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Editors: Florencia Montagnini and Christopher Finney (Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA)
Book Description:
Today, reforestation in Latin America is more than planting trees in formerly forested landscapes. Rather, reforestation with native trees, in both mixed and pure plantations, can restore degraded pasturelands and can also foster regeneration under the plantations’ canopies. The planted trees can later be harvested, and the released understory can provide a regenerating forest to be managed for future economic profits, as well as biodiversity and other environmental services. Reforestation strategies can also include non-timber forest products with economic, medicinal, social and aesthetic values and services. This book discusses the economic and ecological benefits of forest restoration in Latin America. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Section 1: Ecological and Silvicultural Aspects of Plantation-Based Restoration pp.1-2

Can Tree Plantations Serve as Catalysts of Secondary Forest Succession?
(Florencia Montagnini)pp.3-28

Watershed Restoration Using Native Species: Pomar Stream, Eldorado, Misiones, Argentina
(Sara Barth, Beatriz Irene Eibl, Florencia Montagnini, Jose Palavecino, and Juan Carlos Korazik) pp.29-50

Seed Sourcing Recommendations for Forest Restoration: Impacts of Tree Isolation on Progeny Performance of Cedar and Mahogany in the Neotropics
(Carlos Navarro, Stephen Cavers, and Andrew Lowe)pp.51-62

Amelioration of Growing Conditions in Mixed Species Plantation of Terminalia amazonia and Nitrogen-fixing Dalbergia retusa
(Dylan Craven, Norma Cedeño, Emilio Mariscal, Jose Deago, Mark H. Wishnie, and Jefferson S. Hall) pp.63-80

A Comparison of Growth and Yield among Four Native and One Exotic Tree Species on Plantations on Six Farms at Las Lajas, Chiriqui Province, Western Panama
(Sergio Lam Bent, Florencia Montagnini, and Christopher Finney)pp.81-96

Productivity, Growth and Timber Yield of Hyeronima alchorneoides Allemao (Pilón) Plantations in Costa Rica
(Héctor de los Santos-Posadas, Marcelino Montero-Mata, J. René Valdez-Lazalde, and Markku Kanninen)pp.97-112

Section 2: Restoration of Biological Diversity in Degraded Forest Landscapes pp.113-114

Living Fences as Linear Extensions of Forest Remnants: a Strategy for Restoration of Connectivity in Agricultural Landscapes
(Wendy Francesconi, Florencia Montagnini, and Muhammad Ibrahim)pp.115-126

Diversity of Lepidoptera in Pure and Mixed Plantations of Eight Native Tree Species at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica
(Tracy Monique Magellan, Florencia Montagnini, and José Joaquin Montero)pp.127-144

In vitro Seedling Production for Sustainable Use of Orchids by the Guarani Indigenous Community in the Atlantic Interior Forests of Northeastern Argentina
(Fernando Niella, Patricia Rocha, and Valeria Morales)pp.145-156

Section 3: Social, Economic and Policy Issues in Landscape Restoration pp.157-158

Community Perceptions of the Degradation and Restoration of Forest Ecosystems in Southeastern Hidalgo State, Mexico
(Maria Raimunda Araújo Santana, Florencia Montagnini, Alfonso Suárez Islas, Celina Palacios Mendoza, Ramón Razo Zárate, and Leopoldo Mohedano Caballero) pp.159-172

Strategies for Cost-effective Native Species Restoration in the Sub-Tropical Atlantic Forest of Southern Brazil
(Matthew Brewer) pp.173-196

Payment for Environmental Services to Encourage the Adoption of Silvo-Pastoral Systems in Agricultural Landscapes Dominated by Cattle in Latin America
(Muhammad Ibrahim, Francisco Cassasola, Cristobal Villanueva, Enrique Murgueitio, Elías Ramirez, Joel Sáenz, and Claudia Sepúlveda)pp.197-220

Municipal Land Use Legislation and Sustainable Plantation Forestry: a Case Study of Southern São Paulo, Brazil
(Christopher Finney)pp.221-236

Index pp.237-244

   Series:
      Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 1st quarter
   Pages: 7 x 19, 244.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-131-2
   Status: AV
  
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