Christophe LE PAGE


UMR Savoirs ENvironnement et Sociétés
Campus International de Baillarguet
TA C-47/F
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
Phone : +33 467593892 - Email :

Interactive agent-based simulations & role-playing games applied to renewable resource management


2017 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from Paris 6 University. Simulation multi-agent interactive: engager des populations locales dans la modélisation des socio-écosystèmes pour stimuler l'apprentissage social [mémoire] [présentation]

1996 Doctoral degree in Biomathematics from Paris 6 University. Biologie des populations et simulations individus-centrées [mémoire]

1990 Master's degree in Biomathematics from Paris 7 University

1989 Engineer's degree from the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Center of AgroCampus Ouest (Rennes)


Hossard L., Tardivo C., Barbier J.-M., Cittadini R., Delmotte S., Le Page C. 2022. Embedding the integrated assessment of agricultural systems in a companion modeling process to debate and enhance their sustainability. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 42(11)

Laurant D., Bazile D., Le Page C., Rousselou E. 2021. Proposition d'un cadre d'analyse des nouvelles formes collectives d'exploitation agricole en France. Cahiers Agricultures, 30:45  

Resque G., Perrier E., Coudel E., Galvão L., Fontes J.V., Carneiro R., Navegantes L., Le Page C. 2021. Discussing ecosystem services in management of agroecosystems: a role playing game in the eastern Brazilian Amazon. Agroforestry Systems

Resque G., Piketty M.-G., Coudel E., Messad S., Le Page C. 2021. Co-production of ecosystem services through agricultural practices: perceptions of stakeholders supporting smallholders in the Brazilian Amazon. Cahiers Agricultures, 30:20

Wimolsakcharoen W., Dumrongrojwatthana P., Le Page C., Bousquet F., Trébuil G. 2021. An agent-based model to support community forest management and non-timber forest product harvesting in northern Thailand. Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling 3, 17894

Berre D., Diarisso T., Andrieur N., Le Page C., Corbeels M. 2021. Biomass flows in an agro-pastoral village in West-Africa: Who benefits from crop residue mulching? Agricultural Systems 187: 102981

Labeyrie V., Antona M., Baudry J., Bazile D., Bodin Ö, Caillon S., Leclerc C., Le Page C., Louafi S., Mariel J., Massol F., Thomas M. 2021. Networking agrobiodiversity management to foster biodiversity-based agriculture. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 41:4(2021)

Garcia C., Vendé J., Konerira N., Kalla J., Nay M., Dray A., Delay M., Waeber P.O., Stoudmann N., Bose A., Le Page C., Raghuram Y., Bagchi R., Ghazoul J., Kushalappa C.G., Vaast P. 2020. Coffee, Farmers, and Trees. Shifting Rights Accelerates Changing Landscapes. Forests 11(4): 480.

Edmonds B., Le Page C., Bithell M., Chattoe-Brown E., Grimm V., Meyer R., Lontañola-Sales C., Ormerod P., Root H., Squazzoni F. 2019Different Modelling PurposesJournal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 22(3): 6.

Lippe M., Bithell M., Gotts N., Natalini D., Barbrook-Johnson P., Giupponi C., Hallier M., Jan Hofstede G., Le Page C., Matthews R.B., Schlüter M., Smith P., Teglio A., Thellmann K. 2019. Using Agent-based modelling to simulate Social-Ecological Systems across scales. GeoInformatica.  

Resque G., Coudel E., Piketty M.-G., Cialdella N., Sá T., Piraux M., Assis W., Le Page C. 2019. Agrobiodiversity and Public Food Procurement Programs in Brazil: Influence of Local Stakeholders in Configuring Green Mediated Markets. Sustainability 11(5): 1425.

Daré W's., Venot J.P., Le Page C., Aduna A. 2018. Problemshed or watershed? Participatory Modeling towards IWRM in North GhanaWater 10(6):721.  

