Marion BLACHE, PhD in paleoeocology

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Institut de Recherche sur les Forêts
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
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Tel . +33 (0)6 10 43 29 39

Academic background

    • 2022-now: PhD in paleoeocology, co-supervised by the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and University of Montpellier
    • 2019-2021: Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, specialty EcoSystemes : Functional ecology and conceptualisation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems – University of Montpellier.
    • 2016-2019: Bachelor’s degree in Science of Life, speciality BEST : Biology, Environment and Earth Sciences – University of Montpellier

Professional Experience 

January – June 2021 : 5 months paleoecology internship in ISEM (Science Evolution Institue of Montpellier, France)
Topic: Reconstruction of Holocene and Late Glacial climate in Italy from pollen data   

March – June 2020 : 3 months paleoecology internship in ISEM (Science Evolution Institue of Montpellier, France)
Topic :  Analysis of the Oligocene flora of Bois d’Asson (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France)

June 2019 : 1 month bachelor internship in Païolive association (Ardèche, France)
Topic: Behavioural study of two beaver families and changes in their territories

May – June 2018 : 1 month bachelor internship in CEFE (Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Montpellier, France)
Topic: Influence of tree diversity on soil macroinvertebrate communities

Current theme 

The objective of my thesis is to better understand the impact of surface fires on the regeneration of red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) and white pine (Pinus stronus L.) in their southern and northern limits in Quebec. This study will document fire trends, climate variations and vegetation dynamics (particularly pine forests) during the Holocene in northwestern and southern Quebec, based on sedimentary records. Ultimately, sustainable management plans will be proposed based on modelling carried out under the various IPCC scenarios

Keyword: wildfire, lake sediment, paleoclimate, vegetation dynamic, red pine, white pine.

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