Agro-Successional Restoration as a Strategy to Facilitate Tropical Forest Recovery

Vieira, D.L.M., K.D. Holl and F.M. Peneireiro

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With the increasing need to restore former agricultural lands worldwide and in the tropics, in particular, it is critical to explore different models for how to restore these lands in a cost- effective manner which best simulates natural forest recovery and provides for human livelihoods. We propose that agro-successional restoration, which we define as incorporating a range of agroecology and agroforestry techniques as a transition phase early in forest restoration, could be used more widely to overcome socioeconomic and ecological obstacles to restoring these lands.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Restoration Ecology