Governance | Labex Cemeb


The CeMEB LabEx is governed by several structures.

The Institutional Supervisory and Advisory Council (ISAB)

The ISAB is composed of one representative from each partner, a total of 11 people.

It meets once a year to discuss and decide on strategy and funding decisions.

The University of Montpellier
The Research Institute for Development (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)
The National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique)
The National Institute for Agronomic Research (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)
The Centre for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (Centre de coopération International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement)
SUPAGRO, University of Montpellier 3 Paul Valéry

The National Institute for Archaeological Research (Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques)
The Technological School for Further Education (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
The University of Nîmes
The University of Perpignan


The Scientific Council

The Scientific Board is composed of researchers and lecturer-researchers, who are responsible for leading the Centre’s scientific activities. Six of its members come from the business world, and are appointed by the ExeC. Other members are drawn from the Management Team (the President, Director and Deputy Director). The Board is responsible for formulating training and research projects for approval by the ExeC, and preparing requests for resources. The Board is an advisory body. It is led and directed by its President – Mr Christophe Thébaud. Other members are as follows:

Christophe THEBAUD

Professeur, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse)

Laboratoire EDB - Evolution et Diversité Biologique (Toulouse)

Pierre JOLY

Professor, Lyon 1 University

LEHNA - Laboratoire d'Ecologie des Hydrosystemes Naturels et Anthropisés (Lyon)


Professor, Paris Sud University

Directo of LabEx BASC (Biodiversité, AGroécosystèmes, Société, Climat)

Director of ESE research unit - Ecologie SYstématique Evolution (Paris)


Professor, University of Montpellier/PolyTech

LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier

LabEx NUMEV Director (Montpellier)

Pascal KOSUTH Agropolis Fondation Director (LabEx Agro) (Montpellier)
Bernard DELAY

DR Exceptionnal Class, CNRS

Scientific Depatment Director "Environment and sustainable development" at CNRS

President of Scientific Council  at Centre Régional du Patrimoine Naturel du Languedoc-Roussillon (CSRPN)

Gilles LANDRIEU French Agency fo Biodiversity
Ruth HUFBAUER Professor, Colorado State University, USA (
Camille PARMESAN Professor, Plymouth University, UK (
Tomas MARQUES BONET IBE Barcelona (


the executive commitee

The Extended Executive Committee consists of the Management Team, the directors of partner units, and 9 staff representatives (5 for researchers and lecturer/ researchers, 4 for engineers, technicians and administrative staff). The representative of certified CeMEB LabEx platforms (Erick Desmarais) and the Director of the B3E department (or his/her representative) are also invited to all meetings. The Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis to:

  • ensure that the interests of the actors in the CeMEB community are represented in the Centre’s policies;
  • coordinate requests from actors to supervising bodies and partners;
  • orient strategy regarding research, training, outreach, activities, etc., on the advice of the Management Team: policy decisions, the research agenda, calls for projects (definition of criteria, amounts allocated, etc.), budget allocations, leadership and management of the CeMEB.


The Management Team coordinates activities, and implements the Centre’s strategy and operations. It prepares documentation, initiates and monitors contacts with external bodies (supervisory bodies, institutional and non-academic partners, etc.), manages operations, supervises calls for tenders, and manages financial and administrative initiatives implemented jointly with the University of Montpellier (the legal body responsible for the project).

Philippe Jarne - President and Scientific and Technical Manager (CEFE)

Pierre Boursot - Director (ISEM)

Carole Kerdelhue - Deputy Director (CBGP)

Pascale Perrin - Training manager (MIVEGEC)

Sophie Boutin - Project Manager, responsible for engineering and outreach

Naima Bangarda - Administrative and finance officer

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