Xavier Le Roux#

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

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2003- : Leader of the Research Group “Microbial functional diversity” at the Microbial Ecology Centre of Lyon (France)
  • 2012- : Senior scientist DR1 INRAE
  • 2008- : Coordinator of BiodivERsA (39 ministries and agencies from 25 European countries coordinating pan-European research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions)
  • 2005- : Senior scientist DR2 INRAE
  • 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
  • Response of microbial communities involved in soil N dynamics to global change
  • Analysis of microbial diversity-ecosystem functioning-ecosystem services relationships
  • Ecosystem and microbial ecology
  • Nitrogen cycle and soil fertility
  • Global change factors: climate change, land use changes, plant diversity changes

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Elected as a member of the Academy of Europe
  • 2013 BiodivERsA selected as a "Success story" by the European Commission
  • 2013 Awarded as Senior scientist DR1 by the French Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA)
  • 2008 Appointed as the Director of the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB)
  • 2005 Awarded as Senior scientist DR2 by INRA

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