The main base for the project is CBGP, a research institute in Montferrier sur Lez, just a little north of Montpellier in the south of France. The Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow (Serena Dool) is working on EcoScan full time in collaboration with members of the Ecology and Evolution of Zoonoses group, Nathalie Charbonnel, Maxime Galan and Guillaume Castel.
We are collaborating with other researchers at the University of Normandy/University Hospital of Caen (Meriadeg Le Gouil, Nicolas Nesi), at ISEM University of Montpellier (Sebastien Puechmaille), at the CIRAD research unit ASTRE (Virginie Dupuy, Antoni Exbrayat), at the INRAE research institute ESE in Rennes, Brittany (Eric Petit) and at the Natural History Museum in Bourges (Laurent Arthur).
18 sites in three regions of France are included in our project (in Brittany, Centre, Occitanie/PACA). Numerous state, local government, religious and conservation groups and private individuals gave us permission to access these sites for the duration of our project. At each site, one or two individuals have very kindly volunteered to collect guano once per month during the summer months each year. The project would not be possible without them and we are very grateful to them all !