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PRESENTATIONS

Since 1996 we have presented results from the mahogany research program at conferences, workshops, symposia, seminars, brown bag lunches, and more. We list these here, with links to narrative texts where these are available. Presentations in Brazil may be available only in Portuguese.

‘Mahogany Population Dynamics: Implications for International Trade’, October 2011 at the Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York (SCCS-NY). American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York. This conference brought together young scientists working in the fields of conservation and resource management. The results of the Growth & Yield Model, and their implications for forest regulations and management, were presented for the first time here. DOWNLOAD

‘Mogno (Swietenia macrophylla K.) na Amazônia Brasileira: Estudos de longo prazo sobre a dinâmica populacional e a ecologia de regeneração em direção ao manejo florestal sustentável (Mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon: Long-term studies of population dynamics, regeneration ecology & sustainable forest management)’ (with M Schulze & M Lentini), February 2011 at the III Latin-American Workshop of the ITTO-CITES Project on Ensuring International Trade in CITES-listed Timber Species is Consistent with their Sustainable Management and Conservation (III Taller Latino Americano del Programa ITTO-CITES para Asegurar que el Comercio Internacional de las Especies Maderables incluidas en CITES es consistente con su Manejo Sostenible y Conservación), Brasília, DF, Brazil. This workshop offered scientists working in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru an opportunity to present and discuss results from field research. This text is in Portuguese. DOWNLOAD

‘Modelo de Crescimento e de produtividade para o Mogno (The Big-Leaf Mahogany Growth & Yield Model)’ (with C Free & RM Landis), February 2011 at the III Latin-American Workshop of the ITTO-CITES Project on Ensuring International Trade in CITES-listed Timber Species is Consistent with their Sustainable Management and Conservation (III Taller Latino Americano del Programa ITTO-CITES para Asegurar que el Comercio Internacional de las Especies Maderables incluidas en CITES es consistente con su Manejo Sostenible y Conservación), Brasília, DF, Brazil. This text is in Portuguese. DOWNLOAD

‘Bigleaf mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon: population dynamics, regeneration ecology & sustainable forest management’ (with M Schulze), November 2004 at the 4th Meeting of the Mahogany Working Group, Cancún, Mexico. The Mahogany Working Group was established in 2000 by CITES to review and monitor trade and conservation status. This meeting was attended by CITES Management and Scientific Authorities from mahogany range nations in South and Central America, as well as representatives from importing nations, the business community, NGOs, and the scientific community.

‘Planes de ordenamiento’, ‘Área de distribución’, ‘Impacts of logging on natural mahogany populations in Brazil’, ‘Problems with conversion factors for estimating sawnwood volumes from roundwood volumes’, April 2007 at the International Workshop of Experts on Non-Detriment Findings on Bigleaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), a CITES workshop, Cancún, Mexico. Expert panelists prepared statements on four themes. DOWNLOAD

‘Big-leaf mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon: the life history of green gold’, March 2004 as a Middlebury College Biology Department Winter Seminar, Middlebury, VT, USA.

‘Sustainable management of mahogany’ (with P Barreto), October 2003 at the 2nd Meeting of the Mahogany Working Group, Belém, Pará, Brazil. This conference, sponsored by the CITES Secretariat & Brazilian Ministry of Environment, occurred one month before mahogany’s Appendix II listing became legally binding on CITES member nations. The meeting was attended by CITES Management and Scientific Authorities from mahogany range nations in South and Central America, as well as representatives from importing nations, the business community, NGOs, and the scientific community. DOWNLOAD

‘Big-leaf mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon: an update on prospects for a sustainable future’, March 2003 as a USDA Forest Service International Programs Seminar, Washington, DC, USA. DOWNLOAD

‘Big-leaf mahogany across the Brazilian Amazon: management options under different density, population structure, and land-use scenarios’, March 2003 as a USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry Seminar, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. DOWNLOAD

‘Temporal variation in reproductive phenology and fruit production: management implications from a case study in southeastern Brazilian Amazonia’ (with M Loveless), July 2002 at the Association of Tropical Biologists Annual Convention, Panama City, Panama.

‘Manejo da floresta natural de mogno’, May 2002 at the workshop ‘Comércio e Manejo Sustentável de Mogno (Sustainable Trade and Management of Mahogany)’, Belém, Pará, Brazil. This international workshop was co-hosted by the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) and the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agro-Pecuário (EMBRAPA). This text is in Portuguese. DOWNLOAD

‘Mogno (Swietenia macrophylla) no sudeste do Pará, Brasil: um estudo sobre história da vida com recomendações para produção sustentável das florestas nativas’, March 2002 at the University of São Paulo–Esalq, Department of Forest Science, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

‘Sustained-yield production of big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) from Acre, Brazil: testing forest conservation’s ability to pay’ (poster presentation with E Lima, E Vidal, A Veríssimo, P Barreto & R Salamão), February 2002 at Working Forests in the Tropics, Gainesville, Florida, USA. This conference was hosted by the University of Florida & the Forest Management Trust. DOWNLOAD

‘As implicações da ecologia do mogno no sudeste do Pará para o manejo’, November 2001 at the V Plywood & Tropical Timber International Congress (V Congresso Internacional de Compensado e Madeira Tropical), Belém, Pará, Brazil. The ‘Congresso’ is an annual or bi-annual convention and trade fair sponsored by the Association of Timber Exporting Industries of Pará (AIMEX). This text is in Portuguese. DOWNLOAD

‘Management implications of mahogany life history in southeast Pará, Brazil’, April 2001 at ‘The Impacts of Logging on Mahogany: Assessing the Environmental, Social, and Economic Consequences of Logging Swietenia macrophylla’, a seminar sponsored by the Oxford Forestry Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

‘Mahogany of the Brazilian Shield in southeast Amazonia: where population and landscape ecologies collide’, January 2001 as a Pennsylvania State University Ecology Department Master Observers Lecture, State College, Pennsylvania, USA. DOWNLOAD

‘Big-leaf mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon’, June 1999 as a USDA Forest Service International Programs Seminar, Washington, DC, USA.

‘Synthesis of mahogany natural history and management in the American tropics’ (with A Veríssimo), June 1998 at the Meeting of the Working Group on Mahogany, Brasília, DF, Brazil. Convened by the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, UNDP, and FAO, the Working Group meeting was attended by member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT), mahogany range nations outside the ACT, principal importing nations, and representatives from the business community, non-governmental organizations, and the scientific community. DOWNLOAD

‘Rates and fates of mahogany regeneration in closed and logged forests of southeastern Pará, Brazil: explaining pattern and process through life-history studies’, October 1996 at the International Conference on Big-Leaf Mahogany: Ecology, Genetic Resources and Management, San Juan, Puerto Rico. This conference was hosted by the US Forest Service’s International Institute of Tropical Forestry. The presentation was published in 2003 in modified form in the conference proceedings. DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD

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