The IAM Department

Research projects performed by the UMR INRAE/Lorraine University 1136 « Drapeau_francaisInteractions Arbres-Microorganismes » are dedicated to the biology and the ecology of the interactions between microorganisms and forest trees.

The ultimate goals of these projects are to improve our knowledge and our understanding of the interactions that take place between trees, fungi and bacteria, and that contribute to the sustainable functioning of forest ecosystems.

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The Department headed by S. Duplessis is organized into three teams:

and is supported by technical platforms

The three teams are geographically located on 2 sites:

The SR team is located on Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy.
Université de Lorraine
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
boulevard des aiguillettes
54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy – FRANCE

The EI and EP teams are located on Champenoux.
Centre INRAE Grand Est Nancy
Route d’Amance
54280 Champenoux – FRANCE


IAM is member of the Lab of Excellence for Advanced Research on the Biology of TRee and Forest Ecosystems (ARBRE)


credit : IAM logo designed by Mark Perring