The tropical managed forests observatory: a research network addressing the future of tropical logged forests

Plinio Sist 1, * Ervan Rutishauser 2 Marielos Pena-Claros 3 Alexander Shenkin 4, 5 Bruno Herault 6 Lilian Blanc 1 Christopher Baraloto 6 Fidele Baya 7 Fabrice Benedet 1 Katia Emidio da Silva 8 Laurent Descroix 9 Joice Nunes Ferreira 10 Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury 1 Marcelino Carneiro Guedes 11 Ismail Bin Harun 12 Riina Jalonen 13 Milton Kanashiro 10 Haruni Krisnawati 14 Mrigesh Kshatriya 15 Philippa Lincoln 16 Lucas Mazzei 10 Vincent Medjibe 17, 18 Robert Nasi 15 Marcus Vinicius N. d'Oliveira 19 Luis C. de Oliveira 20 Nicolas Picard 1 Stephan Pietsch 21 Michelle Pinard 22 Hari Priyadi 23, 15 Francis. E. Putz 24 Ken Rodney 25 Vivien Rossi 1 Anand Roopsind 25 Ademir Roberto Ruschel 10 Nur Hajar Zamah Shari 12 Cintia Rodrigues de Souza 8 Farida Herry Susanty 14 Eleneide Doff Sotta 11 Marisol Toledo 26 Edson Vidal 27 Thales A. P. West 24 Verginia Wortel 28 Toshihiro Yamada 29
Abstract : While attention on logging in the tropics has been increasing, studies on the long-term effects of silviculture on forest dynamics and ecology remain scare and spatially limited. Indeed, most of our knowledge on tropical forests arises from studies carried out in undisturbed tropical forests. This bias is problematic given that logged and disturbed tropical forests are now covering a larger area than the so-called primary forests. A new network of permanent sample plots in logged forests, the Tropical managed Forests Observatory (TmFO), aims to fill this gap by providing unprecedented opportunities to examine long-term data on the resilience of logged tropical forests at regional and global scales. TmFO currently includes 24 experimental sites distributed across three tropical regions, with a total of 490 permanent plots and 921ha of forest inventories.
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Plinio Sist, Ervan Rutishauser, Marielos Pena-Claros, Alexander Shenkin, Bruno Herault, et al.. The tropical managed forests observatory: a research network addressing the future of tropical logged forests. Applied Vegetation Science, Wiley, 2015, 18 (1), pp.171-174. ⟨10.1111/avsc.12125⟩. ⟨hal-01204230⟩



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