Scientific platforms

The work conducted on the different research axes benefits from scientific platforms that can also be shared with external partners.

Software platforms

  • CAPSIS is a platform for the development of forest growth dynamic models, which aims at building and assessing forest management scenarios for the needs of researchers, forest managers and students.
  • AMAPStudio is a software suite dedicated to the edition, visualization, exploration and multi-scale simulation of plant 3D architectural development at the scale of one individual or scenes of several individuals.
  • Other softwares
Contacts :
francois.de_coligny@cirad.fr (Capsis)
sebastien.griffon@cirad.fr (AMAPStudio)

Web-Based Platforms

  • OpenAMAPthèque is built on a web-based architecture which uses PHP/MySQL technology.
    The main functionalities of OpenAmapthèque are:
    Catalogue administration,
    Authority administration,
    Lending and reader management,
    Entries can be imported and exported in EndNote,
    Administration of periodicals,
    Administration of acquisitions...
Contacts : hatem.krit@cirad.fr

AMAP geoportal

AMAP geoportal is a database of georeferenced meta-data gathered during our research programs (satellite images, toposheets, thematic maps, LiDAR data, botanical data, etc.)

Contact : rainer.zaiss@ird.fr

Partcipatory botany (Pl@ntNet)

The Pl@ntNet consortium (members Cirad, INRA, Inria, IRD, Tela Botanica and Agropolis Fondation), has developed a collaborative platform for the collection, aggregation and sharing of data on plants. Its most visible component is a mobile software for plant identification Pl@ntNet-mobile.

Contact : contact@plantnet-project.org

Herbaria and collections

AMAP is responsible for the technical and scientific management of the IRD tropical herbaria in Cayenne (French Guiana, CAY) and Nouméa (New Caledonia, NOU), and is associated with the management of the Montpellier University herbarium (MPU).
Research in paleobotany also benefits from a collection of fossil plants.

Contacts :
sophie.gonzalez@ird.fr (CAY)
sandrine.isnard@ird.fr (NOU)
errol.vela@cirad.fr (MPU)
brigitte.meyer-berthaud@cirad.fr (paleobotanical collection)

Technical histology/biomechanics platform

The platform comprises technical equipment for living and fossil plant histology (microtomes, inclusion protocols), microscopes and image analysis systems, as well as equipment to perform mechanical trials on various types of biological material.

Contacts :
stephane.fourtier@cirad.fr (responsible for technical aspects)
nrowe@cirad.fr, caraglio@cirad.fr (responsible for scientific aspects)