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Jean-Philippe Jenny

PostDoc Researcher

Model-Data Integration Group
email: jjenny (at)
phone: +49 3641 576290
room: C2.008a

Professional background | My work at BG | Research interests | Groups | Publications

Professional background

  • 2015 Visiting researcher at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Identifying priority areas of paleolimnological research to inform a regional study of soil erosion dynamics
  • 2014-2016 Postdoc fellowship at National Institute of Scientific Research, Québec, Canada
    Investigating dynamic of freshwater hypoxia globally and in Europe during the last 200 yrs using varved lake sediments
  • 2009-2013 PhD fellow at EDYTEM (CNRS) and CARRTEL (INRA), Grenoble University, France
    Reconstructing eutrophication and hypoxia dynamic in 3 perialpine lakes during the last 200 yrs using varve sediments
  • 2009 Research internship, fluviatile sedimentology and modelling, Ecole des Mines, Paris, France
    2008-2009 MSc Sedimentology (Lithosphere, Basin, Petroleum), Jussieu University, Paris, France
    2007-2008 MSc Geology (Marine sedimentology, Exploration and Resources) Cardiff University, UK
    2004-2007 BSc Geology (Earth Sciences and biology), Lille University, France

My work at BGI

  • Collecting data on soil erosion from high-resolved lake sediment archives: new acquisitions and bibliographic searches
  • Integrating in model approaches a new paleo-database on soil erosion and C-storage for the last 200 yrs
  • Reconstructing rates of changes in global soil erosion and effects on carbon cycle

Research Interests:

  • Anthropocene
  • Lake sediments
  • Time series analysis
  • Soil erosion, surface geochemical transfers
  • Freshwater eutrophication, hypoxia (oxygen depletion)

Workshops/ Groups

PAGES 1st Regional Integration Group meeting, 30 Mai- 2 June 2016, Chambéry, France (PAGES - Past Global Change)
PAGES 3rd Aquatic Transitions Group meeting, 26-28 April 2016, Maine, USA
PAGES Varve Working Group meeting, 17-19 June 2015, Gdansk, Poland
PAGES 1st meeting of the Global Soil and Sediment transfers group, 19-21 August 2015, Bonn, Germany
PAGES 2nd Aquatic Transitions Group meeting, 4-7 July 2015, Lanzhou, China
PAGES, 1st Aquatic Transitions Group meeting, 21-24 April 2015, Keyworth, Nottingham, UK
GLEON, 16th meeting of Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, 27-31 Oct 2014, Orford, Canada


