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Global changes, sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation

 

The main objective of the research at Chizé is to identify the mechanisms and processes that drive the dynamics of biodiversity, from adaptations of individuals to processes and mechanisms which regulate/limit populations and structure communities. Our research contributes to sustainable management of natural resources, and covers the management of habitats and species, be they endangered, invasive or exploited.

 

Our approach is rooted in one of the two principal domains of ecology - population biology - and its theoretical framework is evolutionary ecology. The federating theme behind our research is the theory of Evolution. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to ecological and evolutionary issues, at the interface between physiology and behaviour.

 

The Centre's main study sites are in continental Europe, Africa and the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). Our programmes concern vertebrates, predators (birds and marine mammals, colonial birds and reptiles) and herbivores, in terrestrial or marine ecosystems.

 

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Chizé Centre for Biological Studies

  

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