Dyneco Presentation

DYNECO has multidisciplinary skills

  • Hydrodynamics
  • Sediment dynamics
  • Trophic Ecology
  • Molecular biology
  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Digital modelling
  • Statistical analysis

These skills are implemented in several fields of study:

  • Ecology and ecophysiology  of plankton and benthic ecosystems
  • Biogeochemical flux and fate of nutrients
  • Particle flux
  • Production of toxins and molecule interests by some microalgae species

The overall objective is to study the response of coastal ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. This objective rely on the analysis of physical, biochemical and ecological processes and put forward an integrated approach based on experiments, in situ observation and numerical models. Responses to perturbations are studied at different scales. The physical and biogeochemical responses include transformation and exchanges processes of materials in various interfaces (coastal watershed/coastal zone, water column/sediments). The responses at a community scale involve considering the problematic of the biodiversity in terms of species assemblage complexity  and their respective interactions. Moreover, some perturbations can be analysed at the species level and at the population dynamic scale.

The different scales of study concern the temporal and the spatial dimensions as well as the levels of organization. It results from the multiple types of pressure, the ecosystems heterogeneity and their  dynamics variability, as well as the complexity of the involved mechanisms.