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WF Forestry

Project

Landscape Forestry in the Tropics: REDD+ und Restoration



Landscape Forestry in the Tropics: REDD+ und Restoration | LaForeT · R²

Towards policy approaches for improving livelihoods, sustainable forest management and conservation in forests of selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America (New phase from 2020-2023)

LaForeT explores the impact of policy instruments as well as additional drivers on deforestation and reforestation in the Tropics. It is funded by the Thünen Institute and the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in collaboration with partners in Ecuador, the Philippines and Zambia.

Although deforestation rates remain alarmingly high in the tropics, there are also examples of reforestation, both via natural regeneration and through plantation development. While the effects on climate change are mostly undisputed, the processes of deforestation and reforestation often have unknown consequences for the livelihoods of the local population. In many countries, the development of reference scenarios for deforestation at the national level for the implementation of the REDD+ mechanism is well advanced, but little is known about the effectiveness of global and national policy instruments.

 

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Preliminary Results

List of Publications

  1. 0

    Nansikombi H (2022) Forest governance and its links with deforestation and forest recovery at the local scale in the tropics. München: Technische Universität München, München, Technische Universität, Fakultät Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Diss

  2. 1

    Weber R, Lippe M, Tamayo F, Mfuni T, Come R, Mangabat C, Schneider T, Günter S (2022) How "good" are forest maps in the tropics? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of Forestry, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2022/19a, DOI:10.3220/PB1652856131000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn064876.pdf

  3. 2

    Weber R, Lippe M, Günter S (2022) Mapping tropical forests: implications and challenges for deforested landscapes and forest restoration. Examples from Zambia, Ecuador and Philippines : [paper for] XV World Forestry Congress, Coex, Soul, Republic of Korea, 2-6 May 2022. 9 p

  4. 3

    Lippe M, Rummel L, Günter S (2022) Simulating land use and land cover change under contrasting levels of policy enforcement and its spatially-explicit impact on tropical forest landscapes in Ecuador. Land Use Pol 119:106207, DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2022.106207

  5. 4

    Zhunusova E, Lippe M, Yang AL, Günter S (2022) The implications of remittances for agricultural land use and fuelwood collection: Evidence from the remaining forested landscapes in the Philippines. Environ Res Lett 17(2):024041, DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/ac44c4

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn064440.pdf

  6. 5

    Ferrer Velasco R, Lippe M, Tamayo F, Mfuni T, Sales-Come R, Mangabat C, Schneider T, Günter S (2022) Towards accurate mapping of forest in tropical landscapes: A comparison of datasets on how forest transition matters. Remote Sens Environ 274:112997, DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2022.112997

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn064744.pdf

  7. 6

    Wiebe P, Zhunusova E, Lippe M, Ferrer Velasco R, Günter S (2022) What is the contribution of forest-related income to rural livelihood strategies in the Philippines' remaining forested landscapes? Forest Pol Econ 135:102658, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2021.102658

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn064230.pdf

  8. 7

    Weber R, Lippe M, Tamayo F, Mfuni T, Come R, Mangabat C, Schneider T, Günter S (2022) Wie "gut" sind Waldkarten in den Tropen? Hamburg: Thünen-Institut für Waldwirtschaft, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2022/19, DOI:10.3220/PB1652855579000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn064875.pdf

  9. 8

    Kazungu M, Ferrer Velasco R, Zhunusova E, Lippe M, Kabwe G, Gumbo DJ, Günter S (2021) Can regional land use management policies reduce deforestation in Zambia? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2021/25a, DOI:10.3220/PB1631609911000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063935.pdf

  10. 9

    Kazungu M, Ferrer Velasco R, Zhunusova E, Lippe M, Kabwe G, Gumbo DJ, Günter S (2021) Effects of household-level attributes and agricultural land-use on deforestation patterns along a forest transition gradient in the Miombo landscapes, Zambia. Ecol Econ 186:107070, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107070

