"Savanna ecosystems of the Indian region: biogeography, history and current day ecology" by Dr Jayashree Ratnam

Past Event

29 July 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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

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

Speaker: Jayashree Ratnam PhD, Senior Fellow and Instructor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

Summary: Jayashree is a community and ecosystems ecologist, interested in understanding tropical vegetation dynamics, particularly from the perspectives of plant functional traits and nutrient flows. In past work, she has explored large-scale drivers of tropical savanna vegetation structure, and nutrient dynamics in savanna plant functional groups, in African savannas.

In ongoing work, she is exploring functional differences between tropical savanna and forest tree communities in the mesic Asian tropics, and the ecology of fire-resistance in savanna and dry-forest trees in Indian and African savanna systems. She is also part of an international group of savanna ecologists working on cross-global comparisons of savanna structure and function.

All welcome. To book a place for this seminar, please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/octf