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Ecological consequences of European arrival in the cloud forests of Ecuador

Friday 15 March, 18.29pm,- 6.45pm – Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

With Nick Loughlin

Indigenous peoples have lived and farmed in the cloud forests of Ecuador for thousands of years, but what happened when Spanish conquistadors arrived? How did one of the most biodiverse forests in the world respond? And how can we able to reconstruct past vegetation in order to help inform us about the future?