Fanny Lhardy

Postdoctoral researcher




          Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 - 415

          Office: room 231

Postal address:

          Max Planck Institute für Meteorology

          Bundesstraße 53

          20146 Hamburg




          The Ocean in the Earth System

Research Group:

          Ocean Biogeochemistry (led by Tatiana Ilyina)





          ORCID: 0000-0001-6694-8695

          Researchgate: Fanny Lhardy

          Twitter: @LhardyFanny


Research interests

  • modelling paleoclimates at the scale of glacial-interglacial cycles
  • carbon / climate interactions
  • ocean biogeochemistry and physics


In the framework of the PalMod project, I am:

  • integrating an online weathering scheme into MPI-ESM
  • analysing the response of ocean biogeochemistry to abrupt events during the last deglaciation


List of publications


F. Lhardy. Role of Southern Ocean sea ice on deep ocean circulation and carbon cycle at the Last Glacial Maximum. PhD thesis, Université Paris-Saclay, 2021.


F. Lhardy, N. Bouttes, D. M. Roche, A. Abe-Ouchi, Z. Chase, K. Crichton, R. Ivanovic, M. Jochum, M. Kageyama, H. Kobayashi, L. Menviel, J. Muglia, R. Nuterman, A. Oka, A. Schmittner, G. Vettoretti, and A. Yamamoto. A first intercomparison of the simulated LGM carbon results within PMIP-carbon: role of the ocean boundary conditions. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36(10):1−15, 2021a. doi: 10.1029/2021PA004302

F. Lhardy, N. Bouttes, D. M. Roche, X. Crosta, C. Waelbroeck, and D. Paillard. Impact of Southern Ocean surface conditions on deep ocean circulation during the LGM: a model analysis. Climate of the Past, 17:1139−1159, 2021b. doi: 10.5194/cp-17-1139-2021

N. Bouttes, F. Lhardy, D. M. Roche, T. Mandonnet. PMIP-carbon: A model intercomparison effort to better understand past carbon cycle changes. Past Global Changes Magazine, PAGES project, 29(2):88−89, 2021. doi: 10.22498/pages.29.2.88

A. Quiquet, D. M. Roche, C. Dumas, N. Bouttes, and F. Lhardy. Climate and ice sheet evolutions from the last glacial maximum to the pre-industrial period with an ice sheet − climate coupled model. Climate of the Past, 17:2179−2199, 2021. doi: 10.5194/cp-17-2179-2021

L. Missiaen, L. Menviel, K. J. Meissner, D. M. Roche, J.-C. Dutay, N. Bouttes, F. Lhardy, A. Quiquet, S. Pichat, and C. Waelbroeck. Modelling the impact of biogenic particle flux intensity and composition on sedimentary Pa/Th. Quaternary Science Reviews, 240:1−12, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106394

M. Kageyama, S. P. Harrison, M.-L. Kapsch, M. Löfverström, J. M. Lora, U. Mikolajewicz, S. Sherriff-Tadano, T. Vadsaria, A. Abe-Ouchi, N. Bouttes, D. Chandan, A. N. LeGrande, F. Lhardy, G. Lohmann, P. A. Morozova, R. Ohgaito, W. R. Peltier, A. Quiquet, D. M. Roche, X. Shi, A. Schmittner, J. E. Tierney, and E. Volodin. The PMIP4-CMIP6 Last Glacial Maximum experiments: preliminary results and comparison with the PMIP3-CMIP5 simulations. Climate of the Past, 17:1065−1089, 2021. doi: 10.5194/cp-2019-169


Curriculum Vitae



  • Since December 2021: Postdoctoral researcher at MPI-M, Hamburg
  • 2018-2021: PhD student at LSCE-IPSL (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, CEA/CNRS/UVSQ), Paris Saclay, under the supervision of Didier M. Roche and Nathaëlle Bouttes. Thesis defended on September 27th, 2021



  • Since 2021: Agent of the French National Education (non-active service)
  • 2018-2020: Teaching assistant in charge (64 hrs/year) of petrology and biochemistry labs, and maths refresher courses



  • 2017-2018: Master degree in physics of the ocean, atmosphere and climate (M2R OACOS) at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 2016-2017: Master degree in biology and geology (M2 Pro FEADéP SV-STU) at ENS de Lyon. Passed the teaching license (Agrégation Science de la Vie, de la Terre de de l’Univers) in 2017 (rank 22)
  • 2015-2016: International exchange at Brock University, ON, Canada
  • 2014-2015: Bachelor degree in geoscience at ENS de Lyon
  • 2011-2014: Classe préparatoire (BCPST) at Lycée Saint-Louis, Paris. A two to three-years intensive course in biology, chemistry, physics and geology preparing for the competitive entrance examinations to French grandes écoles (leading institutions of higher education). Passed the ENS de Lyon entrance exam in 2014 (rank 32)
  • 2008-2011: High school at Lycée François Couperin, Fontainebleau. Passed the Baccalauréat (science major, maths option) with highest honors in 2011



          23/04/1993 in Fontainebleau, France