Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station


Master M2 Economy and Ecology

The SETE is also involved in teaching in collaboration with the Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse ( ) and the SEVAB Doctoral School ( ) 

Since 2017, the SETE, the faculty of economy of Toulouse (TSE) and the laboratory Evolution & Biological Diversity (EDB) of the University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier have united to propose a program of Master M2 Economy and Ecology (ECY2).

This 2nd year Pluridisciplinary Master offers students a unique opportunity to study advanced methods in economics and ecology, allowing them to analyse various environmental issues with an integrated approach. 

The unique skills acquired during this 2nd year Master will place students in an excellent position to work in any public or private organisation seeking to evaluate the ecological and economic consequences of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Master TULIP-GS Functional Biology & Ecology

SETE researchers are also involved in the Functional Biology & Ecology Master’s program at TULIP – Graduate School (TULIP-GS).  This master, entirely in English, is open internationally. The training allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge in functional biology, ecology and evolution in order to develop research projects at the interface between these disciplines. An essential aspect of this Master is the strong immersion of students in the laboratory from the M1, through long-term internships and project learning.  Many researchers are involved in training, as lecturers or tutors. From the second year of the Master, international researchers are invited. 


The SETE regularly welcomes high-school, secondary school and master students for short or long-term internships.

Training for the Scientific Use of Animals

The Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station (SETE) is involved in the practical teaching part of the training for the scientific use of animals of non-hosted wildlife (UAFS FSNH).

Since 2017, the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS), have joined forces to offer initial and regulatory training to anyone working with wildlife without keeping in captivity and in a scientific setting.

This training concerns a variety of species (all vertebrates and cephalopods) and provides the regulatory and technical skills, as well as the necessary knowledge, to carry out scientific studies in the respect of animal ethics and of actual legislation (Directive 2010/63 / EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes).

This training is divided into two distinct modules:

- The first (theoretical) module is delivered at the MNHN in Paris, it addresses the French and European regulations, the concept of 3R in experimentation (Reduce, Refine, Replace), the reinforcement of knowledge in anatomy, physiology, ecology and animal ethology, and tools to help implement alternative methods.

The second (practical) module consists of theoretical reminders as well as courses and workshops adapted to each group (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). In order to cover all target groups, the practical module is carried out in two CNRS field stations: a part of the workshops specific to mammals, birds, amphibians (only anurans) and reptiles (only turtles and snakes) are given at the Center for Biological Studies of Chizé (CEBC) and the other part of the workshops specific to amphibians (only urodels) and reptiles (only lizards) are provided at the SETE.


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