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Olivier Jean Leonce Manzi

Doctoral Student

Dept of BioEnv -
Botan
Visiting address
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B
143 19 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg

About Olivier Jean Leonce Manzi

My PhD studies focus on tropical tree species in a changing climate. It is expected that climate change might particularly affect tropical trees as they are adapted to a moist and thermally stable environment. However, this hypothesis is poorly evaluated due to a lack of data. In this study, we will study traits and mechanisms that predispose tropical trees to mortality following heat and drought stresses. A major focus will be put on hydraulic, photochemical as well as biochemical traits. Using plantations of 20 species on different sites that exhibit large variation in elevation (1300-2400 m) and climate (14-21C; 850-1750 mm precipitation), we will be able to understand the impacts of increased temperature and drought on different species divided into different groups (Early vs late-successional, montane vs. lower-elevation species). Moreover, the water treatments at all sites will help us to disentangle the effect of temperature from that of drought.