How does the biodiversity of tropical forests affect our planet?

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Café Scientifique with Professor Oliver Phillips

Event details

The world's tropical forests harbour half of the species on earth and still occupy a large proportion of our planet's surface. How does the biodiversity in these forests change with our changing climate? How does the ecology of the forests affect the carbon cycle? Explore why it is important to understand the dynamics of tropical forests for the wellbeing of our planet.

Professor Oliver Phillips is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Recorded audio will be available on this page a few days afterwards.

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How does the biodiversity of tropical forests affect our planet? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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