Voinov A., Jenni K., Gray S., Kolagani N., Glynn P., Bommel P., Prell C., Zellner M., Paolisso M., Jordan R., Sterling E., Schmitt Olabisi L., Giabbanelli P.J., Sun Zhanli, Le Page C., Elsawah S., BenDor T., Kubacek K., Laursen B., Jetter A., Basco-Carrera L., Singer A., Young L., Brunacini J., Smajgl A. 2018. Tools and methods in participatory modeling: Selecting the right tool for the job. Environmental Modelling and Software 109: 232-255. 

Le Page C., Perrotton A. 2017. KILT: A Modelling Approach Based on Participatory Agent-Based Simulation of Stylized Socio-Ecosystems to Stimulate Social Learning with Local Stakeholders. In: Sukthankar G., Rodriguez-Aguilar J. A. (eds). Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems: AAMAS 2017 Workshops, Visionary Papers, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8-12, 2017. Cham: Springer International Publishing, p 31-44.

Perrotton A., de Garine Wichatitsky, M., Valls-Fox H., Le Page C. 2017. My cattle and your park: Co-designing a role-playing game with rural communities to promote multi-stakeholder dialogue at the edge of protected areasEcology and Society 22(1):35. 

Bouamrane M., Spierenburg, M., Agrawal A., Boureima A., Cormier-Salem M.-C., Etienne M., Le Page C., Levrel H., Mathevet R. 2016. Stakeholder engagement and biodiversity conservation challenges in social-ecological systems: some insights from biosphere reserves in western Africa and France. Ecology and Society 21(4):25. 

Le Page C., Dray A., Garcia C., Perez P. 2016. Exploring how knowledge and communication influence natural resources management with REHAB. Simulation & Gaming 47(2): 257-284. 

Delmotte S., Barbier J.-M., Mouret J.-C., Le Page C., Wery J., Chauvelon P., Sandoz A., Lopez-Ridaura S. 2016. Participatory integrated assessment of scenarios for organic farming at different scales in Camargue, France. Agricultural Systems 143: 147-158.

Le Page C., Bobo K.S., Kamgaing O.W.T., Ngahane F.B., Waltert M. 2015. Interactive simulations with a stylized scale model to codesign with villagers an agent-based model of bushmeat hunting in the periphery of Korup National Park (Cameroon).Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation,18(1):8

Barnaud C., Le Page C., Dumrongrojwatthana P., Trébuil G. 2013. Spatial representations are not neutral: Lessons from a participatory agent-based modelling process in a land-use conflict. Environmental Modelling & Software, 45:150-159.

Le Page C., Bazile D., Becu N., Bommel P., Bousquet F., Etienne M., Mathevet R., Souchère V., Trébuil G., Weber J. 2013. Agent-based modelling and simulation applied to environmental management. In: Edmonds B., Meyer R. (eds). Simulating social complexity. Berlin Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, p 499-540.

Le Page C., Becu N., Bommel P., Bousquet F. 2012. Participatory agent-based simulation for renewable resource management: the role of the Cormas simulation platform to nurture a community of practice. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15(1):10.

Barreteau O., Le Page C. 2011. Using social simulation to explore the dynamics at stake in participatory research. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14(4):12. 

Dumrongrojwatthana P., Le Page C., Gajaseni N., Trébuil G. 2011. Co-constructing an agent-based model to mediate land use conflict between herders and foresters in northern Thailand. Journal of Land Use Science, 6(2-3): 101-120. 

Anselme B., Bousquet F., Lyet A., Etienne M., Fady B., Le Page C. 2010. Modelling of spatial dynamics and biodiversity conservation on Lure mountain (France). Environmental modelling and software, 25(11): 1385-1398. 

Becu N., Bommel P., Botta A., Le Page C. et Perez P. 2010. Les technologies mobilisées pour l’accompagnement. In : Etienne M. (ed). La modélisation d'accompagnement. Une démarche participative en appui au développement durable. Editions Quæ, p 183-201.

