In natura experimentation

In natura experimentation is one of the five pillars of the AnaEE-France infrastructure.

It allows in situ monitoring, often in the long term, of different types of ecosystems, in order to measure their evolution in the face of climate change, under different conditions (environmental and pedoclimatic conditions, operating conditions, etc.). The four main families of ecosystems studied under AnaEE-France are:

  • agrosystems (permanent and temporary grasslands, field crops);
  • forest ecosystems (temperate and continental forests, Mediterranean forest as well as tropical forests and plantations);
  • lake ecosystems;
  • alpine ecosystems.


Finally, these in natura devices constitute a set of 22 platforms providing scientists with a range of various services, including:

  • In situ ecosystem testing services;
  • Instrumentation for the long-term monitoring of these ecosystems and the in situ measurement of environmental parameters;
  • Devices and tools for collecting samples and data on the studied ecosystems.