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dc.contributor.authorElliott, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorChairuangsri, Sutthathorn
dc.contributor.authorKuaraksa, Cherdsak
dc.contributor.authorSangkum, Sudarat
dc.contributor.authorSinhaseni, Kwankhao
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Dia
dc.contributor.authorNippanon, Phuttida
dc.contributor.authorManohan, Benjapan
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T03:55:07Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T03:55:07Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1999-4907
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/f10090732
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389725
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes an early example of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), which resulted from collaboration between a university, local community, and national park authority in the upper Mae Sa Valley, near Chiang Mai City, northern Thailand. Working together, the Hmong community of Ban Mae Sa Mai, Doi Suthep National Park Authority and Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU-CMU) established a chronosequence of trial restoration plots from 1996 to 2013, to test the framework-species method of forest restoration. The project developed successful restoration techniques and gained insights into the factors that influence villagers’ participation in forest restoration. Recovery of forest biomass, carbon storage, structure, biodiversity and ecological functioning exceeded expectations. Villagers appreciated the improved water security resulting from the project, as well as a better relationship with the park authority and increased land security. Recently, however, tree chopping and a breakdown in fire-prevention measures (perhaps symptoms of “project fatigue”) have threatened the sustainability of the plot system. The project demonstrates the importance of a sound scientific basis for forest restoration projects, long-term institutional support, and appropriate funding mechanisms, to achieve sustainability.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalForests
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPlant Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchForestry Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0705
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsForestry
dc.subject.keywordsforest restoration
dc.subject.keywordsframework-species method
dc.titleCollaboration and Conflict-Developing Forest Restoration Techniques for Northern Thailand's Upper Watersheds Whilst Meeting the Needs of Science and Communities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationElliott, S; Chairuangsri, S; Kuaraksa, C; Sangkum, S; Sinhaseni, K; Shannon, D; Nippanon, P; Manohan, B, Collaboration and Conflict-Developing Forest Restoration Techniques for Northern Thailand's Upper Watersheds Whilst Meeting the Needs of Science and Communities, Forests, 2019, 10 (9)
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-12-12T03:53:29Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 by the Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorSinhaseni, Kimmim


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