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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

Download the conference poster here



05/19/16 - ATBC2016 - Countdown started


12/22/15 - Tropical Ecology and Society in Montpellier, 19-23 June 2016

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 :


09/15/15 - Workshop Tropical Ecology organized by CNRS-INEE in Gabon

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.


09/14/15 - Carapa akuri Holotype on line

The voucher of Carapa akuri is now available on line

Specimen id : here
In print :
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (France)
Collection : Plantes vasculaires (P)
Spécimen P02440067
Description : here
Illustration : here


08/19/15 - The CAFOTROP METHOD has been published in ECOTROPICA

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). 

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