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The Biological Systems Department conducts research on the living world, its characterization and its exploitation.
It covers the diversity, biology and functioning of organisms and the relations between them and with their environment
It works on a genome, cell, organism and population level, centring its research on the interactions between genotypes and with their environment, drawing upon concepts and tools from the fields of genomics, molecular physiology, statistics, genetics, epidemiology and ecophysiology. Its research associates analysis and modelling, for a clearer understanding of biological systems
Daniel Barthélémy is a botanist specializing in tropical plants and plant architecture, with a PhD in biology and plant ecology. He joined CIRAD in 1989, moving to INRA from 1993 to 2010 and working with UMR AMAP (Botany and Modelling of Plant Architecture and Vegetation), where he was Deputy Head and then Head between 2001 and 2010. He has participated in over 40 national, European and international projects in partnership with more than 30 other countries. He is a member of several scientific, steering and assessment councils, committees and bodies.