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Oliver Phillips Prof Oliver Phillips

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
o.phillips

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 36832

Student hours:
Tuesday

Research overview

My long-term research goal is to understand the dynamics of carbon and biodiversity across the world’s tropical forests, how these change with our changing climate, and how they may feedback on the whole planet. The scale of the endeavour is large, requiring global team-work and a multidisciplinary approach. I personally lead a team of more than 100 researchers in Leeds, across South America, and elsewhere, to understand the behaviour of Amazonian forests in the changing earth system.

Because tropical forests are so productive and still occupy a relatively large portion of the planet's surface, small differences in their carbon balance can have a significant impact on slowing, or accelerating, the rate of global climate change. They also harbour half the species on earth, so it is also vitally important to understand how the diversity of these forests is impacted by global atmospheric and climate change and how such changes in the ecological function of these forests in turn affect the carbon cycle. I am leading long-term monitoring in Amazonia that has been tracking forest dynamics, biomass, and biodiversity for 25 years. With colleagues this work now spans 130 sites across Amazonia  (the RAINFOR project), and with our Royal Society Research Fellow, Simon Lewis, we are developing similar research links across Africa. In this era of unprecedented environmental change, our goals are to integrate ecosystem and community ecology perspectives to understand how, where and why ecological processes and biodiversity are changing in apparently "intact" forests.

PhD Supervision

I would be interested in supervising PhDs on topics such as:

  • Tropical forest ecology, including floristic and vegetation dynamics

Research Students

  • Lindsay Banin: "Cross-continental comparisons of tropical forest diversity, structure and dynamics"
  • Simon Wilcock: “Valuing the Arc: the carbon balance of the eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania”
  • Euridice Honorio: “Integrating ecological and molecular information for widespread tree species in Western Amazonia”
  • Nikée Groot: “The other half of the equation: global variation in tree mortality”
  • Rosa Goodman: “Allometry of western Amazonian trees and implications for Amazon carbon balance”
  • Joey Talbot: “Biodiversity, carbon storage, and productivity of the world's tropical forests”

Presentations

2010

  • Australia:  C. Quesada, J. Lloyd, O.L. Phillips, F. Luizão, E. M. Oblitas Mendoza, and M. Schwarz.  A baseline for soil carbon monitoring in Amazonia. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, Australia , August 2010.
  • Brasil:  1st Latin American workshop of the GlobalSoilMap.net Consortium and the Latin American Soil Atlas.  EMBRAPA soils, Rio de Janiero, Brasil, September 2010 (Invited - accepted)
  • Brasil:  Oliver Phillips, Ted Feldpausch, Simon Lewis, Jon Lloyd, and researchers in the RAINFOR, AFRITRON and TROBIT networks. Carbon balance, drought sensitivity and allometric variation in tropical forests.  Symposium “Regional-scale budgets of greenhouse gases for Amazonia”. The Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, August 2010. (Invited, delivered by Ted Feldpausch).
  • Brasil:  M. Gloor. H. Rocha, J. Lloyd, L. Vanni-Gatti, O. Phillips et al.  The AMAZONICA “Amazon Integrated Carbon Analysis”, and CTLUC “Carbon tracker and Water Availabilty” projects, and links to the MOORE and RAINFOR forest census work. The Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, August 2010. (Invited, delivered by Ted Feldpausch).
  • Chile:  Santiago, Latin American Botanical Congress.  October 2010. Worldwide changes in tropical forest ecosystems.  (Invited).
  • Chile:  Santiago, Latin American Botanical Congress.  October 2010. (Invited - delivered by Euridice Honorio).
  • Colombia:  4th Forestry Symposium, Medellín, Colombia.  October 2010.  (Invited Keynote Presentation).
  • France:  International workshop on global measurements of forest biomass, Paris, France.  April 2010.  (Invited- delivered by Tim Baker).
  • Germany:  International Conference on Biodiversity.  “Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals: Challenges for Research and Action”. Frankfurt, Germany, December 1 to 3. (Invited Plenary Lecture – declined).
  • Germany:  Vegetation Databases and Climate Change Meeting, University Hamburg, Germany March 2010.  (Invited - delivered by Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez)
  • Indonesia:  Changing ecology of tropical forests: insights from 400 long-term plots from across the tropics.  S. L. Lewis, O. L. Phillips, AfriTRON Consortium, RAINFOR Consortium.  Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation annual meeting, July 2010, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Peru:  Investigación y Monitoreo de la Reserva National Tambopata y el Parque Nacional Bahuaja Sonene.  Universidad Católica del Perú, 13 August 2010.  Lima, Peru. (Invited ).
  • South Korea:  Seoul - IUFRO, World Forestry Conference August 2010, climate change impacts session (Invited – declined).
  • Taiwan:   International symposium on Forest Biodiversity and Conservation (11, 12 June 2010, Taiwan) (Invited - declined).
  • U.K.:  2nd Carbon from Space Workshop, Oxford, 6-8th September 2010.  RAINFOR: monitoring tropical forest carbon from the ground.  (Invited –delivered by Emmanuel Gloor).
  • U.K.:  Gloor, M., Phillips, O.L, Lloyd, J., Espirito Santo, F., Lewis, S.L., Baker, T.R., Malhi, Y. Does the disturbance hypothesis explain the biomass increase in basin-wide Amazon forest plot data?  British Ecological Society, Leeds, UK, September 2010 (invited).
  • UK.:  NERC workshop to define new UK thematic research programme in tropical forests.  May 2010 (Invited - accepted).
  • UK.:  Joint UK Land Use Exchange System (JULES) modelling meeting.  “Global measurement of tropical forest carbon balance and dynamics”.  June 2010 (Invited - accepted).
  • U.K.: Nikolaos Fyllas, Emanuel Gloor, Lina Mercado, Oliver Phillips & Jon Lloyd.  Development of a new simulation model coupling biochemical driven and individual based methods in representing ecosystem dynamics.  QUEST Earth System Science conference, Global Change, Climate and People AIMES Open Science Conference, 10-13 May 2010 - Edinburgh, UK.
  • U.S.: National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Biodiversity Information and Ecology Network (NCEAS-BIEN).  Santa Barbara, California, USA.  December 2010.
  • U.S.: Tim Baker, Oliver Phillips. Quantifying the importance of increased disturbance rates and drought for the carbon stocks of Amazonian forests.  Ecological Society of America invitation, Pittsburgh, August 2010, Saleska symposium.  (Invited- delivered by Tim Baker).
  • U.S.: Oliver Phillips, Tim Baker, Simon Lewis. Worldwide changes in tropical forest ecosystems.  Ecological Society of America invitation, Pittsburgh, August 2010 South-east Asia forests symposium.  (Invited – delivered by Tim Baker).
  • U.S.: Oliver Phillips. The Role of Forests in the Global Carbon Cycle Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, July 26-30, 2010.  Expert workshop organised by Princeton University and the US Forest Service.  (Invited).

2009

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires invitation IUFRO, World Forestry Conference. November 2009 (Invited – declined)
  • China: Tropical forest carbon balance 1980-2010. International workshop on global forest carbon balance, Peking University, Beijing, China.  November 2009.  (Invited – accepted)
  • China: P.Friedlingstein, S.L. Piao, S.Sitch, P. Foster, S.Lewis, O. Phillips, I.C. Prentice, P. Ciais.  Global impact of regional-scale interactions between the carbon and water cycles.  New Phytologist Symposia, Carbon Cycling in Tropical Ecosystems, Guangzhou, China. November 2009.
  • Colombia:  Amazon carbon dynamics presentation, Jardín Botánico Joaquin Uribe, Medellín, Colombia.  April 2009. Invited.
  • Netherlands:  Drought indices and carbon exchange EU Co-ordination Action Carbon Observation System (COCOS): Netherlands National Academy of Science and Vrie University, Amsterdam. October 2009. panel/ keynote  (invited). 
  • U.K.:  Amazon drought 2005 presentation in the Amazon Climate Change Workshop hosted by the Hadley Centre at the Met Office, Exeter (July 2009). panel/ keynote  (invited). 
  • US. National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Biodiversity Information and Ecology Network (NCEAS-BIEN).  NCEAS, Santa Barbara, California, USA.  December 2009.  Invited - declined

