The department Biogéosciences (CNRS and University of Burgundy) performs researches on Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Climatology. The team involved in the FRAG&BINV project works on ecology and evolutionary biology, and more precisely on evolution of life history traits, host-parasite interactions, and ecological immunology. This team has conducted several descriptive and experimental approaches on birds (in natural populations or captivity) and it is fully experienced in the fields of population biology, immunology and population genetics.
This partner is the project coordinator and contributes to all workpackages, from sampling design and fieldwork to data analyses, including production of several kinds of data (genetic, immunological, phenotypic, and parasitological).
CIBIO is a Research Unit in Biological Sciences which conducts basic and applied research on the three main components of biodiversity: genes, species and ecosystems. Since January 2011 CIBIO is part of InBIO Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (Associated Laboratory).
The Department of Environment (DOE) is the agency on Montserrat responsible for the direction and implementation of environmental policy, management of the environment and associated activities and the provision of professional advice on environmental matters. Through its Forestry Division the DOE has statutory responsibility for conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity.
The Department has been involved in biodiversity conservation for decades. The major aims are (i) to promote sustainable use of natural resources and environmental goods and services in an equitable manner and (ii) to maintain biodiversity in its widest definition, including biodiversity between and within ecosystems and habitats, diversity of species and variation within species.
The Department collaborates with international organisations and government agencies on assessment, monitoring and conservation of the biodiversity on Montserrat. Its tasks include, inter alia, globally threatened species, invasive species management, training of staff and conservation volunteers in field survey techniques and development of Species Action Plans for five endemic and rare species.
The GEPOG is a society founded in 1993. Today, more than 300 members share knowledge and experience on birds (biology, ecology, status …) in French Guiana.
This society is focused on three main topics. First, it contributes to increase knowledge of Guianan birds by organizing and contributing to bird census, bird community description and monitoring programs, often in collaboration with scientific groups.
Second, the GEPOG is involved in many conservation programs in French Guiana. For instance, this society manages directly a protected area (Ile du Grand Connétable) and contributes to the technical management and conservation strategies in many other sites and ecosystems.
Third, the GEPOG is also involved in educational programs in French Guiana. Members of the GEPOG propose conferences and field experience, mainly to scholars and students, but also to a broadened public.
The National Hunting and Wildlife Agency is a public administrative institution under the joint supervision of the ministries in charge of ecology and agriculture. It is in charge of enforcement of the hunting and environmental police regulations and monitoring of wildlife and their habitats.
The Cellule Technique des Antilles françaises is a recent structure localized both in Martinique and Guadeloupe. Its main missions are, on the one hand, the national plans of actions in support of sea turtles and iguanas in the Lesser Antilles, and, on the other hand, monitoring of hunting avian fauna.
The National Hunting and Wildlife Agency is a public administrative institution under the joint supervision of the ministries in charge of ecology and agriculture. It is in charge of enforcement of the hunting and environmental police regulations and monitoring of wildlife and their habitats. This last mission is carried out by the Study and Research Department (DER) through five National Centres for Applied Research (CNERA).
This partner is a team of the CNERA Migratory Birds specialised in the study of migratory and terrestrial birds, and it is working on different topics:
Other people contribute to the project FRAG&BINV via collaboration with members of the consortium described above.