Tree diversity and agroforestry development in Peruvian Amazon
Dr Toby Pennington
RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
ICRAF - International Centre for Research in Agriculture, National Forest Herbarium Peru (MOL
To carry out a taxonomic study of 150 tree species with economic potential which will assist in implementing effective conservation and sustainable use programmes
Train 6 ICRAF and 3 MOL technician on field collection techniques.
Train 8 MOL technicians and undergraduates in database and curation techniques.
Train Darwin fellow in database techniques at RBGE.
Darwin fellow also attends RBGK herbarium techniques course.
Hold 1-week course in taxonomy and biodiversity for 36 undergraduates.
Present paper at Systematics Association International Biennial conference.
Produce and circulate project newsletter.
Peruvian MSc student.
Publish field manual. Publish papers in peer reviewed journals.
Enhance species collection.
Establish new database and enhance existing one.
Related Projects: Tree diversity, agroforestry development, and reafforestation in Andean Peru