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Welcome to

Montpellier European Ecotron

UPS 3248

Macrocosms

Experiment in progress : Earthworms

Mesocosms

Experiment in progress : Soil for Europe

Microcosms

Experiment in progress : Humi-17-WP2

Publications

•Hans J. de Boeck, Juliette Bloor, Rien Aerts, Michael Bahn, Claus Beier, et
al.. Understanding ecosystems of the future will require more than realistic
climate change experiments – A response to Korell et al.. Global Change Biology, Wiley,
2020, 26 (2), pp.E6 – E7. ⟨10.1111/gcb.14854⟩. ⟨hal-02503326⟩

•Florence Volaire, Annette Morvan-Bertrand, Marie-Pascale Prud’homme, Marie-Lise Benot, Angela Augusti, et al.. The resilience of perennial grasses under two climate scenarios is correlated with carbohydrate metabolism in meristems. Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2020, 71 (1), pp.370-385. ⟨10.1093/jxb/erz424⟩. ⟨hal-02550869⟩

Ecotron

is a laboratory of the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE) of the CNRS. It is open to national and international scientists’ consortia in the fields of ecology, population and community biology and agronomy.
Ecotron simultaneously allows the climatic conditioning of different sizes ecosystems and the online measurement of states and activities (fluxes) related to different ecophysiological processes.
This research infrastructure interfaces between in situ experiments and those in laboratory
The research topics to be addressed in the Ecotron include fundamental questions about biogeochemical cycles and the role of biodiversity in ecosystem processes. However, The infrastructure is open to other scientific fields (epigenetics, paleoclimatic…) that require a sample observation under controlled environmental conditions.
The Ecotron construction is co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), AnaEE France, the Occitanie Region and the CNRS Very Large Research Infrastructures (TGIR).

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Our partners

The Ecotron construction is co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the AnaEE France, the Occitanie Region and the Very Large Research Infrastructures (TGIR) of CNRS.