Field mission of the Chikhi team ends

The field mission of the Chikhi team is now finished with the return of Barbara Le Pors in Lisbon. Barbara arrived yesterday afternoon in Lisbon and brought with her a few thousands samples of plants (mainly Noronhia) and tens of tissue or faecal samples from mouse lemurs (Microcebus), endemic (Eliurus) and invasive (Rattus) rodents, reptiles … More Field mission of the Chikhi team ends

New paper about demographic inference in structured populations

It is already online ! Our new paper about demographic inference in structured population just appeared online in the journal Heredity. The INFRAGECO project is about habitat loss and fragmentation and therefore on population structure and changes in population structure. In this article we extend the seminal work of Herbots (1994) on the structured coalescent … More New paper about demographic inference in structured populations

Awareness on Madagascar primate biodiversity – Communication activities of the Chikhi team during the 2018 field work season

The INFRAGECO (inference, fragmentation, genomics and conservation) project aims at understanding the origins and long-term consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation in Madagascar. To do that research activities are carried out in different regions of Madagascar and on different species. At the same time the field work teams are constantly in contact with local guides, … More Awareness on Madagascar primate biodiversity – Communication activities of the Chikhi team during the 2018 field work season

News from the Team Radespiel – second field mission in 2018 successfully completed

On the 14th June, Team Radespiel set off to the village of Mariarano to conduct the next block of field work again in collaboration with the British organization Operation Wallacea – short OpWall.  The OpWall camp is very different to our “normal” field situation. In the peak period we have been living in a vast … More News from the Team Radespiel – second field mission in 2018 successfully completed

First Field Mission 2018 – Team Chikhi

Team Chikhi concluded its first mission of 2018 in North Eastern Madagascar, visiting and assessing the biological diversity of several forest fragments. The study region is located west of Sambava, where the few remaining forest fragments have yet to be explored. Along the way, our fieldwork team traversed kilometres of difficult roads, crossed rivers, climbed … More First Field Mission 2018 – Team Chikhi

Visit of PI Ute Radespiel to forest fragments in the Mariarano region (June 2018)

PI Ute Radespiel just visited her team in northwestern Madagascar, where they currently study the mouse lemur and small rodent populations inhabiting the remaining forest fragments of dry deciduous and riverine forest in the Mariarano region. It is the beginning of the second big field season as part of the INFRAGECO research activities. She found … More Visit of PI Ute Radespiel to forest fragments in the Mariarano region (June 2018)

IUCN Red List meeting in Antananarivo, Madagascar

During this week, our colleagues Gabriele Sgarlata and Barbara Le Pors from PCG -IGC (Portugal) are present at the IUCN Red List meeting in Antananarivo (Madagascar). The objective of this workshop is to assess and re-evaluate the status of the different lemur species and to create an action plan for their survival. More information about the … More IUCN Red List meeting in Antananarivo, Madagascar