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February 2020

Global changes and the challenge of sustainable development: how is nitrogen enrichment affecting ecosystem functioning and services?

February 14 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxon OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome.  Book here Speaker:  Luísa G. Carvalheiro, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil Atmospheric nitrogen deposition and other sources of environmental eutrophication have increased substantially over the past century worldwide, notwithstanding the recent declining trends in Europe. Soil eutrophication affects plants as well as their interactions with multiple primary consumers, with consequences for overall ecosystem functioning. Currently, Luísa's research group focuses on the study of how such impacts propagate through ecological…

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POSTPONED – The sensitivity of Amazon forests to global change: a multidisciplinary perspective

February 21 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Gottmann Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome. Speaker:  Dr David Galbraith, University of Leeds Please note that this seminar has been postponed.  A new date will be fixed shortly.

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Have the Lungs of our Planet been pushed to their limits?

February 28 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxon OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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OCTF seminar followed by drinks, all welcome.  Book here Speaker:  Wannes Hubau, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium Intact tropical forests captured 15% of our carbon dioxide emissions over the early 2000s, storing it in wood and other forms of biomass. However, the capacity of Amazonian forests to capture excess carbon from the atmosphere is waning. In this seminar, Dr Wannes Hubau will show how the African tropical forest ‘carbon sink’ is evolving and whether we have pushed ‘The Lungs of our…

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March 2020

Climate change risk of tropical forests across spatial, temporal and biological scales

March 6 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Gottmann Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome.  Book here Speaker:  Dr Michael O'Brien, PhD, Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain Climate change induced biodiversity loss is occurring at unprecedented rates, and predicting where, when and why remains an intractable task facing scientists. It is becoming evident that accurately predicting biodiversity loss requires research that traverses spatial, temporal and biological scales. Mikey's work has focused on disentangling the relative importance of plant traits, plant–plant interactions at…

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CANCELLED: Tackling cocoa-led deforestation in West Africa – film screening and Q&A

March 13 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Gottmann Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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  Film screening and Q&A followed by drinks - all welcome. Speaker:  Bastien Sachet, CEO, Earthworm Foundation If you have eaten chocolate recently the chances are the cocoa in it was grown in the Ivory Coast - the West Africans produce 40% of the world’s cocoa. Cocoa is grown there exclusively by smallholder farmers, but in an attempt to improve their yields a growing number of farmers are cutting down forests to plant their crops.  If they continue at the…

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POSTPONED: Defaunation and trophic cascading in the Anthropocene: ecological erosion in the tropics

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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  OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome. Speaker:  Ana Benitez, Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación Postdoctoral Fellow, The Integrative Ecology Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC) Tropical forests are increasingly degraded by industrial logging, urbanization, agriculture and infrastructure, with only 20% of the remaining area considered intact. However, this figure does not include other, more cryptic but pervasive forms of degradation, such as overhunting. In this seminar Ana will discuss how to quantify and map the spatial patterns of…

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June 2020

Deforestation is just the start – the full climate impact of losing intact forest landscapes

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

  OCTF online seminar via Zoom - all welcome.  Book here Speaker:  Tom Evans, PhD, Lead, REDD+ and Forest Conservation Program, Wildlife Conservation Society Tom works for WCS where, among other things, he coordinates the Forest for Life partnership which aims to secure a future for the world’s most intact forests, and to put ecological integrity at the heart of all forest management decisions. He will speak about a high profile recent paper, led by Sean Maxwell (University of Queensland)…

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Estimating the global carbon sink due to forest demography

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Online seminar followed by Q&A.  All welcome - Book here NB: this seminar will start at 4pm UK time/BST Speaker:  Dr Thomas Pugh, Reader in Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, University of Birmingham The carbon sink across the world’s forests is driven not just by changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration and climate, but also by the effects of past disturbances and land-use change on forest age structure. An age structure out of sync with current rates of forest…

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Online seminar: Impacts of large herbivores in closed-canopy tropical forests

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Online seminar followed by Q&A.  All welcome - book here NB:  This seminar will start at 4pm UK time/BST   Speaker:  John W. Terborgh, James B. Duke Professor of Environmental Science / Co-Director of the Center for Tropical Conservation at Duke University Large herbivores, such as elephants, rhinos, and hippos, are known as “ecosystem engineers” for their capacity to transform vegetation. Such animals have been amply studied in savanna environments in Africa and South Asia where they can be observed…

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July 2020

Mythbusting forests

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

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…

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