Central African forests’ structure and dynamics: moving towards timber processing rules that integrate the ecological functioning of tree populations and the variability of environmental conditions.

This project – which represents a total investment of approximately €7 million – is funded by the French Facility for Global Environment and co-funded by the CIRAD, the University of Gembloux, the Central African States, the private sector, ANR, REFORCO and the GEF. It aims to better understand, via scientific studies, the dynamics of tree populations through floristic survey systems and measurements observed over time on fixed plots and forest tracts. The study, made possible thanks to support from the Rougier Group and CIB, aims to both fine-tune the sampling ratios of species that are sold according to their soil and improve the performance of forest management plans.