Here we go!
After almost 2 years of planning, collecting samples and applying for funding, MapDung has finally started on the 1st of November 2018 with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Luckily, the warm welcome and help I've received from everyone at the CaSes and UPF helped me to have a smooth start and the analysis of the samples is already going on with full force.
Samples are burnt at 500C for 4 hours in order to calculate the percentage of organic matter they contain. This helps to differentiate samples that are richer in organic matter, possibly as a result of anthropogenic activity.