Research Units

The laboratories of La Rochelle University :

Chize Centre for Biological Studies (CEBC)

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Director: Christophe Guinet

Disciplines: Ecology, Agro-ecology, Bio-logging, Physiology, Genetic, Statistics and modeling, Eco-toxicology

Located in the department of Deux-Sèvres, in the heart of the Chizé forest, the CEBC (UMR 7372 La Rochelle Université – CNRS) works on the knowledge on the ecology of wild animals confronted with the disturbances of their natural environment.

Its research focuses on the evolution of local populations of mammals, reptiles and birds as well as that of marine predators of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF).

  • Permanent research staff (21)
  • Phd student (23)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (21)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (49)

Centre de Recherche en Gestion (CEREGE)

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Director: Sylvain Dejean

Disciplines: Management, Economics, Law science

CEREGE is a Hosting Team 1722 co-accredited University of Poitiers and La Rochelle Université.

This multidisciplinary research team in social sciences welcomes, encourages and follows the work carried out, mainly in the field of management sciences.

The team at la Rochelle Université focuses on sustainable development and the digital sector.

  • Permanent research staff (18)
  • Phd student (12)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (4)

Research Centre for Atlantic and International History (CRIHA)

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Director: Laurent Vidal

Disciplines: History, Civilizations, Anthropology, Languages, Literature

Considered as a national and international reference on Atlantic history and the history of cultural exchanges and international relations, the CRHIA Research center conducts research at the crossroads between the maritime area and the continental French, European and global spaces. Its core subject is “Seas and coastlines”.

The members of the CRHIA of La Rochelle Université study more particularly the exchanges and circulations of men and ideas between Europe, Asia and the “new worlds” (the Americas, Oceania), but also international relations, identities, from the modern era to today.

  • Permanent research staff (22)
  • Phd student (23)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (1)

Centre d’Etudes Internationales sur la Romanité (CEIR)

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Director: Jacques Bouineau

Legal and Political Studies Centre (CEJEP)

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Director: Linda Arcelin-Lecuyer

Disciplines: Private law, Criminal sciences, Public law, Political science

Structured around three major areas justices and trials, environment and territories, companies and insurances the Center’s approach is firmly multidisciplinary. Since 2008, the latter has integrated the environment and sustainable development into its research themes. Recently it has been developing work in the field of digital law, in collaboration with other laboratories of La Rochelle Université, including the Laboratory of Informatic, Image, Interaction (L3i).

  • Permanent research staff (17)
  • Phd student (17)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (1)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (5)

Laboratory of Informatics Image Interaction (L3I)

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Director: Yacine Ghrami- Doudane Mohamed

Disciplines: Computer Science, Computer engineering, Automation, Signal processing

L3i is the computer science research laboratory of La Rochelle Université.

It brings together researchers in computer science from the Institute of Technology and the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies.

Focusing on the issue of interactive and intelligent management of digital content, the work of its members focuses on the national and European socio-economic issues related to this very promising field of research.

  • Permanent research staff (33)
  • Phd student (35)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (4)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (25)

Laboratory of Engineering Sciences for the Environment (LaSiE)

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Director: Xavier Faugeas

Discipline: Engineering

The Laboratory of Engineering Sciences for the Environment is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 7356 La Rochelle Université – CNRS) whose themes concern the transfer of mass and energy in materials and inhabited spaces, covering large scales of space and time. Bringing together a wide range of skills in the field of environmental engineering (mathematics, physics, civil engineering, chemistry and mechanics), the LaSIE analyze the durability and protection of materials, structures and infrastructures, subject to environmental constraints. The Laboratory also works to improve the thermal, the comfort and indoor air quality in buildings.

  • Permanent research staff (60)
  • Phd student (64)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (16)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (28)

Littoral, Environment and Society (LIENSs)

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Director: Olivier de Viron

Disciplines: Biology, Ecology, Ecophysiology, Ecotoxicology, Earth sciences, Geophysics, Geography, History chemistry and Biotechnology, Law, Political sciences

The LIENSs laboratory is an Interdisciplinary Joint Research Unit (UMRi 7266 La Rochelle Université CNRS). The laboratory puts interdisciplinarity at the service of sustainable development issues related to the coastline.

It integrates the skills of many disciplines that range from environmental sciences to human sciences through chemistry and biotechnology.

Its research focuses in particular on the functioning of the coastal system, its evolution in a context of global change and increasing urbanization of the coasts, its use and its sustainable exploitation.

  • Permanent research staff (89)
  • Phd student (56)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (29)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (34)

Mathematics Image and Application (MIA Lab)

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Director: Catherine Choquet

Discipline: Mathematics

The scientific activity of the MIA covers both classical theoretical issues for a mathematics laboratory and applicative issues arising from major societal challenges.

The laboratory’s two areas of excellence, image, video and data processing and analysis and human-scale environmental modelling, closely combine multidisciplinary skills.

  • Permanent research staff (15)
  • Phd student (10)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (5)

PELAGIS Observatory

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Director: Florent Caurant, Jérôme Spitz

Discipline: Ecology

PELAGIS is a joint service unit (UMS 3462 La Rochelle Université – CNRS). It conducts observation and expertise programs on marine mammals and seabirds for their conservation

In addition, it manages the databases associated with these various research programs.

The link of the Observatory with the Centre de Biologie de Chizé (CEBC) facilitates research studies and development based on these monitoring data.

  • Permanent research staff (3)
  • Permanent technical assistant staff (4)
  • Non-permanent staff (post-doc, fixed-term contract…) (13)
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