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Tropical Forest

BOOKS

Rehabilitation and Restoration of Degraded Forests (2003), by Lamb and Gilmour, present approaches to restoring and rehabilitating the vast areas of degraded, fragmented and modified forests which cover much of the world.

Green Phoenix, Restoring Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica (2003), by Allen, tells the story of the successful re-forestation of some 463 square miles of land and 290 miles of marine area in northwest Costa Rica: the Guanacaste Conservation Area.

Venture Capitalism for a Tropical Forest (2003), by Bright and Sarin, outline how cocoa—the main ingredient in chocolate—could be grown in a way that would help restore the northern part of the Atlantic Forest biome, while encouraging other forms of development that preserve forest instead of destroying it.

The Cutting Edge: Conserving Wildlife in Logged Tropical Forests (2001), edited by Fimbel et al, suggest that better management is pivotal to the maintenance of the tropics’ valuable biodiversity, arguing that we must realize that tropical forests harbor the majority (perhaps 70 to 80 percent) of the world’s animal species.

Tropical Restoration for the New Millenium (1999), 4th Annual Puerto Rico Forestry Conference, presentations on tropical restoration topics ranging from urban forest management to mangroves, mining restoration, and biotic fire control.

Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest (1999), edited by Nadkarni and Wheelwright, brings together the extensive body of knowledge that researchers and natural historians have gathered.

Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities (1997), edited by Laurance and Bierregaard, provides the best information available to help us understand, manage, and conserve the remaining fragments. Covering geographic areas from Southeast Asia and Australia to Madagascar and the New World. (Chapter Abstracts)

Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems (1993), edited by Lieth and Lohmann, discusses the problem from different angles: from forestry, ecology and nature conservation.

Race to Save the Tropics: Ecology And Economics For A Sustainable Future (1990), by Goodland, documents the conflict between economic development and protection of biological diversity in tropical countries.

ARTICLES

A Forest for the Trees
http://www.sustainabletimes.ca/articles/forests.htm

A Silvicultural Approach to Restoration of Native Hawaiian Rainforests
http://www.lyonia.org/viewArticle.php?articleID=383

Attempting Restoration of Wet Tropical Forests in Costa Rica
http://www.lightlink.com/tropical/abrestor.htm

Biocultural Restoration of a Tropical Forest
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0006-3568(198803)38%3A3%3C156%3ABROATF%3E2.0.CO%3B2-A

Biodiversity, Conflict and Tropical Forests
http://www.iisd.org/pdf/2002/envsec_conserving_overview.pdf

Bridging the Gap: Sharing Responsibility for Ecological Restoration and Wildlife Conservation on Private Lands in the Western Ghats
http://www.ncf-india.org/pubs/Raman%20&%20Mudappa%202003b.pdf

Changes in Composition and Structure of a Tropical Dry Forest following Intermittent Cattle Grazing
http://rbt.ots.ac.cr/revistas/F50-3-4%20%5B2002%5D.pdf/16-STERN-1021-1034.pdf

Changes in Vegetation Structure and Composition along a Tropical Forest Chronosequence: Implications for Wildlife
http://www.clemson.edu/biosci/sdewalt/DeWaltetal2003FEM.pdf

Clues for Tropical Forest Restoration
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046%2Fj.1526-100x.2000.80047.x

Community Forestry and the Stewardship of Tropical Forests in Asia
http://kyotoreview.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/issue/issue1/article_161.html

Creating Foster Ecosystems to Accelerate Tropical Forest Regeneration
http://horticulture.coafes.umn.edu/vd/h5015/97papers/pone.html

Ecology of Tree Seed and Seedlings: Implication for Tropical Forest Conservation and Restoration
http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/mar252001/748.pdf

Forest Landscape Restoration
http://www.kfe.unizh.ch/newsletters/i050719.pdf

Forests as Resources for the Poor: The Rainforest Challenge
http://www.futureharvest.org/pdf/rainforest.pdf

Forest Issues in Africa
http://www.joensuu.fi/unep/envlaw/materi2005/kidd.doc

Forest Restoration in Abandoned Agricultural Land: A Case Study from East Africa
http://www.biology.mcgill.ca/faculty/chapman/articles/68_KibaleRestore.pdf

