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A new era in forest restoration monitoring

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de Almeida, Danilo R. A. [1] ; Stark, Scott C. [2] ; Valbuena, Ruben [3] ; Broadbent, Eben N. [4] ; Silva, Thiago S. F. [5] ; de Resende, Angelica F. [6] ; Ferreira, Matheus P. [7] ; Cardil, Adrian [8] ; Silva, Carlos A. [9] ; Amazonas, Nino [1] ; Zambrano, Angelica M. A. [10] ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. [1]
Total Authors: 12
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo USP ESALQ, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr, Dept Forest Sci, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Michigan State Univ, Dept Forestry, E Lansing, MI 48824 - USA
[3] Bangor Univ, Sch Nat Sci, Bangor, Gwynedd - Wales
[4] Univ Florida, Sch Forest Resources & Conservat, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
[5] Univ Stirling, Fac Nat Sci, Div Biol & Environm Sci, Stirling - Scotland
[6] Natl Inst Amazonian Res INPA, Coordinat Environm Studies CDAM, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[7] Mil Inst Engn IME, Cartog Engn Sect, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[8] Univ Lleida, Dept Vegetal Prod & Forestry Sci, Lleida - Spain
[9] NASA, Biosci Lab, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20707 - USA
[10] Univ Florida, Dept Tourism Recreat & Sport Management, Gainesville, FL - USA
Total Affiliations: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: RESTORATION ECOLOGY; v. 28, n. 1 NOV 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Monitoring ecological restoration has been historically dependent on traditional inventory methods based on detailed information obtained from field plots. New paradigms are now needed to successfully achieve restoration as a large-scale, long-lasting transformative process. Fortunately, advances in technology now allow for unprecedented shifts in the way restoration has been planned, implemented, and monitored. Here, we describe our vision on how the use of new technologies by a new generation of restoration ecologists may revolutionize restoration monitoring in the coming years. The success of the many ambitious restoration programs planned for the coming decade will rely on effective monitoring, which is an essential component of adaptive management and accountability. The development of new remote sensing approaches and their application to a restoration context open new avenues for expanding our capacity to assess restoration performance over unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. A new generation of scientists, which have a background in remote sensing but are getting more and more involved with restoration, will certainly play a key role for making large-scale restoration monitoring a viable human endeavor in the coming decade-the United Nations' decade on ecosystem restoration. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/21338-3 - Monitoring forest landscape restoration from unmanned aerial vehicles using Lidar and hyperspectral remote sensing
Grantee:Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/18416-2 - Understanding restored forests for benefiting people and nature - NewFor
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/14697-0 - Monitoring the demography and diversity of forests undergoing restoration using a drone-lidar-hyperspectral system
Grantee:Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor