Laboratoire International Associé (France-Canada)
Forêts MONTAgnardes et BORéales
Chrono-écologie et aménagement écosystémique durable

Christopher Carcaillet

Professor | in French: Directeur d'Etudes

at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE)

Contact informations

Mail: Institut de Botanique, 163 rue Broussonet, F-34090 Montpellier, France
E-mail: christopher [dot] carcaillet [ at ] ephe [dot] sorbonne [dot] fr

Research interests

Curriculum vitae



Research interests

I am working on the influence of climate and social processes, which alter the pattern of plant communities or ecosystems in space and time. My main research focuses on the chronoecology of fire in relation to climatic changes and plant diversity dynamics in boreal, mountain and Mediterranean areas, testing the function of disturbances on biodiversity pattern and exploring the role of global changes on perturbation regimes. Since few years, I am also studying the interactions between snow avalanches or insect diseases within the socio-ecological systems.

Curriculum vitae


• Habilitation Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, in ecology (2001), University Paul Sabatier (U. Toulouse 3), France

• Ph.D. Doctorat d'Université, in ecology (1996), University Aix-Marseille 3, France

• Master of Sciences | D.E.A., in ecology of mountain and arid ecosystems (1993), University Aix-Marseille 3, France

• Master of technology | Maîtrise ès Sciences et Techniques, in land management (1992), University of Rennes 1, France

• Bachelor of Sciences | D.E.U.G., in Biology and biochemistry (1988), University of Rennes 1, France

• Technical degree in agricultural sciences | Baccalauréat en Sciences agronomiques (1985), Le Nivot technical college in agriculture, Brittany, France

Faculty and academic positions

• since 2001 | Directeur d'Etudes (Professor) at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, college of life and earth sciences, Paris, France

• 2011-2014 | Associated professor, Department of biology, University of Québec at Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

• 1999-2001 | Research scientist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umå, Sweden

• 1997-1999 | Post-doct. fellow, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

• 1993-1996 | Ph.D. student, University of Aix-Marseille 3, Marseille, France

• 1988-1990 | Research assistant, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France

Laboratories and research centers

• since 2011 | Joint French-Canadian laboratory MONTABOR

• 2001-2013 | Centre for Bio-Archeology and Ecologie, CNRS/EPHE/University Montpellier 2), Montpellier, France

• 1999-2001 | Department of Forest Vegetation Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden

• 1997-1999 | Department of Geography, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

• 1993-1996 | Mediterranean Institut for Ecologie and Paleoecology, (CNRS/University of Aix-Marseille 3), France

• 1988-1990 | Botany laboratory, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France

Editorial responsabilities

Associated Editor for:

# Canadian Journal of Forest Research

# Ecoscience

# Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, section Paleoecology NEW! since 2013

# PLoS ONE NEW! since 2014


Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) (EPHE)
Master in biology, health, ecology, speciality in environment and biodiversity management environnement et gestion de la biodiversité

# UE Basics in ecology Fondamentaux d'écologie | first year | course teached at Paris or Montpellier

# UE Applied forest ecology Ecologie forestière pratique | first or second year | course teached in mountain at Aussois (Savoie, France)

# UE Disturbances and ecological dynamics Perturbations et dynamiques écologiques | second year | course teached at Montpellier

# UE Mountain land management Aménagement des territoires de montagne | second year | course teached in mountain at Aussois (Savoie, France)


Prof. Christopher Carcaillet's publications are also listed at:

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Articles in peer reviewed journals

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96 - Fortuny X, Chauchard S, Carcaillet C (accepted, corrections) Confounding legacies of land-uses and land-form pattern on the regional vegetation structure and diversity of Mediterranean mountain forests.

