Tom Kelly visits Turku

Tom was kindly hosted by our friends at the University of Turku, Finland, where he spent time sampling their herbarium collections of ferns. He also gave a presentation about the project to the Amazon Research Team. Tom is making a special study of fern spore taxonomy as part of his PhD research.

British Ecological Society annual meeting

Tim Jones presented a poster about our NERC project, while Tim Baker, Katy Roucoux and Geertje van der Heijden convened a session on “Understanding the impact of disturbance on plant communities” with invited guest speakers including Prof Hermann Behling (Göttingen) and Prof Frans Bongers (Wageningen).

First fieldwork completed

A team led by Katy Roucoux took sets of cores from three sites: Quistococha, near Iquitos: a Mauritia flexuosa palm swamp encircling a shallow lake (cores were taken from the swamp peats and from the lake) Buena Vista: a tahuampa (seasonally-flooded forest) San Jorge: a forested raised mire As well as taking cores, the team … Read more