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ICRAF -yesterday

For the Love of Restoration

The challenge of balancing quantity and quality in FLR efforts By Aida Bargués Tobella, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) FLR is on everyone’s lips. Governments all over the world have committed to......

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CIFOR -6 days ago

Securing rights of indigenous peoples, local communities may curb global warming: Reaction to IPCC Report

Restoration of tropical forests cannot occur without restoring the rights of inhabitants...

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timberbiz -6 days ago

Is restoring forest enough to address climate change

Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in California’s Central Valley were at these two goals. Sources: Phys Org, Journal of Applied Ecology Key among the findings was the conclu...

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timberbiz -7 days ago

Queensland Timber Industry Awards finalists

On 13 October TABMA Queensland will be hosting the Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. This is the only industry event of its kind for the Queensland Timber Industry and is the one chance to showcase and recognise the industry’s finest. Source: Timberbiz Held in the Podium Room at Rydges Hotel in South Bank, the event is an opportunity to recognise excellence in the industry and s...

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CIFOR -7 days ago

Forest landscape restoration: What do they say about tenure?

The post Forest landscape restoration: What do they say about tenure? appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -1 week ago

Assessment of Suitability of Tree Species for Bioenergy Production on Burned and Degraded Peatlands in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Large areas of deforested and degraded land, particularly degraded peatlands, need a viable long-term solution for restoration, ideally one that... The post Assessment of Suitability of Tree Species for Bioenergy Production on Burned and Degraded Peatlands in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: Post-fire recovery of the plant community in Pinus brutia forests: active vs. indirect restoration techniques after salvage logging

Ürker O, Tavsanoglu &, Gürkan BPOST-FIRE RECOVERY OF THE PLANT COMMUNITY IN PINUS BRUTIA FORESTS: ACTIVE VS. INDIRECT RESTORATION TECHNIQUES AFTER SALVAGE LOGGINGAbstract: Although reforestation is frequently utilized in many Mediterranean Basin countries to restore burned Mediterranean pine woodlands, post-fire recovery of the plant community is often neglected. To compare the post-fire recover...

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IISD -2 weeks ago

Progress Assessment of New York Declaration on Forests Shows “Record High” Deforestation Rates

The international community is not on track to meet the goals of the New York Declaration on Forests, including halving natural forest loss globally by 2020. The 2018 Progress Assessment highlights major gaps and remaining challenges in implementation, including with regard to agricultural commodity markets and resource-based growth, although forest landscape restoration efforts provide some hope....

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The Guardian -2 weeks ago

Fighting the advance of the desert: the forest maker of the Sahel – podcast

The Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo explains how he regenerates trees using seeds, roots or stumps, in a process that has brought about extraordinary results in dozens of countries, from Senegal to Ethiopia Tony Rinaudo spent 18 years managing an agricultural programme in Niger, growing trees in one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth. By convincing people to nurture the remains of t...

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ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Secondary forests have short lifespans

Secondary forests only last an average of 20 years. The finding presents a major problem for large-scale restoration policy, which often focuses on commitments to restore a certain number of hectares by a given year. But the benefits of restoration depend on those forests persisting. It takes much longer than 20 years for a secondary forest to absorb large amounts of carbon, or to provide habitat ...

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The Guardian -3 weeks ago

Country diary: a shadow of ash dieback over Derbyshire's dales

Millers Dale, Derbyshire: Restoration work is under way on the north viaduct here; it may prove more difficult to repair the intricate web of life of which the area’s ash trees are partIt’s a common assumption that modern life invariably gets faster as the decades pass: not in Millers Dale. Had I been tramping down past Glebe Farm a hundred years ago, I would have seen an express train to Lond...

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ICRAF -3 weeks ago

Land restoration in Africa builds momentum

Hundreds of delegates from across Africa and the world met recently at the Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi, intent on working together to help restore land. During 29–30 August 2018, delegates from governments, donor agencies, development organizations, research... The post Land restoration in Africa builds momentum appeared first on Agroforestry World....

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CIFOR -4 weeks ago

For women in Africa, working within tradition for change

Spotlight on the role of women in restoration and poverty-reduction at the GLF Nairobi...

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USFS -4 weeks ago

Mechanisms of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) invasion and their management implications – A review

Ecosystems are under increasing stress from environmental change, including invasion by non-native species that can disrupt ecological processes and functions. Chinese tallow [Triadica sebifera (L.) Small] is a highly invasive tree species in southeastern US forests, prairies, and wetlands, and effectively managing this invasive species is a significant challenge for scientists and land managers. ...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Roles of Research Institute and University on Forest Plantation and Landscape Restoration in Asia

From 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-27, Beijing, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.01.13...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

B-04 New Generation Plantations for Natural Climate Solutions, Session at the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests

From 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-27, Beijing, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T31, T29 Forests provide a wide variety of ecosystem services and international conventions and national policies for climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation recommend forest protection and restoration. A recent estimate suggests that natural climate solutions such as conservation, restoration and improved land ...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Nursery, Silviculture, Forest Restoration and Sustainable Management in Central and Northeast Asia

From 2018-10-15 to 2018-10-19, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.01.13...

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FAO -1 month ago

Strong policy support essential for sustainable woodfuel value chains

Woodfuel can be a sustainable source of energy and its value chains can contribute to landscape restoration, better livelihoods, and commitments to fight climate change. But to achieve that, a framework of strong supporting policies that promotes sustainable production and well-governed producer organizations is essential....

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USFS -1 month ago

Long-term avian response to fire severity, repeated burning, and mechanical fuel reduction in upland hardwood forest

Forest restoration, fuel reduction, and wildlife conservation management requires understanding if, and how repeated prescribed fire, fire severity, or mechanical methods can promote goals. We examined breeding bird response to repeated fuel reduction treatments by mechanical understory reduction (twice; Mechanical-only), prescribed burning (four times; Burn-only), or mechanical understory reducti...

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IISD -1 month ago

AFR100 Pledges Bring Africa Closer to 2030 Landscape Restoration Targets

AFR100 is a pan-African, country-led effort launched in 2015 with the overall goal of bringing 100 million hectares of land across Africa into restoration by 2030. New pledges amounting to more than 11 million hectares were made by Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Togo ahead of Global Landscapes Forum Africa 2018. Discussions also touched on strategies to enhance the application of monitoring tools to t...

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ICRAF -1 month ago

Beyond selfies: African youth vow to restore the continent’s landscapes

Exuding awesomeness but also vulnerability, youth are primed to spark restoration of Africa’s degrading landscapes On 27-28 August, over 60 youth from a dozen African countries gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Aged 18-35, they ranged from... The post Beyond selfies: African youth vow to restore the continent’s landscapes appeared first on Agroforestry World....

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IISD -1 month ago

GLF Africa 2018 Calls for Increased Global Ambition on Ecosystem Restoration

GLF Africa 2018 took place from 29-30 August, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. A “Voices of the Landscape” session explored diverse community restoration efforts. The ‘Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities’ identifies the potential to restore more than two billion hectares worldwide, at an annual cost of US$350 billion....

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IISD -1 month ago

Global Partnership Report Discusses Opportunities for Ecosystem Restoration

Focusing on positive messages from ongoing restoration projects, the report presents diverse cases studies, and discusses regional initiatives. The report highlights three key messages on the need for: “leadership, visibility and reach” through enhanced efforts at all levels; supporting countries to realize their restoration commitments through stronger guidance and tools; deepening commitment...

