• From research to forests: PARTNERS’ second meeting sets an agenda for making reforestation happen

    By Sarah Wilson I’ve been fascinated with tropical forests since I learned they existed. To a five-year old growing up on the flat, windy prairies of Canada, they were the perfect thing – lush, warm, mysterious, and full of danger, excitement, and adventure. The possibilities for discovery seemed endless. Today, as a postdoctoral researcher studying […]

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  • Automating forest restoration: could robots revive rainforests?

    By Stephen Elliott, Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit At last year’s UN Climate Summit in New York, businesses and governments pledged to “speed up restoration” to convert 350 million hectares of degraded forestland back into forest by the end of the next decade – an area larger than India. This would have huge […]

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  • ELTI’s field courses link applied ecology and land use decision makers

    By Jacob L. Slusser, Panama Coordinator, ELTI Neotropics Training Program Photo credit: ELTI To address the gap between restoration experts and practitioners, the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI)1 has been providing environmental training courses since 2006 for people who manage or influence human dominated landscapes in Asia and the Neotropics. In Panama, ELTI offers […]

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  • 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 participants will be invited to […]

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