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Lopé Plot 2 (Marantaceae)

One hectare plot located in La Lopé Reserve, accessible by train or car from Libreville.

This is a forest dominated by a Marantaceae understorey, a stage of succession (about 100-200 years in) when forest colonises savanna grasslands. The canopy is fairly open. Abundant wildlife, including elephants. chimpanzees and gorillas.

Comments: To access these sites, please contact Kath Jeffery (jefferykath@gmail.com) and Vianet Mihindou (vianet_mihindu7@yahoo.fr)

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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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