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Prof. Pierre Francus

Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
490 de la Couronne
G1K 9A9 Québec

  +1 418 654 3780

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Varves, Image analysis of sediments, Limnogeology, Sedimentology, Sedimentary processes.
Official PAGES function(s)        Varves Working Group - Chair and Mailing List Administrator
PAGES interests        Arctic2k, Aquatic Transitions, Varves WG, Floods Working Group
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle
Regions        Arctic, North America, Europe
Archives        Lake sediments
Sector        Academia / Education
Discipline        (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)limnology, Hydrology, Sedimentology



Francus, P., von Suchodoletz, H., Dietze, M., Donner, R.V., Bouchard, F., Roy, A.-J., Fagot, M., Verschuren, D., Kröpelin, S., 2013. Varved sediments of Lake Yoa (Ounianga Kebir, Chad) reveal progressive drying of the Sahara during the last 6100 years. Sedimentology 60, 911-934.

Fortin, D., Francus, P., Gebhardt, A.C., Hahn, A., Kliem, P., Lisé-Pronovost, A., Roychowdhury, R., Labrie, J., St-Onge, G., PASADO Science Team, 2013. Destructive and non-destructive density determination: method comparison and evaluation from the Laguna Potrok Aike sedimentary record. Quaternary Science Reviews 71, 147-153.

Francus P., Bradley R., Lewis T., Abbott M. & Retelle M. 2008. Limnological and sedimentary processes at Sawtooth Lake, Canadian High Arctic, and their influence on varve formation. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 963-985.

Francus P. (Ed) 2004. Image analyis, sediments, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Springer, Develoments in Paleoenvironmental Research Series. 330p.

Francus P. 1998. An image analysis technique to measure grain-size variation in thin sections of soft clastic sediments. Sedimentary Geology, 121: 289-298.