Baptiste GRARD

Baptiste GRARD

Dr Baptiste GRARD

Project manager of the European project AE4EU


Evaluation of delivered ecosystem services from agricultural ecosystem ; Evaluation and conception of constructed soil in urban agriculture

Research Unit
Agroecology and environment unit

Key words

Agroecology, urban agriculture, rooftop farming, green roof, multi-actor research, soil sciences, ecosystem services

Ongoing research project

Teaching activities

  • Intervention in MsC Agroecology, DA TIC-TAC and teaching unit Food and cities

Professional experience and formation

  • 2018-2020 : Project manager and postdoc – Research project SEMOIRS, FEW-Meter and T4P – UMR ECOSYS (AgroParisTech – INRA)
  • 2014-2017: Research engineer (1 year) then PhD (3 years) – Thesis in environmental sciences « Productive Technosol made of urban waste: delivered ecosystem services and evolution ». UMR ECOSYS and ESE (AgroParisTech – INRA – Paris Sud University).
    • Research project T4P, TROL and Techn’AU.
  • 2011-2013 : Master in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution (EBE) – professional specialization « Ecological engineering and ecosystem management» co-certified by ‘ENS, AgroParisTech, MNHN, Pierre and Marie Curie and Paris XI universities



  • Caputo S, Schoen V, Specht K, et al (2020) Applying the Food-Energy-Water Nexus approach to urban agriculture: from FEW to FEWP (Food-Energy-Water-People). Urban For Urban Green 126934.
  • Dorr E, Sanyé-Mengual E, Gabrielle B, et al (2017) Proper selection of substrates and crops enhances the sustainability of Paris rooftop garden. Agron Sustain Dev 37:51.
  • Giacchè G, Consalès J-N, Grard BJ-P, et al (2021) Toward an Evaluation of Cultural Ecosystem Services Delivered by Urban Micro-Farms. Sustainability 13:1716.
  • Grard B (2017) Des Technosols construits à partir de produits résiduaires urbains : services écosystémiques fournis et évolution
  • Grard BJ-P, Joimel S, Vieublé Gonod L, et al (2021) Evaluation des services écosystémiques fournis par les sols de micro-fermes urbaines : Méthodologie et retours d’expériences. Etude Gest des Sols 28:31–47
  • Grard BJP, Bel N, Marchal N, et al (2015) Recycling urban waste as possible use for rooftop vegetable garden. Futur Food J Food, Agric Soc 3:21–34
  • Grard BJP, Chenu C, Manouchehri N, et al (2018) Rooftop farming on urban waste provides many ecosystem services. Agron Sustain Dev 38:.
  • Grard BJP, Manouchehri N, Aubry C, et al (2020) Potential of Technosols created with urban by-Products for rooftop edible production. Int J Environ Res Public Health 17:3210.
  • Joimel S, Grard B, Auclerc A, et al (2018) Are Collembola “flying” onto green roofs? Ecol Eng 111:117–124.
  • Koegler M, Grard BJ-P, Christine A (2017) Climate Innovation Potentials of Urban Agriculture ( CIPUrA ) Geographic Pathfinder
  • Rahmanian M, Daniel A, Grard B, et al (2016) Edible production on rooftop gardens in Paris ? Assessment of heavy metal contamination in vegetables growing on recycled organic wastes substrates in 5 experimental roofgardens. 2–6