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Expert NameMr. Richard Albert Escadafal
TitleChair of CSFD, Directeur de recherche
DivisionCentre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO)
CityToulouse cedex 9
Telephone33 5 61558523
Work Experience22001- now : Chair of CSFD (Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification), Science and Technology Correspondent of France to the UNCCD and leader of research projects of CESBIO (France) in the Mediterranean region. 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 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 Publications181
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-now): 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. (2012). Observation à long terme des environnements arides par satellites : retour d'expériences et perspectives. Options méditerranéennes B (68): 41-69. Thomas RJ; Akhtar-Schuster M; Stringer LC; Marques MJ; ESCADAFAL R; Abraham E; Enne G (2012) Fertile ground? Options for a science-policy platform for land , Environmental Science and Policy, 16, pp.122-135. ESCADAFAL, 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 Chehbouni, A., ESCADAFAL, R., Duchemin, B., et al. (2008). An Integrated Modelling And Remote Sensing Approach For Hydrological Study In Arid And Semi-arid Regions. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29, 5161-5181(5121) 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.
DisciplineSoil Science
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