Agroecology and Environment research unit (AGE)

Higher Education Institution Agroecology and Environment research unit (AGE)


A scientific policy focusing on agroecology and sustainable food systems.


Christophe David Vice-Dean

Christophe DAVID

Christophe David, PhD, Habilitation. Vice-dean Research, Extension, International.


Agronomy, Agroecology,, Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming, Agricultural Development, Wheat





2003: Visiting professor, Mc Gill University, Montréal, Canada

1993-today: ISARA Lyon

2011: Habilitation, University of Lyon, Lyon, France Thesis: Management of organic arable systems

2004: PhD, AgroParisTech, Paris, France Thesis Organic wheat : Agronomical diagnosis and nitrogen management

1993: Msc Geography, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

1991: Engineer Rural economy, AgroSup Dijon, France





  • Gélinas, P., David, C. 2016. Organic grain production and food processing. In : Encyclopedia of Food Grains Vol.4: The Production and Genetics of Food Grains, Elsevier, pp. 154-161.
  • Nowak, B., Nesme, T., David, C., Pellerin, S. 2015. Nutrient recycling in organic farming is related to diversity in farm types at the local level. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Vol. 204, 17–26.
  • Peigné, J., Casagrande, M., Payet, V., David, C., Sans, F., Blanco-Moreno, J., Cooper, J., Gascoyne, K., Antichi, D., Barberi, P., et al. 2015. How organic farmers practice conservation agriculture in Europe. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems Vol.30, 1-14.
  • Vrignon-Brenas, S., Celette, F., Piquet-Pissaloux, A., Jeuffroy, M.-H., David, C. 2016. Early assessment of ecological services provided by forage legumes inrelay intercropping. European Journal of Agronomy Vol.75, 89-98.
  • Vrignon-Brenas, S., Celette, F., Amossé, C., David, C. 2016. Effect of spring fertilization on ecosystem services of organic wheat and clover relay intercrops. European Journal of Agronomy Vol.73, 73–82.