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Taking the pulse of Earth's tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots

Cecilia Blundo Julieta Carilla Ricardo Grau Agustina Malizia Lucio Malizia Oriana Osinaga-Acosta Michael Bird Matt Bradford Damien Catchpole Andrew Ford Andrew Graham David Hilbert Jeanette Kemp Susan Laurance William Laurance Francoise Yoko Ishida Andrew Marshall Catherine Waite Hannsjoerg Woell Jean-Francois Bastin Marijn Bauters Hans Beeckman Pfascal Boeckx Jan Bogaert Charles de Canniere Thales de Haulleville Jean-Louis Doucet Olivier Hardy Wannes Hubau Elizabeth Kearsley Hans Verbeeck Jason Vleminckx Steven Brewer Alfredo Alarcón Alejandro Araujo-Murakami Eric Arets Luzmila Arroyo Ezequiel Chavez Todd Fredericksen René Guillén Villaroel Gloria Gutierrez Sibauty Timothy Killeen Juan Carlos Licona John Lleigue Casimiro Mendoza Samaria Murakami Alexander Parada Gutierrez Guido Pardo Marielos Peña-Claros Lourens Poorter Marisol Toledo Jeanneth Villalobos Cayo Laura Jessica Viscarra Vincent Vos Jorge Ahumada Everton Almeida Jarcilene Almeida Edmar Almeida de Oliveira Wesley Alves da Cruz Atila Alves de Oliveira Fabrício Alvim Carvalho Flávio Amorim Obermuller Ana Andrade Fernanda Antunes Carvalho Simone Aparecida Vieira Ana Carla Aquino Luiz Aragão Ana Claudia Araújo Marco Antonio Assis Jose Ataliba Mantelli Aboin Gomes Fabrício Baccaro Plínio Barbosa de Camargo Paulo Barni Jorcely Barroso Luis Carlos Bernacci Kauane Bordin Marcelo Brilhante de Medeiros Igor Broggio José Luís Camargo Domingos Cardoso Maria Antonia Carniello Andre Luis Casarin Rochelle Carolina Castilho Antonio Alberto Jorge Farias Castro Wendeson Castro Sabina Cerruto Ribeiro Flávia Costa Rodrigo Costa de Oliveira Italo Coutinho John Cunha Lola da Costa Lucia da Costa Ferreira Richarlly da Costa Silva Marta da Graça Zacarias Simbine Vitor de Andrade Kamimura Haroldo Cavalcante de Lima Lia de Oliveira Melo Luciano de Queiroz José Romualdo de Sousa Lima Mário Do Espírito Santo Tomas Domingues Nayane Cristina dos Santos Prestes Steffan Eduardo Silva Carneiro Fernando Elias Gabriel Eliseu Thaise Emilio Camila Laís Farrapo Letícia Fernandes Gustavo Ferreira Joice Ferreira Leandro Ferreira Socorro Ferreira Marcelo Fragomeni Simon Maria Aparecida Freitas Queila García Angelo Gilberto Manzatto Paulo Graça Frederico Guilherme Eduardo Hase Niro Higuchi Mariana Iguatemy Reinaldo Imbrozio Barbosa Margarita Jaramillo Carlos Joly Joice Klipel Iêda Leão Do Amaral Carolina Levis Antonio Lima Maurício Lima Dan Aline Lopes Herison Madeiros William Magnusson Rubens Manoel dos Santos Beatriz Marimon Ben Hur Marimon Junior Roberta Marotti Martelletti Grillo Luiz Martinelli Simone Matias Reis Salomão Medeiros Milton Meira-Junior Thiago Metzker Paulo Morandi Natanael Moreira Do Nascimento Magna Moura Sandra Cristina Müller Laszlo Nagy Henrique Nascimento Marcelo Nascimento Adriano Nogueira Lima Raimunda Oliveira de Araújo Jhonathan Oliveira Silva Marcelo Pansonato Gabriel Pavan Sabino Karla Maria Pedra de Abreu Pablo José Francisco Pena Rodrigues Maria Piedade Domingos Rodrigues José Roberto Rodrigues Pinto Carlos Quesada Eliana Ramos Rafael Ramos Priscyla Rodrigues Thaiane Rodrigues de Sousa Rafael Salomão Flávia Santana Marcos Scaranello Rodrigo Scarton Bergamin Juliana Schietti Jochen Schöngart Gustavo Schwartz Natalino Silva Marcos Silveira Cristiana Simão Seixas Marta Simbine Ana Claudia Souza Priscila Souza Rodolfo Souza Tereza Sposito Edson Stefani Junior Julio Daniel Do Vale Ima Célia Guimarães Vieira Dora Villela Marcos Vital Haron Xaud Katia Zanini Charles Eugene Zartman Nur Khalish Hafizhah Ideris Faizah Binti Hj Metali Kamariah Abu Salim Muhd Shahruney Saparudin Rafizah Mat Serudin Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri Serge Begne George Chuyong Marie Noel Djuikouo Christelle Gonmadje Murielle Simo-Droissart Bonaventure Sonké Hermann Taedoumg Lise Zemagho Sean Thomas Fidèle Baya Gustavo Saiz Javier Silva Espejo Dexiang Chen Alan Hamilton Yide Li Tushou Luo Shukui Niu Han Xu Zhang Zhou Esteban Álvarez-Dávila Juan Carlos Andrés Escobar Henry Arellano-Peña Jaime Cabezas Duarte Jhon Calderón Lina Maria Corrales Bravo Borish Cuadrado Hermes Cuadros Alvaro Duque Luisa Fernanda Duque Sandra Milena Espinosa Rebeca Franke-Ante Hernando García Alejandro Gómez Roy González-M. 