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Dr. Thierry MATEILLE

PhD, Senior scientist from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) ECOBIO Department (Ecology, Biodiversity and Functions of Continental Ecosystems)

My research addresses the field of ecology of communities and focuses on plant-parasitic nematodes, especially on diversity erosion processes. It is our responsibility to assess the risks of this erosion (pathogenicity of communities) and, conversely, to assess the gain of an appropriate diversity management. This approach aims (i) at analysing the responses of the nematode communities to several constraints (evolution, climate, anthropogenic and environmental changes) and (ii) at managing plant-parasitic nematode communities with diversity conservation processes.

IRD is a French research organisation that addresses collaborative activities in research, education and innovation with south countries. The ECOBIO Department deals researches about natural ressource conservation, dynamics and adaptation of ecosystems to global changes, and resilience of disturbed ecosystems. To day, my research is especially devoted to Mediterranean countries.

CBGP thematic groupOrigin and characterization of biodiversity

Projects (last 5 years)

  • MOOC Training and Higher Education (Agropolis Fondation / Labex AGRO). Project "NECTAR : Systematic challenges for sustainable crop protection: the case of arthropods and nematodes".
  • Programme ARIMNet_ERANET FP7 (KBBE219262). Project "PESTOLIVE : Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the Mediterranean basin" - coordination of the project.
  • Programme PHC-Toubkal (054/SVS/13). Project "BIONEMAR : Developpement of fungal bionematicides for organic production in Morocco" - coordination of the project.
  • Programme INRA_GISP-PRESUME. Project "GEDUNEM : Varietal and technical innovations for the sustainable and integrated management of root-knot nematodes in protected vegetable cropping systems".

Publications (last 5 years)

