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

Vineyards

Dégustation - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Forest Trip - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Biogeochemical cycles of disrupted ecosystems

Class room - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Vallée du Ciron - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Field trip 2015 - Château Suduiraut, Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Conference room

Classroom - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Visiting Bordeaux

Hôtel Chateau Latour - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Classroom - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Forest trip

Evening

Forest trip

Dune du Pyla

Group Picture - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Field Trip

Boat trip

Thematic weeks organisation committee

Laure CARASSOU

Her research interest is focused on the response of aquatic communities (mainly fishes) to environmental factors at various spatial and temporal scales. She has addressed this topic in various aquatic ecosystems, including oligotrophic coral-reef marine systems in the South Pacific, productive estuarine environments in the northern Gulf of Mexico, river-ocean continuums in South Africa, and coastal marine systems influenced by seasonal upwelling production in the Sea of Oman. She now develops research on the trophic dynamics of key species and its role in terms of ecosystem functioning in the Gironde estuary. She combines multiple field, laboratory and data analysis approaches in the framework of diverse research projects with the objective of explaining spatial and temporal variability characterising aquatic communities at various observational scales. Among these approaches, she has a particular interest into multivariate statistical methods allowing the exploration of the structure and dynamics of complex data bases, and the identification and ranking of factors driving the composition of biological assemblages. Besides her research activities in aquatic ecology, she also co-leads the research program of the ITE Chair, in particular through collaborative projects lying at the frontiers among quantitative geography, ecology and social sciences, and designed so as to improve knowledge on ecosystem dynamics in terrestrial landscapes and wetlands, including urban areas.



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