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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

2b Zone Atelier Alpes (FR)

ZAA

eLTER TA site

  • Dominant ecosystem: Alpine pastures, heathlands, and mountain forests
  • Access: Situated in the northern French Alps about 1 hour from Lyon and Geneva. Access by regular car. Restricted access at some times of year and to some areas
  • DEIMS site code: LTER_EU_FR_001

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

Please note: the map location is approximate.

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