Dr. Trolard Fabienne | mineralogy | Best Researcher Award

INRAE , France

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Born on March 15, 1957, in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin), Fabienne Trolard has an extensive academic background. She completed her Baccalauréat C in 1977 from the Académie de Strasbourg, followed by various degrees in geosciences, including a Ph.D. from the Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg in 1986.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout her career, Trolard has held various esteemed positions. She served as a Research Director at INRA since 2006, and from 1990 to 2005, she held the position of Researcher 1st class at INRA. Trolard's career also includes being a CEE contract researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium from 1986 to 1990 and a Research Grantee at the Center for Sedimentology and Surface Geochemistry (CNRS), Strasbourg, from 1983 to 1986.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research contributions span a wide array of topics, from soil geochemistry to climate change impacts. Notably, she received the Water 2021 Best Paper Award for her article on water quality indices. Her involvement in projects like the European PRECOS project and her role in various research and expertise contracts demonstrate her commitment to advancing environmental geoengineering.

Accolades and Recognition

She has received numerous honors, including the Gold Medal from the French Academy of Agriculture in 2019. Her recognition by the Biographical Institute of Cambridge in 2007 and 2002, along with the Philips Youth Science Prize in 1977, further attests to her distinguished career.

Impact and Influence

As the Head of the AAF Internal Committee and the facilitator of the HYDRO team at UMR Emmah, Trolard has played a crucial role in shaping research initiatives. Her leadership in the INRA "Soil and Water Geochemistry" Unit and contributions to various research and expertise contracts underscore her impact in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Her legacy is marked by her role in creating and leading research teams, her participation in significant projects, and her dedication to environmental sciences. As she continues to lead and facilitate research initiatives, her future contributions are poised to further enhance our understanding of soil, water, and environmental geochemistry.In summary, Fabienne Trolard's academic journey, professional achievements, and ongoing contributions highlight her as a distinguished figure in the field of environmental geochemistry. Her multifaceted roles, from research director to team animator, underscore her commitment to advancing knowledge in soil and water sciences.


A total of  5014 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            5014
  • h-index              33
  • i10-index           58

Notable Publications 

Trolard, F., Duval, S., Nitschke, W., ...Andréani, M.,Bourrié, G.

Fougerite: The not so simple progenitor of the first cells
Duval, S., Baymann, F., Schoepp-Cothenet, B., ...Russell, M.J., Nitschke, W.

Water quality indices: Challenges and application limits in the literature
Kachroud, M., Trolard, F., Kefi, M., Jebari, S., Bourrié, G.

Quantitative estimation of fougerite green rust in soils and sediments by citrate—bicarbonate kinetic extractions
Feder, F., Trolard, F., Bourrié, G., Klingelhöfer, G.

Trolard Fabienne | mineralogy | Best Researcher Award

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