CTFS-ForestGEO

A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change

Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Stuart J. Davies, Amy C. Bennett, Erika B. Gonzalez-Akre, Helene C. Muller-Landau, S. Joseph Wright, Kamariah Abu Salim, Angélica M. Almeyda Zambrano, Alfonso Alonso, Jennifer L. Baltzer, Yves Basset, Norman A. Bourg, Eben N. Broadbent, Warren Y. Brockelman, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, David F R P Burslem, Nathalie Butt, Min Cao, Dairon Cardenas, George B. Chuyong & 88 others Keith Clay, Susan Cordell, Handanakere S. Dattaraja, Xiaobao Deng, Matteo Detto, Xiaojun Du, Alvaro Duque, David L. Erikson, Corneille E N Ewango, Gunter A. Fischer, Christine Fletcher, Robin B. Foster, Christian P. Giardina, Gregory S. Gilbert, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Zhanqing Hao, William W. Hargrove, Terese B. Hart, Billy C H Hau, Fangliang He, Forrest M. Hoffman, Robert W. Howe, Stephen P. Hubbell, Faith M. Inman-Narahari, Patrick A. Jansen, Mingxi Jiang, Daniel J. Johnson, Mamoru Kanzaki, Abdul Rahman Kassim, David Kenfack, Staline Kibet, Margaret F. Kinnaird, Lisa Korte, Kamil Kral, Jitendra Kumar, Andrew J. Larson, Yide Li, Xiankun Li, Shirong Liu, Shawn K Y Lum, James A. Lutz, Keping Ma, Damian M. Maddalena, Jean Remy Makana, Yadvinder Malhi, Toby Marthews, Rafizah Mat Serudin, Sean M. Mcmahon, William J. McShea, Hervé R. Memiaghe, Xiangcheng Mi, Takashi Mizuno, Michael Morecroft, Jonathan A. Myers, Vojtech Novotny, Alexandre A. de Oliveira, Perry S. Ong, David A. Orwig, Rebecca Ostertag, Jan den Ouden, Geoffrey G. Parker, Richard P. Phillips, Lawren Sack, Moses N. Sainge, Weiguo Sang, Kriangsak Sri-ngernyuang, Raman Sukumar, I. Fang Sun, Witchaphart Sungpalee, Hebbalalu Sathyanarayana Suresh, Sylvester Tan, Sean C. Thomas, Duncan W. Thomas, Jill Thompson, Benjamin L. Turner, Maria Uriarte, Renato Valencia, Marta I. Vallejo, Alberto Vicentini, Tomáš Vrška, Xihua Wang, Xugao Wang, George Weiblen, Amy Wolf, Han Xu, Sandra Yap, Jess Zimmerman

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Abstract

Global change is impacting forests worldwide, threatening biodiversity and ecosystem services including climate regulation. Understanding how forests respond is critical to forest conservation and climate protection. This review describes an international network of 59 long-term forest dynamics research sites (CTFS-ForestGEO) useful for characterizing forest responses to global change. Within very large plots (median size 25 ha), all stems ≥1 cm diameter are identified to species, mapped, and regularly recensused according to standardized protocols. CTFS-ForestGEO spans 25°S-61°N latitude, is generally representative of the range of bioclimatic, edaphic, and topographic conditions experienced by forests worldwide, and is the only forest monitoring network that applies a standardized protocol to each of the world's major forest biomes. Supplementary standardized measurements at subsets of the sites provide additional information on plants, animals, and ecosystem and environmental variables. CTFS-ForestGEO sites are experiencing multifaceted anthropogenic global change pressures including warming (average 0.61 °C), changes in precipitation (up to ±30% change), atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and sulfur compounds (up to 3.8 g N m-2 yr-1 and 3.1 g S m-2 yr-1), and forest fragmentation in the surrounding landscape (up to 88% reduced tree cover within 5 km). The broad suite of measurements made at CTFS-ForestGEO sites makes it possible to investigate the complex ways in which global change is impacting forest dynamics. Ongoing research across the CTFS-ForestGEO network is yielding insights into how and why the forests are changing, and continued monitoring will provide vital contributions to understanding worldwide forest diversity and dynamics in an era of global change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-549
Number of pages22
JournalGlobal change biology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS)
  • Climate change
  • Demography
  • Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO)
  • Forest dynamics plot
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Spatial analysis

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Anderson-Teixeira, K. J., Davies, S. J., Bennett, A. C., Gonzalez-Akre, E. B., Muller-Landau, H. C., Joseph Wright, S., ... Zimmerman, J. (2015). CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global change biology, 21(2), 528-549. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12712

