9. Restoration of Tropical Forests

  1. Jelte van Andel2 and
  2. James Aronson3
  1. Karen D. Holl

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch9

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Holl, K. D. (2012) Restoration of Tropical Forests, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 3

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. University of California, Environmental Studies Department, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130



  • biome by biome, experiences and lessons;
  • tropical forest restoration;
  • clearing tropical forests, ongoing pressures in restoration;
  • motivation, delivery of ecosystem services;
  • tropical forest clearing, and carbon emissions;
  • autogenic tropical forest recovery, highly variable;
  • the tropics, natural forest recovery and abiotic conditions;
  • restoration strategy, natural resilience of target ecosystems;
  • strategies, in reintroducing plant species;
  • restoring the natural capital, ecosystem goods/services


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Factors Affecting the Rate of Natural Recovery

  • Selecting a Restoration Strategy

  • Strategies for Actively Reintroducing Plant Species

  • Paying for Tropical Restoration

  • Perspectives

  • Acknowledgements