Find here the 10 last scientific and technical publications of the French Biodiversity Agency.
In a few months, France will have its very own National Centre for river restoration, like a number of other European countries. In order to collectively consider this centre’s priority activities, Onema organised a day of discussion with the relevant public-sector stakeholders on 1 December 2015 in Paris.
The ICE method for ecological continuity - Assessing the passage of obstacles by fish and macro-crustaceans in the French tropical islands of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans - Concepts and design | Knowledge for action |
Calling on the experience gained in deploying the Information on the continuity of ecosystems (ICE) method in continental France and in a partnership with all the overseas Environmental Directorates and Water Offices, OFB coordinated and facilitated the adaptation of the method to the tropical islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion.
Assessment of the National Biodiversity Strategy 2011-2020 (condensed version) | Knowledge for action |
What lessons may be drawn from the implementation of SNB 2011-2020? What methods should be selected for SNB3 (after 2020), notably in terms of the types of action and the governance of the strategy? To answer these questions, the French Biodiversity Agency and the Ecology Ministry requested an assessment of the strategy, including a retrospective analysis (public-policy evaluation) and a forward-looking analysis.
Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) - Independent Review Report | Study report |
CDC Biodiversité develops the Global Biodiversity Score (GBS), a corporate biodiversity footprint assessment tool, to evaluate the impact of companies and investments on biodiversity at a corporate level. CDC Biodiversité and the French Biodiversity Agency (Office français de la biodiversité, OFB) want the tool to go through an independent review.
Natural water retention measures (NWRM) comprise an array of initiatives to restore the natural properties of ecosystems in view of slowing the runoff of surface waters and increasing the infiltration capacity of soil. Examples from projects in France stress the multiple benefits of these measures.
Three biological forms of brown trout, river, lake and sea, have colonised a large number of aquatic environments in France, owing to a high ecological plasticity of the species. The overall objective of this guide is to serve as a user manual for interpreting the scales and estimating the age of brown trout (Salmo trutta) from the French trout populations.
Dam removal - The Sélune River free to run - n°70 | Meetings |
What happens when a river is once again free to run? In the Sélune valley (Manche department in Normandy), the largest dam-removal project in Europe is being carried out in step with an unprecedented scientific programme aiming to better understand the changes in the ecosystem, monitor the return of migratory fish and participate in the future development of the valley.
The collection presents more than 60 examples of river hydromorphology restoration undertaken over the past 20 years throughout France. These actions aim to preserve river hydromorphology or to re-establish hydromorphological processes of rivers.
Journal Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (KMAE) | Journal | Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems - KMAE |
KMAE serves as a foundation for scientific advice across the broad spectrum of management and conservation issues related to freshwater ecosystems. The journal publishes articles, short communications, reviews, comments and replies that contribute to a scientific understanding of freshwater ecosystems and the impact of human activities upon these systems.
NEW FILES 2020/2021 !
Invasive alien species (IAS) and their impacts represent a growing concern for the managers of natural areas.That is particularly true for aquatic environments where an array of stakeholders are now taking action. In parallel, public policies are coming into play on the national level and the European Union now has a regulation in this field. These volumes offer highly useful information while attempting to address the specific aspects of each situation, including the site, the species to be managed and the necessary technical and financial resources.