Regrowing a tropical forest – is it better to plant trees or leave it to nature?

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Professor of Forest Ecology and Diversity, University of Aberdeen
Christopher Philipson
Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Mark Cutler
Professor of Physical Geography, University of Dundee
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