2008

  • Brasil: Eliana Jiménez Rojas et al.  Total net primary production in forests on contrasting soils in Colombian Amazon: does belowground offset lower aboveground production in poorer soils?  LBA Science Conference, Manaus, Brasil.  November 2008.   Invited.
  • Brasil: RAINFOR: environmental and temporal patterns in the dynamics of. Amazon forests (in session: Permanent plot networks for inventory of biodiversity and carbon stocks: integrating taxonomic and ecosystem objectives).  LBA Science Conference, Manaus, Brasil.  November 2008.
  • Brasil: Permanent plots and Amazon forest carbon dynamics (in session: Forest Dynamics, Natural Disturabance, and Recovery).  LBA Science Conference, Manaus, Brasil.  November 2008.  Invited.
  • Brasil: Co-Organised international invitational workshop. AMAZONICA talk, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. August 2008.
  • Brasil: Organised the symposium “Permanent plot networks for inventory of biodiversity and carbon stocks: integrating taxonomic and ecosystem objectives”, at the LBA Science Conference, Manaus, Brasil.  November 2008.
  • Peru: Organised international invitational forest ecology workshop. RAINFOR, Estación Biológica Los Amigos, Puerto Maldonado, Peru. August 2008.
  • U.K.: Markus Wagner, Julie Peacock, Oliver L. Phillips, et al. Predicting tree species richness in Amazonian rainforests: What is the best approach?  British Ecological Society, autumn 2008 meeting.
  • U.K. Oliver Phillips.  "Recent Changes in Mature Amazonian Forests: what on earth is going on?  Lecture, University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences. 31st January 2008.
  • US: National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Biodiversity Information and Ecology Network (NCEAS-BIEN).  NCEAS, Santa Barbara, California, USA.  December 2008.   Invited.

2007

  • Brasil: “Amazon Forest Dynamics and Carbon Balance since 1980”.  Plenary, LBA-ECO scientific meeting, Salvador, Brasil.  Invited.
  • Brasil: “Intensity and frequency of death across Amazonia: the view from the ground”. Forest Disturbance Workshop, LBA-ECO scientific meeting, Salvador, Brasil.  Invited
  • Cameroon: Parmentier Ingrid et al.  “Patterns and causes of tree diversity of African rain forests”. AETFAT congress in Yaoundé in February/March 2007.
  • Colombia:  Oliver Phillips, Eliana María Jiménez Rojas, Maria Cristina Peñuela Mora, Esteban Álvarez, Johan Mauricio Alvarez Estrada, Sandra Patiño. Alometría de bosques amazónicos adyacentes: implicaciones en las estimaciones de la biomasa aérea.  IV Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, Medellín, Colombia.  April 2007.
  • Colombia: Patiño S, et al. Disentangling the patterns of tree species distribution in the Amazon basin: evidence fron functional convergence of a single physical property of plant tissue. Actualidades Biológicas, Universidad de Antioquia, 29 Sup 1: 143-144.
  • Colombia: Eliana Jiménez Rojas et al. “Mortalidad de arbolitos entre 2.5 y 10 cm de diámetro en tres bosques de la Amazonia Colombiana”. IV Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, Medellín, Colombia.  April 2007.
  • Colombia: Eliana María Rojas et al. “Estimación de la asignación de carbono a la productividad aérea en bosques de la Amazonia noroccidental”. IV Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, Medellín, Colombia.  April 2007.
  • U.K.: Co-Organised the international invitational workshop “The Third RAINFOR International Science Conference”, University of Edinburgh, U.K., July 2007.
  • U.K.: Changes in Amazonian Forests, 1980-2005. Invited presentation to the international conference "Climate Change and the Fate of The Amazon" at the University of Oxford, 20-22 March 2007.

