• New research on secondary forest resilience in the Brazilian Amazon

    Secondary forest regrowth in a Brazilian cassava field. Photo credit: Catarina Jakovac Jakovac, C. C., M. Peña-Claros, T. W. Kuyper, and F. Bongers. 2015. Loss of secondary-forest resilience by land-use intensification in the Amazon. Journal of Ecology 103:67–77. By T. Trevor Caughlin, Publications Editor Resilience, the capacity to retain function and structure after disturbance, is […]

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  • 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 prevent this displacement, or “leakage,” […]

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  • 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. Professor Carla Catterall from Griffith University […]

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  • 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 restoration opportunities. Agricultural productivity, rural […]

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