- Jenny JP, P. Francus, Z. E. Taranu, I. G. Eaves, A. Normandeau, F. Lapointe, J. Jautzy, A. E. K. Ojala, J. M. Dorioz. Identifying priority areas of paleolimnological research (in prep)
- Lapointe F, Francus P, Lamoureux S, Jenny JP, Vuille M. Imprint of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on the western Canadian arctic climate over the past 1,000 years. NGC (Submitted)
- Alric B, Most M, Spaak P, Jenny JP, Pignol C, Domaizon I, Perga ME. Long-term changes in Daphnia reproductive behaviour in three large deep lakes (Submitted)
- Arnaud F., J. Poulenard, C. Giguet-Covex, B. Wilhelm, Jenny JP, S. Révillon, D. Enters, L. Fouinat, P. Sabatier, E. Chapron, B. Vannière, E. Doyen, A. Simonneau. Erosion under climate and human pressures: An alpine lake sediment perspective. Quaternary Research Science.
- Jenny JP, A. Normandeau, P. Francus, Z. E. Taranu, I. Gregory-Eaves, F. Lapointe, J. Jautzy, A. E. K. Ojala, J. M. Dorioz, A. Schimmelmann and B. Zolitschka. Urban point sources of nutrients were the leading cause for the historical spread of hypoxia across European lakes. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605480113
- M-E. Perga, S.C. Maberly, Jenny JP, B. Alric, C. Pignol, Naffrechoux. A century of human-driven changes in the carbon dioxide concentration of lakes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005286. [pdf]
- Jenny JP, Francus P, Normandeau A, Lapointe F, Perga ME, Ojala EK, Schimmelmann A, Zolitschka B (2015) Global spread of hypoxia in freshwater ecosystems during the last three centuries is caused by rising local human pressure. Global Change Biology, doi : 10.1111/gcb.13193. [pdf]
- ME Perga, V. Frossard, Jenny JP, B. Alric, F. Arnaud, V. Berthon, J. Black, I. Domaizon, , C. Giguet-Covex, A. Kirkham, , M. Magny, M. Manca , A. Marchetto, L. Millet, C. Paillès, C. Pignol , B. Ponti, J. Poulenard, J.L. Reyss, F. Rimet, P. Sabatier, O. Savitchtcheva, F. Sylvestre, V. Verneaux, C. Villar (2015) High-resolution paleolimnology opens new management perspectives for lakes adaptation to climate warming. Front. Ecol.Evol.3:72. doi : 10.3389/fevo.2015.00072 [pdf]
- Jenny JP, Arnaud F, Dorioz JM, Alric B, Sabatier P, Perga ME. Inherited hypoxia : A new challenge for reoligotrophicated lakes under global warming. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. ID : 1615061-1355380 [pdf]
- Naffrechoux E, Cottin N, Pignol C, Jenny JP, Arnaud F, Perga ME. Historical profiles of PCB in dated sediment cores from the greater French subalpine lakes (Geneva, Bourget and Annecy) : an indication of contamination source ? Environmental Science & Technology 49(3):1303-10. doi : 10.1021/es5043996 [pdf]
- Jenny JP, B. Wilhelm, F. Arnaud, P. Sabatier • C. Giguet Covex • A. Mélo, B. Fanget, E. Malet, E. Ployon, M. E. Perga (2014) A 4D sedimentological approach to reconstructing the flood frequency and intensity of the Rhône River (Lake Bourget, NW European Alps). J Paleolimnology. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-014-9768-4 [pdf]
- Frossard V, Verneaux V, Millet L, Jenny JP, Arnaud F, Magny M, Perga ME (2014) Depth-specific responses of the chironomid community to contrasting anthropogenic pressures : A paleolimnological perspective of 150 years. Freshwater Biology. Freshwater Biology. DOI : 10.1111/fwb.12243 [pdf]
- Berthon V, Marchetto A, Rimet F, Dormia E, Jenny JP, Pignol C, Perga ME (2013) Trophic history of French sub-alpine lakes over the last 150 years : phosphorus reconstruction and assessment of taphonomic biases. 72(3) : 417-429, Journal of Limnology. [pdf]
- Frossard V., Verneaux V., Millet L., Jenny JP, Arnaud f., Magny M., Perga M.E (2013) Reconstructing long-term changes (150 years) in the metabolism of a clearwater lake using the stable carbon isotope composition (δ13C) of chironomid and cladoceran subfossil remains. Fresh Water Biology. [pdf]
- Jenny JP, Arnaud F, Dorioz JM, Giguet Covex C, Frossard C, Sabatier P, Millet L, Reyss JL, Tachikawa K, Bard E, Pignol C, Perga ME (2013) A spatiotemporal investigation of varved sediments highlights the dynamics of hypolimnetic hypoxia in a large hard-water lake over the last 150 years. Limnology and Oceanography. 58(4), 1395-1408. [pdf]
- Frossard V, Millet L, Verneaux V, Jenny JP, Arnaud F, Magny M, Poulenard J, Perga ME (2013) Chironomid assemblages in cores from multiple water depths reflect oxygen-driven changes in a deep French lake over the last 150 years. Journal of Paleolimnology. 1–17. [pdf]
- Giguet-Covex C, Poulenard J, Chalmin E, Arnaud F, Jenny JP, Dorioz JM (2013) XANES spectroscopy as a tool to trace phosphorus transformation during soil genesis and mountain ecosystem development from lake sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 118 : 129-147. [pdf]
- Alric B, Jenny JP, Berthon V, Arnaud F, Pignol C, Reyss JL, Perga ME. (2013) Local forcings affect lake zooplankton vulnerability and response to climate warming. Ecology. DOI : 10.1890/12-1903.1 [pdf]
- Savichtcheva O, Debroas D, Kurmayer R, Villar C, Jenny JP, Arnaud F, Perga ME, Domaizon I (2011) Quantitative PCR Enumeration of Total/Toxic Planktothrix rubescens and Total Cyanobacteria in Preserved DNA Isolated from Lake Sediments. Appl Environ Microbiol 77:8744–8753. [pdf]

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