2006

  • Bolivia: Phillips, O.L.  ABBIF/ ATDN/ RAINFOR workshop, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Bolivia: Phillips, O.L.  Co-Organised international workshop ”PAN-AMAZONIA”, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
  • Brasil: Phillips, O.L.  O Projecto RAINFOR, 2001-.  Invited seminar, Instituto Biologia, Universidad de Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  December 2006.
  • Brasil: Phillips, O.L.  Ecological Change in Amazon Forest Plots.  Invited expert on forest biomass assessment and monitoring, BIOTA workshop to determine biomass of the Atlantic tropical forest, Ubatuba, Sao Paolo, Brazil.  December 2006.
  • U.K.: Phillips, O.L.  The 2005 Amazon drought: how bad for trees?  “The Second RAINFOR International Science Conference”, University of Oxford, June 2006.
  • U.K. Parmentier Ingrid et al. Patterns and drivers of the tree a-diversity of African rain forests: is diversity controlled by climate? British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, University of Oxford, UK. 5-7 September 2006.

2005

  • Colombia: Phillips, O.L.  Bosques tropicales y el ciclo mundial de carbono: pasado, presente, futuro.  November 2005.  Course on ecophysiology of Amazon forests.  Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Leticia.  Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia. Invited Speaker.
  • Colombia: Phillips, O.L.   Cambios en espacio y tiempo en la ecologia de los bosques Amazonicos.  February 2005.  Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Leticia.  Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia. Invited Speaker.
  • Greece: Phillips, O.L.   Global change and the Amazon rainforest.  April 2005.  Universidad of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece. Invited Speaker.
  • Peru:  Phillips, O.L.  Bosques tropicales y el ciclo mundial de carbono: pasado, presente, futuro.  November 2005.  Symposium on biodiversity and conservation of Peruvian tropical forests, Universidad Catolica, Lima, Peru. Invited Speaker.
  • Peru: Phillips, O.L.  Bosques tropicales y el ciclo mundial de carbono: pasado, presente, futuro.  November 2005.  Symposium on future of lowland forests in Madre de Dios, Reserva Nacional Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Peru. Invited Speaker.
  • U.K.: Organised the international invitational workshop “The First RAINFOR International Science Conference: new findings in tropical forest ecology”, University of Leeds, U.K., August 2005.
  • U.K.: Lewis, S.L., Phillips, O.L., Baker, T.R., Malhi, Y. and Lloyd, J.  Tropical Forests and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: Current Knowledge and Potential Future Scenarios.  Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, conference sponsored by DEFRA, Meteorological Office, Exeter, U.K.  February 2005.

2004

  • Brasil: Pan-Amazonia: a training network in South American ecosystem science.  International workshop, Caxiuana, MPEG, Belem, Para, Brazil (invited Organiser). August 2004.
  • Brasil: Invited symposium Convenor  “Variation of Forest Ecosystem Processes Across Amazonia” at the July 2004 LBA III scientific meeting, Brasilia, Brasil. July 2004.
  • Brasil: Phillips, O.L. Pattern and process in Amazon forest dynamics.  July 2004. LBA III, Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Denmark: Phillips, O.L. et al. People and Plants in Amazonian Peru.  March 2004. Invited speaker, Ethnoecology Thematic Day, Institute for Systematic Botany, University of Arhus, Denmark.
  • France: Phillips, O.L. et al.  Building a Network for Monitoring Forest Structure and Dynamics, at the February 2004 launch of the EU-FP6 Pan-AMAZONIA project workshop, Centre Nacional de Recherce Scientifique, Delegation Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France.
  • Germany: Phillips, O.L. Overview of RAINFOR Amazon carbon cycle and functional change research, at the January 2004 EU-FP6 ACCLIMATE proposal workshop, Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, Potsdam, Germany.
  • U.S.: Baker, T., Phillips, O., and 27 others. January 2004. Spatial and temporal variation in Amazonian forest structure and dynamics. On-line Andean Biodiversity Consortium conference, hosted by University of California, Davis [Poster}.
  • U.S: Phillips, O.L., Lewis, S.L., Malhi, Y.   A general framework for testing hypotheses of drivers of ecological change in mature tropical forests.  May 2004.  NASA workshop on Amazon carbon dynamics. Invited speaker.  New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
  • U.S: Phillips, O.L. The RAINFOR project.  May 2004.  NASA workshop on Amazon carbon dynamics. Invited speaker.  New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

