LTSER Zone Atelier Loire - France

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Site Name
LTSER Zone Atelier Loire
Short name
ZAL
Country
France
Site Description
The LTSER Zone Atelier Loire belongs to LTER-France network. The ZAL studies the Loire River basin (127 000 km2) on a long term scale (-15000 years until today). It focuses on the functionning of the hydrosystem, the human societies living there and on the co-evolution hydrosystem – society. The LTSER hosts several study sites subjected to measurement or data collection campaigns during work involving different disciplines as well as managers around a key question. The Maine watershed site is a large area to study dynamics of a low-energy river draining a 22,000 km² basin. The Louroux (Indre-et-Loire) site includes operation of an agricultural catchment area (24 km²). The bog of la Guette (Cher, Sologne, 25 ha) is an instrumented site to follow the rehabilitation of eco-hydrological services (storage of carbon, hydrology, biodiversity). Mareau-aux-prés islands (Loiret, St-Mesmin, 13 ha) is a site subjected to river dynamics which allows to understand the impacts of works carried out in the dyked bed and dynamics of the landscapes.
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2020-10-12 08:10:00

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Photos
View of Montsoreau, traditional inland waterway at the Vienne and Loire river confluence (photo by Mathieu Bonnefond)

View of Montsoreau, traditional inland waterway at the Vienne and Loire river confluence (photo by Mathieu Bonnefond)

Joint visit of Mareau-aux-Prés islands to favor discussion between researchers and local actors (photo by M. Bonnefond)..

Joint visit of Mareau-aux-Prés islands to favor discussion between researchers and local actors (photo by M. Bonnefond)..

Allier River (photo by I. Till-Bottraud)

Allier River (photo by I. Till-Bottraud)

Vegetation sampling campaign on the bnaks of Loire in the city of Blois (photo by L. Voisin)

Vegetation sampling campaign on the bnaks of Loire in the city of Blois (photo by L. Voisin)

Geographic
Size
353179.00ha
Elevation (average)
107.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
1550.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (LTER_EU_FR_008)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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