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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

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Forests dominate most terrestrial ecosystems. We study their evolution and how their rise to dominance altered global cycles of water, carbon and nutrients. We seek to understand why tropical forests are so diverse compared with temperate ones, investigate the threats to forests in a changing world and look at how new remote sensing technologies can track changes. Finally, we consider the effectiveness of international consevation efforts to protect and restore forests. Includes a visit to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden (1.7km, c.25 mins walk, c.20mins bus).


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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