Deep-time paleoenvironment and paleoclimate reconstructions
Born: October 16th, 1993, in Lagny sur Marne, France.
Wide knowledge on terrestrial and ocean paleoenvironment and paleoclimate proxies
Fossil leaf architecture (functional approach)
Fossil wood anatomy (identification)
R, Ferret, Qgis
French (first language), English (fluent), German (elementary)
2017 – Dec. 2020 | PhD. student in paleoclimate modelling at Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France). Topic: Modelling of the Eocene global climate. Director: Dr. DONNADIEU Yannick
2017 (Jan.-May) | Internship at Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Senckenberg Institute (Dresden, Germany). Analysis of Eocene fossil leaf architecture and intact leaf size reconstruction. Supervisor: Dr. KUNZMANN Lutz.
2016 (Jan.-May) | Internship at UMR AMAP (Botany and Modelling of Plant Architecture and Vegetation, Montpellier, France). Analysis of wood anatomy of Early Jurassic permineralised trees from Carapace Nunatak, South Victoria Land, Antarctica. Supervisor: Dr. DECOMBEIX Anne-Laure.
2015 – 2017 | Master of Science degree in Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution at University of Montpellier (France). Specialized in chronoenvironments and paleoecology. Obtained with honors.
2014 (Jun.) | Internship at Geoscience Environment Toulouse (GET, Toulouse, France). Studying Diversity and disparity of belemnites during the Jurassic. Supervisor: Pr. DERA Guillaume.
2011-2015 | Bachelor of Science degree in Organismal Biology at University of Toulouse (France). Specialized in plant biology. Obtained with honors.
2017-present: Popular Science activities (CEREGE and Aix-Marseille University, France). Design and animation of workshops for primary and middle school students on (1) plant biodiversity of the Mediterranean pine forest (recognition of local plants and ethnobotany) and (2) climate modelling (model concept, mechanisms for regulating the earth's temperature). Participation to several open discussion sessions on scientific research with secondary school students.
2014-2015: Scientific communicator at Museum (Toulouse, France, 17.5 hours/week). Animation of different visits and workshops: general visit of the Museum, the Botanical Garden and the tropical greenhouses; visit of the Museum's reserves; biodiversity discovery workshop for children (for the 3-8 years old), scientific approach discovery workshop (for the 8-14 years old).
Jan. 2019: Climate modelling, an introduction. University of Potsdam, module: Geodynamics, Climate and Biodiversity (1 lecture for Msc students).
Toumoulin A., Donnadieu Y., Batenburg S., Ladant J.-B., Poblete F., Dupont-Nivet G. (2020). Quantifying the effect of the Drake Passage opening on the Eocene Ocean. Invited speaker at Deep-Time Model Intercomparison Project meeting (online).
Toumoulin A., Donnadieu Y., Ladant J.-B., Poblete F., Dupont-Nivet G. (2019). Modelling the Eocene greenhouse climate sensitivity to pCO2 changes, toward a better understanding of the Eocene-Oligocene Transition. Poster at: 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography ICP13 (Sydney).
Toumoulin A., Donnadieu Y., Ladant J.-B., Poblete F., Dupont-Nivet G. (2019). Revisiting the impact of the Drake Passage opening on ocean circulation and Eocene climate-A model study with paleo-friendly conditions. Poster at: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2019 (Vienna) and Congrès de l’EDSE 2019 (Marseille).
Toumoulin A., Donnadieu Y., Ladant J.-B., Poblete F., Dupont-Nivet G. (2018). The Drake Passage opening and its effects: an old friend with a new insight. Poster at: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 (Vienna).
Toumoulin A., Kunzmann L., Moraweck K. (2017). Fragmented fossil leaves, how to deal with? A methodological and palaeoecological study through the middle and late Eocene of central Germany. Oral presentation at: 5th International Meeting of Agora Paleobotanica (France).
Toumoulin A., Decombeix A.-L., Harper C.J., Serbet R. & Taylor E.L. (2016). Early Jurassic permineralised woods from Carapace Nunatak, South Victoria Land, Antarctica: affinities and paleoenvironmental implications. Poster at: the XIV International Palynological Congress and X International Organisation of Paleobotany conference, Salvador (Brazil).
2017 – Prix Boureau for the talk « Fragmented fossils leaves, how to deal with? », Agora Paleobotanica VIth meeting.
2017 – Merit Scholarship for Master thesis from University of Montpellier International relationships department.
Toumoulin A., Kunzmann L., Moraweck K. and Sack L. Reconstructing leaf area from fragments: testing three methods using a fossil Paleogene species. Accepted in American Journal of Botany.
Toumoulin A., Donnadieu Y., Batenburg S., Ladant J.-B., Poblete F., Dupont-Nivet G. (2020). Quantifying the effect of the Drake Passage opening on the Eocene Ocean. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. DOI: 10.1029/2020PA003889.
Dera G., Toumoulin A. & de Baets K. (2016). Diversity and morphological evolution of Jurassic belemnites from South Germany. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 457. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.05.029
Lacand M., Sampy T. & Toumoulin A. (2016). Évolution de la Tourbière de la Lande (Mont Caroux) et de la Végétation du Haut-Languedoc lors des 900 dernières années (étude palynologique). Orplam synthesis, 9.
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23506.15040 (Student journal – University of Montpellier, in French).