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Expert NameDr. Maud Loireau
TitleResearch engineer in geography, Team leader
CityMontpellier Cedex 5
Telephone33 04 67 54 87 14
Work ExperienceMy experience concerns spatial and interdisciplinary approach applied in the context of desertification, and support to the decision processes through the development of methods to integrate social aspects in observation systems. In particular, I developed a local environmental information system (SIEL) and contributed to its implementation on agro-pastoral areas in Africa. Using a generic approach and appropriate environmental models, it allows to assess the intensity of land degradation risk (past, current and future), relatively to the local human pressure and biophysical characteristics. This intensity differs in time and space depending on the level and spatial distribution of human and biophysical causes. I collaborate with scientific partners and institutions in charge of ROSELT observatories in the circum Saharan zone, mainly in Mediterranean area (Tunisia) and Western Africa (Niger); similar activities initiated in Brazil.
QualificationsDoctor, geography (; University Paul Valéry, Montpellier III, 1998
Number of Publications
Other Activities1. Member of CSFD 2. Member of GTD (Groupe de travail Désertification) 3. Member of European Desernet (member of advisory board)
PublicationsLOIREAU M., LAQUES A.-E., DÉRIOZ P., CALLOT Y., DELAÎTRE E., DESSAY N.,FARGETTE M., FETOUI M., MITJA D., NEYRA M., SGHAIER M., VENARD C., WILSONJRG., (2009). «Des observatoires environnementaux plus souples et plus légers au service du développement des zones difficiles à l’heure de la mondialisation et du changement climatique : propositions méthodologiques et place du paysage». Colloque International Sociétés en transition et développement local en zones difficiles, DELZOD, Jerba, Tunisie, 22-24 avril 2009. pp. 393-406. 2. LEBLANC M. J., FAVREAU G.E, MASSUEL S., TWEED S. O., LOIREAU M., CAPPELAERE B. (2008) «Land clearance and hydrological change in the Sahel : SW Niger». Global and Planetary Change, 2008, 61 (3-4), pp. 135-150. 3. LOIREAU M., SGHAIER M., FETOUI M., BA M., ABDELRAZIK M., D’HERBES J.-M., DESCONNETS J.-C., LEIBOVICI D., DEBARD S., DELAITRE E., (2007) «Système d’Information sur l’Environnement à l’échelle locale (SIEL) pour évaluer le risque de désertification : situations comparées circum-sahariennes (réseau ROSELT) », Science et changements planétaires / SECHERESSE, Vol. 18, N°4 «Surveillance à Long terme dans les zones arides et semi-arides », pp 328-335. 4. LOIREAU M., (2007) «Désertification et surveillance environnementale à long terme en Afrique : Roselt» Bois et forêts des tropiques, Dossier lutte contre la désertification, 3e trimestre 2007, n°293, pp 61-63. 5. LOIREAU M., D’HERBES J.-M., LEIBOVICI D., DESCONNETS J.-C., GRANOUILLAC B.,(2007) «An ICS for desertification monitoring in Africa Circum-Saharian zone: focus on one of its components, the SIEL-ROSELT» Seminar Proceedings ; Role of Information Circulation Systems in scientific and practical approaches to combat desertification. AIDCCD. Windhoek and Ondangwa, Namibia, 2-7 April 2006. pp 81-92.
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