Restoration Stories

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Modeling assisted migration to adapt forests to climate change

Modeling assisted migration to adapt forests to climate change

Sep 17, 2023

#RestorationStory by Debojyoti Chakraborty Did you know that forest trees have evolved at species and population levels to adapt to the local environment in which they grow? Such local adaptations lead to genetically differentiated populations, with traits that enable them to adapt to biotic and abiotic stress factors. Climate change is likely to exert tremendous pressure on forests and their ecosystem services. As the climate changes, forest tree populations are…

What can Google Image search results tell us about human-forest relationships? 

What can Google Image search results tell us about human-forest relationships? 

May 31, 2023

#RestorationStory by Rina Tsubaki (EFI)  While public perception research on forests often uses surveys and questionnaires as data collection methods, there are many other ways to inquire about how society perceives and interacts with them. These…

Forests: why “doing nothing” can’t be the cure

Forests: why “doing nothing” can’t be the cure

May 15, 2023

#RestorationStory by Maaike de Graaf A few weeks ago, I visited my son who is studying in Scotland. He took me for a walk in the Cairngorns, the UK’s largest National Park, which is a fantastic…

Monitoring biodiversity around Europe’s largest planted forest

Monitoring biodiversity around Europe’s largest planted forest

May 8, 2023

#Restoration Story by Priscila Jordão (EFI) Is there room for biodiversity around Europe’s largest planted forest? The second SUPERB General Assembly took our 36 partners and Advisory Board members on a trip to the Landes forest…

Stories as enablers for ‘deepscaling’ forest restoration 

Stories as enablers for ‘deepscaling’ forest restoration 

Apr 20, 2023

#RestorationStory by Rina Tsubaki (EFI) Science is the key to the future of our forests. Without it, we cannot restore and make forests resilient to climate change. But is science really all we need? What about…