Record application and participant numbers at the BNS expedition project 2016 to Brazil and Peru.
The Brasil Norte-Sul expedition project 2016 (BNS16) currently prepares B.Sc./M.Sc. students from six European universities (Freiburg, Eberswalde, Krakow, Dresden, Hamburg, Vienna) for their upcoming trip to the South American forestry and wood sector.
Political entities (National Forestry authorities, Brasília) as well as the leading academic institutions (UFPR, UFRRJ, UFSC, UnB, UNAMAD) are opening their doors to discuss the challenges of forestry and forest product utilization in the context of global change in the Amazon and adjacent biomes. The content and programme is to be found here:
The participants form three topic panels to discuss key issues and deliver the learnt concepts to our students at the home institutions.
Panel I: Relationship of the progressive land-use change by unsustainable agriculture and illegal tropical hardwood logging – the role of national regulations, law enforcement and the consumer markets
Panel II: National parks, tribal community agroforestry, non-timber forest products and low impact logging – Different approaches to the same problem
Panel III: Production of lignocellulosic feedstock in large-scale plantations - differentiation of the advantages and disadvantages for population, regions and the country's economy