Marie-France Loutre


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Responsibilities

- Facilitate international and interdisciplinary cooperation in past global change research.
- Initiate and organize international scientific workshops and conferences to implement PAGES’ scientific activities.
- Represent PAGES and paleoscience within the paleo community, other research communities, and more broadly.
- Responsible for implementing PAGES' science structure and stakeholder engagement policy.
- Attend and represent PAGES at international meetings.
- Point of contact for members of the PAGES community.
- Liaison between PAGES and its funders, its parent organization Future Earth, and partners.
- Work closely with PAGES' Scientific Steering Committee and Executive Committee.
- Senior editor of Past Global Changes Magazine.
- Write and edit PAGES publications and other interdisciplinary scientific publications.
- Manage the PAGES International Project Office, including staff, funding, and finances.

Research background

- Paleoclimate modeling
- Climate forcing (insolation)
- MIS11 as an analogue for the present interglacial
- Proxies used: ice cores, lake records, continental and marine climate records
- Monsoon changes within the PMIP project
- Projections of future climate change for the next millennium 

Community involvement

- Project management: NICE Marie Curie research training network, BIOCLIM project
- Panel member of ERC advanced grants
- Treasurer of INQUA 2007-2015
- Editor-in-chief Climate of the Past 

Contact address

Dr Marie-France Loutre
PAGES International Project Office
Falkenplatz 16
3012 Bern
Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0)31 631 56 08
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Recent publications
 

Goelzer H, Huybrechts P, Loutre MF, and Fichefet T (2015) Impact of ice sheet meltwater fluxes on the climate evolution at the onset of the Last Interglacial, Clim. Past Discuss., 11, 4391-4423, doi:10.5194/cpd-11-4391-2015

Loutre MF, Fichefet T, Goosse H, Huybrechts P, Goelzer H, and Capron E (2014) Factors controlling the last interglacial climate as simulated by LOVECLIM1.3, Clim. Past, 10, 1541-1565, doi:10.5194/cp-10-1541-2014

Bazin L, Landais A, Lemieux-Dudon B, Toyé Mahamadou Kele H, Veres D, Parrenin F, Martinerie P, Ritz C, Capron E, Lipenkov V, Loutre MF, Raynaud D, Vinther B, Svensson A, Rasmussen SO, Severi M, Blunier T, Leuenberger M, Fischer H, Masson-Delmotte V, Chappellaz J, and Wolff E (2013) An optimized multi-proxy, multi-site Antarctic ice and gas orbital chronology (AICC2012): 120-800 ka, Clim. Past, 9, 1715-1731, doi:10.5194/cp-9-1715-2013

Thierens M, Browning E, Pirlet H, Loutre MF, Dorschel B, Huvenne VAI, Titschack J, Colin C, Foubert A, and Wheeler AJ (2013) Cold-water coral carbonate mounds as unique palaeo-archives: The Plio-Pleistocene Challenger Mound record (NE Atlantic), Quaternary Sci Rev, 73, 14-30.

Landais A, Dreyfus G, Capron E, Pol K, Loutre MF, Raynaud D, Lipenkov VY, Arnaud L, Masson-Delmotte V, Paillard D, Jouzel J, and Leuenberger M (2012) Towards orbital dating of the EPICA Dome C ice core using δO2/N2. Climate of the Past, 8, 191-203, doi:10.5194/cp-8-191-2012

Goosse H, Crespin E, Dubinkina S, Loutre MF, Mann ME, Renssen H, Sallaz-Damaz Y, Shindell DT (2012) The role of forcing and internal dynamics in explaining the ‘‘Medieval Climate Anomaly’’ Clim Dyn, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1297-0

Goelzer H, Huybrechts P, Raper SCB, Loutre MF, Goosse H, and Fichefet T (2012) Millennial total sea-level commitments projected with the Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM. Environmental Research Letters, 7(4).

Bazin L, Landais A, Lemieux-Dudon B, Toyé Mahamadou Kele H, Veres D, Parrenin F, Martinerie P, Ritz C, Capron E, Lipenkov V, Loutre MF, Raynaud D, Vinther B, Svensson A, Rasmussen SO, Severi M, Blunier T, Leuenberger M, Fischer H, Masson-Delmotte V, Chappellaz J, and Wolff E (2012) An optimized multi-proxy, multi-site Antarctic ice and gas orbital chronology (AICC2012): 120–800 ka. Clim. Past Discuss., 8, 5963-6009, doi:10.5194/cpd-8-5963-2012

Goelzer H, Huybrechts P, Loutre MF, Goosse H, Fichefet Th, and Mouchet A (2011) Impact of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet interactions on climate sensitivity. Climate Dynamics, 37, 1005-1018, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0885-0

Huybrechts P, Goelzer H, Janssens I, Driesschaert E, Fichefet T, Goosse H, and Loutre MF (2011) Response of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to multi-millennial greenhouse warming in the Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM. Surveys in Geophysics 32, pp. 397-416.

Lipenkov VYa, Raynaud D, Loutre MF and Duval P (2011) On the potential of coupling air content and O2/N2 from trapped air for establishing an ice core chronology tuned on local insolation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30 (23-34), pp.3280-3289.

Loutre MF, Mouchet A, Fichefet T, Goosse H, Goelzer H, and Huybrechts P (2011) Evaluating climate model performance with various parameter sets using observations over the recent past. Climate of the Past, 7, pp. 511-526.