2014/In press

95 - Battipaglia G, De Micco V, Fournier T, Aronne G, Carcaillet C (2014) Isotopic, and anatomical signals for interpreting fire-related responses in Pinus halepensis. Trees - Structure and Function, 28, 1095-1104, DOI 10.1007/s00468-014-1020-3

94 - Battipaglia G, Büntgen U, McCloskey S, Blarquez O, Denis N, Paradis L, Brossier B, Fournier T, Carcaillet C (2014) Long-term effects of climate and land-use change on larch budmoth outbreaks in the French Alps. Climate Research, 62, 1-14 doi: 10.3354/cr01251

93 - Fortuny X, Carcaillet C, Chauchard S (2014) Land use legacies and site variables control the understorey plant communities in Mediterranean broadleaved forests. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 189, 53–59,

92 - Leys B, Carcaillet C, Blarquez O, Lami A, Musazzi S, Trevisan R (2014). Resistance of mixed subalpine forest to fire frequency changes: the ecological function of dwarf pine (Pinus mugo ssp. mugo). Quaternary Science Reviews 90, 60-68, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.02.023

91 - Blarquez O *, Carcaillet C *, Frejaville T, Bergeron Y (2014) Disentangling the trajectories of alpha, beta and gamma plant diversity of North American boreal ecoregions since 15,500 years. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2:6, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00006 (* co-first author)

90 - Naydenov KD, Alexandrov A, Matevski V, Vasilevski K, Naydenov MK, Gyuleva V, Carcaillet C, Wahid N, Kamary S (in press) Range-wide genetic structure of maritime pine predates the last glacial maximum: evidence from nuclear DNA. Hereditas 151, 1-13, DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5223.2013.00027.x

89 - Bélanger N*, Carcaillet C*, Padbury GA, Harvey-Schafer AN, Van Rees KJC (2014) Periglacial fires and trees in a continental setting of central Canada, Upper Pleistocene. Geobiology 12, 109-118, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12076 (* co-first author)

88 - Leys B, Finsinger W, Carcaillet C (2014) Historical range of fire frequency is not the Achilles’ heel of the Corsican black pine ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 102, 381–395 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12207


87 – Aleman JC, Blarquez O, Bentaleb I, Bonté P, Brossier B, Carcaillet C, Gond V, Gourlet-Fleury S, Kpolita A, Lefèvre I, Oslisly R, Power MJ, Yongo O, Bremond L, Favier C (2013) Tracking land-uses with sedimentary charcoals in Afrotropics. The Holocene 23, 1853-1862, doi:10.1177/0959683613508159

86 - Frejaville T, Curt T, Carcaillet C (2013) Bark flammability as a fire-response trait for subalpine trees. Frontiers in Plants Science 4:466. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00466

85 – Aleman JC, Saint-Jean A, Leys B, Carcaillet C, Favier C, Bremond L (2013) Estimating phytolith influx in lake sediments. Quaternary Research 80, 341-347

84 - Fournier T, Battipaglia G, Brossier B, Carcaillet C (2013) Fire-scars and polymodal age- structure provide evidence of fire-events in an Aleppo pine population in southern France. Dendrochronologia 31, 159-164

83 – Naisse C, Alexis M, Plante A, Wiedner K, Glaser B, Pozzi A, Carcaillet C, Criscuoli I, Rumpel C (2013) Can biochar and hydrochar stability be assessed with chemical methods? Organic Geochemistry 60, 40-44,

82 – Blarquez O, Girardin MP, Leys B, Ali AA, Aleman JC, Bergeron Y, Carcaillet C (2013) Paleofire reconstruction based on an ensemble-member strategy applied to sedimentary charcoal. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 2667-2672, doi:10.1002/grl.50504

81 – Girardin MP, Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Blarquez O, Hély C, Terrier A, Genries A, Bergeron Y (2013) Vegetation limits the impact of a warm climate on boreal wildfires. New Phytologist 199, 1001-1011, doi: 10.1111/nph.12322 and the supplementary informations

80 – Blarquez O, Finsinger W, Carcaillet C (2013) Assessing paleo-biodiversity using low proxy influx. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65852, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065852

79 – Leys B, Carcaillet C, Dezileau L, Ali AA, Bradshaw RHW (2013) A comparison of charcoal measurements for reconstruction of Mediterranean paleo-fire frequency in the mountains of Corsica. Quaternary Research 79, 337-349

78 – Oris F, Lamentowicz M, Genries A, Mourier B, Blarquez O, Ali AA, Bremond L, Carcaillet C (2013) Holocene changes in climate and land use drove shifts in the diversity of testate amoebae in a subalpine pond. Journal of Paleolimnology 49, 633-646, DOI: 10.1007/s10933-013-9680-3

