Fabrice Renaud

Head of Section

  • Fabrice Renaud
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    Ph.D., Agronomy, University of Arkansas
    M.Sc., Agricultural Engineering, Cranfield Institute of Technology

    Key Publications

    Renaud, F.G.; Birkmann, J.; Damm, M.; Gallopín, G.C. (2010): Understanding multiple thresholds of coupled social-ecological systems exposed to natural hazards as external shocks. In: Natural Hazards. no. 55, pp. 749-763.
    Sepúlveda, A.; Schluep, M.; Renaud, F.G.; Streicher, M.; Kuehr, R.; Hagelüken, C.; Gerecke, A.C. (2010): A review of the environmental fate and effects of hazardous substances released from electrical and electronic equipment during recycling: Examples from China and India. In: Environmental Impact Assessment Review (doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2009.04.001). no. 30, pp. 28-41.
    Warner, K.; Hamza, M.; Oliver-Smith, A.; Renaud, F.; Julca, A. (2010): Climate change, environmental degradation and migration. In: Natural Hazards (doi:10.1007/s11069-009-9419-7). no. 55, pp. 689-715.
    Affeltranger, B.; Bogardi, J.; Renaud, F. (2005): Living With Water. In: Know Risk. United Nations, Geneva. pp. 258-261.

    Biographical Statement

    Fabrice Renaud has broad expertise in the fields of agronomy, soil science and pesticide fate modeling. He has worked on rural development projects in Namibia, where he mainly carried out farming system surveys, and in Thailand, where he worked on soil conservation projects. More recently, Fabrice was a lecturer at Cranfield University in the UK and was involved in pesticide fate research including pesticide fate modeling.

    Fabrice has been with the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) since September 2004 and heads the Environmental Vulnerability and Energy Security Section. He is responsible for developing concepts and projects dealing with the environmental dimension of vulnerability, water pollution, land degradation and energy security, which also represent his main research foci. He supervises Ph.D. scholars and is involved in capacity development activities both in academia and in training seminars and workshops.

  • Peer-reviewed Books

    • Renaud, F.G. (2006): Environmental Components of Vulnerability. In: Birkmann, J. (Ed.): Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards. Towards Disaster Resilient Societies. United Nations University Press, Tokyo. pp. 117-127.
    • Scott, H.D.; Miller, D.M.; Renaud, F.G. (2003): Rice soils: Physical and chemical characteristics and behavior. In: Smith, C.W.; Dilday, R.H. (Eds.): Rice: Origin, History, Technology, and Production. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. pp.297-329.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Kaplan, M.; Renaud, F. G.; Lüchters, G. (2009): Vulnerability assessment and protective effects of coastal vegetation during the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka. In: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1479-1494.
    • Renaud, F.G.; Bellamy, P.H.; Brown, C.D. (2008): Simulating pesticides in ditches to assess ecological risk (SPIDER): I. Model description. In: Science of the Total Environment. no. 394, pp. 112-123.
    • Renaud, F.G.; Brown, C.D. (2008): Simulating pesticides in ditches to assess ecological risk (SPIDER): II. Benchmarking for the drainage model. In: Science of the Total Environment. no. 394, pp. 124-133.
    • Renaud, F.; Jansky, L. (2008): Risk and vulnerability in mountain regions. In: Mountain Research and Development. no. 28(2), pp. 166-167.
    • Renaud, F.G.; Bogardi J.J.; Dun, O.; Warner, K. (2007): Control, Adapt or Flee: How to Face Environmental Migration? InterSecTions No. 5/2007. UNU-EHS. Bonn.
    • Scott, H.D.; Renaud, F.G. (2007): Aeration and drainage. In: Lascano, R.J.; Sojka, R.E. (Eds.): Irrigation of Agricultural Crops. Soil Science Society of America, Madison. pp. 195-236.
    • Renaud, F.G.; Leeds-Harrison, P.B.; Brown, C.D.; van Beinum, W. (2004): Determination of time-dependent partition coefficients for several pesticides using diffusion theory. In: Chemosphere. no. 57, pp. 1525-1535.
    • Renaud, F.G.; Boxall, A.B.A.; Toy, R.; Robertson, S. (2004): Evaluation of approaches for terrestrial hazard classification. In: Chemosphere. no. 57, pp. 1697-1706.
    • Renaud, F.G.; Brown, C.D.; Fryer, C.J.; Walker, A. (2004): A lysimeter experiment to investigate temporal changes in the availability of pesticide residues for leaching. In: Environmental Pollution. no. 131(1), pp. 81-91.
    • Renaud, F.; Scott H.D.; Brewer, D.W. (2001): Soil temperature dynamics and heat transfer in a soil cropped to rice. In: Soil Science. no. 166(12), pp. 910-920.
    • Renaud, F.; Latham, L.; Na Nakorn, U. (2000): Farm labour availability, labour costs, and soil-conservation possibilities in a study area of northern Thailand. In: Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad). no. 77(1), pp. 42-46.
    • Renaud, F., Bechstedt, H.-D.; Na Nakorn, U. (1998): Farming systems and soil-conservation practices in a study area of northern Thailand. In: Mountain Research and Development. no. 18(4), pp. 345-356.