Restoration on abandoned tropical pasturelands – Do we know enough?

Florentine, S.K. and M.E. Westbrooke

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Our review shows that there is immediate need for further research and development on restoration techniques by examining the ecological and economic effectiveness of: direct seeding, stem cuttings using native pioneer or climax species and simple manipulation such as displacing branches of pioneer species with mature seeds on abandoned and degraded pasturelands and artificial perching to accelerate natural regeneration. These techniques are essential to successfully heal the wound humans have inflicted on the most spectacular and species-rich ecosystems on earth.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Journal for Nature Conservation