9 November 2009
Professor Yadvinder Malhi advises Copenhagen Ghost Forest Exhibition
ECI's Professor Yadvinder Malhi has been a key advisor to the extraordinary Ghost Forest exhibition which will be appearing Londonís Trafalgar Square from 16-22 November, on its way to Copenhagen. Ghost Forest features 10 immense rainforest tree stumps from Ghana, most with their buttress roots still attached. The exhibition seeks to raise public awareness of the connections between deforestation and climate change, and is the work of Oxford artist Angela Palmer. The 10 tree stumps come from a regulated, commercially logged tropical rainforest in Ghana, where Professor Malhi is leading new field work on forest carbon dynamics.
Professor Malhi and his team have already done considerable work on forest carbon dynamics in the Amazon but very little is known for the great forests of the Congo and West Africa.
The tree stumps will travel on to Copenhagen to coincide with the UN COP15 Climate Change Conference in December (7th-18th), after their week in Trafalgar Square.