Ducrot R.,Botta A., D’Aquino P., Antona M., Abrami G., Farolfi S., Müller J.-P.,Lagarielle E., Le Page C. 2010. Changement d’échelle et niveaux d’organisation multiples. In : Etienne M. (ed). La modélisation d'accompagnement. Une démarche participative en appui au développement durable.Editions Quæ, p 251-275.

Etienne M., Bousquet F., Le Page C., Trébuil G. 2010. Transférer la démarche de modélisation d’accompagnement. In : Etienne M. (ed). La modélisation d'accompagnement. Une démarche participative en appui au développement durable. Editions Quæ, p 277-293.

Le Page C., Abrami G., Barreteau O., Becu N., Bommel P., Botta A., Dray A., Monteil C., Souchère V. 2010. Des modèles pour partager des représentations. In :Etienne M. (ed). La modélisation d'accompagnement. Une démarche participative en appui au développement durable. Editions Quæ, p 71-101.

Naivinit W., Le Page C., Trébuil G., Gajaseni N. 2010. Participatory agent-based modelingand simulation of rice production and labor migrations in Northeast Thailand. Environmental modelling and software, 25(11): 1345-1358. 

Ruankaew N., Le Page C.,Dumrongrojwatthana P., Barnaud C., Gajaseni N., Van Paassen A., Trébuil G. 2010. Companion modeling for integrated renewable resource management: a new collaborative approach to create common values for sustainable development. International journal of sustainable development and world ecology, 17 (1): 15-23. 

Souchère V., Millair L., Echeverria J., Bousquet F., Le Page C., Etienne M. 2010. Co-constructing with stakeholders a role-playing game to initiate collective management of erosive runoff risks at the watershedscale. Environmental modelling and software, 25 (11): 1359-1370.  doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.03.002

Worrapimphong K., Gajaseni N., Le Page C., Bousquet F. 2010. A companion modeling approach applied to fishery management. Environmental modelling and software, 25 (11): 1334-1344.  doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.03.012

Dung L.C., Hoanh C.T., Le Page C.,Bousquet F., Gajaseni N. 2009. Facilitating dialogue between aquaculture and agriculture: Lessons from role-playing games with farmers in the Mekong Delta,Vietnam. Water policy, 11, (suppl.1): 80-93. 

Levrel H.,Etienne M., Kerbiriou C., Le Page C., Rouan M., 2009. Co-modeling process, negotiations and power relationships: some outputs from a MAB project on the island ofOuessant. Society and Natural Resources, 22 (2): 172-188.

Vinatier F., Tixier P., Le Page C., Duyck P.F., Lescourret F. 2009. COSMOS,a spatially explicit model to simulate the epidemiology of Cosmopolites sordidus in banana fields. Ecological modelling, 220 (18): 2244-2254. 

Abrami G., Bazile D., Trébuil G., Le Page C., Bousquet F., Dionnet M., Vejpas C. 2008. Accompagner l’évolution des systèmes semenciers céréaliers au Mali et en Thaïlande. Cahiers Agricultures, 17 (2) :210-215.

Farolfi S., Erasmus L., Le Page C., Bommel P. 2008. Combining multi-agent simulations and cost-benefit analysis to evaluate policy options for the management of livestock effluents in Réunion Island. African journal of agricultural research, 3 (10) : 650-666.

Mathevet R., Le Page C., Etienne M., Poulin B., Lefebvre G., Cazin F., Ruffray X. 2008. Des roselières et des hommes. ButorStar: un jeu de rôles pour l'aide à la gestion collective. Revue Internationale de Géomatique, 18 (3) :375-395. 

Barreteau O., Le Page C., Perez P. 2007. Simulation and gaming in natural resource management. Simulation & Gaming38(2) : 181-184.

Barreteau O., Le Page C., Perez P. 2007. Contribution of simulation and gaming to natural resource management issues: an introduction. Simulation & Gaming, 38(2) : 185-194. 

