Xavier Le Roux#

Xavier Le Roux
Membership Number:3772
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • Senior Scientist DRex INRAE
  • 2023- : Scientific Director of the national programme 'PEPR SOLU-BIOD' on Nature-based Solutions
  • 2021- : Deputy Director of the Microbial Ecology Centre of Lyon (France)
  • 2021- : Director of the Research Federation on Environmental Sciences BioEEnViS of Lyon-Saint Etienne (17 laboratories gathering research staff of around 1300 persons)
  • 2008-2022 : Chair & Coordinator of BiodivERsA (39 ministries and agencies from 25 European countries coordinating pan-European research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions)
  • 2003-2020 : Leader of the Research Group “Microbial functional diversity” at the Microbial Ecology Centre of Lyon (France)
  • 2008-2012 : Director of the French foundation for research on biodiversity (Paris, France)
  • 2001: Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (Université Paris 11, France)
  • 1995-2001: Junior scientist, CR, at the Laboratory "Tree ecophysiology" of INRAE (Clermont Ferrand, France)
  • 1995: PhD in Ecology (University Paris 6, France)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nitrogen cycle and soil fertility
  • Ecosystem and microbial ecology
  • Global change factors: climate change, land use changes, plant diversity changes
  • Analysis of microbial diversity-ecosystem functioning-ecosystem services relationships
  • Response of microbial communities involved in soil N dynamics to global change

Honours and Awards

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