Amazon Forest Inventory Network

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Invited Talk

  • February, 2012

Oliver Phillips gave an invited research talk about our Amazon research findings at the Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, on 06 February. He then led a group of Peruvian and Venezuelan botanists and foresters in the recensus of long-term forest plots at the Reserva Forestal de Caparo. This area has one of the last remaining fragments of the extensive tropical forests which once cloaked the eastern slopes of the Andes and the western llanos in Colombia and Venezuela. The work contributes to RAINFOR's effort to quantify and understand the impact of the 2010 drought on neotropical forests, supported by the Moore Foundation.