Coastal or Floodplain Forest

Manejo tradicional de humedales tropicales y su análisis mediante sistemas de información geográfica: el caso de la comunidad Maya-Chontal de Quintín Arauz, Centla, Tabasco

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Restoration of a Coastal Swamp Forest in Southeast Brazil

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This study evaluates the potential for nine native tree and shrub species for use in the revegetation of degraded swamps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Research Goals & Methods

Invasive grasses and other vegetation, including the exotic tree Casuarina equisetifolia were removed from the site.

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Programa Nacional Para La Conservaction, Restauracion y Manejo Der Ecosistema De Bosque Seco En Nicaragua

 

 

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Effects of Different Light Levels on the Initial Growth and Photosynthesis of Croton urucurana Baill. in Southeastern Brazil

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This study measures the effect of different levels of shading on growth, chlorophyll concentration, and photosynthetic rate of Croton urucurana, a pioneer species potentially important in reforestation efforts in riparian forests of Brazil.

Research Goals & Methods

The authors tested seedlings at 0% shade (full sunlight), 30% shade, 50% shade, and 70% shade.

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Deficiência de macronutrientes em mudas de Sangra d’Agua (Croton urucurana, Baill.)

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Seed development, yield and quality of two palm species growing in different tropical forest types in SE Brazil: implications for ecological restoration

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Natural forest remnants have been set as seed production fields to supply seeds of native tree species for tropical forest restoration, but the effect of different forest types on seed production has not been accessed to date for palm species. This study reports on seed development, yield, and quality of two palm species in different tropical forest types in SE Brazil.

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A Case Study Assessment of Agroforestry: The Panama Canal Watershed

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This article provides a qualitative assessment of three agroforestry sites in the Panama Canal watershed based on management objectives, project life span, incentives, technology, economic feasibility, community involvement, and extension. It seeks to guide sustainable forest management options for the Panamanian government.

 

conclusions & takeaways

Environmental managers should view agroforestry as a production system and consider this in its social and biophysical context. 

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Large-scale Ecological Restoration of High-Diversity Tropical Forests in SE Brazil

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This article examines 32 ongoing reforestation projects in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, which are conducted on areas of large sugarcane farms and small mixed farms.

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Restoration of a Restinga Sandy Coastal Plain in Brazil: Survival and Growth of Planted Woody Species

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Restingas – coastal sandy vegetation – have been affected by human impact for about 8,000 years. Human use of these sites for housing, tourism, and recreation has recently increased in such a way that there is a need for conservation of remnant patches and restoration of degraded areas throughout the coast to protect biodiversity. This study reports the results of an experiment introducing 17 native shrub and tree species into a degraded Brazilian restinga.

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Forestry Project for the Basin of the Chinchiná River, an Environmental and Productive Alternative for the City and the Region

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Over the last century, Andean watershed within Colombia has faced threats of uncontrolled deforestation, which have been driven by a rapid expansion of agriculture and cattle grazing. It is imperative that these trends be halted and reversed, thus the FAO proposes the reforestation of watersheds, which will improve the regulation of hydaulic flows to populations living in and downstream from river basins. This project planning document describes one of these programs, PROCUENCA-FAO, which began in 2001 and focuses on the Chinchiná River watershed. 

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