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* From Fragmentation to Forest Resurgence: Paradigms, Representations, and Practices

Susanna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Christine Padoch

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter introduces the organizing principle of both the volume and the conference that gave rise to it—an argument that counters the “apocalyptic vision” that monopolizes both the popular and ... More


* Effects of Human Activities on Successional Pathways: Case Studies from Lowland Wet Forests of Northeastern Costa Rica

Robin L. Chazdon, Braulio Vilchez Alvarado, Susan G. Letcher, Amanda Wendt, and U. Uzay Sezen

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Human activities superimpose complexity onto spatially and temporally variable successional processes. Biotic and anthropogenic legacies of land-use transitions and forest regrowth are intricately ... More


* Pan-Tropical Perspectives on Forest Resurgence

Alan Grainger

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Deforestation and forest degradation have so dominated the discourses about forest trend that the evidence for natural forest regeneration has been limited by the fact that no one thought to collect ... More


* Re-Greening the Sahel: Linking Adaptation to Climate Change, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development in Drylands

Chris Reij

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on forest recovery in Niger, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Although Niger is perceived as environmentally degraded and in permanent crisis, there has been large-scale ... More


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