Past Events

Explaining the high diversity of rainforest trees: lessons from field experiments in Belize

Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 16:15
Location: 
H O Beckit Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Owen Lewis, University of Oxford

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Impacts of Quaternary glacial-interglacial cycles on tropical ecosystems

Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 17:00
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr William Gosling, Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group, Open University

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Drought tolerance of tropical trees; functional traits, trade-offs and species distribution

Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 16:15
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Lars Markesteijn, University of Oxford

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Predicting Amazonian deforestation and its biodiversity impacts

Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 16:15
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks - postponed, new date to be rearranged.

Speaker: Dr Robert Ewers, Imperial College London

Tropical deforestation is one of the world’s leading causes of biodiversity loss at global scale. Dr Ewers will examine the rates and patterns of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, and present models predicting the rate at which extinction will occur over the coming decades.

Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical protected areas

Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 16:15
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Professor William F Laurance, Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate, Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS) and School of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

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Adaptation to a warmer climate - a macroecological perspective

Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 16:15
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Richard Walters, University of Reading

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Unveiling Tropical Forest Structure and Function at Scale

Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 17:15
Location: 
Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF lecture followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Greg Asner, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA and Professor in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University

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Infrared monitoring: Connecting wildfire behaviour to ecological systems

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 16:15
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speakers: Prof. Eulàlia Planas and Prof. Elsa Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech

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Climate and land use change: Environmental modelling in Amazonia in support of sound policy development

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 16:00
Location: 
A J Herbertson Room, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Britaldo Soares-Filho, Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto/UFMG, Brazil

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Using the lens of plant functional traits to understand the fabric of life

Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 16:00
Location: 
Department of Zoology, Lecture Theatre B, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS

The Southwood Lecture (joint Department of Zoology and OCTF event)

All welcome, no need to register

Speaker: Prof Sandra Diaz, Córdoba National University, Argentina