Dr Philippe Lemanceau

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Email: philippe.lemanceau@dijon.inra.fr

Co-author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon



Dr. Philippe Lemanceau is a senior scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). He is a soil microbiologist with a widely recognised expertise in plant-microbe interactions. He has published 85 papers and 32 book chapters, and has been editor for FEMS Microbial Ecology for several years and currently belongs to the editorial board of ISME Journal. He is heading a large Research Unit on Agroecology in Dijon aiming at developing sustainable cropping systems valorizing plant and microbial diversity in order to maintain a high agricultural production delivering at the same time ecosystem services, with a lower use of synthetic inputs. He has been coordinating an European project within the 4th framework-programme and is now coordinating a large scale programme within the 7th framework-programme EcoFINDERS (Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils) aiming at providing the European Commission with information on (i) soil biodiversity (including microbes and fauna) across Europe and (ii) relations between biodiversity, functions and ecosystems services according to the variety of European environmental conditions (soil and climate types, land uses) for the preparation of the European Soil Directive. This programme includes 23 partners distributed in 10 European Countries plus China.