A recording of this online seminar is available to view HERE
OCTF online seminar followed by Q&A. All welcome.
NB: Times are given in UK time/BST
Speaker: Emeritus Professor William Bond, Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town
In recent years, there has been unprecedented interest in planting trees on a massive scale to combat global warming by carbon sequestration. The value of forests as carbon sinks is in addition to many other proposed benefits of planting trees from producing the oxygen we breathe to stopping the spread of the Sahara. This seminar takes a (lighthearted) look at popular beliefs about trees and forests by attempting to ’bust’ the forest ‘myths’. The results of a test may vary from myth busted, myth confirmed, or results ‘uncertain’ (because it depends on where, when, at what scale the myth is tested). Also the test itself may be considered ‘unsuitable’. Uncertain results are important for potentially indicating caution in applying blanket tree-centric policies where geographic or other sources of variability are important.