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Rain Forest Ecology

Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series

Next Speaker:

Dr Peter Manning (University of Bern) will be giving a seminar on 6 November: Understanding Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function Linkages in Real World Ecosystems
11:00, Room P12

News

OPAL is funded

Oil Palm Adaptive Landscapes, a 6-yr research program spanning Indonesia, Cameroon and Colombia, is funded by SNF/SDC. Interdisciplinary & participatory, biodiversity & ecosystem services, livelihoods, policy, and development - we have it all! Starting in 2015, and recruiting soon.

New book

Forests: A Very Short Introduction
- pre-order now at OUP!


Sustainability Blog

The Future of Milk | 2 Sept 2014

Reforestation: a chance for farmers | 3 June 2014

Future farmers | 19 December 2013

Dark side of coffee | 11 November 2013

In the Media

Die Pflanze unseres Lebens (The plants of our lives) | NZZ am Sonntag | 23 February 2014 | Article on our oil palm work (in German).

New Publications

Born, J. et al. (in press) Differential responses of seedlings to microtopography. Biotropica, in press.

Born, J. et al. (2014) Differing life history characteristics support coexistence ... . Biotropica, 46, 58-68.

Braaker, S., et al. (2014) Habitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities... Ecology, 95, 1010-1021.

Braaker, S. et al. (2014) Assessing habitat connectivity ... Ecological Applications, 24, 1583-1595.

Finger, A. et al. (2014) Genetic connectivity of a moth pollinated tree in a fragmented habitat ... PLOS One. see here

Frei, E., et al. (2014) Plastic responses to elevated temperature ... PLOS One, 9, e98677.

Frei, E., et al. (2014) Plant population differentiation and climate change... Global Change Biology, 20, 441-455.

Ghazoul, J. (2014) Ecological dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology see here

Ismail, S.A., et al. (2014) Forest trees in human modified landscapes... PLOS One, 9, e89437.

Kaiser-Bunbury, C., et al. (2014) ... the structure of plant-pollinator networks. Ecology, in press.

Lee, J.S.H., et al. (2014) Environmental impacts of oil palm ... Conservation Letters, 7, 25-33.

Matter, P., et al. (2014) Geographic distance ... and outbreeding .... Journal of Ecology, 102, 518–530.

Discovering nature's wonder

An interview with Jaboury Ghazoul on Mongabay.com

Course order / program

Example exam questions

Lecture Notes

18.2.2014 The value of rain forests (ppp)
25.2.2014 The variety of rain forests (ppp)
4.3.2014 The origins of rain forests (ppp)
11.3.2014 The variety of life (ppp)
18.3.2014 Presentations of research projects in the tropics
25.3.2014 Interactions in the rain forests (ppp)
1.4.2014 Forest Structure and Light (ppp)
8.4.2014 The Distribution of species diversity (ppp)

Biogeographic theories for species diversity gradients (ppp)

15.4.2014
Ecological hypotheses for species co-existence (ppp)
29.4.2014 Janzen-Connell Hypothesis: Processes and Functions (ppp)
6.5.2014 Humans in the rain forests (ppp)
13.5.2014
Sustainable forest management and Principles of Forest Restoration (PPP)
20.5.2014 The future of tropical rainforests (PPP)
27.5.2014 Examination

Literature

Articles on land sharing and land sparing:

Collected general articles on the land sharing and land sparing debate (pdf)

Ghazoul et al. 2010: Conservation Biology (pdf)

Phalan et al. 2011: Science (pdf)

Balmford et al. 2005: Conservation Biology (pdf)

Articles on roads in rainforests:

Collected general articles on roads in rainforests (pdf)

Articles by Laurance et al 2008, 2009 (pdf, pdf)

Nepstad et al. 2001: Forest Ecology and Management (pdf)

A comprehensive review, with many case studies, of the benefits of rural roads for poverty alleviation in the tropics (most useful information is in the Introduction and Conclusion) (pdf)

General course texts:

Ghazoul J. and D. Sheil 2010: Tropical rain forest diversity, ecology and conservation. Oxford University press, Oxford, UK. 516p.

Peters 1989: Valuation of an Amazonian rainforest. Nature. (pdf)

 

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