References of "Bayol, Nicolas"
     in
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
See detailProjet « Synthèse sur les Intact Forest Landscapes adaptée aux pays d’Afrique centrale » Rapport final du projet
Haurez, Barbara ULiege; Gourlet-Fleury, Sylvie; Mortier, Frédéric et al

Report (2017)

Detailed reference viewed: 25 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailPresent-day central African forest is a legacy of the 19th century human history
Morin, Julie ULiege; Fayolle, Adeline ULiege; Favier, Charly et al

in eLife (2017)

The populations of light-demanding trees that dominate the canopy of central African forests are now aging. Here, we show that the lack of regeneration of these populations began ca. 165 ya (around 1850 ... [more ▼]

The populations of light-demanding trees that dominate the canopy of central African forests are now aging. Here, we show that the lack of regeneration of these populations began ca. 165 ya (around 1850) after major anthropogenic disturbances ceased. Since 1885, less itinerancy and disturbance in the forest has occurred because the colonial administrations concentrated people and villages along the primary communication axes. Local populations formerly gardened the forest by creating scattered openings, which were sufficiently large for the establishment of light-demanding trees. Currently, common logging operations do not create suitable openings for the regeneration of these species, whereas deforestation degrades landscapes. Using an interdisciplinary approach, which included paleoecological, archaeological, historical, and dendrological data, we highlight the long-term history of human activities across central African forests and assess the contribution of these activities to present-day forest structure and composition. The conclusions of this sobering analysis present challenges to current silvicultural practices and to those of the future. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 124 (33 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailThe last 1,000 years in the Northern Congo Basin
Morin, Julie ULiege; Fayolle, Adeline ULiege; Favier, Charly et al

Conference (2015, November)

Review of the events that happened in the northern Congo basin during the last 1,000 yr. Positive impact of human disturbances on the regeneration of light-demanding trees. Negative impact of the European ... [more ▼]

Review of the events that happened in the northern Congo basin during the last 1,000 yr. Positive impact of human disturbances on the regeneration of light-demanding trees. Negative impact of the European colonization and following events on human populations and tree regeneration. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 37 (7 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailImprove the characterization of tropical forests to improve management: policy brief
Gourlet-Fleury, Sylvie; Aleman, Julie; Bayol, Nicolas et al

Report (2014)

CoForChange has shown that management plans based on timber stock recovery are not enough to ensure the sustainability of these production forests. The variability of forest characteristics and their ... [more ▼]

CoForChange has shown that management plans based on timber stock recovery are not enough to ensure the sustainability of these production forests. The variability of forest characteristics and their different responses to disturbance should be considered in management decisions. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 193 (15 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailFilière bois d'oeuvre et gestion des forêts naturelles : les bois tropicaux et les forêts d'Afrique centrale face aux évolutions des marchés
Bayol, Nicolas; Anquetil, Frédéric; Bile, Charly et al

in de Wasseige, Carlos; Flynn, J.; Louppe, Dominique (Eds.) et al Les forêts du Bassin du Congo - Etat des forêts 2013 (2014)

Detailed reference viewed: 61 (13 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailA new insight in the structure, composition and functioning of central African moist forests
Fayolle, Adeline ULiege; Picard, Nicolas; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULiege et al

in Forest Ecology and Management (2014), (329), 195-205

The greater part of the semi-deciduous moist forests of the Congo basin has been given to logging companies for exploitation. In the next decades, very few of these forests will remain intact. In this ... [more ▼]

The greater part of the semi-deciduous moist forests of the Congo basin has been given to logging companies for exploitation. In the next decades, very few of these forests will remain intact. In this paper, we aimed to identify large-scale variations in the structure, composition and functioning of African moist forests that could serve as a baseline for both management and conservation purposes. Commercial forest inventory data were assembled for 49,711 0.5-ha plots, covering an area of more than six million hectares, crossing the borders of Cameroon, Central African Republic and Republic of Congo. Floristic composition was analyzed for a subset of 176 genera reliably identified in the field. Three key functional traits of tropical trees: regeneration guild, leaf phenology, and wood specific gravity, were collected at the species level from various sources, and assigned at the genus level. We first investigated the main variations in forest structure and composition, and identified seven forest types based on these variations. Differences in the percentage of pioneer and deciduous stems, and mean wood specific gravity were tested between forest types. Most of the study area was composed of a mosaic of the structural variations of the forests characterized by the occurrence of Celtis (Ulmaceae) species, which are mostly composed of frequent and abundant genera that formed the common floristic pool of the region. Secondary Musanga (Moraceae) forest is located in repeatedly disturbed areas, along roads and around main cities; mixed Manilkara (Sapotaceae) forest covers a huge area in the southern Central African Republic and in the northern Republic of Congo; and monodominant Gilbertiodendron (Fabaceae) forest is sparsely distributed along rivers. The contrasted structure, composition, and functioning of the forest types imply pronounced differences in population and ecosystem processes, and call for adapted management and conservation strategies. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 56 (11 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailPhénologie et diamètre de fructification du wengé, Millettia laurentii De Wild : implications pour la gestion
Menga, Pisco; Nasi, Robert; Bayol, Nicolas et al

in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (2012), 312(2), 31-41

L'étude fait partie d'un effort de caractérisation de l'autoécologie du wengé, Millettia laurentii De Wild., une essence majeure de la filière bois en République démocratique du Congo (Rdc). Dans cet ... [more ▼]

L'étude fait partie d'un effort de caractérisation de l'autoécologie du wengé, Millettia laurentii De Wild., une essence majeure de la filière bois en République démocratique du Congo (Rdc). Dans cet article sont présentés les éléments relatifs à la phénologie foliaire et reproductrice de l'espèce et les implications de ces résultats pour la gestion. La phénologie de 774 arbres, répartis dans trois concessions d'exploitation forestière de la Société de développement forestier (SODEFOR) dans la région de Mai-Ndombe (258 arbres par site) a été suivie mensuellement pendant 15 mois. Millettia laurentii présente une phénologie foliaire et reproductrice fortement saisonnière. La chute des feuilles et l'apparition des nouvelles feuilles se produisent deux fois par an, respectivement pendant les saisons sèches et au début des saisons pluvieuses. La phénologie reproductrice (floraison et fructification) présente également une forte saisonnalité, avec cependant des différences entre sites. La floraison se produit au début des saisons pluvieuses en même temps que l'apparition des feuilles. La maturité complète avec possibilité de récolte des semences (éclatement de gousses) a lieu durant l'intersaison (fin de la saison sèche et début de la saison pluvieuse). Le type de floraison est majoritairement annuel. Les individus fleurissent par groupe, mais chaque groupe ne fleurit qu'une fois par an. Toutefois, en dehors des pics s'observent des événements de floraison et de fructification occasionnels, en particulier dans le site le plus arrosé et le moins saisonnier. Millettia laurentii est une espèce à fructification précoce. Le diamètre minimal de fertilité est inférieur ou égal à 10 cm mais l'efficacité de la fructification dépend néanmoins du diamètre et du statut social des arbres. Le diamètre minimum d'exploitation (Dme) en vigueur en Rdc (60 cm) est supérieur au diamètre de fructification régulière (Dfr) qui se situe entre 40-50 cm, ce qui est nécessaire pour le maintien de semenciers dans les peuplements après le passage en exploitation. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 272 (31 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailLes taux de reconstitution, un outil pour les gestionnaires forestiers dans le bassin du Congo
Bayol, Nicolas; Cassagne, Bernard; Billand, Alain et al

in Lettre de l'ATIBT (2010), 32

Detailed reference viewed: 378 (54 ULiège)