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Research units and teams involved in 'Agronomy, cultivated plants and cropping systems'

440 scientists,
180 PhD students

12 research units

Keywords : ecosystems, Mediterranean and tropical regions, tree crops,agroecological functioning, ecology, natural forests, plant and garden cropping systems, horticulture, ruminant husbandry, agronomy, agri food sector, livestock system, animal product management, varietal innovation, climate, environmental stresses, forest resources, cover crops, direct seeding


Dossier Agropolis - AgronomyDossier Agropolis on "Agronomy - crops and cropping systems" (issue 12, 72 pages)
2nd edition : 07/2012

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Agronomy Research Expertise in Montpellier and the Occitanie area (South of France)
Agronomy:crops and cropping systems


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UPR AIDA : Agro-ecology and Sustainable Intensification of Annual Crops Cirad I2S, GAIA Krishna Naudin
UMR Eco&Sols : Functional Ecology & Biochemistry of Soils & Agroecosystems (in French) Cirad, INRAE, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro GAIA Laurent Cournac
UMR EMMAH : Modelling Agricultural and hydrological systems in the mediterranean environment INRAE Avignon
+Univ. Avignon
Stéphane Ruy
UPR HortSys : Agroecological Functioning and Performances of Horticultural Cropping Systems Cirad GAIA Fabrice Le Bellec
UPR GECO : Ecological Functioning and Sustainable Management of Banana and Pineapple Cropping Systems Cirad GAIA Luc De Lapeyre de Bellaire
UMR PHIM : Plant Health Institute Montpellier Cirad, IRD, INRAE, Institut Agro/Montpellier SupAgro GAIA Jean Benoit Morel
UMR INNOVATION : Innovation and Development in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Sector Cirad, INRAE, Montpellier SupAgro EDEG, GAIA, TTSD Guy Faure
UMR LEPSE : Ecophysiology Laboratory of Plants under Environmental Stress INRAE, Montpellier SupAgro GAIA Bertrand Muller
UMR LISAH : Laboratory for the Study of Interactions between Soil, Agrosystems and Water Systems (in French) INRAE, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro GAIA Jérôme Molenat
UMR ABSYS : Biodiversified Agrosystems Cirad, INRAE, Institut Agro/Montpellier SupAgro, CIHEAM GAIA Bruno Rapidel
UR PSH : Plant and Garden Cropping Systems (in French) INRAE Avignon Hélène Gautier
UPR : Recycling and risk Cirad GAIA,STS (Université de la Réunion) Frédéric Feder


Acronyms and abbreviations

Institutes and partners

AgroParisTech: Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences
BRGM Montpellier: Geoscience for a sustainable Earth
CHU de Montpellier: Montpellier University Hospital Center
CIHEAM/IAM.M: International Centre for Advances Mediterranean Studies - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier
CIRAD: Agricultural research for development
CNRS: National Scientific Research Centre
ENSCM: National High School of Chemistry of Montpellier
EPHE: Practical School for Higher Studies
Ifremer: French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
IMT Mines Alès: Ecole Mines-Télécom
Inra: National Agronomy Research Institute
INRIA: National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control
IRD: Research Institute for Development
Irstea: National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture
ISTOM: College of Advanced Studies in International Agro-Development
Montpellier Business School
Montpellier SupAgro: International Center for Higher Education in Agriculture Sciences
UM: Montpellier University
UPVM: Montpellier Paul Valery University
UNîmes: Nîmes University
Paris VI University
UPVD : Perpignan Via Domitia University

Research units form

UMR: Joint research unit
UPR: Internal Research Unit
UR: Research unit
US: Service unit
USC: Unit under contract

Doctoral schools

CBS2 EDA 168: Chemical and Biological Sciences for health - UM1, UM2
DSP ED 461: Law and Political Science - UM1
EDEG ED 231: Economy and management - Montpellier SupAgro, UM1, UM2
E2 ED 305: Energy and environment - UPVD
I2S: Information Structures Systèmes

The Doctoral School (École Doctorale, ED), GAIA (N° 584), was created in July 2015, from the fusion of two other doctoral schools: SIBAGHE (Integrated systems in Biology, Agronomy, Geosciences, Hydrosciences and Environment, N°477) and SPSA (Process Sciences and Food Sciences, N°306)

TTSD ED 60: Territories, time, societies and development - UPVM, UPVD



Update on 6/04/21

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