Dr. Cecile Blanchet
Function and Responsibilities:
- Quaternary record of paleoenvironmental changes
- Sediments as high-resolution climate archives
- Ocean-continent linkages
- Relationships between climate, erosion, vegetation and precipitation (threshold & feedback processes)
- Climate-environment-human nexus
During my career, I have focused on high-resolution (near annual) laminated records from continental margins as archives of environmental changes, either on the continent or in the ocean. I am particularly interested in the relationships between the terrestrial and marine realms, how they influence each other and how initial forcing are either exemplified or buffered by these complex interactions.
As I focus on the late Quaternary, the role of interactions in the climate-environment-human nexus are naturally one of my main research interests. In that respect, I value co-operation with other disciplines (such as with archeologists) to build more comprehensive pictures of human-climate interactions.
I study sedimentary processes along the source-to-sink pathway: sediment generation and transportation, response of ecosystems to climatic changes, sediment deposition and post-depositional alteration through diagenesis.
- 2018-now researcher at GFZ (80%)
PI PRO-HYDRO (DFG, Dead Sea) & Reintegration project "The annual record of Nile flood events during the African Humid Period"
- 2017-2018 Assistant professor (Freie Universität Berlin) (6 months, 50%)
Period out of academia:
- 2015-2017 Project manager for the Green-Win Horizon 2020 project (Global Climate Forum Berlin) (2 years, 50%)
- 2013-2015 Family pause, Weiterbildung “Project manager Wind Energy” (Proventus)
Previous post-doctoral positions:
- 2010-2013 Post-doc fellow GEOMAR Kiel & NIOZ Texel (3 years, 80%)
- 2008-2010 Post-doc in the West-Nile Delta project (GEOMAR Kiel (Funding RWE-Dea) (1 year, 50%)
- 2006-2008 Post-doc in the graduate college EUROPROX (Universität Bremen) (2 years, 100%)
- 2002-2006 Ph-D in Geosciences, CEREGE, Université Aix-Marseille III
“Paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic changes on the NW American margin during the last glacial-interglacial cycle”
Supervision: Prof. Nicolas Thouveny & Prof. Laurence Vidal
- 2001-2002 Master in Geosciences CEREGE, Université Aix-Marseille III