77 – Frejaville T, Carcaillet C, Curt T (2013) Calibration of charcoal production from trees biomass for soil charcoal analyses in subalpine ecosystems. Quaternary International 289, 16-23, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.02.043

76 – Girardin MP, Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Gauthier S, Hély C, Le Goff H, Terrier A, Bergeron Y (2013) Fire in managed forests of eastern Canada: risks and options. Forest Ecology and Management 294, 238-249,

75 - Power MJ, Mayle FE, Bartlein PJ, Marlon JR, Anderson RS, Behling H, Brown KJ, Carcaillet C, Colombaroli D, Gavin DG, Hallett DJ, Horn SP, Kennedy LM, Lane C, Long C, Moreno PI, Paitre C, Robinson G, Taylor Z, Walsh M (2013) Climatic control of the biomass-burning decline in the Americas after AD 1500. The Holocene 23(1), 3-13, DOI: 10.1177/0959683612450196

74 - Chauchard S, Guibal F, Carcaillet C (2013) Land-use legacies: multi-centuries years-old management control between-stands variability at the landscape-scale in Mediterranean mountain forests, France. Journal of Forest Science 59(1), 1-7


73 – Fournier T, Brossier B, Gauthier O, Carcaillet C, (2012) Post-fire dynamics and spatial heterogeneity of woody debris associated with Pinus halepensis in an oak-pine Mediterranean ecosystem. Ecoscience 19(4), 356-363, DOI : 10.2980/19-4-3502

72 - Daniau AL, Bartlein PJ, Harrison SP, Prentice IC, Brewer S, Friedlingstein P, Harrison-Prentice TI, Inoue J, Izumi K, Marlon JR, Mooney S, Power MJ, Stevenson J, Tinner W, Andrič M, Atanassova J, Behling H, Black M, Blarquez O, Brown KJ, Carcaillet C, Colhoun EA, Colombaroli D, Davis BAS, D’Costa D, Dodson J, Dupont L, Eshetu Z, Gavin DG, Genries A, Haberle S, Hallett DJ, Horn SP, Hope G, Kassa TG, Katamura F, Kennedy LM., Kershaw P, Krivonogov S, Long C, Magri D, Marinova E, McKenzie GM, Moreno PI, Moss P, Neumann FH, Norström E, Paitre C, Rius D, Roberts N, Robinson GS, Sasaki N, Scott L, Takahara H, Terwilliger V, Thevenon F, Turner RB, Valsecchi VG, Vannière B, Walsh M, Williams N, Zhang Y (2012). Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26, GB4007, doi:10.1029/2011GB004249

71 – Carcaillet C, Hörnberg G, Zackrisson O (2012) Woody vegetation, fuel and fire track the melting of the Scandinavian ice-sheet before 9500 cal yr BP. Quaternary Research 78, 540-548

70 – Genries A, Finsinger W, Asnong H, Bergeron Y, Carcaillet C, Garneau M, Hély C, Ali AA (2012) Local versus regional processes: can soil characteristics overcome climate and fire regimes by modifying vegetation trajectories? Journal of Quaternary Science 27(7) 745-756 http://DOI:10.1002/jqs.2560

69 – Blarquez O, Carcaillet C, Elzein TM, Roiron P (2012) Needle accumulation rate model-based reconstruction of palaeo-tree biomass in the western subalpine Alps. The Holocene 22(5), 579-587, DOI: 10.1177/0959683611427333

68 – Fauvart N, Ali AA, Terral JF, Roiron P, Blarquez O, Carcaillet C (2012) Holocene upper tree-limits of Pinus section sylvestris in the Western Alps as evidenced from travertine archives. Review of Palynology and Paleobotany 169, 96-102, http://doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2011.10.003


67 - Elzein TM, Blarquez O, Gauthier O, Carcaillet C (2011) Allometric equations for biomass assessment of subalpine dwarf shrubs. Alpine Botany 121, 129-134, DOI: 10.1007/s00035-011-0095-3


66 – Mahaney WC, Tricart P, Barendregt RW, Carcaillet C, Rabufetti D, Kalm V (2010) Debris flow burial of ancient wall system in the Upper Po River valley. Geology Today 26(6), 209-215, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2010.00768.x

