Chaste Emeline

CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development)

Professional address

Cirad, UMR Eco&Sols
Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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Tel : +33(0)7.878.80.12.07

Academic background

2013-2018 Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
École Pratique des Hautes Études, Montpellier, France 

2010-2012 M.Sc. in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution (EBE)
University of Paris-Sud XI, Paris, France

Professionnal experiences

2022-2024 Post-doctoral Position
The DM-TropAFS project – Towards climate impact of tropical agroforestry: From local Data to global Model
UMR Eco&Sols – CIRAD, Montpellier

2020-2021 Post-doctoral Position
The BILJOU project – A forest soil water balance dataset to help diagnose the past and future drought events at the France-scale
UMR Silva – INRAE, Nancy, France

2018–2020 Post-doctoral Position
High-resolution predictive mapping of soil pH and temperature: modelling and performance assessment at different scales.
UMR Silva – AgroParisTech, Nancy, France

Current themes

My research focuses on the dynamics of forest ecosystems (boreal, tropical, mediterranean) over longer time periods. Broadly defined, the aim of my work is to characterize the response of forests to climate change and changes in natural disturbances regimes (fires, insect epidemics, soil drought, windthrow). I work at different levels of the forest ecosystem, from climate to soil water resources, analyzing a wide variety of databases (fiels measurements, modelling, teledetection) and applying mainly mechanistic models (LPJ-LMfire, BILJOU, ORCHIDEE)

Key words: Climate change, Multi-risks, Forests, Land surface model, Modelling