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This is the first multidisciplinary synthesis addressing this subject
Includes contributions from key people and researchers in the field
Presents a global overview of deforestation and reforestation trends
Offers an integrated look that links social and ecological factors
Is relevant to discussions about climate change
The 21st century has seen the beginnings of a great restoration effort towards the world’s forests, accompanied by the emergence of an increasing literature on reforestation, regeneration and regrowth of forest cover. Yet to date, there is no volume which synthesises current knowledge on the extent, trends, patterns and drivers of reforestation.
This edited volume draws together research from leading researchers to explore reforestation and forest regrowth across the world, from multiple dimensions – including ecosystem services, protected areas, social institutions, economic transitions, remediation of environmental problems, conservation and land abandonment – and at different scales.
Detailing the methods and analyses used from across a wide range of disciplines, and incorporating research from North, South and Central America, Africa, Asia and Europe, this groundbreaking book provides a global overview of current trends, explores their underlying causes and proposes future forest trajectories. The first of its kind, the book will provide an invaluable reference for researchers and students involved in interdisciplinary research and working on issues relevant to the biophysical, geographic, socioeconomic and institutional processes associated with reforestation.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Afforestation - Land cover change - Landscape processes - Linked social and ecological systems - Plantations - classification - dry forest - ecosystem - environment - forest
Foreword by Series Editors.- 1. Reforestation: Challenges and Themes in Reforestation Research; J. Southworth, H. Nagendra.- 2. The Bigger Picture - Tropical Forest Change in Context, Concept and Practice; A. Grainger.- 3. Three Paths to Forest Expansion: A Comparative Historical Analysis; T.K. Rudel.- 4. A Tri-Partite Framework of Forest Dynamics: Hierarchy, Panarchy, and Heterarchy in the Study of Secondary Growth; S.G. Perz, A.M. Almeyda.- 5. Forest Cover Dynamics and Forest Transitions in Mexico and Central America: Towards a 'Great Retoration'?; D.B. Bray.- 6. Reforestation in Central and Eastern Europe after the Breakdown of Socialism; G.N. Taff et al.- 7. Reforestation and Regrowth in the Human Dominated Landscapes of South Asia; H. Nagendra.- 8. Threats to the Forest Transition in the Midwest United States; T.P. Evans et al.- 9. Importance of Input Classification to Graph Automata Simulations of Forest Cover Change in the Peruvian Amazon; K.A. Crews, A. Moffett.- 10. Forest Expansion in Northwest Costa Rica: Conjuncture of the Global Market, Land-Use Intensification, and Forest Protection; A.E. Daniels.- 11. Forest Cover Changes and Their Drivers in the Polish Carpathian Mountains Since 1800; J. Kozak.- 12. Parks as a Mechanism to Maintain and Facilitate Recovery of Forest Cover: Examining Reforestation, Forest Maintenance and Productivity in Uganda; J. Hartter et al.- 13. Spontaneous Regeneration of Tropical Dry Forest in Madagascar: The Social-Ecological Dimension; T. Elmqvist et al.- 14. Forest Transition in Vietnam and Bhutan: Causes and Environmental Impacts; P. Meyfroidt, E.F. Lambin.- 15. Forest Cover in China from 1949 to 2006; C. Song, Y. Zhang.- 16. Reforestation: Conclusions and Implications; H. Nagendra, J. Southworth.- Index.-