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

2nd Meeting in Toulouse, France

Yesterday, started at Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) the second meeting of the INFRAGECO-BiodivERsA project. During the next days, researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência – IGC, Institute of Zoology from the University of Veterinary Medicine (Hannover, Germany), Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique from Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), and the Institut de Mathématiques from … More 2nd Meeting in Toulouse, France

“Team Radespiel” Back From the Field

Team Radespiel has returned from 6 months in Madagascar as of November 2017. Overall, the first season of the project was very successful and we are all very happy with the results. We captured or sampled many species during our time in Ambanjabe, Ankarafantsika National Park including sifaka, sportive lemurs, and mouse lemurs as well … More “Team Radespiel” Back From the Field

Distinguishing structure from panmixia: Simona Grusea submitted our latest article to Theoretical Population Biology

The IICR (inverse instantaneous coalescence rate) is time- and sample-dependent parameter that was originally introduced by Olivier Mazet in an article published in 2016 in Heredity. Imagine that you have two haploid genomes, one question a population geneticist would ask is “what could I say with so much genomic data about the demographic history of … More Distinguishing structure from panmixia: Simona Grusea submitted our latest article to Theoretical Population Biology