Director Research CNRS
With a strong background in evolutionary ecology of disease transmission, I focus my research on health ecology. Field disease ecologist, I am concerned at the role of biodiversity as risks but insurance for zoonotic emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance raise. During the last 10 years I conducted 35 field trips in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines) totalling more than 380 days of field works. I have conducted several projects on the impacts of global changes, including climate and land use changes, on the links between biodiversity, health and societies in Southeast Asia, using wildlife-borne diseases as a model (projects ANR CERoPath and ANR BiodivHealthSEA. The new ongoing project, ANR FutureHealthSEA aims at building scenarios of health and biodiversity in links with land use changes and governance. I have published articles, edited special issues and books on this topic, with the last ones “Socio-ecological Dimensions of Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia” (2015 Springer Singapore), “Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment” (2017 EarthScan London), and “Biodiversity and Health. Linking Life, Ecosystems and Societies” (2017, ISTE-Elsevier, London) (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Serge_Morand). I belong to the French CNRS and CIRAD, based in Thailand at the Faculty of Veterinary Technology (Kasetsart University), and invited Professor at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine (Mahidol University).