Time for a summer update on the various activities within FUNgreen over recent months. Discussions on site selection, field sampling protocols and project design have been ongoing throughout the spring, with work packages developing exciting analyses to investigate our different processes of interest. Appointments have been made for a number of important positions across the study regions, and we welcome all of these people to the FUNgreen team. Although the dry weather in some regions has delayed progress slightly, the first field sampling is due to begin in the coming weeks.
With this in mind, a number of project partners paid a visit to our field sites in Belgium. This meeting allowed us to introduce everyone to the different landscapes involved in the study, and to ensure that our goals remain consistent and achievable in the varying regions. Lots of productive discussions were had, particularly around differences in what habitats constitute useful "Green Infrastructure" in landscapes. Hopefully this is something that our project can answer in the future!