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Nine actions to successfully restore tropical agroecosystems

Pashkevich, Michael D.; d’Albertas, Francisco; Aryawan, Anak Agung Ketut; Buchori, Damayanti; Caliman, Jean Pierre; Chaves, Adrian D. González; Hidayat, Purnama; Kreft, Holger; Naim, Mohammad; Razafimahatratra, Appolinaire; Turner, Edgar C.; Zemp, Delphine Clara; Luke, Sarah H.

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Michael D. Pashkevich

Francisco d’Albertas

Anak Agung Ketut Aryawan

Damayanti Buchori

Jean Pierre Caliman

Adrian D. González Chaves

Purnama Hidayat

Holger Kreft

Mohammad Naim

Appolinaire Razafimahatratra

Edgar C. Turner

Delphine Clara Zemp

Assistant Professor


Well-designed approaches to ecological restoration can benefit nature and society. This is particularly the case in tropical agroecosystems, where restoration can provide substantial socioecological benefits at relatively low costs. To successfully restore tropical agroecosystems and maximise benefits, initiatives must begin by considering ‘who’ should be involved in and benefit from restoration, and ‘what’, ‘where’, and ‘how’ restoration should occur. Based on collective experience of restoring tropical agroecosystems worldwide, we present nine actions to guide future restoration of these systems, supported by case studies that demonstrate our actions being used successfully in practice and highlighting cases where poorly designed restoration has been damaging. We call for increased restoration activity in tropical agroecosystems during the current UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.


Pashkevich, M. D., d’Albertas, F., Aryawan, A. A. K., Buchori, D., Caliman, J. P., Chaves, A. D. G., …Luke, S. H. (2022). Nine actions to successfully restore tropical agroecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 37(11), 963-975.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 13, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 10, 2022
Publication Date Nov 1, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 16, 2022
Journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Print ISSN 0169-5347
Electronic ISSN 1872-8383
Publisher Elsevier BV
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 11
Pages 963-975
Keywords Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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