Regreening the Bare Hills

Tropical Forest Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • David Lamb

Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. David Lamb
    Pages 135-155
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 531-547

About this book


In Regreening the Bare Hills: Tropical Forest Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region, David Lamb explores how reforestation might be carried out both to conserve biological diversity and to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor. While both issues have attracted considerable attention in recent years, this book takes a significant step, by integrating ecological and silvicultural knowledge within the context of the social and economic issues that can determine the success or failure of tropical forest landscape restoration.

Describing new approaches to the reforestation of degraded lands in the Asia-Pacific tropics, the book reviews current approaches to reforestation throughout the region, paying particular attention to those which incorporate native species – including in multi-species plantations. It presents case studies from across the Asia-Pacific region and discusses how the silvicultural methods needed to manage these ‘new’ plantations will differ from conventional methods. It also explores how reforestation might be made more attractive to smallholders and how trade-offs between production and conservation are most easily made at a landscape scale. The book concludes with a discussion of how future forest restoration may be affected by some current ecological and socio-economic trends now underway.

The book represents a valuable resource for reforestation managers and policy makers wishing to promote these new silvicultural approaches, as well as for conservationists, development experts and researchers with an interest in forest restoration. Combining a theoretical-research perspective with practical aspects of restoration, the book will be equally valuable to practitioners and academics, while the lessons drawn from these discussions will have relevance elsewhere throughout the tropics.


Degraded Landscape Rehabilitation Restoration Tropical forest

Authors and affiliations

  • David Lamb
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Mined Land RehabilitationUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9869-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9870-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0427
  • Series Online ISSN 1566-0427
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