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  • Latsis Symposium 2018 – Scaling-up Forest Restoration

    By Jaboury Ghazoul, with contributions from Pedro Brancalion, Robin Chazdon, Thomas Crowther, Manuel Guariguata, Victoria Gutierrez, Stephanie Mansourian, Stewart Maginnis, Marc Metzger, Adrian Newton, Mike Perring, Sabine Reinecke, Mathew Williams, and Annelies Zoomers This blog post is reposted with permission from the Latsis Symposium blog. For more information on the 2018 Latis Symposium (6-7 & 9 of June 2018 at ETH Zürich) see the bottom of

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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 (https://jappliedecologyblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/agroecology-lohbeck/) 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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