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Publications and references

  • Couper moins et laisser reposer: une nouvelle gestion des forêts tropicales s’impose. Article by Plinio Sist in The Conversation, Thursday, 2 September 2021. online link
    English version: Cut less, leave longer: decades of data show we are over-exploiting tropical rainforests; The Conversation, Wednesday, 8 September 2021. online link   
  • La déforestation n'est pas une fatalité, mais un choix politique. Article by Plinio Sist in Le Monde, Saturday, 4 August 2020. PDF for download - online link
  • Managing degraded forests, a new priority in the Brazilian Amazon - Policy Brief
    Lilian BLANC - Joice FERREIRA - Marie-Gabrielle PIKETTY - Clément BOURGOIN - Valéry GOND - Bruno HÉRAULT - Milton KANASHIRO - François LAURENT - Marc PIRAUX - Ervan RUTISHAUSER - Plinio SIST. Perspective #40 by CIRAD, June 2017. English version - French version
  • Selectively Logged Amazon Forests Recover their Carbon Stock in 20 Years and Will Play Important Role in Climate. Press information on study by Ervan Rutishauser,; Plinio Sist and Bruno Hérault, both CIRAD. Abstract - Press Information
  • Population structure of two low-density neotropical tree species under different management systems. By C. Herrero-Jauregui, Plinio Sist and Miguel Casado. Forest Ecology and Management; Volume 280, 15 September 2012, Pages 31–39. Link to online file
  • Sustaining conservation values in selectively logged tropical forests: the attained and the attainable. Francis E. Putz, Pieter A. Zuidema, Timothy Synnott, Marielos Pen˜ a-Claros, Michelle A. Pinard, Douglas Sheil, Jerome K. Vanclay, Plinio Sist, Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury, Bronson Griscom, John Palmer, & Roderick Zagt. Conservation Letters 0 (2012) 1–8 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.; Paper - Supporting Material
  • Research priorities in tropical silviculture: towards new paradigms?; Montpellier, France; 15-18 November 2011. Units involved: 1.02.00, 3.07.00, 8.02.00. Book of Abstracts - Special issue in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques: 314(4) (Plinio Sist, Lilian Blanc, Lucas Mazzei, Christopher Baraloto, Raphaël Aussenac)
  • Dennis, R. A., E. Meijaard, R. Nasi & L. Gustafsson (2008). Biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asian timber concessions: a critical evaluation of policy mechanisms and guidelines. Ecology and Society 13(1):25. Online URL:; PDF
  • Special feature of "Ecology and Society", based on papers presented during the technical session 60 of 2005 IUFRO World Congress, Brisbane, Australia:
  • Gourlet-Fleury S., Cornu G., Jésel S., Dessard H., Jourget J.-G., Blanc L., Picard N. (2005). Using models for predicting recovery and assessing tree species vulnerability in logged tropical forests: A case study from French Guiana. Forest Ecology and Management 209(1-2): 69-86.
  • Gourlet-Fleury S., Blanc L., Picard N., Sist P., Dick J., Nasi R., Swaine M., Forni E. (2005). Grouping species for predicting mixed tropical forest dynamics: looking for a strategy. Annals of Forest Science 62: 785-796.
  • Gourlet-Fleury S., Cornu G., Dessard H., Picard N. et Sist P. (2004). Modelling forest dynamics for practical management purposes. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques 280(2): 41-52.
  • Gourlet-Fleury S., Favrichon V., Schmitt L., Petronelli P. (2004). Consequences of silvicultural treatments on stand dynamics at Paracou. In: S. Gourlet-Fleury, J.-M. Guehl and O. Laroussinie (Eds). Ecology and Management of a Neotropical Rainforest. Lessons drawn from Paracou, a long-term experimental research site in French Guiana. Elsevier, Paris. 254-280.
