Their principle is to confine ecosystem samples in individual experimental units in order to simultaneously simulate precisely a large range of environmental conditions and to measure accurately ecosystem processes fluxes of carbon dioxide, water and isotopes. Platforms at different scales (intact or reconstructed ecosystems samples from 100g to 10tons) enable us to address a range of questions. A minimum of 12 independent units per platform allows the study of interacting factors under replicated conditions.

Ecotron involved in ExpeER

Montpellier Ecotron, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).