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Suzanne Leroy



Curriculum Vitae Name Suzanne Alice Ghislaine LEROY Field palaeoclimates, past environmental changes, palynology, past natural hazards, science management Languages fluent: French, English; basic: German, Dutch, Castillan. Present position membre associé at the MMSH in Aix-en-Provence, and Honorary Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool Contact: \--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Educational background \- 27.03.1990: Doctorate in sciences at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 'Paléoclimats plio-pléistocènes en Catalogne et en Languedoc d'après la palynologie de formations lacustres' (LPGD). \- 1986: Diploma of 'Cycle inférieur en espagnol de la Chambre de Commerce', Brussels. \- 01.1984: General Administration for Cooperation and Development Diploma (professional training to work in developing countries), Belgian Foreign Office, Brussels. \- 1980-1982: Licence in Geographical Sciences, at Université Catholique of Louvain, Belgium. Thesis in Biogeography: 'Préliminaires à l'étude des distributions écologiques et géographiques du complexe spécifique Camisia segnis (Acari, Oribatida)'. (Distinction) \- 1978-1980: Candidature in Geographical Sciences, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium. \- 1978: Proficiency, diploma of English Language, in 10 months, Cambridge, U.K. Employment Honorary Research fellow \- Mars 2018– current: collaborateur bénévole au LAMPEA de la Maison Mediterranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme, Aix-en-Provence, France. \- Oct 2017-Sept 2018: vacataire at University of Aix-Marseille, France \- 1 Dec 2016-31 Nov. 2017: collaborateur bénévole au CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France \- 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2019, Honorary Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool, U. With F. Marret Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences at Brunel University, London, UK \- 2014-2016, Chair at the BioSciences department \- 2007-2014, Chair at the Institute for the Environment (strategic research institute), leader of the “Catastrophic and Environmental Change” Research Group and head of post-graduate research students \- 2000-2007: Chair at the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and leader of the “Catastrophic and Environmental Change” Research Group. \- adoption leave from March to mid-Aug. 2004. Lecturer at the centre for palaeoecology, at Queen's University, Belfast, UK \- Research on palaeoclimates from Holocene lakes of the Middle East, as well on Irish lakes. \- 01.10.1998 - 31.12.1999: Lecturer B in palaeoecology and environment reconstruction, confirmed in post. \- 01.03.1995-01.10.1998: NI Dev R lecturer B in palaeoecology and environment reconstruction. Management of past climate change research programs, Switzerland \- 01.11.1993 to 28.02.1995: Associate director of the core project office of PAGES/IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) at University of Berne, in charge of the information and organisation of contacts between international specialists. Establishment of research and recommend implementation plan for funding agencies. Editor of PAGES Newsletter. Office funded by US NSF and Swiss NSF. Study of abrupt climate fluctuations, not directly linked to astronomical parameters and attributed to the postglacial reorganisation of the atmospheric and oceanic circulations \- the Lateglacial in the yearly sediments of Holzmaar, Eifel, Germany. \- the last climate cycle in Vico maar, Latium, Italy and the Heinrich and Dansgaard-Oeschger events. \- the last 1000 years in a lake of Mecklenburg, N.-E. Germany and the beginning of industrialisation. \- 04.1991 to 31.10.1993: post-doctoral position funded by SPPS-Global Change-PAGES project, at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Holocene infilling of the Aude laguna (S. France) and the human impact \- 12.1992: "vacataire", laboratory of Palynology of Montpellier, France. Global changes over the last 30 thousands years \- 11 to 12.1990: post-doctoral position on EEC contract: EPOCH, UCL, Belgium. Pliocene climates of the Sahara from ODP and DSDP marine cores, NW of Africa. \- 04 to 10.1990 and 01 to 03.1991: post-doctoral position in the climate project of BMFT, at the Institute of Palynology, Göttingen, and Institute of Geology of Kiel, Germany. Palynological evidence of Azolla nilotica Dec. in Recent Holocene of eastern Nile Delta, and its environments \- 10 to 12.1986 and 10 to 11.1987: short-term visiting fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA. Laboratories of sedimentology and paleobotany. Plio-Pleistocene palaeoclimates in Catalunia and Languedoc according to palynology of lacustrine formations \- Research fellow from 09.1982 to 03.1990 including: \* 12.1987 to 05.1989: Research fellowship from EEC at Laboratoire de Palynologie de Montpellier, France. \* 10.1983 to 09.1986: Research fellowship from 'Institut pour l'Encouragement de la Recherche Scientifique en Industrie et Agriculture' (IRSIA), Belgium. Management of environment research programs \- 09.1982 to 02.1983: Administrative training at the Commission of the EC, Brussels, section D.G.XII-G-1: benthic ecology.


