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Understanding forest change in Tanzania opens door for improved management

Published on
September 3, 2021

The work of Daniela Requena Suarez, Danaë Rozendaal, Veronique De Sy, David Gibbs, Nancy Harris, Joseph Sexton, Min Feng, Saurabh Channan, Eliakimu Zahabu, Santos Dos Silayo, Anssi Pekkarinen, Christopher Martius and Martin Herold: Variation in aboveground biomass in forests and woodlands in Tanzania along gradients in environmental conditions and human use has been highlighted at the Forest News blog of September 2nd 2021.

Can Tanzania’s tropical forests and miombo woodlands be managed sustainably while still supporting human populations? The findings of a collaborative study on the local drivers of the live matter from trees and shrubs found above ground could be a first step toward making better management decisions about forests that are frequently cut for woodfuel or converted for agriculture.