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2020: What a year!

2020: The Year in Pictures

As we wave farewell to this year, we pause to highlight some of 2020's principle features and accomplishments for ForestGEO.

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December 22, 2020
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Celebrating 30 Years of Network History

In 2020 we celebrate 30 years of being a global research network by sharing three new resources regarding ForestGEO's history.  

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December 15, 2020
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Spotlight Series: Albert Y. Kim on the Importance of Knowing Your Data’s Context

Albert Y. Kim (he/him)  will spend his upcoming sabbatical working virtually at the ForestGEO SCBI site in Front Royal, Virginia (USA) as a visiting scholar. 

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December 8, 2020
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Is the growth-mortality trade-off a general law of tropical forest ecology?

Assumed laws and the reality of lawlessness - testing for generality using data from ten ForestGEO sites

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November 23, 2020
Bier Kraichak

Spotlight Series: Ekaphan “Bier” Kraichak and the Epiphytic Organisms of Khao Chong (& Santa Cruz, Too)

Bier has done research at both the Santa Cruz and Khao Chong FDPs.  He currently heads up the Biodiversity Ecology and Evolution Research Lab and teaches at Kasetsart University.

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November 9, 2020
David Kenfack

David Kenfack Elected as a Fellow to the African Academy of Sciences

This distinguished membership recognizes African scientists who have “attained the highest level of excellence in their scientific field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of science regionally and globally.” 

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October 30, 2020
George Chuyong

Spotlight Series: George Chuyong and the Pleistocene Refugium of Korup, Cameroon

In 1997 the Korup 50-ha plot was coming to fruition with George Chuyong as one of its PIs.  He continues to be active in that role & is also a professor in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Buea.

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October 7, 2020
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ForestGEO Ecosystems and Climate Lab Launches Climate Data Portal

The ForestGEO Ecosystems & Climate Lab is pleased to introduce the ForestGEO Climate Data Portal.  It is hosted on GitHub and is the product of great collaboration.

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September 22, 2020
Erika Gonzalez-Akre

Spotlight Series: Erika Gonzalez-Akre & Her Path from the Tropics to SCBI’s Temperate Plot

As Erika prepares to depart from her role as the lab manager for ForestGEO's Ecosystems & Climate Lab, we say a hearty "Thank you!" and learn about her work there.

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September 10, 2020
Panorama of Ordway Swisher plot.

ForestGEO Welcomes 71st Plot to the Network: Ordway Swisher, Florida, USA

The Ordway Swisher Forest Dynamics Plot is a 23.04-ha upland sandhill forest near Melrose, Florida, USA.

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August 31, 2020
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Your Feedback in Action: New Networking Opportunity and Virtual Seminar Series

We appreciate the feedback that you shared and are pleased to introduce two new virtual programs: an early-career conversation group, and a monthly seminar series.

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August 24, 2020

Digital Resources from ForestGEO

Itching to learn a new skill? Seeking ForestGEO data, or a publication that uses it? Our latest blog post describes the resources available on our website, including a new page that highlights tutorials on science writing, software, and statistical analysis.

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July 30, 2020
Salomon Aguilar

Spotlight Series: Salomón Aguilar y Tres Decadas en la Isla de Barro Colorado, Panamá FDP

Salomón Aguilar ha contribuido a la ciencia de los bosques tropicales en BCI desde 1986. (entrevista en español e inglés | interview in Spanish and English)

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July 9, 2020
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ForestGEO Data Key to the Development and Testing of the NGEE-Tropics’ FATES Model

Data from the ForestGEO 50-ha plot in Barro Colorado Island has served as an ideal testbed for the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator.  

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June 24, 2020
Jim Lutz

Spotlight Series: Jim Lutz and the forest ecology of western North America

Jim Lutz has had a career spanning engineering, finance, and forest ecology.  Since 2003 he's been dedicated to Big Trees of the west coast of North America.

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June 9, 2020
Insects

ForestGEO's Arthropod Initiative: Leading the Way with Global Long-Term Science

ForestGEO's Arthropod Initiative offers nuance, standard protocols, and a committment to long-term monitoring to conversations about insect decline.

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May 26, 2020
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ForestGEO network adapts in response to COVID-induced changes

ForestGEO members find opportunities for capacity building, data analysis, and professional development.

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May 1, 2020
Álvaro Duque

Spotlight Series: Álvaro Duque & the tropical rainforest of Amacayacu

Álvaro started as a student of economics, then earned a PhD in forest ecology, and now is training the next generation of forest researchers at Amacayacu FDP.

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April 14, 2020

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