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CIFOR -1 month ago

Landscape Restoration in Kenya: Addresising gender equality

Unlocking the potential of forest landscape restoration (FLR) to achieve both social and environmental outcomes rests critically on the support,... The post Landscape Restoration in Kenya: Addresising gender equality appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -1 month ago

Restoration to offset the impacts of developments at a landscape scale reveals opportunities, challenges and tough choices

When development impacts a broad landscape and causes the loss of multiple ecosystem services, decisions about which of these impacts... The post Restoration to offset the impacts of developments at a landscape scale reveals opportunities, challenges and tough choices appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

GLF Nairobi backs taking U.N. decade of ecosystem restoration concept to General Assembly

The post GLF Nairobi backs taking U.N. decade of ecosystem restoration concept to General Assembly appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Reshaping the terrain: Forest and landscape restoration in Cameroon

Forest Landscape Restoration is provided for in Cameroon’s Forest Law of 1999. It identifies reforestation and artificial regeneration as some... The post Reshaping the terrain: Forest and landscape restoration in Cameroon appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Reshaping the terrain: Forest landscape restoration in Uganda

The National Forestry Authority has monitored Uganda’s land cover, including forested areas, periodically since 1990. The land cover classification is... The post Reshaping the terrain: Forest landscape restoration in Uganda appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Reshaping the terrain: Forest and landscape restoration in Kenya

The Mau Forest Complex forms the largest closed canopy forest ecosystem in Kenya and is an asset of great national... The post Reshaping the terrain: Forest and landscape restoration in Kenya appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Reshaping the terrain: Landscape restoration in Tanzania

Landscape degradation in Tanzania has occurred since the era of imposed colonial administrative policies, compounded by unsustainable environmental and land... The post Reshaping the terrain: Landscape restoration in Tanzania appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Reshaping the terrain: Forest landscape restoration efforts in Ghana

In 2011, the global aspiration to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded lands by 2020 was... The post Reshaping the terrain: Forest landscape restoration efforts in Ghana appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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IUFRO -2 months ago

International Knowledge-Sharing Workshop “Best Practices for Implementing FLR in South Asia”

Chilaw, Sri Lanka, 15-17 August 2018 As follow-up to the 2017 consultations in India, the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka, in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) organised a knowledge-sharing workshop on best practices in implementing forest landscape restoration (FLR) in South Asian countries. Around 60 experts contributed ...

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CIFOR -2 months ago

CIFOR Director General talks about why the world needs restoration

The post CIFOR Director General talks about why the world needs restoration appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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IUFRO -2 months ago

Restoring Forests and Landscapes: The Key to a Sustainable Future

New publication providing facts, figures and key messages to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration, leading to more restoration action....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Forest landscape restoration assessments: What do they say about tenure?

Inconsistency undermines restoration...

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Watch Live: REDD+, restoration and adaptation at GLF Nairobi

The post Watch Live: REDD+, restoration and adaptation at GLF Nairobi appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Watch: Gender and land rights in the context of restoration livestream

The post Watch: Gender and land rights in the context of restoration livestream appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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World Bank -2 months ago

Enhancing Effectiveness of Forest Landscape Programs through Gender-Responsive Actions

This brief is part of a series of briefs on lessons for gender-responsive landscape restoration, shared at the Global Landscapes Forum meeting held in Nairobi in August, 2018.   Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) aims to achieve ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded landscapes. Evidence shows that addressing gender equality and women’s rights is critical f...

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Afro roots musician Rocky Dawuni rocks GLF Nairobi

The post Afro roots musician Rocky Dawuni rocks GLF Nairobi appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation -2 months ago

Effects of Soil Compaction and Relative Light Intensity on Survival and Growth Performance of Planted Shorea macrophylla (de Vriese) in Riparian Forest along Kayan Ulu River, Sarawak, Malaysia

A study was conducted in riparian forest along Kayan Ulu River, Sarawak, Malaysia, to investigate the effects of soil compaction and relative light intensity (RLI) on survival and growth performance of planted Shorea macrophylla. The study sites were stands reforested in different years (1996: SPD96; 1997: SPD97; 1998: SPD98; 1999: SPD99). The survival, growth performance, soil compaction, and RLI...

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CIFOR -2 months ago

How far has Indonesia come on peatland conservation and restoration?

Storing “disproportionate” amounts of carbon, the archipelago’s peatlands are vital to achieving climate goals...

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IISD -2 months ago

India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

Despite the limited data on private sector and NGO restoration efforts, the report emphasizes the vital role that all stakeholders play in the planning and implementation of restoration programmes. At the first Bonn Challenge roundtable in Asia, held in May 2017, restoration pledges for the region crossed the 150 million hectare milestone....

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IISD -2 months ago

Caucasus and Central Asia Ministers Commit to Forest Restoration

Representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan reaffirmed their commitments to the Bonn Challenge during a ministerial roundtable on forest landscape restoration. Participants adopted the Astana Resolution, in which they agree to identify degraded lands within their countries, work to restore them and assess the potential for further forest landscape resto...

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CIFOR -2 months ago

Alue Dohong - Opening remarks Tropical Peatlands Exchange 2018

Alue Dohong, Peat Restoration Agency (BRG), give welcoming remarks at Tropical Peatlands Exchange 2018....

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The Guardian -2 months ago

Clearing of native vegetation in NSW jumps 800% in three years

Exclusive: figures released after eight-month battle between Guardian Australia and state tribunal New South Wales gave permission to clear over 7,000 hectares of native vegetation in 2015-16, the second highest rate of clearing in a decade, while the creation of new conservation areas and restoration of bushland has slumped under the Berejiklian government.In 2013-14, 900 hectares was cleared in ...

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UNECE-FAO -3 months ago

The Kyrgyz Republic’s commitment to forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge

Mr. Bakyt Yrsaliyev, Deputy Director of Forest Ecosystems Development Department at the State Agency for Environment Protection and Forestry of Kyrgyzstan, announces the Kyrgyz Republic’s commitment to restore 324,000 ha of degraded land under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 350 million ha of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030. The announcement was made at the...

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UNECE-FAO -3 months ago

Georgia’s commitment to forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge

Mr. Solomon Pavliashvili, Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, announces Georgia’s commitment to restore 1,500 ha of degraded land and assist the natural regeneration of forests on 7,500 ha under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 350 million ha of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030. The announcement was made at the first Minister...

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UNECE-FAO -3 months ago

Uzbekistan’s commitment to forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge

Mr. Abdushukur Hamzaev, Deputy Chairman of the State Forestry Committee and Director of the Forestry Research Institute of Uzbekistan, announces Uzbekistan’s commitment to restore at least 500,000 ha of degraded land under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 350 million ha of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030. The announcement was made at the first Ministerial R...

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UNECE-FAO -3 months ago

Tajikistan’s commitment to forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge

Mr. Naim Nabizoda, Deputy Head of the Forestry Agency under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, announces Tajikistan’s commitment to restore 66,000 ha of degraded land under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 350 million ha of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030. The announcement was made at the first Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restorati...

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UNECE-FAO -3 months ago

Kazakhstan’s commitment to forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge

Mr. Kair Ryskeldinov, Chairman of the Forestry and Wildlife Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, announces Kazakhstan’s commitment to restore at least 1.5 million ha of degraded land under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 350 million ha of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030. The announcement was made at the first Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape ...

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UNECE-FAO -3 months ago

Armenia’s commitment to forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge

Mr. Gnel Sanosyan, Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, announces Armenia’s commitment to restore 260,000 ha of forest landscape under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 350 million ha of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030. The announcement was made at the first Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Chall...

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IISD -3 months ago

Landscape Experts Call for 'Enabling Environment' for Interlinkages

An event on the sidelines of the 2018 HLPF emphasized that global agreements must be translated for policy change at the local level, as the SDGs will be implemented "on the ground, not in Conference Room 4". Keynote speaker Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, called for land restoration to be embedded in the larger sustainable development community, and said it can be used to address inequality....

