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PERES Guénola


Scientist at Institut Agro / SAS

Phone: + 33. (0)2.23.48. 70.43

Address: Institut Agro, UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Fields of expertise: soil ecology, agroecology

Keywords: soil biodiversity, earthworm community, bioindicators, ecosystem services, multi-criteria approach of soil quality, agricultural practices (reduced tillage, organic farming, pasture, crop rotation)  



After 10 years of research activity at Rennes University as a soil ecologist, I obtained a permanent position as an assistant professor at Agrocampus Ouest in 2014.

My research activities deal with

  • the response of soil organisms (especially the earthworm community) to environmental factors (natural or anthropic: mainly agricultural),
  • identification of drivers of spatial distribution of earthworm at multiple scales,
  • interactions between above- and below-ground diversity,
  • effects of earthworms on soil properties (physical, chemical) and ecosystem services (soil structure maintenance, water regulation, nutrient cycling),
  • the social and economic assessment of ecosystem services associated with soil organisms
Current project

As partner, I am involved in:

  • 2 european projects - EJP-MINOTAUR 2021-2024 ; EJP-SERENA 2021-2024
  • 8 european projects - (e.g. FP7-Ecofinders 2011-2015 ; ERASMUS+-SEGAE 2017-2020)

      At national scale, I am involved in:

  • 3 national projects (Project Inter Unité INRAe - GloWorm 2021-2024; ADEME-CINAPE 2019-2022 ; LandWorm 2022-2025) 
  • more than 10 projects (e.g. ANR-SoilServ 2017-2020 ; MétaProgramme EcoSERv INRA-Bise 2017-2019, ImagSol 2018-2021).

As coordinator, I had leaded

  • 2 european projects SNOWMAN-SUSTAIN (2011-2015) and Biodiversa-SoilMan (2017-2020) 
  • two transdisplinary programmes dealing with soil biodiversity, soil functions, and ecosystem services, and at national scale,
  • 1 national project (ADEME- Bioindicators 2009-2015) involving 70 french partners and dealing with soil bioindicators

Teaching Experience

Since 2017 I am the co-leader of the international Master 2 “Agroecology”, at Institut Agro Rennes-Angers; an international master addressing the issues and challenges of agroecology which welcomes foreign (e.g. Chili, Argentina, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, China) and french students. A real opportunity to exchange visions, experiences and knowledge on current major issues: how to develop an agriculture that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable


