Introductory Field Session M2


This week combines theoretical and practical multidisciplinary teaching in a field setting, providing a common basis in the subjects of the M2 to the advancing students of the various Master’s programmes. This is also a great opportunity to foster group cohesion and exchange between students coming from different fields. Field trips, driven by teacher-researchers and environmental management professionals, educate students about the main local environmental issues.

Learning Objectives:

Theoretical learning outcomes:
• Developing or acquiring knowledge about functional and evolutionary ecology, paleoecology, and archaeology.

Technical learning outcomes:
• Developing research questions and related protocols to answer a multidisciplinary problem.
• Acquiring data in the field.
• Analysing and interpreting data.
• Presenting orally (in a group) in english the steps of a scientific approach and results obtained.


Basic knowledge of Ecology and Biodiversity, of taxonomy and fauna and flora inventory methods, and of the implementation of a study protocol.


An oral presentation, by group, of the practical works and potential results obtained, leading to a grade per group (possibly modified according to the participation of each student during the jury’s questions).