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  • Yale ISTF Presentation

    Understanding the socio-ecological processes that shape tropical reforestation

    Tropical Forests in a Connected World: Collaborative Solutions for a Sustainable Future A presentation to Yale ISTF 2017 By Robin Chazdon, University of Connecticut > Click here to view/download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation

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  • Can We Restore 350 Million Hectares by 2030?

    by  Chris Reij and Robert Winterbottom With growing awareness of the economic costs of land degradation, political leaders are adopting ambitious targets to restore degraded forests and agricultural land.  Building on the interest in forest landscape restoration generated by the Bonn Challenge, in 2014, countries adopted the New York Declaration

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  • Cool insights for a hot world: trees and forests recycle water

    This article was originally published by Daisy Ouya, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change — but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships

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  • How (and why) to write a blog post about your new paper

    By Trevor Caughlin Congratulations! You have just published a new academic paper. After many months of writing, analysis, and revision your paper is finally up on the journal’s website. In a publishing landscape that is increasingly crowded with new articles, how can you ensure that your paper will have an

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  • Natural regeneration for sustainable development

    By Alvaro Silva Iribarrem, researcher in the IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program.   Restoration of degraded ecosystems is an exciting and relatively new way of looking into the conservation of natural capital—the world’s natural assets, including soil, air, water, and all living things. For one, the success of restoration is

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