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CI -3 months ago

Senior Director, Nature Based Climate Mitigation

SENIOR DIRECTOR, NATURE BASED CLIMATE MITIGATION Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit  of all  for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive  planet. POSITION SUMMARY: Avoiding dangerous climate change requires transformative actions across all sec...

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Finds Mixed Progress on SDG 15

Delegates noted that the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be achieved by their deadline of 2020, casting doubt as to whether sufficient progress is being made toward SDG 15, which shares similar targets. Speakers highlighted, among others, land management as an important issue for SDG 15, the benefits of sustainable forestry and land restoration for mitigating climate change, and the role of bi...

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RECOFTC -4 months ago

Under RECOFTC’s New Project, Partnership will FLOURISH

Using Forest Landscape Restoration to Strengthen Private Sector – Community Partnerships and Create Lasting Ecological Stability By Dr. Chandra Silori and Martin Greijmans Contrary to what is often discussed on the surface, forest landscape restoration (FLR) is not simply about planting trees. And although global deforestation and forest degradation is a disturbing trend, capturing pessimis...

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findaforestryjob -4 months ago

Assistant Manager in Atlanta, Georgia, United States with Walter Bland Rock Spring Restorations

Job Description: This is an entry level position for a new graduate interested in getting experience in habitat restoration practice. The candidate will assist management in all aspects of work including administrative tasks, planning, logistics, and execution of restoration tasks.  Job Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have (or be working on) a degree in ecology, forestry, botan...

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CI -4 months ago

Forestry Specialist

FORESTRY SPECIALIST Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Conservation International has received from the Government of Madagascar the management delegation COFAV pr...

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CI -4 months ago

Agent de Terrain / Field Agent

AGENT DE TERRAIN/ FIELD AGENT   Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: The field agents are ensuring permanent and effective presence in the field sites to provi...

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findaforestryjob -4 months ago

Forestry / Restoration Crew Members in Tigard, Oregon, United States with Ash Creek Forest Management

Employment type: full-time  Status: Full time dependent upon completion of a 2 month probationary periodLocation: Tigard, Oregon and locations throughout the greater Portland Metro Area Transportation: Provide own transportation to work sites, Tigard office or other planned locationsJob Description:• Control noxious weeds through careful, precise application of herbicides ...

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findaforestryjob -4 months ago

Forest Development Technicians Senior & Junior in Cranbrook or Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada with Maple Leaf Forestry Ltd

Maple Leaf Forestry Ltd. is a well-established forestry consulting firm providing a diversity of professional and technical environmental / forestry / GIS services to government, industry, and private land clients throughout British Columbia. Our head office is located in Cranbrook, BC with a satellite division in Fort St. John, BC. Maple Leaf Forestry Ltd. has exciting career opportunities f...

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation -4 months ago

Woody Species Diversity, Structure, and Regeneration Status of Yemrehane Kirstos Church Forest of Lasta Woreda, North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

This study is aimed at generating data on woody species diversity, structure, and regeneration status of some species and was conducted in Yemrehane Kirstos Church Forest of Lasta Woreda, North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Six transect lines were laid following altitudinal gradient. Quadrats of size 20 m × 20 m (400m2) were used to collect data that were established systematically at ever...

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UN-REDD Programme -5 months ago

Peatlands & the UN REDD Programme in Indonesia

In 2015, Indonesia experienced its worst environmental disaster. Forest and peat fires burned 2.6 million hectares of land. The damage was huge: $16 billion in economic losses with half a million people suffering from respiratory illnesses. Following the 2015 disaster, the Government of Indonesia officially recognized the importance of peatlands. It established the Peatlands Restoration Agency (...

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findaforestryjob -5 months ago

Forestry Technician Electric and Gas Transmission in San Jose, California, United States with Western Environmental Consultants, LLC

Forestry Technician – Electric and Gas Transmission We are currently seeking a Forestry Technician candidate to provide Electric and Gas Transmission line arborist consulting services throughout Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) California service territory and possibly beyond.  Occasional overnight travel will be required. Project sites will primarily be located in the grea...

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CIFOR -5 months ago

Enhancing co-benefits from joint forest and water management in Mt. Elgon ecosystem in Uganda

“There are various restoration initiatives and projects by stakeholders in the Mount Elgon region in Uganda, which is recognized as... The post Enhancing co-benefits from joint forest and water management in Mt. Elgon ecosystem in Uganda appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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IFSA -5 months ago

Forest Landscape Restoration in UNFF

by: Renata Lozano Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) has been an active topic throughout the UNFF 13. The Major Group Children and Youth participated in two side events on this topic. The first side event on “Progress under the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative”, was organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the … Continue reading Forest Land...

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NGP -6 months ago

Production, restoration, mitigation: a new generation of plantations

Here we describe the NGP approach and analyze data and information from NGP participants and others over 10 years. NGP case studies illustrate a range of biodiversity, conservation and socio-economic achievements. These achievements, considered together with future projections of timber demand and of the land available for restoration to tree cover, demonstrate the potential of well-managed planta...

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FBN -6 months ago

Coconino County hires new forest restoration coordinator from Good Earth Power

Citing the major public safety threats posed by wildfires and post-fire flooding, Coconino County has hired its first forest restoration director....

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IUFRO -6 months ago

TEAKNET-IUFRO Partner Event in the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests: Planted Forests – A Solution for Green Development

From 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-27, Beijing, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 5.06.02 The specific objective of this event is to address: Present options of high-quality timber production in planted forests as a component of forest landscape restoration, Strengthen the understanding and knowledge of teak genetic resources, promote their sustainable use and management, Review and improve the existing si...

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RECOFTC -7 months ago

Financing FLR: What to consider for a sustainable investment

By Lina Jihadah – RECOFTC , Sararin Phaengam – RECOFTC  How can we ensure that a participatory process is effectively implemented to engage local people and create sustainable investments for financing Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)? We know that it will potentially achieve the long term ecological, social and economic benefits that FLR offers, but we […]...

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iForest -7 months ago

Research Articles: Contrasting holm oak provenances show different field performance but similar resilience to drought events eight years after planting in a Mediterranean environment

Andivia E, Natalini F, Fernández M, Alejano R, Vázquez-Piqué JCONTRASTING HOLM OAK PROVENANCES SHOW DIFFERENT FIELD PERFORMANCE BUT SIMILAR RESILIENCE TO DROUGHT EVENTS EIGHT YEARS AFTER PLANTING IN A MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENTAbstract: Diversification of genetic plant material in forest plantations is viewed as a promising strategy to promote forest adaptation and resilience to ongoing climate ...

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USFS -7 months ago

Secretary Perdue Applauds Fire Funding Fix in Omnibus

Washington, DC--U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today expressed his appreciation for the work of Congress to find a bipartisan fix for the way the U.S. Forest Service is funded for fighting wildfires. Secretary Perdue had advocated for the change since taking office in April 2017. Congress included the solution in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Package, which has been signed into law by P...

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iForest -8 months ago

Research Articles: Effect of drought stress on some growth, morphological, physiological, and biochemical parameters of two different populations of Quercus brantii

Jafarnia S, Akbarinia M, Hosseinpour B, Modarres Sanavi SAM, Salami SAEFFECT OF DROUGHT STRESS ON SOME GROWTH, MORPHOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF TWO DIFFERENT POPULATIONS OF QUERCUS BRANTIIAbstract: In recent years, drought-induced tree mortality has occurred in the oak forests of the Zagros Mountains (western Iran). The impacts of climate change induced by drought stress...

