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Dr. Carole Adolf

Postdoc Fellow, Visiting Scientist
Long-Term Ecology Laboratory, Department of Zoology
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
OX1 3RB Oxford


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Official functions (outside of PAGES)        Leading own research project on Palaeoecology, charcoal, biodiversity, quantitative fire reconstructions in the Tropics
PAGES interests        ECN, EcoRe3, Global Paleofire
Topics        Ecosystem processes, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions, Sustainability, Thresholds and abrupt changes, Warmer Worlds
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene
Regions        Africa, Europe, South America, Tropics
Archives        Lake sediments, Pollen
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, Palynology
Computers        ArcGIS, R
Laboratory        Charcoal, Macrofossils, Non-pollen polymorphs, Pollen



Adolf, C., Wunderle, S., Colombaroli, D., Weber, H., Gobet, E., Heiri, O., van Leeuwen, J.F., Bigler, C., Connor, S.E., Ga?ka, M., La Mantia, T., Makhortykh, S., Svitavská-Svobodová, H., Vannière, B. & Tinner, W. (2018) The sedimentary and remote-sensing reflection of biomass burning in Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 199–212. doi: 10.1111/geb.12682

Gilgen, A., Adolf, C., Brugger, S.O., Ickes, L., Schwikowski, M., van Leeuwen, J.F.N., Tinner, W. & Lohmann, U. (2018) Implementing Microscopic Charcoal Particles Into a Global Aerosol-Climate Model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 1–42. doi: 10.5194/acp-2017-1116

Adolf, C., Doyon, F., Klimmek, F., Tinner, W. (2018) Validating a continental European charcoal calibration dataset. The Holocene. doi: 10.1177/09596836187826

Beffa, G., Pedrotta, T., Colombaroli, D., Henne, P.D., van Leeuwen, J.F., Süsstrunk, P., Kaltenrieder, P., Adolf, C., Vogel, H., Pasta, S., Anselmetti, F.S., Gobet, E. & Tinner, W. (2016) Vegetation and fire history of coastal north-eastern Sardinia (Italy) under changing Holocene climates and land use. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 25, 271–289. doi: 10.1007/s00334-015-0548-5

DiverseK: integrating paleoecology, traditional knowledge and stakeholders
November 2018
DOI: 10.22498/pages.26.2.89

African fire histories and fire ecologies
November 2018
DOI: 10.22498/pages.26.2.88