Associate Professor Wolf L. Eiserhardt receives the prestigious Sapere Aude grant of 5,9 mio DKK

The Sapere Aude grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark is of nearly DKK 6.000.000 , and it gives Wolf L. Eiserhardt the opportunity to expand his research on the species of the tropical rainforest with a focus on biodiversity research.

11.12.2018 | Maria Blach Nielsen

Rainforests are under pressure almost everywhere they occur. To gauge the consequences of its actions, society needs to understand what exactly is lost when rainforests are cut down or degraded by anthropogenic climate change. For example, how many millions of years of evolutionary process are being lost? Half the world’s species live in tropical rainforest even though this type of forest only covers a tiny percentage of the world’s surface. In his project Wolf L. Eiserhardt will investigate how the three fundamental processes, speciation, extinction and migration, can explain the biodiversity of the tropical rainforest, with focus on rainforest plants, one of the best documented and ecologically most important branches of the Tree of Life.

Read more here: https://dff.dk/en/grants/research-leaders-2018/wolf-l-eiserhardt?set_language=en

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