We are delighted to invite you to join this Mini-symposium on the occasion of the PhD defence of Carolina Levis: Domestication of Amazonian forests.
15.00 Welcome & Opening. Dr. Marielos Peña-Claros, WUR
15.05 -15.25 Prof. José Iriarte, Univ. Exeter, UK. Uncoupling human and climate drivers of late Holocene vegetation change in southern Brazil.
15.25-15.45. Dr Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury, CIRAD, France. Structure and dynamics of Central African rainforests: towards logging rules integrating the variability of tree species dynamics and environmental conditions.
15.45-16.05. Dr William Gosling, Univ. of Amsterdam. Ecological consequences of depopulation on the Andean-Amazonian frontier.
16.20-16.40 prof. Hans ter Steege, Naturalis & VU. Hyperdominance and hyperdiversity: the structure of the Amazonian tree flora.
16.40-17.00 Dr. Carolina Levis, INPA (BRA) & WUR. Domestication of Amazonian forests.
17.00- 17.05 Closure. Prof. Frans Bongers, WUR