Florent Mouillot is a senior scientist at Research Institute for Development (IRD), at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) in Montpellier.

His research cover different aspects of wildfire, from climate, human and plant ecology fire drivers assessment, to fire impacts on ecosystems and biosphere/atmosphere interactions. More particularly his research covers mid-term (decade to century) fire history reconstruction from remote sensing and archives, aiming at capturing long term trends, abrupt breakpoints, or fire weather relationships adjustments according to fire management or vegetation changes. His region of interest mostly cover the Mediterranean Basin including the southern part with a contrasted socio economic history compared to the European part, and France.

Keys publications




Vallet, L., Schwartz, M., Ciais, P., van Wees, D., de Truchis, A., and Mouillot, F.: High-resolution data reveal a surge of biomass loss from temperate and Atlantic pine forests, contextualizing the 2022 fire season distinctiveness in France, Biogeosciences, 20, 3803–3825,, 2023.


Nature-Communications Earth and Environment

Haliuc A., Daniau A. L., Mouillot Florent, Chen Wentao, Leys B., David V., Hanquiez V., Dennielou B., Schefuss E., Bayon G., Crosta X. (2023). Microscopic charcoals in ocean sediments off Africa track past fire intensity from the continent. Nature-Communications Earth and Environment, 4 (1), p. 133 [11 p.].


Quaternary Science Reviews

Genet M., Daniau A. L., Mouillot Florent, Hanquiez V., Schmidt S., David V., Georget M., Abrantes F., Anschutz P., Bassinot F., Bonnin J., Dennielou B., Eynaud F., Hodell D. A., Mulder T., Naughton F., Rossignol L., Tzedakis P., Sanchez-Goni M. F. (2021). Modern relationships between microscopic charcoal in marine sediments and fire regimes on adjacent landmasses to refine the interpretation of marine paleofire records : an Iberian case study. Quaternary Science Reviews, 270, p. 107148 [17 p.]. ISSN 0277-3791.


Nature-Scientific Reports

Ruffault J., Curt T., Moron V., Trigo R. M., Mouillot Florent, Koutsias N., Pimont F., Martin-StPaul N., Barbero R., Dupuy J. L., Russo A., Belhadj-Khedher C. (2020). Increased likelihood of heat-induced large wildfires in the Mediterranean Basin. NatureScientific Reports, 10 (1), 13790 [9 p.]. ISSN 2045-2322.


Global Change Biology

Mouillot Florent, Field C.B. (2005). Fire history and the global carbon budget : a 1 degrees x 1 degrees fire history reconstruction for the 20th century. Global Change Biology, 11 (3), p. 398-420. ISSN 1354-1013.

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