It has 6 research teams divided into 3 scientific axes and includes a transversal axis, conceptual and methodological, based on activities of animation, teaching and training in research.
UMR PALOC is present on every continent and works in partnership in the South as in the North. As such, it cooperates with some thirty associate members.
The UMR is attached to the Museum's Doctoral School and participates in the courses of the Master "Museology, Sciences, Cultures and Societies" and the Master "Environment, Development, Territories and Societies".
The PALOC researchers supervise around twenty PhD students of various nationalities.
Institutional affiliations IRD-MNHN