Assembly of food webs during tropical forest restoration

Research summary

Forests play a fundamental part in the well-being of humankind, and restoration of forests has now emerged as a global priority. Yet, it is still poorly understood how efficiently forest restoration can bring back the complexity of functioning ecosystems, such as the crucial networks of species interactions. In this project, we study the assembly of food webs during tropical forest restoration in Kibale National Park, Uganda.

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Research title
Assembly of food webs during tropical forest restoration

Research timeline
1.9.2019 - 1.8.2000

Keywords
community composition diversity food web insect restoration species richness tropical forest

Region
Africa

Countries
Finland

Institution
University of Eastern Finland
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Joensuu, Finland

Funding instrument
Academy of Finland

Head of research
Anu Valtonen

Research team
Sille Holm Geoffrey M. Malinga

Partners
Gulu University, Uganda Makerere University, Uganda

Contact information
Anu Valtonen
+358 50 442 4403
anu.valtonen@uef.fi
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28.1.2021