This project aims to improve our understanding of the responses of tropical forests to climate change, logging and deforestation. Fire and the future the the Amazon Invited talk. Does degradation favour tree communities dominated by small-seeded and wind-dispersed species, reducing their value for large-bodied mammals? Journal of Applied Ecology Journal Editorial activity. Teaching I teach on a variety of modules within the Ecology and Conservation and Geography undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, using my expertise in tropical forests to illustrate the many tensions between economic development and conservation. I have been working in the Brazilian Amazon since , but also work in other tropical countries in Africa and South and Central America. Professor Jos Barlow Professor of Conservation Science Research Interests I am interested in understanding how human activities impact tropical forest biodiversity, and the ecosystem services and functions that biodiversity delivers. The functional consequences of forest degradation in Amazonia Forest degradation through logging, fire and fragmentation effects are well known to impact on forest composition. Forest degradation through logging, fire and fragmentation effects are well known to impact on forest composition.
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