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Welcome to the GEEFT website

The training and research group for the Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests (Gestion Environnementale des Écosystèmes et Forêts Tropicales - GEEFT) was formed in 1980 and previously known as the Rural and Tropical Forestry Department (Departement Foresterie Rurale et Tropicale) of the School of Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (École Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et Forêts - ENGREF). In January 2007 ENGREF became part of the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food, and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech). The group has trained more than 700 managers qualified in tropical forestry and the management of tropical forestry ecosystems. The permanent team is based in Montpellier, and includes three researchers/professors, an engineer, and an assistant. Several doctoral students are integrated too, and the group has a solid network of partner institutions.

Three course contents are proposed (see also section inscriptions, scholarships).

  • Master (second year) : Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests / Rural and tropical Forestry.
  • Post Master : Forests, Nature, and Society (option Management, Nature, and Society).
  • Doctorate : Doctoral thesis.

The group is also developing important research programs on the management of tropical ecosystems with various institutional partners.

The group is attached to the Economic, Social and Management Sciences department of Agroparistech, the training and research division Economy, Management, and Public Policies.