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    Author(s): John StanturfBrian J. Palik; Mary I. Williams; R. Kasten Dumroese
    Date: 2014
    Source: Journal of Sustainable Forestry 33: S161-S194
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    An estimated 2 billion ha of forests are degraded globally and global change suggests even greater need for forest restoration. Four forest restoration paradigms are identified and discussed: revegetation, ecological restoration, functional restoration, and forest landscape restoration. Restoration is examined in terms of a degraded starting point and an ending point of an idealized natural forest. Global change, climate variability, biotechnology, and synthetic biology pose significant challenges to current restoration paradigms, underscoring the importance of clearly defined goals focused on functional ecosystems. Public debate is needed on acceptable goals; one role for science is to inform and help frame the debate and describe feasibility and probable consequences.

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    Stanturf, John A.; Palik, Brian J.; Williams, Mary I.; Dumroese, R. Kasten; Madsen, Palle. 2014. Forest restoration paradigms. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 33: S161-S194.

    Keywords

    reconstruction, rehabilitation, reclamation, novel ecosystems, intervention ecology

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