Research in French Guiana
Researchers’ job at the ECOFOG (ECOlogie des FOrêts de Guyane) unit is to understand how the ecosystem and plant species work in order to develop sustainable forest management systems.
INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) studies the biological function of trees and the biodiversity of French Guiana forest in order to try to preserve these fragile ecosystems more effectively.
UMR Qualitrop (QUALIté des fruits et légumes TROPicaux): Studies French Guiana flora particularly the area concerning fruit, vegetables and aromatic and medicinal plants in tropical environment.
Marine in French Guiana: Marine biodiversity in French Guiana is strongly influenced by the Amazon River waters, which constitute a major structuring factor for the estuary, coastal, and shelf marine ecosystems.
The main aims of IFREMER (Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la MER) define the way to put in harmony the economic development of small-scale coastal fisheries with a high marine biodiversity level and the ecological potential together with industrial concern. As for results, they expect to give advice for the development of fisheries and the conservation of marine coastal biodiversity.
The main aims of PASTEUR INSTITUTE characterize the resistance of genes to Plasmodium falciparum. Follow the dynamic of 4 viruses: dengue, rabies, arenavirus and hantavirus.
MÉTÉO-FRANCE in French Guiana maintains an excellent level of local knowledge in order to give a public weather service to the French authorities’ representatives.
KWATA group conserves wildlife, sets up studies, international, national and local expertises, and also works for the education of the population.