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Visualisation 3D de l’émergence des ovules d’Arabidopsis

21/07/21

Architecture modulates reproductive cells in plant ovules

Clonal reproduction through seeds, known as apomixis, occurs in nature but not in cultivated species. This alternative mode of reproduction has enormous potential for sustainable agriculture because it would allow direct fixation and conservation of genotypes of interest in crops. A recent study...

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

19/02/21

Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership

On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...

Paspalum notatum

05/02/21

Plants that defy generations at the heart of a European Union research programme

The Mechanisms of Apomictic Development (MAD) project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Olivier Leblanc, an IRD plant geneticist, was launched last December. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) Action is being implemented under the Pillar 1...

Illustration de la Conférence Composing worlds with elephants

09/12/20

An Online Academic Conference Exploring the Human-Elephant Relationship

From 13th to 15th of December, IRD is co-organising the online academic conference "Composing Worlds with Elephants". This conference corrals together 24 scholars who are researching communities and environments at the interface of the human-elephant relationship in Asia and beyond.

Découverte de l'exposition IRD "les insectes au secours de la planète"

02/12/20

IRD celebrates Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2020

IRD, alongside Cirad and the French Embassy in Thailand, took part together in the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok. Organised by the National Science Museum (NSM), this event attracts more than a million visitors every year from all over the kingdom to discover the latest advances...

Moustique anophèle pouvant être vecteur du paludisme

26/11/20

Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book

Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...

Villageoise montrant une tectite trouvée au Laos

18/11/20

Laotian tektites reveal the recording of a giant impact at very high pressure

800,000 years ago, the impact of a large asteroid in Indochina projected a large quantity of drop-shaped or teardrop-shaped fragments of glassy rocks, known as tektites, resulting from the continental surface fusion throughout Southeast Asia and as far as Antarctica. A particular type of tektite...

Mechanical Imaging of a Volcano Plumbing System From GNSS Unsupervised Modeling

15/10/20

Mechanical Imaging of a Volcano Plumbing System From GNSS Unsupervised Modeling

IPGP researchers and their international colleagues have developed a new operational method for monitoring volcanoes: using GPS measurements to track in real-time the internal structures stressed by the overpressure of the magma during its migration to the surface. This technique, called "mechanical...

Kits rapides de dépistage de l'hépatite B

12/10/20

120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits donated to IRD by Fondation Mérieux

The handover ceremony for the 120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits took place on Monday 28 September at the Residence of the French Embassy in Laos, in the presence of the Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong. IRD will coordinate their distribution to the country's...

Daily life in Madagascar.

07/09/20

Scientific stopovers on the coastline of the Indian Ocean

Imagine yourself travelling along the coasts of the Western Indian Ocean… From the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar, via the long beaches of Mozambique and the Reunion Island idyllic lagoons, to the mangroves of Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya. These shores do not only inspire tourists forced into...

Longliner in Reunion.

25/08/20

WIOMSA and IRD: a close cooperation for marine science

Dr. Jacqueline Uku, WIOMSA President, says it herself: “IRD has been a good friend, for a very long time.” The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association indeed has extensive links with IRD in the region and offers a great support to marine researchers.

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

25/06/20

Kenya: Science carries on during pandemic, to maintain insect breeding

When the country implemented a national lockdown and travel restrictions due to the current health crisis, Paul-André Calatayud and his kenyan colleagues had to find a way to ensure that their research and laboratory work could keep going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects...

Exposition Insectes

Insects to the planet’s rescue

Fascinating, insignificant, repulsive, awesome – whatever your view on them, insects are everywhere and essential! Some 400 million years of evolution have resulted in an incredible diversity of insects and they can be found in every corner of the world, even at the poles and in the oceans.

The Kenyan coast from above.

[Project] OceanFrontCHANGE - Managing Ocean Front Ecosystems for Climate Change

January 2020 - December 2022 Kenya, Mozambique, Germany, United States

Macrotermes termite.

[Project] Role of diet in long-lived termite reproductives

January 2018 - December 2021 South Africa

ocean et climat

Ocean and climate, exchanges for life

This exhibition aims to inform the public - and especially young people - about the huge role the ocean plays in the Earth's climate and the climatic changes now taking place. The ocean plays a crucial role, yet this is still not well-known to the general public.

développement durable

Research supporting development, 17 goals for a sustainable future

Ever since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000, progress has been made in fighting poverty and reducing inequality across the world, including improvements in school enrolment rates, mother and child health, and reducing malnutrition...

Vignette désertification

Desertification, A Challenge for Science

Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.

Ours à lunettes

Oases in the Andes Mountains Tops

The Tropical Andes Highlands extend from Ecuador to Bolivia at an altitude of 4.000 metres. They are home to wetlands where Man and nature have been interacting for centuries. These genuine oases for biodiversity are home to populations that breed llamas and alpacas. These valuable ecosystems also...

matières plaqtiques

Plastic Matters: Wild lives

Plastics have gradually transformed Vietnamese lifestyles since the country opened up to international trade in the late 1980s and the gradual importation of new consumer goods made from polymers. The country has, in a few years, shifted from an economy marked by shortages to a system of production...