Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary No. 88, 2012-3

At a conference on research priorities in tropical silviculture in Montpellier, France, silviculture was recognized as a potential tool to help conserve a major share of tropical forests whilst deriving economic benefits from them.

In the context of the International Year of Forests, Cirad, CIFOR and Ecofor organized an international conference under the auspices of IUFRO 1.02.00; 3.07.00; 8.02.00 titled "Research priorities in tropical silviculture: towards new paradigms?" from 15-18 November 2011 in Montpellier, France. The main objective of the conference was to define the challenges of the future in forest ecology and silviculture for better conservation of tropical forests. One of the major challenges is for tropical silviculture to strike a compromise between production and environmental services.

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Why is Silviculture Essential to Conserve Tropical Forests?

Plinio Sist, Cirad-ES, UR (B&SEF), Montpellier, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO 1.02.00 Tropical and Subtropical Silviculture

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