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Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia

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The paper describes the method and some applications of accelerating the succession from barren land to tropical forest ecosystems following the “Miyawaki method”.

It has been proven that restoration of native forest is possible by collecting seeds and seedlings of climax species in the forest, raising them in a nursery and after adaptation planting the young plants on sites adequately prepared.

The species to be planted were selected from a phytosociological study of comparable sites still covered by natural vegetation.

The paper presents the success of older projects of greenification in Japan and the first steps of an experimental project in Bintulu at the campus of the University of Agriculture of Malaysia. After the success in the earlier steps of the restoration of a tropical forest ecosystem we shall concentrate in the future on rehabilitating and monitoring the development of the field stratum and the soil animal associations of this ecosystem.

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  • Tropical forest restoration
  • Malaysia
  • Dipterocarpaceae
  • succession
  • Japan

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Miyawaki, A. (1993). Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia. In: Lieth, H., Lohmann, M. (eds) Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems. Tasks for vegetation science, vol 30. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2896-6_1

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