A synthesis and future research directions for tropical mountain ecosystem restoration
This data provides the table (Review_table_for_analysis.csv) with the data entries from the systematic review, as well as R scripts for data analysis and visualization (Figure_script_paper.R). If re-using the data or the script, please contact the authors and cite as Christmann & Oliveras (2021). A synthesis and future research directions for tropical mountain ecosystem restoration. Scientific Reports. Abstract: Many tropical mountain ecosystems (TME) are severely disturbed, requiring ecological restoration to recover biodiversity and ecosystem functions. However, the extent of restoration efforts across TMEs is not known due to the lack of syntheses on ecological restoration research. Here, based on a systematic review, we identify geographical and thematic research gaps, compare restoration interventions, and consolidate enabling factors and barriers of restoration success. We find that restoration research outside Latin-America, in non-forested ecosystems, and on socio-ecological questions is scarce. For most restoration interventions success is mixed and generally limited by dispersal and microhabitat conditions. Finally, we propose five directions for future research on tropical mountain restoration in the UN decade of restoration, ranging from scaling up restoration across mountain ranges, investigating restoration in mountain grasslands, to incorporating socio-economic and technological dimensions.
Steps to reproduce
The data was gathered through a systematic literature review and the methodology is specified in Section 7 in Christmann & Oliveras (2021). A synthesis and future research directions for tropical mountain ecosystem restoration. Scientific Reports.