Research Positions

2022–today Permanent (CNRS) researcher, Biogéosciences, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France.
2019–2022 Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher, paleoclimate modeling, University of California Riverside, CA, USA and Biogéosciences, Dijon, France.
2017–2019 Postdoctoral researcher, paleoclimate modeling, Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement en Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE), Aix en Provence, France.
  • Project [2 years]: Investigating and quantifying the impact of the paleogeographical changes on the potential for reef-carbonate development throughout the Cretaceous.
2013–2016 Ph.D. in paleoclimate modeling, Laboratoire des Sciences du climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE), Paris, France.
  • Project [3 years]: Numerical modeling for increased understanding of Ordovician climate. Supervisors: Yannick DONNADIEU (LSCE) and Guillaume LE HIR (IPGP).
  • Award: Van Straelen Prize from the French Geological Society (SGF).
  • Award: AndrĂ© Prud’homme Prize from the Meteo and Climate Association.


Research Programs

  • 2023–2026 ANR (National project): “Evolution of the Cambrian-Ordovician Biodiversification Onset Over Space and Time (ECO-BOOST)“ [Partner; PI: B. Lefebvre].
  • 2019–2022 Marie Curie Global Fellowship (European project): “Biological pump sensitivity and climate change: interrogating past environmental perturbations (BioSIGNAL)“ [PI].
  • 2015 French National Programm (INSU-CNRS): “Response of global marine biodiversity to a major climate change: modeling the Ordovician glaciation (445 Ma) with the MITgcm and its marine ecology model Darwin.“ [partner, significantly contributed to the design and writting of the project] (PI: Y Donnadieu).
  • 2014 French National Programm (INSU-CNRS): “Ordovician microfossils and environment : did the Early Ordovician onset of cooling of the Early Palaeozoic Icehouse trigger the most important rise in biodiversity in the history of life on Earth?“ [partner] (PI: TRA Vandenbroucke).



  • Daniel ELIAHOU, M.Sc. 2nd year (ULCO), “Impact of global climate on biodiversity during the Ordovician”. Co-adviser. Principal adviser: G. Beaugrand. Duration: 6 month.
  • Thanh Nam NGO, 2nd year (Polytech OrlĂ©ans), “Simulating marine biodiversity using a coupled climate-biodiversity model”. Principal adviser. Co-adviser: A. Brayard. Duration: 1 month.
  • Houda BEGHOURA, M.Sc. 1st year (Aix-Marseille University), “Impact of the growth of the Ordovician ice sheet on the atmospheric circulation and the carbon cycle”. Principal adviser. Co-adviser: Y. Donnadieu. Duration: 2 months.
  • Mourad HAGGUI, M.Sc. 2nd year (Aix-Marseille University), “Coupling paleontological database and paleoceanographical modeling to investigate the paleobiogeography of Cretaceous reef carbonates”. Co-adviser. Principal advisor: J. Borgomano. Duration: 5 months.


Other supervision responsabilities

  • 2021–2022: Member of the evaluation committee, Master in Earth Sciences, UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium).


Other administrative responsabilities

  • 2021–prst Member of the communication staff, BiogĂ©osciences


Membership of scientific societies

  • GDR Climat-Environnement-Vie, les apportes du prĂ©quaternaire
  • GDR OcĂ©an et Mers (OMER)


Review activity


  • Paleoceanography
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Nature Geoscience
  • The Cryosphere
  • Climate of the Past
  • Lethaia
  • Earth Science Reviews
  • Geological Magazine
  • GSA Bulletin
  • Science Advances
  • Biogeosciences
  • Geosciences
  • PNAS
  • Geology
  • Geological Society of London Special Publications


  • INSU