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  • Finding evidence for land-restoration strategies

    Pictured above: an agricultural landscape in Eastern Uganda by Madelon Lohbeck. By Madelon Lohbeck This blog is reposted with permission from the applied ecologists blog ( Restoration has never been more important, with almost a third of the world’s land surface degraded. But what exactly is restoration? And how do we

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  • Ecological Restoration Plans in Latin America

    Pictured above: Nursery garden of native trees from a NGO that offer seedlings for restoration in small farms in Sao Paulo, Brazil. By Moisés Méndez-Toribio, Eliane Ceccon, and Cristina Martínez-Garza Agricultural and livestock expansion, mining and selective logging are extensive activities responsible for deforestation and environmental degradation in Latin America. To

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  • Taming the FLR beast: the mission of the Forest and Landscape Restoration Standard (FLoRES) Task Force

    By Robin L. Chazdon Director, PARTNERS network Science Advisory Board, WeForest Doing small tasks well is relatively easy, but doing big, complex, and long-lived things well is a far more daunting mission that requires vision, leadership, adaptive management, consultation, and collaboration among many actors. To bring forest and landscape restoration to

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  • Toward prediction in the restoration of biodiversity

    Issue 54:4 of the Journal of Applied Ecology features a Special Feature, Toward prediction in the restoration of biodiversity. In this blog, the Guest Editor, Lars Brudvig introduces the work and the ecological ideas behind this collection of articles. By repairing ecosystems damaged through human activities, ecological restoration plays an important role in biodiversity conservation efforts. Furthermore,

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  • Taking Restoration for a Test Drive: Results from a 10-year Experimental Study in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

    By Anika Hazra, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago Experimental restoration helps us to understand the effects of using different strategies to restore habitat as well as to determine which strategies provide the most desirable outcomes. It is particularly important that we be informed of what works

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