LardyLydieSoil scientist

IRD Montpellier

Co-leader of theme 3



IRD, UMR Eco&Sols
Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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My initial studies and my experience in soil ecology have helped me to improve knowledge of the phosphorus cycle in tropical ecosystems. I have also studied soil macrofauna and organic matter dynamics.

I am currently researching nitrogen and carbon cycles in soils as a function of microorganism diversity. My research focuses on gaseous emissions to determine the best possible trade-offs between maintaining agricultural productivity for farmers in developing countries (in relation to food security), mitigating greenhouse gases and minimising vulnerability in the face of climate change. This was the theme for my HDR (Accreditation to supervise research) at the University of Burgundy.

Co-organiser of Research Theme 3 (Carbon and Global Climate Change) at the Eco&Sols Joint Research Unit


Diakhaté S., Gueye M., Chevallier T., Diallo N.H., Assigbetse K., Masse D., Sembène M., Ndour Y., Dick R.P., Chapuis-Lardy L., 2016. How the native woody shrub Piliostigma reticulatum affects soil microbial communities when growing millet in semi-arid Senegal. Journal of Arid Environments, doi :10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.01.010

Chapuis-Lardy L., Diakhaté S., Djigal D., Ba A.O., Dick R.P., Sembène P.M., Masse D., 2015. Potential of Sahelian native shrub materials to suppress the spiral nematode Helicotylenchus dihystera. Journal of Nematology 47 (3), 214-217

Hernandez R.R., Debenport S.J., Ndoye F., Nkenmogne I.E.K., Thuita M., Leewis M.C.C.E., Soumare S., Gueye M., Miambi E., Chapuis-Lardy L., Diedhiou I., Dick R.P., 2015. The native shrub, Piliostigma reticulatum, as an ecological "resource island" for mango trees in the Sahel. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 204, 51-61. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2015.02.009

Rabenarivo M., Wrage N., Chotte J.L., Rabeharisoa L., Razafimbelo T.M., Chapuis-Lardy L., 2014. Emissions of CO2 and N2O from a Malagasy soil following combined organic and inorganic inputs - a laboratory study simulating direct-seeding mulch-based cropping. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 177, 360–368. doi: 10.1002/jpln.201300032

Masse D., Ndour Badiane Y., Hien E., Akpo L.E., Assigbetsé K., Bilgo A., Diédhiou I., Hien V., Chapuis-Lardy L., 2013. L’agriculture africaine face aux changements globaux : recherches et innovations basées sur les sciences de l’écologie. CR Biologies 336, 289-294. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2013.04.010

Metay A., Chapuis-Lardy L., Findeling A., Oliver R., Alves-Moreira J.A., Feller C., 2011. Simulating N2O emissions from a Brazilian cropped soil using NOE. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 140, 255-263. Doi:10.1016/j.agee.2010.12.012

Chapuis-Lardy L., Brauman A.., Bernard B., Pablo A.L., Toucet J., Mano M.J., Weber L., Brunet D., Razafimbelo T.M., Chotte J.L. & Blanchart E., 2010. Effect of the endogeic earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus on the microbial structure and activity related to CO2 and N2O fluxes from a tropical soil (Madagascar). Applied Soil Ecology 45 (3), 201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2010.04.006

Chapuis-Lardy L., Ramiandrisoa R.S., Randriamanantsoa L., Morel C., Rabeharisoa L. & Blanchart E., 2009. Modification of P availability by endogeic earthworms (Glossoscolecidae) in Ferralsols of the Malagasy Highlands. Biology and Fertility of Soils 45, 415-422. DOI 10.1007/s00374-008-0350-y

Chapuis-Lardy L., Metay A., Martinet M., Rabenarivo M., Toucet J., Douzet J.M., Razafimbelo T, Rabeharisoa L. & Rakotoarisoa J., 2009. Nitrous oxide emissions from Malagasy agricultural soils. Geoderma 148, 421-427. DOI 10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.11.015

Chapuis-Lardy L., Wrage N., Metay A., Chotte J.L. & Bernoux M., 2007. Soils, a sink for N2O? A review. Global Change Biology 13, 1–17. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01280.x.

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