sANDES – Tree Diversity, Composition and Carbon Storage in Andean Tropical Montane Forests

1st date: 22.-25.01.2019
2nd date: 21.-24.01.2020

PIs: Luis Cayuela, Manuel J. Macía

Andean tropical montane forests (TMFs) are one of the world's most threatened terrestrial ecosystems. Furthermore, little is known about the factors that control their species composition, diversity and carbon storage at the continental scale. This working group aims to: i) identify unique floristic regions of Andean TMFs containing the highest diversity of woody species, ii) disentangle the relative contribution of latitudinal and elevational gradients to plant species diversity and composition, and iii) assess the potential of TMFs for carbon storage.


Christine Bacon (University of Gothenburg); Selene Báez (Escuela Politécnica Nacional Del Ecuador); Guillermo Bañares (Universidad Rey Juan carlos); Luis Cayuela (Universidad Rey Juan carlos); Sergio Javier Ceballos (Instituto de Ecologia Regional (CONICET-UNT)); Belen Fadrique (University of Miami); William Farfan-Rios (Wake Forest Univeristy); Iñigo Granzow-de la Cerda (CREAF); Jürgen Homeier (University of Göttingen); Manuel J. Macía (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Jens Mutke (Nees-Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn); Jonathan Myers (Washington University); Nadja Rüger (iDiv); Ricardo Segovia (University of Edinburgh);Hanna Tuomisto (University of Turku)

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