Research Projects

All projects are awarded support funding from the annual call for proposals (CFP).
Reports are listed below in alphabetical order. Full reports available via new links.

  • BRIDGE: Biomass Removal Impact on Soil Diversity, Geochemistry and Tree Ecophysiology (CFP 2015) – Report
  • EVAQBT2: Investigation, Identification and Characterization of the Effects of the Natural Variability of the Forest Resource for Optimizing the Quality of Thermally Treated Wood (CFP 2012, 2013) – Report
  • EWOC-Biosensor: Development of a New Tool for the Detection of Early Wood Decay (CFP 2013) – Report
  • INABACT: Impact of Nutrient Availability on the Diversity, Function and Functioning of the Forest Soil Bacterial Communities: Insights from the Soil Succession of the Forest Experimental Site of Montiers-sur-Saulx (CFP 2014)
  • INTEGRRust: Molecular Bases of the R-Avr Interaction in the Model Forest Pathosystem Populus-Melampsora through an Integrative Biology Approach (CFP 2013) – Report
  • MEPiB-Death: Morphological and Ecophysiological Processes Leading to Beech Tree Death (CFP 2013) – Report
  • QLSPIMS: Quantum Leap for Soil-plant Interaction Models (CFP 2012)
  • SYMWOOD: Comparative Genomics and Biochemistry of Symbiosis and Wood decay mechanisms in Fungi (CFP 2012) – Report
  • WADE: Wood Acclimation to Disturbed Environments (CFP 2012) – Report
  • WOHTOC: Wood Heat Treatment, Optimisation and Control (CFP 2015) – Report

  • ASCOTUBE: In vitro and in situ Unraveling Truffle Sexual Reproduction Using Ascobolus immersus as a Test Tube Model (CFP 2016)_  Report
  • BAFES: Biomass Harvest and Ash Recycling: Impacts on Forest Ecosystem Services Values (CFP 2016) – Report
  • BARK-TAN-BIO: Within- and between- tree Biodiversity of Softwood Bark Tannins (CFP 2017) – Report
  • BEETWIND: Acclimation of Beech Trees to Change in Wind Mechanical Stress Following Thinning (CFP 2018) – Report
  • BLACKSECRET: The Role of Effector-like Small Secreted Proteins (SSP) in the Formation and Functioning of Cenococcum geophilum Ectomycorrhizas (ECM) (CFP 2015) – Report
  • BRAWO: Fate of Lignin Altered by Brown Rot And White Rot Fungi (CFP 2018) – Report
  • CHM-ERA: Photogrammetric Canopy Height Models to Enhance Forest Resource Assessment (CFP 2016) – Report
  • CLIMATRUF: Improving Water Management and Effect of Cultural Techniques on Soil Truffle Mycelium, Truffle Production and Soil Water Balance: Pilot Experiences toward Adaptation of Truffle Orchards to Climate Variations (CFP 2014) – Report
  • COHABIT: Controlling Hormonal Balance in Mutualistic Interactions between Trees and Fungi (CFP 2016) – Report
  • EFFECTO3-FLUX: Impact de l’ozone et de la sécheresse sur l’allocation du carbone chez le peuplier: conséquences pour la croissance et la production de biomasse ligneuse (CFP 2017) – Report
  • ERESY: Elucidating the Role(s) of Effector-like Proteins in the Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis (CFP 2015) – Report
  • EST: Exploring Symbiotic Genomes and Transcriptomes (CFP 2014) – Report
  • GeMM: Genomic, Microbiological and Geochemical Characterization of Mineralosphere (CFP 2018)
  • GENTRHI: Interplay between Lateral Gene Transfer in Bacteria and Rhizosphere Functioning (CFP 2018) – Report
  • GRECOFORCC: Assessing the Growth of Main European Coniferous Tree Species under a Warmer Climate Regime (CFP 2016) – Report
  • HFPL: Assessment of the Forest History of the Lorraine Plateau (CFP 2017) – Report
  • INTERDROUGHT: Tree Species Interactions under Soil Drought Conditions (CFP 2015) – Report
  • METOX: Unravelling New Metal- or Redox-dependent Proteins and Processes in Plants (CFP 2016) – Report
  • NanoSteamEx: Production of Microfibrillated Cellulose by a Steam Explosion Process (CFP 2018)
  • OZMYC: Impact of Abiotic Stress (Ozone, drought) on Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis and Role of Ectomycorrhization on Tree Responses (CFP 2018) – Report