CTFS-ForestGEO : A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. / Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J.; Davies, Stuart J.; Bennett, Amy C.; Gonzalez-Akre, Erika B.; Muller-Landau, Helene C.; Joseph Wright, S.; Abu Salim, Kamariah; Almeyda Zambrano, Angélica M.; Alonso, Alfonso; Baltzer, Jennifer L.; Basset, Yves; Bourg, Norman A.; Broadbent, Eben N.; Brockelman, Warren Y.; Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh; Burslem, David F R P; Butt, Nathalie; Cao, Min; Cardenas, Dairon; Chuyong, George B.; Clay, Keith; Cordell, Susan; Dattaraja, Handanakere S.; Deng, Xiaobao; Detto, Matteo; Du, Xiaojun; Duque, Alvaro; Erikson, David L.; Ewango, Corneille E N; Fischer, Gunter A.; Fletcher, Christine; Foster, Robin B.; Giardina, Christian P.; Gilbert, Gregory S.; Gunatilleke, Nimal; Gunatilleke, Savitri; Hao, Zhanqing; Hargrove, William W.; Hart, Terese B.; Hau, Billy C H; He, Fangliang; Hoffman, Forrest M.; Howe, Robert W.; Hubbell, Stephen P.; Inman-Narahari, Faith M.; Jansen, Patrick A.; Jiang, Mingxi; Johnson, Daniel J.; Kanzaki, Mamoru; Kassim, Abdul Rahman; Kenfack, David; Kibet, Staline; Kinnaird, Margaret F.; Korte, Lisa; Kral, Kamil; Kumar, Jitendra; Larson, Andrew J.; Li, Yide; Li, Xiankun; Liu, Shirong; Lum, Shawn K Y; Lutz, James A.; Ma, Keping; Maddalena, Damian M.; Makana, Jean Remy; Malhi, Yadvinder; Marthews, Toby; Mat Serudin, Rafizah; Mcmahon, Sean M.; McShea, William J.; Memiaghe, Hervé R.; Mi, Xiangcheng; Mizuno, Takashi; Morecroft, Michael; Myers, Jonathan A.; Novotny, Vojtech; de Oliveira, Alexandre A.; Ong, Perry S.; Orwig, David A.; Ostertag, Rebecca; den Ouden, Jan; Parker, Geoffrey G.; Phillips, Richard P.; Sack, Lawren; Sainge, Moses N.; Sang, Weiguo; Sri-ngernyuang, Kriangsak; Sukumar, Raman; Sun, I. Fang; Sungpalee, Witchaphart; Suresh, Hebbalalu Sathyanarayana; Tan, Sylvester; Thomas, Sean C.; Thomas, Duncan W.; Thompson, Jill; Turner, Benjamin L.; Uriarte, Maria; Valencia, Renato; Vallejo, Marta I.; Vicentini, Alberto; Vrška, Tomáš; Wang, Xihua; Wang, Xugao; Weiblen, George; Wolf, Amy; Xu, Han; Yap, Sandra; Zimmerman, Jess.

In: Global change biology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 528-549.

