Regrowing a tropical forest - is it better to plant trees or leave it to nature?

David Burslem, Christopher D. Philipson, Mark E.J. Cutler

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Abstract

The destruction of tropical forest is a major contributor to biodiversity loss and the climate crisis. In response, conservationists and scientists like us are debating how to best catalyse recovery of these forests. How do you take a patch of earth littered with tree stumps, or even a grassy pasture or palm oil plantation, and turn it back into a thriving forest filled with its original species?
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Deforestation
  • Rainforests
  • Malaysia
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Tropical forests
  • Interdisciplinary thinking

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