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Dr. Boris Vannière

Boris Vannière

Director of Research
CNRS - Université de Franche-Comté
16 route de Gray
F-25030 Besancon


Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Paleoecology, Paleoclimate, Sedimentology, Paleofire, Palaeofire, fire
Official PAGES function(s)        PAGES SSC Member, LandCover6k Steering Group member, Data Stewardship IA leader, DiverseK data manager
PAGES interests        LandCover6k
Topics        Climate variability, Ecosystem processes, Floods, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene, Last millennia
Regions        Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Global
Archives        Lake sediments, Model results
Sector        Data management, Research
Discipline        Modeling, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology, Palynology, Sedimentology



Vannière, B. , Blarquez O., Rius D., Doyen E., Brücher T., Colombaroli D., Connor S., Feurdean A., Hickler T., P. Kaltenrieder, Lemmen C., Leys B., Massa C., Olofsson J. (2015). 7000-year human legacy of elevation-dependent European fire regimes, Quaternary Science Reviews 132, 206–212.

Doyen, E, Vannière, B. , Rius, D., Bégeot, C., Millet, L. (2015). Climate versus biomass control on fire activity during the late-glacial/early - Holocene transition in temperate ecosystems of the upper Rhone valley (France). Quaternary Research 83, 94-104.

Vannière, B. , Blarquez O., Marlon J., Daniau A.-L., Power M. 2014. Multi-Scale Analyses of Fire-Climate-Vegetation Interactions on Millennial Scales. Past Global Changes Magazine, 22 (1), 40.

Jouffroy-Bapicot, I., Vannière, B. , Gauthier, E., Richard, H., Monna, F., Petit C., 2013. 7000 years of vegetation history and land-use changes in the Morvan Mountains (France) : a regional synthesis. The Holocene, 23, 12, 1888-1902.

Vannière, B. , Magny, M., Joannin, S., Simonneau, A., Wirth, S. B., Hamann, Y., Chapron, E., Gilli, A., Desmet, M., Anselmetti, F. S., 2013, Orbital changes, variation in solar activity and increased anthropogenic activities : controls on the Holocene flood frequency in the Lake Ledro area, Northern Italy, Clim. Past 9, 1193-1209.

Vannière, B. , Power, M.J., Roberts, N., Tinner, W., Carrión, J., Magny, M., Bartlein, P. et al., 2011. Circum-Mediterranean fire activity and climate changes during the mid Holocene environmental transition (8500-2500 cal yr BP), The Holocene 21, 1, 53-73.

Kaltenrieder, P., Procacci, G., Vannière B. and Tinner, W. 2010. Postglacial vegetation and fire history of the Euganean Hills (Colli Euganei) as recorded by sedimentary pollen and charcoal series from Lago della Costa (northeastern Italy). The Holocene 20, 5, 679-695.

Vannière B. , Colombaroli, D. and Roberts, N., 2010. A fire paradox in ecosystems around the Mediterranean. PAGES News, 18, 2, 63-65.

Rius, D., Vannière B. and Galop, D., 2009. Fire frequency and landscape management in the northwestern Pyrenean piedmont, France, since the early Neolithic (8000 cal. BP). The Holocene, 19, 847-859.

Vannière B. , Colombaroli, D., Chapron, E., Leroux, A., Tinner, W. and Magny, M., 2008. Climate versus human-driven fire regimes in Mediterranean landscapes : the Holocene record of Lago dell’Accesa (Tuscany, Italy). Quaternary Sciences Reviews, 27, 1181-1196.