Prof. Claire Chenu
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Prof. Claire Chenu

Prof. Claire Chenu
Prof. Claire Chenu
 
Research Director
Joint Research unit INRAE, Agro Paris Tech, University Paris-Saclay, France

Claire Chenu is Research Director at Agro Paris Tech, University Paris-Saclay. She is internationally recognized for her great contributions to soil science and greatest impact in terms of understanding the biogeochemistry of soil organic matter, including the biology, effects on soil structure, modelling, and persistence in soil. Her achievements help to understand how microbes and their extracellular polymers create the microenvironments that support soil life and, in turn, how microbial functions, diversity, biogeography are governed by the landscapes. Due to that, she greatly contributed to our understanding of soil structure and its implications for the soil as a microbial habitat, in turn affecting major element cycles in soils.