Welcome to the CEFE

The CEFE (UMR 5175) is currently the largest French research center in Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology.
Our Mission: perform independent, fundamental scientific research on the dynamics of biodiversity, planetary environmental change, and sustainable development. We work at a great variety of field sites around the world, but developed particular expertise in Mediterranean and tropical ecosystems. One of our main objectives is to develop scenarios on the evolution of biological systems, as well as strategies for their conservation and their restoration.

The CEFE wishes to implement a science "made differently" to continue to accomplish its mission of research, while accepting its environmental responsibility. It has adopted two charters (available here) that commit it to regulating its environmental footprint in order to remain in control of its future development.