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Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Robin L. Chazdon


This book brings tropical regenerating forests into clear focus, synthesizing information from hundreds of studies of forest regeneration following different types and intensities of disturbance across different regions and forest types. Chapter 1 illustrates different perceptions of tropical forests, and discusses the extent of regenerating forests across tropical regions. Chapters 2 and 3 explore the legacies of ancient human occupation and land uses in the tropics. Forest dynamics (Chapter 4) reflect responses to disturbances at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Chapter 5 provide ... More

Keywords: Biodiversity, ecosystem services, land use, recovery, reforestation regeneration, regrowth, resilience, succession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226117911
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin L. Chazdon, author