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Caspian Sea levels over the last 2200 years, with new data from the S-E corner

Suzanne A.G. Leroy , Paula J. Reimer , Hamid A. K. Lahijani , Abdolmajid Naderi Beni , Eberhard Sauer
Geomorphology, 2022, 403, pp.108136. ⟨10.1016/j.geomorph.2022.108136⟩
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Palaeobotanical experiences of plant diversity in deep time. 1: How well can we identify past plant diversity in the fossil record?

Christopher J Cleal , Heather S Pardoe , Christopher M Berry , Borja Cascales-Miñana , Basil a S Davis
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2021, 576, pp.110481. ⟨10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110481⟩
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Palaeobotanical experiences of plant diversity in deep time. II: How to measure and analyse past plant biodiversity

Heather S Pardoe , Christopher J Cleal , Christopher M Berry , Borja Cascales-Miñana , Basil a S Davis
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2021, 580, ⟨10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110618⟩
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The Eurasian Modern Pollen Database (EMPD), Version 2

Basil A.S. Davis , Manuel Chevalier , Philipp Sommer , Vachel Carter , Walter Finsinger
Earth System Science Data, 2020, 12 (4), pp.2423-2445. ⟨10.5194/essd-2020-14⟩
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Recent avulsion history of Sefidrud, south west of the Caspian Sea

Safiyeh Haghani , Suzanne A.G. Leroy
Quaternary International, 2020, 540, pp.97-110. ⟨10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.034⟩
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Vegetation succession and climate change across the Plio-Pleistocene transition in eastern Azerbaijan, central Eurasia (2.77–2.45 Ma)

Thomas Hoyle , Suzanne A.G. Leroy , Lourdes Lόpez-Merino , Daniel Miggins , Anthony A.P. Koppers
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2020, 538, pp.109386. ⟨10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109386⟩
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Synchronous Strengthening of the Indian and East Asian Monsoons in Response to Global Warming Since the Last Deglaciation

Wenying Jiang , Suzanne Leroy , Shiling Yang , Enlou Zhang , Luo Wang
Geophysical Research Letters, 2019, 46 (7), pp.3944-3952. ⟨10.1029/2019GL082084⟩
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Quantification of climatic feedbacks on the Caspian Sea level variability and impacts from the Caspian Sea on the large-scale atmospheric circulation

Klaus Arpe , Ben-Jei Tsuang , Yu-Heng Tseng , Xin-Yu Liu , Suzanne Leroy
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2019, 136 (1-2), pp.475-488. ⟨10.1007/s00704-018-2481-x⟩
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An environmental scenario for the earliest hominins in the Iberian Peninsula: Early Pleistocene palaeovegetation and palaeoclimate

Yul Altolaguirre , José M. Postigo-Mijarra , Eduardo Barron , José S Carrión , Suzanne Leroy
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 2019, ⟨10.1016/j.revpalbo.2018.10.008⟩
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Dinocyst records from deep cores reveal a reversed salinity gradient in the Caspian Sea at 8.5–4.0 cal ka BP

Suzanne A.G. Leroy , Lourdes López-Merino , Nina Kozina
Quaternary Science Reviews, 2019, 209, pp.1-12. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.011⟩
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Late Quaternary landscape evolution of the southern Marmara region:paleogeographic implications for settlements, NW Turkey

Nizamettin Kazanci , Zeynep Ergun , Kaan İren , Suzanne A.G. Leroy , Sonay Boyraz Arslan
Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 2019, 28 (4), pp.479-499. ⟨10.3906/yer-1902-35⟩
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The Sea of Marmara during Marine Isotope Stages 5 and 6

M. Namik Çağatay , K. Kadir Eriş , Özlem Makaroğlu , Nurettin Yakupoğlu , Pierre Henry
Quaternary Science Reviews, 2019, 220, pp.124-141. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.07.031⟩
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Clay minerals as palaeoclimatic indicators in the Pliocene Productive Series, western Southern Caspian Basin

