How drought influences tropical tree mortality
Tropical forest mortality increases due to climate change, particularly in drought conditions and rising heat. Little is known about how and to what extent drought and heat affect tree mortality. Rwanda is a developing country that has suffered wide-scale deforestation. The EU-funded TTMCC project proposes to study how drought and heat affect tropical tree mortality. The research will be done in three regions in Rwanda with different climatic conditions. In addition, the flora of the three regions selected presents a variety of trees and plants. The results will help predict and prevent tropical tree mortality.
Fields of science
- social sciencessociologydemographymortality
- engineering and technologycivil engineeringwater engineeringirrigation
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesecology
- agricultural sciencesagriculture, forestry, and fisheriesagriculturehorticulturearboriculture
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesatmospheric sciencesclimatologyclimatic changes