Title of symposium:
Invertebrates and ecological processes in modified tropical landscapes

Principal organizer:
Professor Roger KITCHING
Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland 4111, AUSTRALIA

Co-organizers:
Ms Lois KINNEEN,
Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA

Assoc Prof Aki NAKAMURA, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA

List of speakers and presentation titles

0000-0015
Roger KITCHING (Griffith University, Australia)
INTRODUCTION. The dimensions of forest modification: what is lost and what is gained.

0015-0030
Akihiro NAKAMURA (Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, Yunnan, China)
Ecological Impacts of rubber plantations in south-western China

0030-0045
Jane HARDWICK (Griffith University, Australia)
Responses of Orthoptera to landscape-scale habitat modification in Sabah, Malaysia

0045-0100
Feilipe FRANCA (Lancaster University, UK & EMBRAPA AmazĂ´nia Oriental, Brazil)
How do climate shocks affect dung beetles and faecal-detritus processes in human-modified forests?

0100-0115
Tom FAYLE (University of Southern Bohemia Czech Republic)
Ants, fragmentation and function.

0115-0130
Lois KINNEEN (Griffith University, Australia)
The initial responses of insect herbivory to rainforest fragmentation

0130-0145
HOOD Amelia (University of Cambridge, UK)
Removing ants reduces ecosystem functioning in oil palm plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia

0145-0200
Marisa STONE, (Griffith University, Australia)
Recovery of insect-mediated leaf litter decomposition during reforestation