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Research fellow position on biodiversity-production relationships in agroecosystems

 Research fellow position biodiversity-production
An INRAE research fellow position on the "analysis and management of synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity conservation and agricultural production in ecosystems" is open within the UMR Agronomie. Applications are open until March 8

The main objective will be to quantify and model, using statistical approaches and on a large scale (France, Europe, World), the effects of current and alternative cropping systems on agricultural production and biodiversity in agroecosystems. The work should contribute to answering the following questions: would the deployment, on a large scale (France, Europe, World), of alternative forms of agriculture (organic agriculture, conservation agriculture, zero pesticides, agroecological agriculture, etc.) make it possible to halt the decline in biodiversity in agricultural areas while ensuring an adequate level of agricultural production? To what extent and at what speed? Under what conditions?

The central hypothesis is: by promoting natural enemies of pests and diseases, the reduction of pesticide use becomes possible while maintaining an adequate level of agricultural production. The work will include the use of French and global databases on agriculture and biodiversity and local experiments on innovative cropping systems (on-farm and on-station). The position will be opened to candidates with a PhD or equivalent, with  in-depth skills in systems agronomy, statistics, and a strong interest in agroecology. International application are welcome.


Nicolas Guilpart - nicolas.guilpart[at]

Muriel Valantin-Morison - muriel.morison[at]