Selected Publications

The MAESPA model was modified to better simulate forest stands with complex 3D structure, such as agroforestry systems. The model was then modified to add a computation of the foliage surface water evaporation at the voxel scale; (2) computation of an average within-canopy air temperature and vapour pressure; and (3) use of (1) and (2) in iterative calculations of soil and leaf temperatures to close ecosystem-level energy balances. These modifications allowed to better simulate both simple (monospecific Eucalyptus urograndis) and complex agroforests (Coffea arabica under Erythrina poeppigiana).
In AFM, 2018

Recent Publications

More Publications

. Faidherbia-Flux, an open observatory for GHG balance and C stocks in a semi-arid agro-sylvo-pastoral system (Senegal). In CIRAD, 2019.

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. Faidherbia-Flux: adapting crops to climate changes in a semi-arid agro-sylvo-pastoral open observatory (Senegal). In CIRAD, 2019.

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. Faidherbia-Flux: adapting crops to climate changes in a semi-arid agro-sylvo-pastoral open observatory (Senegal). In CIRAD, 2019.

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. Faidherbia-Flux: adapting crops to climate changes in a semi-arid agro-sylvo-pastoral open observatory (Senegal). In CIRAD, 2019.

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. Faidherbia-Flux: adapting crops to climate changes in a semi-arid agro-sylvo-pastoral open observatory (Senegal). In CIRAD, 2019.

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. DynACof, a model fro growth, yield, carbon, water, energy balances and ecosystem services of Coffea in agroforestry. In CIRAD, 2019.

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. Preprint: DynACof: a process-based model to study growth, yield and ecosystem services of coffee agroforestry systems. In Zenodo, 2019.

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. Measuring and modelling energy partitioning in canopies of varying complexity using MAESPA model. In AFM, 2018.

Preprint PDF Code Project Poster

Projects

The different research projects I work(ed) on

ARBRATATOUILLE

ARBRATATOUILLE aims to improve our knowledge on interactions between trees and vegetable production, and to propose new perspectives for agroforestry system conception and management.

PalmStudio

PalmStudio aim at developing a functional-structural plant model for oil palms (Elaeis guineensis). The model is developed using three models: ARCHIMED for the biophysics, XPalm for the growth and yield, and VPALM for the 3D mock-ups building (as in the above image).

CoffeeFlux

Coffee-flux is a platform where collaborative research on coffee agroforestry is promoted: data are being shared between collaborators and positive interactions are enhanced. The philosophy is to concentrate several investigations on one specific site and for several years, to share a useful common experimental database, to develop modelling and to publish results in highly-ranked scientific journals.

EucFlux

Quantification of the Carbon, Water and Nutrient Balances, at the Ecosystem Scale, for a Rotation of the Eucalyptus using Flux tower

MACACC project (ANR-13-AGRO-00)

The MACACC project (Modelling to ACCompany stakeholders towards Adaptation of forestry and agroforestry systems to global Changes)

ReMIX

ReMIX is a Research and Innovation project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Program under Societal Challenge 2. ReMIX will exploit the benefits of species mixtures to design more diverse and resilient arable cropping systems, making use of agro-ecology principles.

Models

The models I use or develop

ARCHIMED

A model to simulate biophysical processes of plant in 3D

DynACof

The Dynamic Agroforestry Coffee Crop Model

MAESPA

A soil-plant-atmosphere model based on MAESTRA and SPA

STICS

Simulateur mulTIdisciplinaire pour les Cultures Standard (Multidisciplinary simulator for standard crops)

Book

Le compagnon de l’utilisateur R.

I am the author of the collaborative free open-source book “Le compagnon de l’utilisateur R”. This book is a side project that I work on during my free time, so this is still in progress. It is a book about how to use the R progamming language along with RStudio for data science, graphics, reproducible research and more, using state of the art tools such as tidyverse, ggplot2, plotly, data.table etc…
It is in french only for the moment, but will be translated to other languages hopefully.

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