INRA Montpellier

 Directeur Adjoint d'Eco&Sols



INRA, UMR Eco&Sols
Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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Brief Bio

Philippe Hinsinger has more than 30-year experience in rhizosphere biogeochemistry and plant nutrition. He obtained his MSc (DAA) in Soil Science and his PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier, now called Montpellier SupAgro in France. He spent 2 years at Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) during his PhD on the fate of potassium in the rhizosphere with Prof. Joseph E. Dufey. He spent a 2-yr postdoc at the University of Western Australia, in Perth with Prof. Robert J. Gilkes, working on the National Research Programme on Rock Phosphates.

He was appointed as Chargé de Recherche at INRA Montpellier in 1991, and worked on the mechanisms determining the bioavailability to higher plants of phosphorus, potassium and trace elements, especially copper.


Research interest

He is currently working at UMR Eco&Sols as Directeur de Recherche and is also Deputy-Head of this research group and of the Doctoral School GAIA.

His main interest is to contribute improving nutrient acquisition efficiency in low input agroecosystems, based on making better use of plant diversity (best performing genotypes, intercropping and agroforestry systems), and especially below-ground functional traits (root or rhizosphere-related traits).



Erel, R., Bérard, A., Capowiez, L., Doussan, C., Arnal, D., Souche, G., Gavaland, A., Fritz, C., Visser, E.J.W., Salvi, S., Le Marié, C., Hund, A., Hinsinger, P. 2017. Soil type determines how root and rhizosphere traits relate to phosphorus acquisition in field-grown maize genotypes. Plant and Soil 412, 115-132.

Pradier, C., Hinsinger, P., Laclau, J.P., Bouillet, J.P., Guerrini, I.A., Gonçalves, J.L.M., Asensio, V., Abreu-Junior, C.H., Jourdan, C. 2017. Rainfall reduction impacts rhizosphere biogeochemistry in Eucalypts grown in a deep Ferralsol in Brazil. Plant and Soil 414, 339-354.



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