  11. 10

    Kazungu M (2021) Forest resources and land use change in Zambia: Examining the relationship between household-level attributes, contextual factors, deforestation and forest degradation, and their implications for livelihoods. München: Technische Universität München, 154 p, München, Technische Univ, Diss

  12. 11

    Kazungu M, Zhunusova E, Kabwe G, Günter S (2021) Household-level determinants of participation in forest support programmes in the Miombo landscapes, Zambia. Sustainability 13(5):2713, DOI:10.3390/su13052713

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063441.pdf

  13. 12

    Fischer R, Tamayo Cordero F, Ojeda Luna T, Ferrer Velasco R, DeDecker M, Torres B, Giessen L, Günter S (2021) Interplay of governance elements and their effects on deforestation in tropical landscapes: Quantitative insights from Ecuador. World Dev 148:105665, DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105665

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063888.pdf

  14. 13

    Kazungu M, Zhunusova E, Kabwe G, Günter S (2021) Is participation in forest programs in Zambia’s Miombo skewed towards poorer households? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2021/14, DOI:10.3220/PB1620197330000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063593.pdf

  15. 14

    Kazungu M, Ferrer Velasco R, Zhunusova E, Lippe M, Kabwe G, Gumbo DJ, Günter S (2021) Können regionale Landnutzungspolitiken die Entwaldung in Sambia reduzieren? Hamburg: Thünen-Institut für Internationale Waldwirtschaft und Forstökonomie, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2021/25, DOI:10.3220/PB1631609121000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063934.pdf

  16. 15

    Schröder J-M, Avila Rodriguez LP, Günter S (2021) Research trends: Tropical dry forests: The neglected research agenda? Forest Pol Econ 122:102333, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102333

  17. 16

    Veridiano RKA, Schröder J-M, Come R, Baldos A, Günter S (2020) Ang magkakahalong plantasyon bilang pangmaramihang tugon sa pagpapanumbalik ng kalikasan. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/13b, DOI:10.3220/PB1588061278000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062269.pdf

  18. 17

    Nansikombi H, Fischer R, Ferrer Velasco R, Lippe M, Kanungwe Kalaba F, Kabwe G, Günter S (2020) Can de facto governance influence deforestation drivers in the Zambian Miombo? Forest Pol Econ 120:102309, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102309

  19. 18

    Palomeque X, Stimm B, Günter S (2020) Case study 3: Facilitating biodiversity through the shelter effects of Pinus patula and Alnus acuminata in montane ecosystems in southern Ecuador. ITTO Pol Dev Ser 24:89-91

  20. 19

    Ahimbisibwe V, Schröder J-M, Günter S (2020) Case study 6: The restoration of degraded tropical forests - a performance-based payments approach. ITTO Pol Dev Ser 24:97-99

  21. 20

    Kazungu M, Zhunusova E, Yang AL, Kabwe G, Gumbo DJ, Günter S (2020) Charcoal use in Zambia’s Miombo: balancing livelihoods and forest preservation. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/12, DOI:10.3220/PB1586850994000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062227.pdf

  22. 21

    Ojeda Luna T, Eguiguren P, Günter S, Torres B, Dieter M (2020) Decisiones de deforestación a nivel de hogar en los bosques húmedos de tierras bajas de Ecuador. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/21a, DOI:10.3220/PB1605513227000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062942.pdf

  23. 22

    Ojeda Luna T, Zhunusova E, Fischer R, Günter S, Dieter M (2020) Deforestación y estrategias de conservación: efectos en el ingreso agrícola y forestal en Ecuador. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/05, DOI:10.3220/PB1581587120000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061741.pdf

  24. 23

    Ojeda Luna T, Zhunusova E, Fischer R, Günter S, Dieter M (2020) Deforestation and forest conservation: effects on farm income in Ecuador. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/05a, DOI:10.3220/PB1581587154000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061740.pdf

