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Ecological Research

 
Experiment
Satellite

Satellite data for monitoring of forest recovery in the Andes

2021-2022

Remote sensing analysis of forest recovery following disturbance in tropical montane forests of South America through a combination of multi-spectral and multi-temporal data analysis methods.

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Young voices in restoration science

2021

Increasing representation of early career scientists in the discourse of ecological restoration through providing a forum at conferences and with a special feature in the journal Restoration Ecology.

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Ecological restoration in tropical mountains

2020-2021

Synthesis of knowledge on mountain restoration across the various mountain ecosystems and across restoration methods and disturbance contexts.

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Functional ecology in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

2019-2020

Study of the functional assembly and stress-tolerance of trees growing in tree islands amidst grasslands above the tree line. What traits, strategies and trade-offs do they exhibit and what does it mean for their response to climate change?

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Grassland phenology & urbanisation

2017-2018

Study on how the life cycles of herbs and grasses growing in cities respond to the city climate and urban structures.

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Publications

2022

Young voices and visions for tropical restoration science in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

2021

A synthesis and future research directions for tropical mountain ecosystem restoration

Christmann & Oliveras, Nature Scientific Reports

2021

Functional assembly of montane tree islands in the Atlantic Forest

Christmann, Rosado, Delhaye, Matos, Roland, Moraes, Drummond & Oliveras

2020

Nature of Alpine Ecosystems in Tropical Mountains of South America

Christmann & Oliveras, Elsevier Biome Encyclopeadia