Sarah Cogos

Position: Doctoral Researcher
Detailed position: Doctoral Researcher

Team: Ecological trajectories and society

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution
Bât. 360, rue du Doyen André Guinier
91405 Orsay Cedex



Email: sarah.cogos (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

Key words: local and indigenous knowledge ; fire regimes ; boreal forest ; Sami reindeer husbandry ; ecological restoration

Research activity : Thesis: “How to restore the functioning of social-ecological systems ? Local and indigenous knowledge about fire regime in the boreal forest”

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Career path

  • 2016-2020: PhD project, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France / Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Umeå, Sweden
  • 2015: MSc Anthropology of the Environment, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
  • 2012: BSc Ecology, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Cogos, S., Roué, M. & Roturier, S. 2017. Sami place names and maps: transmitting knowledge of a cultural landscape in contemporary contexts. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 49(1): 43-51.

Cogos, S. Östlund, L. & Roturier, S. Forest fire and indigenous Sami land use – place names, fire dynamics and ecosystem change in northern Scandinavia, Accepted by Human Ecology.