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Scientific director for Ecotron IDF

The Ecotron IDF has, since September 2020, a scientific director, Samuel Abiven, Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in the Geology laboratory of the Geosciences Department. Previuously, Samuel was a researcher at the Institute of Geography at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He does research in Ecology, soil and plant science and biogeochemistry. He focuses on pyrogenic matter, biochar, root derived carbon, soil organic matter persistence and vulnerability, carbon-nitrogen dynamics and innovation in agricultural systems.