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New Associate Editors

We are pleased to welcome Dr Shengli Tao to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science.

Shengli Tao’s research activity focuses on the development and application of remote sensing techniques, Lidar and Radar in particular, to monitor the dynamics of forest and individual trees. He received the Ph.D. degree in ecology from Peking University, Beijing, China in 2017. Between 2017 and 2021, he worked as a postdoc (based in Toulouse, France) with supports from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). During his postdoc career, Dr. Tao used Lidar and Radar techniques to study the structure and function of tropical rainforests. In 2022, he joined Peking University as an assistant professor, leading a research team of ecological remote sensing, collaborating with prominent forestry researchers from China, Europe, and US.

Dr Tao has over 40 peer-reviewed and other publications, with some published in high-impact journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Ecology, and Annals of Forest Science. He has joined several research projects funded by CNRS, CNES, European Space Agency, Chinse National Natural Science Foundation, and Chinese Academy of Science. He also co-led the 2022 Lidar Workshop for Forestry Application in Beijing.  His research has earned him several awards, including the Outstanding PhD student Award of Beijing city, and the First-class prize of Beijing Science and Technology 2021.


We are pleased to welcome Dr Matteo Vizzarri to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science.

Matteo Vizzarri formerly project officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, is now a researcher at the University of Milan. His current research activity focuses on assessing forest ecosystem services according to alternative management strategies and policy scenarios. He holds a PhD in forest management and silviculture. His interests mainly cover the implementation of sustainability principles in forest management and planning, the assessment and mapping of forest ecosystems’ goods and services (including timber production, climate regulation and biodiversity conservation), the use and testing of forest growth models, the development of participatory processes in multi-scale forest governance, and the improvement of science-policy interface in the forestry sector. His research experience spans over more than 10 years. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and other scientific products, and joined several competitive research projects at both national and European scale.


New Associate Editor

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Francesco Parisi to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science.


New Content ItemFrancesco Parisi is currently a researcher at the University of Molise.

He holds a PhD in Crops and Forestry Quality and Protection and a Master's degree in "Natural capital and protected areas: planning, design and management", La Sapienza University.

As a Postdoc, he carried out his study activities in Forest Sciences at the University of Molise and at the University of Florence.

His research activity focuses on ecology and forest management, ecology of saproxylic insects, monitoring programs, forest management and conservation, long-term systematic ecological research. He also worked in the field of habitat and species conservation, with particular interest in biodiversity indicators of old-growth forests.

His interests mainly concern the study of biodiversity indicators in forest and urban ecosystems; studies on the ecological dynamics of saproxylic organisms in relation to forest structure, deadwood and tree-related microhabitat (TreM) also through the use of Remote Sensing. He conducted research in the oldest European forests of Bosnia ed Erzegovina and Montenegro, but also in the tropical forests of Africa.

He has published more than 40 publications, among which peer-reviewed articles and other scientific products, and joined several competitive research projects at both national and European scales. He regularly carries out reviewing activities for numerous international journals on forest ecology and forest management.

He has been a speaker at national and international conferences. He is a Corresponding Member of the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences.



New Junior Editor

We are pleased to welcome Dr Frédéric Bonin to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science, as Junior Editor.

New Content ItemFrédéric Bonin’s research is twofold, linked to forest planning and change management. He holds a PhD in management sciences, through which he explored the adaptation of the organizational routines of forest planning in the context of grand challenges.

His current research focuses on exploring participatory and nimble approaches of forest planning, on the one hand. He is particularly interested in issues relating to the organizational design of forest planning and its governance approaches. On the other hand, he is exploring the modalities of transferring and raising collective (group of actors, stakeholders, territories, etc) competences around forest planning and how this dynamic can promote change of routines and practices, for forest planning and beyond.

His research approach is interdisciplinary; he collaborates, for example, with actors in forest science, management sciences, economic sciences as well as innovation sciences.

He has presented his work in several conferences, and is involved in national and international networks both in management sciences, such as the Routines.Research.Community or the Risk, Uncertainty and Management group of the AIMS (International Association in Strategic Management), and in forest planning, such as IUFRO 4.04. He is also involved within the Forest Inn Lab (AgroParisTech), an innovation-support platform.

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