  • QUALIDAR: Estimating the Quality of Roundwood and Tree Trunks Using LiDAR (CFP 2014) – Report
  • RESEL: Risk Aversion, Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services Provisioning and Deforestation in Multifunctional Landscape (CFP 2017) – Report
  • RootMIX: Are Positive Diversity-production Relationships Mediated by Root Interactions? A Study with Different Forest Mixtures (CFP 2014) – Report
  • ROOTUP: Root Water Uptake in Ecosystem Models Constrained by Water Isotopes and Chloride Concentrations (CFP 2017) – Report
  • SAP-ONF: La gestion du changement dans les organisations publiques complexes: l’approche de la stratégie comme pratique dans le cas du Contrat d’Objectifs et de Performance 2016-2020 de l’Office National des Forêts (CFP 2017) – Report
  • SEXSO: Sex as a Driving Force for Microbial Community Evolution in Forest Soil (CFP 2015) – Report
  • SSPWood: Functional Characterization of Fungal Small Secreted Proteins in Relation to Wood Degradation (CFP 2014) – Report
  • SULPRO: Developing New Optogenetic Redox Biosensors for Sulfur Compounds (CFP 2018)
  • UPTRANS: Upscaling of Anatomical, Physiological and Molecular Determinisms of Transpiration at Wood and Leaf Levels in Poplar Trees Subjected to Water Stress (CFP 2015) – Report
  • VALBEECH: Valorizing Beech Wood through Innovative and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Modification Treatments (CFP 2016) – Report
  • WOODISOTOP: Unravelling the Influence of Environment and Development on Intra-annual Dynamics of Wood Formation and Resulting Tree-ring Structure and Isotope Ratios (CFP 2017) – Report

  • ADFORIX: Adaptation to Climate Change: Forest Owners’ Risk Attitude and Perception (CFP 2016) – Report
  • AGRO-TCR: Establishment of an Agro-forestry Instrumented Site in Champenoux, France: to Optimize Productivity and Sustainability of Intensive Cropping Systems through Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation (CFP 2013) – Report
  • BACTOTRUF: Functional Characterization of Bacterial Communities of the Black Truffle Tuber Melanosporum along its Life Cycle (CFP 2014) – Report
  • BENCHAFOR: Benchmarking Applied to Forest Cockchafer Ecology to Ensure Regeneration in a Context of Forest Health Crises (CFP 2018) – Report
  • BILEUROPE: Soil Properties from Geographic Databases: A Prerequisite for Soil Water Balance Mapping in European Forests (CFP 2016) – Report
  • BIOPOLYMOS: Fractionation and Characterization of Fungal and Tree Biopolymers during Forest MOS Degradation (CFP 2017) – Report
  • Bioval: Bioclimatic Modelling of Steep-sided Valleys in Northeastern France (CFP 2018)
  • ChemXtraMat: Chemical-modified Polyphenolic Wood-extract for Eco-friendly Materials (CFP 2018)
  • CHIBEE: Dendroecological Study of Cedar Forests in Mount Lebanon (CFP 2018)
  • COMICSOFT: Towards the understanding of microbial dialogues within forest soil ecosystems: study of the metabolic exchanges between Streptomyces and Pseudomonas (CFP 2012) – Report
  • DETPOP: Detoxification Responses of Poplar under Oxidative Stress Induced by Drought or Ozone: Focus on the Role of Glutathione Metabolism (CFP 2012) – Report
  • DIGITAL-FRA: Use of Digital Canopy Height Models to Improved Forest Resource Assessments at the Local and Regional level (CFP 2014) – Report
  • DIVBACTO: Characterisation of the Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Bacterial Communities Isolated from Heartwood and Sapwood of Decaying Oak (CFP 2017) – Report
  • DOPALEP: Development of Shared Tools for Quality Aleppo Pine Forestry (CFP 2016) – Report
  • DROVER: Does Lower Drought Exposure Explain Overyielding in Fagus sylvaticaPinus sylvestris Mixtures across Europe? (CFP 2015) – Report
  • EFFECTER: Looking for Effector Symbiosis-related Proteins in the Ericoid Endomycorrhizal Fungus Oidiodendron maius (CFP 2013) – Report
