Acceleration and novelty: community restoration speeds recovery and transforms species composition in Andean cloud forest.

@article{Wilson2016AccelerationAN,
  title={Acceleration and novelty: community restoration speeds recovery and transforms species composition in Andean cloud forest.},
  author={Sarah Jane Wilson and Jeanine M. Rhemtulla},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          203-18
        }
}
Community-based tropical forest restoration projects, often promoted as a win-win solution for local communities and the environment, have increased dramatically in number in the past decade. Many such projects are underway in Andean cloud forests, which, given their extremely high biodiversity and history of extensive clearing, are understudied. This study investigates the efficacy of community-based tree-planting projects to accelerate cloud forest recovery, as compared to unassisted natural… CONTINUE READING