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Performance of forest plantations in small and medium-sized farms in the Atlantic lowlands of Costa Rica

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While exotic trees are typically used in plantations throughout the tropics, there has been recognition that certain native species are also suitable. This study aims to compare the viability of both native and exotic tree species for plantation use. 

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Creative Ecology: Restoration of Native Forests by Native Trees

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This article describes how the "native forests by native trees" restoration method used in Japan was applied to reforestation in Malaysia, and later in Brazil, Chile, and parts of China.

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Assisted Natural Regeneration: Methods, Results and Issues Relevant to Sustained Participation by Communities

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This article describes forest restoration in Kandis village on Palawan Island, Philippines, an  assisted natural regeneration (ANR) project, and focuses on the social issues that affect success of ANR projects.

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Helping Forests to Help Themselves—Accelerating Natural Regeneration

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This chapter walks through the basic techniques of accelerated (or assisted) natural regeneration (ANR), describing when it is appropriate, when it should be combined with other techniques, how to increase the seed rain, and areas of needed research.

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Forest Plantations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Performance of Species and Preferences of Farmers

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This paper presents data on the survival and growth of mixed native and exotic forest plantations established on abandoned pastures in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The article also includes information on farmer species preference and socioeconomic information.

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Sustaining Tropical Forest Resources: Reforestation of Degraded Lands

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This government report provides background material on tropical reforestation and discusses techniques to reforest degraded tropical lands. It considers species planting issues such as: native v. exotic species, monoculture v. polyculture, single purpose v. multipurpose trees, and genetic improvement and plant breeding.

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Central Kalimantan Peatlands Project

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The Central Kalimantan Peatlands Project (CKPP) grows out of an increasing recognition at the local, national and international levels of the urgency of halting and reversing degradation of the peatswamp forests of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Drainage, illegal logging and fire devastated the area’s peatswamps in recent decades, and the impacts on local livelihoods, the broader economy and critical wildlife habitats have been staggering. 

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Manual of Reforestation and Erosion Control for the Philippines

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This manual provides a detailed guide to reforestation, including information about species selection, nursery techniques, site preparation and plantation design, weed and fire control, stand improvement and other practical aspects of establishing and managing tree plantations. Additionally, there is a large portion devoted to erosion control, using trees and engineered structures to stabilize slopes and decrease the velocity of water runoff.

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A Comparative Study of Tree Establishment in Abandoned Pasture and Mature Forest of Eastern Amazonia

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This study compares seedling establishment, seed availability, seed predation, seedling herbivory, and abiotic barriers to tree establishment in recently abandoned pasture, treefall gaps, and mature forest understory in Pará State, Brazil.

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Strategies for the Recovery of Degraded Ecosystems: Experiences from Latin America

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Tropical Dry Forest Recovery: Processes and Causes of Change

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Public Awareness Generation for the Reforestation in Amazon Tropical Lowland Region

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This study compares two plots of native tree species, one that was planted with small numbers of species representing potential natural vegetation and another that was planted with many species, including fast-growing pioneers.

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Agroforestry for Ecosystem Services and Environmental Benefits: An Overview

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This article reviews research on the ecosystem services and environmental benefits of agroforestry, focusing on the following: 1) carbon sequestration, 2) biodiversity conservation, 3) soil enrichment, and 4) air and water quality.

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Use of the Amazonian Tree Species Inga edulis for Soil Regeneration and Weed Control

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This article presents research on leguminous tree-based fallows using Inga edulis in Peru.

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Biomass Growth and Farmer Knowledge of Inga edulis in Peruvian Amazon

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This study develops an equation for diameter-based biomass estimation of Inga edulis. The tree is widely grown in the Peruvian Amazon as a naturally occurring early-successional tree and in small farms and gardens for fruit and fuelwood.

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How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems Among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon

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This article surveys factors affecting the acceptibility rate of a multistrata agroforestry system.

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Small farmers from three communities in central Peru were surveyed and data was collected on farm and houshold characteristics, cultivated crops and tree species, and agroforestry practices.

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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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NParks Flora and Fauna Web, Singapore

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NParks Flora&FaunaWeb was developed to provide information on both flora and fauna of Singapore.

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PhytoImages

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Hosted by the L. H. Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University and served from the University of Southern Illinois Carbondale, the Phytoimages is a crowdsource database for both flora and fauna. 

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

 

 

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