Jean Michel Michaux
Jean-Michel MICHAUX is veterinary doctor and biochemistry’s teacher in the National Veterinary School Maison d’Alfort (Paris). He is also the President of Technical and Scientific Institute of Animal in Cities (ISTAV). This Insitute develops two mains themes which are: how to promote a better integration of pets in our cities ; how to develop a better strategy to reduce pest invasion in cities, farms and agrifood industry.
Mr. MICHAUX is biochemistry’s teacher in National Veterinary School of Alfort since 1981. He worked during few years on the development of aptitude tests to endurance (anaerobic threshold). From 1989 to 2001 he was elected to the municipal council of Paris, where he was in charge of various questions on the presence of animals in Paris. During four years (from 1993 to 1997) Mr MICHAUX was also mission head reporting to Agriculture ministere’s office on animal presence’s management in cities. Due to his two reports “The Animal and the City Dweller” and “For the promotion of a new culture of animals in cities”, a legislation on Pets protection had been voted in 1999. After this 12 years’political experience, Mr MICHAUX redirected himself toward the private sector and created in 2007 ISTAV, where, as a scientist, he worked a lot on the pest management’s theme. Pest management is a hot topic for two main reasons : first, European legislation drastically limits the use of pesticides; and secondly globalization creates new opportunities for pest popuations’ development (travels and commercial exchanges increasing, global warming, etc.) and heads this problematic to more complexity.