Nowhere on Earth has more species than tropical forests, but climate change may now threaten thousands of trees here. How can we efficiently predict which are at risk and which are safe - without doing an impossible number of...
Carbon emissions across all nine Amazon nations have been fully matched by carbon absorption by mature Amazon forests since the 1980s, RAINFOR research shows.
Study lead author Professor Oliver Phillips, from...
A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests.
Many countries have climate-protection policies designed to...
Massive analysis of thousands of Amazon tree species: most are restricted to the wettest locations and are vulnerable to droughts.
A study in Ecography used information of the distribution and abundance of 2570 Amazon tree species across...
As we describe in research published this month (Brienen et al. Nature 519, 344–348), the biomass dynamics of apparently intact forests of the Amazon have been changing for decades with important consequences.
The latest release of ForestPlots.net, available since yesterday, lets you review and update your contact details and institutional affiliations.
If you have been involved in any T-FORCES field campaigns, it is important that...
Super-charged tropical trees: Borneo’s productive trees vitally important for global carbon cycling
A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive...
A new study led by NASA and the University of Leeds has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.
This finding resolves a long-standing debate about a key component of the...
Professor Oliver Phillips (University of Leeds) stresses the critical state of the world's tropical forests, and why constant, effective monitoring of their dynamics is more crucial than ever. Read the full interview here.
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New paper on forest structure and carbon density for closed-canopy African tropical forests: Lewis et al. 2013. Above-ground biomass and structure of 260 African tropical forests. Phil Trans. B.
This study represents a huge...
Ever wanted to standardise the identifications of species across your plots? Ever wanted to download data from several of your plots from the ForestPlots.net database at the same time? Ever wanted to be able to download your plot data in a...
RAINFOR contributes to the Royal Society and St. James’ Palace Memorandum on Tropical Forest Science, London, May 2013. Read the full memorandum here.