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Preserving Tropical Treasures
July 24, 2015

Representatives of the ATBC Conservation Committee in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA. From left to right upper row: Tony Lynam (Co-Chair), Alice Hughes, Steven Turton, José Manuel Fragoso, Pia Parolin (Chair) and Roman Carrasco; lower row: Lisa Davenport and Norbert Kunert. (copyright: ATBC)
Forest scientist Norbert Kunert represented MPI for Biogeochemistry at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation (ATBC) which was held in Honolulu, Hawai from July 13 – 16, 2015.

The ATBC is a renowned international association promoting research and education in tropical biology. It aims at fostering conservation of tropical habitats which play a significant role not only in economy but more importantly in ecology and climate regulation.

This year’s meeting dealt with the resilience of island systems in the context of climate change. Norbert Kunert, specialist for tropical forest ecosystems, is member of the ATBC Conservation Committee and the Editorial Board, and he serves at ATBC postdoc representative.

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