Research units list
Research at the IRD is conducted by joint research units (“unités mixtes de recherche” or UMR), international joint research units (“unités mixtes internationals” or IMU) and joint service units (“unités mixtes de service” or UMS) operating in three scientific departments.
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Study of the different components of the water cycle and their interactions with the atmospheric and continental environment. Particular emphasis is given to regional climatic variability and to its impact on the hydrological balance, as well as to the impact of emerging pollutions on reagent ...
Director: Thierry Lebel
Genetic taxonomical research of populations and ecologies with the objective of managing populations and community organization for the interest of agronomy, human health and biodiversity. Staff Of the 36 researchers and 37 engineers and technicians, 11 researchers and 3 E.T.s are from the IRD.
Director: Flavie Vanlerberghe
Studies in the fields of biodiversity, adaptation and functional mechanisms underlining micro-organism and plant interactions. Investigations into the response and the adaptation of micro-organisms and plants under varying soil conditions, such water and metal contents.Of the xx researchers and ...
Director: Michel Lebrun
Studies on the impact of climate change and human activities on water resources in the Mediterranean and tropical hydro-systems. Staff Of the 46 researchers and 39 engineers and technicians, 23 researchers and 20 E.T.s are from the IRD.
Director: Éric Servat
The research activities of LEGOS (Laboratory for Studies in Geophysics and Spatial Oceanography ) focus on environmental sciences, especially the study of the water cycle and climatic variability with regards to their different oceanic, hydrologic, cryospheric and atmospheric components. Staff ...
Director: Yves Morel
Studies on the interactions between tropical plant-eating insects, crop or forest tree pests, their host plants and their antagonists. Understanding invasive phenomena and the reaction of tropical insects to global changes. Staff 7 researchers and 2 E.T.s from the IRD.
Director: Jean-François Silvain
Study of lithosphere dynamics in land and at sea: structures, seismic cycle and transfer processes in subduction zones, faults and earthquake dynamics, seismic hazard assessment, evaluation of tsunamigenic and gravity induced hazards, of vulnerabilities and processes of anthropisation, orogenic ...
Director: Emmanuel Tric
Analysis of the continental biosphere dynamics and functioning, and of its interaction with the climate and human activities: coupled modelling of physical and ecological processes using satellite and field data. Staff Of the 31 researchers and 30 engineers and technicians, 6 researchers and 5 ...
Director: Yann Kerr
Architecture, functioning and plant production. Organisation and dynamics of plant dispersal and of vegetal landscapes. Staff Of the 36 researchers and 38 engineers and technicians, 14 researchers and 9 E.T.s are from the IRD.
Director: Pierre Couteron
Literature review and description of languages and of their dialectic and social variations. Hypotheses on the functioning of natural languages (common variations and strategies). Sharing of knowledge and skills (expert interventions during processes of language development, standardization) ...
Director: Isabelle Léglise