Vincent Robin

Vincent Robin
Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Continental Environments (LIEC) · University of Lorraine, Metz

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December 2014 - July 2015
University of Padova
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  • PostDoc Position
May 2012 - June 2014
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
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  • PostDoc Position
April 2008 - November 2011

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Charcoal kiln analysis provides phyto‐historical insights that enable researchers to reconstruct the history of charcoal production and its related consequences on ecosystems, from local to large spatial scales. Thus, the charcoal analysis of kilns can provide information about previous forest disturbances caused by biomass exploitation for charcoa...
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The interpretation of soil archives, although complex, is nevertheless essential for understanding the impact of soils on present‐day environments and deciphering the environmental history of a site. Soil archives are local, although within a continuous soilscape, they allow the study of spatial structures. This chapter presents some key elements f...
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Wood and charcoal were key sources of energy during early industrialization in Europe (18th century), preceding the large-scale exploitation of fossil coal. Past timber harvesting implied land transformation and woodland resources management. Therefore, relict charcoal kilns and historical documents of forest management are important sources of inf...
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Historical charcoal production is one of the significant factors affecting today’s forest dynamics. A key challenge is to develop tools to investigate historical charcoal production over large areas, allowing a more comprehensive understanding of past impacts and history of charcoal production over a given landscape. In this study, high-resolution...
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Old-growth forests are of high interest for biodiversity conservation, especially in the disturbance-prone Mediterranean landscapes. However, it remains unclear whether the survival of patches of old-growth forest in the degraded Mediterranean landscapes results from local anomalies or from past, larger forests. Therefore, in this study, we assesse...
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This session offers the possibility to present new results and approaches of bio-and geoarchaeological research with the aim to identify turning points of human-environment interactions of the past and their reflection in the investigated archives. Of particular interest hereby are interdisciplinary approaches, which combine data from different spa...
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The Northern Vosges and the Pays de Bitche (north-east France) are regions rich in recent industrial inheritance which history is well-known. On the other hand, the ancient history of these regions is not well known and the relationships between human populations and their environment remain unexplored until now for ancient times. The multidiscipli...
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The rising demand for charcoal from industrialization during the eighteenth century led to the establishment of a large number of charcoal production sites (CPSs) within the woodland ecosystems of Europe. The CPSs still present today can be investigated to assess the past woodland composition in terms of taxa present and timber size, at a high spat...
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We used bioproxies from paleosoils buried within two aeolian dunes to test hypotheses concerning the origin of dry sandy boreal forests in Canada. These forests are dominated today by Pinus banksiana Lamb. One hypothesis is that too frequent Holocene stand-replacing fires would have transformed the original vegetation through extirpation of suscept...
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Les rideaux de culture sont des talus qui se forment involontairement à l’amont d’une haie, par accumulation de colluvions érodés dans les champs. Ils peuvent constituer des parcellaires de très grande extension spatiale, caractérisés par des parcelles étroites, allongées perpendiculairement à la pente. L’histoire de ces parcellaires et leur datati...
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The organization committee of the HEF2020 invites abstract submissions for oral and / or poster to the four sessions of the conference : 1. Historical heritage and conservation management 2. Environmental resource exploitation 3. Ecological dynamics 4. Methods and tools in historical ecology See more about the session here: https://symposium....
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Today, coastal cities worldwide are facing major changes resulting from climate change and anthropogenic forcing, which requires adaptation and mitigation strategies to be established. In this context, sedimentological archives in many Mediterranean cities record a multi-millennial history of environmental dynamics and human adaptation, revealing a...
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Palynological data from the Northern Vosges Mountains (NVM) are very rare, unlike for the Southern and Central Vosges Mountains, where the past vegetation history is relatively well known. As a consequence, the beginning of human activities has never been clearly identified and dated in the NVM. In order to reconstruct the evolution of vegetation i...
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In Europe, the vast majority of landscapes are the result of a co-construction between Nature and human. Until the middle of the XXe century, the men who carved the landscape were mainly farmers, organized according to the times collectively and under the aegis of seigniorial or ecclesiastical authorities. In this context, the study of agrarian lan...
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The Holocene colonisation of islands by humans has invariably led to deep-seated changes in landscape dynamics and ecology. In particular, burning was a management tool commonly used by prehistoric societies and it acted as a major driver of environmental change, particularly from the Neolithic onwards. To assess the role of early human impacts (e....
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The Holocene colonisation of islands by humans has invariably led to deep-seated changes in landscape dynamics and ecology. In particular, burning was a management tool commonly used by prehistoric societies and it acted as a major driver of environmental change, particularly from the Neolithic onwards. To assess the role of early human impacts (e....
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The nutrient-poor grasslands of Western Europe are of major conservation concern because land use changes threaten their high biodiversity. Studies assessing their characteristics show that their past and on-going dynamics are strongly related to human activities. Yet, the initial development patterns of this specific ecosystem remain unclear. Here...
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More information here : https://www.unilim.fr/recherche/2017/05/22/international-workshop-of-pedoanthracology
