Here you can find all available SUPERB resources as well as selected readings and studies on forest restoration, among other materials and publications.

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Forest Restoration Talks

Webinar 1: If nature is the solution, what is the problem? Forest Restoration Talk with John Stanturf (InNovaSilva, Estonian University of Life Sciences)
Webinar 2: Biodiversity as a key asset for forest restoration in Europe. Forest Restoration Talk with Bart Muys (KU Leuven)
Webinar 3: Forest Landscape Restoration and local community involvement: delivering on the promises to succeed in restoration. Forest Restoration Talk with Markus Höhl (International Climate Initiative)
Webinar 4: European forest restoration: urgently needed, but where and how? Forest Restoration Talk with SUPERB Work Package leaders
Webinar 5: Governments commit to forest restoration. But what does it take to restore forests? Forest Restoration Talk with Stephanie Mansourian ( and Mercy Derkyi (University of Energy and Natural Resources)
Webinar 6: “Billions of trees? The how, where and don’ts of tree planting”. Forest Restoration Talk with Giorgio Vacchiano (University of Milan)
Webinar 7: “Restoration Policy Accelerator: A journey to inspire, innovate and streamline restoration policies”. Forest Restoration Talk with René Zamora-Cristales (World Resources Institute)
Webinar 8: “Situating forest restoration with digital methods”. Forest Restoration Talk with Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru (King’s College London) and Rina Tsubaki (European Forest Institute)
Webinar 9: “Public perceptions of Forest Landscape Restoration across the world”. Forest Restoration Talk with Moses Kazungu (WSL Research), Vianny Ahimbisibwe (Thünen Institute) and Åsa Granberg (SUPERB Swedish demo, Västerbotten County Administration)

Video interviews

The cost of putting the environment on the backburner
By SUPERB researchers Thomas Lundhede, Joseph Bull, Sophus zu Ermgassen, Niels Strange,
Qian Liu, Charlotte Süring, Sven Wunder and Bo Jellesmark Thorsen

Comments on the draft Nature Restoration Law
By the EU-funded projects SUPERB, MERLIN, REST-COAST, WaterLANDS and PONDERFUL

Forest Biodiversity in Europe

EFI’s “From Science to Policy” series

This study focuses on how we can effectively maintain and enhance forest biodiversity in Europe. It looks at what is at stake, the current external and internal threats to forest biodiversity and makes recommendations for how we should respond – both in terms of forest management, and also in terms of the policy landscape and finance. Download the study.

Nature as an Asset Class or Public Good?

The Economic Case for Increased Public Investment to Achieve Biodiversity Targets


Katie Kedward (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose)

Sophus O. S. E. zu Ermgassen (University of Oxford – Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science)

Josh Ryan-Collins (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose)

Sven Wunder (EFI and Center for International Forestry Research – CIFOR)

Download the study

Heavy reliance on private finance alone will not deliver conservation goals


Katie Kedward & Josh Ryan-Collins (Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London, London, UK)

Sophus zu Ermgassen (Department of Biology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)

Sven Wunder (European Forest Institute, Barcelona, Spain)

Download the commentary

Policy responses to the Ukraine crisis threaten European biodiversity

SUPERB researchers Niels Strange from the University of Copenhagen and Joseph William Bull from Kent University recently contributed to the “Correspondence” section of the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, elaborating on the policy movement away from Russia as a response to the Ukraine crisis and how the recent EU changes to land use policy could jeopardize hard-won gains in efforts to combat biodiversity decline in Europe. Read the article.

SUPERB project presentation