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iForest -8 months ago

Research Articles: The effect of calcium on the growth of native species in a tropical forest hotspot

Gonçalves Bizuti DT, Casagrande JC, Soares MR, Sartorio SD, Brugnaro C, Gomes César RTHE EFFECT OF CALCIUM ON THE GROWTH OF NATIVE SPECIES IN A TROPICAL FOREST HOTSPOTAbstract: Recovering of degraded areas depends not only on the choice of native species to be planted, but also on the requirements of planted seedling species in terms of soil fertility, mainly in tropical areas. This study aims t...

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Theforestblog -8 months ago

Forests of Abundance

In early February the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA ran this story about how the Colville National Forest is starting to gain traction in terms of forest management. Colville National forest poised to set records as both timber harvest, restoration increase It’s a good story, but admittedly it is probably a little too eager on the getting … Continue reading "Forests of Ab...

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NGP -9 months ago

Executive Summary the Business of Planting Trees

The information presented in this report serves as a starting point for inves- tors to understand the growth opportunity in the restoration economy....

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USFS -10 months ago

Forest Crews in Mississippi Implement Aggressive Restoration Strategy for Beetle Epidemic

Asheville, NC--Forest restoration crews in Mississippi are directing a full-frontal assault at eliminating the southern pine beetle, an insect the size of a grain of rice, that are threatening to destroy tens of thousands of acres of pine stands on four U.S. Forest Service ranger districts and nearby private forests. Forest health officials have classified the level of infestation as a severe ou...

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Ecologic -12 months ago

EU Climate Policies: friend, foe or bystander to forest restoration and carbon sinks?

DocumentClimateEU EnvironmentForestEU Climate Governance for restoring degraded forestsNext to steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere is essential to keep average global temperature increases to 1.5°C, and well below 2°C. At this point in time, there is effectively only one realistic and sustainable way to help remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphe...

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World Bank -1 year ago

IIV World Conference on Ecological Restoration

Aug 28 2017 - 9:00am to Aug 31 2017 - 6:00amThe Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) hosted its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). ...

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World Bank -1 year ago

Ecological restoration, critical for poverty reduction

Why is ecological restoration so critical to the World Bank’s mission of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity? Quite simply, because environmental degradation is devastating to the most vulnerable communities and perpetuates poverty around the world. Here are some key principles for achieving large-scale environmental restoration. ...

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iForest -1 year ago

Research Articles: Use of alternative containers for promoting deep rooting of native forest species used for dryland restoration: the case of Acacia caven

De La Fuente LM, Ovalle JF, Arellano EC, Ginocchio RUSE OF ALTERNATIVE CONTAINERS FOR PROMOTING DEEP ROOTING OF NATIVE FOREST SPECIES USED FOR DRYLAND RESTORATION: THE CASE OF ACACIA CAVENAbstract: The size of a container determines the development and quality of root systems. In the case of taprooted forest species used for dryland reforestation, deeper containers may favour early root developmen...

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World Bank -1 year ago

An economic cost-benefit analysis of forest conservation and restoration in Nicaragua

Program Summary This PROFOR activity aims to provide evidence to the Government of Nicaragua on the economic benefits of forest landscape restoration activities. The knowledge generated from this activity will be disseminated to policy makers who will improve their decision-making on investments going towards rural livelihoods and incomes, reduced GHG emissions, and greater climate risk resilience...

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World Bank -1 year ago

When thinking of forests, don’t forget the value of trees

Restoring forest landscapes could bring renewed economic opportunity, improved water supply, and climate resilience. But if the ambitious scale for the global and national forest restoration targets is to be achieved, the economic arguments should be back at the center, along with the conservation ones. It is not just forests that matter. In most cases it will help to approach the challenges by lo...

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World Bank -1 year ago

Sustainable landscape management for improved livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa

This PROFOR activity aims to build the necessary evidence base and rationale for developing a regional and harmonized program on landscape restoration and sustainable management in the arid, semi-arid, and desert areas of sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, and the Mashreq. ...

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World Bank -1 year ago

Assessing the Potential for Forest Landscape Restoration

Findings from a global assessment indicate that there is a total area of lost and degraded forest lands of more than 2 billion hectares worldwide that is suitable and available for restoration. This is good news at a time when growing demand for food and fuel inspire fear of land scarcity and motivate questionable "land grabs" around the world. ...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Sustainability and restoration of Lao PDR’s Forests

The program aims to improve guidance on the use of forests for poverty alleviation and economy growth in rural areas in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos PDR). The program will provide innovative analytical services and guidance to improve participatory sustainable forest management (SFM), third-party certification, timber legality and restoration of degraded forests and landscapes in the...

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WasteToWisdom -2 years ago

Methods to Reduce Forest Residue Volume after Timber Harvesting and Produce Black Carbon

Forest restoration often includes thinning to reduce tree density and improve ecosystem processes and function while also reducing the risk of wildfire or insect and disease outbreaks. However, one drawback of these restoration treatments is that slash is often burned in piles that may damage the soil and require further restoration activities. Pile burning is […]...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Lowlands Multi-Sectoral Development and Restoration Options Analysis in Indonesia

Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze crises undermine the country’s economic gains and disproportionately affect the poor. This activity aims to assist the Government of Indonesia in formulating a sustainable and socially inclusive strategy and action plan to restore, manage and develop lowland areas prone to fire and haze. ...

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iForest -2 years ago

Review Papers: Use of canopy gap openings to restore coniferous stands in Mediterranean environment

Muscolo A, Settineri G, Bagnato S, Mercurio R, Sidari MUSE OF CANOPY GAP OPENINGS TO RESTORE CONIFEROUS STANDS IN MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENTAbstract: In Mediterranean regions, climate change increasingly affect tree species distributions. Conifer forests under continuing disturbance show a more rapid shift to dominance by beech and other temperate broadleaves. Thus, there is an urgent need to conse...

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FAO -2 years ago

#2BillionCare - do you?

http://www.fao.org/dryland-forestry/en/ Two billion people live in the drylands, which cover 41 percent of the world's land area. Far from being bare and lifeless, these drylands contain trees and forests essential to the lives of people and animals, supplying basic needs such as food, medicine, wood, energy, and fodder for livestock. But every minute, we lose 23 hectares of land to desertifica...

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TBI -2 years ago

The Future of Landscape Resoration

Future approaches to landscape restoration should aim at fulfilling a broad range of functions that will meet the demands and interests of diverse stakeholders to help alleviate their fears of being marginalised. Steps should also be taken to eschew potential causes for conflict while promoting the sustainability of the landscapes under consideration....

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TBI -2 years ago

Landscape Restoration Project: The Way Forward

Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana has been advised to hand over to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) and the Forestry Commission (FC) a synthesis of all research findings and recommendations emanating from research, stakeholder meetings and other activities conducted under the Landscape Restoration Project (LRP) to solicit information about the challenges confronting Smallholder...

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TBI -2 years ago

A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched a national Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) with an ambitious target of restoring over 2 million hectares of peatlands by 2020. Success will depend on a proper understanding of the functioning of peatlands. A new policy brief by Wetlan...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Blog: Can Innovative Financing Bring Landscape Restoration to Scale?

By Paola Agostini, Lead Environomental Economist, and Werner Kornexl, Senior Natural Resource Management Specialist Vibrant landscapes are not just beautiful to look at, they are productive and resilient. They provide the natural resources and ecosystem services that underpin economic activities like agriculture, mining, and energy, and are thus vital to national economies and the jobs and wellbe...

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World Bank -2 years ago

In Sao Paulo, Changing Agriculture Practices Prove Restoration Can Be Profitable

By Gregor Wolf, Program Leader, and Werner Kornexl, Senior Natural Resource Management SpecialistCattle ranching and agriculture have been key drivers of deforestation and land degradation in Brazil,  with land use practices that come at the expense of the environment and cause water scarcity, biodiversity loss and persistent poverty. There’s no doubt that land and forest restoration to repair...

