September 18th, 2015

The completion of the Life+ Cap DOM programme!

After five years of work, the Life+ Cap DOM programme, supported by the European Commission and…
August 31st, 2015

[Video] The STOC in French Guiana

Since 2012, GEPOG has been running a STOC (point count) survey in French Guiana, along with the…
August 25th, 2015

[Video] SEOR: a look back over the five years of the programme

A few weeks before the end of the Life+ Cap DOM programme, François-Xavier Couzi, Director of…

The savannah project: its soils

<media324|embed|left|legende|largeur=210|hauteur=300>Over the past two months, fieldwork has begun on the investigation of the soils in the "savannah" section of the LIFE + Cap DOM project.

Equipped with an auger, a GPS, a wooden travelling-box and many litres of water, the GEPOG project manager visited all the chosen survey points to obtain soil samples. The analysis of soil cores (1.20m deep) will determine the different soil types in relation to the vegetation sampled by the botanist, and a fortiori the bird populations observed in the area.

<media325|embed|right|legende|largeur=230|hauteur=250>20 cm by 20 cm, soil samples are taken from all parts and stored in small paper boxes, 800 of which have been manufactured enthusiastically by volunteers, layouts, scissors and staplers in hand, over several working days in the premises of GEPOG.

The fieldwork having just finished, these 800 samples now need to be analyzed !

Anna Stier
Project leader

Keywords : French Guiana