Interactions and scale transfers

Ecotox - expo in tubo

EcoTOX

Origin :

It is largely accepted by researchers interested in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems submitted to anthropogenic pressure that chemical contaminants, biological toxins and even, nanoparticles, interact with biological systems, from individual health to more complex levels of the ecological organization. For decades, the LEMAR laboratory has managed national and international research programmes aiming to better understand the environmental impact of this pollution in coastal ecosystems. This expertise has allowed our scientists to manage or get a partnership in several research networks in aquatic ecotoxicology (see links below).

Objectives :

  • Scientific animation
    • sharing expertise in basic scientific fields (chemistry/biology/ecology)
    • funding strategy
    • links with marine environment monitoring facilities
    • partnership with institutes in charge of pollution research or water quality monitoring
    • links with research networks in aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Communication
    • information on grant proposals, job opportunities, …
    • external visibility of LEMAR in this field (recruitment of collaborators and students, others universities, local and regional actors, ….)
    • internal visibility (PhD management, meetings, ….)
  • Academic training
    • involvement of the LEMAR staff in academic education in marine sciences (including new numeric tools)

Animation  :

Michel AUFFRET (UBO), Gabriel DULAQUAIS (UBO), Claire HELLIO (UBO)

Organization of the meetings :

Internal meetings every 3 months, including presentations about projects in ecotoxicology. Invited speakers will be scheduled as well.

External links:  Le réseau international en écotoxicologie des milieux aquatiques ECOBIM

LEMAR in the south

Marine Environmental Science Laboratory (LEMAR) works widely over the intertropical zone, whether in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Asia and Oceania, also including the French overseas departments and territories (DOM-TOM). Because of the various origins of our research institutes supporting our laboratory (CNRS, Ifremer, UBO and IRD), our scientific objectives (e.g.,  professors,  lecturers)  can be distinct.

Main aims of this cross-disciplinary axe are:

  • to improve, i) the internal actions management carried out in the South, for a better readability of our scientific activities, ii) the definition of coordinated strategies between the various scientific approaches, but also between the various institutes for replying to their specific requesting;
  • to encourage exchanges and feedback for improving current projects and enhancing new projects, and optimizing the setting-up;
  • to strengthen and initiate our collaborations
  • to contribute to the organization and implementation of specific student training in the countries of the South and over the French overseas.
Map LEMAR in the South

Carte des sites d’étude du LEMAR au Sud

“Undisciplined” transverse axis

Objectives of axis :

  • Culture of interdisciplinarity in marine environmental sciences
  • Stimulate LEMAR’s participation in inter-, trans- and, finally, in-disciplinary work
  • Sharing our experiences

Animation of the axis :

Olivier Ragueneau and Marie Bonnin

Organization of meetings:

Each session is built around a theme. The 2h session is divided into 3 sequences:

  • Short intro (10 min)
  • Enriching our common culture (presentation of two articles – 2×30 min)
  • Short history of interfaces lived in a research project (20 min)