To follow our ongoing research updates and publications, you can follow us on ResearchGate – FoRCE.

Journal Theme Issue

Members of the FoRCE team have been Guest Editing a theme issue in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, entitled “Understanding Forest Landscape Restoration: Reinforcing Scientific Foundations for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration”.

Publications central to the FoRCE Project

Marshall, A.R., Waite, C.E., Pfeifer, M., Banin, L., Rakotonarivo, S., Chomba, S., Herbohn, J., Gilmour, D.A., Brown, M. and Chazdon, R., 2023. Fifteen essential science advances needed for effective restoration of the world’s forest landscapes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 378(1867), p.20210065.

Marshall, A.R., Platts, P.J., Chazdon, R.L., Seki, H., Campbell, M.J., Phillips, O.L., Gereau, R.E., Marchant, R., Liang, J., Herbohn, J. and Malhi, Y., 2020. Conceptualising the global forest response to liana proliferationFrontiers in Forests and Global Change3, p.35.

Marshall, A.R., Coates, M.A., Archer, J., Kivambe, E., Mnendendo, H., Mtoka, S., Mwakisoma, R., de Figueiredo, R.J.L. and Njilima, F.M., 2017. Liana cutting for restoring tropical forests: a rare palaeotropical trialAfrican journal of ecology55(3), pp.282-297.

Marshall, A.R., Willcock, S., Platts, P.J., Lovett, J.C., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Latham, J.E., Munishi, P.K.T., Salter, R., Shirima, D.D. and Lewis, S.L., 2012. Measuring and modelling above-ground carbon and tree allometry along a tropical elevation gradientBiological Conservation154, pp.20-33.

Pfeifer, M., Gonsamo, A., Woodgate, W., Cayuela, L., Marshall, A.R., Ledo, A., Paine, T.C., Marchant, R., Burt, A., Calders, K. and Courtney-Mustaphi, C., 2018. Tropical forest canopies and their relationships with climate and disturbance: results from a global dataset of consistent field-based measurementsForest Ecosystems5(1), pp.1-14.

Pfeifer, M., Sallu, S.M., Marshall, A.R., Rushton, S., Moore, E., Shirima, D.D., Smit, J., Kioko, E., Barnes, L., Waite, C. Raes, L., Braunholtz, L., Olivier, P.I., Ishengoma, E., Bowers, S. and Guerreiro-Milheiras, S., 2023. A systems approach framework for evaluating tree restoration interventions for social and ecological outcomes in rural tropical landscapesPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B378(1867), p.20210111.

Waite, C.E., van der Heijden, G.M., Field, R. and Boyd, D.S., 2019. A view from above: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a new tool for assessing liana infestation in tropical forest canopiesJournal of Applied Ecology56(4), pp.902-912.

Waite, C.E., van der Heijden, G.M., Field, R., Burslem, D., Dalling, J.W., Nilus, R., Rodríguez-Ronderos, M. E., Marshall, A.R., and Boyd, D.S., 2022. Landscape-scale drivers of liana load across a Southeast Asian forest canopy differ to the Neotropics. Journal of Ecology.

Wills, A.R., Marshall A.R., Shirima D.D., Villemaire-Côté, O., Platts, P., Knight S.J., Loveridge, R., Seki H., Waite, C.E., Munishi P.K.T., Herman, L., Bernal B., Pfeifer, M., 2023. A practice-led assessment of landscape restoration potential in a biodiversity hotspot. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 378(1867), p.20210070.

Other selected publications by project collaborators

Campbell, M.J., Edwards, W., Magrach, A., Alamgir, M., Porolak, G., Mohandass, D. and Laurance, W.F., 2018. Edge disturbance drives liana abundance increase and alteration of liana–host tree interactions in tropical forest fragments. Ecology and Evolution8(8), pp.4237-4251.

Campbell, M.J., Edwards, W., Magrach, A., Laurance, S.G., Alamgir, M., Porolak, G. and Laurance, W.F., 2017. Forest edge disturbance increases rattan abundance in tropical rain forest fragments. Scientific Reports7(1), pp.1-12.

Campbell, M., Magrach, A. and Laurance, W.F., 2015. Liana diversity and the future of tropical forests. In Biodiversity of lianas (pp. 255-274). Springer, Cham.

Campbell, M. J., Edwards, W., Odell, E., Mohandass, D. and Laurance, W. F. 2015. Can lianas assist in rainforest restoration? Tropical Conservation Science Vol.8 (1): 257-273

Campbell, M., Laurance, W.F. and Magrach, A., 2015. Ecological effects of lianas in fragmented forests. Ecology of lianas, pp.443-450.

