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High Diversity Forest Restoration in Degraded Areas: Methods and Projects in Brazil

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Ribeiro-Rodrigues, R., Venâncio-Martins, S. & Gandolfi, S. 2007, High Diversity Forest Restoration in Degraded Areas: Methods and Projects in Brazil, Nova Science Publishers, New York.


  • Universidad de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Universidad Ferderal de Vicosa, Brazil


Nova Publishers

This book is available for purchase at the link above.

Some pages freely available from Google Books at this link.


  • This book addresses different approaches to the restoration of degraded, high diversity tropical and subtropical forests, including methods and empirical results.
  • The first section of the book discusses varying perspective on restoration, while also outlining the theoretical bases of forest restoration.
  • The second section is dedicated to restoration methodologies with a focus on the importance of considering regional floristic diversity and species mixtures for restoration success.
  • The final section highlights "new frontiers" and includes the following themes: commercial reforestation, management of degraded forest fragments, seedling transfer, environmental education as it relates to degraded area restoration, and GIS as a tool to identify degraded areas and vegetal cover. 
  • Several case studies are also described within the context of forest restoration in Brazil.

Geographical Region

  • Coastal Atlantic South America
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • Brazil
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