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Mondah Plot 1

The plot is located in Acanda National Park. It is accessible by car, one hour North of Libreville.

Comments: To access these sites, need to coordinate in advance with Kath Jeffery (jefferykath@gmail.com) and Natacha Nssi Bengone (ermence2003@yahoo.fr).

Plot characteristics
Altitude (m): 1500 m
Mean annual temperature (oC): 18.8 ± 0.02
Mean annual precipitation (mm yr-1): 2631
Soil organic layer depth (cm): XXX
Soil parent material: palaeozoic shales-slates
Slope (%): 27
Aspect: West
Dominant species: Euphorbiaceae; Fabaceae; Lauraceae

Methodologies
census, dendrometers, litterfall traps, hemispherical photos, soil respiration partitioning, leaf respiration, stem respiration, leaf photosynthesis, rhyzotrons, ingrowth cores, weather data.

Where are we working?

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Photos and images

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Uploaded 22 Jan 2015 by Sam Moore. Copyright © 2023.

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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