Recently this news story was published to climate central covering a paper published in Ecology and Society: Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities the authors describe using trained local people to collect accurate biomass data, important for estimating carbon sequestration potential of their forests. This sounds like a great way to combine research into climate mitigation potential of the world’s remaining forests with capacity building of local communities. The sorts of flow-on benefits of this sort of project for education and conservation awareness could be great.
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- Birds in space… (multidimensiaonal trait-space that is)
- Presentation: Land-use, Climate Change and Avian Ecosystem Services in the Montane Neotropics: Managing for Resilience.
- ATBC 2014 Trip 1: “Gondwanan relicts and upland bird endemics of the Australian Wet Tropics”
- Null Models In Ecology: book download
- Presentation: “Rapid Population Shifts in Australia’s Tropical Montane Avifauna: Monitoring Responses to Climate Change”.