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Anderson-Teixeira, KJ, Davies, SJ, Bennett, AC, Gonzalez-Akre, EB, Muller-Landau, HC, Joseph Wright, S, Abu Salim, K, Almeyda Zambrano, AM, Alonso, A, Baltzer, JL, Basset, Y, Bourg, NA, Broadbent, EN, Brockelman, WY, Bunyavejchewin, S, Burslem, DFRP, Butt, N, Cao, M, Cardenas, D, Chuyong, GB, Clay, K, Cordell, S, Dattaraja, HS, Deng, X, Detto, M, Du, X, Duque, A, Erikson, DL, Ewango, CEN, Fischer, GA, Fletcher, C, Foster, RB, Giardina, CP, Gilbert, GS, Gunatilleke, N, Gunatilleke, S, Hao, Z, Hargrove, WW, Hart, TB, Hau, BCH, He, F, Hoffman, FM, Howe, RW, Hubbell, SP, Inman-Narahari, FM, Jansen, PA, Jiang, M, Johnson, DJ, Kanzaki, M, Kassim, AR, Kenfack, D, Kibet, S, Kinnaird, MF, Korte, L, Kral, K, Kumar, J, Larson, AJ, Li, Y, Li, X, Liu, S, Lum, SKY, Lutz, JA, Ma, K, Maddalena, DM, Makana, JR, Malhi, Y, Marthews, T, Mat Serudin, R, Mcmahon, SM, McShea, WJ, Memiaghe, HR, Mi, X, Mizuno, T, Morecroft, M, Myers, JA, Novotny, V, de Oliveira, AA, Ong, PS, Orwig, DA, Ostertag, R, den Ouden, J, Parker, GG, Phillips, RP, Sack, L, Sainge, MN, Sang, W, Sri-ngernyuang, K, Sukumar, R, Sun, IF, Sungpalee, W, Suresh, HS, Tan, S, Thomas, SC, Thomas, DW, Thompson, J, Turner, BL, Uriarte, M, Valencia, R, Vallejo, MI, Vicentini, A, Vrška, T, Wang, X, Wang, X, Weiblen, G, Wolf, A, Xu, H, Yap, S & Zimmerman, J 2015, 'CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change', Global change biology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 528-549. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12712
Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Davies SJ, Bennett AC, Gonzalez-Akre EB, Muller-Landau HC, Joseph Wright S et al. CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global change biology. 2015 Feb 1;21(2):528-549. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12712
Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J. ; Davies, Stuart J. ; Bennett, Amy C. ; Gonzalez-Akre, Erika B. ; Muller-Landau, Helene C. ; Joseph Wright, S. ; Abu Salim, Kamariah ; Almeyda Zambrano, Angélica M. ; Alonso, Alfonso ; Baltzer, Jennifer L. ; Basset, Yves ; Bourg, Norman A. ; Broadbent, Eben N. ; Brockelman, Warren Y. ; Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh ; Burslem, David F R P ; Butt, Nathalie ; Cao, Min ; Cardenas, Dairon ; Chuyong, George B. ; Clay, Keith ; Cordell, Susan ; Dattaraja, Handanakere S. ; Deng, Xiaobao ; Detto, Matteo ; Du, Xiaojun ; Duque, Alvaro ; Erikson, David L. ; Ewango, Corneille E N ; Fischer, Gunter A. ; Fletcher, Christine ; Foster, Robin B. ; Giardina, Christian P. ; Gilbert, Gregory S. ; Gunatilleke, Nimal ; Gunatilleke, Savitri ; Hao, Zhanqing ; Hargrove, William W. ; Hart, Terese B. ; Hau, Billy C H ; He, Fangliang ; Hoffman, Forrest M. ; Howe, Robert W. ; Hubbell, Stephen P. ; Inman-Narahari, Faith M. ; Jansen, Patrick A. ; Jiang, Mingxi ; Johnson, Daniel J. ; Kanzaki, Mamoru ; Kassim, Abdul Rahman ; Kenfack, David ; Kibet, Staline ; Kinnaird, Margaret F. ; Korte, Lisa ; Kral, Kamil ; Kumar, Jitendra ; Larson, Andrew J. ; Li, Yide ; Li, Xiankun ; Liu, Shirong ; Lum, Shawn K Y ; Lutz, James A. ; Ma, Keping ; Maddalena, Damian M. ; Makana, Jean Remy ; Malhi, Yadvinder ; Marthews, Toby ; Mat Serudin, Rafizah ; Mcmahon, Sean M. ; McShea, William J. ; Memiaghe, Hervé R. ; Mi, Xiangcheng ; Mizuno, Takashi ; Morecroft, Michael ; Myers, Jonathan A. ; Novotny, Vojtech ; de Oliveira, Alexandre A. ; Ong, Perry S. ; Orwig, David A. ; Ostertag, Rebecca ; den Ouden, Jan ; Parker, Geoffrey G. ; Phillips, Richard P. ; Sack, Lawren ; Sainge, Moses N. ; Sang, Weiguo ; Sri-ngernyuang, Kriangsak ; Sukumar, Raman ; Sun, I. Fang ; Sungpalee, Witchaphart ; Suresh, Hebbalalu Sathyanarayana ; Tan, Sylvester ; Thomas, Sean C. ; Thomas, Duncan W. ; Thompson, Jill ; Turner, Benjamin L. ; Uriarte, Maria ; Valencia, Renato ; Vallejo, Marta I. ; Vicentini, Alberto ; Vrška, Tomáš ; Wang, Xihua ; Wang, Xugao ; Weiblen, George ; Wolf, Amy ; Xu, Han ; Yap, Sandra ; Zimmerman, Jess. / CTFS-ForestGEO : A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. In: Global change biology. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 528-549.
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