Evaluation of alternative approaches to rainforest restoration on abandoned pasturelands in tropical North Queensland, Australia

  title={Evaluation of alternative approaches to rainforest restoration on abandoned pasturelands in tropical North Queensland, Australia},
  author={Singarayer K. Florentine and Martin Westbrooke},
  journal={Land Degradation \& Development},
The lag time for natural recruitment of tropical rainforest species in abandoned pastureland is very long, therefore artificial restoration techniques have been employed to accelerate natural seedling recruitment. The objectives of this study were to investigate: (1) the success/failure of establishment 502 seedlings belonging to 15 species from 11 families planted approximately ten years ago; and (2) the influence of different restoration techniques on enhancing natural recruitment during this… 

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