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WeForest Latest Publications

Gutierrez, V. (ed.),  2016. Management lesů a jeho význam pro vodu a klimatizaci krajiny. Vodní hospodářství,  2, pp. 24 – 25, Praha, Czech Republic, ISSN 1211-0760 (Managing  Forests  for Water and for Climate Cooling, Czech version).

Gutierrez, V., Keijzer, M-N., 2015. Funding forest landscape restoration using a business-centred approach: an NGO’s perspective. Unasylva 245 (66), pp. 99–106. {{pdf}} Available at: <fao.org/2/i5212en>.

van Noordwijk, M., Bruijnzeel, S., Ellison, D., Sheil, D., Morris, C.E., Sands, D., Gutierrez, V., Cohen, J., Sullivan, C.A., Verbist, B., Murdiyarso, D., Gaveau, D.L.A., Muys, B., 2015. ASB Policy Brief No. 47: Ecological Rainfall Infrastructure: Investment in Trees for Sustainable Development. ASB Policy Brief 47. Nairobi: ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins.

WeForest, 2015. Managing Forests for Water and for Climate Cooling. WeForest. {{pdf}} Available at: www.weforest.org/sites/default/files/brochure/wf_brief-_managing_forests_for_water_lowres.pdf

Forests, Water and Climate Cooling

WeForest, 2015. Managing Forests for Water and for Climate Cooling. WeForest. {{pdf}} Available at: www.weforest.org/sites/default/files/brochure/wf_brief-_managing_forests_for_water_lowres.pdf

Forests are natural cooling systems

Pokorny, J., Brom, J., Cermak, J., Hesslerova, P., Huryna, H., Nadezhdina, N. and Rejskova, A. 2010. Solar energy dissipation and temperature control by water and plants. International Journal of Water 5(4):311–336.

Forests promote precipitation

Ellison, D., Futter, M.N. and Bishop, K. 2012. On the forest cover–water yield debate: from demand- to supply-side thinking. Global Change Biology 18:806–820.

Morris, C.E., Conen, F., Huffman, A.J., Phillips, V., Pöschl, U. and Sands, D.C. 2014. Bioprecipitation: a feedback cycle linking Earth history, ecosystem dynamics and land use through biological ice nucleators in the atmosphere. Global Change Biology 20:341–351.

Trees and forests generate airflow

Makarieva, A.M. and Gorshkov, V.G. 2007. Biotic pump of atmospheric moisture as driver of the hydrological cycle on land. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 11:1013-1033.

Sheil, D. and Murdiyarso, D. 2009. How Forests Attract Rain: An Examination of a New Hypothesis. BioScience 59(4):341-347.

Trees and forests improve groundwater recharge

Bargués Tobella, A., Reese, H., Almaw, A., Bayala, J., Malmer, A., Laudon, H. and Ilstedt, U. 2014. The effect of trees on preferential flow and soil infiltrability in an agroforestry parkland in semiarid Burkina Faso. Water Resources Research 50:3342–3354.

Ilstedt, U., Bargués Tobella, A., Bazié, H.R., Bayala, J., Verbeeten, E., Nyberg, G., Sanou, J., Benegas, L., Murdiyarso, D., Laudon, H., Sheil, D. and Malmer, A., 2016. Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics. Sci Rep 6, 21930.

Ilstedt U., Malmer A, Verbeeten, E. and Murdiyarso D. 2007. The effect of afforestation on water infiltration in the tropics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 251:45–51.

Forests moderate flooding

Ghimire, C.P., Bruijnzeel, L.A., Lubczynski, M.W. and Bonell, M. 2014. Negative trade-off between changes in vegetation water use and infiltration recovery after reforesting degraded pasture land in the Nepalese Lesser Himalaya. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18:4933-4949.

Forest Restoration

Chazdon, R.L., 2013. Making Tropical Succession and Landscape Reforestation Successful. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 32, 649–658.

International Sustainability Unit, 2015. Tropical Forests: A Review. Princes Charities International Sustainability Unit.

Laestadius, L., Buckingham, K., Maginnis, S. & Saint-Laurent, C. 2015. Back to Bonn and beyond: A history of forest landscape restoration and an outlook for the future. Unasylva, 66, 245: 11-18

Locatelli, B., Catterall, C.P., Imbach, P., Kumar, C., Lasco, R., Marín-Spiotta, E., Mercer, B., Powers, J.S., Schwartz, N. and Uriarte, M., 2015. Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon. Restor Ecol 23, 337–343.

Forest and landscape restoration financing

Gutierrez, V., Keijzer, M-N., 2015. Funding forest landscape restoration using a business-centred approach: an NGO’s perspective. Unasylva 245 (66), pp. 99–106. {{pdf}} Available at:
fao.org/2/i5212en.

FAO & Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, 2015. Sustainable financing for forest and landscape restoration: opportunities, challenges and the way forward. Discussion paper. Rome. {{pdf}} Available at:
www.fao.org/3/a-i5174e.pdf
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