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The Team: PhD students: Maxence Rojo

Maxence Rojo

Maxence Rojo is a PhD student at University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). In October 2011, he started his interdisciplinary thesis project research at Cultures, Régulations, Institutions et Territoires (CRIT) doctoral school, guided by Alexandra Lavriller (CEARC) and Chantal Claud (LMD). He studies extreme weather events and climate change in arctic and subarctic regions. These researches are one part of the BRISK project, a program of French National Agency for Research focused on building synergies between scientific and indigenous knowledge about Global Change in the Arctic by elaborating cutting-edge transdisciplinary methodologies to better understand the vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities of Arctic societies and environments. He did field research in Greenland (Uummannaq) and in Republic Tuva, Russia (Kyzyl and Tožu regions).


since 2013: ANR Project BRISK
since 2011: PhD in anthropology and meteorology at CRIT/UVSQ.
2011: Training « Influence of sudden stratospheric warming on troposhere ». Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Palaiseau, France.
2010-2011 : Master 2 Arctic Studies, UVSQ, France.
2010: Training at the NGO Codesosur-Sinergias, Puerto Montt, Chili.
2009-2010 : Master 1 Sciences of the Environment, Territory and the Economy (SETE), UVSQ, France.


Gallée, H., Viovy, N., Rojo, M., Claud, C. Impacts possibles du changement climatique futur sur les côtes du Groenland. Article accepted for publication
Rojo, M., Claud, C., Mallet, P-E., Noer, G., Carleton, A.M., Vicomte, M. Polar lows tracks over the Nordic Seas: a 14 winter climatological analysis. Article submitted

Partners of Rojo & Claud

V. Boïdosevich – Director of Toora Khem's boarding school (Tuva Republic, Tozu)
C. Chondan - Tuvan Institute of Human Sciences (Tuva republic, Kyzyl)
M. Monge-Bairovna – Director of Tuvan Institute of Human Sciences (Tuva Republic, Kyzyl)
G. Noer – Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Norway, Oslo)
Private reindeer herders (Republic Tuva, Tozu)