Dynafor's research is structured around two scientific axes. The first focuses on spatial representations and the ecological functioning of agri-forestry landscapes. The second focuses on the management and governance of agri-forestry landscapes. These two axes correspond to cross views on the central object of study in the Dynafor unit project, which is the socio-ecological landscape.
This two-pronged structure is intended to 1) strengthen interdisciplinarity between all the disciplines within the unit (remote sensing-modelling, ecology-social sciences); and 2) facilitate integration between the approaches traditionally carried out in agricultural and forestry environments, whether in terms of concepts, methods or partnerships.
The interdisciplinary scientific activities carried out within these two axes are complementary to the disciplinary scientific activities carried out within the unit's disciplinary groups (landscape ecology, remote sensing, social sciences, environmental genomics) as well as during the weekly seminars called Retours du Jeudi.
The axes have only a scientific animation role, unlike teams that would also have an administrative role (management of personnel, budget, etc.) or a technical role (calendar of field activities, design and maintenance of information systems). All members of the unit, both permanent and non-permanent, have the opportunity to participate and contribute to one or both axes.