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.



Belmecheri S, Lavergne A, 2020, Compiled records of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and stable carbon isotopes to reconstruct climate and derive plant ecophysiological indices from tree rings, Dendrochronologia, Vol:63, ISSN:1125-7865

Lavergne A, Sandoval D, Hare VJ, et al., 2020, Impacts of soil water stress on the acclimated stomatal limitation of photosynthesis: insights from stable carbon isotope data., Global Change Biology, ISSN:1354-1013

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

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