Field Station

Bobiri Guest House

Accommodation:
FORIG guest house in Fumesua (fans, bedding, sporadic "running water", kitchen). Highly recommend.
Electricity: yes, permanent.
Wifi: no, but mobile phones can provide internet connection in some areas.
Contact: Stephen Adu-Bredu (sabredu@gmail.com)

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FORIG guest House in Bobiri (bedding, running water, breakfast and dinner). Highly recommended.
Electricity: limited from 18:00 - 21:00 daily.
Wifi: no, and there is no/very limited mobile phone reception for internet connection.
Transport required: 4x4
Cost: Entrance fee to Bobiri Forest Reserve (1 Ghana Cedi).
Contact: Stephen Adu-Bredu (sabredu@gmail.com)
Website: FORIG, Bobiri.

Comments: This is the logging concession site and all the research here has to be coordinated with Stephen Adu-Bredu at FORIG

Location: Kumasi, close to Fumesua. Approximately 6 hours by bus or 1 hour by plane from Accra.

Access to Plots (Bobiri): Take the Kumasi-Accra road from Fumesua (FORIG headquarters) and turn left at the village of Kubease. From Kubease, follow the signs to the Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary. Approximately 1 hr by car from FORIG headquarters.

Nearest airport: Kumasi or Accra.

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Uploaded 22 Jan 2015 by Sam Moore. Copyright © 2021.

A few snaps from our recent soil sampling campaigns in Ghana and Gabon late last year (2014). Nutrient samples were collected from cores and bulk density samples from soil pits at regular depth intervals down to 2 meters. All samples are now either in transit, or in the Leeds University soil labs for analysis, following the Rainfor standard protocols which will enable pan-tropical comparisons. Detailed soil profiles were also taken from each soil pit, of which we had 2 at each of our 3 field sites in Ghana and 3 field sites in Gabon. A huge thank you to both the Ghana and Gabon field teams for all the hard work!

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