• Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes

    Latawiec, A. E., B. B. Strassburg, P. H. Brancalion, R. R. Rodrigues, and T. Gardner. 2015. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:211–218. By Trevor Caughlin, Publications Editor Large-scale restoration projects carry a risk of displacing intensive land use to nearby areas. Latawiec et al. address whether spatial planning could help

  • Restoring forests on cleared land in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland, Australia

    By Kerryn O’Conor and Carla Catterall Introduction Restoring forests on cleared lands is a global conservation priority, particularly in tropical regions where extensive deforestation persists. Restoration can be achieved in a variety of ways, from planting trees to allowing forest to regrow naturally, and each method has inherent pros and cons.

  • Advancing the role of natural regeneration in large-scale forest restoration

    By Robin Chazdon, PARTNERS Director The global restoration movement is rapidly galvanizing widespread support from multiple sectors of society. As discussed in a recent blog by Peter Bresseau, the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration is leading the way to move forward with national and subnational assessments of cost-effective

  • The development-driven forest transition and its utility for REDD+

    Feature publication The development-driven forest transition and its utility for REDD+ Sloan, S. 2015. Ecological Economics 116: 1–11 By T. Trevor Caughlin, Publications Editor Widespread evidence for large-scale forest regrowth in tropical question begs the question: can policymakers engineer a forest transition? This is one question addressed in an interesting

  • Applications Invited for the 2015 PARTNERS Workshop 21–24 Oct. 2015

    Making it happen: Motivating and enabling forest restoration and regeneration Application deadline: 1 July, 2015 The NSF-funded Tropical Reforestation Research Coordination Network, PARTNERS, is sponsoring a 4-day workshop in Storrs, Connecticut, USA. PARTNERS brings natural and social scientists together to address the complexity of socio-ecological processes that shape tropical reforestation. Twenty-four