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MARBEC

La Reunion

Research centers or research group

Joint research unit between the IRD, CNRS, IFREMER and the University of Montpellier II. Main site in Sète
Marine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation

MARBEC joint research unit (MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and
Conservation – UMR), was set up on 1st January 2015. It is supervised by the
IRD, Ifremer, the University of Montpellier and the CNRS.

MARBEC is one of the leading laboratories working on marine biodiversity
and its applications in France, with 230 staff, including 80 researchers and
researcher-lecturers.

The unit has facilities in Sète, Montpellier and Palavas-les-Flots and in the
Indian Ocean, in Reunion, as well as Asia, Africa and South America.

Contact

Laurent DAGORN  | Director
site on the Moufia campus in St Clotilde - 1 site at CITEB in Le Port
  • research domains

    It studies the marine biodiversity in lagoon, coastal and deep-sea
    ecosystems, mainly in Mediterranean and tropical areas. Research focuses
    on different levels of integration : molecular, individual, population and
    community dimensions, and human uses of marine biodiversity.

    The three main goals are :

    • to describe marine biodiversity, understand its processes and how marine ecosystems work
    • to analyse the impact of human-induced pressures on these ecosystems and to develop scenarios to respond to global changes
    • to reconcile activities mainly fishing and fish farming with conservation and to meet social needs (guidance, innovation, remedial work)

    Research activities are based on 8 scientific topics :

    • Evolutionary ecology and adaptation
    • Individuals, populations and habitats
    • The dynamics and functions of communities
    • Micro-organisms and interactions with macro-organisms
    • Contaminants : future changes and responses
    • Sustainable acquaculture
    • Coastal systems with multiple uses
    • Eco-systemic approaches to fishing

    Further information at : http://www.umr-marbec.fr/fr/

    Main activities or projects in Reunion : SWIOFP, FP7-MADE, PROSPER, ASCLME, MESOBIO, CHARC, BIOREQ, RSS…

  • Partnerships

    Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), Victoria, Seychelles

    Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE), Lima, Peru

    University of Reunion Island, Moufia campus, Saint-Denis, Reunion

    CITEB, Le Port, Reunion

    University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

    Centre of Oceanological Research (CRO) – Abidjan – Ivory Coast

    Institute of Biotechnology – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

    (IBT) – Hanoi – Nha Trang – Vietnam

    Labep-Ao-Ifan – Ucad – Dakar – Senegal

    Bizerte Sciences Faculty – Tunis – Tunisia

    Central Research Institute for Aquaculture (CRIA) – Jakarta – Indonesia

It studies the marine biodiversity in lagoon, coastal and deep-sea
ecosystems, mainly in Mediterranean and tropical areas. Research focuses
on different levels of integration : molecular, individual, population and
community dimensions, and human uses of marine biodiversity.

The three main goals are :

  • to describe marine biodiversity, understand its processes and how marine ecosystems work
  • to analyse the impact of human-induced pressures on these ecosystems and to develop scenarios to respond to global changes
  • to reconcile activities mainly fishing and fish farming with conservation and to meet social needs (guidance, innovation, remedial work)

Research activities are based on 8 scientific topics :

  • Evolutionary ecology and adaptation
  • Individuals, populations and habitats
  • The dynamics and functions of communities
  • Micro-organisms and interactions with macro-organisms
  • Contaminants : future changes and responses
  • Sustainable acquaculture
  • Coastal systems with multiple uses
  • Eco-systemic approaches to fishing

Further information at : http://www.umr-marbec.fr/fr/

Main activities or projects in Reunion : SWIOFP, FP7-MADE, PROSPER, ASCLME, MESOBIO, CHARC, BIOREQ, RSS…

Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), Victoria, Seychelles

Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE), Lima, Peru

University of Reunion Island, Moufia campus, Saint-Denis, Reunion

CITEB, Le Port, Reunion

University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Centre of Oceanological Research (CRO) – Abidjan – Ivory Coast

Institute of Biotechnology – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

(IBT) – Hanoi – Nha Trang – Vietnam

Labep-Ao-Ifan – Ucad – Dakar – Senegal

Bizerte Sciences Faculty – Tunis – Tunisia

Central Research Institute for Aquaculture (CRIA) – Jakarta – Indonesia