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06/26/18 - A new study on seed ecology of a afromontane Carapa tree

A new paper by Aliyu et al. about seed ecology of an afromotane Carapa tree was published as early view in Biotropica (edited by the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation). Authors investigated how the immediate fates of the large nutrient rich Carapa oreophila seeds were influenced by forest disturbance (habitat: core, edge, or forest fragment) and different periods during the fruiting season (food abundance) at Ngel Nyaki, NIgeria. Pierre-Michel Forget is a collaborator of NMFP, and has been initially supported by NMFP, and a visiting Erskine fellowship of the University of Canterbury (UC), during field work (2010-2011) and  preparation of the manuscript (2013), respectively. (Maturing Carapa oreophila fruit at Ngel Nyaki. Photo (c) P.-M Forget, November 2010). 

Read previous study at Ngel Nyaki

(Two of the authors : Babale Aliyu (second left) and Hazel Chapman, (second right), and research staff at NMFP - Photo (c) P.-M Forget, November 2010).

 

06/11/18 - 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

1-5 July 2018. The 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Southeast Asia. The theme is "Linking Natural History and the Conservation of Tomorrow’s Tropical Ecosystems". 

 

09/27/17 - European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Paris

26-29 March 2018. The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) - will be organized in Paris, France by the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie at Sorbonne Universités.

 

12/28/16 - Visitors without frontier of Carapa.org

Between 2nd November 2015 and 28th December 2016, our site Carapa.org received 283 visits from provenant de 42 countries (cf. image), mainly from France including overseas department Guyane (French Guiana), USA, Ivory Coast, Germany, Senegal and Suriname. ClustrMaps is partner of Carapa.org.

 

12/28/16 - European Society for Tropical Ecology in Febuary 2017

6-10 February 2017. The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) - will be organized in Brussels, Belgium by three Universities and three research-museum institutions.

 

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 in Georgetown, Guyana, between 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.

Interview of Maurreen Playfair and Mayra Essenboom from Celos (Paramaribo) about research on Carapa oil in Suriname. (© WWF Guianas).

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).


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