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Current research topics and programmes

The OPE's work is focused on four main fields of research which have been approved by its Scientific Committee. These areas give rise to different types of study, such as research programmes, theses and work placements, carried out in partnership with various research organisations. These programmes are funded either by the ANDRA or as part of the SOERE-OPE Call for Proposals.

The four fields are:

Certain studies also involve other disciplines and fall within the overlap of a number of different topics.

The OPE's four fields of research
FieldTitleType of studyAuthorsPartnersDate


(Other related subjects: territorial dynamics)

Influence of atmospheric particle deposits on the biogeochemical cycles of the forest ecosystems monitored by the Meuse/Haute-Marne OPE (Permanent Environmental Monitor) Thesis Emelyne LEQUY INRA, University of Lorraine/INPL/ENSAIA 2009-2012
Biodiversity Soil bioindicators Programme Group work ADEME, University of Rennes 2010-2013
Microbial diversity of the Montiers forest test site Programme Stéphane UROZ INRA Nancy 2011-2012
Data collectors Protecting environmental data collectors for monitoring surface water quality (PROCAPEN) Programme Constantin VAHLAS Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (INP-ENSIACET), Toulouse 2011-2012
Territorial dynamics Classifying land occupation using SPOT satellite images, Meuse/Haute-Marne Permanent Environmental Monitor Internship Victoria MEYER CEA-CNRS/LSCE 2009
Evolving landscapes and socio-economic changes from 1840 to the present day within the Orge and Haute-Saulx valleys Internship Fabien KOBYLARZ University of Lorraine, Nancy II 2010
Quantification of fuelwood potentials from French beech forests: updated allometric modeling tools and robustness to differences in soil fertility Thesis Astrid GENET INRA, CIRAD, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN 2007-2010

NB: This list is not exhaustive and is updated regularly.

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