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• Contact:

LERFoB (Forest-Wood Research Unit)
UMR INRA-AgroParisTech 1092
Growth, Yield and Wood Quality Research Team
Centre INRA de Nancy
F54280 CHAMPENOUX (France)
Phone: +33(0)

• Scientific interest:

Research topics

My main area of ​​research concerns the allocation of woody biomass in forest trees based on ontogenetic stages and environmental conditions, including the competition. The term allowance, widely used, covers a multitude of potential study subjects. I'm particularly interested in the aspect that the distribution of woody aboveground biomass in the stem and in the crown of forest trees. In particular, this requires attention to a key physical variable, the density of the wood. One goal of my project is to make an inventory allocation laws most commonly used in forestry, volume mostly - are the particular law of Pressler and pipe model - to study their limitations and possibly to provide more generic in order to be able to model the fine distribution of the biomass of forest trees and its evolution in changing conditions.
Part of my work is devoted to more applied research on the measurement of wood properties (density, nodule) by X-ray tomography

►Previous activities

  1. Stand dynamics and plasticity of crown
  2. Markers of primary growth
  3. Development of methodologies around the X-ray CT

• Projects:

► Current:

  • PassWood FP7-2013 (in the process of submission)

 ► Past:

  • ANR EMERGE"Compatible volume/biomass and nutrient contents equations for fuel wood and forest resource : tools for sustainable and clear management" 2008-2012

Publications since 2000

•  Recent publications:

► Scientific articles

-HENRY, M., BOMBELLI, A., TROTTA, C., ALESSANDRINI, A., BIRIGAZZI, L., SOLA, G., VIELLEDENT, G., SANTENOISE, P., LONGUETAUD, F., VALENTINI, R., PICARD, N., CHAVE, J., SAINT-ANDRE, L. GlobAllomeTree: International platform for tree allometric equations to support volume, biomass and carbon assessment. Accepté dans iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry.

-LONGUETAUD, F., PIBOULE, A., WERNSDORFER, H., COLLET, C. Quantifying the impact of crown plasticity for reducing inter-tree competition in a mixed broadleaved forest. Accepté dans European Journal of Forest Research.

-LONGUETAUD, F., SANTENOISE, P., MOTHE, F., SENGA-KIESSE, T., RIVOIRE, M., SAINT-ANDRE, L., OGNOUABI, N., DELEUZE, C. Modeling expansion factors for 27 European tree species in France. Accepté dans Forest Ecology and Management.

-DUCHATEAU, E., LONGUETAUD, F., MOTHE, F., UNG, C., AUTY, D., ACHIM, A. A new model of knot shape with biologically interpretable parameters. Accepté dans Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

-FRANCESCHINI, T., LONGUETAUD, F., BONTEMPS, J.D., BOURIAUD, O., CARITEY, B.D., LEBAN J.M. A model-based approach of the within-ring wood density profile and its relationships with cambial age, ring width and climatic variables for Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst L). Accepté dans Trees Structure and Functions.

-LONGUETAUD, F., MOTHE, F., KERAUTRET, B., KRÄHENBÜHL, A., HORY, L., LEBAN, J.M., DEBLED-RENNESSON, I., 2012. Automatic knot detection and measurements from X-ray CT images of wood: A review and validation of an improved algorithm on softwood samples. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 85, 77-89.

-BOUKADIDA, H., LONGUETAUD, F., COLIN, F., CONSTANT, T., MOTHE, F., 2012. PithExtract: a robust algorithm for pith detection in computer tomography images of wood - Application to 125 logs from 17 tree species. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 85, 90-98.

-RATHGEBER, C., LONGUETAUD, F., MOTHE, F., CUNY, H., LE MOGUEDEC, G. 2011. Phenology of wood formation: Data processing, analysis and visualisation using R (package CAVIAR). Dendrochronologia, 29, 139-149.

► Popular articles

-BONTEMPS, J.D., LONGUETAUD, F., CHARRU, M., FRANCESCHINI, T., CONSTANT, T. 2012. L'estimation de la biomasse et de la productivité forestières à l'épreuve des changements environnementaux. Revue forestière française 64(1), 41-54

-RIVOIRE, M., LONGUETAUD, F., DELEUZE, C., SAINT-ANDRE, L., VALLET, P., MORNEAU, F., BOUVET, A., GAUTHIER, A. 2011. Une base de données unique en France de cubages d’arbres individuels (volumes, biomasses) au service d’une modélisation générique de la ressource en bois énergie. Revue forestière française 63(2), 171-178

► Communications

-KRÄHENBÜHL, A., KERAUTRET, B., DEBLED-RENNESSON, I., LONGUETAUD, F., MOTHE, F. 2012. Knot detection in X-ray CT images of wood. Advances in Visual Computing, 209-218.

-KRÄHENBÜHL, A., KERAUTRET, B., DEBLED-RENNESSON, I., LONGUETAUD, F., MOTHE, F. 2012. Knot detection in X-ray CT images of wood. 8th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISCV’12). 16-18 juillet, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

-KRÄHENBÜHL, A., LONGUETAUD, F., MORISSET, J.B., COLIN, F., DEBLED-RENNESSON, I., KERAUTRET, B., MOTHE, F. 2012. Knot shape assessment on various species through X-ray CT scanning. 2012 IUFRO Conference, Division 5, Forest Products. 8-13 juillet, Estoril Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.

-DUCHATEAU, E., ACHIM, A., MOTHE, F., LONGUETAUD, F., UNG, C.H. 2012. Modeling knots shape in black spruce (picea mariana) and jack pine (pinus banksiana). 2012 IUFRO Conference, Division 5, Forest Products. 8-13 juillet, Estoril Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.

-MORISSET, J.B., COLIN, F., MOTHE, F., LONGUETAUD, F. 2012. Trunk structure, CT scanning and tree architecture. 2012 IUFRO Conference, Division 5, Forest Products. 8-13 juillet, Estoril Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.

-BONTEMPS, J.D., LONGUETAUD, F., CHARRU, M., FRANCESCHINI, T., CONSTANT, T. 2011. L'estimation de la biomasse et de la productivité forestières à l'épreuve des changements environnementaux. Carrefours de l'Innovation Agronomique, Forêt / bois, quelles ressources pour quels besoins ? 16 décembre, Nancy.

-RIVOIRE, M., DELEUZE, C., LONGUETAUD, F., SAINT-ANDRE, L., MORNEAU, F., VALLET, P., BOUVET, A. and GAUTHIER, A., 2010. Exploring the variability of biomass distribution in individual forest trees. The International Forestry Review, Vol.12(5), 343.

-DELEUZE, C., PIBOULE, A., TRICOT, E., CONSTANT, T., LONGUETAUD, F., MENDOW, N., RIVOIRE, M., DASSOT, M., SAINT-ANDRE, L., GENET, A., WERNSDORFER, H., VALLET, P., MORNEAU, F., COLIN, A., BOUVET, A., THIVOLLE-CAZAT, A., GAUTHIER, A., JAEGER, M., BORIANNE, P, 2010. Reliable Estimation of Biomass in our Forests? Proceedings of the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Lyon, France, p. 61-66. ISBN: 978-88-89407-56-5

• Internship proposals M2:

  • 2013: Understand and model the scroll rods Douglas in France
  • 2014 : 
  1. Modeling scrolling sapwood in Douglas
  2. Understand and model the scroll rods Douglas in France


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