Earth and Life Sciences Section
- Administrative services, faculty and staff
- Research teams and units
The Earth and Life Sciences Section groups faculty and laboratories in Paris and throughout France. All laboratories have joint research units in place with other institutions (universities, CNRS, INSERM, INRA, MNHN). One laboratory is in French Polynesia on the island of Moorea, where the EPHE has a research station. The EPHE also has a coastal geomorphology station in Dinard on the coast of Brittany.
The Section’s research is carried out within four networks:
- environment and cellular regulation
- environment and Society
- biodiversity dynamics
These four lines of development are at the basis of its teaching, as reflected in:
- relevant subject areas of the Master in Biology, Health, Ecology (the postgraduate “Master BSE”)
- the Earth and Life Sciences Diploma . (the postgraduate institutional “Diplôme SVT”)
- the doctoral subject Integrated Systems, Biodiversity and Environment (“SIEB”) at the Doctoral School.
Teaching for the Master BSE and the Diplôme SVT is centered on research work, adapting to a lab environment, and the relationship between the student and his two tutors: the science tutor assigned at the laboratory, and the education tutor who follows the student’s theoretical training, provides guidance, and acts as the referent tutor within the School.