Forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

  title={Forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning},
  author={Raf Aerts and Olivier Honnay},
  booktitle={BMC Ecology},
Globally, forests cover nearly one third of the land area and they contain over 80% of terrestrial biodiversity. Both the extent and quality of forest habitat continue to decrease and the associated loss of biodiversity jeopardizes forest ecosystem functioning and the ability of forests to provide ecosystem services. In the light of the increasing population pressure, it is of major importance not only to conserve, but also to restore forest ecosystems. Ecological restoration has recently… CONTINUE READING
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