Forest monitoring is used to identify changes over time, and currently, there is a rising demand for it, as well as growing capacities for monitoring. Analysing the monitoring status of tropical countries and reviewing recent studies performed on their forests supports the assessment of whether research is done where monitoring is most needed. Therefore, this theme provides an understanding as to where research should be targeted in the future.
This study identifies recent research on tropical forest monitoring using a systematic literature review. The research explores whether the location of these studies is in the countries where monitoring is most needed.