Temporal density of 14C dating

In this tutorial I illustrate the methods that have been used to reconstruct the curve of the temporal density of archeological dating around the Folly peat bog in Blarquez et al. (2018). The approach is inspired by ‘clam’ package age-depth modeling (Blaauw, 2010). For each archeological dating, we will randomly pick one age according to […]

Letter: Glacial refugia in the south‐western Alps?

Find out our last letter in New Phytologist with Christopher Carcaillet: Glacial refugia in the south‐western Alps? a response to Finsinger et al. (2019) ‘Fire on ice and frozen trees? Inappropriate radiocarbon dating leads to unrealistic reconstructions.  Your can download the pdf here  or on the revue website: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/nph.15673 Ref: Carcaillet C. and Blarquez O. 2019. Glacial refugia in the […]

Offres de Maitrise: Potentiel de migration des érablières tempérées nordiques vers la forêt boréale 

Potentiel de migration des érablières tempérées nordiques vers la forêt boréale  Proposition de 2 maîtrises ou 1 doctorat. Le doctorat engloberait les deux maîtrises. Dans le cadre d’un projet conjoint entre le Ministère des forêts, de la faune et des parcs (MFFP) et plusieurs universités, nous sommes à la recherche d’étudiants à la maitrise dans […]

New paper: Taking Fire Science and Practice to the Next Level: Report from the PAGES Global Paleofire Working Group Workshop 2017 in Montreal, Canada – Paleofire Knowledge for Current and Future Ecosystem Management

I am glad to share the last paper from the GPWG Workshop in Montreal by Katarzyna et al. on the dialogue between stakeholders and paleofire researchers: Marcisz K., Vannière B., Blarquez O. & the GPWG2. 2018. Taking Fire Science and Practice to the Next Level: Report from the PAGES Global Paleofire Working Group Workshop 2017 in […]

New Paper: Using paleoecology to improve reference conditions for ecosystem-based management in western spruce-moss subdomain of Québec

I am very pleased to shared the first paper of Andy Hennebelle PhD dealing with management and paleoecology in the spruce forest of Québec:  Hennebelle A., Grondin P., Aleman J. C., Ali A. A., Bergeron Y., Borcard D., & Blarquez O. 2018. Using paleoecology to improve reference conditions for ecosystem-based management in western spruce-moss subdomain […]

New Paper: The climate, the fuel and the land use: long-term regional variability of biomass burning in boreal forests

I am very happy to share this new paper about fire regime variability between Scandinavia and North America by Chiara Molinari and colleagues: Molinari C., Lehsten V., Blarquez O., Carcaillet C., Davis B. A. S., Kaplan J. O., Clear J., Bradshaw R. H. W. 2018. The climate, the fuel and the land use: long-term regional […]

New paper: Guidelines for the use and interpretation of palaeofire reconstructions based on various archives and proxies

I am pleased to share this recent article by Cecile Remy and colleagues on the comparison of charcoal records using various archives: Remy C. C., Fouquemberg C., Asselin H., Andrieux B., Magnan G., Brossier B., Grondin P., Bergeron Y., Talon B., Girardin M. P., Blarquez O., Bajolle L., Ali A. A. (2018). Guidelines for the use […]

GCD 4.0.2 and paleofire 1.2.2

We are please to announce that the GCD and paleofire R packages have been updated to their 4.0.2 and 1.2.2 versions, respectively. GCD major update from 3.X.X to 4.X.X version number is associated to extensive changes in the way data is added into the package. GCD 4.X.X is now mirroring the online GCD SQL database […]