• Tree islands and plantations enhance seed dispersal during forest restoration

    Reid, J. L., K. D. Holl, and R. A. Zahawi. 2015. Seed dispersal limitations shift over time in tropical forest restoration. Ecological Applications 25:1072–1082. by Trevor Caughlin, Publications Editor photo courtesy of Karen Holl Succession can transform a pasture dominated by grasses and weeds to a second-growth forest with a

  • 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