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Objectives

Assess the spatial and temporal variations in the abundance of common plant populations.

Specific actions

Standardized counts of common plants

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Participation period : Printemps-été

Level of involvement : Case by case

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Coquelicot
Photo credits M.Evanno-MNHN

Project description

This observatory is part of the Vigie Nature network.

To take part in the Vigie-flore program, participants must first choose an unassigned grid point to be inventoried from a map of grid points. On the map of France, 1 sq km grid points, at 10 km intervals, are shown as green dots (not yet assigned) or red dots (already assigned to an observer). Each grid point contains eight plots, each forming a rectangle of 10 sq meters. Participants must locate as many plots and as accurately as possible and carry out the inventory of flora.

After choosing a grid point and noting its number (xxx-xxx format), participants can then sign up for the Vigie-flore program by providing the grid point number. Participants can choose more than one grid point.

One grid point generally requires at half a days in the field. The time required depends on plot accessibility, species diversity and participants’ botanical knowledge.

Co-managers

Benoît Fontaine

Benoît Fontaine

Ingénieur de recherche

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

CESCO

Benoît Fontaine

Gabrielle Martin

Gabrielle Martin

Coordinatrice observatoires gestionnaires de Vigie-Nature

MNHN-CESCO

Gabrielle Martin

Emmanuelle Porcher

Emmanuelle Porcher

Professeur

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

CESCO

Emmanuelle Porcher

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