Tropical managed Forests Observatory

All publications are available upon request:




Rutishauser, E., Hérault, B., Petronelli, P., Sist, P., 2016. Tree Height Reduction After Selective Logging in a Tropical Forest. Biotropica 48, 285–289. doi:10.1111/btp.12326




de Avila, A. L., Ruschel, A. R., de Carvalho, J. O. P., Mazzei, L., Silva, J. N. M., Lopes, J. do C., Araujo, M. M., Dormann, C. F. and Bauhus, J (2015): Medium-term dynamics of tree species composition in response to silvicultural intervention intensities in a tropical rain forest, Biological Conservation, 191, 577–586, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.08.004


Finegan B. (2015), A 21st Century Viewpoint on Natural Tropical Forest Silviculture, in Tropical Forestry Handbook, edited by M. Köhl and L. Pancel, pp. 1–28, Springer Berlin Heidelberg


Rutishauser, E., Hérault, B., Baraloto, C., Blanc, L., Descroix, L., Sotta, E. D., Ferreira, J., Kanashiro, M., Mazzei, L., d’Oliveira, M. V. N., de Oliveira, L. C., Peña-Claros, M., Putz, F. E., Ruschel, A. R., Rodney, K., Roopsind, A., Shenkin, A., da Silva, K. E., de Souza, C. R., Toledo, M., Vidal, E., West, T. A. P., Wortel, V. and Sist, P. (2015), Rapid tree carbon stock recovery in managed Amazonian forests , Current Biology, 25(18), R787–R788, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.034

Supplemental information:



Shenkin, A., Bolker, B., Peña-Claros, M., Licona, J. C. and Putz, F. E. (2015): Fates of trees damaged by logging in Amazonian Bolivia, Forest Ecology and Management, 357, 50–59, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.08.009.


Plinio Sist, Pablo Pacheco, Robert Nasi, Jürgen Blaser 2015. Management of natural tropical forests for the future. IUFRO WFSE ISSUE BRIEF

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Medjibe, V. P., Poulsen, J. R., Clark, C. J. and Mbani, O. A. (2014), Natural regeneration of selected timber species in the Republic of Congo. African Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aje.12167


Sist, P., Rutishauser, E., Peña-Claros, M., Shenkin, A., Hérault, B., Blanc, L., Baraloto, C., Baya, F., Benedet, F., da Silva, K.E., Descroix, L., Ferreira, J.N., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Guedes, M.C., Bin Harun, I., Jalonen, R., Kanashiro, M., Krisnawati, H., Kshatriya, M., Lincoln, P., Mazzei, L., Medjibé, V., Nasi, R., d’ Oliveira, M.V.N., de Oliveira, L.C., Picard, N., Pietsch, S., Pinard, M., Priyadi, H., Putz, F.E., Rodney, K., Rossi, V., Roopsind, A., Ruschel, A.R., Shari, N.H.Z., Rodrigues de Souza, C., Susanty, F.H., Sotta, E.D., Toledo, M., Vidal, E., West, T.A.P., Wortel, V., Yamada, T., 2014. The Tropical managed Forests Observatory: a research network addressing the future of tropical logged forests. Applied Vegetation Science (online). doi:10.1111/avsc.12125


Sist, P., Mazzei, L., Blanc, L., Rutishauser, E., 2014. Large trees as key elements of carbon storage and dynamics after selective logging in the Eastern Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 318, 103–109.


Jalonen, R.; Hong, L.T.; Lee, S.L.; Loo, J.; Snook, L., 2014, Integrating genetic factors into management of tropical Asian production forest: a review of current knowledge, Forest Ecology and Management, 315,191-201.


West, T.A.P., Vidal, E., Putz, F.E., 2014. Forest biomass recovery after conventional and reduced-impact logging in Amazonian Brazil.

Forest Ecology and Management 314, 59–63. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.11.022


Ruslandi, Roopsind, A., Sist, P., Peña-Claros, M., Thomas, R., Putz, F.E. 2014. Beyond equitable data sharing to improve tropical forest management. International Forestry review, 16, 4, 497-503 (open access on





Putz, F.E., Zuidema, P.A., Synnott, T., Peña-Claros, M., Pinard, M.A., Sheil, D., Vanclay, J.K., Sist, P., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Palmer, J., Zagt, R. & Griscom, B. 2013. A more realistic portrayal of tropical forestry: response to Kormos and Zimmerman. Conservation Letters


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