Using stable isotopes to study effects of global change on forests: recent insights from the tropics

On the occasion of Peter van der Sleen’s PhD thesis defence - on June 30 at 16:00 hrs. - FEM organizes a lunchtime symposium on the use of stable isotopes to detect tropical forest responses to climate change, with international speakers.

Organisator Forest Ecology and Forest Management

ma 30 juni 2014 12:30 tot 14:00

Locatie Atlas, building number 104
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Zaal/kamer 1; Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.


12:30 Welcome& introduction - Pieter Zuidema, Forest Ecology and Management, Wageningen University

12:40 Tree-ring isotope chronologies from tropical and subtropical mountain systems as indicators of tree ecology and climate variability - Achim Bräuning, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

13:00 A new atmospheric perspective on the drought response of vegetation - Wouter Peters, Meteorology and Air Quality, Wageningen University

13:20 Effects of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition in tropical forests: an evaluation of δ15N in tree rings - Peter van der Sleen, Forest Ecology & Forest Management group, Wageningen University

13:40 Nirtogen and beyond: what, if anything, nutrient and their isotopes in tree rings can tell us about the past - Peter Hietz, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria