Jean-François Morot-Gaudry, Doctor of Science, honorary research director at INRA, Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute, is a specialist in global measurements of photosynthesis and the mechanisms of carbon and nitrogen assimilation in cultivated plants. Various collaborations with laboratories of INRA, CEA and foreign universities (Australian and American) have led him to a synthetic knowledge of plant nutrition. He taught at the Université de Versailles, Évry and Paris VI. He has published ten scientific books in French and English for researchers and students. He is a member of the French Académie d’Agriculture of which he was president.