Dr Claire Lavigne

National Institute for Researching Agriculture and Environment (INRAE)

Leader of the ‘Conservation Biological Control’ team at INRA-PSH and deputy head at INRA department ’Agronomy & Environment’.

Dr Lavigne is currently working on integrated horticultural crop production with particular interest on the spatio-temporal dynamics of agricultural pests and pest enemies at a landscape scale and more generally on how landscape features and agricultural practices shape biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. Her work includes data collection in commercial orchards, data analyses and modelling pest dynamics and 2D agricultural field patterns. She supervised seven PhD students over the last decade.