Antoine Bercovici
UMR 6118 du CNRS
Géosciences Rennes
Bat. 15 – Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex

Antoine Bercovici is a paleobotanist and sedimentologist currently finishing his PhD at the University of Rennes 1 (France). His main interest lies in the study of ecosystems responses associated to mass extinction events. His ongoing research focuses on the study of end-Permian environments and the relationship between continental sedimentation, plant cover and topography to reconstruct the evolution of environments and climate before the mass extinction event. Additionally, he has done extensive work on the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary in the Northern Great Plains (USA), and is interested in evaluating the response of the local ecosystem (including both continental environments and the biosphere) to this event. This work led to propose a more acurate way of determining the palynologically defined boundary by including palaeoenvironment and taphonomical data to the fossil record.