Salt and Mud on the Atlantic Coast of FrancePosted: March 7, 2011
I’ve just returned from a week’s fieldwork in France collecting invertebrate samples for analysis as a part of the EcoSal Atlantis project. Working on the ecological side of the project, we’re particularly interested in how these intensively managed landscapes provide a habitat for a consistent community of invertebrate species and (often) migratory birds along Europe’s Atlantic coast, from Portugal to Scotland.
This was the first portion of fieldwork in the project and more will follow this year and next as we seek to establish precisely how these ecosystems develop through the year and how they are connected to eachother. More information on the research project can be found at http://ecosal-atlantis.ua.pt/ (a website concerning the British portion of the project is in production).