Water stress, ecosystem function and tree functional diversity in tropical African forests (GEM Traits)

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:55

Contribute to the development of a mathematical modelling framework that can bring functional diversity into representation of tropical African forests in ecosystem models

Objective
  • Quantify tropical forest ecosystem function and tree functional diversity in intact and disturbed tropical forests at three research sites along a rainfall gradient in Ghana
  • Quantify and describe the diversity of tree function across these three sites via a series of field campaigns
  • Build a predictive mathematical theory linking biodiversity to ecosystem function
Investigators
  • Stephen Adu-Bredu
  • Theresa Peprah
  • Imma Oliveras
  • Sam Moore
  • Yadvinder Malhi
Responsible party
CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
Collaborating Institutions
University of Oxford
Funding bodies
The Leverhulme Trust - Royal Society of United Kingdom (A130026)