Chazdon, R.L., Lindenmayer, D., Guariguata, M.R., Crouzeilles, R., Benayas, J.M.R. and Chavero, E.L., 2020. Fostering natural forest regeneration on former agricultural land through economic and policy interventions. Environmental Research Letters15(4), p.043002.

Chazdon, R. and Brancalion, P., 2019. Restoring forests as a means to many ends. Science365(6448), pp.24-25.

Chazdon, R.L., 2019. Towards more effective integration of tropical forest restoration and conservation. Biotropica51(4), pp.463-472.

Chazdon, R.L., Brancalion, P.H., Lamb, D., Laestadius, L., Calmon, M. and Kumar, C., 2017. A policy‐driven knowledge agenda for global forest and landscape restoration. Conservation Letters10(1), pp.125-132.

Chazdon, R.L. and Guariguata, M.R., 2016. Natural regeneration as a tool for large‐scale forest restoration in the tropics: prospects and challenges. Biotropica48(6), pp.716-730.

Chazdon, R.L. and Uriarte, M., 2016. Natural regeneration in the context of large‐scale forest and landscape restoration in the tropics. Biotropica48(6), pp.709-715.

Chazdon, R.L., Broadbent, E.N., Rozendaal, D.M., Bongers, F., Zambrano, A.M.A., Aide, T.M., Balvanera, P., Becknell, J.M., Boukili, V., Brancalion, P.H. and Craven, D., 2016. Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics. Science Advances2(5), p.e1501639.

Chazdon, R.L., 2013. Making tropical succession and landscape reforestation successful. Journal of Sustainable Forestry32(7), pp.649-658.

Enghoff, H., 2020. A mountain of millipedes VIII. The genus Aquattuor Frederiksen, 2013 revisited–a new species from the Udzungwa Mts, Tanzania, another from the Nguru Mts and introduction of the first pair of male legs as a source of taxonomic characters (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Odontopygidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, (626).

Enghoff, H., 2018. A mountain of millipedes VII: The genus Eviulisoma Silvestri, 1910, in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, and related species from other Eastern Arc Mountains. With notes on Eoseviulisoma Brolemann, 1920, and Suohelisoma Hoffman, 1963 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, (445).

Enghoff, H., 2017. A new species of the Chaleponcus dabagaensis-group from Mount Rungwe, Tanzania-support for an extended concept of the Eastern Arc Mountains (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Odontopygidae). Zootaxa4353(2), pp.389-392.

Gereau, R.E., Cumberlidge, N., Hemp, C., Hochkirch, A., Jones, T., Kariuki, M., Lange, C.N., Loader, S.P., Malonza, P.K., Menegon, M. and Kariuki Ndang’ang’a, P., 2016. Globally threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Arc mountains and coastal forests of Kenya and Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History105(1), pp.115-201.

Hall, J.M., Burgess, N.D., Rantala, S., Vihemaeki, H., Jambiya, G., Gereau, R.E., Makonda, F., Njilima, F., Sumbi, P. and Kizaji, A., 2014. Ecological and social outcomes of a new protected area in Tanzania. Conservation Biology28(6), pp.1512-1521.

Herbohn, J.L., Vanclay, J., Ngyuen, H., Le, H.D., Baynes, J., Harrison, S.R., Cedamon, E., Smith, C., Firn, J., Gregorio, N.O. and Mangaoang, E., 2014. Inventory procedures for smallholder and community woodlots in the Philippines: methods, initial findings and insights. Small-scale forestry13(1), pp.79-100.

Hu, J., Herbohn, J., Chazdon, R.L., Baynes, J. and Vanclay, J., 2020. Above-ground biomass recovery following logging and thinning over 46 years in an Australian tropical forest. Science of The Total Environment, p.139098.

Liang, J., Crowther, T.W., Picard, N., Wiser, S., Zhou, M., Alberti, G., Schulze, E.D., McGuire, A.D., Bozzato, F., Pretzsch, H. and De-Miguel, S., 2016. Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests. Science354(6309), p.aaf8957.

Liang, J., Zhou, M., Tobin, P.C., McGuire, A.D. and Reich, P.B., 2015. Biodiversity influences plant productivity through niche–efficiency. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences112(18), pp.5738-5743.

Liang, J. and Picard, N., 2013. Matrix model of forest dynamics: An overview and outlook. Forest Science59(3), pp.359-378.

Liang, J., 2012. Mapping large-scale forest dynamics: a geospatial approach. Landscape ecology27(8), pp.1091-1108.