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  • Aït Hamza M, Moukhli A, Ferji Z, Fossati-Gaschignard O, Tavoillot J, Ali N, Boubaker H, El Mousadik A, Mateille T. 2018. Diversity of plant-parasitic nematode communities associated with olive nurseries in Morocco: origin and environmental impacts. Applied Soil Ecology, 124 : 7-16.
  • Aït Hamza M, Ali N, Tavoillot J, Fossati-Gaschignard O, Boubaker H, El Mousadik A, Mateille T. 2017. Diversity of root-knot nematodes in Moroccan olive nurseries and orchards: does Meloidogyne javanica disperse according to invasion processes? BMC Ecology, 17:41.
  • Aït Hamza M, Lakhtar H, Tazi H, Moukhli A, Fossati-Gaschignard O, Miché L, Roussos S, Ferji Z, El Mousadik A, Mateille T*, Boubaker H*. 2017. Diversity of nematophagous fungi in Moroccan olive nurseries: Highlighting of prey-predator interactions and efficient strains against root-knot-nematodes. Biological Control, 114: 14-23. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.07.011.*Co-leaders.
  • Ali N, Tavoillot J, Besnard G, Khadari B, Dmowska E, Winiszewska G, Fossati-Gaschignard O, Ater M, Aït Hamza M, El Mousadik A, El Oualkadi A, Moukhli A, Essalouh L, El Bakkali A, Chapuis E, Mateille T. 2017. How anthropogenic changes may affect soil-borne parasite diversity? Plant-parasitic nematode communities associated with olive trees in Morocco as a case study. BMC Ecology, 17:4. doi:10.1186/s12898-016-0113-9.
  • Mateille T, Tavoillot J, Martiny B, Dmowska E, Winiszewska G, Ferji Z, Msanda F, El Mousadik A. 2016. Aridity or low temperatures: what affects the diversity of plant-parasitic nematode communities in the Moroccan argan relic forest? Applied Soil Ecology, 101 : 64-71. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.11.026.
  • Ali N, Tavoillot J, Chapuis E, Mateille T. 2016. Trend to explain the distribution of root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp. associated with olive trees in Morocco. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 225 : 22-32. doi:10.016/j.agee.2016.03.042.
  • Navarrete M, Djian-Caporalino C, Mateille T, Palloix A, Sage-Palloix AM, Lefèvre A, Fazari A, Marteu N, Tavoillot J, Dufils A, Furnio C, Pares L, Forest I. 2016. A resistant pepper as a trap cover crop in vegetable producing strongly decreases root-knot nematode infestation in soil. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 36:68. doi:10.1007/s13593-016-0401-y.
  • Goillon C, Mateille T, Tavoillot J, Marteu N, Fazari A, Djian-Caporalino C. 2016. Utiliser le sorgho pour lutter contre les nématodes à galles. Phytoma, 698: 39-44.
  • Aït Hamza M, Ferji Z, Ali N, Tavoillot J, Chapuis E, El Oualkadi A, Moukhli A, Khadari B, Boubaker H, Lakhtar H, Roussos S, Mateille T*, El Mousadik A*. 2015. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with olive in southern Morocco. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology, 17 : 719-726. doi:10.17957/ijab/14.0004. *Co-leaders
  • Ali N, Tavoillot J, Mateille T, Chapuis E, Besnard G, El Bakali A, Cantalapiedra-Navarette C, Liebanas G, Castillo P, Palomares-Rius JE. 2015. A new root-knot nematode Meloidogyne spartelensis n. sp. (Nematoda : Meloidogynidae) in Northern Morocco. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 143: 25-42. doi:10.1007/s10658-015-0662-3.
  • Aït Hamza M, Ferji Z, Ali N, Tazi H, Tavoillot J, Moukhli A, Lakhtar H, Roussos S, Boubaker H,  El Mousadik A, Mateille T. 2014. Effect of olive diversity and substrates on plant-parasitic nematode communities in southern Morocco olive nurseries.  Proc. 5th OliveBioteq Conference, Amman, Jordan, 3-6 nov. 2014: 351-357.
  • Ali N, Chapuis E, Tavoillot J, Mateille T. 2014. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with olive tree (Olea europaea L.) with a focus on the Mediterranean Basin: a review. C.R. Biologies, 337: 423-442. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2014.05.006.
  • Ali N, Chapuis E, Tavoillot J, Aït Hamza M, El Mousadik A, El Oualkadi A, Besnard G, El Bakkali A, Moukhli A, Khadari B, El Modafar C, Ater M, Ferji Z, Mateille T. 2014. Learning from olive evolution and cultivation to understand the diversity of associated plant-parasitic nematode communities in Morocco. Proc. 5th OliveBioteq Conference, Amman, Jordan, 3-6 nov. 2014: 344-350.
  • Besnard G, Jühling F, Chapuis E, Zedane L, Lhuillier E, Mateille T, Bellafiore S. 2014 Fast assembly of the mitochondrial genome of a plant parasitic nematode (Meloidogyne graminicola) using next generation sequencing. C.R. Biologies, 337 : 295-301. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2014.03.003.
  • Collange B, Navarette M, Montfort F, Mateille T, Tavoillot J, Martiny B, Tchamitchian M. 2014. Alternative cropping systems can have contrasting effects on various soil-borne diseases: relevance of a systemic analysis in vegetable cropping systems. Crop Protection, 55: 7-15. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2013.10.002.
  • Djian-Caporalino C, Palloix A, Fazari A, Marteu N, Barbary A, Abad P, Sage-Palloix AM, Mateille T, Risso S, Lanza R, Taussig C, Castagnone-Sereno P. 2014. Pyramiding, alternating of mixing: comparative performances of deployment strategies of nematode resistance genes to promote plant resistance efficiency and durability. BMC Plant Pathology, 14 : 1-13. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-14-53.
  • Mateille T, Achouri M, Ater M, Belaj A, Besnard G, Castillo P, Chapuis E, De La Rosa R, De Luca F, D'Onghia AM, El Maraghi H, El Modafar C, El Mousadik A, El Oualkadi A, Ferji Z, Horrigue-Raouani N, Jimenez-Diaz RM, Kadiri M, Kallel S, Khadari B, Landa BB, Leon L, Montes-Borrego M, Moukhli A, Navas-Cortes JA, Öcal A, Sasanelli N, Tavoillot J, Triki MA, Troccoli A, Tzortzakakis E, Ulas M, Vovlas N, Yaseen T. 2014. PESTOLIVE: a Mediterranean research project for understanding and managing soil-borne parasites on olive using historical and ecological approaches. Proc. 5th OliveBioteq Conference, Amman, Jordan, 3-6 nov. 2014: 331-336.
  • Mateille T, Tavoillot J, Martiny B, Fargette M. 2014. Importance of soil characteristics for plant-parasitic nematode communities in European coastal foredunes. European Journal of Soil Biology, 64 : 53-60. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2014.08.002.
  • Tranier MS, Pognant-Gros J, De la Cruz Quiroz R, Aguilar Gonzalez CN, Mateille T*, Roussos S*. 2014. Commercial biological control agents targeted against plant-parasitic root-knot nematodes. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 57 : 831-841. doi:10.1590/S1516-8913201402540. *Co-leaders
  • Védie H, Mateille T, Tavoillot J. 2014. Soil solarization and crop rotation to manage root-knot nematodes in organic greenhouses. Acta Horticulturae, 1041: 87-94. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1041.8.

See also

  • The French Nematode Collection (Portail d'Information sur les Nématodes du Sol) : PINS (IRD).
  • How to detect plant-parasitic nematodes? : Ephytia (INRA)