The Centre develop models in the domains of agriculture, forest science, health and biodiversity. Concepts and tools are drawn from the disciplines of systematics, genetics and ecology and the Centre is, itself, a leader in the development of certain approaches. The latter include, in particular, systematics (generic tools for taxonomic identification linked to databases designed for phylogenetic analyses) and theoretical population genetics (statistical inference methods and software development). The results are made available to partners who use them to develop diagnostic and decision support tools, and/ or to define management strategies (control or conservation).
Themes: characterization of biodiversity, biology of pests and their antagonists, the origin, evolution and consequences of biological invasions, characterization of the sources of emerging diseases, understanding the rules for community assemblies.