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The institute

The Chrono-environment laboratory, attached to the University of Franche-Comté, is a joint research unit (UMR) under the supervision of the CNRS (three of its institutes - INEE, INSHS and INSU) and UBFC. It is a member of the MSHE Ledoux and the OSU THETA and is associated with the Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (INRAP), the Ministry of Culture and the CEA.

Our laboratory brings together all the skills needed to meet the challenges raised by the urgent need to manage resources and safeguard biodiversity on a sustainable basis for the development of human populations. As such, we have chosen to build our project around the objectives of the international Future Earth initiative, which promotes the acquisition of the knowledge required for sustainable planetary development, by supporting actions aimed at observing, understanding and predicting the processes at play within the biogeosphere, human-land-environment interactions over the long term, and past, present and future environmental, ecotoxicological and epidemiological issues.
The coexistence in the laboratory of skills in life sciences, universal sciences, health sciences, physical and chemical sciences, human sciences and mathematics is, to our knowledge, unique at the national level. The policy of animation around scientific projects and an operation without disciplinary teams make it possible to federate a significant part of the researchers of the unit, all disciplines included, around common themes and projects, and thus to lead to great interdisciplinary actions.

The Chrono-environment laboratory UMR 6249 CNRS-UBFC was created on 1 January 2008 by the merger of UMR 6565 Chrono-ecology, EA 3184 UsC INRA Environmental Biology Laboratory, EA 2642 Geosciences, part of EA 2276 Health and Rural Environment of Franche-Comté and EA 3186 Physiopathology and Epidemiology of Resistance to Anti-Infectives.
In 2012, the Laboratory of Chemistry-Physics and Radiation - Alain-Chambaudet (LCPR-AC), UMR CEA E4 as well as the IRMA group (Informatics & Radiation Physics for Medical Applications) of the UMR CNRS 6174 FEMTO-ST joined Chrono-environnement.

In 2023, the Chrono-environnement laboratory will have approximately 290 staff members, including 70 PhD and post-doctoral students. The common concept that links all these members is the understanding of present and past interactions between man and the environment in order to predict and prevent the consequences of global change

The research developed gives rise to an adapted training offer (Masters ASA, EDGE, Health, Society, QuEST, CMI Applied Geology, Environmental Management and Risk Management-, Master SHS specialty Archeology, cultures, territories, environment).