Researcher biography

My research background in agronomy has been developed first at Bordeaux Science Agro (University of Bordeaux, France) during my M.Sc. studies from 2011 to 2014 with a focus on agro-ecological principles and cropping systems to improve agricultural sustainability. I have then completed my Ph.D. in June 2018 at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

My research activities have focused on soil fertility and nutrient cycling, particularly using recycled fertilizers from waste streams. I have centered my research on phosphorus (P) cycling in soil and its interaction with soil microorganisms able to enhance nutrient uptake by agricultural crops. I have gained strong competences in several fields such as soil science, plant nutrition and physiology and microbiology. In my current Postdoctoral research project, I use my competences and knowledge to improve our understanding of behaviour of P in alkaline clay soils from the Australian Northern Grain Region. My longer-term objective is to predict the behaviour and residual value of different P fertilizer strategies in cropping systems by improving current P modelling frameworks to better manage P fertilizer inputs.