Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Bastien Castagneyrol
Main interest of Bastien lays in plant-insect interactions in forests. In particular, his research addresses the effect of tree diversity on insect herbivory. He combines observations in mature forests, experimental approaches in a long term tree diversity experiment (ORPHEE) and meta-analyses to investigate the top-down and bottom drivers of forest resistance to pest insects. Ultimately, his work contributes to increase knowledge needed to managed biotic risk in forest ecosystems.