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A coordinated set of ecosystem research platforms open to international research in ecotoxicology, AnaEE-France

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The infrastructure for Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (AnaEE-France) is an integrated network of the major French experimental, analytical, and modeling platforms dedicated to the biological study of continental ecosystems (aquatic and terrestrial). This infrastructure aims at understanding and predicting ecosystem dynamics under global change. AnaEE-France comprises complementary nodes offering access to the best experimental facilities and associated biological resources and data: Ecotrons, seminatural experimental platforms to manipulate terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, in natura sites equipped for large-scale and long-term experiments. AnaEE-France also provides shared instruments and analytical platforms dedicated to environmental (micro) biology. Finally, AnaEE-France provides users with data bases and modeling tools designed to represent ecosystem dynamics and to go further in coupling ecological, agronomical, and evolutionary approaches. In particular, AnaEE-France offers adequate services to tackle the new challenges of research in ecotoxicology, positioning its various types of platforms in an ecologically advanced ecotoxicology approach. AnaEE-France is a leading international infrastructure, and it is pioneering the construction of AnaEE (Europe) infrastructure in the field of ecosystem research. AnaEE-France infrastructure is already open to the international community of scientists in the field of continental ecotoxicology.

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AnaEE-France is an infrastructure of the French Investments for the Future (“Investissements d’Avenir”) program, overseen by the French National Research Agency (ANR) (ANR-11-INBS-0001).

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Mougin, C., Azam, D., Caquet, T. et al. A coordinated set of ecosystem research platforms open to international research in ecotoxicology, AnaEE-France. Environ Sci Pollut Res 22, 16215–16228 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-5233-9

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Keywords

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Ecotrons
  • Environmental simulations
  • Environmental survey
  • Process measurements
  • Genetic resources
  • Biochemical markers
  • Environmental stressors
  • Higher tier testing
  • Ecologically-based procedures
  • Mesocosms
  • Information system
  • Modeling