Biodiversity and dynamics of tropical forests

Organised by Forest Ecology and Forest Management

Wed 6 July 2016 10:30 to 12:30

Venue Gaia, gebouwnummer 101
Room 1
Mini-symposium on the occasion of Masha van der Sande’s PhD defence on “Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests”

Tropical forests are diverse and dynamic. In this mini-symposium, we will present different perspectives on the past and present vegetation

10:30-11:00 – Biodiversity and productivity: perspectives from grassland ecosystems
Dr. Jasper van Ruijven, Wageningen University

11:00-11:30 – Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests
Masha van der Sande, Wageningen Universitydynamics and the role of biodiversity.

11:30-11:50 – Coffee break

11:50-12:20 – Human impacts on the vegetation before and after the arrival of Europeans
Dr. William D. Gosling, University of Amsterdam

12:20-12:50 – Productivity of tropical forests
Prof. Yadvinder Malhi, University of Oxford

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