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Expert NameDr. Florent Maraux
DivisionAnnual Crops Research Unit
CityMontpellier Cedex 5
Telephone33 04 67 61 56 37
Work ExperienceFlorent Maraux, 56 years, has a Ph.D in Soil Science (Agroparistech 1994), He is head of the Research "Annual Cropping Systems " Research Unit , from the Department of Agronomy in (PERSYST) CIRAD. His main scientific background in research, is understanding, describing and finally modelling the effects of the technical acts of the farmers on soil, yield, and environment. In development aspects, he worked in different frameworks and sales: in the Nicaragua (drinkable water, irrigation, local development) and in the international institutions (FAO, IFAD, where he was visiting scientist for 3 years). He mainly worked in the domain of the management of the research in CIRAD. He leaded the “Water management” Research Unit, the Agronomy program, and now the UR SCA. These units have, each to their manner, driven research projects on better understanding the development of the water, organic and mineral resources. With the UR SCA, the activity widens towards the management of the biotic risks, and wide scales including farm and landscape level. The career of F. Maraux is characterized by a strong commitment in the tropical world (in Central America and now mainly in Africa), and by the alternation of works of research, of activities of development, and of management of the research. He represents his research Unit and Cirad in many instances and initiatives.
QualificationsPhD 1994 INAPG
Number of Publications50
Other Activities1. Scientific board of VETAGROSUP (Lyon / Clermont Ferrand) 2. Scientific board of ISTOM (Pontoise) 3. Scientific board of the African Conservation Tillage network) 4. Elected as deputy member of the Agriculture Academy (Section V)
PublicationsFeller, C., Maraux, F., 2006 : Offre française en matière de recherche en agronomie et environnement en Afrique. Académie des sciences, RST n° 21, Rapport à l’Académie des Sciences de France, In : Sciences et pays en développement : Afrique subsaharienne francophone. - Les Ulis : EDP Sciences, 2006, p. 127-142. Maraux, F. (Coord.). Ashburner, J., Djamen P., Triomphe B., Kienzle J., 2005. Regards sur l'agriculture de conservation en Afrique de l'ouest et du centre et ses perspectives : contribution au 3ème Congrès mondial d'agriculture de conservation. - Rome : FAO, 114 p. Congrès Mondial d'Agriculture de Conservation. 3, 2005-10-03/2005-10-07, Nairobi, Kenya Scopel, E., Da Silva, F.A.M., Corbeels, M., Affholder, F., Maraux F., 2004. Modelling crop residue mulching effects on water use and production of maize under semi-arid and humid tropical conditions. Agronomie, 24 (6-7) : 383-395. Maraux, F., 2002. Agriculture générale. La mise en valeur des zones tropicales et les composantes du milieu: le climat et la production végétale. In Mémento de l'agronome. - Montpellier : CIRAD, 2002 Maraux, F., Lafolie, F., Bruckler, L., 1998. Comparison between mechanistic and functional models for estimating soil water balance: deterministic and stochastic approaches. Agricultural water management, 38 (1) : 1-20
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