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Interview : Value and limits of citizen science in biodiversity monitoring GOSSELIN, Marion ; GOSSELIN, Frédéric ; JULLIARD, Romain 2011 Lire le résumé

Citizen sciences are undergoing strong growth, a fact demonstrated by the session devoted to the topic at the 3rd French-language meetings on conservation biology (Le reveil du dodo III, 17-19 March 2009 in Montpellier) and the seminar titled Citizen science and biodiversity, held in Montpellier on 22-23 October 2009.
Marion and Frédéric Gosselin, engineer and researcher at Cemagref in Nogent-sur-Vernisson discuss the topic here with Romain Julliard, researcher at the MNHN bird-ringing project and who has managed a number of Vigie-Nature programmes requiring public participation (naturalists and amateurs) to collect the necessary data. The discussion successively addresses the history of citizen sciences, their advantages and limits, focussing on the assessment of biodiversity-conservation policies.

Conserving intraspecific biodiversity of forest trees in France and Europe COLLIN, Eric 2011 Lire le résumé
Using examples drawn from his work on elms and his experience as secretary of the Forest genetic resources commission, Éric Collin illustrates the issues and methods for the conservation of genetic diversity of forest trees in light of climate change.
From climate change to changes in agriculture, land and water at village level: a foresight approach in India van KLINK, Isabel ; RICHARD-FERROUDJI, Audrey ; VENKATASUBRAMANIAN, G. ; AUBRIOT, Olivia ; PRABHAKAR, Ignatius 2017 Lire le résumé

Agriculture in India is greatly concerned by adaptation issues as climate change is predicted to have a significant impact on cultural conditions and consequently on food safety. There has been a call for local measures to adapt to climate change and for the participation of local actors. In this context, we used a foresight study framework to discuss changes in agriculture, land and water with farmers in Sorapet (South India). This article presents: the method applied; the changes in this village within the past 10 years; and the three contradictory scenarios for 2040 as discussed with stakeholders. The foresight exercise produced an interesting setting for the dialogue between farmers and researchers which resulted in focusing on issues such as the attachment to agriculture. Participative foresight alongside local stakeholders, as in this study, is new in India.
This experience confirms the usefulness of the attachment approach in promoting alternatives. However, it has to be developed while further questioning its departure from local practices.