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Tree diversity and agroforestry development in Peruvian Amazon


Ref: 9017
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Toby Pennington
Lead Institution: RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions: ICRAF - International Centre for Research in Agriculture, National Forest Herbarium Peru (MOL
Start Date: 2000-10-01
End Date: 2003-09-30
Funding: £166,684.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: South America
Countries: Peru
Purpose: To carry out a taxonomic study of 150 tree species with economic potential which will assist in implementing effective conservation and sustainable use programmes
Outputs: 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

Documents:
Title: 09-017 AR3 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 9-017 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 09-017 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]