sUCCESS – Pantropical forest succession

1st meeting: 16.-20.12.2019
2nd meeting 29.11-3.12.2021

Third meeting: 21.-25.11.2022

PIs:Lourens Poorter, Nadja Rueger and Michiel van Breugel

Tropical secondary forests cover 25% of tropical forest landscapes and play an increasingly important role in delivering ecosystem services, such as biodiversity conservation or carbon storage. We will combine conceptual synthesis, data-driven pantropical analysis, and mech-anistic modeling to elucidate demographic and environmental drivers of tropical forest succession at local to continental scales. The results allow to make evidence-based decisions on how to manage secondary succession as the natural engine of forest restoration, and to de-sign effective forest restoration strategies.

Lucy Amissah (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana); Frans Bongers (Wageningen University & Research); Robin Chazdon (University of Connecticut (USA), University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia)); Dylan Craven (Universidad Mayor Santiago de Chile); Caroline Farrior (University of Texas at Austin);  Bruno Herault (Cirad); Catarina Jakovac (Wageningen University); Stephan Kambach (iDiv); Jorge Meave del Castillo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); Rodrigo Muñoz Aviles (Wageningen University & Research); Natalia Norden (Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Bogotá); Lourens Poorter (Wageningen University & Research); Nadja Rüger (iDiv); Michiel van Breugel (Yale-NUS College Singapore); Masha van der Sande (Wageningen University and Research)



Lourens Poorter, Dylan Craven, Catarina C. Jakovac, Masha T. van der Sande, Lucy Amissah, Frans Bongers, Robin L. Chazdon, Caroline E. Farrior, Stephan Kambach, Jorge A. Meave, Rodrigo Muñoz, Natalia Norden, Nadja Rüger et al. (2021): Multi-dimensional tropical forest recovery, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.abh3629


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