Direct Seeding to Restore Tropical Mature-Forest Species in Areas of Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

Bonilla-Moheno, M. and K.D. Holl

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After tropical lands have been abandoned from anthropogenic pressures, often forest structure and some species recover naturally. Studies suggest, however, that mature-forest species are frequently slow to establish and an active management strategy may be necessary. We tested direct seeding of mature-forest species as a restoration strategy in sites previously used for slash-and-burn agriculture in semi-evergreen, seasonal forest in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, and evaluated when in the successional process this strategy had the highest success rate.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Restoration Ecology