• Training program: carabid beetles and spiders

    Posted on February 5, 2013 by smallFOREST in News.

    A training on arthropods, to finalize WP3 protocol, will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th at the University of Picardie – Department of science – Laboratory of animal biology. Marc Deconchat and Brice Giffard, Dynafor laboratory (INRA Toulouse) and Pallieter De Smedt, Gent University (Belgium) will host this two days of training with […]

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  • Publication EOS Magazine

    Posted on January 29, 2013 by smallFOREST in News.

    An article about Pallieter De Smedt’s smallFOREST researches on EOS Magazine. Pallieter De Smedt is PhD student at the University of Gent (Belgium), he is doing research on smallFOREST and mainly on spiders, centipedes, harvestmen and woodlice. Read the article!

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  • General Assembly in Saint-Quentin

    Posted on November 15, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

    All the partners met in Saint-Quentin, the last November 7th and 8th, for the smallFOREST General Assembly. During this annual meeting, they drew up a review, a positive review, of this first year of work and planned the work to do next. The smallFORESTers went to Thierache (North France) to visit some french landscape windows. More […]

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  • Soil sampling in Picardy

    Posted on October 8, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

    On mid-september, Karin Hansen (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute), coordinator of WP4 came North France to help to start with soil sampling in smallFOREST windows. In 16 selected forest patches per window, they are taking samples of forest floors and mineral soils. From this samples they will determine pH, N and P concentrations. This will […]

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  • Lyme disease

    Posted on September 10, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

    The French association Lyme sans frontière showcases the denial concerning the tick-borne diseases in France. The Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that affects various organs and evolves over several years or decades. This disease is growing up in Europe and the United States. This news reminds one of smallFOREST project’s goals, which is the quantification […]

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  • Biodiversa 2010-2011 projects

    Posted on July 11, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

      BiodivERsA’s second joint call (2010-2011) on “Biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation” funded seven research projects for a total of €9.5 millions. During the kick-off meeting in Sweden (May 31 and June 1, 2012, in Stockholm, Sweden), each project coordinators presented their project, among them Guillaume Decocq, coordinator of smallFOREST project. To learn more […]

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  • Species abundance sampling in Picardy

    Posted on May 29, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

    This spring, the researchers have started to sample species abundance in the two landscape windows located in North France. The aim is to survey all forest patches and record the abundance of all species using the species lists which are already available from previous studies, and completing them with any new species we find. They […]

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  • Meeting with the users’ committee in Picardy

    Posted on March 28, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

      On Friday, March 30, In Picardy (France), the team met the regional socio-economic partners in order to present them the stakes of the research and to exchange on the future use of the results. The following organizations were present:  L’Office National des Forêts (ONF), la Chambre d’Agriculture de Picardie, la Mission Environnement du Conseil régional […]

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  • Meeting in Stockholm

    Posted on March 26, 2012 by smallFOREST in News.

      At the beginning of march, all the partners met in Stockholm to develop the research protocols.   © smallFOREST 2012

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