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.

Organised by Forest Ecology and Forest Management

Mon 30 June 2014 12:30 to 14:00

Venue Atlas, gebouwnummer 104
Room 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