Beyond Deforestation: Restoring Forests and Ecosystem Services on Degraded Lands

@article{Chazdon2008BeyondDR,
  title={Beyond Deforestation: Restoring Forests and Ecosystem Services on Degraded Lands},
  author={R. Chazdon},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={1458 - 1460}
}
  • R. Chazdon
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Despite continued forest conversion and degradation, forest cover is increasing in countries across the globe. New forests are regenerating on former agricultural land, and forest plantations are being established for commercial and restoration purposes. Plantations and restored forests can improve ecosystem services and enhance biodiversity conservation, but will not match the composition and structure of the original forest cover. Approaches to restoring forest ecosystems depend strongly on… CONTINUE READING
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