Future Environmentalists

connection of the management of the European nature capital with the field research

Face to face lecture #5: Tropical forests: diversity, composition and threats
26.11.2019

Face to face lecture #5: Tropical forests: diversity, composition and threats

The lecture will be held on 3rd December 2019 from 14:00 to 15:30 at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol) in room L125. The lecture is free and will be in English.

Lecturer: Radim Matula

Tropical forests harbour a great deal of world biodiversity and carbon, but a large proportion of these forests has been already deforested, and the remaining ones are under threat by human activities and climate change. To be able to protect the remaining tropical forest and the ecosystem services they provide, it is crucial to understand their ecology and to understand better the mechanisms behind the impacts of human activities and climate change on these forests. In this contribution, I present how human exploitation of tropical forest may have a very different impact on biodiversity and stability of tropical forests depending on the type of ecosystem. I also cover the basics of tropical ecology and the main threats they are currently facing.

The lecture is carrying out within the project "Future Environmentalists - Linking EU Natural Capital Management to Field Research". The project is supported by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnership by means of Activity Agreement № CSP 2018-1-BG01-KA203-047962.

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