sUCCESS – Pantropical forest succession

First meeting: 16.-20.12.2019

Lourens Poorter
Nadja Rüger
Michiel van Breugel

iDiv members:
Nadja Rüger
Stephan Kambach

Project summary:
Tropical secondary forests cover 25% of tropical forest landscapes and play an increasingly important role in delivering ecosystem services, such as biodiversity conservation or carbon storage. We will combine conceptual synthesis, data-driven pantropical analysis, and mech-anistic modeling to elucidate demographic and environmental drivers of tropical forest succession at local to continental scales. The results allow to make evidence-based decisions on how to manage secondary succession as the natural engine of forest restoration, and to de-sign effective forest restoration strategies.

Lucy Amissah (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana); Frans Bongers (Wageningen University & Research); Robin Chazdon (University of Connecticut (USA), University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia)); Dylan Craven (Universidad Mayor Santiago de Chile); Caroline Farrior (University of Texas at Austin);  Bruno Herault (Cirad); Catarina Jakovac (Wageningen University); Stephan Kambach (iDiv); Jorge Meave del Castillo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); Rodrigo Muñoz Aviles (Wageningen University & Research); Natalia Norden (Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Bogotá); Lourens Poorter (Wageningen University & Research); Nadja Rüger (iDiv); Michiel van Breugel (Yale-NUS College Singapore); Masha van der Sande (Wageningen University and Research)


Second meeting: 29.11-3.12.2021

In person participants:
Frans Bongers (Wageningen University and Research); Wirong Chanthorn (Kasetsart University); Robin Chazdon (University of the Sunshine Coast); Caroline Farrior (University of Texas at Austin); Rodrigo Muñoz Aviles (Wageningen University & Research); Lourens Poorter (Wageningen University & Research (WUR)); Nadja Rüger (iDiv); Markus Schorn (iDiv); Michiel van breugel (Yale NUS College); Coen van den Brand (Wageningen University and Research)

Remote participants:
Lucy Amissah (CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana); Dylan Craven (Universidad Mayor); Bruno Herault (CIRAD); Catarina Jakovac (Federal University of Santa Catarina); Jorge A. Meave (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); Natalia    Norden (Instituto Alexander von Humboldt)

Third meeting: 21.-25.11.2022

In-person Participants:
Frans Bongers (Wageningen University); Wirong Chanthorn (Kasetsart University); Dylan Craven (Universidad Mayor, Chile); Daisy Dent (Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour); Edwin Lebrija Trejos (University of Haifa); Miguel Martinez-Ramos (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); Jorge Meave (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); Natalia Norden (Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, Colombia); Lourens Poorter (Wageningen University); Nadja Rüger (iDiv / UL); Markus Schorn (iDiv / UL); Michiel van Breugel (NUS Singapore); Masha van der Sande (Wageningen University)

Remote participants
Hao Ran Lai (University of Canterbury, New Zealand); Lucy Amissah (CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana)

Meeting report


Dieser Inhalt ist nur auf Englisch verfügbar. Bei Fragen zur Arbeitsgruppe, wenden Sie sich bitte an den sDiv-Koordinator Dr. Marten Winter.


Lourens Poorter, Dylan Craven, Catarina C. Jakovac, Masha T. van der Sande, Lucy Amissah, Frans Bongers, Robin L. Chazdon, Caroline E. Farrior, Stephan Kambach, Jorge A. Meave, Rodrigo Muñoz, Natalia Norden, Nadja Rüger et al. (2021): Multi-dimensional tropical forest recovery, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.abh3629

Rüger, N., Schorn, M. E., Kambach, S., Chazdon, R. L., Farrior, C. E., Meave, J. A., Muñoz, R., van Breugel, M., Amissah, L., Bongers, F., Craven, D., Hérault, B., Jakovac, C. C., Norden, N., Poorter, L., van der Sande, M. T., Wirth, C., Delgado, D., Dent, D. H. … Lopez, O. R. (2023). Successional shifts in tree demographic strategies in wet and dry Neotropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1– 13. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13669

van Breugel, M., Bongers, F., Norden, N., Meave, J.A., Amissah, L., Chanthorn, W., Chazdon, R., Craven, D., Farrior, C., Hall, J.S., Hérault, B., Jakovac, C., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Martínez-Ramos, M., Muñoz, R., Poorter, L., Rüger, N., van der Sande, M. and Dent, D.H. (2024), Feedback loops drive ecological succession: towards a unified conceptual framework. Biol Rev. DOI: 10.1111/brv.13051

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