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At the bottom of two small hills soils and sediments were sampled for pedo- and geo-anthracological study, and for analyses of pedological features. These analyses include the collection of near infrared (NIR) spectra that has been used as a proxy for tracking the origin of old organic matter (Ertlen et al. 2015).The information collected from soil...
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Biodiversity, ecosystem services or naturalness: the contribution of historical data
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Call for abstracts: EcoSummit 2016 - Session 0041 Biodiversity, Ecosystem services or Naturalness, is this the question?
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Agricultural societies around the world have dramatically altered the natural landscape, particularly through accelerated soil erosion. The expansion of agricultural land use into steeper headwater areas during the Medieval period in central Europe is known to have caused large increases in soil erosion and sediment redistribution downstream. Altho...
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This paper presents highly unexpected paleobotanical data. Eight (14) C-accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dates of soil macrocharcoal pieces, identified taxonomically, indicate the presence of oak and beech in the Younger Dryas, and pine in the Allerød, in the northernmost low mountain range of Central Europe, the Harz Mountains, in Germany. If t...
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Call for paper – Deadline: 29th January 2015 The Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” at Kiel University is glad to announce the international Open Workshop “Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes IV”. It will take place in Kiel March 24-27, 2015 for the fourth time after 2009, 2011 and 201...
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In the frame of the International Open Workshop "Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the last 12.000 years: The Creation of Landscape IV", from the 24 th to the 27 th March 2015, in Kiel (Germany). http://www.workshop-gshdl.uni-kiel.de We organize a session about: "The Holocene history of European Mountain Landscapes -Dynamics of the environment, set...
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Floodplains are an important feature of arid landscapes, enabling intensive agricultural activity by providing a locale with a consistent and largely predictable water source that is accessible without costly infrastructural modifications. Floodplain agriculture, although likely an important part of ancient agricultural systems in the Near East, is...
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Fire caused by humans played an important role in prehistoric clearance of woodland, which was a prerequisite for the rise of agriculture since at least the Neolithic revolution. Therefore, reconstructed fire history provides insights into the spread of agriculture. However, for central Europe, the past fire regime is still poorly known. Thus, to h...
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Long-term environmental changes in some areas of Central Europe are still poorly documented due to the lack of archives suitable for well-established paleoecological approaches. However, paleorecords of such areas would provide important insights into the Holocene vegetation history of Central Europe. To contribute to fill this gap, we conducted so...
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The term landscape is a crucial term for a diversity of scientific disciplines researching the Quaternary, each of which maintains different concepts and definitions. With increasing interdisciplinary research cooperation between disparate disciplines, a basis for communication has to be established. The aim of this paper is a) to survey an assortm...
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Anthracology permits the reconstruction of both history and dynamics of past ecosystems based on various types of carbonized indicators. Various anthracological approaches allow the quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of the recording of those indicators, in various preservation contexts. Therefore, the relevance and significance of a chosen a...
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Anthracology permits the reconstruction of both history and dynamics of past ecosystems based on various types of carbonized indicators. Various anthracological approaches allow the quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of the recording of those indicators, in various preservation contexts. Therefore, the relevance and significance of a chosen a...
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The charcoal content of an inland dune complex close to Joldelund in Northern Germany was analysed as part of a project which aims to reconstruct Holocene aeolian activity in high spatial and temporal resolution. The eleven investigated profiles contained numerous charcoal-enriched layers, providing evidence for the potential of inland dunes as pala...
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A combined analysis of macro-charcoal records from peat and soil samples was used to investigate Holocene fire history and correlated forest dynamics. Both soil and peat contexts are favorable to record past fire signals by archiving charcoal assemblages. It is postulated that this combination of charcoal data can provide relevant complements for f...
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The notion of naturalness is an important concept of forest sustainable management, biological conservation, or as a base for restoration projects. The naturalness degree of a forest system is commonly evaluated based on forest ecology indicators, primarily with a relative short time resolution (e.g. dendroecological indication). However, the curre...
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Charcoal is abundant in various soils and soil sediments and is basically the result of either natural wildfires or of anthropogenic ignition. Compositions of charcoal assemblages are the result of several taphonomical processes. Beside this, little is known about the influence of charcoal from anthropogenic origin, like charcoal production sites (...
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The woodland history of the forest of Stodthagen (northern Germany) was investigated by using complementary palaeobotanical indicators. Six soil profiles from the study plot were sampled, the wood charcoal pieces extracted from the soil samples were quantified, taxonomically identified, and some were radiocarbon dated. Peat sequences from a small a...
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Dunes are palaeoarchives hitherto rarely investigated for charcoal. Here we present a study of charcoals from an inland dune complex in Northern Germany. The charcoal assemblages were analyzed as part of a project which aims at the reconstruction of historical wind erosion in high spatial and temporal resolution. Different layers can be separated,...
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The fire history throughout the Holocene was studied for various neighbouring sites in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. Charcoal records from peat sequences with local and regional resolution have been extracted and analysed. Moreover, soil charcoal records sampled on the surroundings of the peat coring places, have been extracted and analysed...

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Apply a phyto-historical approach which allows to test the hypothesis that past forest practices and management on well-drained stand induced the substitution of beech by oak.