Elshan Abdullayev , Suzanne Leroy
Geological Journal, 2018, ⟨10.1002/gj.3076⟩
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Using fluorescence microscopy to discern in situ from reworked palynomorphs in dynamic depositional environments — An example from sediments of the late Miocene to early Pleistocene Caspian Sea

Thomas Hoyle , Suzanne A.G. Leroy , Lourdes López-Merino , Keith Richards
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 2018, 256, pp.32-49
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Source of Nile sediments in the floodplain at Saqqara inferred from mineralogical, geochemical, and pollen data, and their palaeoclimatic and geoarchaeological significance

Mohamed Hamdan , Fekri A. Hassan , Flower Roger , Suzanne Leroy , N A Shallaly
Quaternary International, 2018, ⟨10.1016/j.quaint.2018.02.021⟩
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Multi-proxy indicators in a Pontocaspian system: a depth transect of surface sediment in the SE Caspian Sea

Suzanne A.G. Leroy , Françoise Chalié , Frank Wesselingh , Mohammad Saeed Sanjani , Hamid A.K. Lahijani
Geologica Belgica, 2018, 21 (3-4), pp.143-165. ⟨10.20341/gb.2018.008⟩
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Joint vegetation and mammalian records at the early Pleistocene sequence of Bòvila Ordis (Banyoles-Besalú Basin, NE Spain) and their bearing on early hominin occupation in Europe

Jordi Agusti , Suzanne Leroy , Ivan Lozano-Fernandez , Ramon Julia
Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 2018, 98 (4), pp.653-662. ⟨10.1007/s12549-018-0324-5⟩
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Expanding known dinoflagellate distributions: investigations of slurry cultures from Caspian Sea sediment

Jane Lewis , Joe Taylor , Klaire Neale , Suzanne A.G. Leroy
Botanica Marina, 2018, 61 (1), pp.21 - 31. ⟨10.1515/bot-2017-0041⟩
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Pollen-derived biomes in the Eastern Mediterranean-Black Sea-Caspian-Corridor

Elena Marinova , Sandy Harrison , Fran Bragg , Simon Connor , Veronique de Laet
Journal of Biogeography, 2018, 45 (2), pp.484-499. ⟨10.1111/jbi.13128⟩
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Atlas of modern dinoflagellate cyst distributions in the Black Sea Corridor: from Aegean to Aral Seas, including Marmara, Black, Azov and Caspian Seas

Peta J Mudie , Fabienne Marret , Kenneth N Mertens , Lyudmila Shumilovskikh , Suzanne Leroy
Marine Micropaleontology, 2017, ⟨10.1016/j.marmicro.2017.05.004⟩
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Realising consilience: How better communication between archaeologists, historians and natural scientists can transform the study of past climate change in the Mediterranean

Adam Izdebski , Karin Holmgren , Erika Weiberg , Sharon R. Stocker , Ulf Büntgen
Quaternary Science Reviews, 2016, 136, pp.5-22. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.038⟩
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Steppes, savannahs, forests and phytodiversity reservoirs during the Pleistocene in the Iberian Peninsula

Penélope González-Sampériz , Suzanne A.G. Leroy , José S. Carrión , Santiago Fernández , Mercedes García-Antón
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 2010, 162 (3), pp.427-457. ⟨10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.03.009⟩
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Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments: Investigating its potential as salinity proxy

Kenneth N Mertens , Sofia Ribeiro , Ilham Bouimetarhan , Hulya Caner , Nathalie Combourieu Nebout
Marine Micropaleontology, 2008, 70, pp.54-69. ⟨10.1016/j.marmicro.2008.10.004⟩
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Late Quaternary palynology in marine sediments: A synthesis of the understanding of pollen distribution patterns in the NW African setting

Henry Hooghiemstra , Anne-Marie Lézine , Suzanne A. G. Leroy , Lydie Dupont , Fabienne Marret
Quaternary International, 2006, 148, pp.29-44. ⟨10.1016/J.QUAINT.2005.11.005⟩
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New organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts from recent sediments of Central Asian seas

Fabienne Marret , Suzanne Leroy , Françoise Chalié , Francoise Françoise
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 2004, 129 (1-2), pp.1-20. ⟨10.1016/j.revpalbo.2003.10.002⟩
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