Michel Vennetier research fields since 1995 include two main and related topics:
• Forest ecology: dynamics of forest ecosystems and biodiversity with high levels of disturbances related to climate and global change: heat waves, drought, wildfires and urbanization.
• Forest and water engineering: silviculture, forest site assessment, environmental management on dikes and in riparian forests.
His position at Irstea aims at bridging research and society, by systematically coupling scientific results and papers with technical and dissemination papers and other practical outputs (technical guides, training sessions, teaching material, …).
Before Irstea, he worked 7 years as forest manager in north-eastern France and 11 years in tropical forestry as researcher in India, Ivory Coast and the Caribbeans
Chevalier de l'ordre du mérite agricole