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Expert NameMr. James Charles Aronson
TitleChargé de Recherche, 1st Grade
CityMontpellier Cedex
Telephone33 14 67613311
Work ExperienceExperimental introduction of multiurpose plants to various arid and semiarid regions, in context of sustainable development, agroforestry and/or restoration and rehabilitation ecology projects ; long-term collaborations in Chile and Israel. Repeated short-term contacts in drylands of Africa. Ongoing research in 1) applied ecology and management of nitrogen-fixing legumes, in desert, steppe, savanna, and mediterranean-type climate regions; 2) theoretical and applied restoration ecology.
QualificationsPh.D. 1989 : Plant ecology (comparison of desert and Mediterranean ecotypes), Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel 1989.
Number of Publications52
AwardsEditorial board member, Restoration Ecology, published by Blackwell Press.
Other ActivitiesFrequent consultancies on development and rehabilitation projects around the world. Ex. participated in FAO and UNDP sponsored team helping national forestry and agriculture ministries formulate a National Forestry Action Plan for the dry forests of the Dominican Republic; 1987. Frequent participation in international meetings, workshops, etc.; member of Society for Ecological Restoration (USA), INTECOL, inter alia.
Publications1. Aronson J., C. Floret, E. Le Floc'h, C. Ovalle et R. Pontanier 1993. Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems. I. A view from the South. Restoration Ecology 1:8-17. 2. Aronson J., C. Floret, E. Le Floc'h, C. Ovalle & R. Pontanier R. 1993. Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems. II. Case studies in Chile, Tunisia and Cameroon. Restoration Ecology 1 (3) : 168-187. 3. Blondel J. & J. Aronson 1994. Biodiversity and ecosystem function in the Mediterranean Basin. Non-human and human determinants. In Davis, G. and D.M. Richardson (eds.) Biodiversity and ecosystem function in Mediterranean-type ecosystems. Springer Verlag, Berlin. Pp. 43-119. 4. Aronson, J. 1989. HALOPH : Salt Tolerant Plants of the World - a computerized global data base of halophytes with emphasis on their economic uses. University of Arizona Press : Tucson, USA. 114 pp. 5. Pontanier, R., M'Hiri, A., Akrimi, N., Aronson, J. and Le Floc'h, E. (eds.) 1995. L'Homme peut-il r
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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