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Jean-Paul Chassany

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Animal Science
Natural Resource Management
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Geographical Focus
Job function
National Institute of Agronomics Research (INRA),
Telephone number
33 6 10 90 57 69/00 33
Work experience
I began as a teacher for 4 years in a tunisian agriculture school in semi arid area (Sfax) and then as assistant in rural development section, at (INAT) In Tunis. Then, coming back to France, at INRA, in Montpellier, I developed research on farming systems dynamics in Mediterranean marginalized area and their impact on local development. In the eighties, I studied the relations between agriculture development and environmental dynamics and the concept of continuous observation of these evolutions as a decision tool for local actors (PIREN CNRS: Observation of ecologic change in relation with economic and social change). I was the scientific responsible for the Causses/Cévennes area and also for the following Program “Recreating Nature”, (Parc national des Cévennes (PnC)/ Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris). Now I am dealing with problems of “territorial resources” participative development and management in arid and semi arid Mediterranean areas, in relation with natural resources conservation._x000D_
Thematic areas: Rural Development, Natural Resources management, Public Policies Evaluation
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
- National Agronomics Institute (in Paris), 1963, _x000D_
- DEA in economics, Montpellier University _1976
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1.ARNAUD, M.-T. ; CHASSANY, J.-P. (1997) Economic and ecological consequences of the disappearance of traditionnal practices related to chestnut groves. - Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 49, n° 4, pp. 373-391, Académic Press Limited _x000D_
2. CHASSANY JP., 1999, Economic and Social Apparaisal of the Feasability of Land Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reallocation in arid and semiarid zones: a holistic approach, in Journal of Native and Agricultural Environments: Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, vol.13, n°4 : p. 383-395, 1999, Taylor et Francis _____________________________ _x000D_
3. CHASSANY JP, CROSNIER C, COHEN M, LARDON S, LHUILLIER C, OSTY PL, (2002) Réhabilitation et restauration de pelouses sèches en voie de fermeture sur le causse Méjan : quels enjeux pour une recherche en partenariat ? Rev. Écol. (Terre Vie), supplément 9, 2002. _x000D_
4 Bessaoud O., Chassany JP, Abdelhakim T, Nawar M, 2005, Le développement rural durable en Méditerranée, Agri.Med, Agriculture, pêche, alimentation et développement rural durable dans la région méditerranéenne, Rapport Annuel CIHEAM_x000D_
5.CHASSANY J.P., Salles J.M., 2012, Potentiels et limites des paiements pour services environnementaux dans les programmes de lutte contre la désertification, , Sécheresse vol. 23, n°3, juillet août septembre 2012, pp 177-184.
Other activities
Leadership of the Laboratory of Rural Economics at INRA Montpellier (1992-2000)_x000D_
President of the “Mediterranean Forest” French Association”________ _x000D_
Vice-president of the scientific committee of the National Park of Cévennes, _South of France_x000D_
Administrator of the French Association of Pastoralism
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UMR INRA/LAMETA, Place Viala, 34060, 34 060
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