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Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Forests of Brasil


Laura Jennings

Brazilian Atlantic Forest

The project applies an innovative approach to the development and delivery of practical information for the selection and management of key plant species for restoration of Atlantic forest), its biodiversity and ecosystem services. This is achieved through a process of desk and herbarium-based research, field research and consultation with a range of stakeholders. Data will be integrated and delivered through an interactive web interface. The product will be of benefit to a broad spectrum of land managers and owners in the region, and directly applicable to mining projects in the region. Field-testing of the resource in the context of restoration trials is anticipated but dependent on future developments. The project will develop guidelines and procedures for the wider implementation of this approach.

Project partners and collaborators


Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Brazil
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Project team

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives

William Milliken

Eve Lucas

Justin Moat

Steve Bachman

Daniela Zappi

Eimear Nic Lughadha

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