Photo: M. Pykkönen
The Stockholm Resilience Center recently covered a study of forest regulation and regeneration in Madagascar. The study, just released in the new book Reforesting Landscapes (Springer, 2010), looks at the interaction of social and ecological processes and how the southern dry forest was able to regenerate. In this case, taboos, informal rules and social networks played a major role in facilitating the resiliency of these forests.
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