Species interactions in degraded tropical landscapes; implications for forest ecosystem restoration
Institute Seminar by Daisy Dent
- Date: Jun 20, 2023
- Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Daisy Dent
- Dr. Daisy Dent is a Senior Scientist at ETH-Zurich and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. Her research focuses on disturbed and regenerating tropical forests, and specifically aims to evaluate species interactions as drivers of ecological resilience and recovery in degraded tropical landscapes.
- Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
- Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animals are the mobile links that connect landscapes across space and time. Through their movement and behavior, animals shape ecological processes that cascade into key ecosystem functions. Seed dispersal by fruit-eating animals perfectly illustrates how ecological processes connect animal behavior to broader ecosystem functions. I will present data on trees, frugivorous birds and their interactions, from our study landscapes spanning deforestation gradients in central Panama and Brazil's Atlantic forest. I will discuss the implications of our findings in terms of forest restoration, and highlight future research directions.
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