Koen Hufkens has finally arrived back in Europe from the US. Koen will be working with the ECOFUN team on the MicroMic project for the next months helping us set-up an experiment for canopy microclimate and phenology measurements.
After 4 great years and playing an active role in the story of the ECOFUN team and lab, Joana sadly has to leave for pastures new. Joana has now moved on to the ECOTRON facility in Montpelier and we hope
Nicolas Devert has recently joined the INRA ECOFUN team as an assistant engineer and will now start to bond with MEDUSA and the water isotope laser spectrometer of the lab.
As part of our continued collaboration with Alexis Achim and Laval University, Quebec ECOFUN hosted a visit from Joelle Berthier. Joelle spent her time here learning about stable isotope variations in ecosystems and was trained in the preparation and extraction
Adria Barbeta Margarit joins the ECOFUN team after completing his PhD at CREAF in Barcelona. He will now be looking at the water use of a refugia population of Beech trees growing along the banks of the Ciron river. Adria
Our new project MicroMic has officially started. Spent a lovely day in the Ciron valley yesterday identifying trees for phyllosphere sampling. If you are interested about learning more about the Ciron Valley take a few minutes to watch this little
Caroline Thaler from the Natural History Museum of France visited the ECOFUN team today to give a talk explaining the ‘vital effects’ that microbes and carbonic anhydrase have on the formation and stable isotope composition of carbonates.
We are really pleased to welcome Bastien Frejaville to the ECOFUN team ! He will be working on the ERC research project SOLCA under the supervision of Lisa. He will be extracting waters from soils across Europe using our cryogenic water
Lisa travelled to Quebec to meet the young researchers at the Universite of Laval for there annual conference. Lisa also had a chance to visit the wood science laboratories with Alexis Achim and Joelle Berthier. Joelle will join the team
Tania Fort has just started her PhD trying to understand the role of plant phyllosphere communities on drought resistance, leaf function and reproductive success. She already has a very busy program lined up and field work in the Ciron valley