I am a molecular ecologist, based at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada, and interested in tracking how ACG ant communities change here with elevation, temperature and time. I have been following this across three volcanoes in Guanacaste Province (Cacao, Rincon de la Vieja and Orosi) since 2008. My hope and intent is to continue this monitoring for the long term. As part of this monitoring I take GigaPan panoramas of each sampled habitat.
Habitat and sampling localities for project: "DNA barcode-based biodiversity assessment of North American invertebrates: species richness, structure and stability" sites.google.com/site/algonquinorg /
Field work carried out at the Inselberg CNRS research station between Jan.28th and Feb.11th.2011 by Rodolphe Rouguerie and Alex Smith. The objective of our activities in the field was to realize a rapid biodiversity survey in the three target groups (moths, parasitoid wasps and ants) through systematic sampling of all morphospecies and the preservation/preparation of samples/tissues for the subsequent use of DNA barcoding.