Terrestrial Metatron

Terrestrial Metatron


The terrestrial mesocosms available through AnaEE-France are present in a device called Metatron. This platform allows a study of terrestrial ecosystems thanks to a large-scale system allowing the observation of population movements according to the climatic conditions under control in the different compartments.

Indeed, the Metatron includes a set of climate-controlled enclosures designed to study terrestrial metacommunities. These large cages are inhabited by a community of animal and plant species on which certain conditions of temperature, humidity and solar radiation are imposed.

Proposed services

  • Custom experimental services in enclosed environment;

Detailed service offer

  • a set of interconnected climate-controlled enclosures to study terrestrial metacommunities;
  • animal houses and a greenhouse to produce and monitor communities of species introduced into the Metatron.

Types d'écosystèmes

Type d'observations

Enclosed experimentation
Julien Cote
Scientific manager
Contact by email
Location Station d’Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale du CNRS UMR5321, 2 route du CNRS, 09200 Moulis, France