2003

  • Germany: Phillips, O.L. et al. Dynamics of Amazon forests, at the December 2003 RAINFOR workshop, Max Planck Institute fur Biogeochemistrie, Jena, Germany.
  • Germany: Patiño, S., and 8 others.  May 2003.  Max-Planck Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, review meeting: Variation in leaf nutrient status across the Amazon. [Poster]
  • Germany: Baker, T., Phillips, O., and 27 others.  May 2003.  Spatial and temporal variation in Amazonian forest structure and dynamics. Max-Planck Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, review meeting: [Poster]
  • U.K.: Lewis, S.L., Phillips, O.P., Malhi, Y. & 27 others.  Impacts of global change on tropical forest dynamics, at the September 2003 British Ecological Society annual meeting, University of Manchester, U.K. [Presented by Lewis]
  • U.K.: Baker, T.R., Phillips, O.L., Malhi, Y., & 14 others. Functional gradients in tropical forest composition: implications for biomass and productivity across Amazonia.  at the September 2003 British Ecological Society annual meeting, University of Manchester, U.K. [Presented by Baker]
  • U.K.: Lewis, S., Phillips, O., Malhi, Y. & 27 others.  Long-term ecological research and monitoring in the tropical forest biome.   At the September 2003 British Ecological Society annual meeting, Manchester, U.K. [Presented by Lewis]
  • U.K.: Baker, T., Phillips, O., and 27 others.  June 2003.  Climatic control of regional-scale patterns of forest structure in Amazonia.  Global Terrestrial Observation System meeting, Sheffield, UK: [Poster] U.K. Organiser of the symposium “Long-term research networks in tropical ecology” at the July 2003 Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation international meeting, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • U.K.: Phillips, O.L., Baker, T., Malhi, Y. & 24 others. A long-term network to understand patterns and changes in old-growth Amazon forests ("RAINFOR"), at the July 2003 Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation international meeting, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. [Presented by Phillips]
  • U.K. Lewis, S.L., Phillips, O.P., Malhi, Y. & 27 others.  Impacts of global change on tropical forest dynamics, at the July 2003 Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation international meeting, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. [Presented by Lewis]
  • U.K. Baker, T.R., Phillips, O.L., Malhi, Y., & 14 others. Functional gradients in tropical forest composition: implications for biomass and productivity across Amazonia.  at the July 2003 Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation international meeting, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. [Presented by Baker]
  • U.K.: Ruokolainen, K., Phillips, O.L., Vásquez M., R., Yli-Halla, M. & Tuomisto, H. Regional pattern of tree species distributions from Peruvian Amazonia: does it show dispersal limitation, homogeneity or edaphic control?  at the July 2003 Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation international meeting, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. [Presented by Ruokolainen]
  • U.S: Phillips, O.L., Baker, T., Malhi, Y., Lewis, S.L. Ecological changes in old-growth neotropical forests, at the October 2003 BIOMERGE Adapative Synthesis II workshop, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • U.S: Phillips, O.L. Change over space and time in Amazon forests.  Invited seminar speaker, October 2003, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A.

