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Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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UMR EEF - Forest Ecology and Ecophysiology


Person in charge



Research Director

 +33 (0)3 83 39 40 49

Researchers and professors

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Bernard AMIAUD


+33 (0) 3 72 74 51 72 (UL)
+33 (0) 3 83 39 40 49 (INRA)

Nathalie BREDA

Nathalie BREDA

Research Director

+33 (0) 3 83 39 40 48

  • Studies the responses of trees to climatic constraints, the determinants of intra-and inter-growth, phenology, carbon allocation, health status
  • Analyzes functioning water and carbon in forest and their changes by management or by climatic and biotic


Assistant Professor

+33 (0) 3 72 74 55 69 (UL)
+33 (0) 3 83 39 73 43 (INRA)

  • Teaches botany, general ecology and forest
  • Explores the impact of past practices on the structure, composition and forest diversity, and the effect of tenure on forest diversity


Research Scientist

  • Studies the ecophysiological processes involved in ageing and death of forest trees
Stéphane PONTON

Stéphane PONTON

Research Scientist

+33 (0) 3 83 39 73 25

  • Studies the effects of long-term changes of the environment on forest tree functioning, especially nutrition, from dendroecological methods (dendrochronology,-isotopy, and chemistry)
  • Works in the development of methods dendrochemical / dendroisotopic for the dating of tropical trees

Engineers and Technicians

Vincent BADEAU

Vincent BADEAU

Research Engineer

+33 (0) 3 83 39 41 29

  • Specialist
    • characterization of natural
    • management of environmental databases in forestry
    • analysis and modeling of the impact of climate change on range of forest tree species and herbaceous
  • Person in charge of :
    • scientific of the Arboretum of Amance (INRA-Nancy)
    • public arboretums

Patrick BEHR

Patrick BEHR


+33 (0) 3 83 39 41 30

  • Technician of measures and observations of the forest ecosystem
  • Implementation, monitoring and analysis devices, network measurements and observations forest (vegetation, tree growth, ...)
François GEREMIA

François GEREMIA


+33 (0) 3 83 39 73 22

  • Technician observation of forest ecosystems specializes in diagnostic site relations in dendrochronology
  • Works on the determinism of tree growth and their dieback


Research Engineer

+33 (0) 3 83 39 40 74

  • Characterization of forest soils, their hydric and mineral constraints and included them into database at different scales
  • Developing innovative methodologies on soil hydrodynamic monitoring in connection with the root system
  • Management and participation in the development of sampling strategies, field surveys and collecting data on soils under phytoecological studies;



Research Engineer

+33 (0) 3 83 39 40 74

  • Long-term effects of old forestry practices and of land use changes on current forest ecosystems.
  • Methods / tools: archival research, GIS, floristic, soil science, statistics esp. multivariate.
  • Reference person for statistics within UMR



+33 (0) 3 83 39 41 30

  • Technician of measures and observations of the forest ecosystem (floristic, pedology, nursery), work's laboratory et GIS

Cyrielle VISINE

Cyrielle VISINE


+33 (0) 3 83 39 73 22

  • Monitors collection of samples to storage (reception, preparation, packaging and storage)




Engineer of agriculture and environment department (MAAF)

+33 (0) 3 83 39 40 51

  • Referent expert in forest entomology and dieback in the  Forest Health Department
  • provides the interface between the DSF and teams of INRA center on issues of biotic damage and dieback

Fixed-term contracts


Bastien GERARD

Research Engineer

+33 (0) 3 83 39 33 01

Long-term impacts of recurrent defoliation on radial growth and on carbohydrate allocation in a declining oak stand  - a dendrochronological approach




Study of the relationship between the health of forest stands, soil conditions, climate, biotic factors and radial growth by a spatio-temporal data analysis of systematic monitoring network of forest damage


Alexandra SUHR


Study of the relationship between the health of forest stands, soil conditions, climate, biotic factors and radial growth by a spatio-temporal data analysis of systematic monitoring network of forest damage

Chargé de mission

Colette FAVRE



+33 (0) 3 83 39 40 83

PhD students




Maxime BURST

+33 (0) 3 72 74 50 06

They passed through here

  • Jeanne Bodin (PhD 2004-2010)
  • Anny Weitner (PhD 2003-2007)
  • Vincent Boulanger (PhD 2006-2010), current address : Université de Rouen,
  • Daniel E Silva (PhD 2006-2007)
  • Emmanuel Gritti (Fixed-term contract 01/02/2010-31/12/2010)
  • Marianne Peiffer (Fixed-term contract 2007-2010)
  • Rana EL ZEIN (PhD 2008-2011)
  • Anne-Sophie SERGENT (PhD 2008-2011)
  • Juliette BOIFFIN (Post-doctoral position 2014-2016)