Humans shape tropical forests

Organised by Forest Ecology and Forest Management

Thu 14 June 2018 15:00 to 17:00

Venue Lumen, gebouwnummer 100
Room 1

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.

16.05-16.20 break

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