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Presentation of the UMR CARRTEL research unit

Presentation of the UMR CARRTEL research unit
The TCC collection is located at Thonon-les-Bains, and is maintained by the UMR CARRTEL.

The INRA Lake Hydrobiology Unit at Thonon-les-Bains has been working for several decades on the ecology of subalpine lakes. Its research initially focused on the consequences of eutrophication on the lake ecosystem. In the early 1980s, in response to society's demands, the Unit's work was extended to include first phosphorus transfers in watersheds and then fish population dynamics. Finally, in 1998, a group was formed to study the ecotoxicology of photosynthetic microorganisms and the proliferation of cyanobacteria. On the 1st of January 1999, this Unit became a Joint Research Unit (known by the acronym CARRTEL – Centre Alpin de Recherche sur les Réseaux Trophiques et Ecosystèmes Lacustres – Alpine Center for Research on Lake Ecosystems and Food Webs) associated with an aquatic microbiology laboratory at Savoy University (Chambéry). In 2003, the Soil Science Laboratory at Savoy University became a part of CARRTEL.