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, par Vidal Ayouba Isabelle

MARBEC, MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation, is a research unit whose objective is the study of marine biodiversity in lagoon, coastal and offshore ecosystems, at different integration levels, molecular, individual, population and community aspects and the way humans use this biodiversity. It gathers some of the staff of 4 organizations : IRD, Ifremer, UM and CNRS.

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It focuses on three main objectives :

  • To describe marine biodiversity, understand its dynamics and the functioning of marine ecosystems

  • To analyze the impact of anthropogenic pressure on these ecosystems and develop responses scenarii to global change
  • To reconcile exploitation (especially fisheries and aquaculture), and conservation and respond to societal expectations (expertise, innovation, remediation).

Its research activities are structured into eight scientific topics :

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  • Evolutionary Ecology and Adaptation
  • Individuals, populations and habitats
  • Communities’ dynamics and functioning
  • Micro-organisms and interactions with macro-organisms
  • Contaminants, futures and answers
  • Sustainable aquacultures
  • Multiple uses of coastal systems
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries

MARBEC MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation, is a research unit which includes the staff of 4 organizations: IRD, IFREMER, UM and CNRS. Its objective is the study of marine biodiversity in lagoon coastal and offshore ecosystems, at different integration levels, molecular, individual, population and community aspects and the way humans use this biodiversity.