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DEGREES

1998: Ph.D. Thesis in Entomology and Plant pathology, University of Paris VI, France.

1993: Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies of Invertebrate Ecophysiology (equiv. to a M. Sc. Degree), University of Paris VI, France.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2000 - present: Research Entomologist at EBCL-USDA-ARS in Montpellier, France. I work on biological control of invasive weeds in The U.S. Over the two past years, I travelled in Eurasia for collecting potential biocontrol agents on my three research programs.

You can get the list of my Foreign trips and main results regarding Medusahead program, Knapweed program and teasel+Rush skeleton weed programs.

1999 - 2000: Postdoc position at INRA - Lab. Vigne et Vin (Colmar) & Lab. Phytoparasitologie (Dijon) "Grapevine leafroll epidemiology: Search for natural scale insect vectors (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) and strategies in biological control, RT-PCR detection of closteroviruses in plants and insects."

1994 - 98: Ph.D. Thesis at INRA's Phytoplasma Laboratory in Dijon, France. Contract with the Rhone valley's viticultural organisations. "Epidemiology of Bois noir disease of grapevine: search for insect vectors and biology of Hyalesthes obsoletus Sign. (Hemiptera: Cixiidae); spread and technical control."