Publication and references

TF Transforming Forest Landscapes for Future Climates and Human Well-Being

Webinar Recordings

  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Perspectives on EU soil protection; online; 8 May 2024, 16:00 CEST. Speakers: Prof. Karen Vankampenhout (KU Leuven) and Dr. Rainer Baritz (European Environment Agency).
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Tree Planting and Water Cycling: Always A Win-Win Situation? online; 10 April 2024, 16:00 CEST. Speakers: Mingfang Zhang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China; Yanhui Wang, Chinese Academy of Forestry. Webinar recording
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Ecosystem Restoration on a Landscape Level - how can it work in practice? Speakers from all Green Deal ecosystem restoration cluster projects; online; 13 March 2024, 16:00 CET. Webinar recording 
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: COP28 recap: implications for forests, ecosystem restoration and nature conservation. online; 14 February 2024, 16:00 CET. Speakers: Trevor Walter, leader of WWF's Transformational Initiative on Landscape Restoration in LAC, and Alice Bisiaux, environmental lawyer and land allocation and forest conversion expert at European Forest Institute’s International Partnerships Facility. Webinar recording    
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Unveiling the Future of Christmas Trees in the Era of Climate Change: Navigating Forest Disturbances. online; 13 December 2023, 16:00 CET. Speaker: Christina Dollinger, Technical University of Munich. Webinar recording  
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Assisted translocation of tree populations in support of European forest carbon sink potential; online; 8 November 2023, 16:00 CET. Speaker: Silvio Schüler, Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald (BFW). Webinar recording  
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: (In)Coherences in EU Forest-Related Policies under the framework of the Nature Restoration Law; online; 18 October 2023, 15:00 CET. Speakers: Metodi Sotirov, Senior Researcher & Assistant Professor in Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg; Simon Fleckenstein, Project Researcher and PhD Candidate in Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg. Webinar recording  
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: (In)Coherences in EU Forest-Related Policies under the framework of the Nature Restoration Law; online; 11 October, 16:00 CET. Speakers: George Gann, International Policy Lead, Society for Ecological Restoration (SER); Michael Kleine, Deputy Executive Director & Coordinator, International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC). Webinar recording  
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Public perceptions of Forest Restoration in different regions of the world; online; 20 September 2023, 16:00 CET. Speakers: Vianny Ahimbihiswe, Thünen Institute; Åsa Granberg, SUPERB Swedish demo; Moses Kazungu, WSL. Webinar recording   
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Situating forest restoration with digital methods; online, 14 June 2023, 4:00 PM CEST; Speakers:  Jonathan Gray, Senior Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies, King’s College London, & Rina Tsubaki, Communications Manager, European Forest Institute. Webinar recording  
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Restoration Policy Accelerator: a journey to inspire, innovate and streamline policies to restore 50 million hectares in Latin America and the Caribbean and 100 million hectares in Africa; online, 10 May 2023, 4:00 PM CEST; Speaker:  René Zamora Cristales, Senior Manager Restoration Policy & Forest Economist, World Resources Institute. Webinar recording
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Billions of trees? The how, where and don'ts of tree planting; online, 12 April 2023, 4:00 PM CEST; Speaker:  Giorgio Vacchiano, Associate Professor, University of Milan. Webinar recording
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Governments commit to forest restoration, but what does it take to restore forests?; online; 8 March 2023, 4:00 PM CET; Speakers: Stephanie Mansourian, Environmental Consultant at, & Mercy Derkyi, Senior Lecturer, University of Energy and Natural Resources. Webinar recording
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: European forest restoration: urgently needed, but where and how?; online; 8 February 2023, 4:00 PM CET; Speakers: Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Wageningen University, Iciar Alberdi, Spanish National Research Council, Jürgen Bauhus, University of Freiburg, Harald Mauser, EFI, Sara Filipek, Wageningen University. Webinar recording  
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Forest Landscape Restoration and local community involvement - delivering on the promises to succeed in restoration; online; 11 January 2023, 4:00 PM CET; Speaker: Markus Hoehl, Z.U.G., Germany. Webinar recording 
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: Biodiversity as a key asset for forest restoration in Europe; online; 14 December 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm CET, Speaker: Bart Muys, SUPERB. Webinar recording
  • Monthly Forest Restoration Talks: If nature is the solution, what is the problem? A perspective from forest landscape restoration; online; 9 November 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm CET. Speaker: John Stanturf, IUFRO Task Force "Transforming Forest Landscapes". Webinar recording     

IUFRO Publications

  • Bolte, A., Mansourian, S., Madsen, P. et al. Forest adaptation and restoration under global change. Annals of Forest Science  80, 7 (2023).     
  • International Society of Tropical Foresters - ISTF - Newsletter October 2020:
  • IUFRO (2020). Transforming Forest Landscapes to Meet Current and Future Needs and Challenges. IUFRO spotlight #76, March 2020. Online:
  • Stanturf, J.A., Mansourian, S., Darabant, A., Kleine, M., Kant, P., Burns, J., Agena, A., Batkhuu, N.O., Ferreira, J., Foli, E., Guerra, A., Miah, M.D., Ranjatson, P., Sabogal, C., Addo-Danso, S.D., Badugu, S., Brienza, S., Chandel, P.V., Chander, S., Chandra, S., Cujcuj, B., Derero, A., González, O., Gutierrez, B., Guuroh, R.T., Hossain, M.A., Juárez, M. A., Kometter, R., Lokesh, J., López, F.L., Pereira, C., Rajendra, K., Randrianasolo, R., Razafimbelo, N.T., Reddy, M.C., Reddy, G.C.S., Sharma, D.S., Sukhbaatar, G., Thakur, S.K., Tavares, P.A., Tewari, V.P., Verma, R.K., 2020. Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Lessons learned from selected landscapes in Africa, Asia and Latin America In, Occasional Paper No. 33. IUFRO, Vienna, Austria, p. 63-available on the SPDC website at:
  • Jandl, R., Spathelf, P., Bolte, A., Prescott, C.E. (2019). Forest adaptation to climate change - is non-management an option? Annals of Forest Science 76:48, DOI:10.1007%2Fs13595-019-0827-x
  • Stanturf JA, Kleine M, Mansourian S, Parrotta J, Madsen P, Kant P, Burns J, Bolte A (2019) Implementing forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge: a systematic approach. Annals of Forest Science 76:50, DOI:10.1007%2Fs13595-019-0833-z.
  • FLR Snapshot Project prepared reports for 17 landscapes in 9 countries. Individual reports, posters, videos and input to the interviews at the FLR Side Event in Curitiba - available on the SPDC website at: 


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