Publications

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Articles in peer-reviewed journals (* Equal contribution):

1- Aleman J.C., M.A. Jarzyna, and A.C. Staver. 2017. Forest extent and deforestation in tropical Africa since 1900, Nature Ecology & Evolution. nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0406-1

2- Hawthorne D.*, Courtney-Mustaphi C.*, Aleman J.C.*, Blarquez O., Colombaroli D., Daniau A.L., Marlon J.R., Power M., Vannière B., Hanj Y., Hantson S., Kehrwald N., Magi B., Yue X., Carcaillet C., Marchant R., Ayodele O., Githumbi E., Muriuki R. 2017. Global Modern Charcoal Dataset (GMCD): a tool for exploring proxy-fire linkages and spatial patterns of biomass burning. Quaternary International. [pdf]

3- Aleman J.C., Blarquez O., Gourlet-Fleury S., Bremond L. and Favier C. 2017. Tree cover in Central Africa: determinants and sensitivity under contrasted scenarios of global change. Scientific Reports. 7, 41393; doi: 10.1038/srep41393. [pdf]

4- Aleman J.C., Blarquez O. and Staver A.C. 2016. Land-use change outweighs projected effects of changing rainfall on tree cover in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Change Biology 22 (9): 3013–3025. [pdf]

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5- Blarquez O. and Aleman J.C. 2016. Tree biomass reconstruction shows no lag in post-glacial afforestation of eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(4): 485-498. [pdf]

6- Aleman J. C., Canal-Subitani S., Favier C., Bremond L. 2014. Influence of the local environment on lacustrine sedimentary phytolith records. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 414: 273-283. [pdf]

7- Aleman J. C., O. Blarquez, I. Bentaleb, P. Bonté, B. Brossier, C. Carcaillet, V. Gond, S. Gourlet-Fleury, A. Kpolita, I. Lefèvre, R. Oslisly, M.J. Power, O. Yongo, L. Bremond and C. Favier. 2013. Tracking land-cover changes with sedimentary charcoal in the Afrotropics.  The Holocene 23: 1853-1862. [pdf]

8- Aleman J. C., Saint-Jean A., Leys B., Carcaillet C., Favier C., and Bremond L.  2013. Estimating phytolith influx in lake sediments. Quaternary Research 80: 341-347. [pdf]

9- Blarquez O., Girardin M. P., Leys B., Ali A. A., Aleman J. C., Bergeron Y. and Carcaillet C. 2013. Paleofire reconstruction based on an ensemble-member strategy applied to sedimentary charcoal. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1002/grl.50504

10- Aleman J., Leys B., Apema R., Bentaleb I., Dubois M.A., Lamba B., Lebamba J., Martin C., Ngomanda A., Truc L., Yangakola J-M., Favier C. & Bremond L. 2012. Reconstructing past savanna tree cover from pollen, phytoliths and stable carbon isotopes. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 187-197 [pdf]

11- Favier C., Aleman J., Bremond L., Dubois M.A., Freycon V., Yangakola J.M. 2012. Abrupt shifts in African savanna tree cover along a climatic gradient. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 787 – 797. [pdf]

Other publications:

12- Kehrwald N., Aleman J.C., Coughlan M., Courtney-Mustaphi C., Githumbi E., Magi B.I., Marlon J. R., Power M.J. 2016. One thousand years of fires: Integrating proxy and model data. Frontiers in Biogeography, 8 (1).

13- Gourlet-Fleury S., and all the CoForChange collaborators (including Aleman J.C.) 2014. Improve the characterization of tropical forests to improve management. Policy brief – conclusion of the CoForChange program.

14- Thomet M., Aleman J., Bazile D., Pham J-L. 2010. Impactos de la redefinición del concepto de Trafkintü sobre la diversidad de variedades de quinoa cultivadas por agricultires mapuches en cuatro comunas de la región de la Araucanía del sur de Chile.  Anales de la Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias Geograficas: 244-249.

15- Aleman J., Thomet M., Bazile D., Pham J-L. 2010. Central role of nodal farmers in seed exchanges for biodiversity dynamics : example of « Curadoras » for the Quinoa conservation in Mapuche communities in South Chile. Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food.

16- Bazile D., Thomet M., Aleman J., Pham J-L. 2010. Impactos de las redes sociales sobre los flujos de semillas. Aplicación al caso de la biodiversidad de quinoa de las comunidades Mapuches (región de la Araucanía, sur de Chile). Memoria Resúmenes del III Congreso Mundial de la Quinua, 16 al 19 de Marzo de 2010.

Dissertations:

Aleman J. 2013. Structure de la végétation en Afrique Centrale : impacts des forçages anthropiques et naturels. Doctoral dissertation. University of Montpellier.

Aleman J. 2009.Caractérisation de la diversité des variétés et des modes de culture du Quinoa dans les communautés Mapuche du Sud du Chili. Agricultural engineering dissertation. Montpellier SupAgro.