Dr. Frédéric Berger is a senior researcher (M.Sc. degree in Forestry and Biology Sciences, Ph.D. in Forestry and Geomatic Sciences). He has been working at INRAE since 1997 on the sustainable valorization of forest-based solutions in integrated risk management and expert assessment processes. He has developed specific research on rockfall risk (3D modeling, modeling the mechanical behavior of trees) and terrain/forest stand characterization using aerial laser scanning. He is involved in applied research on decision support systems for risk assessment and protective forests management. His disciplinary fields concern forestry and 3D rockfall modeling. Since January 1, 2020, he has been the head of the new COMPET research team. He is also an international expert on rockfall zoning and protective forest management.