Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes. The aim of this book is to explore options to better integrate the diverse dimensions - spatial, disciplinary, sectoral, and scientific - of implementing FLR.
It demonstrates the value of an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to help implement FLR focusing specifically on four issues: understanding the drivers of forest loss and degradation in the context of interdisciplinary responses for FLR; learning from related integrated approaches; governance issues related to FLR as an integrated process; and the management, creation and use of different sources of knowledge in FLR implementation. The emphasis is on recognising the need to take human and institutional factors into consideration, as well as the more obvious biophysical factors. A key aim is to advance and accelerate the practice of FLR, given its importance, particularly in a world facing increasing environmental challenges, notably from climate change.
The first section of the book presents the issue from an analytical and problem-orientated viewpoint, while later sections focus on solutions. It will interest researchers and professionals in forestry, ecology, geography, environmental governance and landscape studies.
"By highlighting the complexity surrounding the FLR process, this volume makes a compelling case for a more multidisciplinary approach to large scale landscape reforestation. Therefore, it is highly recommended reading for foresters, ecologists, and conservation biologists. Acknowledging and dealing with these complexities may perhaps slow down the FLR process in the short term, but may enhance successful forest restoration in the longer term. This is of utmost importance if we want to counter global warming." - Olivier Honnay, The Quartertly Review of Biology (June 2019)
Part I: Why Integration Matters
1. The Need for Integrated Approaches to Forest Landscape Restoration
Stephanie Mansourian and John Parrotta
2. Integration for Restoration: Reflecting on Lessons Learned from Past Silo Strongholds
Rachel Carmenta and Bhaskar Vira
3. Considering Diverse Knowledge Systems in Forest Landscape Restoration
Frank K. Lake, Christian Giardina, John Parrotta and Iain Davidson-Hunt
4. Power, Inequality and Rights: A Political Ecology of Forest Restoration
Nitin D. Rai, Suhas Bhasme and Poorna Balaji
Part II: Approaches, Systems and Processes
5. Social-Ecological Systems and Forest Landscape Restoration
Anastasia Yang, Imogen Bellwood-Howard and Melvin Lippe
6. Integrated Landscape Approaches to Forest Restoration
Jeffrey Sayer and Agni Boedhihartono
7. Forest Landscape Restoration and Land Sparing-Sharing: Shifting the Debate towards Nature’s Contribution to People
Agnieszka Latawiec, Juliana Silveira dos Santos, Veronica Maioli, André B. Junqueira, Renato Crouzeilles, Catarina Jakovac, Fernanda Tubenchlak and Bernardo Strassburg
8. Linking forest conservation and food security through agroecology: insights for Forest Landscape Restoration
Kristina van Dexter and Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers
Part III: Integrated Decision-Making in Forest Landscape Restoration
9. Stakeholders and Forest Landscape Restoration: Who decides what to restore, why and where?
10. Tenure, Property Rights and Forest Landscape Restoration
Wil de Jong, Marieke van der Zon, Andrea Flores Urushima, Yeo-Chang Youn, Jinlong Liu and Ning Li
11. Polycentric Governance and Forest Landscape Restoration: Considering Local Needs, Knowledge Types, and Democratic Principles
R. Patrick Bixler, Theresa Jedd and Carina Wyborn
12.Integration of Traditional and Western Knowledge in Forest Landscape Restoration
Frank K. Lake, John Parrotta, Christian Giardina, Iain Davidson-Hunt and Yadav Uprety
Part IV: Synthesis and Conclusions
13. Putting the Pieces Together: Integration for Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation
John Parrotta and Stephanie Mansourian
This series brings together a wide collection of volumes addressing diverse aspects of forests and forestry and draws on a range of disciplinary perspectives. Titles cover the full range of forest science and include the biology, ecology, biodiversity, restoration, management (including silviculture and timber production), geography and environment (including climate change), socio-economics, anthropology, policy, law and governance. The series aims to demonstrate the important role of forests in nature, peoples’ livelihoods and in contributing to broader sustainable development goals. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, professionals, policy-makers and concerned members of civil society. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).