Jean Christophe Roggy
Jean Christophe Roggy, in 1998, obtained a Ph.D. degree with thesis in microbial ecology, and in 2010, received an HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches). His areas of expertise include ecophysiology, functional ecology, soil microbial ecology, and ecosystem functioning. He currently serves as a Senior Scientist specialized in functional ecology, responsible of the BioSol Laboratory in the ECOFOG Unit Research. His field of research concerns the role of the functional diversity (tree species and soil microbial communities) in the global functioning of tropical rainforest ecosystems. He has developed approaches in ecology to understand the relations between diversity of tree species, ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem services, considering the effects of exploitation, anthropic pressure, and global change. Since 2 years, he has been interested in the biological functioning of soils, in their role in the global functioning of tropical forest ecosystems, and in the understanding of the impacts of perturbations on this functioning to complete our knowledge on the consequences of land use changes in ecosystem services and functions. These approaches have operational outlets for local preoccupations in terms of landscape management.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011