Exploring the mechanisms by which ancient forests interact with the environment
OCTF seminar followed by drinks – all welcome

In this talk we will discuss how ancient forests in the Canary islands and the Western Ghats responded to past environmental change over thousands of years. We will focus in two main questions: 1) How can paleo-data contribute to knowledge on island conservation; and 2) Which are the ecological implications of historical land-use change in tropical and subtropical forests. These long-term analyses will highlight the importance of land-use legacies as a framework to increase the effectiveness of management.

Sandra Nogué is a lecturer in Palaeosciences at the University of Southampton. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Zoology Department at the University of Oxford and at the University of Bergen. She has a keen interest in research at the nexus of palaeoecology and biogeography. Her main research interest is on island ecosystems (including mountain summits) that are known to be exceptional natural laboratories as many islands’ biotas have evolved in the absence of human pressure since several centuries or few millennia ago.
Date: 18 November 2016, 16:15 (Friday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2016)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Herbertson Room
Speaker: Dr Sandra Nogué (University of Southampton)
Organising department: Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Organiser: Jane Applegarth (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
Organiser contact email address: jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford)
Part of: Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://bookwhen.com/octf
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Jane Applegarth