A global meta-analysis on the ecological drivers of forest restoration success

  title={A global meta-analysis on the ecological drivers of forest restoration success},
  author={Renato Crouzeilles and Michael F. Curran and Mariana S Ferreira and David B. Lindenmayer and Carlos Eduardo de Viveiros Grelle and Jos{\'e} M Rey Benayas},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
Two billion ha have been identified globally for forest restoration. Our meta-analysis encompassing 221 study landscapes worldwide reveals forest restoration enhances biodiversity by 15-84% and vegetation structure by 36-77%, compared with degraded ecosystems. For the first time, we identify the main ecological drivers of forest restoration success (defined as a return to a reference condition, that is, old-growth forest) at both the local and landscape scale. These are as follows: the time… CONTINUE READING
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