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FFF-NFFA -2 years ago

Declaration

Declaration of main priorities for upscaling of commercial reforestation in Forest Landscape Restoration. In order to consolidate the discussions and presentations at the Conference, we have attempted to elaborate a final statement of sorts, which we will refer to as the NFfA declaration. In the declaration, the conference organizers and their key partners emphasize that […]...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Linking nursery nutritional status and water availability post-planting under intense summer drought: the case of a South American Mediterranean tree species

Ovalle JF, Arellano EC, Oliet JA, Becerra P, Ginocchio RLINKING NURSERY NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND WATER AVAILABILITY POST-PLANTING UNDER INTENSE SUMMER DROUGHT: THE CASE OF A SOUTH AMERICAN MEDITERRANEAN TREE SPECIESAbstract: Drought-avoidance traits of South American Mediterranean tree species are crucial attributes to be considered in nursery practices aimed at improving the performance of seedling...

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CEF-ISA-UTL -2 years ago

23-25 May 2016

Third European Agroforestry Conference Members of AGFORWARD played a leading role in the successful Third European Agroforestry Conference held between 23 and 25 May 2016 at Montpellier SupAgro in France. The conference organised by the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) was hosted by Dr Christian Dupraz (INRA) and the Book of Abstracts was edited by Dr Marie Gosme (INRA). The speakers on t...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -2 years ago

International consultant, Forest Landscape Restoration

FAO is seeking an International Consultant with relevant expertise and regional experience in forest restoration to provide technical support to the project "Promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in selected Southeast Asian Countries” being initiated in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Philippines....

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FAO -2 years ago

Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall

http://www.fao.org/in-action/action-against-desertification/en/ Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. This success shows that land degradation around the ...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -3 years ago

FAO Consultant, Forest and Landscape Restoration in Asia-Pacific

Following up on the outcomes of a high-level consultation on forest restoration, the consultant will develop a draft Regional Strategy and Action Plan on Forest and Landscape Restoration for the Asia-Pacific Region in close communication with forestry officers of FAO and relevant partner organizations in the region....

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Saproxylic beetles in non-intervention and coppice-with-standards restoration management in Meerdaal forest (Belgium): an exploratory analysis

Vandekerkhove K, Thomaes A, Crèvecoeur L, De Keersmaeker L, Leyman A, Köhler FSAPROXYLIC BEETLES IN NON-INTERVENTION AND COPPICE-WITH-STANDARDS RESTORATION MANAGEMENT IN MEERDAAL FOREST (BELGIUM): AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSISAbstract: For many centuries, coppice-with-standards management was applied in the mixed oak stands of Meerdaal forest (Belgium). Over the last century, these stands were gradual...

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World Bank -3 years ago

Forest restoration, fire prevention and participatory forest management bring multiple benefits in Kazakhstan

Overall forest scarcity in Kazakhstan – and recognition of the substantial economic and environmental benefits that forests provide - is driving current efforts to protect and grow these fragile natural resources. New follow-up work with funding from PROFOR will build on past successes in forest restoration and fire prevention, with a particular focus on strengthening participatory forest manage...

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iForest -3 years ago

Review Papers: Post-fire soil hydrology, water erosion and restoration strategies in Andosols: a review of evidence from the Canary Islands (Spain)

Neris J, Santamarta JC, Doerr SH, Prieto F, Agulló-Pérez J, García-Villegas PPOST-FIRE SOIL HYDROLOGY, WATER EROSION AND RESTORATION STRATEGIES IN ANDOSOLS: A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)Abstract: Andosols are the most characteristic soils of volcanic regions such as the forested, fire-prone, hillslopes of the mountainous Canary Islands (Spain). Due to their volcanic natur...

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iForest -3 years ago

Short Communications: Differential adaptations in nursery seedlings from diverse Chilean provenances of Peumus boldus Mol.

Magni CR, Espinoza SE, Garrido EF, Santelices RE, Cabrera AMDIFFERENTIAL ADAPTATIONS IN NURSERY SEEDLINGS FROM DIVERSE CHILEAN PROVENANCES OF PEUMUS BOLDUS MOL.Abstract: Seed germination, seedling growth and biomass allocation of the endemic species Peumus boldus Mol. (Boldo) were studied in four provenances (two northern and two southern provenances) from central Chile. Seeds collected from five ...

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UN-REDD Programme -3 years ago

Outlook for forest landscape restoration in low emissions future

  Lera Miles, UNEP-WCMC Each year, UNEP releases its Emissions Gap Report comparing the overall scale of countries’ intended actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the total reductions needed to hold global warming below 2°C by the end of the century. The 2015 report includes a special chapter on forest-based mitigation. UN-REDD Programme authors […]...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Agronomic methods for mountain grassland habitat restoration for faunistic purposes in a protected area of the northern Apennines (Italy)

Cervasio F, Argenti G, Genghini M, Ponzetta MPAGRONOMIC METHODS FOR MOUNTAIN GRASSLAND HABITAT RESTORATION FOR FAUNISTIC PURPOSES IN A PROTECTED AREA OF THE NORTHERN APENNINES (ITALY)Abstract: The abandonment of pastures often leads to a remarkable deterioration of grasslands, caused by the spread of intrusive, herbaceous and woody species which reduces the general quality of pastures. Different t...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Distribution of juveniles of tree species along a canopy closure gradient in a tropical cloud forest of the Venezuelan Andes

Quevedo-Rojas A, Jerez-Rico M, Schwarzkopf Kratzer T, García-Núñez CDISTRIBUTION OF JUVENILES OF TREE SPECIES ALONG A CANOPY CLOSURE GRADIENT IN A TROPICAL CLOUD FOREST OF THE VENEZUELAN ANDESAbstract: Cloud forests represent a minor portion of the world forests, though outstanding in terms of biodiversity, endemisms, and environmental services provided. Understanding the factors that drive the...

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FAO -3 years ago

Unasylva 245: Forest and landscape restoration

In order to succeed, restoration initiatives need to engage a range of stakeholders, from policy-makers to local communities and from governments to the private sector. This is one of the main threads running through the articles in issue 245 of Unasylva, FAO’s forestry journal, released on 5 December on the theme of Forest and landscape restoration (FLR). Bringing together case studies from d...

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TBI -3 years ago

The Green Livelihoods Alliance signs Strategic Partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 23 November 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an alliance consisting of Milieudefensie, IUCN NL and Tropenbos International - together called the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) - signed a strategic partnership. Through this partnership, Tropenbos International and its partners aim to strengthen the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the inclusive and sustainable governance ...

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World Bank -3 years ago

In the Face of Climate Change, Investing in Forests Promises to Strengthen Water Supply Resilience in Tegucigalpa

A rising number of cities around the globe are facing crisis-level constraints in water access, highlighting the pervasive and immediate consequences of climate change. Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa, is one such flashpoint. The city’s water utility currently meets less than half of residents’ demand for water – some of the city’s one million residents receive water only once a week.   ...

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NB Forest -3 years ago

Reforestation Guidelines Will Consider Climate Change

News 30.10.2015 Authored by: Mats Hannerz, SilvinformationOriginal article: Future Forests  read more...

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TBI -3 years ago

More than half of Ghanaian tree plantation farmers unaware of forest plantations development fund

More than a decade after the Forest Plantations Development Fund (FPDF) was set up to provide various forms of assistance to plantation developers, including cash to finance their projects, a research conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana under its Landscape Restoration Project (LRP) indicates that 68 percent of farmers are not aware of the Fund....

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TBI -3 years ago

Ghanaian Youth not interested in Plantation Development

Only eight percent of the youth within the age range of 26 to 35 years living in forest fringe communities are involved in any form of tree plantation activities, according to a research conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana under its Landscape Restoration Project (LRP)....

