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1829 Talk: Investigating the Flora and Fauna of Manu National Park

Friday 6 March, 18.29-18.45, Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

with Jennifer McFarlane, Alex Lowe, and Lauren Barnes, Newcastle University

Understanding key ecological processes is important to help conservation challenges and inform management. With the aim of deepening our understanding of these processes, we travelled to Cocha Cashu Biological Research Station in the heart of Manu National Park. The park has had little impact by man, providing insights into the biodiversity and processes of a healthy, intact rainforest.

The aim was divided into four projects:

  • Factors affecting the habitat use of jaguars and their prey
  • Insect herbivory
  • Palm tree distribution in successional stages of the forest
  • Factors affecting strangler fig tree distribution