PLANAQUA aquatic platform offers a wide range of study scales for aquatic ecosystem research, allowing questions of very different nature to be addressed:
- a set of research animal facilities, allowing precise control of environmental variables as well as regular and repeated measurements;
- a set of aquatic mesocosms from several hundred litres to a few cubic metres with strong control of thermal gradients and water mixing;
- a set of aquatic macrocosms consisting of a set of 16 artificial lakes of 750m3 each, strongly instrumented and connected.
Station de Foljuif du CNRS et de l’ENS, 11, chemin de Buseau, 77140 Saint-Pierre-Lès-Nemours