A total of five INFRAGECO members presented talks outside the organized INFRAGECO symposium and all addressed important questions at the heart of the INFRAGECO project. Lounès Chikhi presented the theoretical work done in collaboration with the team of Olivier Mazet, on the analysis of genomic data with models incorporating structure. He showed some preliminary results … More Presentations by INFRAGECO team members at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation annual meeting, Madagascar
The INFRAGECO team was present at the annual ATBC (Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation) meeting in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Ute Radespiel organised with the help of Guillaume Besnard and Lounes Chikhi a symposium entitled “The challenge of connectivity in a fragmented world – insights from Malagasy Forests”. Co-organized by three and co-chaired by two of … More INFRAGECO symposium on connectivity at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation annual meeting in Madagascar
Last week, the INFRAGECO team was in Antananarivo (Madagascar) participating to the 3rd International Mouse Lemur Workshop. The meeting was organized by Mention Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale (MZBA), Faculté des Sciences in Ankatso. The main goal of the workshop was to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information related to the biology (ecology, physiology and … More International Mouse Lemur Workshop
The third INFRAGECO – BiodivERsA meeting is currently taking place in Hannover (Germany). During the first day, the presentations focused on the field work that had been carried out in 2018 and on the communication activities with schools, NGOs, officials entities, etc. And the training of students. During the second day, the talks concentrated more … More Third INFRAGECO – BiodivERsA Meeting, Hannover
The complete Radespiel team is back from the field and already working hard on analysing their data. PhD students Malcolm Ramsay and Frederik Kiene returned from Madagascar in November 2018, while PhD student Bertrand Andriatsitohaina arrived in Hannover, Germany in January 2019. The team spent a total of six months in Madagascar in 2018 and … More Team Radespiel Finished Fieldwork!
After the return of Barbara Le Pors to Lisbon, the Malagasy team is still very active. Emmanuel Rasolondraibe, in particular has kept the Conservation spirit alive and has been visiting schools to speak to children, teenagers and teachers about the importance of biodiversity, lemurs, and Malagasy environments. Based in Mahajanga in the West of Madagascar, … More Communication activities of the Chikhi team continues in Madagascar!
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
Last week, on Thursday 22 November 2018, the Chikhi team led by Barbara Le Pors met with Master students from Antananarivo University. The aim of this meeting was to share knowledge on cartography and GIS tools. The meeting was a great success with as many as twenty Master students who came for this open and … More Exchange with Antananarivo University
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
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