Dataset : Phytomanagement - Thann (F-68)



Michel Chalot (2021): Phytomanagement - Thann (F-68). Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249). FR-18008901306731-2021-03-16-02

General metadata

Identifier : local : FR-18008901306731-2021-03-16-02
Description :
The experimental site of Thann is located in the valley of the Thur in Alsace (France) near the border with Germany and Switzerland, on a 15 ha-chemistry-based industrial complex. The Thann plant owned by the TRONOX company is one of the most important sites for TiO2 production in Europe and is the second-largest production facility in the world. The Ti extraction process generates tailings made of red gypsum from the neutralization and precipitation of effluents containing sulfuric acid, which is used to dissolve the metals contained in the ore. Red gypsum, a solid residue enriched with Fe, S and Mn, is stored on the Ochsenfeld landfill (Alsace, France), located on an 80-ha landfill 3 km away from the industrial complex. Experiments carried out at the site aim at:
1) establishing a flora inventory of a red gypsum-formed technosol located at the Ochsenfeld site in order to determine the main chemical drivers of the native vegetation that occurred after 10 years of inactivity
2) identifying a panel of woody species with phytoremediating capacities, either within a phytostabil-ization strategy (high productivity, low metal accumulation), or within a phytoextraction strategy (high productivity, high metal accumulation) (PROLIPHYT project)
3) characterizing the root microbial communities associated to Betula pendula, which is the pioneer colonising vegetation (PHYTOCHEM project)
Disciplines :
forestry (applied biology - ecology), mycology (applied biology - ecology), remote sensing (engineering science), cell biology (fundamental biology), microbiology (fundamental biology), engineering, environmental (sciences of the universe), environmental sciences (sciences of the universe)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : from Mar 2014 ongoing
Metadata record :
Creation : 16 Mar 2021
Update : 18 Mar 2021

Update periodicity : as needed
Language : French (fra)
Additional information :
Data produced as part of the Ph-D of:
- Cyril ZAPPELINI, doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), thesis director and Christophe GUYEUX, thesis co-director (PR)
- José ZAPATA CARBONELL doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), thesis director and Fabienne TATIN-FROUX, thesis co-director (MCF)
- Abdoulaye Mahamat MALABAD doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), thesis director and Julien PARELLE, thesis co-director (MCF)
Audience : University: master, Research, Stakeholder, Informal Education


Spatial coverage :

  • Ochsenfeld - Thann: latitude between 47° 48' 5" N and 47° 47' 20" N, longitude between 7° 7' 41" E and 7° 9' 4" E

Time coverage :

Taxonomic coverage :

  • Plantes, champignons, bactéries, insectes
    Bacteria (Bacteria), Fungus (Fungi), Plantae (Plant)
    Insecta (Insect)

Administrative metadata

Data creatorAffiliation
Michel ChalotChrono-environnement (FRA)
Cyril ZappeliniChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Lisa CiadamidaroChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
José Zapata CarbonellChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Julien ParelleChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Fabienne Tatin-FrouxChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Nicolas CarryChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Nicolas CapelliChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Christelle MoyenChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Christophe GuyeuxFEMTO-ST (FRA)project member
Vanessa Alvarez-LopezChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Damien BlaudezLIEC (FRA)project member
Jean-Michel ColinTronox (FRA)project member
Abdoulaye Mahamat MalabadChrono-environnement (FRA)project member
Publisher : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249)
Science contact : Michel Chalot website e-mail
Computing contact : Benoit Valot e-mail
Projects and funders :
Access : restricted
Access details :
To access the data, please contact the scientific data manager.

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Datatype : Dataset


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