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Cirad Montpellier




Cirad, UMR Eco&Sols
Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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2007-2009 MS in Atmsopheric Science at UCDavis, USA : Data assimilation for regional modeling of the 2006 California heatwave

2010-2013 PhD at LSCE, Saclay : Spatial and climatic variability of physiological parameters in a global land surface model applied to sugarcane

2013-2017 Post-doc et IPSL, Paris : Carbon balance of the French forest from the tree to the end of life of wood products

2018-2020 Marie Curie fellowship at CREAF, Barcelona : Modeling traits tree response to aridity increase with traits

Since 2020 Researcher at Eco&Sols (CIRAD), Montpellier : Provision of ecosystem services by tropical plantations faced with climate change



My research focus is on the climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of managed ecosystems, from the tree to the end of life of the wood products. In particular, I am interested in quantifying the effect that different management practices have on the exchange of carbon, water and energy between the ecosystem and the atmosphere. For this, I combine multiple data sources such as forest inventory data, ecophysiological trait and flux measurements and forest sector statistics, with models ranging from empirical forest growth to coupled process-based models of the land surface.



Valade A., V. Bellassen (2020) Réchauffement du climat : est-ce que la forêt française peut apporter des solutions d’ici 2050 ? , SET, DOI : 10.14758/SET-REVUE.2020.3.13

Valade A., G. Marie (2020) Gérer les forêts pour atteindre les objectifs climatiques : des compromis à trouver, SET, DOI : 10.14758/SET-REVUE.2020.3.14

McGrath M., Anne Sofie Lansø, Guillaume Marie, Yiying Chen, T. Kalliokoski, S. Luyssaert, Kim Naudts, P. Peylin, A. Valade (2019), Advances in understanding the role of forests in the carbon cycle, In book: Achieving sustainable management of boreal and temperate forests, DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0057.06

Valade A., S. Luyssaert, P. Vallet, S. Njakou Djomo, I. Jesus Van Der Kellen, V. Bellassen (2018) Carbon costs and benefits of France's biomass energy production target, CBM, DOI: 10.1186/s13021-018-0113-5

Luyssaert S., G. Marie, A. Valade, et al. (2018), Tradeoffs in using European forests to meet climate objectives, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0577-1

Chen, Y., B. Gardiner, F. Pasztor, K. Blennow, J. Ryder, A. Valade, K. Naudts, J. Otto, M. McGrath, C. Planque, S. Luyssaert, (2018) Simulating damage for wind storms in the land surface model ORCHIDEE-CAN (revision 4262) , Geosc. Mod. Dev., DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-771-2018,

Valade A., V. Bellassen, C. Magand, S. Luyssaert (2017), Sustaining the sequestration efficiency of the European forest sector, Forest Ecology and Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.09.009

Erb K-H.,S. Luyssaert, P. Meyfroidt, J. Pongratz,A. Don, S. Kloster,T. Kuemmerle, T. Fetzel, R. Fuchs, M. Herold, H. Haberl,C.D. Jones, E. Marín Spiotta, I. McCallum, E. Robertson, V. Seufert, S. Fritz, A. Valade et al. (2016). Land management: data availability and process understanding for global change studies. GCB, doi:10.1111/gcb.13443

Naudts, K., Y. Chen, M. J. McGrath, J. Ryder, A. Valade, J. Otto, S. Luyssaert (2016). Europe’s forest management did not mitigate climate warming. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad7270

McGrath M., J. Ryder, B. Pinty, J. Otto, K. Naudts, A Valade, Y Chen, J Weedon, S Luyssaert (2016) A multi-level canopy radiative transfer scheme for ORCHIDEE (SVN r2566), based on a domain-averaged structure factor, Geosc. Mod. Dev., DOI:

Chen, Y., J. Ryder, V. Bastrikov, M. J. McGrath, K. Naudts, J. Otto, C. Ottlé, P. Peylin, J. Polcher, A. Valade, et al.(2016). Evaluating the performance of the land surface model ORCHIDEE-CAN on water and energy flux estimation with a single-and a multi-layer energy budget scheme, Geosc. Mod. Dev., DOI:10.5194/gmd-2016-26

McGrath, M. J., Luyssaert, S., Meyfroidt, P., Kaplan, J. O., Buergi, M., Chen, Y., K. Erb, U. Gimmi, D. McInerney, K. Naudts, J. Otto, F. Pasztor, J. Ryder, M.-J. Schelhaas, and A. Valade (2015). Reconstructing European forest management from 1600 to 2010. Biogeosciences, DOI:10.5194/bg-12-4291-2015

Naudts K., J. Ryder, M. J. McGrath, J. Otto, Y. Chen, A. Valade, et al. (2015). A vertically discretised canopy description for ORCHIDEE (SVN r2290) and the modifications to the energy, water and carbon fluxes, Geosc. Mod. Dev., DOI:10.5194/gmd-8-2035-2015

Ryder J., J. Polcher, P. Peylin, C. Ottlé, Y. Chen, E. van Gorsel, V. Haverd, M. J. McGrath, K. Naudts, J. Otto, A. Valade, et al. (2014). A multi-layer land surface energy budget model for implicit coupling with global atmospheric simulations, Geosc. Mod. Dev., DOI:10.5194/gmd-9-223-2016

Valade A., P. Ciais, N. Vuichard, N. Viovy, N. Huth, F. Marin, J.-F. Martiné (2014). Modeling sugarcane yield with a process-based model from site to continental scale: uncertainties arising from model structure and parameter values, Geosc. Mod. Dev., DOI:10.5194/gmd-7-1225-2014

Valade A., N. Vuichard, P. Ciais, F. Ruget, N. Viovy, B. Gabrielle, N. Huth, J.-F. Martiné (2014). ORCHIDEE-STICS, a process-based model of sugarcane biomass production: calibration of model parameters governing phenology, Global Change Biol. Bioen., DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12074

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