Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes. The aim of this book is to explore options to better integrate the diverse dimensions - spatial, disciplinary, sectoral, and scientific - of implementing FLR.
It demonstrates the value of an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to help implement FLR focusing specifically on four issues: understanding the drivers of forest loss and degradation in the context of interdisciplinary responses for FLR; learning from related integrated approaches; governance issues related to FLR as an integrated process; and the management, creation and use of different sources of knowledge in FLR implementation. The emphasis is on recognising the need to take human and institutional factors into consideration, as well as the more obvious biophysical factors. A key aim is to advance and accelerate the practice of FLR, given its importance, particularly in a world facing increasing environmental challenges, notably from climate change.
The first section of the book presents the issue from an analytical and problem-orientated viewpoint, while later sections focus on solutions. It will interest researchers and professionals in forestry, ecology, geography, environmental governance and landscape studies.
Part I: Why Integration Matters
1. The Need for Integrated Approaches to Forest Landscape Restoration
2. Integration for Restoration: Reflecting on Lessons Learned from Past Silo Strongholds
3. Considering Diverse Knowledge Systems in Forest Landscape Restoration
4. Power, Inequality and Rights: A Political Ecology of Forest Restoration
Part II: Approaches, Systems and Processes
5. Social-Ecological Systems and Forest Landscape Restoration
6. Integrated Landscape Approaches to Forest Restoration
7. Forest Landscape Restoration and Land Sparing-Sharing: Shifting the Debate towards Nature’s Contribution to People
8. Linking forest conservation and food security through agroecology: insights for Forest Landscape Restoration
Part III: Integrated Decision-Making in Forest Landscape Restoration
9. Stakeholders and Forest Landscape Restoration: Who decides what to restore, why and where?
10. Tenure, Property Rights and Forest Landscape Restoration
11. Polycentric Governance and Forest Landscape Restoration: Considering Local Needs, Knowledge Types, and Democratic Principles
12.Integration of Traditional and Western Knowledge in Forest Landscape Restoration
Part IV: Synthesis and Conclusions
13. Putting the Pieces Together: Integration for Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation
Code: - 9781138084292
Year: - 2018 08 (Aug)
Authors: - Stephanie Mansourian, John Parrotta (Editors)