Terrestrial mesocosms (Metatron)
The terrestrial mesocosms available through AnaEE-France are present in a device called Metatron. This 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.
Station d’Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale du CNRS UMR5321
2 route du CNRS, 09200 Moulis, France
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