From June to December, 2012, fieldwork is carried out in Gabon by PhD students Alexandra Towns and Diana Quiroz. During July and August Dutch BSc and Msc students Britt Boogmans, Lieke Guinée and Esther van Vliet together with Belgian volunteer Sofie Ruysschaert, and thesis supervisor, Dr. Tinde van Andel complete the "Plant Use of the Motherland" team. The team is supported by the Herbier National du Gabon at the Institut de Pharmacopée et de Médecin Traditionnelle (IPHAMETRA).

The research team at the Forêt Classée Raponda-Walker, North of Libreville.