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TBI -3 years ago

Alternative pedagogical approaches in the dry tropical forest

The dry tropical forest in the Caribbean region is one of the most scarce and threatened ecosystems in Colombia. In the past years, many strategies have attempted its restoration and conservation. Today, TBI Colombia is working on how to approach the threats and the proper management of this ecosystem in the local educational system....

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FAO -3 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 175: Global guidelines for the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes in drylands

These guidelines, published in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, will support urgently needed restoration efforts in the world’s drylands. Drylands cover nearly half of the earth’s land surface and are home to one-third of the global population. The first of their kind, the guidelines target policymakers a...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Effect of plant species on P cycle-related microorganisms associated with litter decomposition and P soil availability: implications for agroforestry management

Correa E, Carvalhais L, Utida M, Oliveira CA, Scotti MREFFECT OF PLANT SPECIES ON P CYCLE-RELATED MICROORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH LITTER DECOMPOSITION AND P SOIL AVAILABILITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR AGROFORESTRY MANAGEMENTAbstract: Cutting dry deciduous forest (preserved site) for wood supply in semi-arid Brazil has led to invasion of a pioneer shrub vegetation called “Carrasco” (disturbed site), whi...

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#Forests2015 -3 years ago

The Restoration Generation

We are today’s youth. We live in the world you, the elders created. Tomorrow, it is our turn to be the world’s custodians. The world you are about to hand us, faces many challenges: climate change, soil degradation, sustainable and … Continue reading →...

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#Forests2015 -3 years ago

Community bylaws improve landscape management

Experience from Uganda shows that when villages and districts create regulations to manage forests and restoration, benefits flow. Through collective awareness of land-management challenges at the grassroots level, governments and others are effectively coerced to make policy responses for the … Continue reading →...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Effects of black locust and black pine on extremely degraded sites 60 years after afforestation - a case study of the Grdelica Gorge (southeastern Serbia)

Lukić S, Pantić D, Simić SB, Borota D, Tubić B, Djukić M, Djunisijević-Bojović DEFFECTS OF BLACK LOCUST AND BLACK PINE ON EXTREMELY DEGRADED SITES 60 YEARS AFTER AFFORESTATION - A CASE STUDY OF THE GRDELICA GORGE (SOUTHEASTERN SERBIA)Abstract: The selection of tree species can affect the success of afforestation in the rehabilitation of degraded forest sites and forest restoration. In gener...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Changes in vegetation diversity and composition following livestock removal along an upland elevational gradient

Davies GM, Bodart JCHANGES IN VEGETATION DIVERSITY AND COMPOSITION FOLLOWING LIVESTOCK REMOVAL ALONG AN UPLAND ELEVATIONAL GRADIENTAbstract: European heathland habitats are cultural landscapes derived from previously-forested ecosystems. Heathlands are of significant conservation interest but have experienced prolonged degradation due to a range of factors including overgrazing by domestic livesto...

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iForest -4 years ago

Short Communications: Effect of four levels of shade on survival, morphology and chlorophyll fluorescence of Nothofagus alessandrii container-grown seedlings

Santelices R, Espinoza S, Cabrera AMEFFECT OF FOUR LEVELS OF SHADE ON SURVIVAL, MORPHOLOGY AND CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE OF NOTHOFAGUS ALESSANDRII CONTAINER-GROWN SEEDLINGSAbstract: Nothofagus alessandrii (ruil) is a threatened, endemic tree of the Mediterranean zone of Chile. As a result of past anthropogenic activities, its current cover has been reduced to only 314 hectares across several fragme...

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CTFS -4 years ago

Preparations for the TY Danjuma supported Nigerian plot are continuing as scheduled

Forest biodiversity and conservation research in Nigeria has received a major boost with the donation by T.Y. Danjuma to the Nigerian Montane Forest Project (NMFP) for the establishment of a long-term, large-scale forest research plot at Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State. The Ngel Nyaki plot will be the first CTFS-ForestGEO plot in Nigeria and only the fifth in the ...

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FBN -4 years ago

Which comes first — our forests or our industry?

I hear from land managers and environmentalists every day that the forest products sector is a major tool for getting long-term sustainable forest restoration work done....

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TBI -4 years ago

Landscape Restoration Project

Evidence abounds that Ghana has suffered rapid deforestation over the years. The country’s landscape spots large tracts of degraded forests, a situation that has aggravated droughts and bushfires and promoted desertification, with the resultant loss of forest dependent livelihoods leading to the impoverishment of forest fringe communities....

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iForest -4 years ago

Review Papers: Implementing the dynamic conservation of elm genetic resources in Europe: case studies and perspectives

Collin E, Bozzano MIMPLEMENTING THE DYNAMIC CONSERVATION OF ELM GENETIC RESOURCES IN EUROPE: CASE STUDIES AND PERSPECTIVESAbstract: Many European countries have undertaken the static preservation of native elm genotypes in clone collections maintained ex situ. Less development has been devoted to the dynamic conservation of elm populations in situ. Case studies of elm conservation in France are gi...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Influence of mother plant and scarification agents on seed germination rate and vigor in Retama sphaerocarpa L. (Boissier)

Fabião A, Faria C, Almeida MH, Fabião AINFLUENCE OF MOTHER PLANT AND SCARIFICATION AGENTS ON SEED GERMINATION RATE AND VIGOR IN RETAMA SPHAEROCARPA L. (BOISSIER)Abstract: The aim of this study was to optimize nursery production of Retama sphaerocarpa, an important shrub species in some plant communities of arid and semi-arid zones, which is used in the restoration of degraded areas. This Fabacea...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Heavy metal accumulation characteristics of Nepalese alder (Alnus nepalensis) growing in a lead-zinc spoil heap, Yunnan, south-western China

Jing Y, Cui H, Li T, Zhao ZHEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION CHARACTERISTICS OF NEPALESE ALDER (ALNUS NEPALENSIS) GROWING IN A LEAD-ZINC SPOIL HEAP, YUNNAN, SOUTH-WESTERN CHINAAbstract: A fast-growing alder species native to the eastern Himalayas, Nepalese alder (Alnus nepalensis), has recently received considerable attention in the restoration of contaminated lands due to its significant economic benefits...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Man-created logs cannot fully mimic natural logs -a challenge for forest restoration

Facts & Reviews 18.02.2014 In natural forests, dead wood is a key structure vital for the entire ecosystem and biodiversity. Hundreds of threatened species are sometimes harbored by deadwood. A recent study conducted in Finland shows that ecological restoration and the creating of ...

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IAFN-RIFA -5 years ago

About Analog Forestry

Analog Forestry is an ecological restoration tool that places an emphasis on increasing biodiversity and creating economic opportunities...

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iForest -6 years ago

Review Papers: Shaping the multifunctional tree: the use of Salicaceae in environmental restoration

Tognetti R, Cocozza C, Marchetti MSHAPING THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL TREE: THE USE OF SALICACEAE IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATIONAbstract: Poplars and willows (and other fast growing tree species) form an important component of agroforestry systems, providing a wide range of ecosystem services and products. The workshop held in Capracotta (6th and 7th June 2012) has communicated the latest research on poplar...

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iForest -6 years ago

Short Communications: Local spread of an exotic invader: using remote sensing and spatial analysis to document proliferation of the invasive Asian chestnut gall wasp

Graziosi I, Rieske LLOCAL SPREAD OF AN EXOTIC INVADER: USING REMOTE SENSING AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS TO DOCUMENT PROLIFERATION OF THE INVASIVE ASIAN CHESTNUT GALL WASPAbstract: Remote sensing and spatial analysis represent useful tools for modeling species’ dispersal, characterizing the spread of invasions and the invasability of a region, and thus allowing more accurate predictions for developing m...

