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Analyses of multifaceted ecological data (France, 7-10 November 2016)

In 7-10 November 2016, the second workshop of ODYSSEE was organized in Chasselay (France), under the initiative of Philippe Choler (LECA – Grenoble) and Mihai PUȘCAȘ (UBB – Cluj-Napoca). The workshop was devoted to the “Analyses of multifaceted ecological data”.

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ODYSSEE Final Brochure

This is the final brochure of the ODYSSEE project for the general public.

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Summary of the 2016 field campaing

During the field season of 2016, the ODYSSEE researchers were involved in a field campaign that aimed to: (i) gather microclimate data recorded by the HOBO loggers installed in 2014 in the sites, (ii) place new data loggers to better represent the range of environmental conditions of alpine meadows by including “thermic alpine” settings, and (iii) record and check vegetation data in the sites.

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Summary of the 2015 field campaigns

This year, ODYSSEE has been extended by including two additional major mountain ranges of Europe, the Balkans and the Pyrenees, with the aim of acquiring data from new biogeographical regions and contrasting environments. These sampled areas are under the influence of Mediterranean climate and represent the southernmost distribution for Carex curvula alpine communities.

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Two days with DNA metabarcoding in Cluj-Napoca — Romania: Workshop overview

In 19-20 May 2015, the first workshop on Odyssee and BioDivMount projects was organized in Cluj-Napoca, under the initiative of Eric COISSAC (LECA – Grenoble), Pierre TABERLET (LECA – Grenoble), Philippe CHOLER (LECA – Grenoble), and Mihai PUȘCAȘ (UBB – Cluj-Napoca). The workshop was devoted to DNA metabarcoding, a new technique for assessing biodiversity from environmental DNA.

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Two days with DNA metabarcoding @ Cluj — Romania

COISSAC Eric, PUSCAS Mihai, TABERLET Pierre

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DNA metabarcoding is a rapidly evolving method for assessing biodiversity from environmental DNA. It has a wide range of applications: biodiversity monitoring, animal diet assessment, reconstruction of paleo communities, among others. The Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, in collaboration with the Laboratoire of Alpine Ecology (LECA – Grenoble), organize a two days workshop for presenting the bases and the last advances of this technique.

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