Loveridge, R., Sallu, S.M., Pfeifer, M., Oldekop, J.A., Mgaya, M., da Silva, D.A., Latham, J., Platts, P.J. and Marshall, A.R., 2021. Certified community forests positively impact human wellbeing and conservation effectiveness and improve the performance of nearby national protected areas. Conservation Letters14(6), p.e12831.

Loveridge, R., Sallu, S.M., Pesha, I.J. and Marshall, A.R., 2020. Measuring human wellbeing: A protocol for selecting local indicators. Environmental Science & Policy114, pp.461-469.

Loveridge, R., Wearn, O.R., Vieira, M., Bernard, H. and Ewers, R.M., 2016. Movement behavior of native and invasive small mammals shows logging may facilitate invasion in a tropical rain forest. Biotropica48(3), pp.373-380.

Malhi Y, Franklin J, Seddon N, Solan M, Turner MG, Field CB, Knowlton N. 2020 Climate change and ecosystems: threats, opportunities and solutions. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 375: 20190104.

Malhi, Y., Jackson, T., Patrick Bentley, L., Lau, A., Shenkin, A., Herold, M., Calders, K., Bartholomeus, H. and Disney, M.I., 2018. New perspectives on the ecology of tree structure and tree communities through terrestrial laser scanning. Interface Focus8(2), p.20170052.

Malhi, Y., Girardin, C.A., Goldsmith, G.R., Doughty, C.E., Salinas, N., Metcalfe, D.B., Huaraca Huasco, W., Silva‐Espejo, J.E., del Aguilla‐Pasquell, J., Farfán Amézquita, F. and Aragão, L.E., 2017. The variation of productivity and its allocation along a tropical elevation gradient: a whole carbon budget perspective. New Phytologist214(3), pp.1019-1032.

Marchant, R., Richer, S., Boles, O., Capitani, C., Courtney-Mustaphi, C.J., Lane, P., Prendergast, M.E., Stump, D., De Cort, G., Kaplan, J.O. and Phelps, L., 2018. Drivers and trajectories of land cover change in East Africa: Human and environmental interactions from 6000 years ago to present. Earth-Science Reviews178, pp.322-378.

Marchant, R., 2010. Understanding complexity in savannas: climate, biodiversity and people. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability2(1-2), pp.101-108.

Marshall, A.R., Platts, P.J., Gereau, R.E., Kindeketa, W., Kang’ethe, S. and Marchant, R., 2012. The genus Acacia (Fabaceae) in East Africa: distribution, diversity and the protected area network. Plant Ecology and Evolution145(3), pp.289-301.

Marshall, A.R., Jørgensbye, H.I., Rovero, F., Platts, P.J., White, P.C. and Lovett, J.C., 2010. The species–area relationship and confounding variables in a threatened monkey community. American Journal of Primatology: Official Journal of the American Society of Primatologists72(4), pp.325-336.

Ngute, A.S.K., Dongmo, M.A.K., Effa, J.A.M., Ambombo Onguene, E.M., Fomekong Lontchi, J. and Cuni-Sanchez, A., 2020. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods29(1), pp.16-33.

Ngute, A.S.K., Sonké, B., Nsanyi Sainge, M., Calders, K., Marchant, R. and Cuni‐Sanchez, A., 2020. Investigating above‐ground biomass in old‐growth and secondary montane forests of the Cameroon Highlands. African Journal of Ecology.

Pfeifer, M., Lefebvre, V., Peres, C.A., Banks-Leite, C., Wearn, O.R., Marsh, C.J., Butchart, S.H.M., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Barlow, J., Cerezo, A. and Cisneros, L., 2017. Creation of forest edges has a global impact on forest vertebrates. Nature551(7679), pp.187-191.

Pfeifer, M., Kor, L., Nilus, R., Turner, E., Cusack, J., Lysenko, I., Khoo, M., Chey, V.K., Chung, A.C. and Ewers, R.M., 2016. Mapping the structure of Borneo’s tropical forests across a degradation gradient. Remote Sensing of Environment176, pp.84-97.

Pfeifer, M., Lefebvre, V., Gardner, T.A., Arroyo‐Rodriguez, V., Baeten, L., Banks‐Leite, C., Barlow, J., Betts, M.G., Brunet, J., Cerezo, A. and Cisneros, L.M., 2014. BIOFRAG–a new database for analyzing BIO diversity responses to forest FRAG mentation. Ecology and Evolution4(9), pp.1524-1537.

Pfeifer, M., Lefebvre, V., Gonsamo, A., Pellikka, P.K., Marchant, R., Denu, D. and Platts, P.J., 2014. Validating and linking the GIMMS leaf area index (LAI3g) with environmental controls in tropical Africa. Remote Sensing6(3), pp.1973-1990.

