Large Scale Forest Restoration

Author: David Lamb

Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation because that is the scale at which restoration is needed if many of the problems that have now developed are to be addressed. It also shows how large-scale forest restoration might improve human livelihoods as well as improve conservation outcomes.

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Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species

Author: Biodiversity International and FAO

This publication is a synthesis of knowledge for scientists, practitioners and policymakers on how to embed genetic considerations into ecosystem restoration activities. Genetic aspects are often overlooked, not seen as crucial to rebuilding resilient landscapes and ecosystems. 

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Handbook of Ecological Restoration. Volume 1 & 2

Authors:Perrow, M.R, and J. Davy

The two volumes of this handbook provide a comprehensive account of the rapidly emerging and vibrant science of the ecological restoration of both habitats and species. Ecological restoration aims to achieve complete structural and functional, self-maintaining biological integrity following disturbance. In practice, any theoretical model is modified by a number of economic, social, and ecological constraints. Consequently, material that might be considered as rehabilitation, enhancement, reconstruction, or re-creation is also included. 

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How Trees and People Can Co-Adapt to Climate Change. Reducing Vulnerability in Multifunctional Landscapes

Authors: ICRAF, edited by M. van Noordwijk, M. Ha Hoang, H. Neufeldt, I. Öborn, T. Yatich

This book, on trees in multifunctional landscapes as means of dealing with climate change, critically examines how rural livelihoods depend on landscapes, and how trees link the two by providing multiple benefits. The authors present trees in multifunctional landscapes as tools for both mitigating and adapting to climate change. Additionally, these multifunctional landscapes are often more palatable to policymakers than preserving forests.

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Research for Restoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems: A Practical Guide

Authors: The Forest Restoration Research Unit (Cmu) of Chiang Mai University

This book can be used as a practical guide which presents the generic concepts and research protocols that were used to develop successful forest restoration in N. Thailand. By adapting such concepts and protocols locally to indigenous forest ecosystems and their tree floras, it should be possible to develop successful methods to restore forest ecosystems anywhere in tropical SE Asia.

Forests in Landscapes

Authors: J. A. Sayer and S. Maginnis

Recent innovations in Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Approaches are resulting in forests increasingly being managed as part of the broader social-ecological systems in which they exist. Forests in Landscapes reviews changes that have occurred in forest management in recent decades.

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One century of forest rehabilitation in the Philippines: approaches, outcomes and lessons

Authors: CIFOR

This report is one of six emerging from the study ‘Review of forest rehabilitation: Lessons from the past’. This study attempted to capture the rich but under-utilised experiences of many years of forest rehabilitation in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines and Vietnam, and make this information available to guide ongoing and future rehabilitation efforts.

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Regreening the Bare Hills. Tropical Forest Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region

Authors: D. Lamb

In Regreening the Bare Hills: Tropical Forest Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region, David Lamb explores how reforestation might be carried out both to conserve biological diversity and to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor.

ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration, Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests

Authors: ITTO

This publication, developed by a team of experts from ITTO and organizations such as CIFOR, FAO, IUCN, WWF International and national agencies, is part of a substantial effort by ITTO and its partners to deal with degraded forest and forest land. 


Strategic Guidelines for Responding to Impacts of Global Climate Change on Forests in the Southern Caucasus

Authors: WWF, KFW, BMU

The impacts of climate change on forests are likely to be substantial, and the negative impacts many times greater than any positive impacts. Forestry agencies and forest managers in some countries have already started to take practical steps to mitigate the impacts of climate change on forests.