2021, ⟨10.1007/s12229-021-09245-3⟩
Article dans une revue
Majid Pourkerman, Nick Marriner, Christophe Morhange, Morteza Djamali, Hamid Lahijani, Sedighe Amjadi, Matteo Vacchi, Mohammad Jelodar, Giorgio Spada, Hossein Tofighian, Abdolmajid Beni
Late Holocene relative sea‐level fluctuations and crustal mobility at Bataneh (Najirum) archaeological site, Persian Gulf, Iran
Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, Wiley, 2021, 36 (5), pp.740-754. ⟨10.1002/gea.21860⟩
Article dans une revue
Philippe Ponel, Christian Perez
Encore un Corylophidae nouveau pour la faune de France : Clypastraea orientalis (Reitter, 1877) dans le massif des Maures (Coleoptera Corylophidae)
L'Entomologiste, Société entomologique de France, 2021, 77 (2), pp.77-81
Article dans une revue
Anne-Christine Monnet, Kévin Cilleros, Frédéric Médail, Marwan Cheikh Albassatneh, Juan Arroyo, Gianluigi Bacchetta, Francesca Bagnoli, Zoltán Barina, Manuel Cartereau, Nicolas Casajus, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Gianniantonio Domina, Aggeliki Doxa, Marcial Escudero, Bruno Fady, Arndt Hampe, Vlado Matevski, Stephen Misfud, Toni Nikolic, Daniel Pavon, Anne Roig, Estefania Santos Barea, Ilaria Spanu, Arne Strid, Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin, Agathe Leriche
WOODIV, a database of occurrences, functional traits, and phylogenetic data for all Euro-Mediterranean trees
Scientific Data , Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 8 (89), pp.1-11. ⟨10.1038/s41597-021-00873-3⟩
Article dans une revue
Julie Braschi, Aurélie Torres, Sylvain Fadda, Elise Buisson, Philippe Ponel
Beetle assemblage dynamics after invasive ice plant (Carpobrotus) removal on a small Mediterranean island
Restoration Ecology, Wiley, 2021, 29 (5), pp.e13387. ⟨10.1111/rec.13387⟩
Article dans une revue
Johanna Fusco, Emily Walker, Julien Papaïx, Marta Debolini, Alberte Bondeau, Jean-Yves Barnagaud
Land Use Changes Threaten Bird Taxonomic and Functional Diversity Across the Mediterranean Basin: A Spatial Analysis to Prioritize Monitoring for Conservation
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers Media S.A, 2021, 9, ⟨10.3389/fevo.2021.612356⟩