65 - Blarquez O, Carcaillet C (2010) Fire, fuel composition and resilience threshold in subalpine ecosystem. PLoS ONE 5(8), e012480 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012480

64 - Mahaney WC, Tricart P, Carcaillet C, Blarquez O, Ali AA, Kapran B, Argant J, Barendregt RW (2010) Hannibal’s invasion route: an age-old question revisited within a geoarchaeological and palaeobotanical context. Archaeometry 52(6), 1096-1109, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2010.00526.x

63 - Blarquez O, Bremond L, Carcaillet C (2010) Holocene fires and a herb-dominated understorey track wetter climates in subalpine forests. Journal of Ecology 98, 1358-1368, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01721.x

62 – Bergeron Y, Cyr D, Girardin MP, Carcaillet C (2010) Will climate change drive 21st century burn rates in Canadian boreal forest outside of its natural variability: collating global climate model experiments with sedimentary charcoal data. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(8), 1127-1139, DOI: 10.1071/WF09092

61 – Carcaillet C, Richard PJH, Bergeron Y, Fréchette B, Ali AA (2010) Resilience of the boreal forest in response to Holocene fire-frequency changes assessed by pollen diversity and population dynamics. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(8), 1026-1039. DOI: 10.1071/WF09097

60 – Bremond L, Carcaillet C, Favier C, Ali AA, Paitre C, Bégin Y, Bergeron Y, Richard PJH (2010) Effects of vegetation zone and climatic changes on fire-induced atmospheric carbon emissions: a model based on paleodata. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(8), 1015-1025, DOI: 10.1071/WF09096

59 – Hély C, Girardin MP, Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Brewer S, Bergeron Y (2010) Eastern boreal North American wildfire risk of the past 7000 years: a model-data comparison. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L14709, doi:10.1029/2010GL043706 and the supplementary informations

58 - Mourier B, Poulenard J, Carcaillet C, Williamson D (2010) Soil evolution and subalpine ecosystem changes in the French Alps inferred from geochemical analysis of lacustrine sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology 44, 571-587, DOI 10.1007/s10933-010-9438-0

57 – Chauchard S, Beihle F, Denis N, Carcaillet C (2010) An increase in the upper tree-limit of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in the Alps since the mid-20th century: a land-use change phenomenon. Forest Ecology and Management 259, 1406-1415, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.01.009.

56 - Blarquez O, Carcaillet C, Mourier B, Bremond L, Radakovitch O (2010) Trees in the subalpine belt since 11 700 cal. BP: origin, expansion and alteration of the modern forest. The Holocene, 20, 139-146 doi.10.1177/0959683610348857

55 - Mahaney WC, Kapran B, Kalm V, Tricart P, Carcaillet C, Blarquez O, Milner MW, Barendregt RW, Somelar P (2010) The traversette (Italia) rockfall: geomorphological indicator of the Hannibalic invasion route. Archaeometry 52(1), 156-172, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2009.00463.x


54 - Chepstow-Lusty AJ, Frogley MR, Bauer BS, Leng MJ, Boessenkool KP, Carcaillet C, Ali AA, Gioda A (2009) Putting the rise of the Inca Empire within a climatic and land management context. Climate of the Past, 5, 375-388

53 - Ali AA, Higuera PE, Bergeron Y, Carcaillet C (2009) Comparing fire-history interpretations based on area, number and estimated volume of macroscopic charcoal in lake sediments. Quaternary Research 72, 462-468 10.1016/j.yqres.2009.07.002

52 - Genries A, Morin X, Chauchard S, Carcaillet C (2009) The function of surface fires in the dynamics and structure of a formerly grazed old subalpine forest. Journal of Ecology 97, 728-741

51 - Girardin MP, Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Mudelsee M, Drobyshev I, Hély C, Bergeron Y (2009) Heterogeneous response of circumboreal wildfire risk to climate change since the early 1900s. Global Change Biology 15, 2751-2769. 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01869.x v

50 - Marlon JR, Bartlein PJ, Walsh MK, Harrison SP, Brown KJ, Edwards ME, Higuera PE, Power MJ, Anderson RS, Briles C, Brunelle A, Carcaillet C, Daniels M, Hu FS, Lavoie M, Long C, Minckley T, Richard PJH, Scott AC, Shafer DS, Tinner W, Umbanhowar CE Jr, Whitlock C (2009) Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(8), 2519-2524. doi:10.1073/pnas.0808212106 and the supplementary informations

