Journal article

Enhancing feasibility: Incorporating a socio-ecological systems framework into restoration planning

Sugeng Budiharta, Erik Meijaard, Jessie A Wells, Nicola K Abram, Kerrie A Wilson

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Forest restoration is the counterforce to deforestation. In many parts of the world it mitigates forest loss and degradation, but success rates vary. Socio-political variables are important predictors of effectiveness of restoration activities, indicating that restoration strategies need to be locally adapted. Yet, contextual assessments of the biophysical, social and political characteristics of forest restoration are rare. Here, we integrate a social-ecological systems framework with systematic decision-making to inform forest restoration planning. We illustrate this approach through a prioritization analysis in a community-based forest restoration context in Paser District, East Kalimanta..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Enrico Di Minin for discussions on Zonation and Muhammad Yusuf for providing occupational statistics data. SB was supported by an Australian Awards Scholarship and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (ARC-CEED). KAW was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. EM was supported by an Arcus Foundation grant. JW was supported by the ARC-CEED.