Global changes at the basin scale and ecological responses

Characterization of anthropogenic pressures patterns at different spatial scales : from drinving forces to local alterations
Indicators and proxies, confrontation of datasets of various origins and spatial extents

  • Structure, dynamics and alterations of rivers morphology
  • Analysis of thermal and metabolic regimes (dynamics and alterations) at a regional scale
  • Characterization of matter fluxes (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Suspended matter,…)
  • Origins of toxic contaminants

Global changes in the watershed

  • Integration of scenarios in patterns changes to the adapted spatial
  • Evolution of pressures patterns, predictive scenarios

Hydrosystems physical responses
Predictive dynamics indicators at the basin scale

  • Towards a better characterization of the hydrographic network structure, continuity/ fragmentations, spatial organisation
  • Spatial and temporal modelling of abiotic determinants dynamics (temperature, sediments, physico-chemistry, matter fluxes,…)
  • Linking the hydromorphological processes and the abiotic determinants.

Biological communities vulnerability
Integrating the nested hierarchical organizations of both streams and pressures (driving forces, pressures, alterations) in the ecological responses

  • Modelling the temporal responses of communities (structure, functions) to abiotic determinants dynamics
  • Spatial dynamics of communities (distribution, dispersion, connectivities)
  • Disentangling pressures and help in limiting or mitigating their impacts
  • Identifying and describing the biological metrics of interest.