TREcoL

The Tropical Rainforest Ecology Lab – TREcoL

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Research group focusing on tropical rainforest ecology and conservation.

News

New project: The effects of hunting and fishing on Amazonia’s forests

New project: The effects of hunting and fishing on Amazonia’s forests

Does human hunting empty Amazonia's forests? And does it affect carbon storage? A new NMBU project will investigate the wide-ranging impacts of hunting and fishing on the Amazonian ecosystem.

Could some farming practices benefit tropical birds?

Could some farming practices benefit tropical birds?

Conversion of tropical forests to farms is a big driver of wildlife extinctions. But a new study from NMBU and collaborators shows that some farming practices have the potential to simultaneously protect natural habitats and boost farm yields.

Rural livelihoods impact game species heavily

Rural livelihoods impact game species heavily

PhD student Whaldener Endo has defended his PhD thesis "Game Vertebrate Responses to Rural Populations in Neotropical Protected Areas”.

Tropical rainforest ecology group

Our research largely focuses on tropical rainforest biodiversity, its conservation and impacts endured from climate and land-use change.

Research and interests span a diversity of topics, including plant-animal interactions, animal movements, community ecology, behavioural ecology, NTFPs and more.

We have a focus on Amazonia and the Tropical Andes, but students work in a variety of places and settings across the tropics.  

Contact:
Principal Investigator 
Prof. Torbjørn Haugaasen
E-mail: 
torbjorn.haugaasen@nmbu.no

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