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BAGAP research unit

Sébastien Boinot

Scientifique (CR) à INRAE UMR BAGAP

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Adresse postale : INRAE Centre Bretagne-Normandie, UMR 0980 BAGAP, 65 rue de St Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex

Disciplines :Agroecology, functional ecology, community ecology

Mots-clés : biodiversity, vegetation, hedgerow, bocage, organic farming, seed dispersal

Postdoctoral subject :

DIVERSIT’HAIES : Associating hedgerows and organic farming at various spatial scales, a lever for plant diversity conservation and integrated weed management in agroforestry landscapes?

Supervision team :

Audrey Alignier (UMR BAGAP), Stéphanie Aviron (UMR BAGAP), Aude Ernoult (UMR ECOBIO), Cendrine Mony (UMR ECOBIO)

Context and objectives:

Integrated weed management is one of the major issues for the development of wildlife-friendly agriculture. In this context, the general objective of my postdoctoral work (DIVERSIT'HAIES project) is to assess the effect of hedgerows and organic farming at local and landscape scales on plant communities, in order to optimize the compromise between biodiversity conservation and weed management. A second part of the postdoctoral work is focused on the measurement of weed seed flows in situ (particularly from crop fields towards hedgerows, which are largely under-studied), with the aim of quantifying the barrier effect to weed dispersal potentially provided by hedgerows.


Fondation de France, Recherches sur les agroforesteries, arbres et durabilité des agrosystèmes en zone tempérée. 2020 – 2022 : DIVERSIT’HAIES project: Associating hedgerows and organic farming at various spatial scales, a lever for plant diversity conservation and integrated weed management in agroforestry landscapes? (Coordinators : A. Alignier, S. Aviron, A. Ernoult, C. Mony)



Boinot, S., 2019a. Influence of within-field understory vegetation strips on plant and invertebrate communities in alley cropping agroforestry systems.PhD Thesis, Montpellier, France, 192 pp. (Thèse)

Boinot, S., 2019b. Plantes et invertébrés des systèmes agroforestiers tempérés : influence des linéaires sous-arborés, France, 32 pp. (Synthèse)

Boinot S., Mézière D., Lauri, PE., Barkaoui, K., Sarthou, JP., 2017. Effects of alley cropping system on weed, pollinators and natural enemies’ communities: the role of understory strips. Ecology & Agriculture Summit for Young scientists (EASYs). Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (CEBC), France, March 24th. (COM)

Boinot, S., Fried, G., Storkey, J., Metcalfe, H., Barkaoui, K., Lauri, P.-É., Mézière, D., 2019a. Alley cropping agroforestry systems: Reservoirs for weeds or refugia for plant diversity? Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 284, 106584. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2019.106584. (ACL)

Boinot, S., Poulmarc’h, J., Mézière, D., Lauri, P.-É., Sarthou, J.-P., 2019b. Distribution of overwintering invertebrates in temperate agroforestry systems: Implications for biodiversity conservation and biological control of crop pests. Agriculture Ecosystem and Environment 285, 106630. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2019.106630. (ACL)

Boinot S., Mézière D., Lauri, PE., Barkaoui, K., Fried, G., Storkey, J., Metcalfe, H., Sarthou, JP., 2019c. Alley cropping agroforestry systems: habitats for plants and arthropods. 4th World Congress on Agroforestry. Montpellier, France, May 21st. (ACTI)

Boinot, S., Mézière, D., Poulmarc'h, J., Saintilan, A., Lauri, P.-E., Sarthou, J.-P., 2020. Promoting generalist predators of crop pests in alley cropping agroforestry fields: Farming system matters. Ecological Engineering 158, 106041. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2020.106041. (ACL)

Gaba, S., Boinot, S., Bourgeois, B., Cordeau, S., Damour, G., Fontaine, L., Fried, G., Kazakou, E., Mézière, D., Hannachi, Y., Rodriguez, A., Violle, C., 2017. Gérer les espèces adventices et la flore des linéaires non cultivés une approche fonctionnelle, France, 39 pp. (Synthèse)

Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K.L., Boinot, S., Storkey, J., 2019. The contribution of spatial mass effects to plant diversity in arable fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 56 (3), 1560–1574. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13414. (ACL)

Mézière, D., Boinot, S., Waal, L.d., Cadet, E., Fried, G., 2016. Arable weeds in alley cropping agroforestry systems - Results of a first year study, in: European Agroforestry Conference. Celebrating 20 years of Agroforestry research in Europe. European Agroforestry Conference, Montpellier, France. 23-25 March, pp. 66–69. (ACTI)