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Toby Pennington Luciana de Oliveira Pereira Carlos Peres Oliver Phillips Georgia Pickavance Thomas Pugh Lan Qie Terhi Riutta Katherine Roucoux Casey Ryan Tiina Sarkinen Camila Silva Valeria Dominick Spracklen Suzanne Stas Martin Sullivan Michael Swaine Joey Talbot James Taplin Geertje van der Heijden Laura Vedovato Simon Willcock Mathew Williams Luciana Alves Patricia Alvarez Loayza Gabriel Arellano Cheryl Asa Peter Ashton Gregory Asner Terry Brncic Foster Brown Robyn Burnham Connie Clark James Comiskey Gabriel Damasco Stuart Davies Tony Di Fiore Terry Erwin William Farfan-Rios Jefferson Hall David Kenfack Thomas Lovejoy Roberta Martin Olga Martha Montiel John Pipoly Nigel Pitman John Poulsen Richard Primack Miles Silman Marc Steininger Varun Swamy John Terborgh Duncan Thomas Peter Umunay Maria Uriarte Emilio Vilanova Torre Ophelia Wang Kenneth Young Gerardo Aymard C. Lionel Hernández Rafael Herrera Fernández Hirma Ramírez-Angulo Pedro Salcedo Elio Sanoja Julio Serrano Armando Torres-Lezama Tinh Cong Le Trai Trong Le Hieu Dang Tran
Abstract : Tropical forests are the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. While better understanding of these forests is critical for our collective future, until quite recently efforts to measure and monitor them have been largely disconnected. Networking is essential to discover the answers to questions that transcend borders and the horizons of funding agencies. Here we show how a global community is responding to the challenges of tropical ecosystem research with diverse teams measuring forests tree-by-tree in thousands of long-term plots. We review the major scientific discoveries of this work and show how this process is changing tropical forest science. Our core approach involves linking long-term grassroots initiatives with standardized protocols and data management to generate robust scaled-up results. By connecting tropical researchers and elevating their status, our Social Research Network model recognises the key role of the data originator in scientific discovery. Conceived in 1999 with RAINFOR (South America), our permanent plot networks have been adapted to Africa (AfriTRON) and Southeast Asia (T-FORCES) and widely emulated worldwide. Now these multiple initiatives are integrated via ForestPlots.net cyber-infrastructure, linking colleagues from 54 countries across 24 plot networks. Collectively these are transforming understanding of tropical forests and their biospheric role. Together we have discovered how, where and why forest carbon and biodiversity are responding to climate change, and how they feedback on it. This long-term pan-tropical collaboration has revealed a large long-term carbon sink and its trends, as well as making clear which drivers are most important, which forest processes are affected, where they are changing, what the lags are, and the likely future responses of tropical forests as the climate continues to change. By leveraging a remarkably old technology, plot networks are sparking a very modern revolution in tropical forest science. In the future, humanity can benefit greatly by nurturing the grassroots communities now collectively capable of generating unique, long-term understanding of Earth's most precious forests.
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Cecilia Blundo, Julieta Carilla, Ricardo Grau, Agustina Malizia, Lucio Malizia, et al.. Taking the pulse of Earth's tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots. Biological Conservation, Elsevier, In press, pp.108849. ⟨10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108849⟩. ⟨hal-03246908⟩

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