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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

2a Zone Atelier Plaine et Val de Sèvre (FR)

ZAPVS

eLTER TA site

  • Dominant ecosystem: Farmland landscape, including mostly annual crops, grasslands, and forest fragments remnants
  • Access: 50 km from Poitiers or La Rochelle. Regular access by car
  • DEIMS site code: LTER_EU_FR_009

SOERE RZA is the French LTER network and the Zone Ateliers constitute long-term observatories of anthropoecosystems over various territories and all main ecosystems, which enable the study of complex relationships between human activities, biodiversity dynamics, and changes in biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem functions. Scientific focus: Biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems and landscapes, including the agricultural landscape, the river and its floodplain, and the coastal area; archaeological and socio-economic studies of the relationships between human societies and ecosystems; impact of global change, including greenhouse gas emissions, ecosystem pollution, natural resources decline, biodiversity loss.

The Zone Atelier Plaine et Val de Sèvre is one part of the eLTER TA site managed by SOERE RZA; the other component of is the ZA Alpes (ZAA).

Contact

National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Mail icon from Elegant Themes Thomas Spiegelberger, thomas.spiegelberger@irstea.fr; Vincent Bretagnolle, Vincent.BRETAGNOLLE@cebc.cnrs.fr