I am CNRS Researcher, at the Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie (IMBE), Doctor in Physical Geography of the University Aix-Marseille (2014, France), co-responsible of the research team PPM « Paleoenvironments and Macroecological Processes » of the laboratory IMBE, and specialist of studying sedimentary archives, especially from lakes, to explore the interactions between Human, Climate and Environments over the Holocene.
I especially look at modalities & rhythms of socio-ecosystem responses to climate perturbations, depending on the intensity and duration of perturbations, domino effects, tipping points.
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 developed my approach to case studies in the Mediterranean Alps during my MSc (2010) and PhD (2014) (co-direction between the CEREGE-CNRS and IMBE-CNRS). Then, I applied it to different contexts during my postdocs (2014-2019) in the Mediterranean (Marie Sklodowska-Curie - Individual Fellowship researcher at IPHES, in Spain), in Bolivia, Chile (researcher at ISTerre-IRD-CNRS), Kyrgyzstan and Iran (Junior Leader « La Caixa » at IPHES and IMBE-CNRS, France).
I am currently responsible of the research projects that connect interdisciplinary expertise of IMBE, IREMAM, and CEREGE, of the archive of the Past (Paleoecology, Paleohydrology, and History of the Medieval Islamic World) :
– SO-LONG (Sociétés agropastorales pré-mongoles et ressources hydriques dans le bassin de l’Amou Darya) : regard croisé des archives de la longue durée) fund by Aix-Marseille University throught the institute « SoMuM » (2021-2022) and,
– PROPULSE (AdaPtation et RésIlience des systèmes agrO-PastoraUx aux changements cLimatiques au défi deS archives de la longue-durEe), fund. AM*DEX Pépinière d’Excellence (2022-2024).
I am also responsible for the realisation of one Work Package in the multidisciplinary project - Paleoenvironments-Archaeology-Ethno-History - « HighStepLands » (2020-2023) “Holocene socio-cultural-environmental interactions along a highland altitudinal transect of the Zagros Mountains (Kohgiluyeh-e Boyer Ahmad Province, Southwestern Iran)” directed by A. Ricci (Kiel University) financ. by the DGF Priority Program "Iranian HighLand (Germany).
I have participated in 30 research projects, and have been previously the Principal Investigator (PI) of 2 projects :
– The project « SALTY » for « Water Resources SustAinabiLTY : minutes from ancient Persia » (« La Caixa » Foundation, code LCF/BQ/PR19/11700001, 2019-2022 - 305,100€), aimed to explore how the succeeding civilizations have faced with water shortages in the semi-arid plains of Iran (Brisset et al., 2019 - Journal of Paleolimnology).
– The project « MedCoRes » for Mediterranean Coastal Resources (Marie-Curie Action, 2017-2018 - 150,000€). Here I aimed to investigate how the last hunter-gatherers and first farmers have responded to rapid ecosystem changes in the context of sea-level rise (Brisset et al. 2018 - Global and Planetary Changes).
My track-record (03/2023) includes 28 articles published in international journals (ISI-WoS), 12 in first & corresponding author and, 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) ; Ecosystems (IF:4.3) ; Scientific Reports (IF:4.0) ; Global and Planetary Changes (IF:3.9) ; CATENA (IF:3.6). My papers received 548 citations (Scopus).
Amongst other activities, I have organised four symposiums in international conferences (European Association of Archaeologists in Budapest 2022 (« Facing water resources and variations in Central Asia from Prehistory to Timurid period : Disaster(s), Adaptation, Anticipation » with C. Rhoné-Quer (IREMAM, AMU), V. Kholov (Institute of History, Uzbekistan), in Kiel 2021 (« Shifting the Focus : Mountains as Central Places in (Pre-)History »), in Barcelona 2018, and in the Paleolimnology and Limnogeology Associations in Stockholm 2018.
I have disseminated my work in conferences, which has included 55 orals (including 2 invited conferences at the COP 21 in Paris) and 21 posters.
I have been awarded of 2 prizes for the quality of my research, from the International Association of Palynology and by the Groupe Français de Géomorphologie.