Clovis is and soil and landscape dynamic scientist, who is in charge of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling Laboratory of Nitidae, an NGO specialized in designing, promoting and implementing actions for sustainable land management in developping countries. Clovis has a PhD in Functional Ecology and Agronomic Sciences and is specialized in land use change analysis and digital soil mapping. He is an expert in the analysis of socio-ecological systems through environnemental indicators mapping and spatial modeling for scenario analysis and multifunctional land-use assessment. The focus of his work is in developping earth observation based solutions and spatial models for improving the understanding of land use change and develop decision support tools.
Clovis works in several countries in semi-arid, sub-humid, humid landscapes and at various scale, from local to national. He leads the Land Use Planning for Enhanced Resilience of Landscapes in Mozambique, a multi-disciplanary research project which aims to a develop land degradation baseline and a national spatially-explicit decision support tool for the Government of Mozambique. He is actively involved in several interdisciplinary research collaborations and supervise PhD students in Madagascar, Mozambique and Ivory Coast. His work in the association also include to conduct landscape impact assessment studies and develop capacities in GIS and remote sensing for the local team and partners.