Unité de Recherche Biomasse, Bois, Energie, Bioproduits (BioWooEB)
73 rue J.F. Breton
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
+33 (4) 6761-6560
+33 (4) 6761-6516
This project aims to produce, publish and disseminate an Atlas of tropical timber species covering the information contained in the latest TROPIX software (version 7 - 2011) distributed by CIRAD ; the very first version of this software was developed in the late 1980s by CTFT (CIRAD Forestry Department) with financial support from ITTO. This new Atlas is meant to be a continuation of the three former timber Atlas covering Africa, South America, and Asia respectively, the last of these three books (on timber from South America) have been produced and published in 1988 by CTFT and ATIBT with financial support from ITTO.These three books are still in high demand among operators of the timber sector but they are partly out of print; in addition, most of the information they contain is partly obsolete and should be updated and supplemented. This Atlas will be published in French and English (TROPIX is available in these two languages). This new edition will be associated with the release of a new version of TROPIX (version 8) describing species in greater number than the current version 7 (290 total instead of the current 245) and having new technological features requested by operators in the timber sector.