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Taking the pulse of Earth’s tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots

  • July, 2021

Our article, published in Biological Conservation explains the origins of RAINFOR and ForestPlots.net, and how the power of collaboration has transformed forest research in Africa, South America and Asia. The paper, which includes 551 researchers, outlines 25 years of discovery in the carbon, biodiversity and dynamics of tropical forests. Working together, colleagues have discovered where and why forest carbon and biodiversity are responding to climate change, and how they feedback on it. We provide a vision for more integrated and equitable monitoring of Earth's most precious ecosystems.

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ForestPlots.net et al (2021) Taking the pulse of Earth’s tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots. Biological Conservation 260 DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108849