After Brazil in 2012, ATBC2008 Association organizes the 53rd annual meeting of the lAssociation for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Monptellier Corum. 66 symposia are organized, some of them related to sustainable use of biodiversity by societies inhabiting tropical forests. Members of the team ECOTROP organized the following two symposia :
CNRS-INEE organizes a workshop in Tropical Ecology in Gabon. The goal is to develop capacity building on SEEG at Lékédi. The thema is "Biodiversity and Human-Nature interactions in Tropical Forest Ecosystemes". Date : netween 16-23 September. Location : Bakoumba, Parc de la Lékédi, Gabon.
Safe Climbing using the CAFOTROP Method. In order to study rainforest diversity, especially Carapa trees, it is crucial to be able to safely collect specimens high in the canopy, several meters up to dozens of meters above the ground. The know-how of arborists and naturalists allowed to develop a method to safely study canopy biodiversity. (Photo : P.-M. Forget collecting a fruit of Carapa oreophila in Nigeria using the CAFOTROP method).
Research financed by Labex DRIIHM (OHM Oyapock) in international meetings. The first results of studies carried out in French Guiana about "An evaluation of the impact of the construction of a bridge on the wildlife and depending ecological processus : long-term survey on the environnemental change in the Oyapock valley" will be presented during three international meetings :
Pierre-Michel Forget is back to Malaysia, being granted by the French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Campus France to give conferences at Alliance française and University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.