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Laurent Augusto

Laurent Augusto

INRA Department of Ecology of Forests, Grasslands, and Surface waters

INRA Campus of Bordeaux-Aquitaine

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Augusto L. 1999. Etude de l'impact de quelques essences forestières sur le fonctionnement biogéochimique et la végétation de sols acides. Doctorat en Sciences du Sol, Université Nancy I.

Augusto L. 2010. Fonctionnement biogéochimique d'écosystèmes forestiers de production. Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, Université de Bordeaux. "Cycles biogéochimiques des éléments minéraux dans les écosystèmes forestiers"

Research and skills

Biogeochemistry of nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems, in particular forest ecosystems.
Influence of tree species on forest functioning.


Augusto, L., Achat, D. L., Jonard, M., Vidal, D., Ringeval, B. (2017). Soil parent material‐a major driver of plant nutrient limitations in terrestrial ecosystems. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13691

Achat, D. L., Pousse, N., Nicolas, M., Brédoire, F., Augusto, L. (2016). Soil properties controlling inorganic phosphorus availability: general results from a national forest network and a global compilation of the literature. Biogeochemistry, 127(2-3), 255-272. DOI 10.1007/s10533-015-0178-0

Achat, D. L., Augusto, L., Gallet-Budynek, A., & Loustau, D. (2016). Future challenges in coupled C–N–P cycle models for terrestrial ecosystems under global change: a review. Biogeochemistry, 131(1-2), 173-202. DOI 10.1007/s10533-016-0274-9

Achat, D., Deleuze, C., Landmann, G., Pousse, N., Ranger, J., Augusto, L. (2015). Quantifying consequences of removing harvesting residues on forest soils and tree growth – A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management, 348: 124-141.

Augusto L., de Schrijver A., Vesterdal L., Smolander A., Prescott C., Ranger J., 2015. Influences of evergreen gymnosperm and deciduous angiosperm tree species on the functioning of temperate and boreal forests. Biological Reviews, 90 (2): 444-466. doi: 10.1111/brv.12119

Augusto L., Davies T.J., Delzon S., de Schrijver A. 2014. The enigma of the rise of angiosperms: can we untie the knot? Ecology Letters, 17(10): 1326-1338. doi: 10.1111/ele.12323

Augusto L., Zeller B., Midwood A.J., Swanston C., Dambrine E., Schneider A., Bosc A. 2011. Two-year dynamics of foliage labelling in 8-year-old Pinus pinaster trees with 15N, 26Mg and 42Ca - simulation of Ca transport in xylem using an upscaling approach. Annals of Forest Science, 68: 169-178. DOI 10.1007/s13595-011-0018-x

Augusto L., Bakker M.R., Meredieu C. 2008. Wood ash applications to temperate forest ecosystems - potential benefits and drawbacks. Plant and Soil, 306: 181-198. DOI 10.1007/s11104-008-9570-z

Augusto L., Meredieu C., Bert D., Trichet P., Porte A., Bosc A., Lagane F., Loustau D., Pellerin S., Danjon F., Ranger J., Gelpe J. 2008. Improving models of forest nutrient export with equations that predict the nutrient concentration of tree compartments. Annals of Forest Science, 65: art.808. DOI: 10.1051/forest:2008059

Augusto L., Ranger J., Binkley D., Rothe A. 2002. Impact of several common tree species of European temperate forests on soil fertility. Annals of Forest Science, 59: 233-253. DOI: 10.1051/forest:2002020