"Long Term Ecosystem Sciences" with Dr. Chris Neill This Week

  • Mar 16, 2019

EES is proud to welcome Distinguished Speaker Chris Neill, Woods Hole Research Center.

"A field laboratory for future tropical Earth: Long-term experiments on forests, fire and agriculture at Fazenda Tanguro, Mato Grosso, Brazil"

The southern region of the Amazon Basin in Brazil experiences high deforestation, rapid expansion of croplands and intensification of cropping practices, and risks to both forests and agriculture from future climate change. This talk will describe results from large-scale and multi-year manipulations of land use change, forest fire and dynamics, cropping practices and watershed responses at Fazenda Tanguro, a 800 km2 commercial soybean farm in Mato Grosso. It will describe how ecosystem science being conducted at Fazenda Tanguro provides insights into how large areas of the Earth's lowland tropical forest and savanna regions are likely to respond to increasing fragmentation of forests and woodlands, the spread of high-input crop agriculture, and a changing climate.


Join us for this long-term look at ecosystem science on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:30 PM in Room 204 Natural Science Building on the East Lansing campus.