Masters and PhD selection in the Tropical Forests Science Programme at INPA, Brazil

Posted Posted in Amazonia, Biodiversity, Carbon sequestration, Climate change, Fire, Forest degradation, Forest dynamics, Forest management, Non-timber forest products, Teaching, Tropical forest

The public selection process is now open for assessing and selecting candidates for admission to the Masters and PhD programme in the Tropical Forests Science Programme at the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) with research projects matching themes of the Post-graduate programme in Tropical Forest Science (PPG-CFT).

Refinement of IPCC default rates of aboveground net biomass change for tropical and subtropical forest

Posted Posted in Carbon sequestration, Forest management, Forest regrowth, Policy

Previous research (Feldpausch et al. 2007) by my group showed the variation in rates of carbon uptake by regrowing secondary forests. Our new research published this month refines IPCC default rates used to estimate aboveground net biomass change for tropical and subtropical forest. The results will improve estimates of forest carbon uptake for greenhouse gas accounting.