Summer School "Ecology and Society: Frontiers and Boundaries" / 3 - 7 June 2019

Ecosystems societies Climate change Forests Hydrosystems Atmosphere Biodiversity Agrosystems Pressures Impacts Modelling Pollution Ecotoxicology Biogeochimical cycles Ecology Adaptability

Introduction : why a global ecology ?

Field Trip

Ciron Valley - Crédits photo LabEx COTE


Crédit, G.Loubota

Forests week


Fieldtrip Ciron - Crédits photo LabEx COTE


Wine tasting - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Dune du Pyla


Forest trip




Field Trip

Hôtel Chateau Latour - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Report by students

Boat trip

Designing cost effective investments in biodiversity conservation - Paul Armsworth

Governments and conservation organizations invest billions of dollars each year in habitat conservation in efforts to slow ongoing losses of terrestrial biodiversity. In this talk, I will examine the three most commonly used conservation investment strategies: incentive payments to private landowners, conservation easements and full protected areas. I will present case studies from the US and the UK that examine whether existing conservation programs provide benefits for biodiversity cost effectively. By integrating biodiversity data and socioeconomic data with modeling, I will show how relatively simple changes to existing conservation programs promise large gains in biodiversity at no increase in overall cost.