Oral Session 1: Plant ecology and biodiversity.

Oral Session 1 (October 17: 13:30 - 17:00): Plant ecology and biodiversity.

13:30 - 13:35: Welcome.

13:35 - 13:55: “The influence of altitude and topography on liana biomass in southern Ecuadorian tropical montane forests”. Speaker: Belen Fadrique.

Authors: Fadrique, B (1). and Homeier, J.(2). Institutions: (1) Florida International University (2) University of Göttingen.

13:55 - 14:15: “Above and below-ground carbon storage in the peatland complex in Amazonia”. Speaker: *Tim Baker.

Authors: Draper, F C (1), Roucoux, K H (2), Lawson IT (2), Mitchard ETA(3), Honorio Coronado, EN (4), Lahteenoja, O (5), Torres Montenegro L (6), Valderrama Sandoval, E (6), Zarate, R (4) and Baker, T (1), Institutions: (1) University of Leeds, (2) University of St Andrews, (3) University of Edinburgh, (4) Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana, (5) University of Turku, (6) Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana.

14:15 - 14:35: “Large scale variation in Andes-Amazon forest dynamics: results from 3.5 km elevation gradient”. Speaker: William Farfan-Rios.

Authors: Farfan-Rios, W. (1); Silman, M. (1,2); Garcia Cabrera, K. (1); and Malhi, Y. (3). Institutions: (1) Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA; (2) Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (3) Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

14:35 - 14:55: “Patrones de riqueza y diversidad arbórea en los bosques amazónicas de tierra firme de la base de los Andes”. Speaker: Isau Huamantupa.

Authors: I. Huamantupa (1), J. Muñoz (2), D. Neill (3), R. Vásquez (4), N. Pitman (5), A. Monteagudo (4), O Phillips (6), P. Jorgensen (7), A. Araujo-Marukami (8). E. Honorio (9). T. Killeng (7), G. López (6). Institutions: (1) Herbario CUZ, Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco. Perú. (2) Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC – España. (3) Missouri Botanical Garden. USA. (4) Jardín Botánico de Missouri – Perú. (5) Duke University. USA. (6) Red de Inventarios Forestales RAINFOR. (7) Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado. Bolivia. (8) Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana. Perú.

14:55 - 15:15: “The cloud forest of Perú”. Speaker: *M. Percy Nunez Vargas.

Authors: Nunez, P (1), Galiano, W (2). Institutions: (1) Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco. (2) Missouri Botanical Garden.

15:30-16.00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:20: “Can topography gradients explain high diversity of vascular epiphytes in the andean forest?”. Speaker: Glenda Mendieta-Leiva.

Authors: Mendieta-Leiva, G. (1), Werner A. F. (2). Institutions: (1) Phillips University of Marburg. (2) Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

16:20 - 16:40: “White sand forest in western amazon”. Speaker: Maria Cristina Peñuela-Mora.

Authors: Peñuela (1), Jiménez, E (2), Boot, R, (3, 4), Brienen, R (5), Cardenas,D (6), Davila,N (7), Duque, A (8), Fine, P (9), Honorio,E (10), Londoño, C (11), Phillips (5), and ter Steege, H (12). Institutions: (1) Universidad Regional Amazonica IKIAM, (2) Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Sur de la Amazonia (3) Tropenbos International, Neederlands (4) Adjunct professor in Sustainable tropical forest management at Utrecht University, (5) University of Leeds, (6) Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones científicas SINCHI, (7) Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, (8) Universidad Nacional de Colombia, (9) Berkeley University, (10) Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana -IIAP, (11) No institutional affiliation (12) Nederlands Centrum voor Biodiversiteit, NCB Naturalis.

16:40 - 17:00: "Hydroelectric reservoirs influence tree physiology and endemism". Speaker: Pia Parolin.

Authors: Parolin, P (1), and Ferreira, L.V. (2). Institutions: (1) University of Hamburg, Germany, (2) Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil.

*Not confirmed.

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