Thematic Research Network on Environments and Diversity


The RTR MiDi is funded by the Centre-Val de Loire Region and brings together 31 research units and 13 institutional partners, associations and managers involved in the study of natural resources and environment-biodiversity-society interactions. This interdisciplinary network brings together researchers and teacher-researchers in the life sciences, geosciences and human and social sciences, working on socio-environmental issues in 4 areas of study: water, forests, cities and soils, based on 3 lines of research (Dynamics of natural resources under global change; Mechanisms of adaptation of living organisms to environmental variations; Technical and social engineering of environments and biodiversity).

The main aim of the network is to bring together researchers and other players in the Centre Val de Loire region, in order to develop scientific collaborations and support their activities (submission of international projects and activities, organization of conferences and seminars, etc.).


  • Support and organization of scientific events (e.g. theme days, study days, seminars, colloquia…)
  • Support for the submission of regional and national projects and assistance in setting up international projects (i.e. administrative assistance, drafting of specific sections and translations, travel and setting up consortia).
  • Support and organization of activities dedicated to doctoral students and young researchers (thematic schools, workshops, etc.).

Implications and links with Sycomore

The RTR MiDi has been involved in the preparation of the ARD file and is monitoring the training action. The RTR MiDi and Sycomore are also collaborating on the organization of seminars and training activities related to the forest.