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Rain Forest Ecology

Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series

Next Speaker:

Dr. Lucy Rist (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) will be visiting to give a seminar on adaptive management - title wil be posted shortly.

Thursday 25th September 2014 (further details will be posted soon)


News

Sustainability Blog

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).

Mongabay article on our 'landscape approach' principles for ecosystem management and wicked problems: Article

Article in ETH Life on our work in India on coffee agroforestry systems: German, English

New Publications

Born, J., Pluess, A.R.., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Nilus, R., Maycock, C.R. and Ghazoul, J. (2014) Differing life history characteristics support coexistence of tree soil generalist and specialist species in tropical rainforests. Biotropica, 46, 58-68.

Braaker, S., Ghazoul, J., Obrist, M.K. and Moretti, M. (2014) Habitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities: the key role of green roofs. Ecology, 95, 1010-1021.

Braaker, S., Moretti, M., Boesch, R., Ghazoul, J., Obrist, M.K., Bontadina, F. (2014) Assessing habitat connectivity for ground-dwelling animals in an urban environment. Ecological Applications, in press.

Frei, E., Ghazoul, J. and Pluess, A. (2014) Plastic responses to elevated temperature in low and high elevation populations of three grassland species. PLOS One, 9, e98677.

Frei, E., Ghazoul, J., Matter, P., Heggli, M. and Pluess, A. (2014) Plant population differentiation and climate change: responses of grassland species along an elevational gradient. Global Change Biology, 20, 441-455.

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

Ismail, S.A., Ghazoul, J., Ravikanth, G., Kushalappa, C.G., Uma Shaanker, R. and Kettle, C.J. (2014) Forest trees in human modified landscapes: ecological and genetic drivers of recruitment failure in Dysoxylum malabaricum (Meliaceae). PLOS One, 9, e89437.

Kaiser-Bunbury, C., Vazquez, D., Stang, M. and Ghazoul, J. (2014) Using structural equation modelling to investigate the determinants of the structure of plant-pollinator networks. Ecology, in press.

Lee, J.S.H., Abood, S., Ghazoul, J., Barus, B., Obidzinski, K. and Koh, L.P. (2013) Environmental impacts of oil palm state-owned plantations, private enterprises and smallholdings in Indonesia. Conservation Letters, 7, 25-33.

Lee, J.S.H., Garcia-Ulloa, J., Ghazoul, J., Obidzinski, K. and Koh, L.P. (2014) Modeling environmental and socioeconomic tradeoffs associated with land sparing and land sharing approaches to oil palm expansion in Sumatra, Indonesia. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.

Matter, P., Kettle, C.J., Frei, E. Ghazoul, J. and Pluess, A.R. (2014) Geographic distance is more relevant than elevation to patterns of outbreeding in Ranunculus bulbosus. Journal of Ecology, 102, 518–530.

Discovering nature's wonder

An interview with Jaboury Ghazoul on Mongabay.com

Not so new book!

Ghazoul, J. and Sheil, D. 2010. Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity and Conservation. Oxford University Press.

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Forthcoming book

Ghazoul, J. (2015) Forests: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. Expected May 2015.

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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