Articles by Author: Jean Michel Melin

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  1. Breeding biology of the Black-bellied Sandgrouse <em>Pterocles orientalis</em> in west-central Morocco

    Breeding biology of the Black-bellied Sandgrouse <em>Pterocles orientalis</em> in west-central Morocco

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Aspects of the breeding biology of the Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis were investigated in an arid area of west-central Morocco in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Back-dating clutches and broods indicated that successful nesting lasted 13–18 weeks from mid-April to...
  2. Migrant and vagrant birds of Europa Island (southern Mozambique Channel)

    Migrant and vagrant birds of Europa Island (southern Mozambique Channel)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Le Corre, M. & Probst, J.M. 1997. Migrant and vagrant birds of Europa Island. Ostrich 68 (1): 13–18.
  3. The diurnal Afro-alpine raptor community of the Ethiopian Bale Highlands

    The diurnal Afro-alpine raptor community of the Ethiopian Bale Highlands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Clouet, M, Barrau, C & Gar, J-L. 2000. The diurnal Afro-alpine raptor community of the Ethiopian Bale Highlands. Ostrich 71(3&4): 380-384. The diurnal raptor community of the Afro-alpine level of the Bale Highlands (i.e. 3500-4000 m a.s.l.) Ethiopia was observed during...
  4. Variations in bird communities of the Saharan mountains

    Variations in bird communities of the Saharan mountains

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Characteristics and variations of the bird communities in the Saharan mountains were evaluated in five massifs from West to East: the Adrar of Mauritania, the Ahaggar in Algeria, the Adrar of the Iforas in north-eastern Mali, the Aïr Mountains in...
  5. Differences in nitrogen cycling and soil mineralisation between a eucalypt plantation and a mixed eucalypt and <em>Acacia mangium</em> plantation on a sandy tropical soil

    Differences in nitrogen cycling and soil mineralisation between a eucalypt plantation and a mixed eucalypt and <em>Acacia mangium</em> plantation on a sandy tropical soil

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Sustainable wood production requires appropriate management of commercial forest plantations. Establishment of industrial eucalypt plantations on poor sandy soils leads to a high loss of nutrients including nitrogen (N) after wood harvesting. An ecological intensification of eucalypt plantations was tested...
  6. Seasonal variations in the diet and food selection of the Algerian hedgehog <em>Atelerix algirus</em>

    Seasonal variations in the diet and food selection of the Algerian hedgehog <em>Atelerix algirus</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The Algerian hedgehog Atelerix algirus is an insectivorous species. However, the exact composition of its natural diet remains largely undetermined, especially in relation to seasonal variations in food availability. From March to November, we simultaneously analysed the composition of 180...
  7. Geno-Phenotypic Regression and Juvenile-Mature Correlations: Methodological Tools for Clonal Selection of <em>Eucalyptus</em> Hybrids in Congo

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    This paper discusses different ways to improve clonal selection and clonal variety propagation for the industrial plantations in Congo.
  8. <em>Bisisimi</em> or the language of the wise

    <em>Bisisimi</em> or the language of the wise

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Some speakers of Teke (a Bantu language spoken in the Congo) use a kind of linguistic virtuosity called Bisisimi which is entirely based on a competitive use of chanted proverbs. In this article I attempt to define the term Bisisimi,...
  9. <em>Mbyi Bandzogho</em>: ridicule among Teke youngsters

    <em>Mbyi Bandzogho</em>: ridicule among Teke youngsters

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article deals with a speech event among Teke youngsters. The participants meet in the evening and play a game that entails a decision to refrain from speaking. Whoever breaks the silence becomes the target of unpleasant jokes in the...