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Research unit leaders

The 37 research unit leaders supervise the work being carried out by about 1300 scientists and 600 PhD students who are collectively involved in the various research units making up the Foundation’s scientific network . The Research Unit Leaders are mainly involved in the development and implementation of collaborative research projects and international partnerships supported by the Foundation.


The 37 research units making up Agropolis Foundation’s scientific network are clustered into five (5) interrelated domains:

Plant genetics Plant breeding Plant adaptation with plant breeding and plant genetics Plant adaptation with plant breeding and plant genetics


Genetics and genomics, plant breeding, ecophysiology

Leader

Research Unit (French Acronym)

Institution

Alain Gojon
Plant Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry (BPMP) SupAgro, INRA, CNRS, Montpellier University
Alain Ghesquière Diversity and Adaptation of Cultivated Plants (DIAPC) SupAgro, INRA, IRD, Montpellier University
Patrice This Genetic Improvement and Plant Adaptation (AGAP) SupAgro, INRA, CIRAD, IRD, Montpellier University
Jean-Marc Deragon Genome and plant development laboratory (LGDP) CNRS, IRD, UPVD
Bertrand Muller Ecophysiology of Plants under Environmental Stresses (LEPSE) SupAgro, INRA
T. Fourcaud Botany and computational plant architecture (AMAP) Montpellier University, CNRS, INRA, IRD, CIRAD
Hélène Gautier
Horticultural Plants and Culture Systems (PSH) INRA Avignon

 

Véronique Lefebvre

 

Genetic improvement of Fruits & Vegetables (GALF)
INRA Avignon

 

Integrated crop protection, plant pests and diseases, symbiotes, population ecology

Leader

Research Unit (French Acronym)

Institution

Claire Neema
Biology and genetics of plant/ pathogen interactions (BGPI) SupAgro, INRA, CIRAD
Flavie Vanlerberghe Centre for Biology and Management of Populations (CBGP) INRA, SupAgro, IRD, CIRAD
R. Duponnois Laboratory of Tropical and Mediterranean Symbioses (LSTM) UMII, IRD, INRA, SupAgro, CIRAD
Valérie Verdier Plant resistance to pest and diseases (IMPE) CIRAD, IRD, Montpellier University
Marc Bardin
Plant Pathology (AVI-PATHO) INRA Avignon
Christian Cilas

Controlling Pest and Diseases in Tree Crops (B-AMR)

CIRAD
Bertrand Reynaud Plant communities and biological invaders in tropical environments (PVBMT) CIRAD, Université de la Réunion
N. Volkoff Diversity, genome and microorganism-insect interactions (DGIMI) INRA, Montpellier University

 

Agro-ecosystems, agri-environmental innovations and resource management

leader

Research Unit (French Acronym)

Institution

Jérôme Molenat Laboratory for Soils, Agrisystems, Hydrosystems interaction studies (LISAH) SupAgro, INRA, IRD
T. Fourcaud Botany and computational plant architecture (AMAP) Montpellier University, CNRS, INRA, IRD, CIRAD
Jean-Luc Chotte Soil and Rhizosphere Biogeochemistry (ECO & SOLS) CIRAD, INRA, IRD, SupAgro
Eric Rigolot
Ecology of the Mediterranean Forests (URFM) INRA Avignon
Martine Antona Renewable resources and environment management (GREEN) CIRAD
Christian Gary Functioning and management of tropical and Mediterranean culture systems (SYSTEM) SupAgro, INRA, CIRAD
Eric Malézieux Agroecological Functioning and Performances of Horticultural Cropping Systems (Hortsys) CIRAD
Eric Scopel
Agro-écologie et Intensification Durable des cultures Annuelles (AIDA) CIRAD
Jean-Michel Risede Banana, plantain and pine apple cropping systems (GECO) CIRAD
Jean-Philippe Steyer Environmental biotechnology laboratory (LBE) INRA
Tewfik Sari Information and technology for agricultural processes (ITAP)
IRSTEA
SupAgro
Liliana Di Pietro Mediterranean Environment and modeling of agri-hydrosystems (EMMAH) INRA Avignon, Univ. Avignon et Pays de Vaucluse

P. Neveu

 

Jean-Philippe Tonneau

Mathematics, informatics and statistics for environment and agronomy (MISTEA)

Tetis - Land, environment, remote sensing and spatial information (Tetis)

INRA
SupAgro
 
 
 
INRA, IRSTEA, AgroParis Tech

 

Agri-food systems, processing and quality of food and non-food materials

Leader

Research Unit (French Acronym)

Institution

Hugo de Vries Agropolymer Engineering and Emerging Technologies (IATE) Montpellier University, SupAgro, INRA, CIRAD
Jean-Marie Sablayrolles Sciences for Oenology (SPO) Montpellier University, INRA, SupAgro
Catherine Renard
Security and quality of plant products (SQPOV) INRA Avignon, UAPV
D. Pallet Integrated Food Quality System (QUALISUD) SupAgro, Montpellier University, CIRAD

 

Innovation processes and social management of innovation

Leader

Research Unit (French Acronym)

Institution

Martine Antona
Renewable resources and environment management (GREEN) CIRAD
Jean-Marc Salles Montpellier Laboratory for Theoretical and Applied Economics (LAMETA) Montpellier University, SupAgro, CNRS, INRA
P. Moustier Markets, Organizations, Institutions and Operator Strategies (MOISA) SupAgro, INRA, Ciheam- IAMM, CIRAD, IRD
G. Faure Innovation and development in Agriculture and the Agrifood Sector (INNOVATION) CIRAD, SupAgro, INRA
Plinio Sist Tropical forest goods and ecosystem services (B&SEF) CIRAD