UMR 1069 - Soil, Agro- and Hydro-systems, spatialization (SAS)

We study the interactions between agriculture and the environment using a integrative and spatialized approach of rural areas. Our main interests are water, nitrogen carbon and phosphorus cycles in cultivated landscapes, as well as multi-criteria assessment of agrosystems. Our research contributes to elaborate sustainable agricultural systems, to improve rural landscape management, to preserve natural resources such as water, soil, atmosphere and landscape quality.


Keywords : bioclimatology, pollution, natural resources environmental report, soil cover biogeochemical cycle, surface water, groundwater

Key figures :

Total staff: 189 including 33 researchers and 22 PhD students

Doctoral school(s)
DS 600 - Ecology, geosciences, agronomy, food
Co-accredited institutions : Agrocampus Ouest, Oniris, Université d'Angers, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Université de Nantes, Université Rennes 1