I am a conservation scientist, born and raised near Paris, France. After studies in biology and ecology, I specialized in naturalist expertise, with a focus on botany. I had the chance to spend more than a year in one of the last wild frontiers, on the Possession Island, Crozet archipelago, in the French Southern Territories, where I studied the impact of global warming on endemic and invasive plant and insect populations. Upon my return, my vision of the world and environmental issues had changed considerably, and I wanted to change the focus of my scientific questioning, to put the human in the system. This is where I began my journey into interdisciplinary questioning, halfway between the natural sciences and the human and social sciences.
I have a background in Ecology and in Botany. I have been a research engineer, a PhD student and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Ecology and Conservation Sciences (Museum of Natural History, Paris).
I have also been a field assistant for the University Rennes 1, France, for which I spent a 13-months mission on Possession Island, Crozet Archipelago, French Southern Lands.
I won the IV Premio Rocío Martín Herreros de Investigación en Psicología Ambiental in June 2017 at the XIVth Congress of Environmental Psychology PSICAMB in Evora, Portugal.
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Truong M-XA, Clayton S. 2020. Technologically transformed experiences of nature: A challenge for environmental conservation? Biological Conservation 244: 108532. Elsevier. Available from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108532.
Truong MX, Bonnefoy B, Prévot AC. 2020. About smells and nature: an exploratory study on the links between environmental identity, smell sensitivity, and sensory uses of natural spaces. PsyEcology 11: 7–20. Available from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21711976.2019.1643987.
Truong MX, Prévot AC, Clayton S. 2018. Gamers like it green: The significance of vegetation in online gaming. Ecopsychology 10.