2002

  • Brasil: Malhi, Y., Lloyd, J., Phillips, O. and 28 others. July 2002.  Large-Scale Atmosphere Biosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) II Scientific Congress, Manaus, Brasil. Forest Structure and Dynamics across the Amazon Basin: Implications for Carbon Budgets? [Presented by Lloyd]
  • Brasil: Baker, T., Phillips, O., and 8 others.  July 2002.  Large-Scale Atmosphere Biosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) II Scientific Congress, Manaus, Brasil.  Workshop - Analysis of forest carbon budgets at the site scale: are mature Amazon upland forests sequestering carbon? [Presented by Baker]
  • Hungary: Malhi, Y., Phillips, O., and 25 others.  March 2002. CARBO-EUROPE meeting, Budapest, Hungary.  The RAINFOR project: carbon balance and trends in old-growth Amazonian forests. [Poster]
  • Netherlands: ter Steege, H. et al., and 23 others. April 2002. COP on Biodiversity (COP6-CBD), the Hague, Netherlands. Tree a-diversity, -density, and rainfall-seasonality across the Amazon basin. [Poster]
  • Panama: Convenor with Yadvinder Malhi of the invited symposium ‘Anthropogenic atmospheric change and its interactions with tropical forests’ at the August 2002 Association for Tropical Biology international meeting, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.
  • Panama: Phillips, O. and 13 others.  August 2002.  The Association for Tropical Biology, STRI, Panama: Tropical Forests, Past, Present, Future.   Changes in forest composition, structure, and dynamics: results from field studies. [Presented by Phillips]
  • Panama: Baker, T., Phillips, O., and Malhi, Y.  August 2002.  The Association for Tropical Biology, STRI, Panama: Tropical Forests, Past, Present, Future.   Searching for changes in the structure of Amazonian forests. [Presented by Baker]
  • Panama: Lewis, S., Phillips, O., and Malhi, Y. August 2002.  The Association for Tropical Biology, STRI, Panama: Tropical Forests, Past, Present, Future.   What’s driving global changes in tropical forests?: a framework for testing causal mechanisms, hypotheses, and some initial results. [Presented by Lewis]
  • Panama: ter Steege, H. et al., and 22 others. August 2002.  The Association for Tropical Biology, STRI, Panama: Tropical Forests, Past, Present, Future. Tree composition, diversity, density, and rainfall seasonality across the Amazon basin. [Presented by ter Steege].
  • Panama: Baker, T., Phillips, O., and 33 others.  August 2002.  The Association for Tropical Biology, STRI, Panama: Tropical Forests, Past, Present, Future. Climatic and edaphic control of regional-scale patterns of forest structure in Amazonia. [Poster]
  • Peru: Monteagudo, A., Phillips, O., Galiano, W., Núñez V., P.  June 2002. IX CONABOT, Iquitos, Peru.  Una metodología de evaluación de la biodiversidad y de los recursos del bosque. [Presented by Monteagudo]

2001

  • Phillips, O.  October 2001.  The Annual Global Diversity Foundation/ Kew Ethnobotany Lecture.  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Plants and people in Amazonian Peru. 
  • Malhi, Y., Phillips, O., Grace, J. August 2001.  6th International Carbon Dioxide Conference. Tokyo, Japan. The magnitude of the carbon sink in intact Amazonian rain forest: results from recent field studies and comparison with atmospheric inversion models. [Presented by Malhi]
  • Monteagudo M., A., Phillips, O., Galiano S., W., Núñez V., P.  June 2001.  International Symposium on Manu Biosphere Reserve and Tropical Forest Management.  Puerto Maldonado, Peru.   Metodologias y resultados del Proyecto Biodiversidad y Comunidad. [Presented by Monteagudo]

2000

  • Dymond, C., Carver, S., Phillips, O.  August 2000.  4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling. Banff, Colorado, U.S.A. Investigating spatial relationships between wilderness and biodiversity. [Presented by Dymond].
  • Phillips, O., Galiano S., W., Núñez V., P., Monteagudo M., A., Chuspe Zans, M.E. April 2000.  Peruvian Botanical Congress: Arequipa, Peru. Biodiversidad y Comunidad: Diversidad arborea de los bosques tropicales de Madre de Dios. [Presented by Galiano]

1999

  • Organised with Hanna Tuomisto the invitational symposium ‘Floristic composition of neotropical rain forests: ecological, biogeographical and conservational considerations’ at the August 1999 XVI International Botanical Congress, St. Louis, U.S.A..
  • Phillips, O., K. Ruokolainen and R. Vásquez.  December 1999.  British Ecological Society: Winter Meeting, Leeds, U.K. Tree floristic diversity in western Amazonia. [Presented by Phillips]
  • Phillips, O., K. Ruokolainen and R. Vásquez.  August 1999. XVI International Botanical Congress, St. Louis, U.S.A..  Floristic variation among trees in equatorial Peru. [Presented by Phillips]
  • José Farfan, A., and Phillips, O. July 1999.  Directorio Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana, annual meeting, Quillabamba, Cusco, Peru.  Proyecto Biodiversidad y Comunidad. [Presented by Farfan]
  • Wood, D., and Phillips, O. July 1999. University of Madras, India.  An integrated methodology for biodiversity assessment in Amazonia. [Presented by Wood]
  • Vormisto, J., O. Phillips, K. Ruokolainen, H. Tuomisto, and R. Vásquez.  March 1999.  British Ecological Society. A comparison of small-scale distribution patterns of four plant groups in an Amazonian rainforest.  [Poster]