2001 – 02 Post-doctorate scientist at the Max Planck Institut for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC, Jena, Germany). Resp. S.P. Harrison and Colin I. Prentice. Plant functional traits in the climate space of the Circum-Mediterranean region: a new approach based on the Modern European pollen database.
2000 Doctorat (PhD), Univ Aix-Marseille III, attached to the French Institute of Pondicherry, India for 3 yrs. Resp. R. Bonnefille. Thesis: Modern pollen signal and monsoon climate in Southwest India.
1997 DEA (Master) in Geosciences of the environnement, Univ Aix-Marseille III. Resp. J-D. meunier et R. Bonnefille. Thesis : Contribution of the phytolith analysis to reconstructing paleoenvironment of Aramis site, Middle Awash, Ethiopia.