The scientific questions raised by the “Ecology, biodiversity and continental ecosystem functioning” (ECOBIO) department primarily address the functional role of biodiversity in tropical and Mediterranean ecosystems.
In 2018, research conducted by the Department cast light on:
As part of the “Preservation and Promotion of Biodiversity” PSIP, a “Biodiversity and Globalisation/Global Changes” workshop was organised in Montpellier on 19 and 20 December 2018. IRD also participated in COP 14 on biodiversity.
A number of activities were undertaken as part of the “Continental Carbon Sequestration” PSIP: technical support for the French delegation to COP 13 UNCDD, revision of the “land degradation and restoration assessment” for IPBES 6 and participation in COP 24 UNFCCC.
IRD sponsored this conference held in Montpellier in December 2018, which brought together a large community of international researchers and scientists from the private sector.Find out more
IRD was mobilised for COP14 on biodiversity, notably via two events on protected areas and invasive species.Find out more
An international study identified the geographical origin of African rice domestication.Find out more
Researchers gathered in Sète on 7 and 8 November 2018.Find out more