Introduction to UMR ECOSYS
Functional ecology and ecotoxicology of agroecosystems
Our laboratory focuses on integrated studies of agroecosystems functioning and their relationship with the environment. We base our research on conceptual approaches going from functional ecology to ecotoxicology, taking into account fluxes of mass and energy and the functions of organisms either in isolation or interacting with their environment at various levels of spatial organization, from local to regional and national scales. Our researches are organized around the notion of “ecosystem services” and aims to quantify experimentally and to predict by modelling, the agronomic, the environmental and the health performances of agroecosystems subject to global changes constraints: climate and pollution, land use and practices,.