DO Frederic

DoFredericSoil scientist

IRD Montpellier




IRD, UMR Eco&Sols
Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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1988-1993: Niger, VSN (Voluntary National Service) then technical agronomy assistant at the Radio Isotope Institute of Niamey University (Drought resistance of millet programme).

1994: Joined ORSTOM. 1995-2000 Senegal, Plant Ecology Laboratory, Dakar Hann (Arid Zones Research Unit, Acacia tortillis raddiana programme).

2001-2004: Montpellier, Montpellier Functional and Evolution Centre (CLIFA Research Unit, J-P Lhomme).

2005-2009: Thailand, Land Development Department then Khon Kaen University (Stress and hydric relationships of rubber trees).

2010-2016: Montpellier SupAgro (UMR Eco&Sols), Adapting rubber tree cultivation to the climatic constraints in South East Asia.

HDR (Accreditation to supervise research) in June 2014. Elected as member of IRD Ecological System Sciences Commission (2012-2015).


Analysis of in situ hydric functioning of trees subject to severe climatic stress, quantification of hydric stress and responses, whole plant hydraulics approach, measuring sap flows, carbon water use efficiency.

  • French National Research Agency Heveadapt project 2015-2017 “How tree-based family farms can adapt to global changes”
  • IRD - French Rubber Institute Convention CRHYD 2014-2017 “Growth and hydraulics subject to stress: evaluation of clonal diversity”


Sopharat J., F. Gay , P. Thaler, S. Sdoodee, S. Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya, C. Tanavud, C. Hammecker and F.C. Do, 2015. A simple framework to analyze water constraints on seasonal transpiration in rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) plantations. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00753.

Clermont-Dauphin C., N. Suvannang, C. Hammecker, V. Cheylan, P. Pongwichian, F. C. Do. 2013. Unexpected absence of control of rubber tree growth by soil water shortage in dry subhumid climate. Agronomy and Sustainable Development. 33(3): 531-538. DOI: 10.1007/s13593-012-0129-2.

Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya S., F.C. Do, K. Pannengpetch, J. Junjittakarn, J-L Maeght, A. Rocheteau and H Cochard, 2011. Water loss regulation in mature Hevea brasiliensis: effects of intermittent drought in the rainy season and hydraulic regulation. Tree Physiology 31: 751-762.

Do F.C., S. Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya and A. Rocheteau, 2011. Transient thermal dissipation method of xylem sap flow measurement: implementation with a single probe. Tree Physiology 31: 369-380.

Do F.C., Rocheteau, A., Diagne, A.L, Goudiaby, V.A., Granier, A., Lhomme, J.P., 2008. Stable annual pattern of water use by Acacia tortilis in Sahelian Africa. Tree Physiology 28, 95-104.


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