I am a landscape and conservation ecologist working at DYNAFOR-INRA in Toulouse, France. The goal of my research is to understand the
relationships between the diversity of stakeholders, 
land-uses, landscapes, biodiversity and ecosystem services. I am interested in a wide range of landscapes, from agricultural landscapes to urban landscapes and protected areas. I am also trying to understand the effects of interactions between concomitant drivers e.g. climate change and land use changes as well as between concomitant dynamics e.g. agriculture intensification and land abandonment. I am working on a range of fauna taxa, from the most studied birds to the most mysterious bats or the least studied saproxylic beetles. I have been working in several countries, in very different cultural contexts, always trying to interact with environmental associations, farmers, protected area managers and other stakeholders. As a result, I am interested in research projects linking ecological, sociological and participative approaches to build sustainable human activities.

I am currently coordinating the FarmLand international project involving teams from France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Canada. The objectives of FarmLand are to: (1) disentangle the relationships between crop heterogeneity and biodiversity in seven European agricultural regions (one in Germany, four in France, one in the United Kingdom and one in Spain) and one Canadian agricultural region; (2) assess the links between crop heterogeneity and ecosystem services such as pollination and/or biological control across these regions and (3) study the diversity of farming systems, the farmers’ mental models of the ecological functioning of their farms and the researchers' mental models of biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes. FarmLand will promote the collective build up of acceptable recommendations for policy-makers that enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services in farmland.