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
All photos: © Jordi Salmona
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
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
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)