  • EIFFEL: Experimental Initiative for the Future of Forest Ecosystems in France (CFP 2015)
  • FEM-FIRE: Finite Element Modeling for Fire Resistance of Timber Composite Panels (CFP 2016) – Report
  • FERPAR: Identification of Plant Ferredoxin Protein Partners (CFP 2016) – Report
  • FORECOST: The Provision of Forest Ecosystem Services: A Dual Cost Approach (CFP 2015) – Report
  • FOREST-TRIP: Forestry Policies Design for under Climate Change: Improving Time and Risk Preferences Measures (CFP 2017) – Report
  • FORMANCLIM: New Tools for Site Classification and Tree Species Selection – Application to Forest Management in the Context of Climate Change (CFP 2016)
  • FORMES: Efficient Forest Management Strategies for Ecosystem Service Provision (CFP 2017) – Report
  • FORMOUV: Expomobile “Forests in Motion” (CFP 2015) – Report
  • FUNMINWOOD: Minerals in Wood: What is their Role in the Fungal Decay Process? (CFP 2015) – Report
  • GLUP: Carbohydrate Reserves of Poles (CFP 2015) – Report
  • GRECOR: Spatial Dynamics of Green Corridors: The Case of Forests in France (CFP 2012) – Report
  • ISABEX: Interactions between Saprotrophic Bacteria and the White-rot Phanerochaete chrysosporium in Presence of Wood Extractives (CFP 2016) – Report
  • LEAFLITTEROME: Molecular Ecology of Leaf Litter Decomposition (CFP 2013)  – Report
  • LEAFMAP: Long Term after-effects of Forest Management Practices (CFP 2014) – Report
  • L4REX: Looking for Phanerochaete chrysosporium Mutants Resistant to Extractives (CFP 2017)
  • MIX-ABIES: The Influence of Species Interactions on the Response of Abies alba‘s Water-use Efficiency to Extreme Drought Events (CFP 2014) – Report
  • MYCORWEAT: Experimental Characterization and Quantification of the Contribution of Biological Weathering from Mycorrhizal Fungi to Tree Nutrition by Isotopic Dilution (CFP 2017) – Report
  • NITROBEECH: How do Severe Drought and Defoliation Alter Nitrogen Cycle in Beech Trees? (CFP 2015) – Report
  • NUTRRESYM: Nutrient Signals in Forest Trees Regulating Root Growth and Ecto-mycorrhizae Symbiosis (CFP 2018)
  • PARaDIGM: Role of Poplar Defense Phytohormones in Controlling the Root Microbiome (CFP 2018) – Report
  • POP-FOAMS: Mechanical Performance Optimisation of Tannin-based Carbon Foams (CFP 2014) – Report
  • PopGST: Structure-function Analysis of Proteins Involved in Stress Resistance Mechanisms in the Model Tree Populus trichocarpa (CFP 2012) – Report
  • QUEDAD: Quantification of Economic Damages and Costs of Ash Dieback in France (CFP 2014) 
  • REMIX: Resilience of Mixed Beech-Scots Pine Forests to Climate Change (CFP 2014) – Report
  • ROOTEX: Transcription Factors Involved in the Orchestration of Root Growth (CFP 2012) – Report
  • SATIsFor: Characterize and Support Sustainable Adaptations in TerrItorial Forestry Systems (CFP 2018) – Report
  • SCAN-COMP: Linking Crown Plasticity to Tree Growth Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning under a Gradient of Competition Conditions (CFP 2016)
  • TreeD: Transpiration efficiency using 3D canopy structure (CFP 2018) – Report
  • UPPMR: Use of Physcomitrella Patens to Generate Mutants of the Redox Systems (CFP 2014) – Report
  • WaterUnWood: Free Water Migration within Unsaturated Wood (CFP 2018) – Report
  • WatFluX: Understanding Water Flux in the Xylem, from Seasonal Dynamics to Long-term Variations, from Xylem Cell Maturation to Forest Ecosystems (CFP 2018)
  • WIND-IN-WOOD: Interspecific Diversity of Wind Resistance Strategies among Temperate Tree Species – What is the Role of Radial Variations of Wood Material Properties in Different Tree Organs? (CFP 2015) – Report
  • WOGRAFTAN: Water Impervious Oil-grafted Tannin Foams (CFP 2015)
  • WOOD-EP-N2: Wood Composition of Eucalyptus and Poplar from Pure and Mixed Plantations (CFP 2014) – Report
  • WOODFORMS: Wood Formation Mechanisms under Stress (CFP 2013) – Report