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News Posted on Wed, December 13, 2017 14:48:03

Eighteen institutions have signed up to the Tropical managed Forests Observatory MoU. The network will now benefit from greater visibility see all the details on:

Press release

News Posted on Sat, January 07, 2017 18:20:34

The last paper published by Piponiot et al. in elife is now
availbale in its full original version at this link:

The paper was also commented in various websites, see below:

English websites:

Spanish websites :

Brazilian websites :

Radio :

New publication of TmFO network

News Posted on Tue, December 20, 2016 15:43:33

The first mapping of carbon recovery in Amazonian forests following
emissions released by commercial logging activities has been published
in the journal eLife. The findings suggest that, in some of the forests disturbed by
logging, surviving trees may be more reliable for storing carbon
emissions than newly ‘recruited’ trees (juveniles that naturally
regenerate in the logged forests).

The title of the paper is : Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests. the paper is available on this link:

See also the PRESS RELEASE:

COP 21 conference in Paris

Events Posted on Fri, July 03, 2015 23:39:07

Plinio Sist, Sandra Luque and Brice Mora are conveners of a parallel session “Tropical degraded forests response to global change: current knowledge and cross-cutting research challenges for monitoring and processes understanding” at the international conference:Our Common Future Under Climate Change, that will be hold in Paris, at Unesco (7-10 July 2015). This conference will present updated knowledge and address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. This conference is organized under the framework of the COP 21 that will be hold in Paris in December 2015. Plinio Sist will talk about the increasing role of tropical forest degradation in the context of climate change and the main research challenges. The session will be hold at Unseco Bonvin Room XIII on July 8th from 14h30 to 18h00.

New Publication

News Posted on Thu, May 14, 2015 16:41:09

New Policy Brief of IUFRO WFSE program ( on the future of tropical forests management is available now available for download

New Publication

News Posted on Thu, May 07, 2015 13:44:22

En librairie le 24 avril 2015, 80 pages, 19€, Collection InfoGraphie


Comprendre vite et mieux


Préface d’Alain Billand

Avec la participation de Plinio Sist, Alain Karsenty, Serge Bahuchet, Éric Lambin, Geneviève Michon, Christine Farcy, Jean-­‐Luc Peyron
et Bernard Riera.

En co-­‐édition avec la Cité des sciences
et de l’industrie

A new short book in French about the future of tropical forests.

TmFO Amazonian Meeting, Belém, 27-29 April, 2015

Events Posted on Thu, April 23, 2015 13:50:37

TmFO researchers involved in the Amazon will meet in Belém next week for a 2 day workshop. The main objectives are to start new analysis on timber volume recovery after logging and to go on with our research on the impact of logging on tree biodiversity. This meeting will be followed by a conference on forest degradation in the Amazon, 29-30 April, 2015, in Belém, jointly organized by Embrapa and Cirad with the support of the French Embassy.

To see the program download the file here below:

IUFRO World Congress

Events Posted on Fri, August 29, 2014 10:26:41

TmFO side event at the IUFRO world forestry Congress in Salt Lake City: Understanding the
resilience of disturbed forests in the tropics.

On October 10th, 7-9 PM, TmFO will organize a side event at the IUFRO 2014 world
congress to present the network and preliminary results. A cocktail will be
proposed at the end of the event.

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