49 - Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Bergeron Y (2009) Long-term fire frequency variability in the eastern Canadian boreal forest: the influences of climate vs. local factors. Global Change Biology 15, 1230-1241 doi.10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01842.x

48 - Cyr D, Gauthier S, Bergeron Y, Carcaillet C (2009) Forest management is driving the eastern part of North American boreal forest outside its natural range of fire-interval variability. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(10), 519-524. doi:10.1890/080088

47 - Genries A, Muller SD, Mercier L, Bircker L, Carcaillet C (2009) Fires control spatial variability of subalpine vegetation dynamics during the Holocene in the Maurienne valley (French Alps). Ecoscience 16(1), 13-22

46 - Carcaillet C, Ali AA, Blarquez O, Genries A, Mourier B, Bremond L (2009) Spatial variability of fire history in subalpine forests: from natural to cultural regimes. Ecoscience 16(1), 1-12

45 - Motta R, Brang P, Carcaillet C (2009) Introductory remarks: natural hazards and disturbances in mountain forests. Ecoscience 16(1), iii-v

44 - Genries A, Mercier L, Lavoie M, Muller SD, Radakovitch O, Carcaillet C (2009) The effect of fire frequency on local cembra pine populations. Ecology 90(2), 476-486

43 - Carcaillet C, Fauvart N, Roiron P, Terral JF, Ali AA (2009) A new, isolated and endangered relict population of dwarf pine (Pinus mugo Turra) in the northwestern Alps. Comptes Rendus Biologies 332, 456-463


42 - Marlon JR, Bartlein PJ, Carcaillet C, Gavin DG, Harrison SP, Higuera PE, Joos F, Power MJ, Prentice IC (2008) Climate and human influences on global biomass burning over the past two millennia. Nature Geoscience 1, 697-702

41 - Mourier B, Poulenard J., Chauvel C., Faivre P., Carcaillet C. (2008) Distinguishing subalpine soil types using extractible Al and Fe fractions and REE geochemistry. Geoderma 145, 107-120. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.03.001

40 - Power MJ, Marlon JR, Ortiz N, Bartlein PJ, Harrison SP, Mayle FE, Ballouche A, Bradshaw RHW, Carcaillet C, Cordova C, Mooney S, Moreno PI, Prentice IC, Thonicke K, Tinner W, Whitlock C, Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Ali AA, Anderson RS, Beer R, Behling H, Briles C, Brown KJ, Brunelle A, Bush M, Camill P, Chu GQ, Clark J, Colombaroli D, Connor S, Daniau AL, Daniels M, Dodson J, Doughty E, Edwards ME, Finsinger W, Foster D, Frechette J, Gaillard MJ, Gavin DG, Gobet E, Haberle S, Hallett DJ, Higuera P, Hope G, Horn S, Inoue J, Kaltenreider P, Kennedy L, Kong ZC, Larsen C, Long CJ, Lynch J, Lynch EA, McGlone M, Meeks S, Mensing S, Meyer G, Minckley T, Mohr J, Nelson DM, New J, Newnham R, Noti R, Oswald W, Pierce J, Richard PJH, Rowe C, Sanchez Goñi MF, Shuman BJ, Takahara H, Toney J, Turney C, Urrego-Sanchez DH, Umbanhowar C, Vandergoes M, Vanniere B, Vescovi E, Walsh M, Wang X, Williams N, Wilmshurst J, Zhang JH (2008) Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data. Climate Dynamics, 30, 887-907. DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0334-x

39 - Ali AA, Asselin H, Larouche AC, Bergeron Y, Carcaillet C, Richard PJH (2008) Changes in fire regime explain the Holocene rise and fall of Abies balsamea in the coniferous forests of western Québec, Canada. The Holocene 18(5), 693-703

38 - Capitanio R, Carcaillet C (2008) Post-fire Mediterranean vegetation dynamics and diversity: a discussion of succession models. Forest Ecology and Management, 255, 431-439. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2007.09.010


