Laurent Hazard

laurentI am a quantitative geneticist that participates to the re-design of genetic innovation device. I try to integrate eco-evolutionary processes in plant breeding: co-evolution between plants and symbionts, or among plant species to enhance tolerance to stresses of sown grasslands, or natural selection coupled with artificial selection to create new schemes of evolutionary plant breeding.

In all cases, I consider that user communities must be part of the design process to create relevant innovations at the local scale. Therefore, I contribute to the development of participatory research methodologies that allow the hybridization of different sources of knowledge and the collective design of innovations.