NEW!! The role of natural regeneration in large-scale forest and landscape restoration: Challenge and opportunity; Building the foundation for a global natural regeneration partnership
How to scale-up regreening in arid degraded landscapes. Chris Reij and Dennis Garrity present principles for scaling-up restoration that apply to other types of landscapes as well.
Smart reforestation must go beyond carbon. CIFOR blog about recent PARTNERS working group #3 paper by Locatelli et al. in Resotoration Ecology
New Publications by PARTNERS Members:
Atkinson, E. E., and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2015. Land use legacy effects on structure and composition of subtropical dry forests in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Forest Ecology and Management 335:270–280.
Bertacchi, M. I. F., N. T. Amazonas, P. H. Brancalion, G. E. Brondani, A. Oliveira, M. A. Pascoa, and R. R. Rodrigues. 2016. Establishment of tree seedlings in the understory of restoration plantations: natural regeneration and enrichment plantings. Restoration Ecology 24:100–108.
de Castro Solar, R. R., J. Barlow, A. N. Andersen, J. H. Schoereder, E. Berenguer, J. N. Ferreira, and T. A. Gardner. 2016. Biodiversity consequences of land-use change and forest disturbance in the Amazon: A multi-scale assessment using ant communities. Biological Conservation 197:98–107.
Ceccon, E., E. J. González, and C. Martorell. In press. Is Direct Seeding a Biologically Viable Strategy for Restoring Forest Ecosystems? Evidences from a Meta-Analysis. Land Degradation & Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2421.
Chan, K. M. A., P. Balvanera, K. Benessaiah, M. Chapman, S. Díaz, E. Gómez-Baggethun, R. Gould, N. Hannahs, K. Jax, S. Klain, G. W. Luck, B. Martín-López, B. Muraca, B. Norton, K. Ott, U. Pascual, T. Satterfield, M. Tadaki, J. Taggart, and N. Turner. 2016. Opinion: Why protect nature? Rethinking values and the environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:1462–1465.
Chazdon, R. L., P. H. S. Brancalion, L. Laestadius, A. Bennett-Curry, K. Buckingham, C. Kumar, J. Moll-Rocek, I. C. G. Vieira, and S. J. Wilson. 2016. When is a forest a forest? Forest concepts and definitions in the era of forest and landscape restoration. Ambio:1–13.
Chazdon, R. L., P. H. S. Brancalion, D. Lamb, L. Laestadius, M. Calmon, and C. Kumar. 2015. A Policy-Driven Knowledge Agenda for Global Forest and Landscape Restoration. Conservation Letters: In Press. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12220
Derroire, G., P. Balvanera, C. Castellanos-Castro, G. Decocq, D. K. Kennard, E. Lebrija-Trejos, J. A. Leiva, P.-C. Odén, J. S. Powers, V. Rico-Gray, M. Tigabu, and J. R. Healey. 2016. Resilience of tropical dry forests – a meta-analysis of changes in species diversity and composition during secondary succession. Oikos: In Press. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03229
Douterlungne, D., B. G. Ferguson, I. Siddique, L. Soto-Pinto, G. Jímenez-Ferrer, and M. E. Gavito. In press. Microsite determinants of variability in seedling and cutting establishment in tropical forest restoration plantations. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12247.
Dutrieux, L. P., C. C. Jakovac, S. H. Latifah, and L. Kooistra. 2016. Reconstructing land use history from Landsat time-series: Case study of a swidden agriculture system in Brazil. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 47:112–124.
Fagan, M. E., R. S. DeFries, S. E. Sesnie, J. P. Arroyo-Mora, C. Soto, A. Singh, P. A. Townsend, and R. L. Chazdon. 2015. Mapping Species Composition of Forests and Tree Plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an Integration of Hyperspectral and Multitemporal Landsat Imagery. Remote Sensing 7:5660–5696.
