Marc Dimanche is an engineer by training and started as professor of agronomy in Algeria at the end of the 1970s. He was development engineer in the Southern Alps in the 1980s, before managing for 22 years the research and development department on pastoralism in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. He is director of the Centre for Studies and Development on Pastoralism of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region since 2012. He held thereby all his career in the Mediterranean Region, and more particularly on Mediterranean and Mountain’s pastoralism conservation issues, so on the agricultural and environmental policy-making towards pastoralism, and finally on the valorisation of ecosystem services provided by pastoral breeding systems. He has held a few Research and Development networks (French Firebreaks Network, Interreg SUDOE project on prescribed fires for Mediterranean matorrals management), and he also participated to the engineering of the proposal for World Heritage inscription of the Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape of the Causses and the Cévennes.