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Independent experts nominated by country party

Robin Duponnois

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Discipline of Expertise
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Geographical Focus
Job function
Research Director, Senior Scientist
Telephone number
33 (0)4 67 59 37 86
Work experience
1. Scientific projects: Management of the soil mycorrhizal infectivity to rehabilitate degraded soils in arid and semi-arid areas_x000D_
2. Scientific coordinator of the research project "Fight against desertification in Africa. Promoting food security and poverty reduction". Program of scientific cooperation between the Research Institute for Development (IRD), the Agency Pan-African Agency for the Great Green Wall and the National Council Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil_x000D_
3. Scientific referee for the Research National Agency (ANR), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc _x000D_
4. Co-Director of the IRD implantation in Senegal (2005-10) and Burkina Faso (2002-05) _x000D_
thematic areas: Ecological resilience
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD. University Nancy 1. February 1992. Title: "The Mycorrhization Helper Bacteria of the Laccaria laccata S 238 / Douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii) (Mirb.) Franco) ectomycorrhizal symbiosis
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Kisa, M., Sanon, A., Thioulouse, J., Assigbetse, K., Sylla, S., Spichiger, R., Dieng, L., Berthelin, J., Prin, Y., Galiana, A., Lepage, M. & Duponnois, R. (2007). Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis can counterbalance the negative influence of the exotic tree species Eucalyptus camaldulensis on the structure and functioning of soil microbial communities in a sahelian soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 62: 32-44_x000D_
2. Sanon, A., Beguiristain, T., CĂ©bron, A., Berthelin, J., Ndoye, I., Leyval, C., Sylla, S. & Duponnois, R. (2009). Changes in soil diversity and global activities following invasions of the exotic invasive plant, Amaranthus viridis L., decrease the growth of native sahelian Acacia species. FEMS Microbiology and Ecology, 70: 118-131._x000D_
3. Duponnois, R., Ouahmane, L., Kane, A., Thioulouse, J., Hafidi, M., Boumezzough, A., Prin, Y, Baudoin, E., Galiana, A. & Dreyfus, B. (2011). Nurse shrubs increased the early growth of Cupressus seedlings by enhancing belowground mutualism and microbial soil functionalities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43: 2160-2168._x000D_
4. Baohanta, R., Thioulouse, J., Ramanankierana, H, Prin, Y., Rasolomampianina, R., Baudoin, E., Rakotoarimanga, N., Galiana, A., Randriambanona, H., Lebrun, M. & Duponnois, R. (2012). Restoring native forest ecosystems after exotic tree plantation in Madagascar: combination of the local ectotrophic species Leptolena bojeriana and Uapaca bojeri mitigates the negative influence of the exotic species Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Pinus patula. Biological Conservation, 14: 2407-2421 _x000D_
5. Boudiaf, I., Baudoin, E., Sanguin, H., Beddiar, A., Thioulouse, J., Galiana, A., Prin, Y., Le Roux, C., Lebrun, M. & Duponnois, R. (2013). The exotic legume tree species, Acacia mearnsii, alters microbial soil functionalities and the early development of a native tree species, Quercus suber, in North Africa. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 65 : 172-179.
Other activities
Project manager for the IRD (Promoting the innovative research projects for the South countries)
1. Innovation Award. IRD (2010)
Organisation name
Institut de recherche pour le DĂ©veloppement
Organisation street address
IRD. Le Sextant. 44 Bd de Dunkerque. 13572 Marseille _x000D_
Cedex 02. France, 34398
Organisation city
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
Organisation country