Restoration interventions mediate tropical tree recruitment dynamics over time

Andy Kulikowski, Rakan Zahawi, Kai Zhu, Leland Werden & Karen Holl
Forest restoration is increasingly heralded as a global strategy to conserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change, yet long-term studies that compare the effects of different restoration strategies on tree recruit demographics are lacking. We measured tree recruit survival and growth annually in three restoration treatments ‒ natural regeneration, applied nucleation, and tree plantations ‒ replicated at 13 sites in southern Costa Rica, and evaluated the changes over a decade. Early-successional seedlings had 14% higher survival...
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