Ameline VALLET

Améline Vallet

Position: Ingénieure des Ponts des Eaux et Forêts

Detailed position: Researcher

Team: Ecological trajectories and society

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette



Email: ameline.vallet (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My research interests are at the intersection between economics and ecology, and cover ecosystem services modelling, ecosystem services tradeoffs, as well as the sustainable and equitable governance of natural resources. Since 2019, I am a member of the scientific advisory board of the French national ecosystem assessment (Evaluation française des écosystèmes et des services écosystémiques, EFESE). I am also lead author of IPBES on-going nexus assessment, focusing on the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


I am an assistant professor in ecological economics at AgroParisTech in the SVS department. I am in charge of courses (graduate and postgraduate levels) in the engineering curriculum (2nd year), and in the PAPDD mastère which trains the Ingénieurs-Elèves des Ponts des Eaux et des Forêts.

I also teach in the EEET, EPOG+, CLUES, GSSE masters.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


I co-supervise the PhD theses of Mehdi Mikou, Lou Mandonnet, Lisa Lejemtel and Zoé Pelta. Since 2016, I have supervised a total of 26 masters / research engineers, from the best French (Ecole Polytechnique, ENS, AgroParisTech, ENPC) and Peruvian (UNALM, PUCP) universities.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Vallet A., B. Locatelli, M. Valdivia-Díaz, Y. Quispe Conde, G. Matencio Garcia, A. Ramos Criales, F. Valverde Huamanñahui, S. Ramos Criales, D. Makowski, S. Lavorel. 2023. Knowledge coproduction to improve assessments of nature’s contributions to people. Conservation biology. e14182. 

Locatelli, B., M. Laurenceau, Y. R.  Calla Chumpisuca, E. Pramova , A. Vallet, Y. Quispe Conde, R. Cervantes Zavala, H. Djoudi, S. Lavorel, M. J. Colloff. 2022. In people’s minds and on the ground : Values and power in climate change adaptation. Environmental Science & Policy 137:75‑86. 

Quispe Conde, Y.,  B. Locatelli,  A. Vallet, R. Blas Sevillano. 2022. Agroecología para la seguridad alimentaria y frente al cambio climático en Perú. Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales 22, 5–29

Pramova, E., B. Locatelli, M. Valdivia-Díaz, A. Vallet, Y. Quispe Conde, H. Djoudi, M.J. Colloff, F. Bousquet, J. Tassin, C. Munera Roldan. 2021. Sensing, feeling, thinking: Relating to nature with the body, heart and mind. People and Nature 2021;00:1–14

Masson-Delmotte, V., A. Vallet, S. Szopa and J.-M. Lourtioz. 2021. Chapitre 12 – Aller vers une transition écologique juste. Pages 353-372 in Lourtioz, J.-M.,  J. Lecomte, S. Szopa, editor. Enjeux de la transition écologique. EDP Sciences

Lecomte, J., P.-H. Gouyon, N. Delpierre, C. Larrère and A. Vallet. 2021. Chapitre 4 – Les différentes facettes de la biodiversité. Pages 111-132 in Lourtioz, J.-M.,  J. Lecomte, S. Szopa, editor. Enjeux de la transition écologique. EDP Sciences

Grosinger, J., A. Vallet, I. Palomo, N. Buclet and S. Lavorel. 2021. Collective capabilities shape the co-production of nature’s contributions to people in the alpine agricultural system of the Maurienne valley, France. Regional Environmental Change 21(4): 117

Locatelli, B., A. Vallet, J. Tassin, D. Gautier, A. Chamaret and P. Sist. 2021.  Collective and individual interdisciplinarity in a sustainability research group: A social network analysis. Sustainability Science 16:37-52

Vallet, A., B. Locatelli, C. Barnaud, D. Makowski, Y. Quispe Conde and H. Levrel. 2020. Power asymmetries in social networks of ecosystem services governance. Environmental Science and Policy 114: 329-340

Vallet A. , B. Locatelli, E.  Pramova. 2020. Ecosystem services and social equity: Who controls, who benefits and who loses? Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Hackenburg, D.M., A. Adams, K. Brownson, I.T. Borokini, T.M. Gladkikh, S.C. Herd-Hoare, H. Jolly, A.N. Kadykalo, E.B. Kraus, K.R. McDonough, J.W. Morse, S.S. Sandhu, N. Tugjamba, A. Vallet. 2019. Meaningfully Engaging the next Generation of Ecosystem Services Specialists. Ecosystem Services 40

Vallet, A., B. Locatelli, H. Levrel, N. Dendoncker, C. Barnaud, and Y. Quispe Conde. 2019. Linking equity, power, and stakeholders’ roles in relation to ecosystem services. Ecology and Society 24(2) Vallet, A., B. Locatelli, H. Levrel, S. Wunder, R. Seppelt, R. J. Scholes, and J. Oszwald. 2018. Relationships between ecosystem services: Comparing methods for assessing tradeoffs and synergies. Ecological Economics 150:96–106

Balvanera, P., R. Calderón-Contreras, A. J. Castro, M. R. Felipe-Lucia, I. R. Geijzendorffer, S. Jacobs, B. Martín-López, U. Arbieu, C. I. Speranza, B. Locatelli, N. P. Harguindeguy, I. R. Mercado, M. J. Spierenburg, A. Vallet, L. Lynes, and L. Gillson. 2017. Interconnected place-based social–ecological research can inform global sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29:1–7

Locatelli, B., A. Vallet, G. Fedele, and B. Rapidel. 2017. Analyzing ecosystem services to manage territories. Pages 108–113 in P. V. Caron P. Valette E. ,. Wassenaar T. ,. Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge G., editor. Living territories to transform the world. Quae

Vallet, A., B. Locatelli, H. Levrel, C. B. Pérez, P. Imbach, N. E. Carmona, R. Manlay, and J. Oszwald. 2016. Dynamics of Ecosystem Services during Forest Transitions in Reventazón, Costa Rica. PLOS ONE 11(7):e0158615