Article dans La Presse +

Un article intéressant sur une controverse qui dure depuis longtemps sur l’utilisation des incendies par les peuples autochtones. Vous pouvez lire l’article dans l’édition du 18 octobre 2020 de La Presse + ici: https://plus.lapresse.ca, le papier de 2018 cité dans l’article: Blarquez et al. 2018 QSR    

50th lab paper! The LAST Coring Platform You Will Ever Need: Light, Affordable, Stable, and Transportable

We are very happy to share this technical note about our lab coring platform design published recently in Quaternary: Blarquez O. and Aleman J. C. 2020. The LAST coring platform you will ever need: Light, Affordable, Stable, and Transportable. Quaternary, 3, 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat3030027   The paper is accessible in open access from the Quaternary website https://doi.org/10.3390/quat3030027 and the coring platform […]

New paper: Paleolimnological assessment of wildfire‐derived atmospheric deposition of trace metal(loid)s and major ions to subarctic lakes (Northwest Territories, Canada)

I am very pleased to share this article by Nicolas Pelletier about fires and trace metal(loid)s in the Northwest Territories: Pelletier N., Chételat J., Blarquez O., & Vermaire J. C. (2020). Paleolimnological assessment of wildfire‐derived atmospheric deposition of trace metal(loid)s and major ions to subarctic lakes (Northwest Territories, Canada). Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2020JG005720. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG005720 […]

New paper: The reconstruction of burned area and fire severity using charcoal from boreal lake sediments

We are pleased to share the last lab paper by Andy Hennebelle: Hennebelle, A., Aleman, J. C., Ali, A. A., Bergeron, Y., Carcaillet, C., Grondin, P., Landry J. & Blarquez, O. (2020). The reconstruction of burned area and fire severity using charcoal from boreal lake sediments. The Holocene, 0959683620932979. You can find the paper here https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683620932979 and here  […]

Fire journal cover

Congrats Reyes for the great cover of Vol 2 Issue 4 of Fire Journal !!! You can find the related paper here: https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/4/54  

Station météo SBL

La station de biologie des Laurentides (UdeM) est à présent équipée d’une station météo complète : température, humidité relative, vitesse et direction du vent, rayonnement net, rayonnement utilisable par les plantes (400-700 nm), accumulation de neige et profil de température/humidité du sol. Les données seront très bientôt disponibles en direct via une interface web.  Merci […]

Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk

New statistical approach: changes in forest fires in the 19th and 20th centuries were man-made How do humans affect forest fires? And what can we learn from forest fires in the past for the future of forestry? An international team of researchers led by Elisabeth Dietze, formerly at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ […]

New paper: Palaeo-trajectories of forest savannization in the southern Congo

I am pleased to share the last lab paper leaded by Julie Aleman:  Julie C. Aleman, Olivier Blarquez, Hilaire Elenga, Jordan Paillard, Victor Kimpuni, Gaubin Itoua, Gauthier Issele, A. Carla Staver. 2019. Palaeo-trajectories of forest savannization in the southern Congo. Biology Letters. 15. http://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0284  The paper follows our 2015 fieldwork in the Republic of the Congo where we cored the Ngofouo lake: Ngofouo lake. Savanna […]

Analyseur pollinique Rapid-E

Dans le cadre du financement FCI SmartForests Canada nous venons d’acquérir un analyseur automatique de pollen Rapid-E développé par la société Plair (plus d’infos ici: http://www.plair.ch/Products%20RapidE.html). Les grains de pollen sont comptés et analysés par un laser qui permet d’acquérir des spectres de fluorescence qui sont propres à chaque espèce, des algorithmes d’intelligence artificielle permettent par […]

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 […]