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New research article published in Ecology

  • July 27th, 2020

Understanding the evolutionary and/or ecological mechanisms (including biotic, abiotic and stochastic factors) determining community assembly –i.e., the composition and distribution of biological communities on an ecosystem– remains a central theme in ecology. Beyond the classical taxonomic scope, functional approach has…

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New research paper in Frontiers in Plant Sciences

  • March 13th, 2020

Tropical forests are among the most important global carbon sinks and hence their capacity to counter climatic change is of paramount importance. Nevertheless, their capacity to fix carbon seems to have decreased as consequence not only of the destruction of…

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Not all that glitters is “forest”

  • November 16th, 2017

Recently, it has been published in Science a study that assess the global extent of dryland biomes, with a particular focus on their forests (The Global Dryland Assessment of Forests). This work, published by Jean-François Bastin and colleagues, shows that…

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