  25. 24

    Ferrer Velasco R, Köthke M, Lippe M, Günter S (2020) Deforestation drivers in the tropics, do jurisdictional scale and context matter? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/08, DOI:10.3220/PB1581587318000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062133.pdf

  26. 25

    Nansikombi H, Fischer R, Ferrer Velasco R, Lippe M, Kanungwe Kalaba F, Kabwe G, Günter S (2020) Deforestation in Zambia’s Miombo: Does governance play a notable role? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/19, DOI:10.3220/PB1603793282000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062816.pdf

  27. 26

    Eguiguren P, Ojeda Luna T, Torres B, Lippe M, Günter S (2020) Ecosystem service multifunctionality: Decline and recovery pathways in the Amazon and Chocó Lowland rainforests. Sustainability 12(18):7786, DOI:10.3390/su12187786

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062659.pdf

  28. 27

    Nansikombi H, Fischer R, Kabwe G, Günter S (2020) Exploring patterns of forest governance quality: Insights from forest frontier communities in Zambia´s Miombo ecoregion. Land Use Pol 99:104866, DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104866

  29. 28

    Eguiguren P, Fischer R, Günter S (2020) Financial incentives show effects beyond forest conservation areas in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/06a, DOI:10.3220/PB1581587209000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061736.pdf

  30. 29

    Kazungu M, Zhunusova E, Yang AL, Kabwe G, Gumbo DJ, Günter S (2020) Forest use strategies and their determinants among rural households in the Miombo woodlands of the Copperbelt Province, Zambia. Forest Pol Econ 111:102078, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2019.102078

  31. 30

    Veridiano RKA, Schröder J-M, Come R, Baldos A, Günter S (2020) Forstliche Mischplantagen als multifunktionales Mittel zur Wiederherstellung von Waldlandschaften. Hamburg: Thünen-Institut für Internationale Waldwirtschaft und Forstökonomie, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/13a, DOI:10.3220/PB1588060815000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062268.pdf

  32. 31

    Ojeda Luna T, Eguiguren P, Günter S, Torres B, Dieter M (2020) Household deforestation decisions in the Ecuadorian tropical lowland rainforests. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/21, DOI:10.3220/PB1605512446000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062941.pdf

  33. 32

    Gordillo Vera F, Elsasser P, Günter S (2020) How much are Ecuadorian households willing to pay for forest conservation? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/04, DOI:10.3220/PB1581587083000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061737.pdf

  34. 33

    Fischer R, Giessen L, Günter S (2020) Improved governance helps reducing tropical deforestation. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/02, DOI:10.3220/PB1581515467000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061738.pdf

  35. 34

    Eguiguren P, Fischer R, Günter S (2020) Los incentivos financieros muestran efectos más allá de las áreas de conservación en la Amazonía ecuatoriana. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/06, DOI:10.3220/PB1581608003000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062132.pdf

  36. 35

    Ojeda Luna T, Zhunusova E, Günter S, Dieter M (2020) Measuring forest and agricultural income in the Ecuadorian lowland rainforest frontiers: Do deforestation and conservation strategies matter? Forest Pol Econ 111:102034, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2019.102034

  37. 36

    Veridiano RKA, Schröder J-M, Come R, Baldos A, Günter S (2020) Mixed-species plantations as a multi-functionality-tool for landscape restoration. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/13, DOI:10.3220/PB1586939200000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062231.pdf

  38. 37

    Rummel L, Lippe M, Günter S (2020) Prospecting future deforestation hotspots in the Ecuadorian Amazonas region under alternative scenarios of governance enforcement. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/03, DOI:10.3220/PB1581587041000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061739.pdf

  39. 38

    Eguiguren P, Ojeda Luna T, Torres B, Lippe M, Günter S (2020) Provisión de múltiples servicios ecosistémicos en los bosques de tierras bajas de Ecuador. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/20a, DOI:10.3220/PB1604584861000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062883.pdf

