Course detail

LCF5880 - Ecological Restoration

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
4 weeks
120 hours

Joannès Guillemot
Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion
Ricardo Augusto Gorne Viani

To capacitate students for the development of technical and research projects on ecological restoration

- History of ecosystem degradation and restoration
- Ecological basis for restoration
- Socioeconomic and legal bases for restoration
- Restoration of forest ecosystems
- Restoration of non-forest ecosystems
- Research in restoration ecology
- Ecological restoration projects
- Practices on scientific writing

Aronson, J., P. H. S. Brancalion, G. Durigan, R. R. Rodrigues, V. L. Enge, M. Tabarelli, J. M. D. Torezan, S. Gandolfi, A. C. G. de Melo, P. Y. Kageyama, M. C. M. Marques, A. G. Nave, S. V. Martins, F. B. Gandara, A. Reis, L. M. Barbosa, and F. R. Scarano. 2011. What Role Should Government Regulation Play in Ecological Restoration? Ongoing Debate in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Restoration Ecology 19:690-695.
Benayas, J. M. R., A. C. Newton, A. Diaz, and J. M. Bullock. 2009. Enhancement of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by Ecological Restoration: A Meta-Analysis. Science 325:1121-1124.
Brancalion, P. H. S. and R. L. Chazdon. 2017. Beyond hectares: four principles to guide reforestation in the context of tropical forest and landscape restoration. Restoration Ecology.
Brancalion, P. H. S., D. Schweizer, U. Gaudare, J. R. Mangueira, F. Lamonato, F. T. Farah, A. G. Nave, and R. R. Rodrigues. 2016. Balancing economic costs and ecological outcomes of passive and active restoration in agricultural landscapes: the case of Brazil. Biotropica 48:856-867.
Brancalion, P.H.S; Gandolfi, S.; Rodrigues, R.R. 2015. Restauração Florestal. São Paulo: Oficina de Textos.
Brancalion, P. H. S., R. A. G. Viani, B. B. N. Strassburg, and R. R. Rodrigues. 2012. Finding the money for tropical forest restoration. Unasylva 63:25-34.
Campoe, O. C., J. L. Stape, and J. C. T. Mendes. 2010. Can intensive management accelerate the restoration of Brazil's Atlantic forests? Forest Ecology and Management 259:1808-1814.
César, R. G., V. S. Moreno, G. D. Coletta, R. L. Chazdon, S. F. B. Ferraz, D. R. A. Almeida, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2017. Early ecological outcomes of natural regeneration and tree plantations for restoring agricultural landscapes. Ecological Applications.
Chazdon, R. L. 2008. Beyond deforestation: Restoring forests and ecosystem services on degraded lands. Science 320:1458-1460.
Chazdon, R. L., P. H. S. Brancalion, D. Lamb, L. Laestadius, M. Calmon, and C. Kumar. 2017. A policy-driven knowledge agenda for global forest and landscape restoration. Conservation Letters 10:125-132.
Chazdon, R. L. and M. R. Guariguata. 2016. Natural regeneration as a tool for large-scale forest restoration in the tropics: prospects and challenges. Biotropica 48:716-730.
Crouzeilles, R., M. Curran, M. S. Ferreira, D. B. Lindenmayer, C. E. V. Grelle, and J. M. R. Benayas. 2016. A global meta-analysis on the ecological drivers of forest restoration success. Nature Communications 7:8.
Crouzeilles, R., M. S. Ferreira, R. L. Chazdon, D. B. Lindenmayer, J. B. B. Sansevero, L. Monteiro, A. Iribarrem, A. E. Latawiec, and B. B. N. Strassburg. 2017. Ecological restoration success is higher for natural regeneration than for active restoration in tropical forests. Science Advances 3:1-7.
Guariguata, M. R. and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2014. Current Challenges and Perspectives for Governing Forest Restoration. Forests 5:3022-3030.
Holl, K. D. 2017. Restoring tropical forests from the bottom up. Science 355:455-456.
Lamb, D., P. D. Erskine, and J. D. Parrotta. 2005. Restoration of degraded tropical forest landscapes. Science 310:1628-1632.
Latawiec, A. E., B. B. N. Strassburg, P. H. S. Brancalion, R. R. Rodrigues, and T. Gardner. 2015. Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:211-218.
Meli, P., K. D. Holl, J. M. R. Benayas, H. P. Jones, P. C. Jones, D. Montoya, and D. M. Mateos. 2017. A global review of past land use, climate, and active vs. passive restoration effects on forest recovery. Plos One 12.
Menz, M. H. M., K. W. Dixon, and R. J. Hobbs. 2013. Hurdles and Opportunities for Landscape-Scale Restoration. Science 339:526-527.
Metzger, J. P. and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2013. Challenges and Opportunities in Applying a Landscape Ecology Perspective in Ecological Restoration: a Powerful Approach to Shape Neolandscapes. Natureza & Conservacao 11:103-107.
Moreno-Mateos, D., E. B. Barbier, P. C. Jones, H. P. Jones, J. Aronson, J. A. Lopez-Lopez, M. L. McCrackin, P. Meli, D. Montoya, and J. M. R. Benayas. 2017. Anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and the recovery debt. Nature Communications 8.
Newmark, W. D., C. N. Jenkins, S. L. Pimm, P. B. McNeally, and J. M. Halley. 2017. Targeted habitat restoration can reduce extinction rates in fragmented forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114:9635-9640.
Palmer, M. A. and J. B. Ruhl. 2015. Aligning restoration science and the law to sustain ecological infrastructure for the future. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:512-519.
Richards, R. C., J. Rerolle, J. Aronson, P. H. Pereira, H. Goncalyes, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2015. Governing a pioneer program on payment for watershed services: Stakeholder involvement, legal frameworks and early lessons from the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Ecosystem Services 16:23-32.
Rodrigues, R. R., S. Gandolfi, A. G. Nave, J. Aronson, T. E. Barreto, C. Y. Vidal, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2011. Large-scale ecological restoration of high-diversity tropical forests in SE Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 261:1605-1613.
Rodrigues, R. R., R. A. F. Lima, S. Gandolfi, and A. G. Nave. 2009. On the restoration of high diversity forests: 30 years of experience in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Biological Conservation 142:1242-1251.
Rodrigues, R.R.; Brancalion, P.H.S.; Isernhagen, I. (Org.). Pacto para a restauração ecológica da Mata Atlântica: referencial dos conceitos e ações de restauração florestal. São Paulo: Instituto BioAtlântica. 2009.
Suding, K., E. Higgs, M. Palmer, J. B. Callicott, C. B. Anderson, M. Baker, J. J. Gutrich, K. L. Hondula, M. C. LaFevor, B. M. H. Larson, A. Randall, J. B. Ruhl, and K. Z. S. Schwartz. 2015. Committing to ecological restoration. Science 348:638-640.
Viani, R. A. G., N. B. Vidas, M. M. Pardi, D. C. V. Castro, E. Gusson, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2015. Animal-dispersed pioneer trees enhance the early regeneration in Atlantic Forest restoration plantations. Natureza & Conservacao 13:41-46.