Resarch within BASC

Research

Resarch within BASC

BASC is structured around three interconnected and interdisciplinary axes focused on understanding and predicting:

  1. the dynamics of interactions between global change drivers including climate change, land use, pollution, and invasive species and their impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and socio-ecosystems (SES),
  2. the capacity of organisms, ecosystems and social systems to adapt to global change and
  3. the technical and social innovations  necessary to transform socio-ecosystems from unsustainable to sustainable pathways.

The axes are detailed below. The first two define the vulnerability of socio-ecosystems ; the third one ways in which vulnerability of SES can be reduced by lowering pressures on them. The delineation between these axes does not constitute a causal chain, but rather components that interact to determine the dynamics of SES. These three axes are supported by strategies to build upon a wide range models being developed by BASC teams and their partners and to reinforce analytical, observational and experimental platforms in BASC.

 

Note: At the end of the LabEx's lifespan, the research axes evolved to become the following; projects are classified below according to these new 4 axes:

Understanding and managing the dynamics of biological diversity
Ecosystem Management and the Agroecological Transition
Linking local and global drivers to the dynamics of socio-ecological systems from landscapes to regions
Sustainable periurban territoires (transverse axis)

2013-2017

Flagship project 2, DynamiC-Rlm7, Evofungi, PomFlux, SEPTOVAR, HTS network

2016-2019

Itemaize (Flagship project), PomPuceDom, RADIANT, SOCEVOL, LutteSesaorchad, LutteSesa, SOCEVOL

2013-2017

Flagship project 3, PODIUM, BIOPRO, Dynamiques, MACMINE, SOCSENSIT, SOLTER, Saclay Plateau soil cartography

2016-2019

API-SMAL, ASSETS, INDISS (Flagship projects), CASABio, LutteSesa, FIBIOS, TransLocPlant, ActLab, BASCULER, CoCulture, PRINTEMPS, SENAC, TROL, Ravageurs, PROLEG, Agroecology network, LutteSesa, Saclay Plateau soil cartographyR&B, Connexionorchad

2013-2017

Flagship project 1, Flagship project 5, InSPRED, TPlus3, SPARTACUS

2016-2019

API-SMAL, STIMUL (Flagship projects), (R&B), ActLab, CONNEXION, EURECA, SENACFIBIOS, Galop

2013-2017

Flagship project 4, BIOPRO, Dynamiques, MOTUS, SOCSENSIT, SOLTER, Saclay Plateau soil cartography

2016-2019

ASSETS (Flagship project), DRAIN-ACT, GaLoP, TROLRavageursPROLEG, orchad, Saclay Plateau soil cartography

In this rubric

The principal anthropogenic drivers of change in biodiversity and ecosystem services in social-ecological systems are land management and land use change, pollution and invasive species, with global climate change predicted to become a dominant driver over the coming century.
Evolution has led to a remarkable diversity of species and their adaptation to a vast range of biotic interactions and abiotic environments on Earth.
Transformation to sustainable pathways must account for global change including both direct drivers such as land use and climate change (interaction with Axis 1), indirect drivers such as globalisation of the economy and of policy, and capacity for adaptation (interaction with Axis 2).

Modification date : 08 November 2023 | Publication date : 10 December 2013 | Redactor : basc