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

Boat trip

Ciron Valley - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Field Trip



Dune du Pyla

Forest trip

Field trip 2015 - Château Suduiraut, Crédits photo LabEx COTE


Conference room

Forests week

Ecology and society

Field trip - Salles

Round table on global change


Fieldtrip Ciron - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Round table - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Class room - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Hôtel Chateau Latour - Crédits photo LabEx COTE




Researcher, Irstea Bordeaux

Dr. Sophie LE FLOCH is a researcher at Irstea (National Institute for Environmental Science and Research). Her research interests deal with human interactions with nature and the environment. Drawing from geography and anthropology, and based on extensive fieldwork, her work focuses on everyday experiences of environmental changes. She addresses the potential tensions / gaps between, on the one hand, the way « lay people » live and shape their environment ; on the other hand, the way public stakeholders as well as organized social groups establish the environmental issues that legitimate their interventions. She addresses questions spanning perceptions of environmental change (forest and fallow land growth, climate change impacts on river and estuarine areas, aquatic invasive species spreading...) ; environmental conflicts in changing rural areas (afforestation, wind turbine installation...) ; the politics of landscape and its « de-politicizing » effect ; public participation processes and the misleading idea of « social acceptability »...