TmFO's news and events

TmFO's news and events

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.

IUFRO World Congress

EventsPosted by Plinio 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.


EventsPosted by Plinio Fri, August 29, 2014 10:06:59
Four researchers involved in TmFO will participate to the meeting of the Central American networks of permanent sample plots (redes centroamericanas de investigación a largo plazo en parcelas permanentes de medición , PPM) in Catie, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 9-12 September. The main objective is to build a strong cooperation between PPM and TmFO.

New TmFO publication

NewsPosted by Ervan Mon, August 18, 2014 16:47:14

A new publication presenting TmFO has just been published in the journal Applied Vegetation Science and can be downloaded here.

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