Dr. Adrien Favillier

Portrait of Adrien Favillier
Curriculum Vitae

Adrien is a dendrochronologist interested about (1) the impact of the Climate Warming on mass movement occurences, especially snow avalanches, and about (2) deciphering the impact of the major volcanic eruptions —that occurred during the two last millennia— on the climate, using paleoproxies. His most recent collaborations focus mainly on improving dendrogeomorphic analysis in order to reconstruct past snow avalanche events and to identify robust trends in the snow avalanche activity at the regional scale.

Adrien received a Bachelor in environmental geography in 2012, and a Master in physical geography in 2014, from the Grenoble Alpes University. He was awarded a PhD in Physical Geography by the Clermont Auvergne University in 2019. In his doctoral work, he investigated the impacts of Climate Change on the snow avalanche activity in the Alps.

Adrien is a post-doc at the University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE), hired by the project SNF CALDERA where he researches about the impact of the major volcanic eruption on the climate using paleoclimatology, dendrochronology and dendroclimatology.

Research interests

Selected Publications

Mainieri R., Favillier A., Lopez-Saez J., Eckert N., Zgheib T., Morel P., Saulnier M., Peiry J.-L., Stoffel M., Corona C. (2020). Impacts of land-cover changes on snow avalanche activity in the French Alps. Anthropocene 30, 13. doi: 10.1016/j.ancene.2020.100244

de Bouchard d’Aubeterre G., Favillier A., Mainieri R., Lopez-Saez J., Eckert N., Saulnier M., Peiry J.-L., Stoffel M., Corona C. (2019). Tree-ring reconstruction of snow avalanche activity: Does avalanche path selection matter? Science of The Total Environment 684, 496–508. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.194

Favillier A., Guillet S, Trappmann D., Morel P., Lopez-Saez J., Eckert N., Zenhäusern G., Peiry J.-L., Stoffel M., Corona C. (2018). Spatio-temporal maps of past avalanche events derived from tree-ring analysis: A case study in the Zermatt valley (Valais, Switzerland). Cold Regions Science and Technology, 154, 9–22. doi: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2018.06.004

Favillier A., Guillet S., Morel P., Corona C., Lopez-Saez J., Eckert N., Ballesteros Cánovas J.A., Peiry J.-L., Stoffel M. (2017). Disentangling the impacts of exogenous disturbances on forest stands to assess multi-centennial tree-ring reconstructions of avalanche activity in the upper Goms Valley (Canton of Valais, Switzerland). Quaternary Geochronology, 42, 89–104. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2017.09.001

Favillier A., Mainieri R., Lopez-Saez J., Berger F., Stoffel M., Corona C. (2017). Dendrogeomorphic assessment of rockfall recurrence intervals at Saint Paul de Varces, Western French Alps. Géomorphologie, 23 (2), 109–119. doi: 10.4000/geomorphologie.11681

Dumas D. et Favillier A. (2017). Disparition du delta intérieur du Drac et naissance de la presqu’ïle grenobloise : signature de la fin du Petit Age Glaciaire. Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography. doi: 10.4000/cybergeo.27976

Corona C., Lopez-Saez J., Favillier A., Mainieri R., Eckert N., Trappmann D., Stoffel M., Bourrier F., Berger F. (2016). Modeling rockfall frequency and bounce height from three-dimensional simulation process models and growth disturbances in submontane broadleaved trees. Geomorphology, 281, 66–77. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.019

Favillier A., Lopez-Saez J., Corona C., Trappmann D., Toe D., Stoffel M., Rovéra G., Berger F. (2015). Potential of two submontane broadleaved species (Acer opalus, Quercus pubescens) to reveal spatiotemporal patterns of rockfall activity. Geomorphology 246, 35–47. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.010


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