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Metatron, nature in cages

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  00:15:00  2013  Color  Sound

Metatron is a unique experimental instrument in the world. Located at the CNRS Experimental Ecology Station in Moulis in the Ariège department, France, it is used to investigate the evolution of species in response to climate change. Jean Clobert, the station's director, and several of its researchers explain the experiments currently carried out in this research centre.
Established in an estate of some 10 acres, it includes 48 cages of about 120 sq. yards each, which are interconnected by 76 corridors. The climate in each cage is controlled remotely by a computer programme that changes the temperature, humidity or solar radiation by shading or watering. Through the study of animal models such as the lizard and the butterfly, this sophisticated setup makes it possible to observe the effects of climate variations on these species and their adaptation strategies to these changes.

Producer : CNRS Images
 
Author : GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
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Audiovisual processLive shots. Using photographs.
Live sounds and voice-over. Musics.
PersonnalitiesCLOBERT Jean(Station d'écologie expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR CNRS et MNHN); GUILLAUME Olivier(Station d'écologie expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR CNRS et MNHN); BAGUETTE Michel(Station d'écologie expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR CNRS et MNHN); COTE Julien(EDB, UMR CNRS, Univ. Toulouse 3 et Ecole nationale formation agronomique, Toulouse); BESTION Elvire(Station d'écologie expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR CNRS et MNHN); LEGRAND Delphine(Station d'écologie expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR CNRS et MNHN)
NotesEDB : Evolution et diversité biologique.
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Number4034
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportXDCam EX
VersionFrench
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
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