Opportunities and challenges for an Indonesian forest monitoring network

Permanent sampling plots (PSPs) are a powerful and reliable methodology to help our understanding of the diversity and dynamics of tropical forests. Based on the current inventory of PSPs in Indonesia, there is high potential to establish a long-term collaborative forest monitoring network. Whilst there are challenges to initiating such a network, there are also innumerable benefits to help us understand and better conserve these exceptionally diverse ecosystems.

Tropical forests, Carbon, Data sharing, Dynamics, Monitoring

Brearley, F.Q., Adinugroho, W.C., Cámara-Leret, R. et al. Annals of Forest Science (2019) 76: 54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13595-019-0840-0

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