Fagan, M. e., R. s. DeFries, S. e. Sesnie, J. p. Arroyo, and R. l. Chazdon. 2016. Targeted reforestation could reverse declines in connectivity for understory birds in a tropical habitat corridor. Ecological Applications: In Press. DOI: 10.1890/14-2188
Freeman, A. N. D., C. P. Catterall, and K. Freebody. 2015. Use of restored habitat by rainforest birds is limited by spatial context and species’ functional traits but not by their predicted climate sensitivity. Biological Conservation 186:107–114.
Latawiec, A. E., B. B. Strassburg, P. H. Brancalion, R. R. Rodrigues, and T. Gardner. 2015. Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:211–218.
Letcher, S. G., J. R. Lasky, R. L. Chazdon, N. Norden, S. J. Wright, J. A. Meave, E. A. Pérez-García, R. Muñoz, E. Romero-Pérez, A. Andrade, J. L. Andrade, P. Balvanera, J. M. Becknell, T. V. Bentos, R. Bhaskar, F. Bongers, V. Boukili, P. H. S. Brancalion, R. G. César, D. A. Clark, D. B. Clark, D. Craven, A. DeFrancesco, J. M. Dupuy, B. Finegan, E. González-Jiménez, J. S. Hall, K. E. Harms, J. L. Hernández-Stefanoni, P. Hietz, D. Kennard, T. J. Killeen, S. G. Laurance, E. E. Lebrija-Trejos, M. Lohbeck, M. Martínez-Ramos, P. E. S. Massoca, R. C. G. Mesquita, F. Mora, R. Muscarella, H. Paz, F. Pineda-García, J. S. Powers, R. Quesada-Monge, R. R. Rodrigues, M. E. Sandor, L. Sanaphre-Villanueva, E. Schüller, N. G. Swenson, A. Tauro, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, O. Vargas-Ramírez, R. A. G. Viani, A. L. Wendt, and G. B. Williamson. 2015. Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: a test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites. Journal of Ecology 103:1276–1290.
Locatelli, B., C. P. Catterall, P. Imbach, C. Kumar, R. Lasco, E. Marín-Spiotta, B. Mercer, J. S. Powers, N. Schwartz, and M. Uriarte. 2015. Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon. Restoration Ecology 23: 337-343.
Mayes, M. T., J. F. Mustard, and J. M. Melillo. 2015. Forest cover change in Miombo Woodlands: modeling land cover of African dry tropical forests with linear spectral mixture analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 165:203–215.
McGroddy, M. E., A. M. Lerner, D. V. Burbano, L. C. Schneider, and T. K. Rudel. 2015. Carbon Stocks in Silvopastoral Systems: A Study from Four Communities in Southeastern Ecuador. Biotropica 47:407–415.
Mora, F., M. Martínez-Ramos, G. Ibarra-Manríquez, A. Pérez-Jiménez, J. Trilleras, and P. Balvanera. 2015. Testing Chronosequences through Dynamic Approaches: Time and Site Effects on Tropical Dry Forest Succession. Biotropica 47:38–48.
Murcia, C., M. R. Guariguata, Á. Andrade, G. I. Andrade, J. Aronson, E. M. Escobar, A. Etter, F. H. Moreno, W. Ramírez, and E. Montes. 2015. Challenges and prospects for scaling-up ecological restoration to meet international commitments: Colombia as a case study. Conservation Letters.
Norden, N., H. A. Angarita, F. Bongers, M. Martínez-Ramos, I. Granzow-de la Cerda, M. van Breugel, E. Lebrija-Trejos, J. A. Meave, J. Vandermeer, G. B. Williamson, B. Finegan, R. Mesquita, and R.L. Chazdon. 2015. Successional dynamics in Neotropical forests are as uncertain as they are predictable. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:8013–8018.
Ponette-González, A. G., K. A. Brauman, E. Marín-Spiotta, K. A. Farley, K. C. Weathers, K. R. Young, and L. M. Curran. 2015. Managing water services in tropical regions: From land cover proxies to hydrologic fluxes. Ambio 44:367–375.
