Since 2012, an incitative action is supported by the Infrastructure Nationale en Biologie et Santé ANAEE-France. Funded by the French Programme Investissements d’Avenir, it is piloted by Agence Nationale pour la Recherche.
At the Nouragues Ecological Research Station, ANAEE-France has permitted a renovation of the infrastructure and the reinforcement and development of environmental sensors. Since 2013, this funding permits the reinforcement of the station’s attractivity through the Nouragues Travel Grants.
If you would like to get more information about the projects mentioned blelow, please contact the principal investigators or the science director of the station station, Jérôme Chave.
Capturing the unknown biodiversity of arthropods in tropical forests using metagenomics (Alfried P Vogler, Natural History Museum, London, UK)
Evolution of ultrasonic hearing and sound production in hawkmoths (Akito Y. Kawahara, University of Florida, USA)
A quarter century of canopy dynamics in Nouragues (Peter van der Meer, University of Wageningen, Netherlands)
Preliminary study for monitoring climate change driven amphibian decline: Distribution and habitat characterization of an indicator species Pristimantis sp. (Anura: Craugastoridae) (Antoine Fouquet, CNRS Guyane, France)
MYcorrhizal COmmon network of Trees on INselbergs (Mélanie Roy, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
The role of spatial learning in the orientation and reproductive behavior of a territorial Neotropical frog, Allobates femoralis (Andrius Pašukonis, Université of Vienna, Austria)
Divergence and gene flow among two potential new species of Thalurania woodnymph hummingbirds discovered in Nouragues, French Guiana (Borja Mila, CSIC Madrid, Spain)
Exploring the cognitive biology of frogs: An experimental test of individual voice recognition in a dart poison frog, Allobates femoralis (Mark A. Bee, University of Minnesota, USA)
Leaf shapes potentially mimicking herbivore damage and ornamental leaf color patterns of tropical understorey herbs: mechanisms to reduce herbivory (Christian H. Schulze, University of Vienna, Austria)
Dynamics and specificity of invertebrate‐nematode associations in the Nouragues rain forest: a quantitative experimental analysis (Christian Braendle, CNRS Nice, France)
Variation in Batrachochytrium dendrobatis (Bd) prevalence, a pathogenic fungus of amphibians, along an altitudinal gradient (Claude Miaud, UMR CEFE, Montpellier, France)
Environmental Acoustic Research: long-term monitoring of top tropical acoustic diversity by the deployment of a digital ear at the Nouragues station (Jérôme Sueur, UMR CNRS/MNHN, Paris, France)
Evolution and specificity of alarm signals in termites (Jan Šobotník, University of Prague, Czech Republic)