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Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide by Stephen Elliott, David Blakesley and Kate Hardwick (review)

Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide by Stephen Elliott, David Blakesley and Kate... Reviews Book Review Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide Stephen Elliott, David Blakesley and Kate Hardwick. 2014. Richmond, Surrey, U.K.: Kew Publishing. $52.00 paperback. ISBN: 978-1842464427. 344 pages. The decline of tropical forests worldwide has put planetary life support systems at risk. At local and national scales, deforestation and forest degradation have impoverished local communities, reduced critical ecosystem services, and virtually eliminated suitable habitat for forest-dependent plant and animal species. An estimated 150 million hectares of disturbed and degraded land in the tropics were identified as opportunities for forest restoration at the Rio+20 Conference in 2012 (Menz et al. 2013). For those living and working in the tropics, the urgent need for restoring forest areas in the tropics was recognized over 20 years ago. In 1994, the Forest Restoration Unit of Chiang Mai University (FORRU-CMU) was established by Dr. Stephen Elliott to investigate methods to restore tropical forest ecosystems in northern Thailand. Based on the conceptual and technical approaches developed by FORRU-CMU, Elliott and co-authors Blakesley and Hardwick have assembled the definitive how-to guide on restoration of degraded tropical ecosystems. Introductory chapters of Restoring Tropical Forests summarize basic information on tropical forest ecology, regeneration, and causes and consequences http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide by Stephen Elliott, David Blakesley and Kate Hardwick (review)

Ecological Restoration , Volume 33 (1) – Feb 18, 2015

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Reviews Book Review Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide Stephen Elliott, David Blakesley and Kate Hardwick. 2014. Richmond, Surrey, U.K.: Kew Publishing. $52.00 paperback. ISBN: 978-1842464427. 344 pages. The decline of tropical forests worldwide has put planetary life support systems at risk. At local and national scales, deforestation and forest degradation have impoverished local communities, reduced critical ecosystem services, and virtually eliminated suitable habitat for forest-dependent plant and animal species. An estimated 150 million hectares of disturbed and degraded land in the tropics were identified as opportunities for forest restoration at the Rio+20 Conference in 2012 (Menz et al. 2013). For those living and working in the tropics, the urgent need for restoring forest areas in the tropics was recognized over 20 years ago. In 1994, the Forest Restoration Unit of Chiang Mai University (FORRU-CMU) was established by Dr. Stephen Elliott to investigate methods to restore tropical forest ecosystems in northern Thailand. Based on the conceptual and technical approaches developed by FORRU-CMU, Elliott and co-authors Blakesley and Hardwick have assembled the definitive how-to guide on restoration of degraded tropical ecosystems. Introductory chapters of Restoring Tropical Forests summarize basic information on tropical forest ecology, regeneration, and causes and consequences

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Feb 18, 2015

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