The Hydrobiology Pôle
Since 1977, the Hydrobiology station has been located on the historical windmill site of lbarron, in the St Pée sur Nivelle area of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region. Its previous location was the Atalaye plateau in Biarritz.
The research station mainly focuses on fish, aquatic resources and environment.
Our approach is two-fold :
- We study the nutritional and genomic physiology of aquatic species produced by agricultural systems as well as candidate species for breeding (NuMeA lab).
- We study natural fish populations in their ecosystems, focusing on behavioural ecology, population genetics and dynamics (ECOBIOP lab, in association with Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour).
© INRA - G. Choubert
© INRA - E. Beall
The station controls a number of installations including 5 experimental sites. It has 53 permanent INRA staff members, receives around 40 training students each year and participates in various teaching courses. In addition to the two scientific labs, a third team provides technical and administrative support.
The station is administratively attached to the Centre INRA de Bordeaux-Aquitaine (Bordeaux Aquitaine Research Center) and is scientifically related to two scientific departments (PHASE and EFPA) of INRA.