The “Environmental Microbiology” group works on the study of the ecological and autoecological aspects of prokaryotes that thrive in natural environments through culture-independent methods (metagenomics, clone libraries, fluorescence microscopy…) as well as culture-dependent methods ( isolation, genomics, mass spectroscopy…). The group focuses its work mainly on aquatic habitats, marine and hypersaline environments, and is specialized in bacterial systematics and bioremediation of contaminated environments.