  • Gourlet-Fleury S., Picard N. (2004). Growth behaviour of trees and relationship with some descriptors of the environment. In: S. Gourlet-Fleury, J.-M. Guehl and O. Laroussinie (Eds). Ecology and Management of a Neotropical Rainforest. Lessons drawn from Paracou, a long-term experimental research site in French Guiana. Elsevier, Paris. 229-250.
  • Seydack, A.H.W. and W.J. Vermeulen (2004). Timber harvesting from southern Cape forests: the quest for sustainable levels of resource use levels.  In: M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C.M. Shackleton and B.G.S. Geach (Editors). Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice.  University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaitzburg. 309-336.
  • Sist, P., Brown, N.( 2004). Silvicultural intensification for tropical forest conservation: a response to Fredericksen and Putz.  Biodiversity and Conservation  13 :  2381-2385
  • Sist, P., Fimbel, R., Nasi, R., Sheil, D., Chevallier, M-H. (2003).  Towards sustainable management of mixed dipterocarp forests of South East Asia: moving beyond minimum diameter cutting limits. Environmental Conservation 30 (4): 364-374
  • Sist, P.,  Picard. N, Gourlet-Fleury. (2003).  Sustainable rotation length and yields in a lowland mixed dipterocarp forest of Borneo. Annals of Forest Science, 60: 803-814
  • Sist, P., Sheil, D.,  Kartawinata K., Priyadi H. (2003).  Reduced-impact logging and high extraction rates in Mixed Dipterocarps Forests of Borneo:  the need of  new silvicultural prescriptions. Forest Ecology and Management 179 : 415-427.
  • Seydack, A.H.W., (2002).  Continuous cover forestry systems in tropical and subtropical forests: current state and future perspectives. In: K. von Gadow, J. Nagel and J. Saborowski (Editors). Continuous Cover Forestry. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/London. 309-334.
  • Sist, P., Nguyen-Thé, (2002). Logging damage and the subsequent dynamics of a dipterocarp forest in East Kalimantan (1990-1996), Forest Ecology and Management 165: 85-103.
  • Gourlet-Fleury S. et Houllier F. (2000). Modelling diameter increment in a lowland evergreen rain forest in French Guiana. Forest Ecology and Management 131(1-3): 269-289.
  • Seydack , A.H.W. (2000). Theory and practice of yield regulation systems for sustainable management of tropical and subtropical moist natural forests. In: K. von Gadow, T. Pukkala and M. Tomé (Editors). Sustainable Forest Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/London. 257 – 317.
  • Seydack, A.H.W. (2000).  Yield regulation for sustainable timber harvesting in South African natural forests.  In:  Proceedings:  Southern Connection Congress III:  Sustainable Management of Indigenous Forests.  January 2000, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand. 24-35.
  • Sist, P. 2000. Reduced-Impact logging in the tropics: objectives, principles and impact of research. International Forestry Review 2 (1): 3-10.
  • Sist, P., Saridan, A. (1999). Stand structure and floristic composition of a primary lowland dipterocarp forest in East Kalimantan.  Journal of Tropical Forest Science 11(4): 704-722
  • Sist, P. and Dykstra, D.P., Fimbel, R. (1998).  Reduced Impact Logging guidelines for research projects undertaken by CIFOR and its research partners in Indonesia. CIFOR occasional paper no.15, 19 pages.
  • Seydack, A.H.W. (1995). An unconventional approach to timber yield regulation for multi-aged, multispecies forests. I. Fundamental considerations.  Forest Ecology and Management 77: 139 – 153.
  • Seydack, A.H.W., Vermeulen, W.J., Durrheim, G., Vermeulen, C.,  Willems, D., Ferguson, M., Huisamen, J. and Roth, J. (1995). An unconventional approach to timber yield regulation for multi-aged, multispecies forests. II.  Application to a South African forest.  Forest Ecology and Management 77: 155 – 168.
  • Cerutti, P. O., L. Tacconi & R. Nasi (2008). Sustainable forest management in Cameroon needs more than approved forest management plans. Ecology and Society 13 (2): 33. Online URL:; PDF