Gaël Le Roux is an isotope biogeochemist working at the CNRS-EcoLab since 9 years. He holds a PhD in Environmental Geochemistry from University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is investigating the deposition of trace elements (nutrients, contaminants) at different temporal and spatial scales
and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He has a large experience of interdisciplinary studies coupling for example isotope geochemistry and archaeology/paleoecology or atmospheric chemistry and radioecology. He published more than 40 scientific articles and several book chapters. He got his Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches in 2013 (HDR: French diploma to allow direct supervision of PhD students and apply for professorship). He is responsible of NEEDS Environment, a French initiative to coordinate and sponsor French research on radioecology. He is a key-member of the Netword for European Mountain Research (NEMOR) and co-animates the “Action Scientifique Transverse Pyrénées” of the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées.