Determinants of tropical vegetation structure and function

The 44th New Phytologist Symposium, 'Determinants of tropical vegetation structure and function', was held at the Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites Alisa, Accra, Ghana, 7–9 August 2019. Thank you to all the organisers, speakers and delegates for your contributions. 

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Abstract book

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Poster prize winners

Congratulations to our poster prize winners! 



Winner of the 44th New Phytologist Symposium poster prize:

Mohammed Armani 'Early emergence and investment in spines across saplings' 

View Mohammed's winning poster here


Runners up:

Monique Botha 'What is driving grassland-forest boundaries? Assessing the effects of fire and frost on tree seedling survival and architectural traits'

George Ametsitsi 'Sharp transitions with soft edges? Three years of field observations reveal multiple firemediated feedbacks in a forest-savanna ecotone in West Africa'


Helen Pinfield-Wells
Managing Editor
New Phytologist