EcoSummit 2016 Co-Chair

Sébastien Barot, IRD, France

Sébastien Barot

S. Barot has been working for the French Institute for Researches for the Development (IRD) since 2002 and been promoted as ‘‘senior scientist’’ in 2011 in the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Sciences-Paris. He is now working on different subjects of soil ecology, mostly on aboveground-belowground interactions, nutrient cycling and soil biodiversity. He is also involved in many projects about vegetation dynamics and plant demography. In all his researches he has combined field work in savannas, experimentations in controlled conditions and mathematical modelling. He is strongly interested in Ecological Engineering and agro-ecology. He is currently leader of a team of 6 permanent scientists. He has supervised 12 PhD students. He is vice-president of the French Society for Ecology and vice-president of the scientific committee of the Foundation for Researches on Biodiversity. S. Barot has published 80 papers and 5 book chapters.

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