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IRD Montpellier




IRD, UMR Eco&Sols
Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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Posted to the IRD in Cayenne (Guyana), Brazzaville (Congo), Pointe-Noire (Congo) and Montpellier

HDR (Accreditation to supervise research), Montpellier 2 University

PhD (Montpellier SupAgro)

Agonomy engineer (National Higher School of Agronomy, Rennes)


Land use and land management, soil organic matter, physical behaviour of the soil (aggregation, run-off, erodibility, erosion)

Application of infrared spectroscopy for soil sciences


2016- VisarraRossel R.A., Behrens T., Brown D.J., Demattê J., Shepherd K.D., Shi Z., Stenberg B., Stevens A., Adamchuk V., Aïchi H., Barthès B.G. et al. A global spectral library to characterize the world's soil. Earth-Science Reviews 155: 198-230. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.01.012

2016- Cambou A., Cardinael R., Kouakoua E., Villeneuve M., Durand C., Barthès B.G. Prediction of soil organic carbon stock using visible and 1 near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (VNIRS) in the field. Geoderma 261: 151-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.07.007

2015- Barthès B.G., Penche A., Hien H., Deleporte P., Clermont C., Cournac L., Manlay R.J. Effect of ramial wood amendment on sorghum production and topsoil quality in a Sudano-Sahelian ecosystem (central Burkina Faso). Agroforestry Systems 89: 81–93. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-014-9743-0

2015- Cardinael R., Chevallier T., Barthès B.G., Saby N.P., Parent T., Dupraz C., Bernoux M., Chenu C. Impact of alley cropping agroforestry on stocks, forms and spatial distribution of soil organic carbon – a case study in a Mediterranean context. Geoderma 59–60: 288–299. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.06.015

2015- Chevallier T., Hmaidi K., Kouakoua E., Bernoux M., Gallali T., Toucet J., Jolivet C., Deleporte P., Barthès B.G. Physical protection of soil carbon in macroaggregates does not reduce the temperature dependence of soil CO2 emissions. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178: 592-600. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201400503

2015- Nocita M., Stevens A., van Wesemael B., Aitkenhead M., Bachmann M., Barthès B., Ben Dor E., Brown D.J., Clairotte M., Csorba A., Dardenne P., Demattê J.A.M., Genot V., Guerrero C., Knadel M., Montanarella L., Noon C., Ramirez-Lopez L., Robertson J., Sakai H., Soriano-Disla J.M., Shepherd K.D., Stenberg B., Towett E.K., Vargas R., Wetterlind J. Soil spectroscopy: An alternative to wet chemistry for soil monitoring. Advances in Agronomy 132: 139–159. DOI: 10.1016/bs.agron.2015.02.002

2014- Gras J.P., Barthès B.G., Mahaut B., Trupin S. Best practices for obtaining and processing field visible and near infrared (VNIR) spectra of topsoils. Geoderma 214–215: 126–134. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.09.021

2013- Rabenarivo M., Chapuis-Lardy L., Brunet D., Chotte J.L., Rabeharisoa L., Barthès B.G. Comparing near and mid-infrared reflectance spectroscopy for determining properties of Malagasy soils, using global or LOCAL calibration. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 21: 495–509. DOI: 10.1255/jnirs.1080

2012- Kaboré W.T., Pansu M., Hien E., Brunet D., Barthès B.G., Houot S., Coulibaly A., Zombré P., Thuriès L., Masse D. Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy applied to model the transformation of added organic materials in soil. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 20: 339–351. DOI: 10.1255/jnirs.1000

2012- Grinand C., Barthès B.G., Brunet D., Kouakoua E., Arrouays D., Jolivet C., Caria G., Bernoux M. Prediction of soil organic and inorganic carbon contents at a national scale (France) using mid-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (MIRS). European Journal of Soil Science 63: 141–151. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2012.01429.x


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