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Thierry Hoch

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Thierry Hoch
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Research Engineer

He holds an agricultural engineer degree, and then completed a MSc and a PhD in Biomathematics. As a PhD at IFREMER, and later on at INRA, he has always been dealing with dynamic modelling applied to topics related to biology and ecology. He began his carrier at INRA in Clermont-Theix in 1998, where he has developed beef cattle growth models. He moved to Nantes in 2004 and he is dealing since that date with modelling applied to animal epidemiology. Beside theoretical works, his main interests lie in topics related to tick population dynamics and to the transmission of pathogens by these vectors. He has developed models for different tick-borne diseases. His current projects concern the use of such models to simulate the impact of global changes.


Email : thierry (point) hoch (at) inra (point) fr
Tel : +33 (0)2 40 68 78 55
Fax : +33 (0)2 40 68 77 68

Research Department

Animal Health

  • Engineer in Agronomy (ENSA Rennes)
  • MSc and PhD in Biomathematics (Paris VII University)
Research topics interests
  • Dynamic modelling
  • Epidemiology
  • Transmission
  • Population dynamics
  • Member of Evaluation Committee for INRA engineers
  • Teaching reponsabilities: “Modelling in epidemiology” courses, MSc  “Modelling in Ecology” (Rennes 1 University)
  • Elected member (deputy) of the Scientific Board of INRA Animal Health Division

  • Agoulon A., Hoch T., Heylen D., Chalvet-Monfray K., Plantard O. 2019. Unraveling the phenology of Ixodes frontalis, a common but understudied tick species in Europe. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 10:505-512 [IF 2017 : 2.612]
  • Hoch T., Breton E., Vatansever Z. 2018. Dynamic Modeling of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) Spread to Test Control Strategies. Journal of Medical Entomology 55(5):1124-1132 [IF17=1.968] DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjy035.
  • Hoch, T., Touzeau, S., Viet, A.-F., and Ezanno, P. 2018. Between-group pathogen transmission: From processes to modeling. Ecological Modelling 383:138-149 [IF17=2.507] DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.05.016.
  • Martin, J., Vourc’h, G., Bonnot, N., Cargnelutti, B., Chaval, Y., Lourtet, B., Goulard, M., Hoch, T., Plantard, O., Hewison, M. A. J., and Morellet, N. 2018. Temporal shifts in landscape connectivity for an ecosystem engineer across a multiple-use landscape, the roe deer. Landscape Ecology 33(6):937-954 [IF17=3.833] DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0641-0.
  • Cat J., Beugnet F., Hoch T., Jongejan F., Prangé A., Chalvet-Monfray K. 2017. Influence of the spatial heterogeneity in tick abundance in the modeling of the seasonal activity of Ixodes ricinus nymphs in Western Europe. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 71(2):115-130 [IF17=1.929] DOI : 10.1007/s10493-016-0099-1.
  • Nusinovici S., Hoch T., Brahim M. L., Joly A., Beaudeau F. 2017. The effect of wind on Coxiella burnetii transmission between cattle herds: a mechanistic approach. Transboundary and emerging diseases, 64(2):585-592. [IF17=3.504] DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12423.
  • Hoch T., Breton E., Josse M., Deniz A., Guven E., Vatansever Z. 2016. Identifying main drivers and testing control strategies for CCHFV spread. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 68(3):347-359. [IF17=1.929] DOI: 10.1007/s10493-015-9937-9.
  • Pandit P., Hoch T., Ezanno P., Beaudeau F., Vergu E. 2016. Spread of Coxiella burnetii between dairy cattle herds in an enzootic region: modelling contributions of airborne transmission and trade. Veterinary Research, 47:48. [IF17=2.903] DOI: 10.1186/s13567-016-0330-4.
  • Nusinovici S., Madouasse A., Hoch T., Guatteo R., Beaudeau F. 2015. Evaluation of Two PCR Tests for Coxiella burnetii Detection in Dairy Cattle Farms Using Latent Class Analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(12):e0144608. [IF17=2.766] DOI: 10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0144608.
  • Nusinovici S., Hoch T., Widgren S., Joly A., Lindberg A., Beaudeau F., 2014. Relative contributions of neighborhood and animal movements to Coxiella burnetii infection in dairy cattle herds. Geospatial Health 8(2):471-477 [IF13=1.000]
  • Agoulon A., Malandrin L., Lepigeon F., Vénisse M., Bonnet S., Becker C. A. M., Hoch T., Bastian S., Plantard O., Beaudeau F., 2012. A Vegetation Index qualifying pasture edges is related to Ixodes ricinus density and to Babesia divergens seroprevalence in dairy cattle herds. Vet. Parasitol., 185(2-4):101-109 [IF13=2.545] DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.10.022.
  • Hoch T., Goebel J., Agoulon A., Malandrin L., 2012. Modelling bovine babesiosis: A tool to simulate scenarios for pathogen spread and to test control measures for the disease. Prev. Vet. Med., 106(2):136-142 [IF13=2.506] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.01.018.
  • Lurette A., Touzeau S., Ezanno P., Hoch T., Seegers H., Fourichon C., Belloc C., 2011. Within-herd biosecurity and Salmonella seroprevalence in slaughter pigs: a simulation study. J. Anim. Sci. 89(7):2210-2219 [IF13=1.920]. DOI: 10.2527/jas.2010-2916.
  • Hoch T., Monnet Y., Agoulon A., 2010. Influence of host migration between woodland and pasture on the population dynamics of the tick Ixodes ricinus: A modelling approach. Ecological Modelling 221(15):1798-1806 [IF13=2.326]. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.04.008.


See also

Thierry Hoch's publications on ProdINRA