'Exploring the mechanisms by which ancient forests interact with the environment' by Dr Sandra Nogué

Past Event

18 November 2016, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

School of Geography and Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

This talk is organised by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests

Speaker: Dr Sandra Nogué, Lecturer in Palaeoenvironmental Science, University of Southampton

Summary: In this talk we will discuss how ancient forests in the Canary islands and the Western Ghats responded to past environmental change over thousands of years. We will focus in two main questions: 1) How can paleo-data contribute to knowledge on island conservation; and 2) Which are the ecological implications of historical land-use change in tropical and subtropical forests. These long-term analyses will highlight the importance of land-use legacies as a framework to increase the effectiveness of management.

About the speaker

Sandra Nogué is a lecturer in Palaeosciences at the University of Southampton. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Zoology Department at the University of Oxford and at the University of Bergen. She has a keen interest in research at the nexus of palaeoecology and biogeography. Her main research interest is on island ecosystems (including mountain summits) that are known to be exceptional natural laboratories as many islands’ biotas have evolved in the absence of human pressure since several centuries or few millennia ago.