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Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Charton Joanna
Charton Joanna
DC-PhD Student


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Motivated by contributing to understanding the relationship between glaciers and climate evolutionmy research focusses on long-term glacier response to past climate variability. I reconstruct glacier chronologies using glacio-geomorphological mapping, cosmogenic-nuclide exposure dating and explore the underlying climate drivers based on other climate proxies and collaborations with glacier and climate modelers. I currently mainly work on Kerguelen Archipelago's paleoglaciers (49°S, 69°E) to reconstruct paleoclimatic conditions since Marine Isotope Stage 3, as part of my PhD thesis project. I am also interested in the Holocene glacier evolution in other regions in the world (e.g. Greater Caucasus, European Alps, Nepal, South Greenland).

  • 2020-present - Graduate studies in Environmental Sciences and Geosciences - CEREGE, UMR 7330, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence
  • 2019-2020 - 2nd year Master in Earth Sciences, Geosciences and Environment - Aix-Marseille University, France
  • 2018-2019 - 1st year Master in Physical Geography - Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne University, France
  • 2015-2018 - Undergraduate studies in Geography - Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne University, France
  • 2015-2017 - Diploma of Higher Education in History - Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne University, France
  • Use of in situ cosmogenic nuclides in glacial geomorphology (36Cl, 10Be, 26Al)
  • Reconstructing glacier chronologies
  • Paleoclimatology
  • GIS mapping and spatial analysis of aerial and satellite images
  • Field work in glacial geomorphology including sampling for cosmogenic nuclide dating (Russian and Georgian Caucasus, French Alps)
  • PhD project: Paleoclimatic reconstruction for the past 40,000 years on the Kerguelen Archipelago based on glacier chronologies constrained by in situ-produced cosmogenic nuclide
  • PHC PROTEA (2023-2024)
  • ANR MARGO (2023-2026)