The scientific objectives of our UMR Biology and Ecology of Deep-sea Ecosystems, aim to describe and understand the composition, structure and functioning of different deep marine ecosystems by coupling faunistic and microbial studies, from communities to molecules and vice versa, using integrated and multidisciplinary approaches.
The project encompasses 3 scientific themes and a transverse action:
- First theme: Biodiversity of deep-sea ecosystems, Leaders : Jozée Sarrazin & Laurent Toffin
- Second theme : Interactions in the deep sea, Leaders : Marie-Anne Cambon Bonavita & Florence Pradillon
- Third theme : Responses and adaptations of organisms, Leaders : Rémi Dulermo & Lénaïck Menot
- interdisciplinary theme : Methodological and technological developments for the deep sea, Leaders : Valérie Cueff Gauchard & Catherine Borremans