Biodiversity and functional value of Amazonian primary, secondary and plantation forests
Dr Carlos Peres
University of East Anglia - CEEC
Host Country Institutions:
Museo Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG)
To quantify the biodiversity value of exotic plantation forests and native second- growth stands in Amazonia, critically assessing their value in terms of ecosystem functions and carbon sequestration, helping the Brazilian government and other developing countries to optimise their options in meeting international biodiversity and carbon commitments.
Assessment of species diversity of key indicator taxa. Assessment of relative value of these forests in terms of carbon sequestration and key ecosystem functions.Local students and field technicians able to assess and monitor the biodiversity value of plantation and native forests.Publications, presentations and MPEG workshop, Belem.
Related Projects: Devising Strategies to Integrate Biodiversity Conservation in Plantation Dominated Landscapes
, Community-based sustainable management of forest resources in Amazonian extractive reserves
, Managing the landscape-scale sustainability of Amazonian freshwater fisheries