As a multidisciplinary institute, the IRD affirms its specific approach by conducting a research aligned with the needs of the South. Focused on the relationship between man and its environment in tropical and Mediterranean regions, research themes are defined together with the teams and partners from the South.
Furthermore, the IRD encourages its northern partners to involve themselves in the backyards of the South and aim eventually for the autonomy of local teams. The achieved results take the form of joint publications, patents and of a systematic sharing of knowledge.
Scientific publications, maps, IRD publications
The work of research scientists from the IRD are available in two online databases and on the site of the publications.
80 000 referenced publications
52 000 downloadable documents
18 000 referenced cartographic documents
2 800 downloadable maps
The IRD Editions are intended to publish the works of researchers of the institute and its main French and foreign partners on the issues of environment and development in the Southern countries.
The latest scientific news sheets available in english language version
443 - Amazon forest: the first large-scale inventory has revealed the hyper-dominance of 227 tree species
442 - Climate change: a promising future for cotton in Cameroon?
441 - Access to running water: a luxury not guaranteed in Ouagadougou
440 - Ocean and climate: the new theory
439 - Dengue fever, chikungunya: a potential vector discovered in Mayotte