Taking stock of the world's tropical forests

Aston Webb C Block Main Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 21 June 2022 (16:00-17:30)

Deanne Brettle - d.brettle@bham.ac.uk

Part of the 2022 BIFoR Annual Meeting

Professor Jérôme Chave from University Toulouse delivers the keynote speech - Taking stock of the world's tropical forests

Tropical reforestation and forest regrowth are often cited as an affordable strategy to mitigate fossil emissions. However, their impact on the climate depends on how the programmes are implemented. Central to this strategy is the emergence of consistent, accurate and reliable forest monitoring systems, to evaluate the performance of forest-based carbon sequestration programmes. 

Professor Chave is a CNRS research director, director of the Evolution and Biological Diversity unit in Toulouse, and head of the French laboratoire d'excellence Centre d'Etude de la Biodiversité Amazonienne (French Guiana). As an adviser to the European Space Agency, he has been involved since 2009 in the BIOMASS Earth Explorer satellite, which will be launched in 2023. He is the co-lead of the global GEO-TREES initiative, which aims to provide ground-based validation for forest carbon remote sensing projects. 

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