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Equipe TAXON – Diversité taxinomique et systématique

Cadre scientifique (CIRAD)

Bd de la Lironde TA A-51 / PS2 34398 Montpellier cedex 5

tél : 04 67 61 49 02

email : pierre.bonnet at cirad.fr



2006 – 2008 PhD thesis – on Interest of neglected vegetative characters and exploration of new methods for taxonomic identification. University of Montpellier, France.

Supervisor: Daniel Barthélémy, Reviewers: Daniel Prat, Regine Vigne-Lebbe

2003 Master degree, Management of Agro-forestry-pastoral systems,Univ. Paris-Est Créteil.

Créteil, Val de Marnes, France (6 months)

Institute of Rural Economy, Bamako, Mali, (6months)


2012 – Today Permanent researcher (researcher in Biodiversity informatics)

Cirad-Bios, Amap mixt research unit, Montpellier, France

2009 – 2011 Post-doc position – in the context of a collaboration between Inra – Inria (3 years)

Inra, Amap mixt research unit, Montpellier, France

2006 – 2008 Junior expert – for an EU project, in the context of a collaboration between Cirad – the National Herbarium of the Netherlands – the National University of Laos (3 years)

National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos (3 years)

2004 – 2005 Engineer – Cirad-Forest: Baillarguet, France (18 months)


RESEARCH INTEREST & IMPACT: I am a researcher in (agro)biodiversity informatics, with a strong interest in visual data analysis and citizens sciences. My activities are at the frontier of Botany, plant ecology, and applied computer science.


→ Post-docs & research engineers

2013 – 2015 I have been hiring and supervising 2 postdoctoral fellows: Julien Champ (2013-2014), Hervé Goëau (2015).


2009 – 2014 Coordinator of the Pl@ntNet project (botanical visual data & plant identification), about 15 researchers & engineers, major impact in Europe and in a growing number of foreign countries (Brazil and US in particular).

2014 – 2016 Coordinator of the plant task of LifeCLEF research platform dedicated to the analysis of large-scale visual biodiversity data: 100-200 research groups registered each year (worldwide) – tens of publications, hundreds of citations.

2014 – 2016 Task coordinator for the technological development of multimedia seed identification tools, in ARCAD-FEDER EU project

2006 – 2008 Coordinator of EU Asia-Invest project : ORCHIS (Open (Re)source for Commerce in Horticulture aided by species Identification Systems)

2015 – 2016 Steering board of French project: Floris’tic (computer & citizen sciences in botany).


2009 Workshop organizing committee: Biodiversity information standards (TDWG 2009).

2014 – 2016 Member of the PARCS (Participatory Action Research and Citizen Sciences) research group, supported by the National Center for Scientific Research.


– Invited demos: eBiosphere London 2009, Milan universal expo 2015.


– Research popularization (selection): Collaborative research award at Futur en Seine 2014 festival, stands animation in expos (French agriculture expo 2009 and 2013, Science Forum 2009, GEA 2010, Berges en seine festival 2013, Fascination plant day 2014, National Conference on Biodiversity 2014, etc.), participation to many communication actions about Pl@ntNet (web, TV, Radio, presse).

– Teaching: Intervention for MNHN master degrees.



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