Latawiec, A.E., R. Crouzeilles, P.H.S. Brancalion, R.R. Rodrigues, J.B. Sansevero, J.S. dos Santos, M. Mill, A.G. Nave and B.B. Strassburg
Natural regeneration offers a cheaper alternative to active reforestation and has the potential to become the predominant way of restoring degraded tropical landscapes at large-scale. We conducted a meta-analysis for tropical regions and quantified the relationships between both ecological and socioeconomic factors and biodiversity responses in naturally regenerating areas. Biogeographic realms, past disturbance, and the human development index (HDI) were used as explanatory variables for biodiversity responses.