The CeMEB LabEx is governed by several structures.

COUNCIL OF INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS - Composed of a representative of each institutional partner (12 members) and chaired by the University of Montpellier, the council provides strategic and operational advices to Cemeb. It reviews the achievement and projects of Cemeb, and approves budget allocation. It meets once a year, in presence of (among others) representatives of the Region Occitanie or of the French ministry for research.
SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL - Composed of 10 members (foreign and French renowned researchers, representative of strategic non-academic partners and other Labex), the scientific council analyzes the strategy and activities of Cemeb, suggests developments and innovation, especially in an international perspective. It takes part in the evaluation of some projects. Meets once a year.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Composed of the 10 directors of research units, of 10 members elected among staff of the Cemeb community, and of the executive board, it meets 5 to 8 times per year. The committee discusses all aspects of Cemeb life (strategy, policy and activities). It takes part in the evaluation of some projects.
Executive board - Composed of Cemeb chairman, its director and deputy-director, a representative for training issues, and the management team (project manager, two assistant project managers). Meeting once a week, the board is in charge of all daily management, including the meetings of the governance bodies, and of proposing a strategy and activities to the governing bodies. Each member is in charge of specific activities.

The Scientific Council

Presided by Christophe THEBAUD, the scientific council is composed of:

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 board coordinates activities, and implements Cemeb’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).

Eric Garnier - Director and Scientific and Technical Manager (CEFE)

Pierre Boursot - Deputy Director (ISEM)

Carole Kerdelhue - Deputy Director (CBGP)

Pascale Perrin - Training officer (MIVEGEC)

Sophie Boutin - Project Manager, responsible for engineering and outreach

Corine Delesalle - Project coordination assistant

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