P-REX is ready!

Our ambitious perturbation experiment was an enormous, unexpected effort – on a total of 30 plots. Four 10 x 10 m treatments had to be marked per plot, two of them fenced, vegetation and litter was removed from two treatments, and the amount removed was quantified. Seed/litter traps were installed, …

Fauna highlights

Four snapshots from a wildlife camera campaign across our study plots performed by the Team Fabrikschleichach. A puma (Puma concolor), jaguar (Panthera onca), tayra (Eira barbara) and an ozelot (Leopardus pardalis) walked through the forest plots in November 2021.

The new Chocó Lab

Fundación Jocotoco is currently building a new research station – the Chocó Lab – in the Canandé rainforest reserve in Ecuador, thanks to a generous donation. The Research Unit Reassembly and TU Darmstadt are supporting the lab and scientific equipment. See News from Jocotoco and a short video.