37 - Chauchard S, Carcaillet C, Guibal F (2007) Patterns of land-use abandonment control tree-recruitment and forest dynamics in Mediterranean mountains. Ecosystems, 10, 936-948, DOI: 10.1007/s10021-007-9065-4

36 – Carcaillet C, Perroux AS, Genries A, Perrette Y (2007) Sedimentary charcoal pattern in a karstic underground lake, Vercors massif, French Alps: implications for palaeo-fire history. The Holocene, 17(6), 845-850

35 - Muller SD, Nakagawa T, de Beaulieu JL, Court-Picon M, Carcaillet C, Miramont C, Roiron P, Boutterin C, Ali AA, Bruneton H (2007) Postglacial migration of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in the south-western Alps. Journal of Biogeography, 34, 876-899

34 – Carcaillet C, Bergman I, Delorme S, Hörnberg G Zackrisson O (2007) Long-term fire frequency not linked to prehistoric occupations in northern Swedish boreal forest. Ecology 88(2), 465-477


33 - Quénéa K, Derenne S, Rumpel C, Rouzaud JN, Gustafsson O, Carcaillet C, Mariotti A, Largeau C (2006) Black carbon yields and type in forest and cultivated sandy soils (Landes de Gascogne, France) as determined with different methods: influence of change in land use. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 1185-1189

32 - Ali AA, Martinez M, Fauvart N, Roiron P, Fioraso G, Guendon JL, Terral JF, Carcaillet C (2006) Incendies et peuplements à Pinus mugo Turra dans les Alpes occidentales (Val de Suse, Italie) durant la transition Tardiglaciaire – Holocène : une zone refuge évidente. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 329, 494-501

31 - Carcaillet C, Richard PJH, Asnong H, Capece L, Bergeron Y (2006) Fire and soil erosion history in east Canadian boreal and temperate forests. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 1489-1500

30 - Chauchard S, Pille G, Carcaillet C (2006) Large herbivores control the invasive potential of nonnative Austrian black pine in a mixed deciduous Mediterranean forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 36, 1047-1053


29 - Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Talon B, Roiron P, Terral JF (2005) Pinus cembra L. (arolla pine), a common tree in the inner French Alps since the early Holocene and above the present tree line: a synthesis based on charcoal data from soils and travertines. Journal of Biogeography, 32, 1659-1669

28 – Carcaillet C, Muller SD (2005) Holocene tree-limit and distribution of Abies alba in the inner French Alps: anthropological or climatic changes? Boreas, 34(4), 468-476

27 – Figueiral I, Carcaillet C (2005) A review of Late Pleistocene and Holocene biogeography of highland Mediterranean pines (Pinus type sylvestris) in Portugal, based on charcoal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 24, 2466-2476

26 – Keech O, Carcaillet C, Nilsson MC (2005) Adsorption of allelopathic compounds by wood-derived charcoal: the role of wood porosity. Plant and Soil 272, 291-300


25 – Roiron P, Ali AA, Guendon JL, Carcaillet C, Terral JF (2004) Preuve de l’indigénat de Populus alba L. dans le bassin méditerranéen occidental. Comptes Rendus Biologies 327, 125-132


24 - Ali AA, Carcaillet C, Guendon JL, Quinif Y, Roiron P, Terral JF (2003) The early Holocene treeline in the southern French Alps: new evidence from travertine formation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 12, 411-419

23 - Hellberg E, Carcaillet C (2003) Wood anatomy of West-European Betula: quantitative descriptions and applications for routine identification in paleoecological studies. Ecoscience 10, 370-379

22 - Philibert A, Prairie YT, Carcaillet C (2003) 1200 year of fire impact on biogeochemistry as inferred from high resolution diatom analysis in a kettle lake from the Picea mariana-moss domain (Quebec, Canada). Journal of Paleolimnology 30, 167-181


21 - Carcaillet C, Almquist H, Asnong H, Bradshaw RHW, Carrión JS, Gaillard MJ, Gajewski K, Haas JN, Haberle SG, Hadorn P, Müller SD, Richard PJH, Richoz I, Rösch M, Sánchez Goñi MF, von Stedingk H, Stevenson AC, Talon B, Tardy C, Tinner W, Tryterud E, Wick L, Willis KJ (2002) Holocene biomass burning and global dynamics of the carbon cycle. Chemosphere 49, 845-863


