• A new model to scale up forest restoration from sites to landscapes

    T. Trevor Caughlin Restoring forest to hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded land has become a centerpiece of international plans to sequester carbon and conserve biodiversity. To achieve these ambitious restoration goals, we will need to predict restoration outcomes at landscape and regional scales. However, ecological field studies reveal widely divergent forest recovery rates, […]

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  • Landscape attributes determine restoration outcomes in the Ecuadorian Andes

    By Romaike S. Middendorp Landscape attributes can determine reforestation rates and, ultimately, the biodiversity and ecosystem service benefits of second-growth forests. Ecologists recognize the importance of landscape-scale variation, including distance to forest remnants, local forest cover, and heterogeneity of land cover, for reforestation. Policymakers increasingly develop plans for forest restoration at landscape scales. But the […]

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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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  • 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 new paper by PARTNERS member […]

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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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