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USFS -6 years ago

Native Plant Restoration Not Enough to Maintain Tropical Dry Forests in Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii. - Protecting Hawaiian dry forests from invasive species and the risk of wildfire is an on-going challenge for land managers and scientists conducting research on the Island of Hawaii. It is commonly thought that removing the invasive species and planting native species will restore the land to its original state. However, in a recent paper published in Biological Invasions, Dr. S...

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iForest -6 years ago

Research Articles: Post-fire effects and short-term regeneration dynamics following high-severity crown fires in a Mediterranean forest

Marzano R, Lingua E, Garbarino MPOST-FIRE EFFECTS AND SHORT-TERM REGENERATION DYNAMICS FOLLOWING HIGH-SEVERITY CROWN FIRES IN A MEDITERRANEAN FORESTAbstract: Resilience against fire disturbance of Mediterranean vegetation has been frequently described. However, due to climatic change and abandonment of local land use practices, the fire regime is changing, probably leading to higher intensities an...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Mobilizing Private Investment in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa

Despite the very considerable body of on-farm experience which has been gained in testing agroforestry and other tree-based technologies for their impact on increasing productivity and on rural income generation, investment in agroforestry, tree planting and landscape restoration has been lagging. This activity aimed to shed light on potential private investment opportunities and identify poli...

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FAO -7 years ago

Unasylva 238: Measuring forest degradation

Unasylva closes the International Year of Forests 2011 with a selection of papers on forest degradation. These were developed as part of a special study FAO and its partners conducted to create a set of indicators on the state of forest degradation. Also featured is a major study that analysed remote sensing imagery to understand forest-cover and land-use change; and a way to use such data to map ...

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iForest -7 years ago

Research Articles: Woody species recruitment under monospecific plantations of pioneer trees - facilitation or inhibition?

Trindade DFV, Coelho GCWOODY SPECIES RECRUITMENT UNDER MONOSPECIFIC PLANTATIONS OF PIONEER TREES - FACILITATION OR INHIBITION?Abstract: The successional model of forest restoration is based on the facilitation process, in which the establishment of pioneer tree species favors the late successional tree species. We tested the hypothesis of facilitation through a case study, comparing tree species d...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Going Granular in Ghana

PROFOR first supported the mapping of landscape restoration opportunities at the global level. It is now drilling down at the country level with an assessment in Ghana. A new map provides a detailed and current picture of Ghana's land cover -- something that was missing until now. ...

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FAO -7 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 166: Community-based fire management: A review

Globally, people cause most wildfires. Involving local communities in fire management practices like prevention, suppression and restoration is therefor a logical approach. The new FAO publication “Community-based fire management- A review”, highlights the state of the art in community-based fire management, redefines the concept, reviews case studies and reflects on related policy and legal f...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Forest Landscape Restoration: Ghana

Assessment of forest landscape restoration potential in Ghana to contribute to REDD+ strategies for climate change mitigation, poverty alleviation and sustainable forest management ...

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World Bank -7 years ago

"Climate-Smart Agriculture" in South Africa

Agroforestry and landscape restoration featured prominently among the "climate-smart agriculture" solutions that were discussed this week at an African Ministerial conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 was announced today in Bonn. This comes on the heel of a revised global assessement that doubles the amount of land with potential for restoration to 2 billion hectares. ...

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JustForests -7 years ago

NEW hands-on restoration course

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World Bank -7 years ago

PROFOR featured in World Bank story on forests

Jun 29 2011 - 8:00pmThe World Bank's Sustainable Development website focuses this month on forests with a feature story that gives some prominence to PROFOR knowledge and videos, including the landscape restoration map developed by WRI, a video by John Liu created for Forest Day 4, and an interview with Dr. Dennis Garrity on the merits of Faidherbia albida.   ...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Chile: Forests, Trees and Conservation in Degraded Lands

Chile is one of the most developed countries in the southern hemisphere and relies heavily on its natural resource base for employment and exports. Yet, despite its natural assets and economic prowess, the country is plagued by serious land degradation problems including desertification, accelerated soil erosion, and forest degradation. This activity will provide knowledge to the Chilean Governmen...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Trees & the Private Sector: Danone

Speaking at the Nairobi investment forum on trees and landscape restoration last month, Danone's VP for Sustainability shared his company's experience with agroforestry and ecosystem restoration, in Senegal and elsewhere. The company's work, in partnership with IUCN, helped develop a recently-adopted carbon accounting methodology for mangroves. ...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Press Release: Trees and Landscape Restoration Can Help Deliver a ‘Triple Win’

May 22 2011 - 8:00pmNairobi/Washington DC – Against a backdrop of volatile food prices and increasing climate variability, more and more people are paying attention to the relationship between a healthy environment and resilient farmland. From policy makers to private investors, from researchers to smallholder farmers, many are looking for better ways to increase food security in a changing clim...

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World Bank -8 years ago

Investment Forum: Mobilizing Private Investment in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa

May 24 2011 - 8:00pm to May 26 2011 - 8:00pmAchieving the 'triple win' of improving rural livelihoods, increasing resilience in the face of climate extremes, and mitigating climate change  ...

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FAO -8 years ago

Forest regeneration in the Philippines

FAO's 2011 State of the World's Forests report, published to coincide with the International Year of Forests, highlights some positive and encouraging trends. Asia and the Near East are showing an increase in forest regeneration and replanting projects.One such project is the "Advancing the Application of Assisted Natural Regeneration for Effective Low-cost Forest Restoration" project, carried out...

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iForest -8 years ago

Research Articles: Approaches to classifying and restoring degraded tropical forests for the anticipated REDD+ climate change mitigation mechanism

Sasaki N, Asner GP, Knorr W, Durst PB, Priyadi HR, Putz FEAPPROACHES TO CLASSIFYING AND RESTORING DEGRADED TROPICAL FORESTS FOR THE ANTICIPATED REDD+ CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION MECHANISMAbstract: Inclusion of improved forest management as a way to enhance carbon sinks in the Copenhagen Accord of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (December 2009) suggests that forest restorati...

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iForest -8 years ago

Review Papers: Heavy metals and woody plants - biotechnologies for phytoremediation

Capuana MHEAVY METALS AND WOODY PLANTS - BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR PHYTOREMEDIATIONAbstract: Soil contamination by heavy metals is among the most serious danger for the environment, and new methods for its containment and removal are claimed, in particular for agricultural soils. Phytoremediation is an emerging, potentially effective technology applicable to restoration of contaminated soils and waters....

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iForest -9 years ago

Technical Reports: Post-fire forest management in southern Europe: a COST action for gathering and disseminating scientific knowledge

Barbati A, Arianoutsou M, Corona P, De Las Heras J, Fernandes P, Moreira F, Papageorgiou K, Vallejo R, Xanthopoulos GPOST-FIRE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SOUTHERN EUROPE: A COST ACTION FOR GATHERING AND DISSEMINATING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGEAbstract: Every year about 45 000 forest fires occur in Europe, burning half a million hectares of forests and rural lands; between 1995 and 2004, more than 4 million he...

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iForest -9 years ago

Editorials: Adaptation of forest landscape to environmental changes

Scarascia-Mugnozza GADAPTATION OF FOREST LANDSCAPE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGESAbstract: The 2008 Scientific Seminar of the European Forest Institute was held in Orvieto (Italy) in September 18-20, with the aim of improving the knowledge and exchange of research results in the following fields: (1) relationship between ecological functions (productivity, biogeochemical cycles, genetic biodiversity) at...

