Jean-Christophe Foltête is a professor of geography at the University of Franche-Comté. He specialises in the analysis of landscape structures, both their cultural (visibility and spatial amenities) and natural (landscape ecology) dimensions. His work is for the main on:
• modelling ecological networks
• the linkages between territorial planning and the conservation of biodiversity
• the capacity of landscape metrics to represent spatial amenities
Research supervision accreditation in 2006
PhD in 1998
Professor at Franche-Comté University since 2007
Lecturer at Franche-Comté University from 1998 to 2007
Temporary teaching and research staff at Franche-Comté University from 1997 to 1998
PREDIT award in October 2013 for the GRAPHAB program
Director of UMR ThéMA since January 2012
Deputy director of Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de l'Envrionnement (MSHE) 'Claude-Nicolas Ledoux', USR 3124, since September 2013
Head of 'Environment, resources and landscapes' centre of MSHE Ledoux since 2009
Member of LETS doctoral school executive committee since 2013
Leadership of current scientific programmes: GRAPHAB2, CAMPAGRAPHE, Landscape dynamics and ecological potential of the Franche-Comté region
Leadership of completed scientific programmes: Rhino-URB, Landscape and biodiversity in Franche-Comté, GRAPHAB1, Urban structures, transport provision and mobility behaviour
Thesis supervision: two current, five completed
Member of five thesis committees
Guest member on nine thesis and accreditation examining panels
Reviewer of articles for the journals: Landscape and Urban Planning, Landscape Ecology, Land Use Policy, Ecological Indicators, Ecography, Journal of Environmental Management, Ecological Modelling, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Cybergéo, Revue Internationale de Géomatique, Les Cahiers Scientifiques du Transport, Revue d'Economie Régionale et Urbaine
Foltête J.C., Girardet X., Clauzel C., 2014. A methodological framework for the use of landscape graphs in land-use planning. Landscape and Urban Planning, 124: 140-150.
Clauzel C., Girardet X., Foltête J.C., 2013. Impact assessment of a high-speed railway line on species distribution: Application to the European tree frog (Hyla arborea) in Franche-Comté. Journal of Environmental Management 127: 125-134.
Girardet X, Foltête JC, Clauzel C, 2013. Designing a graph-based approach in landscape ecological assessment of linear infrastructures. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 42: 10-17.
Youssoufi S, Foltête JC, 2013. Determining appropriate neighborhood shapes and sizes for modeling landscape satisfaction. Landscape and Urban Planning 110: 12-24.
Foltête J.C., Clauzel C., Vuidel G., 2012. A software tool dedicated to the modelling of landscape networks. Environmental Modelling and Software, 38: 316-327.
Tannier C., Foltête J.C., Girardet X., 2012. Assessing the capacity of different urban forms to preserve the connectivity of ecological habitats. Landscape and Urban Planning 105: 128-139.
Foltête J.C., Giraudoux P., 2012. A graph-based approach to investigating the influence of the landscape on population spread processes. Ecological Indicators 18: 684-692.
Foltête J.C., Piombini A., 2007. Urban layout, landscape features and pedestrian usage. Landscape and Urban Planning 81: 225-234.