Phillips, O. and Esquivel Muelbert, A., 2018. Rainforests and the Carbon Cycle, Recent Research in the Amazon. Geography Review31(4), pp.22-25.

Phillips, O.L. and Brienen, R.J., 2017. Carbon uptake by mature Amazon forests has mitigated Amazon nations’ carbon emissions. Carbon balance and management12(1), p.1.

Phillips, O.L. and Lewis, S.L., 2014. Evaluating the tropical forest carbon sink. Global change biology20(7), pp.2039-2041.

Platts, P.J., Mason, S.C., Palmer, G., Hill, J.K., Oliver, T.H., Powney, G.D., Fox, R. and Thomas, C.D., 2019. Habitat availability explains variation in climate-driven range shifts across multiple taxonomic groups. Scientific reports9(1), pp.1-10.

Platts, P.J., Omeny, P. and Marchant, R., 2015. AFRICLIM: high-resolution climate projections for ecological applications in Africa. African Journal of Ecology, pp.103-108.

Platts, P.J., Garcia, R.A., Hof, C., Foden, W., Hansen, L.A., Rahbek, C. and Burgess, N.D., 2014. Conservation implications of omitting narrow‐ranging taxa from species distribution models, now and in the future. Diversity and distributions20(11), pp.1307-1320.

Platts, P.J., Burgess, N.D., Gereau, R.E., Lovett, J.C., Marshall, A.R., McClean, C.J., Pellikka, P.K., Swetnam, R.D. and Marchant, R.O.B., 2011. Delimiting tropical mountain ecoregions for conservation. Environmental Conservation38(3), pp.312-324.

Platts, P.J., Ahrends, A., Gereau, R.E., McClean, C.J., Lovett, J.C., Marshall, A.R., Pellikka, P.K., Mulligan, M., Fanning, E. and Marchant, R., 2010. Can distribution models help refine inventory‐based estimates of conservation priority? A case study in the Eastern Arc forests of Tanzania and Kenya. Diversity and Distributions16(4), pp.628-642.

Quang, P.M., Baynes, J., Herbohn, J., Applegate, G. and Keys, M., 2020. The Long-Term Survival and Growth of Enrichment Plantings in Logged Tropical Rainforest in North Queensland, Australia. Forests11(4), p.386.

Quang, P.M., Baynes, J. and Herbohn, J., 2020. The effect of overwood competition on the long-term survival, growth and stocking of underplanted tree species in logged tropical rainforest in north Queensland, Australia. Forest Ecology and Management472, p.118241.

Schoeman, D.S., Schlacher, T.A., Jones, A.R., Murray, A., Huijbers, C.M., Olds, A.D. and Connolly, R.M., 2015. Edging along a warming coast: a range extension for a common sandy beach crab. PLoS One10(11), p.e0141976.

Seki, H.A., Shirima, D.D., Courtney Mustaphi, C.J., Marchant, R. and Munishi, P.K., 2018. The impact of land use and land cover change on biodiversity within and adjacent to Kibasira Swamp in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology56(3), pp.518-527.

Shirima, D.D., Totland, Ø. and Moe, S.R., 2016. The relative importance of vertical soil nutrient heterogeneity, and mean and depth-specific soil nutrient availabilities for tree species richness in tropical forests and woodlands. Oecologia182(3), pp.877-888.

Shirima, D.D., Pfeifer, M., Platts, P.J., Totland, Ø. and Moe, S.R., 2015. Interactions between canopy structure and herbaceous biomass along environmental gradients in moist forest and dry miombo woodland of Tanzania. PloS one10(11).

Shirima, D.D., Totland, Ø., Munishi, P.K. and Moe, S.R., 2015. Does the abundance of dominant trees affect diversity of a widespread tropical woodland ecosystem in Tanzania?. Journal of Tropical Ecology31(4), pp.345-359.

Shirima, D.D., Totland, Ø., Munishi, P.K. and Moe, S.R., 2015. Relationships between tree species richness, evenness and aboveground carbon storage in montane forests and miombo woodlands of Tanzania. Basic and Applied Ecology16(3), pp.239-249.

Shirima, D.D., Munishi, P.K., Lewis, S.L., Burgess, N.D., Marshall, A.R., Balmford, A., Swetnam, R.D. and Zahabu, E.M., 2011. Carbon storage, structure and composition of miombo woodlands in Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains. African Journal of Ecology49(3), pp.332-342.

Smith, J. and Applegate, G., 2004. Could payments for forest carbon contribute to improved tropical forest management?. Forest Policy and Economics6(2), pp.153-167.