New tool highly effective at estimating the condition of tropical forests

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A simple tropical forest assessment tool can be used by people with no prior experience in conservation to robustly estimate the condition of tropical forests, reveals new research by Northumbria University scientists, in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

Their findings, which are published in Ecological Solutions and Evidence, show the tool demonstrates high levels of agreement with detailed scientific data sets of biodiversity, forest structure and ecosystem functioning.

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