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CV Helmut MEISS


 

Since 2013, Dr. Helmut MEISS works as a permanent assistant professor (MCF) in agroecology at Lorraine University, Nancy, France.

Current teaching

His teaching activities at IUT Nancy-Brabois are focused on theoretical and practical introductions to a) sustainable agriculture, b) soil sciences, c) weed biology and management including botanics, and d) a variety of projects and agronomic surveys realized with student groups. He leds the DUT-BUT agronomy study program at IUT Nancy-Brabois. https://iutnb.univ-lorraine.fr/fr/page/183/Agronomie.html  

 

Current research

The aim of his research within the LAE-AGISEM research team is to understand and improve ecosystem services in cereal farming systems http://lae.univ-lorraine.fr/fr/lunite-agisem/controles-biologiques. Together with his colleagues F. Lasserre-Joulin, O. Therond, A. Rouabah (postdoc 2019-20), E. Stell (PhD-student 2019-22), and H. Lirot (Master student 2022) H. Meiss is interested in conservation biological control (CBC) of crop pests such as aphids by their natural enemies (various arthropod predators and parasitoid wasps) that are naturally occurring in agroecosystems. We combine experimental and modeling approaches. The goal is to contribute to the development of knowledge and decisions support systems useful for improving CBC in cereal farming systems. A better understanding und prediction of the temporal dynamics of these interactions will be useful for strongly reducing or suppressing the use of insecticides by farmers. Our knowledge is still limited concerning the drivers of CBC including i) temperature, humidity, and other dynamic whether parameters varying within and between years, ii) the landscape composition and spatial configuration around the fields and iii) the various cropping systems and practices and their temporal succession on the local field and in neighboring fields in the landscape. They may all influence the spatio-temporal population dynamics of crop pests and of their natural enemies, and thus the potentially regulating effects caused by their interactions. http://lae.univ-lorraine.fr/fr/membre/helmut-meiss-0

Education and past research

Helmut Meiss obtained a PhD in 2010 conjointly at Burgundy University/INRAE Dijon, France and Gießen University, Germany. During his PhD and post-doc, he worked on cultural and biological weed management (crop rotation, weed seed predation by natural enemies, crop-weed competition, plant regrowth after cutting of temporary grasslands, soil tillage).

During his master 2 (2006, INRAE Dijon), he analyzed the fitness cost of an herbicide resistance (caused by a point mutation) and the genetic basis of the phenotypic reduction of these costs using Arabidopsis thaliana and thus got research experiences in evolutionary ecology and genomics.

During his master 1 (2005, INRAE Dijon), he analyzed the seed bank ecology of an invasive annual plant species, Ambrosia artemisiifolia.

 


Journal articles13 documents

  • Abdelhak Rouabah, Helmut Meiss, Jean Villerd, Françoise Lasserre-Joulin, Véronique Tosser, et al.. Predicting the abundances of aphids and their natural enemies in cereal crops: Machine-learning versus linear models. Biological Control, Elsevier, 2022, 169, pp.104866. ⟨10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.104866⟩. ⟨hal-03633344⟩
  • Véronique Tosser, A. Barrier, Elsa Canard, N. Cerrutti, C. Cervek, et al.. ARENA -Evaluation de la régulation naturelle des ravageurs en grandes cultures par les auxiliaires de cultures : réseau d'observations et construction de ressources pour intégrer ce service dans le raisonnement de la protection intégrée. Innovations Agronomiques, INRAE, 2022, 85, pp.17-30. ⟨hal-03610240⟩
  • Christian Bockstaller, Françoise Lassere-Joulain, Helmut Meiss, C. Sausse, Haye van der Werf, et al.. Les indicateurs de biodiversité pour accompagner les agriculteurs : embarras du choix ou pénurie ?. Innovations Agronomiques, INRAE, 2019, 75, pp.73-86. ⟨10.15454/bzmzzf⟩. ⟨hal-02392175⟩
  • Sandrine Petit, Sabrina Gaba, Anne-Laure Grison, Helmut Meiss, Baptiste Simmoneau, et al.. Landscape scale management affects weed richness but not weed abundance in winter wheat fields.. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Elsevier Masson, 2016, 223, pp.41-67. ⟨10.1016/j.agee.2016.02.031⟩. ⟨hal-01331130⟩
  • Laura Henckel, Lucas Borger, Helmut Meiss, Sabrina Gaba, Vincent Bretagnolle. Organic fields sustain weed metacommunity dynamics in farmland landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Royal Society, The, 2015, 282 (1808), pp.20150002. ⟨10.1098/rspb.2015.0002⟩. ⟨hal-01199764⟩
  • Nicolas Munier-Jolain, Safia Mediene, Helmut Meiss, F. Boissinot, W. Rainer, et al.. Rôle des prairies temporaires pour la gestion de la flore adventice dans les systèmes céréaliers. Innovations Agronomiques, INRAE, 2012, 22, pp.71-84. ⟨hal-01019446⟩
  • P. Thiébeau, Isabelle Badenhausser, H. Meiss, Vincent Bretagnolle, Pascal Carrère, et al.. Contribution des légumineuses à la biodiversité des paysages ruraux. Innovations Agronomiques, INRAE, 2010, 11, pp.187-204. ⟨hal-01136964⟩
  • Helmut Meiss, Safia Mediene, Rainer Waldhardt, Jacques Caneill, Nicolas Munier-Jolain. Contrasting weed species composition in perennial alfalfas and six annual crops: implications for integrated weed management. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, Springer Verlag/EDP Sciences/INRA, 2010, 30 (3), pp.657-666. ⟨10.1051/agro/2009043⟩. ⟨hal-00886552⟩
  • Helmut Meiss, Lise Le Lagadec, Nicolas Munier-Jolain, Rainer Waldhardt, Sandrine Petit. Weed seed predation increases with vegetation cover in perennial forage crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Elsevier Masson, 2010, 138 (1-2), pp.10-16. ⟨10.1016/j.agee.2010.03.009⟩. ⟨hal-02667660⟩
  • H. Meiss, Safia Mediene, R Waldhardt, Jacques Caneill, V. Bretagnolle, et al.. Perennial lucerne affects weed community trajectories in grain crop rotations. Weed Research, Wiley, 2010, 50 (4), pp.331 - 340. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-3180.2010.00784.x⟩. ⟨hal-01644347⟩
  • Helmut Meiss, Nicolas Munier-Jolain, Frédéric Henriot, Jacques Caneill. Effects of biomass, age and functional traits on regrowth of arable weeds after cutting. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. Special issue, 2008, pp.493-500. ⟨hal-01895890⟩
  • Helmut Meiss, Nicolas Munier-Jolain, Frédéric Henriot, Jacques Caneill. Effects of biomass, age and functional traits on regrowth of arable weeds after cutting. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. Special issue, 2008, pp.493-500. ⟨hal-02661671⟩
  • Audrey Alignier, Helmut Meiss, Sandrine Petit, Xavier Reboud. Variation of post-dispersal weed seed predation according to weed species, space and time. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. Special issue, 2008, pp.221-226. ⟨hal-02666717⟩

