Jean-Christophe Loubier holds a PhD in science from the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble in the field of spatial dynamics and structures. He studied at the Institut de Géographie Alpine de Grenoble where he was also a lecturer and research associate between 2003 and 2005. He has specialised in the problems of human-environment interfaces and more particularly in the field of the effects of the implementation of sustainable development on complex systems combining mass tourism, economy and the environment. His doctoral thesis focused on the joint effects that climate change could have on the ski economy and biodiversity in Haute-Savoie. In parallel with this thematic approach, his current work is being developed along two lines: methodological and epistemological research, the objective of which is to address the complexity of geography in the quantitative field on the one hand, and geogovernance on the other. He was also a lecturer at the University of Fribourg from 2007 to 2014.