A trained agronomist, she holds a PhD in soil science and bioclimatology and a habilitation in plant functional ecology. Edith is Co Head of the Plant Science Department for Horticulture and Agriculture at Institut agro Rennes-Angers, one of the three campus of Institut agro in France, ranked 1st national university in Life, Food, agriculture and environment. She is leading research on soil microbial resilience in biodiversity-based agroecosystems, cropping system design, and rhizosphere ecology. Her current research topic deals with the effects of Extreme Weather Events on Plant Soil Feedbacks in agriculture. She is member of the French Foundation for Agro-ecological Transition and Agroforestry, and President-Elect of the European Society of Agronomy.
Edith Le Cadre