Socio-Economy Environment and Development
The SEED team develops research on social transformations induced by the integration of environmental issues and sustainable development.
4 research areas
Biodiversity and agroecology
The idea of a co-evolution of species and practices raises questions about nature preservation, agricultural biodiversity and management of protected areas. The approach developed by the SEED team focuses on the complementarities between skills and forms of collaboration in a life management perspective.
In the management of environmental problems, researchers interact with all relevant stakeholders who express their concerns, participate in controversies, collaborate in defining research questions and collecting data. The SEED team captures these interactions through approaches that range from ethnographic observation to intervention research.
Governance and transition
Environmental issues management requires collective action. Scientists must find their place in these devices, which are often co-constructed by researchers, public and private stakeholders. Collective experimentation and the integration of research into action have become management instruments.
Complexity management as a training issue
The establishment of participatory and sustainable management systems requires a training for complexity and uncertainty, which are related to environmental management. Mastery of management tools and a critical approach to environmental issues are therefore required.