TWC collaborator Manuel Martín Brañas interviewed Katy Roucoux last month on behalf of Attalea magazine, an outreach magazine published by the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana, IIAP). The interview is out now. You can find the full issue of the magazine Attalea, and just the interview in … Read more
Integration of high resolution imagery from UAVs for Mapping of Provisioning Ecosystem Services in the tropics Ximena Tagle provides a summary of her Ph.D. research topic I’m halfway of my Ph.D. research at the Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University and Research (WUR), in collaboration with the Research Institute of the … Read more
Adam Hastie provides a brief summary of the paper him and his colleagues team are awaiting publication of. Adam Hastie et al.- Currently under review in Earth System Dynamics– https://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2020-3/ License- Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License As part of my PhD at the Université Libre de Bruxelles under Pierre Regnier, I used the ORCHILEAK land … Read more
An article building on Tom Kelly’s PhD research at Lake Quistococha has appeared in The Conversation.
A new paper by Tom Kelly and other members of the Tropical Wetlands Consortium has just appeared in Journal of Quaternary Science. As part of his PhD work, Tom showed that the lake at Quistococha, on the outskirts of Iquitos in Peru, contains a remarkable pollen and microcharcoal record. The data show an increase in … Read more
Greenpeace have published an interesting take on our recent paper on conserving intact peatlands here.
In an article published this month in the journal Conservation Biology, Katy Roucoux and co-authors identify and map threats to the recently-described intact peatlands of the Pastaza-Marañón Foreland Basin (PMFB) in north-east Peru. We highlight the need to protect these peatlands to avoid future degradation, and identify several key pathways for conservation. In our study … Read more
A new paper led by Greta Dargie and co-authored by Ian Lawson in Nature reports the existence of 145,000 km2 of peatlands in the Cuvette Centrale of the Congo Basin. We estimate carbon storage at around 31.4 Gt C. This discovery increases the best estimate of carbon storage in tropical peatlands by about 30%. The … Read more
Ian Lawson has contributed to a blog post for the Journal of Applied Ecology on the impact of the ongoing destruction of Indonesia peatlands on the research community. With SE Asian peatlands rapidly diminishing, the importance of Amazonian and African peatlands as records of tropical environmental and ecological change is heightened. You can read the … Read more
The floristic composition of the seasonally flooded and peat swamp forests of the Peruvian Amazon is poorly known in comparison to many other vegetation types in the region. But this lack of knowledge is not really due to a lack of fieldwork – there have been many environmental impact assessments related to the oil industry … Read more