Doctor in ecology (2006) on the diversity of woody species of fragmented forests, I joined Bordeaux Sciences Agro in 2006 as a lecturer in ecology. I teach general ecology, the biodiversity component of sustainable development, as well as the interactions between biodiversity and agriculture and forestry, and finally dendrology.
My research activities focus on understanding the functional role that vegetation communities play in the flow of nutrients within forest ecosystems under management. My research is organized around two complementary themes: i) a community approach whose aim is to determine the dynamics of understory and their contribution to the internal cycle of mineral elements and ii) a population-based approach to modeling population dynamics of nitrogen-fixing understory species, as a result of silvicultural management practices. My current research also focuses on applying global risk analysis to environmental issues such as forest management and biological invasion. This work is connected by the studied objects to my initial researches: the pine forest of Landes and the European gorse, a shrub species of the understory of the landes, fixing nitrogen, and one of the 100 species considered the most invasive in the World.