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Project CastaCorse

Major mode - Ethnoecology of an insular Mediterranean arboriculture: chestnut groves in Corsica.

Update coming soon…

This project proposes to document and analyze this singular arboriculture of the chestnut tree (Castanea sativa Mill.) on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. It sets up a multi-sited exploration and analysis of the history of chestnut groves and the chestnut tree on the scale of the territory of Corsica, the related cultural practices, its genetic diversity and the associated biodiversity, in an interdisciplinary approach, integrating ethnoecology, ecology and history.

- Project start: September 1, 2022.

- CNRS PhD student: Dora Bellache
co-supervision by:
- Vincent Battesti (CNRS),
- Franck Richard (University of Montpellier),
- Denis Jouffroy (University of Corsica).

- Partner: National Botanical Conservatory of Corsica (CBNC - Conservatoire botanique national de Corse).
- Financement: Cullettività di Corsica/ Collectivité de Corse.


“A denaturing orchard”: Ethnoecological approach of the chestnut groves of the Orezza valley (Castagniccia, Corsica)

Friday 27 November 2020 - Doria Bellache

Master thesis 2nd year, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, by Doria Bellache (dir. Vincent Battesti)


Other websites
vbat - anthropoasis - - Vincent Battesti