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When the classroom is the jungle

  • May 25th, 2018

I was fortunate to spend two weeks in Loja (Ecuador) lecturing on tropical ecology, as part of a course that is taught in the MSc in Conservation Biology and Tropical Ecology of the UTPL. Half of the course was spent…

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Cuando la clase está en la selva

  • May 25th, 2018

He tenido la suerte de pasar dos semanas en Loja (Ecuador) impartiendo clases sobre ecología tropical, como parte de un curso que se imparte en la Maestría en Biología de la Conservación y Ecología Tropical de la UTPL. La mitad…

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DISPLAMAZ first steps

  • January 5th, 2018

The project DISPLAMAZ (Multiscale analysis of distribution and dominance patterns of woody plants in terra firme forests of northwestern Amazonia) have already walked its first steps. During this past year 2017, two expeditions have been accomplished in Peru, one in…

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IV Meeting of the Tropical Biology Group (REDTROP)

  • December 3rd, 2017

Last Thursday 30th of November and Friday 1st of December, a group of researchers and students from different institutions meet to celebrate the IV meeting of the (Spanish) Tropical Biology Group (REDTROP). The workshop was very interesting, with presentations about…

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Not all that glitters is “forest”

  • November 16th, 2017

Recently, it has been published in Science a study that assess the global extent of dryland biomes, with a particular focus on their forests (The Global Dryland Assessment of Forests). This work, published by Jean-François Bastin and colleagues, shows that…

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We are seeking a Phd Student to join our group

  • September 19th, 2017

All the information can be find at:

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Project BOTROPANDES field work is over

  • September 9th, 2017

“Far over the misty mountains cold”, that’s how the song sang by JRR Tolkien´s The hobbit dwarves said… and across similar mountains have travelled the researchers of the project BOTROPANDES to collect plants and data from The Andes tropical montane…

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Starting a new European research project

  • February 23rd, 2017

Luis Cayuela and Norma Salinas have met in Lima, together with other colleagues, in the context of the kick-off meeting of a new european research project entitled “Geographic variation in the impacts of land use changes on ecosystem stability” (ELAC2015/T01-0880).…

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