© Photo : Jérémie SOLERE. 2021
Spatial planning and economic development have a lasting impact on biodiversity. To mitigate these effects, numerous measures are taken at both political and industrial levels. However, there is a lack of scientific evaluation of the impact of these measures. Industrial port zones are a perfect illustration of these issues. Located in geographical areas where biodiversity is at stake, they are also under threat from climate change and water resources. In this thesis project, we aim to study the joint effects of anthropogenic, climatic and hydrological pressures on biodiversity. We will seek to understand the mechanisms that explain the evolution of biodiversity in such a context. By proposing new environmental performance indicators, the ultimate aim will be to produce a tool for the banking and valorization of data produced within the framework of impact and monitoring studies, in order to improve the management of these highly constrained territories.
Key words: Biodiversity management. Compensatory measures. Performance indicators. Hydrology. Watershed. Water resources. Global change. Coastal zones. Port industry.