Martial Bernoux is a Soil scientist at the French Research Institute for Development, France ((IRD) www.ird.fr) within research unit Eco&Sols: http://www5.montpellier.inra.fr/ecosols_eng/. Bernoux received a Ph.D. degree in soil science awarded by the University of Orleans (France), 1998; a Ph.D. degree in isotopic Sciences awarded by the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), 1998. Bernoux is particularly interested in the evaluation of the role of soils in forest and agricultural ecosystems in carbon sequestration focusing on soil carbon temporal and spatial dynamics and their integration at regional or national scale, mainly under tropical, subtropical and Mediterranean conditions. Bernoux's Scientific interests are in the global change context with focus on (i) data: their availability, organization, and estimation of lacking data (pedotransfer functions), (ii) spatialization: based-map (SIG) and geostatistics approaches, (iii) modeling: isotope-based (13C) modeling and mechanistic approaches, and (iv) integration of spatial and temporal dimensions. Since 2009, Bernoux has been a FAO Consultant and contributed in the development of the FAO Ex-ante Appraisal Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) to provide ex-ante estimates of the mitigation impacts of agriculture and forestry development projects and policies (www.fao.org/tc/exact/en).
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012