This year the EcoFun team is hosting five MSc students on a range of interesting topics: Ludovic Lacombe (MSc 2), Université de Bordeaux: The influence of A. petiolata and other brassicas on COS emission from soils Muriel Batide (MSc 2), Université
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.
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
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
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