A01 - Long-term vegetation dynamics, plant phenology and plant-pollinator interactions in rainforest and rainforest transformations in central Sumatra

Long-term vegetation, climate dynamics and human-landscape interactions will be reconstructed using multi-proxy palaeoecological methods in order to provide a synthesis on historical perspective on the future scenarios of environmental change at landscape level. Plant phenology, dispersal and reproductive strategies will be studied via pollen rain analysis in different transformation system and levels of biodiversity enrichment plots as well as landscape assessment. Plant-pollinator interactions will be investigated in order to assess the effect of rainforest transformation on the pollination function and network. As new method, metabarcoding will be applied in these different analyses. Extended Summary

A01 team at work at Danau Bento, Kerinci, Jambi