Ponette-González, A. G., E. Marín-Spiotta, K. A. Brauman, K. A. Farley, K. C. Weathers, and K. R. Young. 2013. Hydrologic connectivity in the high-elevation tropics: Heterogeneous responses to land change. BioScience:bit013.
Poorter, L., F. Bongers, T. M. Aide, A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, P. Balvanera, J. M. Becknell, V. Boukili, P. H. S. Brancalion, E. N. Broadbent, R. L. Chazdon, D. Craven, J. S. de Almeida-Cortez, G. A. L. Cabral, B. H. J. de Jong, J. S. Denslow, D. H. Dent, S. J. DeWalt, J. M. Dupuy, S. M. Durán, M. M. Espírito-Santo, M. C. Fandino, R. G. César, J. S. Hall, J. L. Hernandez-Stefanoni, C. C. Jakovac, A. B. Junqueira, D. Kennard, S. G. Letcher, J.-C. Licona, M. Lohbeck, E. Marín-Spiotta, M. Martínez-Ramos, P. Massoca, J. A. Meave, R. Mesquita, F. Mora, R. Muñoz, R. Muscarella, Y. R. F. Nunes, S. Ochoa-Gaona, A. A. de Oliveira, E. Orihuela-Belmonte, M. Peña-Claros, E. A. Pérez-García, D. Piotto, J. S. Powers, J. Rodríguez-Velázquez, I. E. Romero-Pérez, J. Ruíz, J. G. Saldarriaga, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N. B. Schwartz, M. K. Steininger, N. G. Swenson, M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, H. van der Wal, M. D. M. Veloso, H. F. M. Vester, A. Vicentini, I. C. G. Vieira, T. V. Bentos, G. B. Williamson, and D. M. A. Rozendaal. 2016. Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature 530:211–214.
Schweizer, D., R. Machado, G. Durigan, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2015. Phylogenetic patterns of Atlantic forest restoration communities are mainly driven by stochastic, dispersal related factors. Forest Ecology and Management 354:300–308.
Shaver, I., A. Chain-Guadarrama, K. A. Cleary, A. Sanfiorenzo, R. J. Santiago-García, B. Finegan, L. Hormel, N. Sibelet, L. A. Vierling, and N. A. Bosque-Pérez. 2015. Coupled social and ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification in Costa Rica and the future of biodiversity conservation in tropical agricultural regions. Global Environmental Change 32:74-86.
Shoo, L. P., K. Freebody, J. Kanowski, and C. P. Catterall. 2016. Slow recovery of tropical old-field rainforest regrowth and the value and limitations of active restoration. Conservation Biology 30:121–132.
Sloan, S., and J. A. Sayer. 2015. Forest Resources Assessment of 2015 shows positive global trends but forest loss and degradation persist in poor tropical countries. Forest Ecology and Management 352:134–145.
Smith, A. P., E. Marín-Spiotta, M. A. de Graaff, and T. C. Balser. 2014. Microbial community structure varies across soil organic matter aggregate pools during tropical land cover change. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 77:292–303.
Uriarte, M., J. R. Lasky, V. K. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2016. A trait-mediated, neighbourhood approach to quantify climate impacts on successional dynamics of tropical rainforests. Functional Ecology 30:157–167.
Vogt, N. D., M. Pinedo-Vasquez, E. S. Brondízio, O. Almeida, and S. Rivero. 2015. Forest Transitions in Mosaic Landscapes: Smallholder’s Flexibility in Land-Resource Use Decisions and Livelihood Strategies From World War II to the Present in the Amazon Estuary. Society & Natural Resources 0:1–16.
Wilson, S. J., and J. M. Rhemtulla. 2016. Acceleration and novelty: community restoration speeds recovery and transforms species composition in Andean cloud forest. Ecological Applications 26:203–218.