Restoration of Seasonal Semi-Deciduous Forests in Brazil: Influence of Age and Restoration Design on Forest Structure

Maluf de Souza, F. and J.L. Ferreira Batista

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With the high rates of deforestation in tropical regions, the restoration of degraded lands has become an important way for maintaining the diversity of plant communities and for creating wildlife habitats. Evaluating the success of restored areas is essential for improving restoration designs and for successfully restoring such complex ecosystems. In this study, the development of restoration forests with respect to age (5, 9 and 10 years old) and the restoration models used (proportion of pioneer trees) was assessed along the margins of Companhia Energetica do Estado de Sao Paulo (CESP) reservoirs, located in the region of Pontal do Pananapanema, in Sao Paulo state, southeastern Brazil.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Forest Ecology and Management