SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.23 issue1Unified Application process in the development of a software to estimate inventory and growth-yield timber in eucalyptus plantations author indexsubject indexsearch form
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Madera y bosques

On-line version ISSN 2448-7597Print version ISSN 1405-0471


MELI, Paula et al. Riparian forest of the humid tropics of Mexico: A study case and critical aspects for their successful restoration. Madera bosques [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.1, pp.181-193. ISSN 2448-7597.

Riparian ecosystems harbor significant biodiversity and support essential ecological functions that affect ecosystem services provision for human well-being. Anthropogenic disturbances often exceed the natural resilience of these ecosystems thus resulting in their degradation. Ecological restoration promotes restoring biodiversity and riparian ecosystems services, but its success depends on several aspects. This work bases on a study case to exemplify the problem of restoration from an ‘integral’ perspective and discusses ecological, socio-economic and legal aspects that can influence the success of the restoration of these forests. While ecological aspects have been considerably developed, information on economic (e.g. production costs), social (e.g. social acceptance) and legal constraints (e.g. incorporation of restoration in public programs) are still limited for restoration being applied at broader scales. Estimating ecosystem services that could be restored from the restoration of riparian forests may help to integrate these aspects. Addressing these aspects at the local level will provide information for the future development of more efficient regional strategies in terms of the ecological benefit-socioeconomic cost ratio. Finally, we discuss some recommendations relating to the conservation, management and restoration of riparian ecosystems in the humid tropics of Mexico.

Keywords : legal framework; social perceptions; recovery; riparian; rainforest; socio-economic.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )