Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow)



a.lavergne CV




719Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am an enthusiastic young researcher working in environmental, ecological and climate sciences. My interests are centred on understanding the interactions between the terrestrial carbon and water cycles and vegetation functions under changing environmental conditions. My work combines ecological datasets from different observational scales and vegetation models of different complexities to gain a mechanistic understanding of the key physical and biological processes involved. I like to bridge the gap between different scientific communities and collaborate in several fields, notably ecophysiology, earth system modelling and atmospheric sciences.

I currently work in the Graven's Carbon Cycle Research group at the Physics Department, but also contribute to the Prentice's Climate group at the Life Sciences Department.

Check out my Twitter account @AlienorLavergne for new scientific inputs.



Lavergne A, Voelker S, Csank A, et al., 2020, Historical changes in the stomatal limitation of photosynthesis: empirical support for an optimality principle, New Phytologist, Vol:225, ISSN:0028-646X, Pages:2484-2497

Lavergne A, Graven H, De Kauwe MG, et al., 2019, Observed and modelled historical trends in the water use efficiency of plants and ecosystems, Global Change Biology, Vol:25, ISSN:1354-1013, Pages:2242-2257

Allen KJ, Villalba R, Lavergne A, et al., 2018, A comparison of some simple methods used to detect unstable temperature responses in tree-ring chronologies, Dendrochronologia, Vol:48, ISSN:1125-7865, Pages:52-73

Daux V, Michelot-Antalik A, Lavergne A, et al., 2018, Comparisons of the Performance of delta C-13 and delta O-18 of Fagus sylvatica, Pinus sylvestris, and Quercus petraea in the Record of Past Climate Variations, Journal of Geophysical Research-biogeosciences, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-8953, Pages:1145-1160

Lavergne A, Daux V, Pierre M, et al., 2017, Past summer temperatures inferred from dendrochronological records of Fitzroya cupressoides on the eastern slope of the northern Patagonian Andes, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-8961, Pages:32-45

More Publications