Bernard TYCHON, 53 years old, agricultural engineer and PhD in Environmental Sciences is Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Management of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Liège. Since 2017, he is also director of the SPHERES Research Unit that includes 150 researchers.
For 19 years, he has been leading a research group in Agrometeorology. Topics studied in his group concern the relationship between agriculture and the physical environment. More specifically, the main activities are related to the needs and requirements of water, radiation and temperature of crops and their associated diseases, at different latitudes, to predict the levels of agricultural production.
In particular, his research group contributed to the establishment of crop yield forecasting tools, operational warning systems for cereal diseases and integrated water management tools in different countries. In addition to the international trainings he has conducted on these tools, B. Tychon recently created a spin-off in precision farming.
He is a lecturer in agrometeorology, data processing and modeling, remote sensing and geographic information systems and diffuse pollution. He has published more than 250 scientific papers (books, research reports, conference proceedings, national and international scientific journals).