My main scientific interest is to develop new tools and statistical techniques to exploit the palaeoclimatological information contained in fossil pollen. I am particularly focusing on techniques to combine numerous records together and extract regional to continental centennial to millennial climatic trends and shed light on the natural variability of climate in response to changes in extra-terrestrial forcing. More specifically, I am currently focusing on:
- Identifying the spatial modes of variability in the Northern Hemisphere during the climatically ‘stable’ Holocene.
- Studying the dynamic, intensity and position of the African monsoon at the glacial-interglacial timescale.
- Evaluating of climate models through data-model comparisons