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Enriching the Tropical Rain Forest with Native Fruit Trees: A Biological and Economic Analysis in Los Tuxtlas (Veracruz, Mexico)

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This doctoral thesis compares the net present value of planting three native tree species in comparison with cattle pasture in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico.

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Forest Plantations on Imperata Grasslands in Indonesia: Establishment, Silviculture, and Utilization Potential

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This dissertation presents results from multiple studies of reforestation on areas dominated by Imperata cylindrica grass in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Tropical Dry Forest Recovery: Processes and Causes of Change

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Estimación de la cantidad de carbono capturado por el fuste del hualtaco (Loxopterigium huasango) en el bosque seco de Sullana, Piura - Perú

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The Ecophysiology of Pioneer Tree Species in Relation to their Disturbance Ecology in a Wet Lowland Rainforest, Sri Lanka

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This dissertation evaluates pioneers species and their response to light availability and disturbance characteristics in the Shorea-Mesua vegetation type (an aseasonal, mixed dipterocarp forest) around the Sinharaja World Heritage Forest Reserve in southwest Sri Lanka.

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Cultural Assessment of Reforestation Practices in Rural Eastern Paraguay

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This master's thesis examines reforestation projects in eastern Paraguay with the aim of improving the methods of agroforestry extensionists. It describes the geography and historical background of Paraguay, including information on economic and environmental problems. It then provides a detailed site description of the study community and reforestation programs in rural Paraguay generally.

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An Ethnographic Study of Tree-Planting Successes and Failures by Small Farmers in Paraguay

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This thesis outlines the characteristics of farmers that successfully implement forestry projects in eastern Paraguay. The work begins by providing background information on the geographical, political, and social aspects of Paraguay and the focal community, as well as a summary of the literature on agroforestry. 

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Modelos alométricos para la estimación de biomasa aérea de dos especies nativas en plantaciones forestales del trópico de Cochabamba, Bolivia (Allometric models for estimating aboveground biomass in Cochabamba, Bolivia)

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Ecología de bosques tropicales. Descripción desiete especies forestales nativas del bosque húmedo tropical en el sur de Costa Rica (Description of seven native species from the tropical rain forest in Costa Rica)

Los autores presentan resultados de investigaciones detalladas sobre las primeras fases de desarrollo de siete especies arbóreas nativas de la Península de Osa, Costa Rica. Los resultados más importantes son:

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Desempeño de tres especies arbóreas nativas del bosque tropical caducifolio en un proyecto de restauración ecológica en el Cerro Punhuato, Morelia, Michoacán (Performance of native tree species)

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Evaluación comparativa de dos mitigaciones realizadas en la ciénaga Las Cucharillas, Puerto Rico (Wetland mitigation in Puerto Rico)

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Desarrollo del dosel de leguminosas bajo diversas condiciones de restauración ecológica en bosque de pino – encino de Michoacán, México (Legume canopy development under various conditions of ecological restoration in pine-oak forests of Michoacan, Mexico)

 

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Identificación de especies leñosas nativas promisorias para la restauración de la selva baja caducifolia del centro de Veracruz (Identification of promising native woody species for restoration of tropical deciduous forest in central Veracruz)

El autor identificó especies leñosas nativas de valor socioeconómico y ecológico para la restauración de la selva baja caducifolia de Paso de Ovejas, Veracruz.

Se estudio: 1) el conocimiento local de las especies leñosas, a través de talleres y entrevistas y 2) el desempeño inicial de ocho de estas especies en un potrero degradado, plantadas en forma mixta así como en enriquecimiento.

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Diseño metodológico de restauración de la reserva forestal Cárpatosguasca – Cundinamarca,Colombia (Methodological design for the restoration of Carpatosguasca forest reserve in Guasca-Cundinamarca, Colombia)

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El estudio tiene por objectivo generar un protocolo de restauración para la Reserva Forestal Cárpatos, localizada en el municipio de Guasca, Cundinamarca, Colombia. El estudio presenta tratamientos de manejo de gramíneas invasoras que facilitan el establecimiento de especies pioneras y la recuperación paulatina de las áreas degradadas.

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Germinación y propagación de Senna septemtrionalis con fines de restauración ecológica del area natural protegida Cerro del Punhuato (Propagation of Senna septemtrionalis for ecological restoration of a natural protected area)

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Payments for Environmental Services through the Local Lens: Preliminary evidences from the “Bolsa Floresta” Program in the Brazilian Amazon

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Estimativas de biomassa e carbono e indicadores para restauração de florestas secundárias em Paragominas, Pará (Biomass and carbon estimates and indicators for the restoration of secondary forests in Paragominas, Para)

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Disturbance, Recovery and Resilience in Tropical Forests: A Focus on the Coastal Peat Swamp Forests of Malaysian Borneo

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This thesis represents four years of work investigating the long-term ecological changes that have occurred in the coastal peat swamp forests of Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo over the Late Holocene.

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Towards recovery of native dry forest in the Colombian Andes: a plantation experiment for ecological restoration

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Regeneration of native forest after disturbances, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, often progresses slowly or is arrested at a successional stage. This study evaluates the effectiveness of native tree plantings as a restoration strategy in a semi-arid Andean valley.

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Les parcs agroforestiers en Basse Casamance: Contribution du Parkia biglobosa (néré) à la réduction des risques de pauvreté des ménages de la communauté rurale de Mangagoulack, au Sénégal (Agroforestry parks in Basse Casamance)

The author describes how agroforestry parks have played a role in alleviating poverty in a rural community in Senegal. In particular, the author discusses the native African locust bean, or néré, as a successful agroforestry species.

 

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