Our new paper on “Floristic evidence for alternative biome states in tropical Africa” is now published in PNAS! Using tree species lists from 753 sites in forest and savanna, and paleo-ecological data from central Africa, we provided evidence that forest and savanna represent alternative biome states in floristic composition. Adeline Fayolle and I both analyzed the […]
In July 2019, a paper published in Science claimed that global tree planting could capture 205 gigatons of carbon, or one-third of the carbon dioxide emitted since the industrial revolution. These numbers were so large that headlines around the world declared tree planting to be the best solution to climate change. In a technical comment published […]
A special issue of Fire (ISSN 2571-6255) http://mdpi.com/journal/fire/special_issues/paleofire Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019 Dear Colleagues, Human–fire interactions have, in many parts of the world, a long-lasting and pervasive influence on natural ecosystems. The naturalness of those ecosystems is thus questioned until evidence of human action on fire regimes have been unequivocally proven by […]
Great paper just published by Andy Hennebelle et al. in Forest Ecology and Management: Using paleoecology to improve reference conditions for ecosystem-based management in western spruce-moss subdomain of Québec.
Our reply to Garcin et al. 2018 (Early anthropogenic impact on Western Central African rainforests 2,600 y ago) was just published, check it out: Paleoclimatic changes are the most probable causes of the rainforest crises 2,600 y ago in Central Africa.
Here is a piece in The Conversation about our new paper recently published in Nature Ecology & Evolution regarding updated deforestation rates in Africa since 1900: Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously through.
Our new Perspective is now published in the first issue of Fire! This paper is a product of the last GPWG2 workshop held in Montréal last October, and organized by Olivier Blarquez with the financial support of PAGES and UdeM. Thanks to all the workshop participants for the awesome discussions!