Training & Education

AMAP members are involved in education and training in:

  • Biology of organisms
  • Botany, ecology, statistics
  • Wood Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

Courses are given:

  • in Universities: University of Montpellier, Montpellier Sète Institute of Technology (IUT),
  • in top engineering schools: MontpelierSupAgro, AgroParisTech,
  • in the overseas territories: University of French Guiana, University of New Caledonia
  • abroad

Higher Education


AMAP members are involved in the educational direction of several training programmes at the University of Montpellier:


AMAP members are responsible for various courses at the University of Montpellier and the University of French Guiana, which offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees:
  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, University of Montpellier
    HLBE401 – Diversité des plantes à fleur (resp. Christine HEINZ - Thomas SILBERFELD )
    HLBE405– Diversité fonctionnelle< (resp. Guillaume PAPUGA - S. Coq)
    HLBE515 – Diversité morpho-anatomique des Angiospermes (resp. Christine HEINZ - Thomas SILBERFELD - J.-F. Terral)
    HLBE603 – Spermaphytes : phylogénie et floristique (resp. Christine HEINZ )
    HLBE608 – Architecture et Morphogenèse des plantes (resp. Christine HEINZ - Yves CARAGLIO )
    HLBE402 - Diversité et évolution des végétaux : algues et embryophytes (resp. Christine HEINZ )
    Assemblages d’espèces, écologie des communautés (resp. Guillaume PAPUGA )
    Découverte des activités naturaliste (resp. Guillaume PAPUGA - F. Richard)
    Biodivercity, introduction à l’étude de la biodiversité urbaine (resp. Guillaume PAPUGA - Thomas SILBERFELD - J.-F. Terral)
    Expertise naturaliste (resp. Guillaume PAPUGA )
  • Master's Degree in Biodiversity Ecology Evolution, University of Montpellier
    HMBE113 – Biodiversité végétale tropicale (resp. Jérôme MUNZINGER - L. Pascal - Pierre COUTERON )
    HMBE205 – Paléoenvironnements et écologie végétale (resp. Anne-Laure DECOMBEIX - V. Girard)
    HMBE297 – Semaine d’intégration Bioget (resp. Eric MARCON - Pierre COUTERON )
    HMBE299 – Préparation à la mobilité internationale(resp. Eric MARCON - Pierre COUTERON )
    HMBE323 – Ecole thématique plantes tropicales (resp. E. Marco- Pierre COUTERON )
    HMBE381 – Biologie de la conservation (resp. Guillaume PAPUGA - A. Charpentier - A. Rofdrigues)
    HMBE395 – Ecriture et communication scientifique (resp. Eric MARCON - Pierre COUTERON )
    HMBE399 – Caractérisation du fonctionnement des arbres tropicaux (resp. Yves CARAGLIO )
    HMBE3A4 – Gestion des arbres et des milieux forestiers (resp. Yves CARAGLIO )
  • Maste's DegreeTropical Forest Ecology, University of French Guiana
    Origine et maintien de la biodiversité (resp. Eric MARCON )
    Théories de l'Ecologie (resp. Eric MARCON )

PhD programme


AMAP lab is affiliated to the doctoral schools:

Each year, AMAP lab welcomes a number of trainees from various fields, mainly in the Life and Environmental Sciences and Digital Sciences.

Professional training


  • Plant architecture

    Training courses on tree architecture and tree diagnosis are organised each year for people from public/private environmental services/companies (General Council, Arborists, Climbers, and Experts).
    In France, requests come from local authorities or training organisations. Some of these training courses are organised on a yearly basis (Atelier de l'Arbre for more than fifteen years, Chateauneuf du Rhône Professional Training Centre for 6 years).
    Abroad, for nearly five years, at the request of arborist groups (Asociación Española de Arboricultura, Spain), training centres (Formazione 3D, Italy; Inverde, Belgium) or local authorities (Madrid, Brussels, Walloon Region), we have been involved in training courses on health diagnosis of the whole plant, stem and root, in partnership with Pousse Conseil compagny.

    Through these training courses, we obviously provide basic biological knowledge related to tree architecture and development, but also, and above all, operational tools for field practitioners and managers in order to assess the state of growth and the future of trees.

    Contact : Yves CARAGLIO 


  • Forest growth modelling with Capsis

    AMAP offers every year a Capsis training session intended for researchers who wish to integrate a new forest growth model into the platform unsing Capsis co-development methodology. It is also intended for researchers and engineers who need to work on the code of their models, particularly students (Master, PhD, Post-doc).
    The training session lasts two days and consists of lectures and tutorials. The first day is an introduction to programming in the fast and relatively complete Java language, and the second day is a detailed explanation on how to introduce a new model into the platform.
    This training is also regularly given as one-day individual sessions to accompany projects' start.

    Contact : François DE COLIGNY 


E-Learning