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    Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

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    A great guide to biodiversity
    from Saint-Barth



    Karl Questel, guard and project manager in the Territorial Environment Agency, re-read a digital guide on the biodiversity of Saint-Barthélemy. A work composed from thousands of photographs taken by the author for twenty years.
    A selenicereus grandiflorus. (© Karl Questel Ate)
    To designate the unknown, in short. On the access to the guide page, visitors can find a questionnaire. An approach of the simplest to undertake and which will allow them, if they wish, to be warned in time and in the hours of future updates of the work. This can be downloaded to a computer but also from a smart-phone. However, you have to be ready to welcome the volume of the guide because, as the author specifies: "There are 574 pages and there will be even more during the next version! »»
    To develop this guide to bio-diversity in Saint-Barth, Karl Questel has followed a method that aims to be as scientific as it is an effective. He explains: "My idea came from a question: what would I have liked to have on hand when I was a kid? With the ranking, etc. » Admittedly, the work that aims to be a scientific tool is still perfectible. By adding characteristic details, for example. Nevertheless, for a "1.1" version, this photo-guide already arises like the bible of the biodiversity of Saint-Barthélemy. With the enthusiasting perspective of seeing other gospels and holy nounters appear very soon.
    Download the guide
    At the following address:link



    Karl Questel got down to colossal work. To make his guide to biodiversity in Saint-Bar-Thélemy, at the very least that he has observed through the objective of his philosographic apparatus, it is several thousand shots that they have echéed To sort, classify, legend. The result is remarkable and takes the form of an online book- an e-book, as it is now custom to designate them- edited by the Territory Environment Agency (ATE), where it officiates as guard and project manager. The book can be downloaded for free and contains 3,429 photographs. "That’s all I’ve been able to photograph from Fauna and Flore in Saint-Barth for twenty years,” smiles Karl Questel. He immediately specifies that this is only a first version of the guide. "It will be updated as soon as there is a novelty," says the ATE agent. In fact, his work seems to be perpetual evoking. "You have to integrate new species on the list, corporate of errors, review layouts," he lists.
    More than 2,100 species, families, genres ...


    The thousands of photographs represent more than 2,100 illustrated taxa (that is to say the taxonomic unit: the family, the genus, the species), among the-which 1,602 animals and 545 plants, mushrooms, algae and other species . "It is a kind of little guide for which you have to have the eye," slides the author who continues to fight with the order of species. "For plants, I classified them by physical categories and by visual characteristics, with sub-categories," he explains. As if all of this was the most clear simplicity. Nevertheless, it is enough to browse the guide to realize that it is relatively easy to promise its curiosity.
    To carry out the work, Karl Questel therefore relied on his own files, which he had previously gathered on a blog now closed to online visors, but also on those of the Territorial Environment Agency. Thus, in the next
    Grammy for the end of the year, he intends to carry out a complete regroup of all this data. This augurs for long hours spent behind its computer screen.


    The guide also has this outset of providing space to species discovered in Saint-Barth but which have not yet been formally identified. "If one day someone travels the guide and recognizes them, we can identify them," said Karl Questel. A tool to learn from the known but also to advance by reaching
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Hi John,

    The link is dead..

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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Quote Originally Posted by ouanalao View Post
    Hi John,

    The link is dead..

    Fixed
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Wow! What an accomplishment! This is an invaluable guide to have available on your laptop or phone if you are interested in the flora and fauna of SBH. Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    The PDF weighs in at over 750MB - some land-based highlights!
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    And some mammals found on the island . . . or in the surrounding waters

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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Did not realize so many kinds of snakes. This post is super.

    Is green the native iguana? I get confused on that and if so I can teach my brain green is good and report the other colors to island naturalists .
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    The good ones are marked PROTECTED
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    they should have pictured Homo sapiens in his natural environment
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    this, for example
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Of course . . . a grand omission!

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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Did not realize so many kinds of snakes. This post is super.

    Is green the native iguana? I get confused on that and if so I can teach my brain green is good and report the other colors to island naturalists .

    It is confusing. The Green Iguana is the invasive non-native iguana that is taking habitat from, and inbreeding with, the Lesser Antilles Iguana, which is the local one. BUT, both iguanas can be green, so that is not the key thing to look for. Instead, look for stripes on the Green Iguana's tail. Lesser Antilles Iguanas don't have stripes. There are other differences, but they are more subtle.

    A quick memory technique--"Stripes on Tail, Hope for Fail."
    ( I also hope someone comes up with a better memory technique.)

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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Is this right? Green GOES, Stripes STAY
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    Re: Un grand guide évolutif de la biodiversité de Saint-Barth A

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Is this right? Green GOES, Stripes STAY
    I'm not sure I understand your sentence, but it feels opposite.

    The ones with stripes are the bad ones. The ones that are green may or may not be the bad ones.

    Page 18 or 19 of this PDF shows how to tell the two apart. https://agencedelenvironnement.fr/wp...anuary2018.pdf

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