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Transfers in the Critical zone Department (TCZ)

TZC Department organization chart (French) Where is located the Department ? Jussieu campus, Grignon and Bondy.

The “Transfers in the Critical Zone (TCZ)" Department investigates the mechanisms that control ecosystem functioning and water - matter exchanges in the Critical zone, at soil to catchment scales.

The skills of the Department cover various fields of study including soil science (pedology, agronomy, surface hydrology, bio-physical-chemical approaches to soil functioning), chemical and isotopic tracing of the sources and fate of greenhouse gases, water, nutrients and organic compounds.

The Department’s activities focus on water, carbon and nitrogen cycles as well as storage, mineralization and erosion of soil carbon in relation to biological activity and agricultural production, particularly in developing countries.
They use experimental approaches in the field and in the laboratory (in situ measurement devices, mesocosms, controled condition rooms) and participate in the development of environmental observatories with the main objective of integrating processes involved in ecosystem functioning.

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Sylvain HUON, MC UPMC, TZC Department manager

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