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Expert NameMr. Richard Albert Escadafal
Titleprojects coordinator and manager
DivisionInstitut de Recherche Pour le Developement
CityToulouse cedex 9
Telephone33 5 61558523
Work Experience2001- now : coordinator of the research projects of CESBIO (France) in the mediterranean region (particularly Morocco), through three regional EU funded projects: LandWaterMed, and recenlty IRRIMED and PLEIADeS on satellite monitoring of irrigation 1996-2000 : JRC, Ispra, Italy: coordinator of EU-funded CAMELEO project on satellite monitoring of desertification.(9 partners form DZ, EG, MA, TN) 1982-1995 : expert in the National Remote Sensing Center of Tunisia (Tunis): project ' Veille Satellitaire de la Désertification', training of young national scientists 1989-1991: visiting scientist at the University of Arizona, collaborative research with Prof. A.Huete on optical properties of arid soils and land surfaces 1978-1988: intensive field mapping and research in Southern Tunisia, concluded by PhD
Qualifications1989 Doctorat en Sciences de la Terre / télédetection (PhD) Université Paris 6 1977 Formation Orstom / DEA de pédologie Orstom et INA PG 1976 Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome ENSAIA, Nancy 1974 DEA d’Ecologie Végétale ULP , Strasbourg 1973 Maîtrise de Biochimie ULP, Strasbourg
Number of Publications119
Awards1. Member (2002) and then Chair (2010- ) of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification ( 2. Vice- Chair (for WEOG countries) of the Committee for Science and Technology of the UNCCD (2008-2009) 3. Co-founder, member of the Steering committee and Treasurer of the Association DesertNet International (2009)
Other Activities1. Expert-Evaluator for the European Commission (2003-2009: research proposals on arid environment of FP5, FP6 and FP7) 2. Chair of International Soil Science Society (ISSS), WG 'remote sensing' (2004-2008), organiser of three symposia 3. Expert of the ad hoc committee of CNES (French Space Agency) for the SPOT4 satellite (1996/1992) 4. Member of the Scientific Committee of IRD for Water and Soil Sciences (1990-1998)
PublicationsESCADAFAL, R., & Chehbouni, A.G. (2008). Monitoring Arid Land Surfaces with Earth Observation techniques: Examples of intense and extensive land uses. In J.Q.a.K.T. Evered (Ed.), Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic Social and Security Impacts (pp. 59-72). Tashkent, Springer ESCADAFAL, R. (2007). Les bases de la surveillance de la désertification par satellites. Sécheresse, 18, 263-270 Duchemin, B. et al., ESCADAFAL, (2005). Monitoring wheat phenology and irrigation in Central Morocco : on the use of relationship between evapotranspiration, crops coefficients, leaf area index and remotely-sensed vegetation indices. Agricultural Water Management 79, 1-27. ESCADAFAL, R., and Paracchini, M. (2005). "Geomatics for Land and Water management : achievements and challenges in the Euromed context. Proc.intern.workshop. JRC, 23-25 june 2004," EUR 21647 EN, Ispra, Italy, 255 p. ESCADAFAL R., Guemouria N.,(eds.) 2002. "Arid regions monitored by satellites : from observing to modeling for sustainable management". Proc. Intern. Symp, 12-15 nov.2001, Marrakech, Maroc, édition électronique (CD-ROM).
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