TmFO has a new flyer presenting the network and ongoing projects. To be disseminated widely! Let's wish a successful year to TmFO!
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: www.gtoe-conference.de
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.
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.