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The unit is organized in three scientific teams:

The first two teams study and model water, pesticides, and erosive transfer processes, the third team aims at understanding, modelling, and studying of the organization in space and status change of soils and cultivated landscapes.

In addition to these three scientific teams, the OpenFLUID team is dedicated to the development, valorization and promotion of OpenFLUID. An emerging INRA strategic asset, OpenFLUID is a platform for complex landscapes modelling and simulation.

Two transversal programmes (TP) complete this organization, the TP "agro-hydrological observations in cultivated landscapes"  and the TP "Agro-environmental engineering of cultivated landscapes":

  • The TP "agro-hydrological observations in cultivated landscapes" aims to contribute to the lab strategy for fluxes and agrosystems characteristics (e.g. soils, agricultural practices) observations, surveys and measurements necessary for the scientific issues addressed by the lab. One of the TP priorities, not exclusive of others, is to define the strategy, the needs and  methods of observation in connection with our research  to the spatial mesoscale (ca. 100 km-2).

  • The TP "Agro-environmental engineering of cultivated landscapes" addresses the needs to share those approaches developed within the Unit concerning the tools and methods to design scenarios of landscape mosaics evolution. These scenarios correspond to new management modes for landscape and water and soil resources, modes that optimize the functions and/or ecosystem services of landscape. These scenarios must take into account and exploit the overall climatic and economic drivers, the environmental heterogeneities, the 'stakeholders' know-hows and constraints, and the innovative capacities both external and internal. Their development involves that of landscape evolution models defining changes in soil uses and spatial allocation, models that allow the joint evaluation of landscape functions and services.

Finally three technical teams in charge of administrative, experimental and informatics support of the laboratory's scientific activities complete this structuration.