TmFO's news and events

TmFO's news and events

Press release

NewsPosted by Plinio 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

NewsPosted by Plinio 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:

New collaboration with PEFC

NewsPosted by Ervan Mon, July 13, 2015 15:22:03
Generating New Knowledge on Carbon Stocks in Managed Tropical Forests

2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund is supporting a CIRAD led project to generate new knowledge on the long-term impacts of timber extraction on both carbon stocks and timber recovery in the humid tropics. More information here

New Publication

NewsPosted by Plinio 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

NewsPosted by Plinio 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.

Media coverage of TmFO

NewsPosted by Ervan Fri, February 27, 2015 15:09:48
TmFO has recently been advertised on CIFOR website. Read more on:
How do forests recover after logging? New network seeks to find out

New TmFO flyer

NewsPosted by Ervan Tue, January 13, 2015 12:39:58
TmFO has a new flyer presenting the network and ongoing projects. To be disseminated widely! Let's wish a successful year to TmFO!

Call for oral presentation

NewsPosted by Ervan Thu, October 23, 2014 13:44:51

TmFO will hold a session entitled "Managed ​Tropical ​Forests, towards a better future?" ​at the Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, focusing on "Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems: Future challenges and opportunities." The conference will run from 7th to 10th April, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The session will notably explore importance of managed tropical forests in providing future goods and environmental services. While most of our understanding of tropical forests ecology arises from old-growth undisturbed forests, the functioning of managed forests remains hardly explored. Monitoring of managed forests is important for myriad reasons, including the need to understand their roles in the global carbon cycle and the trade-offs between environmental impacts and human benefits. This session aims notably to explore current advances and insights in our understanding of:​

- post-logging forest functioning ( ​ biomass ​, diversity recovery ​)​

​- provision of environmental ​services (biodiversity, carbon, watershed) of MTF ​

- vulnerability ​/adaptation​ ​ to climate change ​ ​ and/or fire ​ of MTF​

To submit an abstract, please register at:

Everybody is entitled to submit 2 contributions. To submit an abstract of your contribution, please follow the instructions on the online submission form and fill in the appropriate fields. The length of the abstract is limited to 2000 characters.

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