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Speaker: Belén Fadrique, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Leeds
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Belén gained her PhD at University of Miami, advised by Dr. Ken Feeley. Her research focused on understanding forest dynamics in the Andes-Amazon region at two different scales. At the pan-Andean scale, she researched shifts in forest composition caused by changes in species’ geographical ranges due to climate change. In other words, She studied altitudinal migrations of plant species. At an organismal scale, she investigated the role of bamboo as a potential modulator of local and regional forest dynamics.
She is currently a Marie Curie Fellow at University of Leeds working on the RESCATA project – Species Responses to Climate Change in the Amazon to Andes region – funded by the European Union. As plant species in the Andes-Amazon region respond to climate change, their population size may change if they fail to migrate or acclimate, but the factors promoting species success or failure in these forests remain unknown. RESCATA will test the role of several potential drivers of species success. This project will only be possible thanks to the collaboration with many researchers via ForestPlots.net, sANDES and Red de Bosques among others.