Edinburgh Lecture: Understanding the productivity of tropical forests and how it varies in space and time

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Prof Yadvinder Malhi FRS, University of Oxford

Date

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 - 18:00

Tropical forest biomes are amongst the most productive regions on Earth, but until recently we have had little understanding about how this productivity varies across the tropics, and from year to year. I describe my team's work across the tropics, ranging from the Amazon and Andes, across Africa and into Borneo to examine patterns in productivity, what causes it to change from year to year, and what this may mean for the effects of climate change on our planet.

Yadvinder Malhi is Professor of Ecosystem Science at the University of Oxford (and was previously at Edinburgh University for nine years) and a Fellow of Oriel College. His research explores the functioning of tropical forests and savannas, how they respond to climate change, and how tropical forests can be managed or restored to help tackle climate change. This work is done through close collaboration with partners in many tropical forest regions He is President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

BSS lectures are held jointly with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in their lecture theatre. Tea is a available from 17:30, and the lecture will commence at 18:00h. All welcome.

This lecture will be followed by the BSS AGM, at approximately 19:00h.


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