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Soil Science Research Unit

Frederic DARBOUX

DARBOUX Frederic
Research scientist until December 2015

Research themes

  • Numeric modeling of overland flow and erosion
  • Evolution of soil surface conditions, crusting and roughness
  • Aggregate stability and soil erodibility









Professional experience

  • 2002-...: Researcher at Inra, Unit of Soil Science in Orléans
  • 2000-2001: Post-doctoral research scientist at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (USDA-ARS), West Lafayette, IN, USA
    • Experiments on the relationship between the surface conditions and soil erosion.
    • Development of a soil roughness scanner with instantaneous profile
  • 1997-1999: PhD student (Géosciences, Univ. Rennes and UMR SAS, Inra, Rennes).
    • Numeric and experimental modeling of overland flow and erosion on a bare soil.
    • Effects of roughness on transfer distances.

Shared responsibilities

  • Member of the group « Soil Awareness and Education », European Soil Bureau Network


  • University of Orléans
  • AgroParis’Tech


  • Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (Northwest A&F University et CAS), Yangling, China
  • Institute of Soil Science (CAS), Nanjing, China
  • Escola Superior de Agricultura « Luiz de Queiroz » (USP), Piracicaba, Brazil
  • Laboratoire d'étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement (CNRS, IRD, Univ. Grenoble, INP), Grenoble
  • Laboratory « Biogéochimie et écologie des milieux continentaux », Afrique du Sud
  • Laboratory of Mathématics « MAPMO » (Univ. Orléans), Orléans
  • Research Institute of Insect biology (CNRS et Univ. Tours), Tours
  • Laboratory Prisme (Univ. Orléans), Orléans


  • STREAM: Operational simulation of overland flow and erosion for agricultural watersheds
  • FullSWOF: Numeric simulation of overland flow through the solving of shallow-water equations
  • SWASHES: The quality assurance of codes solving shallow-water equations
  • GARS: Generator of rough surfaces