My name is Yves MEINARD. I am a CNRS researcher (CR1) in environmental decision analysis. I am a member of LAMSADE (Paris Dauphine University).

yves.meinard@lamsade.dauphine.fr

LAMSADE

Place Lattre de Tassigny

75775 PARIS Cedex 16

FRANCE


What is environmental decision analysis?

Environmental decision analysis is a research domain devoted to analyse how decisions (mostly collective ones) are made on environmental issues at various levels, from concrete management actions in the field to political decisions at national or international scales on environmental strategies or legislations. It is an action-oriented endeavour, since it does not conceive of analysing decisions as an end in itself, but rather as a means to improve decision-making by supporting it. Environmental decision analysis tackles problems as they arise in real life, and uses for that purpose all the relevant theoretical and practical resources. It is therefore highly interdisciplinary: beyond decision analysis, it involves insights from ecology, geology, economics, geography, philosophy…

 

My research activities and interests

I am involved in numerous aspects of environmental decision analysis, and I would say I am interested in almost the entire field! But even in such a highly interdisciplinary field, one has to have one’s specialities of sorts. As a biologist, I am mostly specialised in botany and plant ecology, with an important field expertise in habitat conservation status assessment. Geomorphology also plays an important role in the landscape-scale approaches to ecological functioning that I aim to develop. My other speciality is political and economic philosophy, with a main focus on environmental economic methods conceived as tools to support environmental decision-making. This part of my work involves a rather large number of subfields of philosophy (analytic philosophy of language and action, hermeneutic philosophy, political philosophy mainly in Rawlsian and Habermasian approaches) and economics (environmental valuation methods, welfare economics, social choice theory, contract theory, Ostromian approaches to institutional economics).

 

Publications

My publications are just as diverse as my disciplinary interest…

  • Meinard, Y., Gharbi, J.-S. (Forthcoming: 2018). Utility as economic meaning. Revue d'Economie Politique.
  • Meinard, Y. (2017) What is a legitimate conservation policy? Biological Conservation 2013: 115-123.
  • Meinard, Y. Dehais, C., Jeanmougin, M. (2017). Peut-on conserver ce qu'on a perdu les moyens de connaître ? La politique Européenne de conservation des habitats et ses paradoxes. Botanique 2 (73-76).
  • Jeanmougin, M., Dehais, C., Meinard, Y. (forthcoming: 2017). Mismatch between habitat science and habitat directive--Lessons from the French (counter)example. Conservation Letters.
  • Meinard, Y., Remy, A., Schmid, B. (2017). Measuring impartial preference for biodiversity. Ecological Economics 132 (45-54).
  • Meinard, Y. (2017). Intérêts et limites de l'expérience de la biodiversité. In: Fleury, C., Prévot, A.-C. Expériences de la nature, pp. 49-60. Editions du CNRS.
  • Meinard, Y. (2017). La biodiversité comme thème de philosophie économique. In: Campagnolo, G. & Gharbi, J.-S., pp. 319-346. Philosophie économique. Matériologiques, collection E-conomiques.
  • Meinard, Y., Dereniovska, M. Gharbi, J.-S. 2016. The ethical stakes in monetary valuation for conservation purposes. Biological Conservation 199: 67-74.
  • Gharbi, J.-S., Meinard, Y. 2015. On the meaning of non-welfarism in Kolm’s ELIE model of income redistribution. Journal of Economic Methodology 22(3): 335-353.
  • Meinard, Y., Mestrallet, J. 2014. La signification du statut de bien public de la biodiversité. In : Casetta, E., Delord, J., Eds. La biodiversité en question. Enjeux philosophiques et scientifiques. Éditions matériologiques.
  • Meinard, Y. & Quéter, F. 2014. Experiencing biodiversity as a bridge over the science -society communication gap. Conservation Biology 28(3): 705-12.
  • Meinard, Y., Coq, S., Schmid, B. 2014. A constructivist approach towards a general definition of biodiversity in Ethics, Policy and Environment 17(1): 88-104.
  • Meinard, Y. 2014. La place des valeurs dans l’étude des systèmes d’interaction hommes / milieux naturels.  In: Chenorkian, R., Robert, S. Eds. Les interactions hommes/milieux. QUAE, collection « Indisciplines ».
  • Meinard, Y. 2013. Du dépassement du welfarisme par le procéduralisme - une analyse conceptuelle. Revue de Philosophie Economique 14(2): 67-92.
  • Meinard, Y., Stenou, B., & Peraldi, A. 2013. Funeste complément à la flore de Corse : présence de Reynoutria japonica Houtt., 1977 dans la vallée du Taravo. Bulletin de la Société Botanique du Centre-Ouest – Nouvelle Série – Tome 44.
  • Defive, E., Meinard, Y., Courrioux, G., Ledru, P., Poiraud, A., Prognon, C., Bertin, C., Raynal, J.P. 2013. Notice explicative, Carte géologique de France (1/50 000), feuille Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille (816). BRGM.
  • Meinard, Y. 2012. La biodiversité, une notion-clef du rapport cognitif à la réalité. In: Alpe, Y., Girault, Y. Eds. Actes du colloque éducation au développement durable et à la biodiversité (Publications de l'Université du Québec, Montréal).
  • Meinard, Y., Grill, P. 2011. The economic valuation of biodiversity as an abstract good. Ecological Economics 70: 1707-1714.
  • Meinard, Y. 2011. L’expérience de la biodiversité – Philosophie et économie du rapport à l’environnement (Hermann).
  • L’autorité démocratique par David Estlund – traduit de l'anglais (américain) par Meinard, Y. 2011. (Hermann, collection « l’avocat du diable »).
  • Meinard, Y. 2011. La biodiversité, un concept transdisciplinaire.  In : Debru, C. Ed. La transdisciplinarité (Hermann, collection « vision des sciences »).
  • Les droits démocratiques par Corey Brettschneider – traduit de l'anglais (américain) par Meinard, Y. 2009. (Hermann, collection « l’avocat du diable »).
  • Gault, A., Meinard, Y., Courchamp, F. 2008. Consumers’ preferences for rarity drives sturgeons to extinction. Conservation Letters 1: 199–207.
  • Courchamp, F., Angulo, E., Rivalan, P., Hall, R.J., Signoret, L., Meinard, Y. 2006. Rarity value and species extinction: The Anthropogenic Allee Effect. PLoS Biology 4: e415

