Paul Arnould

Paul Arnould is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the « Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon ». He was Vice-President, then President of the National Council of Universities, for the "Physical, Human, Economic and Regional Geography" section from 2000 to 2007, and Director of the "Environment, City, Society" research Unit at the University of Lyon – CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), from 2007 to 2010.
He was also Secretary General of the French National Geography Committee, from 2000 to 2008, Scientific Delegate of the Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (AERES) for Geography, from 2010 to 2014 and Vice-President of the French Forest History Group (GHFF) from 1983 to 2010.
He currently chairs the Scientific Council of the Versailles' National School of Landscape, the National Steering Committee to label "Forests of Exception" and the Scientific Committee for the inscription of the Forest of Fontainebleau as a World Heritage Site Unesco. He is a member of the National Forest Office's Scientific Counci andof the Ile-de-France 's Regional Mission of Environmental Authority (MRAe).
A specialist in forests and environment, he also works on urban nature, biodiversity, multifunctionality and sustainable development.
He has coordinated many publications and published "Au plaisir des forêts" (Fayard, 2014), "Géographie de l'environnement" with Laurent Simon (Belin, 2007), reissued in 2018 under the title "Géographie des environnements ". He is also co-author of  "Le Juste Jardin" (ENS Editions, 2012) and "Géographies de Tintin", (CNRS Editions 2018).