Born in 1966, Michel Deshaies has been a professor of geography at the University of Lorraine, since 2006. He is a member of the university’s LOTERR laboratory. The title of his professorial thesis, which he defended in 2005, is “Mining and Landscapes.” His research focuses essentially on studying geographical changes related to evolutions in energy systems. He is particularly interested in the evolutions of mining and post-mining landscapes in Germany, as well as in the consequences of the energy transition on land use. His most recent publications focus on the energy transition in Germany, renewable energies and the evolution of landscapes in lignite (brown coal) fields in Germany.