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Eight millennia of changes in domestic plants and animals: understanding local adaptation under socio-economic and climatic fluctuations

Project description

A deeper look at plant and animal domestication in the past

Named after the Greek goddess of harvest, grain and fertility, the EU-funded DEMETER project will investigate crop and breed evolution from the Neolithic to the present. It will trace how societies influenced domestic crops and animals under different farming and environmental regimes and socio-economic contexts. Specifically, the project will find out how and why the diversity of domestic forms evolved and led to the large number of breeds and varieties that exist today. It will also determine how this diversity allowed societies to adapt to the environmental and socio-economic changes that occurred repeatedly since the onset of agriculture. The project’s findings will shed light on the regional synthesis of the links between domesticates and humans over the last eight millennia.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 447 800,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 447 800,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00