publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Forest landscape restoration : reconciling biodiversity conservation with local livelihoods in Ecuador

Middendorp, Romaike Sanne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Tropical forest conversion and agricultural intensification are important drivers of loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services on which local communities depend. Resilient agricultural landscapes are crucial to safeguard food security and adapt to environmental and climate changes. An increasing number of policies and programs target forest landscape restoration but lack the scientific basis to ensure sustainable outcomes. This dissertation explores the potential of forest landscape restoration and its financial instruments to reconcile biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services supply, and human well-being in tropical agricultural landscapes. Focusing on n...
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