Colombia hosts more than 10% of all species on Earth and ranks among the three most biodiverse countries. In this talk, I will provide some of the geo-ecological background important for understanding Colombia`s biological richness and highlight some of the major threats. Then I will discuss the challenges that emerge for biodiversity conservation from the countries complex socio-ecological settings and the dynamics that are currently generated through the peace process. I argue that integrated and trans-disciplinary research is needed to address the challenges for biodiversity conservation. Finally, I will provide an overview of my own research as well as opportunities for potential collaboration.
invited by Anke Jentsch as International Junior Research Fellow of the University of Bayreuth
The ecology and conservation of a seasonally dry tropical forest in South America
The tangled evolutionary history of plants and fungi
Influence of vegetation and groundwater surface water interactions: an example from Aubach