Peer-reviewed international conferences

  • Gharbi, J.-S., Meinard, Y. (co-speaker). Welfarism and ethical neutrality. A World to Win International Conference on Philosophy and Economics. Rotterdam. March 20-24, 2017.
  • Cailloux, O., Meinard, Y. (speaker). A formal framework for deliberated judgment. A World to Win International Conference on Philosophy and Economics. Rotterdam. March 20-24, 2017.
  • Jeanmougin, M. (speaker), Dehais, C., Meinard, Y. Mismatch between habitat science and habitat directive – lessons from the French (counter)example. First Israeli Conference for Conservation Science. BGU. April 3-4, 2016.
  • Meinard, Y. (speaker), Jeanmougin, M., Dehais, C. Evaluating the European Habitat Conservation Policy. International Conference on Ecological Sciences. Sfécology 2016. Marseille. October 24-28, 2016.
  • Gharbi, J.-S., Meinard, Y. (speaker). Utility as economic meaning. 3rd International Conference in Economic Philosophy. Aix-en-Provence. June 15-16, 2016.
  • Meinard, Y. (speaker), Jeanmougin, M., Dehais, C. Avons-nous la connaissance fonctionnelle des syntaxons nécessaire à la mise en œuvre de la Directive Habitats. ECOVEG 12. Brest. March 29-31 2016.

Consulting

Before integrating the CNRS, with three other consultants I founded and co-directed a consultancy in integrated environmental management : GERECO (www.gereco-environnement.fr). This gave me ample opportunities to work in the field and acquire an informed understanding of the real-life problems that environmental decision-makers face. I know have very active collaborations with GERECO.

Biodiversity and conservation policy

  Evaluation and redefinition of the wetland and freshwater ecosystem conservation policy of the Gironde department. Gironde, France (2015).

  Evaluation of the biodiversity conservation policy of the Eure department. Eure, France (2015)

         

Regional conservation strategy

  Elaboration of the Natura 2000 management strategy for the “Ried” Special Protection Area. Alsace, France (2015).

  Wetland prioritization and definition of a global wetland conservation strategy in the Furan watershed. Loire, France (2015)

  Wetland prioritization and definition of a global wetland conservation strategy in the Joyeuse, Chalon, Savasse watersheds. Drôme, France (2014-2015)

 

Natural areas and watershed management schemes

  Multi-criteria environmental diagnosis and elaboration of a freshwater ecosystems management scheme for the Centre Médoc watershed. Gironde, France (2015).

  Multi-criteria environmental diagnosis and elaboration of a freshwater ecosystems management scheme for the Véore watershed. Drôme, France (2015).

  Botanical and ecological expertise of the Ulèzes wetland. Drôme, France (2015).

  Multi-criteria environmental diagnosis and elaboration of a freshwater ecosystems management scheme for the Lower Verdon watershed. Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Var, France (2013).

  Multi-criteria environmental diagnosis and elaboration of a freshwater ecosystems management scheme for the Taravo watershed. Corse-du-Sud, France (2013).

  Botanical and ecological expertise of the Canniccia wetland. Corse-du-Sud, France (2014-2015)

  Botanical and ecological expertise, and elaboration of a management scheme for the Mont Lachens natural site. Var, France (2014-2015)

  Habitat cartography and conservation status assessment in the Lower Taravo Special Area of Conservation (Natura 2000). Corse-du-Sud, France (2015)

  Botanical and ecological expertise, and elaboration of a management scheme for the Bretous woodland. Gironde, France (2013-2014)

  Botanical and ecological expertise, and elaboration of a management scheme for the Gaudriers semi-natural site. Ille-et-Vilaine, France (2013)

  Botanical diagnosis and conservation status assessment of 5 natural sites in the Charente-Maritime Department. Charente-Maritime, France (2013-2014).

 

 

Education and training

2010

PhD “What is biodiversity?”

University Paris 7, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France)

Ecology, Economics, Political Theory

2009

Agrégation (postgraduate level)

Life and Earth Sciences

2006

Master Degree in ecology

AgroParis Tech, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France)

Ecology, Conservation biology

2006

Master Degree in Political Theory and Political Philosophy

Univerity Paris La Sorbonne, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France)

Political Theory