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Lydie Chapuis-Lardy

Senior research scientist in Soil Science, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

Lydie CHAPUIS-LARDY is a woman senior researcher (DR2) in Soil Science at the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) and co-director of the International Joint Laboratory for Ecological Intensification of Cultivated Soil in West Africa (LMI IESOL; Dakar, Senegal). She holds a Ph.D. from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France, 1997) and an accreditation to supervise research (i.e. the French HDR degree) from the University of Burgundy (France, 2016), both in Soil Science. Her formal training and experience in soil ecology has led to a number of significant contributions to the understanding of phosphorus cycling in tropical agrosystems. Other main research topics were soil biological communities and organic matter dynamics relying with soil fertility and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in tropical environments. Her current work focuses on alternative management of tropical agrosystems to target better yields while exploring co-benefits in mitigation of and adaptation to climate change through carbon sequestration. She published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals


  • –present
    Chercheuse, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)