  40. 39

    Eguiguren P, Ojeda Luna T, Torres B, Lippe M, Günter S (2020) Provision of multiple ecosystem services in the tropical lowland forests of Ecuador. Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/20, DOI:10.3220/PB1604584199000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062881.pdf

  41. 40

    Ferrer Velasco R, Köthke M, Lippe M, Günter S (2020) Scale and context dependency of deforestation drivers: Insights from spatial econometrics in the tropics. PLoS One 15(1):e0226830, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0226830

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062062.pdf

  42. 41

    Gordillo Vera F, Torres B, Tamayo F (2020) Sobre la disposición al pago de hogares ecuatorianos para la conservación forestal en Ecuador. Serie de publicaciones misceláneas del INABIO 15:144-150

  43. 42

    Veridiano RKA, Schröder J-M, Come R, Baldos A, Günter S (2020) Towards forest landscape restoration programs in the Philippines: Evidence from logged forests and mixed-species plantations. Environments 7(3):20, DOI:10.3390/environments7030020

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062142.pdf

  44. 43

    Ojeda Luna T, Eguiguren P, Günter S, Torres B, Dieter M (2020) What drives household deforestation decisions? Insights from the Ecuadorian lowland rainforests. Forests 11(11):1131, DOI:10.3390/f11111131

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062808.pdf

  45. 44

    Nansikombi H, Fischer R, Kabwe G, Günter S (2020) Zambian Miombo ecoregion: No international forestry agenda without the chiefs? Hamburg: Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, 1 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2020/17, DOI:10.3220/PB1598271144000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn062591.pdf

  46. 45

    Eguiguren P, Fischer R, Günter S (2019) Degradation of ecosystem services and deforestation in landscapes with and without incentive-based forest conservation in the ecuadorian amazon. Forests 10:442, DOI:10.3390/f10050442

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn061016.pdf

  47. 46

    Nansikombi H, Fischer R, Kabwe G, Günter S (2019) Examining relationships in forest governance quality: insights from forest frontier communities in Zambia's Miombo ecoregion : Paper prepared for presentation at the "2019 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty" ; The World Bank - Washington DC, March 25-29, 2019. 19 p

  48. 47

    Lippe M, Bithell M, Gotts N, Natalini D, Barbrook-Johnson P, Giupponi C, Hallier M, Hofstede GJ, Le Page Christophe, Matthews RB, Schlüter M, Smith P, Teglio A, Thellmann K (2019) Using agent-based modelling to simulate social-ecological systems across scales. Geoinformatica 23(2):269-298, DOI:10.1007/s10707-018-00337-8

  49. 48

    Gordillo Vera F, Elsasser P, Günter S (2019) Willingness to pay for forest conservation in Ecuador: Results from a nationwide contingent valuation survey in a combined "referendum" - "Consequential open-ended" design. Forest Pol Econ 105:28-39, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2019.05.002

  50. 49

    Rummel L (2018) Modelling land use change in the Ecuadorian Amazon under alternative scenarios of future land use trends and governance enforcement. Hohenheim: Univ, Hohenheim, Univ, Masterarbeit, 2018

  51. 50

    Ospina V, Torres B, Köthke M, Kapp G, Fischer R, Günter S (2017) Sistema socio-productivo y modela de gobernanza en la comunidad kichwa "Shiwakucha", Pastaza, Ecuador. Rev Amazon 6(2):126-149

  52. 51

    Singh M, Friess DA, Vilela B, De Alban JDT, Monzon KV, Veridiano RKA, Tumaneng RD (2017) Spatial relationships between above-ground biomass and bird species biodiversity in Palawan, Philippines. PLoS One:22 S., DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0186742

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn059449.pdf

    Funding Body

    • Federal Ministry of Food und Agriculture (BMEL)
      (national, öffentlich)

    Duration

    1.2015 - 12.2023

    More Information

    Project funding number: 281-006-01
    Project status: ongoing

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