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The project will be coordinated by Dr Patricia Garnier, senior researcher at INRA, UMR 1402 EcoSys, Grignon. She was awarded a Ph.D. in soil science in 1996, from the University of Nancy in France. During her Ph.D., she developed a model of water flow during the 3D deformation of soils, applied to the swelling of soils of the Senegal River valley. She then worked as a post-doc at Cornell University, USA. She has authored or co-authored 40 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Her main research activity concerns the modelling of soil processes like water transport, organic matter transformation, soil structure dynamic, organic contaminant movement… She has been in charge of several large research projects including international exchanges with China, Germany, etc…She has also been task leader of several national ANR projects.

The consortium includes laboratories, belonging to different French research institutes and universities and a Scottish university, involved in a range of different research areas. The multi-disciplinarily of the consortium will cover the range of scientific skills and expertise required in our project, as well as permitting the emergence of new original concepts and views thanks to this interdisciplinary approach. The research fields and skills can be divided in two main areas: the first one is the field of soil science including chemistry, physics and biology and the second one is the field of numerical modelling and applied mathematics. Eight partners will be involved in the project.