Dr. Emilie Crouzat

Academic Staff

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

Emilie Crouzat

Scientific Career

CV Emilie Crouzat



Leading the integrated assessment of cultural ecosystem services using earth observation data, focusing on mountain habitats in European national parks (post-doc fellow – UFZ, iDiv – H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project)

2016 - 2017

Responsible of the French environmental assessment for mountain ecosystems (post-doc fellow - LECA, CNRS – EFESE project)

2014 - 2016

Biophysical modeler of ecosystem services in place-based research (post-doc fellow - LECA, CNRS - ESNET (OPERAs EU-FP7) and Ecrins National Park project)

2014 - 2016

Leading member of environmental resources assessment for land planning in an action-research context (post-doc fellow - LECA, CNRS – pilot ICARE project)


2012 - 2015

Multi-dimensional assessment of ecosystem services at French Alps scale (PhD student - LECA, CNRS - European BiodivERsA project CONNECT)

Research Interests

My research interests rely in exploring social-ecological systems so as to foster their integrated understanding and to support their trajectories of change. I primarily carry out my work as an spatial ecologist through the prism of ecosystem services. The interdisciplinary projects I engage in concern national to local scales and span various landscape types, including high mountain settings, rural mosaics and periurban contexts.
To explore environmental and land planning issues, I map ecosystem properties based on a diversity of biophysical models and of statistical techniques. By mobilising qualitative data and social science techniques, I also capture the social demands and the governance mechanisms that influence the management and the allocation of natural resources. The ecological and social information I gather support the understanding of the determinants of environmental quality at various scales.
I currently conduct an integrated assessment of cultural ecosystem services over three mountain national parks in Europe, in the context of the H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project. Overall, I am highly interested in mobilizing the research process to support a collaborative management of environmental resources in place-based research.


H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project - Improving future ecosystem benefits through earth observations



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