Soils in the critical zone

Christian Valentin (IRD) coordinated a series of 6 books at ISTE Editions about the role of soils within the critical zone, including in the tropics.

Renewed interest for soils is due to the social challenges they are associated to: agricultural productions, climate and biogeochemical cycles regulation, urbanization… By locating soils at the heart of water, matter and energy exchanges, the critical zone concept renews soil study in an interdisciplinary viewpoint.

Full details about book series can be found here.

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Handing over of equipment to DALaM and MouNoy Dev

As part of the long-term collaboration between IRD (UMRs iEES-Paris and GET) and its Lao partners, which has resulted into the implementation of several partnership instruments such as the JEAI-EcoRubber, the LMI LUSES, and more recently the PSF-Sud AgreesLao, GDRI CompacSol, as well as the CZO M-TROPICS and the SEALNET network, in January 2022 research/production […]

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Dissemination of pathogenic bacteria in tropical hydrosystems: transport and fate of Escherichia coli in the Mekong watershed in Lao PDR

Paty Nakhle, PhD student within M-TROPICS CZO, defended her PhD thesis today at GET. Fecal contamination of surface water remains a major threat to public health especially in the rural areas of developing countries. Over 70 million people depend on unimproved water resources in the lower Mekong basin. Diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of […]

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