Soils, Biological Activities and Networks


Theme 1 “Soils, biological activities and networks” sets out to understand the biological processes and interactions involved in C, N and P cycles.






  • Understand the interactions between functional groups of soil organisms and their importance in the interrelated C, N and P flows
  • Determine the functioning and determinants of the soil trophic micro-network, in particular the microbial loop
  • Develop genetic tools linked to the P cycle based on proteomics and metagenomics
  • Take account of biological processes in models of C, N and P dynamics
  • Assess the stability and resilience of microbial functions subject to environmental stress
  • Develop biological soil functioning indicators
  • Propose innovative agronomical practices for ecological intensification


Team leaders

Claude Plassard & Eric Blanchart


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Le Thème 1 à Madagascar