Dear IUFRO Working Party on Resource Data in the Tropics:


Below is Issue 10 of IUFRO News 2022, volume 51. Past editions of the newsletter can be found at:



Sheila Ward


IUFRO WP 4.02.01 - Resource data in the tropics


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Issue 10, 2022


IUFRO NEWS 10, 2022

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