She is Associate professor in Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures (Angers, France). Having a background in Organism and Population Biology and Plant Physiology, she performed a PhD in pea seed germination in 2012. Her research focuses on the impact of certain conditions (seed desiccation rate, temperature, light, pathogens, …) on the quality of legume and Apiaceae seeds. The resumption of energy metabolism in germinating seeds is the first step for a fast germination and a good crop establishment. With climate change, she’s developing studies on factors that impact seed quality: flowering duration, seed development, seed germination and intercrop establishment.
She teaches at different levels, courses in Biology and Plant Physiology at the undergraduate level and seed quality and physiology of the mother plant at the master’s level.
She is coordinator for a Teaching Unit entitled “Agroecologists for the seed value chain” (AFISEM).
N° ORCID : 0000-0002-2350-4055