Forty Years of Tropical Forest Recovery from Agriculture: Structure and Floristics of Secondary and Old-growth Riparian Forests in the Dominican Republic
http://www.bioone.org/bioone/?request=get-document&issn=0006-3606&volume=036&issue=03&page=0297

From Degradation to Restoration: An Assessment of the Enabling Conditions for Community Forestry in Nepal
http://www.intercooperation.ch/offers/download/flr-nepal-community-forestry.pdf

Increasing the Resilience of Tropical Hillside Communities through Forest Landscape Restoration
http://www.iisd.org/pdf/2003/envsec_livelihoods_2.pdf

Large-scale Ecological Restoration of Degraded Tropical Forest Lands: The Potential Role of Timber Plantations
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.1998.00632.x/abs/

Linking Rainforest Restoration with Land Stewardship in Costa Rica
http://core.ecu.edu/biol/knowlesd/knowlesTFI/Abstracts/rmnotes.html

Overview of Hawaiian Dry Forest Propagation Techniques
http://www.hawaii-forest.org/reports/Drylandpropagationtech.pdf

Plant Species Diversity in Tropical Planted Forests and Implications for Restoration of Forest Ecosystems in Sakaerat, Northeastern Thailand
http://ss.jircas.affrc.go.jp/engpage/jarq/36-2/36-02-07.pdf

Rain Forest Regeneration beneath the Canopy of Fig Trees Isolated in Pastures of Los Tuxtlas, Mexico
http://www.bioone.org/bioone/?request=get-document&issn=0006-3606&volume=036&issue=01&page=0099

Rainforest Revival in the Western Ghats, South India
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mag/2005/07/17/stories/2005071700090200.htm

Recovery of Ecological Integrity following Forest Restoration
http://www.cnnet.upr.edu/ecologia/articulos/Ruiz-Jaen%20and%20Aide%202004%5B1%5D.pdf

Recovery of Faunal Communities during Tropical Forest Regeneration
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~rrdunn/DunnConBio2004.pdf

Restoration and Reclamation Strategies in Tropical Forest Lands
http://horticulture.coafes.umn.edu/vd/h5015/99papers/sommer.htm

Restoration of Degraded Tropical Forest Landscapes
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/310/5754/1628

Restoration of Seasonal Semideciduous Forests in Brazil: Influence of Age and Restoration Design on Forest Structure
http://www.lerf.esalq.usp.br/divulgacao/flavianacesp.pdf

Restoring Forest Landscapes (IUCN)
http://www.iucn.org/themes/fcp/publications/files/restoring_forest_landscapes.pdf

Restoring Hawaii’s Dry Forest
http://www.hawaii-forest.org/reports/Allen_BioScience_2000_50_.pdf

Restoring Tropical Diversity: Beating the Time Tax on Species Loss
http://www.uic.edu/depts/bios/ecoevo/howe/pdfs/MartinezHowe03.pdf

Selecting Late-Successional Trees for Tropical Forest Restoration
http://www.eco-index.org/search/pdfs/244report_4.pdf

Soil Degradation and Rehabilitation in Humid Tropical Forests (Malaysia)
http://diss-epsilon.slu.se/archive/00000233/01/silv249_u_ilstedt.pdf

The Dawn of a Forest: Earth Restoration in India
http://www.resurgence.org/resurgence/issues/blanchflower211.htm

The Mother of the Rainforest: Careful Restoration is Bringing Koa Trees, Native Birds and Authenticity Back to a Hawaiian Rainforest
http://www.looksmartusa.com/p/articles/mi_m1016/is_4_107/ai_84018725

Tropical Dry Forest Ecosystems
http://resweb.llu.edu/rford/ESSE21/LUCCModule/docs/Tropical_Dry_Forest_Ecosystems.doc

Tropical Forest Restoration within Galapagos National Park: Application of a State-transition Model
http://www.rr.ualberta.ca/people/fschmiegelow/Publications%20PDFS/
Wilkinson,%20Naeth,%20and%20Schmiegelow%202005.pdf

Tropical Forests and the Greenhouse Effect: A Management Response
http://www.ciesin.org/docs/002-163/002-163.html

Tropical Moist Forest Restoration
http://depts.washington.edu/ehuf473/outtropical.htm

Tropical Restoration and Reclamation Strategies: South America, Latin America and India
http://horticulture.coafes.umn.edu/vd/h5015/99papers/somerrev.htm
 

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