08/15/16 - Carapa oil from Suriname at IBG2016 Congress
The IVth International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield theme was “Leveraging our high endemicity, cultural diversity, and intact ecosystems for inclusive growth and secure futures.”The congress was held i Georgetown, Guyana, betwee 8-12 August. Sub themes were : (i) state of biodiversity and ecological functions of the Guiana Shield, (ii) biodiversity and communities: contribution/role of local and indigenous communities, (iii) biodiversity and climate, (iv) mainstreaming biodiversity in sustainable development and (V) gender and vulnerable groups.
Ref. Playfair, Maureen and Mayra, Esseboom. Carapa forest: a source of wealth for the Indigenous people in Apura, Suriname. Talk on Wednesday August 10, 2016. Room C. Session : Livelihoods. (see Program).
07/22/16 - Donation Campaign to support ATBC2008 Association
ATBC2008 Association called "ATBC2008" is a non-profit association that was created and officially registered on 28/12/07 and published on 19/01/08 by the French Official Journal to manage the organization of scientific conferences. We organized and co-organized three Annual Meetings of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in 2008, 2012 and 2016, as well as two Symposium-Workshops on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal (FSD) in 2010 and 2015. We are calling for your help to continue our non-profit activities, and to help contributing to organize the next FSD in 2020 in India. Please, donate using Paypal. (from EU, you can also use Bank transfer free of charge using our IBAN - contact us)
07/14/16 - Carapa oil, Women Entrepreneurs, and Peace in West Africa
Peace thru Trade: West Africa, Women Entrepreneurs. Please follow the link to support Fair Wind Trading Compagny in empowering women from Guinea-Bissau and the Casamance region of Senegal, living in a conflict zone, to become entrepreneurs and take back there communities.
07/05/16 - Several Carapa trees can be hidden behind one
Un carapa afro-américain peut en cacher plusieurs autres, ou les voyages forment la diversité by Pierre-Michel FORGET, équipe ECOTROP, UMR 7179 MECADEV - Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution. I will talke about diversity and ecology of Carapa trees in tropical america and africa, a short review of decades of studies. With a common ancestor located in swamp and humid habitats of Central Africa, Carapa seeds dispersed within and across continents where taxa dadiated and diversified. Result of long-distanec dispersal is adaptative radiation of the genus Carapa between 0-2600 m asl. and numerous vicariant animal-plant relationships on both continents. I will especially attract attention on the importance of international meetings to establish connection and scientific collaborations sans frontieres similarly to Carapa trees that have no frontier but climatic and geographic ones.
06/25/16 - European Society for Tropical Ecology in Febuary 2017
gtö-society for tropical ecology was at ATBC2016 in Montpellier, France, to promote the upcoming anniversary conference of the society to be held at Brussels in 2017. For details of the upcoming gtö conference, visit the webpage: www.soctropecol-2017.eu