High Diversity Forest Restoration in Degraded Areas: Methods and Projects in Brazil
This book addresses different approaches to the restoration of degraded, high diversity tropical and subtropical forests, including methods and empirical results.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The first section of the book discusses varying perspectives on restoration, while also outlining the theoretical bases of forest restoration. The second section is dedicated to restoration methodologies with a focus on the importance of considering regional floristic diversity and species mixtures for restoration success. The final section highlights "new frontiers" and includes the following themes: commercial reforestation, management of degraded forest fragments, seedling transfer, environmental education as it relates to degraded area restoration, and GIS as a tool to identify degraded areas and vegetation cover. Several case studies are also described within the context of forest restoration in Brazil.
Ribeiro-Rodrigues, R., Venâncio-Martins, S. and Gandolfi, S. 2007. High Diversity Forest Restoration in Degraded Areas: Methods and Projects in Brazil, Nova Science Publishers, New York.
- Universidad de São Paulo, Brazil
- Universidad Ferderal de Vicosa, Brazil