Jérôme Poulenard is Professor of Soil Sciences at the Université Savoie-Mont Blanc and is assigned to the Laboratoire EDYTEM (Environnement DYnamique et TErritoire de Montagne). He studies the history and functioning of soils in mountain areas. By using lake sediments as natural archives, he aims to reveal the memory of ecosystems and to reconstruct the history of the relationship between humans and the soil. He is responsible for the research theme "Long-term trajectories of mountain socio-ecosystems" common to the LECA/CARRTEL/LCME/EDYTEM laboratory at UGA. He is also Director of Studies for the EPGM Master's Degree in « Equipements, Protection et Gestion des milieux de Montagne » at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc.