Research topics

My main research topic relates to the links between farming practices, biodiversity and resilience of agroecosystems. Through a variety of dynamic models and case studies I focus more specifically on the two following questions:

1. What are the links between agricultural production and biodiversity in agroecosystems.
This first series of studies relates to both biodiversity providing ecosystem services and patrimonial biodiversity. Case studies related to this question include : wader conservation in the Atlantic marshlands (France) and cacao production in Central Sulawesi  (Indonesia).

2. What is the link between agroecosystem dynamics and resilience related properties.
This second series of studies relates to the quantification of robustness, resistance, flexibility and adaptability of agroecosystems. Case studies related to this question include : temperate grassland of Southcentral Wisconsin (USA), Steppe of outer Mongolia, rangeland systems of Southern Africa and  cacao agroforestry in Central Sulawesi  (Indonesia).

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About rodolphesabatier

Dr in Agroecology Engineer in Agronomics
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