ECOFOR by Erika Berenguer

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ECOFOR by Erika Berenguer
ECOFOR
Erika Berenguer
[email protected]
@Erika_Berenguer
ECOFOR - Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Functioning in degraded and
recovering Amazonian and Atlantic
Forests
ECOFOR - Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Functioning in degraded and
recovering Amazonian and Atlantic
Forests
Santarém
Serra do Mar
ECOFOR - Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Functioning in degraded and
recovering Amazonian and Atlantic
Forests
Santarém
Paragominas
Acre
Serra do Mar
ECOFOR
How does human-induced disturbance
affect ecosystem functions?
HMTF
GEM
Plant traits
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20 plots (10x250m)
Distributed into 4 classes of HMTFs
Spread into 1 national reserve and 11
different properties
Challenges:
- Good and enduring relationship with
landowners
- Results dissemination
- Transport between sites (up to 3h)
Undisturbed
Logged
Logged-andBurned
Secondary
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Making it work
Disseminating work from my PhD and
other projectes of the Sustainable
Amazon Network
Booklets
Challenge: the need to bring more
relevant material to the landowners
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Making it work
Dude, where is my forest?
-
Plot tagged in 2010 deforested
New logging activities
Tree cutting by hunters
Access roads transformed into
soy/corn plantations
Illegal loggers chasing after you
with guns
But in the end you gotta make it work....
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Making it work
The core team:
- 1 field coordinator
- 3 field assistants
- 1 field lab assistant
- 1 data entry
Other teams in times of peak:
- Soil team
- Tree ID team
- Plant traits crowd
Challenge – How to keep the team in the long run, especially the coordinator?
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Making it work
Logistics
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Making it work
GEM – sampling proportional to our plots. Monitoring of small diameter lianas.
ECOFOR - Amazon
Making it work
GEM – sampling proportional to our plots. Monitoring of small diameter lianas.
ECOFOR - Amazon
Making it work
Ongoing installation:
- CWD
- Dendrometers
- Litter
- Soil respiration
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Challenges
- Good relationship with landowners: strategies
for result dissemination?
- Field team and coordination: how to make it
resilient?
- How to keep cash flow overseas?
- When do you write ??????
[email protected]
@Erika_Berenguer

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