My story (so far)
I was born in 1990, and grew up in Auvergne, a volcanic region of located in the heart of France. Living between town and countryside, I had the chance to explore the wonders the regional natural park I lived in have to offer.
This curiosity for the natural world, in particular for biology, led me to pursue science studies. Studying remains in my mind as being a sort of explorer. Tales from the expeditions and naturalists are a profound source of energy to fuel my imagination.
As I realized that the space frontier would certainly be hard to reach (since only a few humans get into space), the Nature all around me, especially its underground hidden part, started to trigger my curiosity.
The diversity and the ingenuity of plants, animals and microorganisms began to strike me more and more, month after month. At the same, I was becoming an adult and I started to reflect on my human condition and that of my fellow humans.
A decisive realization in my young philosophical journey had been that we are agricultural creatures. Without agriculture and the access of a sufficent, safe and nutritious food source, our prosperity, our fulfilment would be certainly limited. To have the opportunity to develop and realize ourselves, we need to ensure that this fundamental need if satisfied.
This reflexion and curiosity for our use of Nature led me to specialize in agriculture and environment engineering, to contribute to the work of my fellow humans, to try to find effective ways to use ressources “offered” by our planet, in a sustainable manner.
Currently, soil science is the topics which is taking most of brain time. Soils are such a complex but important topic, where the “non-living” and the living, the mineral and the organic world meet in a close and intimate manner. Scientifically, it is an intellectual shortcut, but I use this image to illustrate how fascinating it is. From this mysterious underground world springs, spurts, stems a large part of our resources (not sure which verb to use, I am still a french guy with a broken English). Some scientists say that, with space and deep oceans, soils are the next frontier, and I am determined to be part of this adventure.