As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
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.