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Conference: Climate change and the fate of the Amazon

Oriel College
University of Oxford
20-22 March 2007

Tuesday 20 March

TimeSpeakerTitlePodcastPowerpoint slides
11:00-11:05 Derek Morris Welcome Listen to podcastNo Slides available
11:05-11:15 Diana Liverman Welcome Listen to podcastNo Slides available
11:15-11:20 Ian Goldin Welcome Listen to podcastNo Slides available
11:20-11:40 Yadvinder Malhi Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon: An introduction to conference structure and aims Listen to podcastDownload Slides
11:40-12:20 John Schellnhuber Tipping Points in the Earth System Not available onlineNot available online
12:20-1:00 Carlos Nobre Gradual Climate Change or "Tipping Points" in the system Listen to podcastDownload Slides
2:00-2:40 Peter Cox Was the Amazon Drought of 2005 Human Caused? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
2:40-3:20 Jose Marengo Climate in the Amazon Basin: from interannual variability to climate change Listen to podcastDownload Slides
3:20-4:00 Phil Harris What are the patterns of climate that threaten the Amazon Biome? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
4:30-5:10 Chris Huntingford How robust is the HadCM3 Amazon "dieback" result? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
5:10-5:50 Laurens Ganzeveld The influence of Amazonian forests and their loss on the chemistry of the atmosphere Listen to podcastDownload Slides
7:00-8:00 Thomas Lovejoy Climate change: prospects for nature Not availableDownload Slides

Wednesday 21 March

TimeSpeakerTitlePodcastPowerpoint slides
8:30-9:10 Luiz Aragao The extent and impacts of the 2005 Amazon drought Listen to podcastDownload Slides
9:10-9:50 Oliver Phillips Change in mature Amazonian forests, 1980-2005 Listen to podcastDownload Slides
9:50-10:30 Carlos Peres Biodiversity erosion in fire-prone Amazonian forests Listen to podcastWill be available shortly
11:00-11:40 Patrick Meir The possibly impacts of drought on Amazonian forests Listen to podcastDownload Slides
11:40-12:20 Jon Lloyd Effects of rising temperatures and C02 concentration on the physiology of tropical forests Listen to podcastDownload Slides
12:20-1:00 Sharon Cowling Physiological responses to temperature and C02 and the extent of the Amazon forest Listen to podcastDownload Slides
2:00-2:40 Monica Senna and Marcos Costa Structure of Amazonian vegetation in the first half of the 21st Century Listen to podcastDownload Slides
2:40-3:20 Frank Mayle How stable or variable is the climate of Amazonia? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
3:20-4:00 Mark Bush Legacies of pre-columbian disturbance on Amazonian forests Listen to podcastDownload Slides
4:30-5:10 Michael Keller Contemporary processes in Amazonia and implications for the future of Amazonia Listen to podcastDownload Slides
5:10-5:50 Dan Nepstad Interactions between Amazon economies, ecosystems and climate from 1996 to 2050: opportunities for policy interventions Listen to podcastDownload Slides
5:50-6:30 Stephen Perz Land-use decision-making and the future of Amazonia Listen to podcastDownload Slides

Thursday 22 March

TimeSpeakerTitlePodcastPowerpoint slides
9:00-9:40 Tim Killeen How can conservation strategies plan for climate impacts in Amazonia? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
9:40-10:20Juan Carlos Riveros Amazon conservation biology: the challenge of representing biodiversity in a changing environment Listen to podcastDownload Slides
10:20-11:00 Eduardo Brondizio Human Dimensions of climate change: the vulnerability of small farmers in the Amazon Listen to podcastDownload Slides
11:30-12:10Emily Boyd Adaptive governance: a remedy for amazonia? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
12:10-12:50 Don Sawyer Amazon interventions and climate change Listen to podcastDownload Slides
2:00-2:40Timmons Roberts What drives environmental policymaking in the Brazilian Amazon? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
2:40-3:20Diogenes Alves Social-science perspectives on environmental change in the Brazilian Amazon Listen to podcastDownload Slides
3:50-4:30 Richard Betts What impact would the dieback of Amazonia have on regional and global climate, carbon, water, and energy cycles? Listen to podcastDownload Slides
4:30-5:10Johannes Ebelling The potential of reducing emissions from deforestation to protect the amazon and mitigate climate change Listen to podcastDownload Slides
5:10-5:50Kevin Conrad The geopolitics of reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries Not AvailableDownload Slides
5:50-6:30 Yadvinder Malhi Conference Overview Listen to podcastDownload Slides