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Expert NameMrs. Monique Mainguet
TitleHon. Professor
DivisionDirector of laboratory of Zonal geography and development
InstitutionUniversité de Reims, Champagne-Ardenne
Telephone33 04 66299282
Email1) moniquemainguet(at) 2) monique.mainguet(at)
Work ExperienceMy first experience in 1962 at Strasbourg, University was a geomorphic task to elaborate the first geomorphic maps in latin America (Venezuela, Peru, Chile). Successively in the University of Paris 10 and in the University of Reims, I was involved in combating land degradation in the Sahel , south of Sahara, mainly the spatial damages gendered by wind erosion in the context of desertification. There fore I created and assumed the Direction of “Laboratoire de Géographie Zonale pour le Development” (LGZD) I developed a synoptic model of Aeolian erosion (GWAS General Wind Action by System at the scale of the whole desert for example Sahara and Regional Wind Action System (RWAS), at the scale on one country Egypt for example.Which were used in the implementation of strategies of development in Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Niger (with Gerdat). I have worked also on wind erosion in combination with other physical processes of degradation (water erosion) and human activities in Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Tchad (with IGN) I collaborate also with Institute Geographic National of Paris : training courses on remote sensing for developing countries of Africa, with FAO, UNDP and WMO lecturing on surfaces dynamics. I was during 4 years director of DC/PAC/Desertification control, programme activity centre) in UNEP; Presently my main interest is the relationships between human pressures and physical factors of land degradation, the rural perceptive of land degradation and to apprehend the farmers and pastoralists answers vis-à-vis desertification.
QualificationsDoctorat d’Etat : Le modelé des Grès, Institut Géographique National Univ. Paris Sorbonne 1972 Thèse de 3ème cycle : La décomposition des roches dans les Andes vénézuéliennes Université de Strasbourg 1966
Number of Publications260
Awards1. Mérite National Centrafricain, for services rendus at the University of Bangui 2. Membre d'honneur de la "Gesellschaft für Erd und Völkerkunde zu Stuttgart E.V." 3. 1984 Chevalier des Palmes Académiques 4. Décembre 1996 Prix "Victor-Amédée du Boc
Other Activities1. Member of CSFD_Comité Scientifique français de la Désertification 2. Membre of IUF Institut Universitaire de France 3. Member of European Desertnet International DNI
Publications1. Mainguet M. 1991 Desertification. Natural Backgroung end Human Mismanagement. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 306 p. (2éditions) 2. Le’Solle R., Mainguet M., 1993 Aral. Springer Verlag Paris (traduction en allemand) 3 Mainguet M. 1995 _L’homme et la sécheresse__ 4 Mainguet M. 1995, Aridity; droughts and human development Springer Verlag Heidelberg 302 p 5. Mainguet M. 2003 Les pays secs : Environnement et développement, Ellipse Paris 159p
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