PhD, Research Engineer at IRD (Research Institute for Development)

Address: IRD – iEES Paris (Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences), Délégation Régionale Ile de France, 32 Avenue Henri Varagnat, 93143 Bondy Cedex, FRANCE

Phone: +33 (0)1 48 02 55 90

Email: anne.pando|DONTWANTSPAM|

Main fields of research and expertise

Anne PANDO has experience in soil ecology: study of interactions between plants, soil and macrofauna (earthworms-termites); setting and monitoring of experiments; assays of enzymatic activity in soils; characterisation of microbial communities within soil using molecular biology techniques : DNA extraction, PCR, DGGE,RFLP, and more recently qPCR. The aim of her research is to study the biological functioning of soils and their evolution. Since a few years, her activities are involved in urban ecology projects, particularly on constructed technosols.

Expatriate in Laos for two years, she studies the environmental determinants of soil and water contamination by two bacteria: Burkholderia pseudomallei, responsible for melioidosis in humans, and Escherichia coli, a bacterium indicating faecal contamination in rivers.

Selected publications

Pruvost C., Mathieu J., Nunan N., Gigon A., Pando A., Lerch T.Z., Blouin M. 2020.Tree growth and macrofauna colonization in Technosols constructed from recycled urban wastes. Ecological Engineering, 153, 105886.

Borsali A.H., Lerch T., Besbes R., Gros R., Schwob I., Boudenne JL., Ziarelli F., Pando  A., Farnet AM. 2020.Coastal environments shape chemical and microbial properties of forest litters in Circum Mediterranean region. Eur J Soil Sci,1-16.

Changey F., Blaud A., Pando A., Herrmann A., Lerch T. 2020. Monitoring soil microbial communities using molecular tools: DNA extraction methods may offset long-term management effects. Eur J of Soil Sci, 1-16.

Milcu A.; Puga-Freitas R.; Ellison A.M., Blouin M., Scheu S., Girin T., Freschet G.T., Rose L., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Barot S., Lata J-C., Cesarz S., Eisenhauer N., Gigon A., Weigelt A., Hansart A., Greiner A., Pando A., Gessler A.,  Grignani C., Assandri D., Gleixner G., Le Galliard J-F., Urban-Mead K., Laura Zavattaro L., Müller M.E.H., Lange M., Martin Lukac M., Bonkowski M., Mannerheim N., Buchmann N.,  Butenschoen O., Rotter P., Seyhun R., Devidal S., Kayler Z., and J Roy J. (2018).Genotypic variability enhances the reproducibility of an ecological study.  Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2, p279–287

Jouquet P., Pando A.; Aroui H.; Harit A.; Capowiez Y.; Bottinelli N. 2017. Evidence from Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy (MIRS) that the biological fingerprints of Odontotermes obesus termite colonies change according to their geographical location and age. (2017). Insect. Soc. 65:77–84. DOI 10.1007/s00040-017-0589-0

Deeb M., Desjardins T., Podwojewski P., Pando A., Blouin M., Lerch T.Z. (2017) Interactive effects of compost, plants and earthworms on the aggregations of constructed Technosols. Geoderma 305: 305-313.

Deeb M., Grimaldi  M., Lerch T. Z., Pando A., Podwojewski P., Blouin M. 2016 Influence of organic matter content on hydro-structural properties of constructed technosols. Pedosphere, 26: 486-498.

Deeb M., Grimaldi M., Lerch T. Z., Pando A., Gigon A., Blouin M. 2016. Interactions between organisms and parent materials of a constructed Technosol shape its hydrostructural properties. Soil, 2: 163-174.

Nicolai A., Rouland-Lefèvre C., Ansart A., Filser J., Lenz R., Pando A., Charrier M. 2015.Inter-Population Differences and Seasonal Dynamic of the Bacterial Gut Community in the Endangered Land Snail Helix pomatia (Gastropoda: Helicidae). Malacologia, 59(1):177-190.

Celini L., Roy V., Delabie J., Frechault S., Pando A., Mora P. 2014. Première mention de Technomyrmex difficilis (Forel, 1892) à Saint-Barthélémy, Petites Antilles (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Dolichoderinae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France. 119 (3), 293-298.