  • Kevin Hoeffner, Anneke Beylich, Abad Chabbid, Daniel Cluzeau, Dumitrita Dascalu, Ulfert Graefe, Gema Guzmán, Vincent Hallaire, Jörg Hanisch, Blanca B. Landa, Deborah Linsler, Safya Menasseri, Maarja Öpik, Martin Potthoff, Mignon Sandor, Stefan Scheu, Rüdiger M. Schmelz, Ilka Engell, Stefan Schrader, Tanel Vahter, Martin Banse, Annegret Nicolaï, Elke Plaas, Tania Runge, Tomas Roslin, Marie-Laure Decau, Siim-Kaarel Sepp, Luis F. Arias-Giraldo, Sylvain Busnot, Marc Roucaute, Guénola Pérès. 2021 Legacy effects of temporary grassland in annual crop rotation on soil ecosystem services. STOTEN. Science of the Total Environment- 780 (2021) 146140.
  •  Hoeffner, K., Hotte, H., Cluzeau, D., Charrier, X., Gastal, F., Pérès, G. Effects of temporary grassland introduction into annual crop rotations and nitrogen fertilisation on earthworm communities and forage production. Applied Soil Ecology. 162 (2021) 103893
  • Brami, C., Pérès, G., Menasseri-Aubry, S., Byers-Woods Jane Darcy , Thierry, Jacquet., Lowe, C.N,. 2021. Effect of Miscanthus × giganteus ash on survival, biomass, reproduction and avoidance behaviour of the endogeic earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa. Ecotoxicology. (2021)
  • Morgane E. T. Hervé, Michel Renault, Elke Plaas, Martin Potthoff, Guénola Pérès, Daniel Cluzeau, Annegret Nicolai (2021). Applying the Valuating Milieu framework to investigate soil biota and soil biodiversity valuations by farmers in two European regions. Journal of Rural Studies
  • Helen R. P. Phillips et al. Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Nature. Scientific data. 8:136 | (2021)
  • Brami, C., Lowe, C.N, Menasseri, S., Jacquet, T., Pérès, G., 2020. Multi-parameter assessment of soil quality under Miscanthus x giganteus crop at marginal sites in Ile-de-France. Biomass and Bioenergy. 142 (2020) 105793
  • Jouan, J.;De Graeuwe, M.;Carof, M.;Baccar, R.;Bareille, N.;Bastian, S.;Brogna, D.;Burgio, G.;Couvreur, S.;Cupial, M.;Dumont, B.;Jacquot, A. L.;Magagnoli, S.;Makulska, J.;Marechal, K.;Peres, G.;Ridier, A.;Salou, T.;Tombarkiewicz, B.;Sgolastra, F.;Godinot, O. (2020). Learning Interdisciplinarity and Systems Approaches in Agroecology: Experience with the Serious Game SEGAE. Sustainability. 12 (11)
  • H.R.P. Phillips, C.A. Guerra, M.L.C. Bartz, M.J.I. Briones, G. Brown, T.W. Crowther, O. Ferlian, K.B. Gongalsky, J.van den Hoogen, J. Krebs, A. Orgiazzi, D. Routh, B. Schwarz, E.M. Bach, J. Bennett, U. Brose, T. Decaëns, B. König-Ries, M. Loreau, J. Mathieu, C. Mulder, W.H. van der Putten, K.S. Ramirez, M.C. Rillig, D. Russell, M. Rutgers, M. P. Thakur, F.T. de Vries, D.H. Wall, D.A. Wardle, M. Arai, F.O. Ayuke, G.H. Baker, R. Beauséjour, J.C.  Bedano, K Birkhofer, E Blanchart, B Blossey, T Bolger, R L. Bradley, M A. Callaham, Y Capowiez, M E. Caulfield, A Choi, F V. Crotty, ADávalos, D.J. Diaz Cosin, A Dominguez, A Esteban Duhour, N van Eekeren, C Emmerling, L B. Falco, R Fernández, S J. Fonte, C Fragoso, A L. C. Franco, M Fugère, A T. Fusilero, S Gholami, M J. Gundale, M Gutiérrez López, D K. Hackenberger, L M. Hernández, T Hishi, A R. Holdsworth, M Holmstrup, K N. Hopfensperger, E Huerta Lwanga, V Huhta, Tunsisa T. Hurisso, B.V. Iannone, M Iordache, M Joschko, N Kaneko, R Kanianska, A M. Keith, C A. Kelly, M L. Kernecker, J Klaminder, A W. Koné, YKooch, ST. Kukkonen, H Lalthanzara, D R. Lammel, I M. Lebedev, YLi, J B. Jesus Lidon, Noa K. Lincoln, S R. Loss, R Marichal, R Matula, J Hendrik Moos, G Moreno, A Morón-Ríos, B Muys, J Neirynck, L Norgrove, MNovo, V Nuutinen, V Nuzzo, M Rahman, J Pansu, S Paudel, G Pérès, L Pérez-Camacho, R Piñeiro, J-F Ponge M Imtiaz Rashid, S Rebollo, J Rodeiro-Iglesias, M Á. Rodríguez, A M. Roth, G X. Rousseau, A Rozen, E Sayad, L van Schaik, B C. Scharenbroch, M Schirrmann, O Schmidt, B Schröder, J Seeber, M P. Shashkov, J Singh, S M. Smith, M Steinwandter, J A. Talavera, D Trigo, J Tsukamoto, A W. de Valença, SJ. Vanek, I Virto, A A. Wackett, M W. Warren, N H. Wehr, J K. Whalen, MB. Wironen, V Wolters, I V. Zenkova, W Zhang, E K. Cameron, N Eisenhauer. 2019. Global distribution of earthworm diversity. Science. Vol. 366, Issue 6464, pp. 480-485. DOI: 10.1126/science.aax4851 
  • Jeroen P. van Leeuwen, Rachel E. Creamer, Daniel Cluzeau, Marko Debeljak, Fabio Gatti, Christian B. Henriksen, Vladimir Kuzmanovski, Cristina Menta, Guénola Pérès, Nicolas P.A. Saby, Aneta Trajanov, Isabelle Trinsoutrot-Gattin, Giovanna Visioli, Michiel Rutgers. 2019. Modelling of soil functions for assessing soil quality: Soil biodiversity and habitat provisioning. Front. Environ. Sci. 7:113. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00113
  • M. Rutgers, A. Orgiazzi; C. Gardi; J. Römbke; S. Jänsch; A. Keith; R. Neilson; B. Boag; O. Schmidt; A. Murchie; R. Blackshaw; G. Pérès; D. Cluzeau; M. Guernion; M. Briones; J. Rodeiro; R. Piñeiro; D.J Díaz Cosín; J. P. Sousa; I. Kos; P.H.  Krogh; J. H Faber; C. Mulder; J.J Bogte; H. J van Wijnen; A. J Schouten; D. de Zwart. 2016. Mapping earthworm communities in Europe. Applied soil Ecology. 97, 98-111
  • F. Obriot, M. Stauffer, Y. Goubard, N. Cheviron, G. Pérès, M. Edend, A. Revallier, L. Vieublé-Gonod, S. Houot. 2016. Multi-criteria indices to evaluate the effects of repeated organic amendment applications on soil and crop quality. 2016. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 232, 165–178
  • B.S. Griffiths, J. Römbke, R.M. Schmelz, A. Scheffczyk, J.H. Faber, J. Bloem, G. Pérès, D. Cluzeau, A. Chabbi, M. Suhadolc, J.P. Sousa, P. Martins da Silva, F. Carvalho, S. Mendes, P. Morais, R. Francisco, C. Pereira, M. Bonkowski, S. Geisen, R.D. Bardgett, F.T. de Vries, T. Bolger, T. Dirilgen, O. Schmidt, A. Winding, N.B. Hendriksen, A. Johansen, L. Philippot, P. Plassart, D. Bru, B. Thomson, R.I. Griffiths, M.J. Bailey, A. Keith, M. Rutgers, C. Mulder, S.E. Hannula, R. Creamer, D. Stone. 2016. Selecting cost effective and policy-relevant biological indicators for European monitoring of soil biodiversity and ecosystem function. Ecological Indicators 69 (2016) 213–223