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Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes and the Focali Project Coordinator Maria Ölund published in GCB Bioenergy. The article is based on a systematic review with the aim to analyze the state of knowledge about how the production of bioenergy resources affects sustainable development.

Sustainable bioproducts in Brazil: disputes and agreements on a common ground agenda for agriculture and nature protection

Sustainable bioproducts in Brazil: disputes and agreements on a common ground agenda for agriculture and nature protection

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes published in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 18 March 2016. The work contributed to a three-year project within IEA Bioenergy on Mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains.

Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics

Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics

This is the result from a recently published study in Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from CIFOR, ICRAF, CATIE and INERA, lead by Associate Professor Ulrik Ilstedt of SLU. Ulrik and three of the researchers behind this study are members of the Focali research network.

Life history traits predict the response to increased light among 33 tropical rainforest tree species

Life history traits predict the response to increased light among 33 tropical rainforest tree species

Article by Focali researcher Malin Gustafsson and her colleagues Gustafsson L, Alloysius D, Falck J, Yap S, Karlsson A, Ilstedt U. Also read Focali blog and watch Focali video about their rainforest restoration research on Borneo.

Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities

Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities

Article written by Focali members Sabine Henders and Martin Persson together with Thomas Kastner. Published in Environmental Research Letters. Also read the Focali brief and watch Focali video based on the same study.

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

This new Focali brief is written by Martin Persson, Sabine Henders and Thomas Kastner and is mainly based on their article: Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities. Environmental Research Letters (in Press)

The politics of natural resource enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

The politics of natural resource enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

Torsten Krause with colleagues are published in Conservation and Society.

Assessing change in national forest monitoring capacities of 99 tropical countries

Assessing change in national forest monitoring capacities of 99 tropical countries

Article with an overview of national forest monitoring and reporting capacities and changes in 99 tropical countries has been published in Forest Ecology and Management. It is written by Erika Romijn, Celso B. Lantican, Martin Herold, Erik Lindquist, Robert Ochieng, Arief Wijaya, Daniel Murdiyarso, Louis Verchot.

Effects of Governance on Availability of Land for Agriculture and Conservation in Brazil

Effects of Governance on Availability of Land for Agriculture and Conservation in Brazil

Focali member Göran Berndes and his colleagues Gerd Sparovek, Alberto Giaroli de Oliveira Pereira Barretto and Marcelo Matsumoto published in Environmental Science & Technology.

Stepping up Swedish action on tropical deforestation - Dialogue on International Day of Forests

On the International Day of Forests we would like to invite you to identify entry points for Swedish actors who want to help reduce tropical deforestation. The event is organized by Focali, SIANI and ...

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