Forest restoration is on the rise, but how we go about it is crucial

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The leap from policymakers’ pledges to effective forest restoration by practitioners needs support from science. Image: Unsplash/Sergei A

Lander Baeten
Associate professor conservation ecology, Ghent University
Charlotte Grossiord
Professor of environmental sciences and engineering, EPFL – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Christian Messier
Full professor, forest ecology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Haben Blondeel
Postdoctoral associate, Ghent University
Hervé Jactel
Director of Environmental Research, Inrae
Joannès Guillemot
Researcher in forest ecophysiology, Cirad
Kris Verheyen
Professor, forest ecology and management, Ghent University
Michael Scherer-Lorenzen
Professor, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, University of Freiburg
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An X-ray scan of a core sample from a lime tree forest restoration
Forest restoration: An X-ray scan of a core sample from a lime tree (Tilia cordata) growing in the Belgian experiment FORBIO. The left is the centre of the tree, the right shows the bark. Annual growth is visible as individual bands, with broader bands corresponding to years of higher growth. Image: Lander Baeten/Ghent University,


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