Conference papers3 documents

  • Abdelhak Rouabah, Françoise Lasserre-Joulin, Jean Villerd, Béatrice Serradj-Noirtin, Helmut Meiss, et al.. Comment la fouille de données peut renouveler la démarche de construction des indicateurs agro-environnementaux ? Exemple de l'indicateur Icarab. Groupe Français des Pesticides, May 2017, NANCY, France. ⟨hal-02918921⟩
  • Audrey Alignier, Helmut Meiss, Sandrine Petit, Xavier Reboud. Postdispersal weed seed predation ranged between 19 to 84% per week following a species preference rank. 24. German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control, Mar 2008, Hohenheim, Germany. ⟨hal-02754466⟩
  • Audrey Alignier, Helmut Meiss, Sandrine Petit, Xavier Reboud. Variation of post-dispersal weed seed predation according to weed species, space and time. 24. German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control, Mar 2008, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany. ⟨hal-02819864⟩

Poster communications2 documents

  • Helmut Meiss, Nicolas Munier-Jolain, Jacques Caneill, Safia Médiène, Vincent Bretagnolle, et al.. Diversifying crop rotations with perennial forage crops: potential benefits for weed management & farmland biodiversity. Gesellschaft für Ökologie 40th Anniversary Meeting “The future of biodiversity: Genes, Species, Ecosystems”, Aug 2010, Giessen, Germany. ⟨hal-01912879⟩
  • Audrey Alignier, Helmut Meiss, Sandrine Petit, Xavier Reboud. Postdispersal weed seed predation ranged between 19 to 84% per week following a species preference rank. 24th German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control, Mar 2008, Hohenheim, Germany. Springer, Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. Special issue pp.1, 2008, Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. Special issue. ⟨hal-01535071⟩

Book sections3 documents

  • Muriel Valantin-Morison, F. Lasserre-Joulin, Vincent Martinet, Helmut Meiss, Antoine Messéan, et al.. Concevoir des systèmes de cultures mobilisant le biocontrôle: Chapitre 20. Editions Quae. Biocontrôle - Eléments pour une protection agroécologique des cultures, QUAE, 2020, Collection Savoir-Faire, 978-2-7592-3076-1. ⟨hal-03619023⟩
  • Vincent Bretagnolle, Bertrand Gauffre, Helmut Meiss, Isabelle Badenhausser. The role of grassland areas within arable cropping systems for the conservation of biodiversity at the regional level. Grassland productivity and ecosystem services, CAB International, 2011, ⟨10.1079/9781845938093.0251⟩. ⟨hal-02809854⟩
  • Vincent Bretagnolle, Bertrand Gauffre, Helmut Meiss, Isabelle Badenhausser. Chapter 26. The Role of Grassland Areas within Arable Cropping Systems for the Conservation of Biodiversity at the Regional Level. CAB International 2011. Grassland Productivity and Ecosystem Services, G. Lemaire, J. Hodgson and A. Chabbi, pp.251-260, 2011. ⟨hal-00611711⟩

Theses2 documents

  • Helmut Meiss. Diversifying crop rotations with temporary grasslands : potentials for weed mangement and farmland biodiversity. Agricultural sciences. Université de Bourgogne, 2010. English. ⟨NNT : 2010DIJOS018⟩. ⟨tel-00575607⟩
  • Helmut Meiss. Diversification des rotations de grandes cultures avec des prairies temporaires : un moyen pour combiner la gestion de la flore adventice et la conservation de la biodiversité. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. Université de Bourgogne, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-02822197⟩