PhD, Agronomist, IRD

Address: Institute of Ecology and Environnemental Sciences (iEES-Paris), 32 avenue Henri Varagnat, 92143 Bondy cedex, France


Email: Anneke.De_Rouw|DONTWANTSPAM|


Main fields of research and expertise

Dr Anneke de Rouw is a senior agronomist with wide experience in farming system research and weed ecology. Her scientific field is the evolution of smallholder farming systems, particularly those systems that rely on the recycling of the natural resources to sustain productivity and combat weeds. Educated at Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands, she holds a PhD in Vegetation science. She worked for 10 years (1978-1990) in Ivory Coast mostly in the Wageningen Agricultural University programme « Analysis and design of land use systems in the Taï region, South-west Ivory Coast ». Entering IRD in 1991 (formerly ORSTOM), she was posted in Niger for 6 years (1991-2000), and worked on the analysis of rain-fed millet-based farming systems in the Sahel, by means of on-farm experiments at different spatial and temporal scales. Then she was posted in Laos for 6 years (2001-2006) working in the MSEC programme (Managing soil Erosion Consortium) on the topic « Smallholder farming systems on steep slopes in southeast Asia ». Since 2006 she is posted in France where she joined the Institut d’Ecologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement de Paris (iEES Paris). She continues to carry out fieldwork by means of short and long-term missions for MSEC in Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand, as well as in Nepal in the programme « Quantifying the water resources in the high- and middle- mountain catchments ». She supervised the work of many students, European, African and Lao including five PhD students.


Recent publications (2014-2018)

Lacombe, G., Valentin, C., Sounyafong, P., de Rouw, A., Soulileuth, B., Silvera, N., Pierret, A., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Ribolzi, O., 2017. Linking crop structure, throughfall, soil surface conditions, runoff and soil detachment: 10 land uses analyzed in Northern Laos. Science of the Total Environment accepted October 2017.

Eeckman, J., Chevallier, P., Boone, A., Neppel, L., de Rouw, A., Delclaux, F., Koirala, D. 2017. Providing a non-deterministic representation of spatial variability of precipitation in the Everest region. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21 : 4879–4893 | DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-4879-2017.

Kim, J., Fourcaud, T., Jourdan, C., Maeght, J.-L., Mao, Z., Metayer, J., Meylan, L., Pierret, A., Rapidel, B., Roupsard, O., de Rouw, A., Villatoro Sanchez, M., Wang, Y., Stokes, A. 2017.  Vegetation as a driver of temporal variations in slope stability: The impact of hydrological processes. Geophysical Research Letters| 44, 4897–4907 | DOI:10.1002/2017GL073174.

Ribolzi, O., Evrard, O., Huon, S., de Rouw, A., Silvera, N., Latsachack, K., Soulileuth, B Lefèvre, I., Alain Pierret, A., Lacombe, G., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Valentin, C., 2017. From shifting cultivation to teak plantation: effect on overland flow and sediment yield in a montane tropical catchment. Scientific Reports | 7: 3987 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04385-2.

Lacombe, G., Ribolzi, O., de Rouw, A., Pierret, A., Latsachak, K., Silvera, N., Pham Dinh, R., Orange, D., Janeau, J.-L., Soulileuth, B., Robain, H., Taccoen, A., Sengphaathith, P., Mouche, E., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Tran Duc, T., Valentin, C. 2016 Contradictory hydrological impacts of afforestation in the humid tropics evidenced by long-term field monitoring and simulation modeling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 20, 2691–2704.

de Rouw, A., Soulileuth, B., Huon, S. 2015 Stable isotope ratios in soil and vegetation shift with cultivation practices (Northern Laos). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 200 : 161–168.

de Rouw, A., Maxwell, J.F., Girardin, C. 2015. Foliar δ13C values, photosynthetic pathway and functional type for 238 common species on farm land and disturbed forest in Laos. Photosynthetica 53 (1): 154–156. Supplementary Table 1S was missing, now available DOI: 10.1007/s11099-015-0081-x.

de Rouw, A., Casagrande, M., Phaynaxay, K, Soulileuth, B., Saito, K. 2014. Soil seedbanks in slash-and-burn rice fields of northern Laos. Weed Research 54, 26–37.