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Restauração de paisagens e desenvolvimento socioambiental em assentamentos rurais do Pontal de Paranapanema (Landscape restoration and socioenvironmental development in rural settlements in Pontal de Paranapanema)

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Evolução estrutural de reflorestamentos de restauração de matas ciliares no Médio Vale do Paranapanema (Structural evolution of planted riparian forests in the Mid Paranapanema Valley, SP, Brazil)

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Cobertura De Copas Como Indicador De Desenvolvimento Estrutural De Reflorestamentos De Restauração De Matas Ciliares No Médio Vale Do Paranapanema, SP, Brasil

This study analyzed crown cover in riparian forests 1 to 3 years after reforestation in the Médio Vale do Rio Paranapanema, São Paulo, Brazil to evaluate the technique as a means to monitor the progress of restoration. Using a line inspection technique, crown cover significantly correlated with age, height, basal area, and DBH. The authors concluded that this is a suitable technique for planted riparian forests up to 3 years in age to evaluate changes in forest structure, and suggest that models might be developed to predict crown cover based on age and site variability.

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Impacto humano afeta negativamente a dispersão de sementes de frutos ornitocóricos: uma perspectiva global (Human impact affects negatively the seed dispersal in ornithochorous fruits: a global perspective)

This literature-based analysis used data from a number of existing studies of seed dispersal by birds to compare the effects of plant characteristics and human impact on bird choice and seed dispersal. The study found that plant morphological characteristics did not effect on the frequency of bird visits or fruit consumption. However, the human impact on each site did have a significant effect. Areas with high human pressure had more than 3 times fewer visits and fruit consumed by birds. These data may be important for restoration efforts in gauging the intensity of seed rain for tree species dispersed by birds.

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Relação entre o solo e a composição florística de remanescentes devegetação natural no Município de Ribeirão Preto, SP (Relationship between soil and floristic composition of native vegetation remnants in the municipality of Ribeirão Preto,SP)

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Relação entre a presença de vegetação herbácea e a regeneração natural de espécies lenhosas em pastagens abandonadas na Floresta Ombrófila Densa do Sul do Brasil

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Technical and Financial Analysis of Enrichment Planting in Logging Gaps as a Potential Component of Forest Management in the Eastern Amazon

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This study investigates the potential for managing timber tree species regeneration in disturbed areas within logged forests in the eastern Amazon through the experimental introduction of seeds and seedlings.

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Use of Fruit Essential Oils to Assist Forest Regeneration by Bats

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This study details techniques for attracting bats to an area to facilitate seed dispersal in degraded areas in and around Parque Estadual Vila Rica do Espírito Santo in Fênix, Paraná, Brazil.

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Pacto pela restauração da mata atlântica: referencial dos conceitos e ações de restauração florestal (Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest: Reference for Concepts and Action of Forest Restoration)

An overview of theory, rationale, and techniques for restoration and reforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

The chapters covered the following subjects: An explanation of the evolution of restoration techniques and methodologies as the practice of restoration has become more sophisticated; Environmental diagnostics of areas to be restored; Monitoring of areas as a tool to evaluate effectiveness of methodologies; Quantification and monitoring of biomass and carbon in planted areas; Restoration methods for economic benefits; and Description of operational actions for restoration.

 

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Forest Recovery after Swidden Cultivation across a 40-year Chronosequence in the Atlantic Forest of Southern Bahia, Brazil

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Secondary forest with a range of ages was compared to old growth forest in the Serra do Conduru State Park in Southern Bahia, Brazil in terms of species composition and structure.

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