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Tropical tree mortality in a changing climate

Project description

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.


Net EU contribution
€ 191 852,16
405 30 Goeteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00