- 1994 : Bordeaux Sciences Agro (formerly known as ENITA Bordeaux)
- 1995 : D.E.A. Sciences du Bois (Msc. In wood science and technology)
- 2002 : Ph.D., Oregon State University
I am interested in a variety of topics associated with physiology and ecology of forested ecosystems, such as the discovery of knowledge in plant water relations, ecosystem ecology and ecohydrology, with special focus on 1) Drought tolerance and avoidance, and 2) Patterns of changes in structural and functional traits within individual plants.
My goal as a researcher is to improve the fundamental science understanding of how plants and terrestrial ecosystems respond to climate changes, and to provide tree breeders with policy-relevant information. I have carried out research on interactions between soil water and plant water use in contrasting ecosystems, in cooperation with scientists at INRA, Duke University, Oregon State University, N.C. State University and the USDA Forest Service.
Forestry, Wood Science, Plant Physiology, Forest Ecology, Trees and Climate Change.