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Tree survival and maximum density of planted forests observations from South African spacing studies

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Among the most important aspects of risk and hazard studies relating to forest ecosystems are maximum forest density and density-dependent tree survival.
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Ecosystem services of mixed species forest stands and monocultures: comparing practitioners' and scientists' perceptions with formal scientific knowledge

Ecosystem services of mixed species forest stands and monocultures: comparing practitioners' and scientists' perceptions with formal scientific knowledge | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
Mixed species stands might contribute to important goals of sustainable forest management, such as higher biological diversity, more resistance and resilience to disturbances and higher carbon storage.
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A new global network to measure the resilience of managed forests

A new global network to measure the resilience of managed forests | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
A global network of institutions – the Tropical managed Forests Observatory – is looking for the first time, on a regional and pan-tropical scale, at the resilience of these forests after selective logging.
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Ecosystem services and forest fires in India — Context and policy implications from a case study in Andhra Pradesh

Publication date: Available online 8 October 2014
Source:Forest Policy and Economics
Author(s): J. Schmerbeck , A. Kohli , K. Seeland
Tropical landscapes are often burned by forest dwellers to obtain certain ecosystem services (ES).
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XIV Congrès forestier mondial: Appel à résumés

Pour les forestiers et partisans des forêts du monde entier, le XIVe Congrès forestier mondial sera une occasion essentielle de se réunir, partager leur expertise et leurs expériences, et projeter une nouvelle vision pour l’avenir des forêts et de...
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Tree biomass equations for tropical peat swamp forest ecosystems in Indonesia

Publication date: 15 December 2014 Source:Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 334 Author(s): Solichin Manuri , Cris Brack , Nunung Puji Nugroho , Kristell Hergoualc’h , Nisa Novita , Helmut Dotzauer , Louis Verchot , Chandra Agung...
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Finding a level playing field for mangroves

Finding a level playing field for mangroves | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
Rod Surface Elevation Tables (rSETs) monitor surface elevation changes to better understand the role that mangroves play against rising sea levels.
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Assessing local preferences for payment formats in REDD+ interventions: A case study of the Ongo Community Forest

Assessing local preferences for payment formats in REDD+ interventions: A case study of the Ongo Community Forest | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
The government of Uganda has over time been actively engaged in ensuring the sustainable utilisation of its forestry resources.
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Contemporary forest restoration: A review emphasizing function

Publication date: 1 November 2014
Source:Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 331
Author(s): John A. Stanturf , Brian J. Palik , R.
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Les contributions possibles de l'agriculture et de la forêt à la lutte contre le changement climatique

L’agriculture et la forêt sont réputées contribuer au quart des émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre.
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Forests Trees and Agroforestry: Performance Matrix

Forests Trees and Agroforestry: Performance Matrix | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA) examines the role of forests in confronting climate change, poverty and food security.
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Ecological community traits and traditional knowledge shape palm ecosystem services in northwestern South America

Publication date: 15 December 2014
Source:Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 334
Author(s): Rodrigo Cámara-Leret , Narel Paniagua-Zambrana , Henrik Balslev , Anders Barfod , Juan C. Copete , Manuel J.
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Emerging synthesis themes from the study of socialecological systems of a tropical city

The synthesis of the contributions in this special issue about the tropical city of San Juan has resulted in five themes.
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Myths and realities about men, women and forest use: a global comparative study

In this IUFRO 2014 presentation, CIFOR scientists challenge perceptions about men, women, and forest product use.
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How are we Doing so Far? An Appraisal of Experiences in Implementing REDD+ Initiatives

How are we Doing so Far? An Appraisal of Experiences in Implementing REDD+ Initiatives | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
C03: Understanding the Relationships Among Biodiversity, Carbon, and People for REDD+Forests One of the main reasons for establishing the REDD+ program was to reduce carbon emissions associated with deforestation in developing countries.
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Bois dans la construction : retour aux quotas ?

Bois dans la construction : retour aux quotas ? | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
La loi d'avenir pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et la forêt adoptée le 11 septembre dernier et promulguée le 13 octobre qui déclare l'intérêt général de l'utilisation du bois dans la construction rouvre-t-elle la voie à l'imposition de quotas de...
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Recovery and early succession after experimental disturbance in a seasonally dry tropical forest in Mexico

Publication date: 15 December 2014
Source:Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 334
Author(s): Mirna Valdez-Hernández , Odilón Sánchez , Gerald A. Islebe , Laura K.
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The US-Africa Leaders Summit: Perspectives from the Congo Basin

The US-Africa Leaders Summit: Perspectives from the Congo Basin | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
A child carries firewood near the village of Masako, Democratic Republic of Congo. A recent US-Africa summit sought to include youth perspectives in discussions about development and conservation on the continent.
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The New York Declaration on Forests: An agreement to continue deforestation until 2030

The New York Declaration on Forests: An agreement to continue deforestation until 2030 | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
By signing the New York Declaration on Forests, which was announced this week during the UN Climate Summit, governments, companies, civil society and indigenous organisations have endorsed “a global timeline to cut natural forest loss in half by...
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Un nouveau réseau mondial mesure la résilience des forêts ... - CIRAD

Un nouveau réseau mondial mesure la résilience des forêts ... - CIRAD | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
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Abattage illégal, déforestation, perte de biodiversité… Les forêts exploitées ont souvent mauvaise presse.
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Microclimate through space and time: Microclimatic variation at the edge of regeneration forests over daily, yearly and decadal time scales

Publication date: 15 December 2014
Source:Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 334
Author(s): Thomas P. Baker , Gregory J. Jordan , E. Ashley Steel , Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones , Timothy J.
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Construction de la question environnementale. Regards croisés en sciences humaines et sociales

Ce cycle de séminaires a pour vocation d'offrir un lieu de réflexions permettant de croiser les approches interdisciplinaires traitant des enjeux environnementaux en sciences humaines et sociales (économie écologique, green political theory,...
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Regeneration decisions in forestry under climate change related uncertainties and risks: Effects of three different aspects of uncertainty

Publication date: Available online 22 September 2014 Source:Forest Policy and Economics Author(s): Erik Schou , Bo Jellesmark Thorsen , Jette Bredahl Jacobsen Future climate development and its effects on forest ecosystems are not easily...
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Measuring Forest Sustainability

Measuring Forest Sustainability | AgroParisTech Ecosystèmes Tropicaux | Scoop.it
The biological sustainability of a forest can be measured in one of two ways, either through the volume of forest inventory or the ratio of growth-to-removals (GRR).
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IUFRO News Vol. 43, Issue 9, September 2014

This issue highlights recent IUFRO meetings on uneven-aged forestry, five-needle pines, poplars, forest utilization and ergonomics, tree breeding, ecological economics, among other things.
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