Regenerating Tropical Forests

Good news dor the tropics! Puerto Rico, for example, has more forest cover than 100 years ago.

Repeating Islands

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This article by Christine Buckley appeared in UCONN Today. Here’s an excerpt. FOllow the link below to continue reading.

Researchers and nonprofit leaders representing 14 countries convened at UConn last week to begin work on a global five-year, multidisciplinary project to help scientists, governments, and peoples around the world understand and plan for sustainable and socially responsible tropical forest regrowth.

“For a long time scientists have observed deforestation in the tropics, in which you see forest cover going down,” said the project’s principal investigator, Professor Robin Chazdon of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). “But for a variety of reasons, deforestation rates are now slowly declining. In some cases forests are now coming back, and it’s urgent that we act to bring these forests back in the best ways we can.”

Called PARTNERS, which stands for People and Reforestation in the Tropics: a Network for Education, Research…

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