All publications are available upon request:


Sist, P., Piponiot, C., Kanashiro, M., Peña-Claros, M., Putz, F.E., Schulze, M., Verissimo, A. Vidal. E; 2021. Sustainability of Brazilian forest concessions, Forest Ecology and Management, 496 (2021) 119440.

Sist, P. 2021. Cut less, leave longer: decades of data show we are over-exploiting tropical rainforests. The Conversation-France.


Daniel Lussetti, Kristi Kuljus, Bo Ranneby, Ulrik Ilstedt, Jan Falck, Anders Karlsson. 2019 Using linear mixed models to evaluate stand level growth rates for dipterocarps and Macaranga species following two selective logging methods in Sabah, Borneo, Forest Ecology and Management, 437, 372-379

Piponiot, C., Rödig, E., Putz, F. E., Rutishauser, E., Sist, P., Ascarrunz, N., Blanc, L., Derroire, G., Descroix, L., Guedes, M. C., Coronado, E. H., Huth, A., Kanashiro, M., Licona, J. C., Mazzei, L., D’Oliveira, M. V. N., Peña-Claros, M., Rodney, K., Shenkin, A., … Hérault, B. (2019). Can timber provision from Amazonian production forests be sustainable? Environmental Research Letters, 14(6), 064014.

Piponiot, C., Rutishauser, E., Derroire, G., Putz, F. E., Sist, P., West, T. A. P., Descroix, L., Guedes, M. C., Coronado, E. N. H., Kanashiro, M., Mazzei, L., D’Oliveira, M. V. N., Peña-Claros, M., Rodney, K., Ruschel, A. R., Souza, C. R. de, Vidal, E., Wortel, V., & Hérault, B. (2019). Optimal strategies for ecosystem services provision in Amazonian production forests. Environmental Research Letters, 14(12), 124090.


Piponiot, C ; Derroire, G., Descroix, L., Mazzei, L., Rutishauser, E., Sist, P., Herault, B. 2018. Assessing timber volume recovery after disturbance in tropical forests – A new modelling framework, Ecological Modelling,

Rozak, A.H, Rutishauser, E., Raulund-Rasmussen, Sist, P. 2018. The imprint of logging on tropical forest carbon stocks: A Bornean case study, Forest Ecology and Management 417, 154–166


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

Piponiot, C., Cabon, A., Descroix, L., Dourdain, A., Mazzei, L., Ouliac, B., Rutishauser, E., Sist, P., Hérault, B. 2016. A methodological framework to assess the carbon balance of tropical managed forests Carbon Balance and Management, 11:15 DOI 10.1186/s13021-016-0056-7

Piponiot, C, Sist, P., Mazzei, L., Peña-Claros, M., Putz, F.E., Rutishauser, E., Shenkin, A., Ascarrunz, N., De Azevedo, C.P., Baraloto, C., França, M., Guedes, M., Honorio Coronado, D’Oliveira, M.V.N., Ruschel, A.R., Da Silva, K. Doff Sotta, E., De Souza, C.R., Vidal, E., West, T.A.P;, Hérault, B. 2016 Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests, eLife 2016; 5:e21394. DOI: 10.7554/ /eLife.21394


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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