The destruction of tropical forest is a major contributor to biodiversity loss and the climate crisis. In response, conservationists and scientists like us are debating how to best catalyse recovery of these forests. How do you take a patch of earth littered with tree stumps, or even a grassy pasture or palm oil plantation, and turn it back into a thriving forest filled with its original species?
Bibliographical noteDavid Burslem received funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council that contributed to this research.
Christopher Philipson now works for the tropical forest protection developer Permian Global https://permianglobal.com
Mark Cutler received funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. The authors worked with the South East Asian Rainforest Research Programme on the project in Malaysia.
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