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Accelerating tropical forest restoration through the selective removal of pioneer species

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This study presents initial findings on the impact of thinning on recovery of a selectively logged secondary forest in Sumatra. The study tests the hypothesis that thinning of pioneer species will produce stands with greater proportional basal area of late-successional species, effectively accelerating succession of the stand. 

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Safety Nets, Gap Filling and Forests: A Global-Comparative Perspective

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This paper seeks to prove how forests and wildlands are utilized in developing countries as safety nets to shocks, and how they provide resources for seasonal gap filling. The study was carried out in various developing countries in different continents. Areas where there is no forest at all were excluded and those completely forest covered such as those dominated by hunter- gatherers were not considered.

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Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation Needs for Food Security in 2030

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Adaptation has shown to be one of the solutions to coping with the severe effects of climate change. Investments are being made to improve agricultural production in food insecure regions, in the face of climate change. Adaptation mechanisms to be used include the use of more costly measures and identifying climate risk hotspots.

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Jatropha plantations for biodiesel in Tamil Nadu, India: Viability, livelihood trade-offs, and latent conflict

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Limited effects of tree planting on forest canopy cover and rural livelihoods in rural India

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Afforestation and reforestation programs in South and South East Asia under the Clean Development Mechanism: Trends and development opportunities

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Why do foresters plant trees? Testing theories of bureaucratic decision-making in central India

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Ecologies of the colonial present: Pathological forestry from the taux de boisement to civilized plantations

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