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The global tree restoration potential

Bastin, J. F., Finegold, Y., Garcia, C., Mollicone, D., Rezende, M., Routh, D., … & Crowther, T. W. (2019). The global tree restoration potential. Science, 365(6448), 76-79. Climate change is expected to cause an increase in the global area of drylands of 10–23 percent, depending on dryland subtype, by the end of the twenty-first century, […]

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Balancing the environmental benefits of reforestation in agricultural regions

Cunningham, S. C., Mac Nally, R., Baker, P. J., Cavagnaro, T. R., Beringer, J., Thomson, J. R., & Thompson, R. M. (2015). Balancing the environmental benefits of reforestation in agricultural regions. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 17(4), 301-317. Reforestation is an important tool for reducing or reversing biodiversity loss and mitigating climate change. […]

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Toward an era of restoration in ecology: successes, failures, and opportunities ahead

Suding, K. N. (2011). Toward an era of restoration in ecology: successes, failures, and opportunities ahead. Annual review of ecology, evolution, and systematics, 42. As an inevitable consequence of increased environmental degradation and anticipated future environmental change, societal demand for ecosystem restoration is rapidly increasing. Here, I evaluate successes and failures in restoration, how science […]

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Combining ecological, social and technical criteria to select species for forest restoration

Meli, P., Martínez‐Ramos, M., Rey‐Benayas, J. M., & Carabias, J. (2014). Combining ecological, social and technical criteria to select species for forest restoration. Applied vegetation science, 17(4), 744-753. Question: How to evaluate and integrate relevant ecological, social and technical criteria to select species to be introduced in restoration projects of highly diverse ecosystems such as […]

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Priority setting for scaling-up tropical forest restoration projects: Early lessons from the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact

Melo, F. P., Pinto, S. R., Brancalion, P. H., Castro, P. S., Rodrigues, R. R., Aronson, J., & Tabarelli, M. (2013). Priority setting for scaling-up tropical forest restoration projects: Early lessons from the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact. Environmental Science & Policy, 33, 395-404. Ongoing conversion of tropical forests makes it urgent to invest in ecological […]

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Afforestation, restoration and regeneration – Not all trees are created equal

Lawson, S.S. and Michler, C.H., 2014. Afforestation, restoration and regeneration – Not all trees are created equal. Journal of Forestry Research, 25(1): 3−20 DOI 10.1007/s11676-014-0426-5. Undulations in weather patterns have caused climate shifts of increased frequency and duration around the world. The need for additional research and model data on this pressing problem has resulted […]

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Restoring tropical forests from the bottom up

Holl, K. D. (2017). Restoring tropical forests from the bottom up. Science, 355(6324), 455-456. Recent initiatives at regional, national, and global scales have called for unprecedented levels of forest restoration to counteract decades of rapid deforestation (1, 2). Thus far, 30 countries have committed to restore 91 million hectares (ha) of deforested landscapes, an area […]

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A policy-driven knowledge agenda for global forest and landscape restoration

Chazdon, R. L., Brancalion, P. H. S., Lamb, D., Laestadius, L., Calmon, M., & Kumar, C. (2017). A policy-driven knowledge agenda for global forest and landscape restoration. Conserv Lett 10: 125–132. The global restoration movement is gaining momentum. International and national leaders are demonstrating unparalleled political will for achieving ambitious targets. However, the knowledge base […]

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Large-scale reforestation and afforestation policy in Spain: A historical review of its underlying ecological, socioeconomic and political dynamics

Vadell, E., de-Miguel, S., & Pemán, J. (2016). Large-scale reforestation and afforestation policy in Spain: A historical review of its underlying ecological, socioeconomic and political dynamics. Land Use Policy, 55, 37-48. Spain had not more than six million hectares of woodlands in the mid-19th century. Nowadays woodlands cover more than sixteen million hectares. During the […]

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Restoring forests: regeneration and ecosystem function for the future

Löf, M., Madsen, P., Metslaid, M., Witzell, J., & Jacobs, D. F. (2019). Restoring forests: regeneration and ecosystem function for the future. New Forests, 50(2), 139-151. Conventions and policies for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation state the need for increased protection, restoration and climate change adaptation of forests. Much degraded land may be targeted […]