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I'm very pleased to share the result of a big project @GEB_macro co-led by @ThaiseEmilio and involving LOTS of collaborators from 48 countries and many institutions.

🌴 The Global Abundance of Tree Palms 🌴…

Read down for more... Howea forsteriana in Lord Howe Island (Australia). Photo by
But first: There are lots of important things to focus on right now besides a new paper.


We hope this serves as another interesting example of the power, value, and need for diversity in ecology. We are excited to share it!
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🌴Palm trees are iconic tropical forest plants. At least in some places, palms are also very abundant. Did you know that 6 of the top 10 most abundant "tree" species in Amazonia are palms?🌴… Aerial photo of Quistococha, a Mauritia flexuosa palm swamp
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A non-covid19 issue but still connected about the ongoing situation of forest research in Venezuela. For many years, and thanks to the pioneering effort of many people, we have one of the longest forest monitoring efforts in the tropical region: A thread🧶…
Since the 1950s, a swiss forester by the name Jean Pierre Veillon (right in the pic - 1914-2002) started a tremendous effort to monitor the dynamics and structure of different forest-types across Venezuela, supported by Universidad de Los Andes. Photo courtesy of Giorgio Tonella. Image
Later in the 1970s, scientists from the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) along with other international partners began an iconic project to understand the ecology of Amazon forests in San Carlos de Río Negro. Photo: Carl Jordan… Image
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