Postdoctoral Researcher


M.Sc. INRA/Montpellier SupAgro (formerly ENSAM), France, 2009 — Plant Protection
Ph.D. INRA/AgroParisTech (formerly INA P-G), France, 2013 — Plant Pathology

Area of Specialization:

Plant disease epidemiology; systems modelling and analysis; spatial and temporal dynamics

Current Research:

Christophe joined the lab in September 2013, and is working on strawberry angular leaf spot disease (caused by Xanthomonas fragariae) in strawberry nurseries. Christophe is working with Neil in collaboration with Dr. William Turechek (USDA ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL).


  • Vidal T, Gigot C, Belhaj Fraj M, Leconte M, Huber L, Saint-Jean S, de Vallavieille-Pope C. 2014. Mixing cultivars to control diseases and stabilize crop production. Agronomie Environnement & Sociétés, 4(2):103-111.
  • Gigot C, de Vallavieille-Pope C, Huber L, Saint-Jean S. 2014. Using virtual 3D plant architecture to assess fungal pathogen splash-dispersal in heterogeneous canopies: non-specialised disease causal agent and cultivar mixtures as a case study. Annals of Botany, 114(4):863-876. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcu098
  • Gigot C, Saint-Jean S, Huber L, Maumené C, Leconte M, Kerhornou B, de Vallavieille-Pope C. 2013. Protective effects of a wheat cultivar mixture against splash-dispersed septoria tritici blotch epidemics. Plant Pathology, 62(5):1011-1019. doi: 10.1111/ppa.12012
  • Gigot C, de Vallavieille-Pope C, Leconte M, Saint-Jean S. 2013. Associations de blés tendres : Mélanger les variétés pour limiter les attaques de septoriose. Perspectives Agricoles, 401:70-74.
  • Ferrero M, Gigot C, Tixier MS, van Houten YM, Kreiter S. 2010. Egg hatching response to a range of air humidities for six species of predatory mites. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 135(3):237-244. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2010.00992.x
  • Castañé C, Gigot C, Gabarra R. 2009. Tests of prey consumption and response to plant odours as possible tools for evaluating the quality of mass reared Orius laevigatus. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 49:333-338.