TaschenElisaSoil scientist

INRA Montpellier




INRA, UMR Eco&Sols,  Batiment 12 2 Place Viala, 34060 Montpellier Cedex 2
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Website :https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisa_Taschen



I’m interested in the biology and ecology of fungi, mobilizing skills in population genetics, community ecology and in & ex situ experimentations.


Recently recruited in the Eco&Soil laboratory, I now focus my research on the role of mycorrhiza in plant nutrition, especially, their role in resources partitioning in complex plant communities (pluri-varietal, pluri-specific, with a special focus on agroforestery).

More specifically, I focus my research exploring the role of common mycorrhizal networks and the functional diversity of plant-mycorrhizal interactions.

The finality of my research is to better predict the outcomes of mycorrhizal interactions in relation to environmental factors (biotic and abiotic factors, cultural practices) for ecological intensification of agriculture.


  • 2016 Researcher, INRA
  • 2015 TPhD, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier (Biotic interactions and reproductive biology of the Black Truffle, Tuber melanosporum, from spontaneous to planted truffle grounds. Supervision: M.-A. Selosse, F. Richard)
  • 2010 Master, Ecosystems, University of Montpellier


Aumeeruddy-Thomas Y., Taschen E., Richard F. Taming the Black Truffle (Tuber melanosporum). Safeguarding Medtierranean food and ecological webs. Sub-Chapter in “The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change - A Scientific Update.” IRD Edition 2016.

Taschen E., Rousset F., Sauve M., Benoit L., Dubois M.-P., Richard F., Selosse M.-A., 2016. How the truffle got its mate: insights from genetic structure in spontaneous and managed Mediterranean populations of Tuber melanosporum. Molecular Ecology, 25(22), 5611-5627.

Taschen E., Sauve M., Taudière A., Parladé J., Selosse M.-A., Richard F., 2014. Whose truffle is this? Distribution patterns of ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity in Tuber melanosporum brûlés developed in multi-host Mediterranean plant communities. Environmental microbiology,17(8), 2747-2761.

Selosse M.-A., Taschen E. & Giraud T., 2013. Do black truffles avoid sexual harassment by linking mating type and vegetative incompatibility? New Phytologist, 199(1), 10-13.


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