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GREENCYCLES Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Research and Training Network


Yannick Le Page

Phone: +351 213 653 387
Fax: +351 213 645 000
Email: lepagey -atnospam-

Postal Address:
Insituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA)
Departamento de Engenharia Florestal (DEF)
1349-017 Lisboa


current research | curriculum vitae | publications | carrer development plan (internal)

Current Research: Global biomass burning: links with the climate system and modelling.

Biomass burning is recognized as a major source of greenhouse gases and of aerosols, which affect the climate system. Conversely, global vegetation fire activity is under strong climatic control and is affected, namely, by climatic modes such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

The objectives of this project are:

  • To analyse and model teleconnections between remotely sensed global fire activity datasets and indices of climatic modes, in order to quantify the extent the interannual variability of fire activity is under climatic control.
  • To collaborate in modelling the climatic forcing from pyrogenic emissions and from fire-induced surface albedo changes, using GCMs.
  This project (ER IX) contributes to the science objective 4 (Quantify impacts of climate change and climate variability on fire-induced emissions of greenhouse gases) of GREENCYCLES and strong collaborations are planned within Greencycles, especially with the University of Bristol and the Met Office in Exeter.

Curriculum Vitae

since 2006 PhD student (within Greencycles) at the Insituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal.
2004 - 2005 Research engineer at the Center for Spatial Studies of the BIOsphere (CESBIO, Toulouse, FR). Project on CO2 emissions modelling in boreal ecosystems.
2000 - 2004 Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon (INA P-G): school for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Gap year in UK (2002-2003).


Le Page, Y., Pereira, J. M. C., Trigo, R., da Camara, C., Oom, D., and Mota, B.: Global fire activity patterns (1996–2006) and climatic influence: an analysis using the World Fire Atlas, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 7, 17299-17338, 2007.