Jacynthe Dessureault-Rompré is currently a professor in soil conservation and health at Université Laval (Québec, Canada). She completed her bachelor's degree in agronomy and master's degree in soil chemistry at Université Laval and obtained a PhD degree from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland, working specifically on the soil-plant relationship. She has done several years of post-doc, studying nitrogen cycling in soil in collaboration with Agriculture Canada and Dalhousie University (Canada). She specialized in the conservation and restoration of cultivated peatlands from 2014, her work being focused on carbon equilibrium through biomass production and soil amendment. Her scientific interests include soil conservation in general and that of cultivated peatland in particular, the soil-plant relationship and climate change, the optimization of N and C cycle in soils for sustainable agriculture and the regeneration of degraded soils using phytotechnology.