20 - Carcaillet C (2001) Soil particles reworking evidences by AMS 14C dating of charcoal. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences Paris, Série Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes 332, 21-28

19 - Carcaillet C, Bergeron Y, Richard PJH, Fréchette B, Gauthier S, Prairie YT (2001) Change of fire frequency in the eastern Canadian boreal forests during the Holocene: does vegetation composition or climate trigger the fire regime? Journal of Ecology 89, 930-946

18 - Carcaillet C, Bouvier M, Fréchette B, Larouche AC, Richard PJH (2001) Comparison of pollen-slide and sieving methods in lacustrine charcoal analyses for local and regional fire history. The Holocene 11, 467-476

17 - Carcaillet C, Talon B (2001) Soil carbon sequestration by Holocene fires inferred from soil charcoal in the dry French Alps. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 33, 282-288

16 - Carcaillet C, Vernet JL (2001) Comments on “The full-glacial forests of central and southeastern Europe” (Willis et al., 2000). Quaternary Research 55, 385-387

15 - Flannigan M, Campbell I, Wotton M, Carcaillet C, Richard P, Bergeron Y (2001) Future fire in Canada’s boreal forest: palaeoecology results and general circulation model - regional climate model simulations. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31, 854-864

14 - Carcaillet C (2001) Are Holocene wood-charcoal fragments stratified in alpine and subalpine soils? Evidence from the European Alps based on AMS 14C dates. The Holocene 11, 231-242


13 - Carcaillet C, Brun JJ (2000) Change of landscape structure during the last 7000 years in the north-western Alps: lessons from soil charcoal. Journal of Vegetation Science 11, 705-714

12 - Carcaillet C, Richard PJH (2000) Holocene changes in seasonal precipitation highlighted by fire incidence in eastern Canada. Climate Dynamics 16, 549-559


11 - Bergeron Y, Richard PJH, Carcaillet C, Flannigan M, Gauthier S, Prairies YT (1998) Variability in fire frequency and forest composition in Canada's southeastern boreal forest: a challenge for sustainable forest management. Conservation Ecology 2(2), art.6 []

10 - Carcaillet C (1998) A spatially precise study of fires, climate and human impact within the Maurienne valley, North French Alps. Journal of Ecology 86, 384-396

9 - Carcaillet C, Talon B, Barbero M (1998) Pinus cembra et incendies au cours de l'Holocène, 300 m au-dessus de la limite actuelle des arbres dans les Alpes du nord-ouest. Écologie 29, 277-282

8 - Talon B, Carcaillet C, Thinon M (1998) Apport de la pédoanthracologie à l'étude des variations de la limite supérieure des arbres dans les Alpes françaises. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 52, 195-208


7 - Carcaillet C (1997) Évolution de la structure du paysage pendant l'Holocène dans la haute vallée de la Maurienne (Alpes du nord-ouest): présentation d’un programme de paléoécologie du paysage. Ecologia Mediterranea 23(1), 131-143

6 - Carcaillet C, Barakat HN, Panaïotis C, Loisel R (1997) Fire and late Holocene expansion of Quercus ilex and Pinus pinaster in Corsica. Journal of Vegetation Science 8, 85-94

5 - Panaïotis C, Carcaillet C, M'Hamedi M (1997) Determination of the natural mortality age of an old holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) stand in Corsica (Mediterranean island). Acta Œcologica 18, 519-530


4 - Carcaillet C, Thinon M (1996) Pedoanthracological contribution to the evolution of the upper treeline in the Maurienne Valley (North French Alps): Methodology and preliminary data. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 91, 399-416

3 - Carcaillet C, Talon B (1996) Stratigraphie et datations de charbons de bois dans les Alpes: quelques aspects taphonomiques. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 50, 233-244

2 - Carcaillet C (1995) Effets des contraintes (vents et embruns) sur la composition et la structure de la végétation des pentes drainées de l’île de la Possession (Iles Crozet, subantarctique). Canadian Journal of Botany 73, 1739-1749

1 - Carcaillet C (1993) Les plantes allochtones envahissantes de l'archipel Crozet, océan Austral. Revue d'Écologie (Terre et Vie), 48, 3-20

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