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Namedr. AC Conte Jakovac

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OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitForest Ecology and Forest Management
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My research interest is on tropical plant ecology. I am specially interested in forest regeneration and ecological restoration. I have done my MSc in ecological restoration in the Mata Atlantica Forest in São Paulo, Brazil, at the UNICAMP university.

Later on I moved to Manaus, with a fellow scholarship to join the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia-INPA, to collaborated with research on the effects of land use on secondary succession, and on the management of secondary forests. (

In 2011 I started my PhD at Wageningen University. My PhD project had the aim to evaluate the consequences of agricultural intensification for swidden cultivation systems in the Amazon. I evaluated how intensification-driven changes in landscape dynamics, recovery capacity, productivity and management practices can affect the resilience of the system. 

In 2015 I graduated after definding my PhD thesis entitled "Resilience of Amazonian landscapes to agricultural intensification".

In May 2016 I started as a part-time postdoc at the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group.

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The resilience of swidden cultivation and secondary forests to agricultural intensification


2ndFOR network on secondary forests

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