Plant disease epidemiologist, INRAE, France
Laetitia Willocquet is a plant disease epidemiologist working at INRAE, France. She has worked in French and International Research Institutes, on a number of crops: rice diseases in tropical Asia; wheat, grapevine, strawberry, pea, and sunflower diseases in France; and bean and coffee diseases in Central America. She has worked on the analysis of the spatio-temporal development of epidemics, on the impact of plant diseases on crop yield, and on the use of quantitative resistance to manage plant diseases. These analyses involved experimental, statistical, and modelling approaches. Her current interest mainly focuses on wheat diseases, their variation over years and regions, and their impact on wheat production.