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iForest -9 years ago

Short Communications: The Polish landscape changing due to forest policy and forest management

Mederski PS, Jakubowski M, Karaszewski ZTHE POLISH LANDSCAPE CHANGING DUE TO FOREST POLICY AND FOREST MANAGEMENTAbstract: This paper presents an analysis of policy application in Poland affecting landscape and forest management changes designed for an ecological restoration. “Ecological” policy was introduced in Poland in 1991 (Bill on Forests) and 1995-1999 (Decree 11 and 11A). To analyse the...

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iForest -9 years ago

Research Articles: Establishment of a planted field with Mediterranean shrubs in Sardinia and its evaluation for climate mitigation and to combat desertification in semi-arid regions

De Dato GD, Loperfido L, De Angelis P, Valentini RESTABLISHMENT OF A PLANTED FIELD WITH MEDITERRANEAN SHRUBS IN SARDINIA AND ITS EVALUATION FOR CLIMATE MITIGATION AND TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION IN SEMI-ARID REGIONSAbstract: Forested areas are important in arid and semi-arid regions primarily to combat desertification, but also to increase carbon sinks. To reverse the land degradation processes, res...

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iForest -10 years ago

Editorials: Change is in the air: future challenges for applied forest research

Tognetti R, Cherubini PCHANGE IS IN THE AIR: FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR APPLIED FOREST RESEARCHAbstract: Forests provide a wide range of benefits to people. Forest plantations on former agricultural land for commercial and restoration purposes may enhance ecosystem services, including biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration. Incorporating these ecosystem services into resource management dec...

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World Bank -10 years ago

Workshop on Economic Incentives for Forest Landscape Restoration and Sustainable Forest Management

Jan 27 2004 - 7:00pm to Jan 29 2004 - 7:00pmIn partnership with the Colombian Ministry of Environment, Conservation International-Colombia, IUCN, and Forest Trends, PROFOR organized a Workshop on Economic Incentives for Land Restoration and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) from January 28th to 30th, 2004 in Bogotá, Colombia. Some 140 participants representing local, regional and national gove...

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World Bank -10 years ago

Forest landscape restoration implementation workshop

Apr 3 2006 - 8:00pm to Apr 7 2006 - 8:00pmThe Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration, of which PROFOR is a member, organized this workshop designed to improve understanding of forest landscape restoration (FLR) and its benefits to people, livelihoods, environmental services and sustainable economies. The workshop included practical case studies presentations and field trips to enable ...

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World Bank -10 years ago

Multifunctional Agriculture and Forest Landscape Mosaics (toolkit)

A toolkit to help multi-stakeholder groups define and measure the impacts of ecoagriculture/ forest landscape restoration on productivity, local livelihoods, institutions, and ecosystem services and biodiversity. ...

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iForest -11 years ago

Review Papers: Remote sensing support for post fire forest management

Corona P, Lamonaca A, Chirici GREMOTE SENSING SUPPORT FOR POST FIRE FOREST MANAGEMENTAbstract: Monitoring of forest burnt areas has several aims: to locate and estimate the extent of such areas; to assess the damages suffered by the forest stands; to check the ability of the ecosystem to naturally recover after the fire; to support the planning of reclamation interventions; to assess the dynamics ...

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iForest -11 years ago

Short Communications: Towards cost-effective indicators to maintain Natura 2000 sites in favourable conservation status. Preliminary results from Cansiglio and New Forest

Cantarello E, Newton ATOWARDS COST-EFFECTIVE INDICATORS TO MAINTAIN NATURA 2000 SITES IN FAVOURABLE CONSERVATION STATUS. PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM CANSIGLIO AND NEW FORESTAbstract: Natura 2000 is a coherent ecological network of special areas, designated under the Habitat and Birds EEC Directives, to assist in the maintenance of biodiversity in the European territory. It is now widely recognised th...

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The International Conference On Forest Landscape Restoration

The International Conference On Forest Landscape Restoration, 14-19th May of 2007, Seoul, Korea...

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TFS -49 years ago

Texas A&M Forest Service leads the restoration of the Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine

Texas A&M Forest Service is helping restore the threatened, iconic Ponderosa Pine forests of West Texas. After a myriad of environmental stresses destroyed nearly 75 percent of the majestic Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine population in the Davis Mountains it became evident that reforestation efforts were needed.   ...

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Metla -49 years ago

Impacts of restoration of forestry-drained peatlands on nutrient and organic carbon exports and methane dynamics

In this study, the effects of restoration of forestry-drained peatlands on the nutrient and organic carbon exports and methane dynamics of the restored sites are explored. The study consists of four sub-studies. Two of the sub-studies are concerned with the effects on water quality and export of elements of restoration and were conducted on a catchment scale. One of the studies was conducted in th...

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Metla -49 years ago

Effects of climate, wood quality and fungal diversity on coarse wood decomposition of Scots pine

To increase the reliability of the present climate-carbon prediction models and to assess the resilience of forests for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, it is essential to study the interactions between the various drivers of fungal wood decomposition. The study focuses on the independent and interactive effects of temperature, humidity, fungal diversity (species richness and assem...

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Metla -49 years ago

Ecological Restoration attracts people to the SER2014 European Conference in Oulu, Finland, August 3-8 2014

Finnish Forest Research Institute hosts the 9th European Conference on Ecological Restoration in August 2014. The specific focus of the Conference is Restoration, Ecosystem Services and Land Use Policy. The timely topic relates the Conference directly to global, EU and national level policies, which aim at safeguarding the environment and biodiversity, and mitigating Climate Change impacts. By ack...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

A regional scale assessment of habitat selection and home range of the eastern rat snake in pine-dominated forests

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Jennifer M. Howze, Kimberly J. Sash, John P. Carroll, Lora L. SmithAbstractAn animal’s spatial ecology may provide insight into how resources are distributed or potentially limiting across its home range. Some species with broad geographic distributions may exhibit intraspecific variation in space use am...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

A spatio-temporal analysis of canopy dynamics and intra-stand competition in a riparian forest, south-eastern Australia

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): E.J. Curtis, E.J. Gorrod, M.V. Ellis, L.A. ChisholmAbstractWidespread high stem density stands of riparian River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.) (RRG) result from land management legacies in inland riverine ecosystems of Australia. These stands generally exhibit reduced structural complexity with...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Inter-annual variation in species composition and richness after coppicing in a restored coppice-with-standards forest

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Ilka Strubelt, Martin Diekmann, Detlef Griese, Dietmar ZachariasAbstractAimsCoppice-with-standards (CWS) management was one of the most important disturbances in Central European forests in the past. As our knowledge about the effects of coppicing on species richness and composition needs to be enhanced, w...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Tamm Review: Seedling-based ecology, management, and restoration in aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Simon M. Landhäusser, Bradley D. Pinno, Karen E. MockAbstractQuaking or trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) is a foundational tree species, which is native, common, and broadly distributed in North America. The ecology of aspen has been extensively studied throughout its range, but both research ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Reformulating China's ecological restoration policies: What can be learned from comparing Chinese and American experiences?

Publication date: January 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 98Author(s): Ping Liu, Runsheng Yin, Minjuan ZhaoAbstractPayments for ecosystem services (PES) have attracted broad attention as a novel approach for using economic incentives to provide ecosystem services more sustainably. However, there have been inadequate efforts addressing the basic question of how to design and execute...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

A generalizable monitoring model to implement policies to promote forest restoration – A case study in São Paulo - Brazil

Publication date: Available online 23 March 2018Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Silvana Ribeiro Nobre, José Guilherme Borges, Luis Diaz-Balteiro, Luiz Carlos Estraviz Rodriguez, Helena Carrascosa von Glehn, Maria José ZakiaAbstractExamples of large-scale restoration programs to recover ecosystem services are now common in many countries, and governments are assuming ambitious fores...