The MEDD-Ecofor project
Fault and gallery forests in the south of Mali are considered as two paths for the perennity of guinean refuges in the soudanian Region. Ecofor is a multidisciplinary projet which aims at understanding the history, current state and future of the fragmented forests areas in the south of Mali. The general context lies within climatic and anthropic activities evolution. Rodents are here considered as : - Biological indicators of the habitat health, - Supports for genetic analyses about the evolutive history of their populations in the geographic context of forest fragmentation in south of Mali (phylogeography), - Contributing to the interactions which initiated these habitats dynamics (ecology). The attached illustrations are in French. They cover (i) the project as it has been proposed to MEDD (http://www.gip-ecofor.org), (ii) a synthetic slideshow presented at the launch meeting (Paris, November 2006) and (iii) an intermediary (also known as 'launch') report.