Seeing tropical forests through their large trees

A pantropical comparison

Foreword

This page provide history and information regarding a new global study on the importance of large trees in structuring tropical forests and above-ground biomass stocks. This study follows up with previous work of Jean-François Bastin and colleagues carried in Central African forests. The scope of this study can be found here

Current data set (January 2016)

So far, 179 co-authors have joined this collaborative study. May they be once again warmly thank here! Some figures that reveal the outstanding extent and success of this initiative:

Figure: Location of plots accounted for in the Big tree study