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Ankasa Plot 1

One of three one hectare plots located in a wet evergreen forest with 2050 mm rainfall.

Location
Southwestern, Western Region, 2.5 hrs from Takoradi where CMCC has a house, and 7 hrs from Accra.

Access to Plots: Take the road Elubo-Takoradi
Nearest airport: Accra

Accommodation
The French Man in Ankasa at 45 minutes from the plots (wooden cabins, bedding, mosquito net, no running water, breakfast and dinner). Recommended by Mariacarmen.
King James in Elubo at 30 minutes from the plots (rooms with air conditioner, bedding, NO mosquito net, running water, breakfast and dinner).

Electricity: no at Frechman, yes at King James
Wifi: no, but cellphones can provide Internet connection in some areas
Cost: No entrance fee
Transport: 4x4
Contact: Armel Thongo (thongo_mbou@yahoo.fr) and Agnes de Grandcourt (agnes.de.grandcourt@gmail.com)

Comments: This site has two permanent post docs, Armel and Agnes, from the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC). There is an eddy-flux tower and CMCC is planning to build a house for the project as well as to install internet connection.

Website:
http://www.wildlifeghana.com/wildlifeMain/ankasa.html http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/APAAT/pa/40826/
http://www.cmcc.it/research/research-projects/africa-ghg (CMCC)

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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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