Nicolas joined the bioeconomy unit of JRC in 2016. His research focuses on the socioeconomic implications of developing the forest-based bioeconomy in the European Union. The main aspects concern forest-based and forest-related employment as well as forest accounts. He also contributes to the review of the cross-sectorial estimates of the biomass available in Europe. He holds a degree in engineering and a master’s degree in agriculture from the National Institute of Agronomy Paris-Grignon as well as a PhD in environmental economics from AgroParisTech (France). He worked previously on forest inventory, including the harmonization of forest inventories in Europe, forest growth modelling, carbon flows in the forest-based sector as well as the supply and valuation of forest ecosystem services. His main areas of work have been Europe and the Mediterranean basin.