Tree Mapping – “Conservation of local trees in urban environments”

(1) Tree Mapping Workshop Poster

Title              : “Conservation of local trees in urban environments”

Date              : 28 June 2014
Time             : 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Venue          : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dewan Kuliah 2, University Malaya
Google map: http://tinyurl.com/ovo63qw


 
Introduction:
The open-entry workshop is intended for any interested eco warriors. 
  1. The first part will illustrate the importance of trees in nature and man-made environment
  2. The second part addresses the potential of open-data and Web 2.0 to engage public participation for tree conservation. 
  3. Lastly, participants will be invited to name and map trees on the pericopsis.org web platform and to take action on concrete conservation projects.

The action of this workshop is in:

  • Malaysia’s national policy on biological diversity (NBP)
  • Promote and encourage the understanding and participation of the public and Institutions for the effective conservation and protection of biological diversity” (Strategy 2020 NBP12)
  • International Aichi Biodiversity target Nagoya 2010:By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably”

Agenda:

09:00    Welcome speech (Lecture Hall) by Matthias Gelber – Eco Warriors Malaysia 
09:10    Tree ecology in natural and man-made environments (Lecture Hall) by Dr Jean Weber – Universiti Putra Malaysia.
    • Tree ecology: Tree natural history, Carbon and nutrients cycling, Changing environments and biodiversity
    • The Dipterocarpaceae family: Ecology and flowering patterns, The ectomycorrhizal association, Conservation status
    • Ex-situ conservation: Modified environments and species dynamics, Habitat corridor and buffer zones, Identifying natural forests on satellite view (Google map)

09:40    Citizen participation to the conservation of endangered tree species (Lecture Hall) by Dr Siti Khadijah Rambe – Universiti Putra Malaysia 

  • Knowledge and distribution of cultivated species
  • The Web 2.0 for socially embedded tree conservationCoordinating small decisions and social engagement for tree biodiversity, Linking planted trees with population in nature.
  • Discussion of current and planned public initiatives

10:10    Rimba Ilmu and UMCARES projects (Lecture Hall), Speaker from UMCares 

10:30    Break.

10:40    Hands on tree naming and mapping with pericopsis.org (Computer lab)
                Dr Jean Weber, Siti Khadijah Rambe. Participants will be guided and assisted by a team of Eco Warriors members:

  • Recording a polygon
  • Naming a tree
  • Mapping a tree 

12:00   End of the workshop

 
 
Registration:
Please register at http://goo.gl/EYkew5 (this registration will help us estimate the number of participants attending)
 
For More Information:
Please see more on:
(2) How to Save Trees Poster
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday (connect with Mother Nature!)
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Bernard Eng

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