Denis-Didier Rousseau

Positions: 

  • 2006-… Directeur de Recherche 1ere classe (Senior Research Scientist) CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
  • 1999-2006 Directeur de Recherche 2ème classe CNRS 
  • 1990-1999 Chargé de Recherche (Research Scientist) 1ère classe CNRS 
  • 1985-1990 Chargé de Recherche (Research Scientist) 2ème classe CNRS 

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  • 2014 Visiting Professor at Columbia University through the Alliance program (1st semester) 
  • 2004-2005 Visiting Research Professor at University of Bayreuth through the von Humboldt Research Prize 
  • 1990-1992 Visiting Research Scientist: Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University 

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  • 2014-… Adjunct Senior Research Scientist @ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University 
  • 2010-2014 Director of the CERES-ERTI (Environmental Research and Teaching Institute at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris) 
  • 2002-2006 Deputy Director, and co-founder of the Research Institute (IFR 119) "Mediterranean and Tropical continental Biodiversity" in Montpellier, 2002-2006. 1992-2006 Chair of the Paleoenvironments Laboratory at Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, UMR CNRS 5554, Montpellier II University (France) 
  • 1992-2014 Adjunct Research Scientist @ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University 

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  • Visiting Lecturer: University Montpellier II, University Aix-Marseille II, Université Paris XII-Paris VII, University of Milan, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Max-Planck Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, University of Cambridge, Quaternary Center, Academia Sinica, Institute of Geology, Beijing, University of Beijing, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, University of Bayreuth, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, University of Nebraska Lincoln, GISS NY, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, University Forcari Venice, Batsheva de Rothschild foundation Jerusalem, University of Montpellier. 

Fields of Interest

Past abrupt climate changes, Loess studies, Continental mollusks, Long distance transport of pollen, Development of environmental proxies

Education

  • 1989 Habilitation à diriger des Recherches en Sciences (French University degree for professorship position), University Bourgogne, Dijon
  • 1985 PhD in Geology, option Paleontology, University Dijon

Honors & Awards

  • EGU Hans Oeschger medal 2017 
  • Academia Europaea elected member in 2012 (Earth and Cosmic Sciences section) 
  • EGU Union Service Award 2008 
  • CNRS Silver Medal 2007 
  • Alexander von Humbold Research Prize 2004 
  • CNRS Bronze Medal 1990 
  • NATO Fellowship Award 1990 
  • NSF-CNRS Fellowship Award 1991

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  • AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientific Program Committee member of the 2021-2023 annual meetings
  • AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall program Meeting Program Chair (2014-2016 and 2017-2019)
  • EGU (European Geosciences Union), President elected of the Climate Division and council member (2009-2011 and 2011-2013)
  • Vice-President elected (2003-2007) of the International Union on Quaternary studies (INQUA)