Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

"Tropical forests in a hotter future: carbon uptake, survival, and reproduction"

Presented by Martijn Slot, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:00 am — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)

The tropics are the hottest biome with closed-canopy forests, and these lush, biodiverse forests help regulate the global climate by fixing large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere in photosynthesis and storing carbon in trees and soils. But temperatures are rising, with unknown consequences for the forests as we know them. I will discuss how warming affects carbon fluxes in tropical forests, at timescales ranging from minutes to centuries, using results from warming experiments and field observations in Panama.

Bio: Dr. Slot earned his undergraduate degree in forestry at Wageningen University in his native Netherlands, he got his master's at the University of York, UK, and his doctorate from the University of Florida, in 2013. He joined the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama as staff scientist in 2020.

Hosted by: Ken Davidson

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