Maria Fernanda Sanchez Goñi

Professor of Palaeoclimatology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-Paris Science Lettres (EPHE, PSL University); works at the EPOC laboratory (Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux) at the University of Bordeaux.

An expert in the study of pollen grains preserved in deep marine sedimentary sequences, Maria Fernanda investigates the dynamics of climate change, glacial-interglacial and abrupt cycles, over the last million years and, in particular, the interaction between vegetation-atmosphere-ocean and ice-sheets, and the impact of these changes on human evolution. She has published more than hundred articles. She has led or participated in numerous national and international projects such as the ERC Advanced Grant TRACSYMBOLS, the RESOLUTION project funded by the European Science Foundation and the ACER project (Abrupt Climate Changes and Environmental Responses) funded by the International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA), an ISC Member. She is currently President of the French Association of Quaternary Studies (AFEQ), Vice-President of INQUA, and Member of the Milutin Milankovitch Medal Committee of the European Geophysical Union (EGU).

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