Xavier LE ROUX, PhD in Ecosystem Ecology , he has studied the ecology and functioning of tropical savannas and not intensified temperate agro-ecosystems. He is now INRA senior scientist (DR1) and research team leader at the Microbial Ecology centre of Lyon‐Villeurbanne (France) where he is studying the response of microbial communities to global change factors and the relationships between microbial biodiversity‐ecosystem functioning/services.
He published over 115 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and has been member of the Academy of Europe since 2014. He was the Director of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) from 2008 to 2012.
He has been the Coordinator of the European network BiodivERsA since 2008 and a member of the Development Team of the Natural Assets Knowledge-Action Network of Future Earth since 2017.