"Fire and the future of Amazonian Forests" by Dr Jos Barlow

Past Event

13 June 2013, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Herbertson Room, OUCE
Herbertson Room, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School Centre

Speaker: Dr Jos Barlow, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre and Visiting Researcher, Goeldi Museum, Belém, Brazil

Summary: This talk will first examine why wildfires are fundamental to our understanding of tropical forest biodiversity and carbon stocks. It will then assess how to reduce wildfires in the future, focussing on changes in the management of ignition sources from agriculture and assessing the potential of REDD+ as a mechanism to reduce forest flammability and provide payments for avoiding wildfires.

The seminar will be followed by drinks

All welcome - to book a place please go to https://bookwhen.com/octf