AnaEE - Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems

Short description:

The AnaEE France infrastructure (Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems), led by the CNRS, INRAE and the University of Grenoble Alpes, provides a set of services dedicated to experimentation for the study of terrestrial and aquatic continental ecosystems.Its facilities allow researchers to manipulate ecosystems in order to characterise the environment and provide access to modelling platforms. The AnaEE-INRAE entity encompasses components for long-term experiments in nature – U3E (LIFE) – as well as a dozen well-equipped and coordinated sites from three networks, the ACBB, PRO and GIP ECOFOR forest sites.

Major research issues/sites:

To enhance its environmental observation capacities, AnaEE-France offers analytical platforms and mobile instruments that can be deployed in the field within INRAE: BiochemEnv, Genosol and mobile platforms. To promote the reuse of data, it is committed to providing open access to data produced by the infrastructure based on the FAIR principles as well as supporting the exploitation of these data by coupling them with modelling platforms.

AnaEE-France offers a unique and standardised point of access to services and works to harmonise and standardise methods, measurements and metadata.

The AnaEE-France entities are members of AnaEE Europe. AnaEE has received funding from the Investments for the Future programme.

Specific features/uniqueness:

AnaEE-France offers a break with the traditional research philosophy and provides users with open access platforms capable of meeting challenges with multiple and unequalled strengths:

  1. an ability to simultaneously study the multiple pressures of global change on ecosystems;
  2. tools to monitor multiple interacting ecosystem processes;
  3. tools to study changes at different levels of biological organization;
  4. a high diversity of ecosystem types (lakes, grasslands, soils, etc.) to study the multiple compartments of continental ecosystems;
  5. a portfolio of platforms and experimental tools covering different environmental periods and contexts, to integrate knowledge into models and address the different processes leading to ecosystem dynamics over different time scales;
  6. experimental tools that cover different spatial scales, also allowing to study the role of spatial dynamics on ecosystem processes.

Options and conditions for visiting scientists:

For more information, please contact:

Laurence DENAIX

centre running the infrastructure:

INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment

type of facility:

Experimental facilities


  • Phone: +33 (0) 1 40 96 61 21