Dray A., Perez P., Le Page C., D'Aquino P., White I.M. 2007. Who wants to terminate the game? The role of vested interests and metaplayers in the ATOLLGAME experience. Simulation & Gaming,38(4) : 494- 511.

Mathevet R., Le Page C., Etienne M., Lefebvre G., PoulinB., Gigot G., Proréol S., Mauchamp A. 2007. ButorStar: a Role-Playing Game for Collective Awareness of Reedbed WiseUse. Simulation and Gaming,38 (2): 233-262.

Bah A.,Touré I., Le Page C., Ickowicz A., Diop A.T. 2006. An agent-based model to understand the multiple uses of land and resources around drillings in Sahel. Mathematical and computer modelling,44 (5-6) : 513-534.

Dray A., Perez P., Jones N., Le Page C., D'Aquino P., Auatabu T. 2006. The AtollGame experience: From knowledge engineering to acomputer-assisted role playing game. Journal of artificial societies andsocial simulation, 9 (1).

Antona M.,D'Aquino P., Aubert S., Barreteau O., Boissau S., Bousquet F., Daré W., Etienne M., Le Page C., Mathevet R., Trébuil G., Weber J.(collectif ComMod). 2005. La modélisation comme outil d'accompagnement. Natures sciences sociétés, 13: 165-168. 

Houdart M., Bonin M., Le Page C., Fort M., Saudubray F. 2005. SIG, chorèmes et systèmes multi-agent. Evolution d'un système rural martiniquais et pression polluante. Revue Internationale de Géomatique, 15 (3) : 339-356.  

Le Page C., Bommel P. 2005. A methodology for building agent-base simulations of common-pool resources management : from a conceptual model designed with UML to its implementation in CORMAS. In : Bousquet F., Trébuil G, Hardy B. (eds). Companion modeling and multi-agent systems for integrated natural resource management in Asia. Metro Manila :IRRI, p. 327-349.

Trébuil G., Bousquet F., Ekasingh B., Baron C., Le Page C. 2005. A multi-agent model linked to a GIS to explore the relationship between crop diversification and the risk of land degradation in northern Thailand highlands. In: Bousquet F., Trébuil G, Hardy B. (eds). Companion modeling and multi-agent systems for integrated natural resource management in Asia. Metro Manila : IRRI, p.327-349.

Bousquet F., Le Page C. 2004. Multi-agent simulations and ecosystem management : a review. Ecological modelling, 176 : 313-332. 

Ducrot R., Le Page C., Bommel P., Kuper M. 2004. Articulating land and water dynamics with urbanization : An attempt to model natural resources management at the urban edge. Computers, environment and urban systems, 28 (1-2) : 85-106.

Barreteau O., Antona M., D’Aquino P., Aubert S., Boissau S., Bousquet F., Daré W., Etienne M., Le Page C., Mathevet R, Trébuil G, Weber J. (collectif ComMod). 2003. Our companion modelling approach. Journal ofArtificial Societies and Social Simulation, 6(2).

Barreteau O., Le Page C., D’Aquino P. 2003. Role-playing games, models and negotiation processes. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 6(2).

Becu N., Perez P., Walker A., Barreteau O., Le Page C. 2003. Agent based simulation of a small catchment water management in NorthernThailand. Description of the CATCHSCAPE model. Ecological modelling, 170(2-3) : 319-331.  

D'AquinoP., Le Page C., Bousquet F., Bah A.2003. Using self-designed role-playing games and a multi-agent system to empower a local decision-making process for land use management: the self-Cormas experiment in Senegal. Journal of artificial societies and social simulation, 6(3).

Etienne M., Le Page C. and Cohen M. 2003. A Step-by-step approach to building land management scenarios based on multiple viewpoints on multi-agent system simulations. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 6(2).

Mathevet R., Bousquet F., Le Page C., Antona M. 2003. Agent-based simulations of interactions between duck population, farming decisions and leasing of hunting rights in the Camargue (Southern France). Ecological modelling, 165 (2-3) : 107-126. 


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