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28 Apr 2014,

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Moving ahead with REDD: issues, options and implications

Angelsen, A., (eds.) 2008. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Realising REDD+: national strategy and policy options

Angelsen, A., Brockhaus, M., Kanninen, M., Sills, E., Sunderlin, W.D., Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S., (eds.) 2009. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).


Analysing REDD+: challenges and choices

Angelsen, A., Brockhaus, M., Sunderlin, W.D., Verchot, L., (eds.) 2012. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Kebakaran hutan di Indonesia: dampak dan pemecahannya

Applegate, G., Smith, R., Fox, J.J., Mitchell, A., Packham, D., Tapper, N., Baines, G. 2003. In: Colfer, C.J.P., Resosudarmo, I.A.P. (eds.) Ke mana harus melangkah?: masyarakat hutan, dan perumusan kebijakan di Indonesia, 358-377. Jakarta, Indonesia, Yayasan Obor Indonesia


Simply REDD: CIFOR’s guide to forests, climate change and REDD

CIFOR 2009. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


The Forests of the Congo Basin – State of the Forest 2010

de Wasseige, C., de Marcken, P., Bayol, N., Hiol-Hiol F., Mayaux, P., Desclee, B., Nasi, R., Billand, A., Defourny, P., Eba’a Atyi, R. 2012. Luxembourg. Publications Office of the European Union.


Adapting tropical production forests to global climate change: risk perceptions and actions

Guariguata, M.R., Locatelli, B., Haupt, F. 2012. International Forestry Review 14 (1): 27-38


High-yield oil palm expansion spares land at the expense of forests in the Peruvian Amazon

Gutierrez-Velez, V.H., DeFries, R., Pinedo-Vasquez, M., Uriarte, M., Padoch, C., Baethgen, W., Fernandes, K., Lim, Y. 2011. Environmental Research Letters 6 (4).


High-yield oil palm expansion spares land at the expense of forests in the Peruvian Amazon

Gutierrez-Velez, V.H., DeFries, R., Pinedo-Vasquez, M., Uriarte, M., Padoch, C., Baethgen, W., Fernandes, K., Lim, Y. 2011. Environmental Research Letters 6 (4).


Panduan singkat cara pembuatan arang kayu: alternatif pemanfaatan limbah kayu oleh masyarakat

Iskandar, H., Santoso, K.D. 2005. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Do trees grow on money?: the implications of deforestation research for policies to promote REDD

Kanninen, M., Murdiyarso, D., Seymour, F., Angelsen, A., Wunder, S., German, L. 2007. Forest Perspectives No. 4. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Protocols for the measurement, monitoring and reporting of structure, biomass and carbon stocks in mangrove forests

Kauffman, J.B., Donato, D. 2012. CIFOR Working Paper No. 86. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Forests and climate change in Latin America: linking adaptation and mitigation

Locatelli, B., Evans, V., Wardell, A., Andrade, A., Vignola, R. 2011. Forests 2 (1): 431-450 


Community managed forests and forest protected areas: An assessment of their conservation effectiveness across the tropics

Porter-Bolland, L., Ellis, E.A., Guariguata, M.R., Ruiz-Mallén, I., Negrete-Yankelevich, S., Reyes-García, V. 2012. Forest Ecology and Management 268: 6-17


Dampak penebangan hutan terhadap sifat tanah pada hutan produksi bekas tebangan di Kalimantan Timur

Samsoedin, I., Basuki, I., Dharmawan, I.W.S., Hopkins, D.W., Proctor, J. 2007. Info Hutan 4 (4):347


The anatomy of large-scale farmland acquisitions in sub-Saharan Africa

Schoneveld, G. 2011. CIFOR Working Paper No. 85. Bogor, Indonesia. Center for International Forestry Research


The impacts and opportunities of oil palm in Southeast Asia: what do we know and what do we need to know?

Sheil, D., Casson, A., Meijaard, E., van Noordwjik, M., Gaskell, J., Sunderland-Groves, J., Wertz, K., Kanninen, M. 2009. CIFOR Occasional Paper No. 51. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Vulnerability, forest-related sectors and climate change adaptation: the case of Cameroon

Sonwa, D.J., Somorin, O.A., Jum, C., Bele, M.Y., Nkem, J. 2012. Forest Policy and Economics 23:1-9


Kebakaran hutan di Indonesia: penyebab, biaya dan implikasi kebijakan

Tacconi, L. 2003. CIFOR Occasional Paper No. 38. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Positive and negative aspects of forestry conflict: lessons from a decentralized forest management in Indonesia

Yasmi, Y., Guernier, J., Colfer, C.J.P. 2009. International Forestry Review 11 (1):98-110

Most cited


Rethinking the causes of deforestation: lessons from economic models

Angelsen, A., Kaimowitz, D. 1999. World Bank Research Observer: 73-98


Agricultural technologies and tropical deforestation

Angelsen, A., Kaimowitz, D., eds. 2001. Wallingford, Oxon, UK. CABI Publishing in association with CIFOR


Can non-timber forest products match tropical forest conservation and development objectives?

Arnold, J.E.M., Ruiz Perez, M. 2001. Ecological Economics 39 :437-47.


Global patterns and trends in the use and management of commercial NTFPs: implications for livelihoods and conservation

Belcher, B., Ruiz Perez, M., Achdiawan, R. 2005. World Development 33 (9): 1435-1452.


What futures for the people of the tropical forests?

Byron, R.N., Arnold, J.E.M. 1999. World Development 27 (5): 789-805.


Statistical methods for estimating species richness of woody regeneration in primary and secondary rain forests of Northeastern Costa Rica

Chazdon, R.L., Colwell, R.K., Denslow, J.S., Guariguata, M.R. 1998. In Dallmeier, F., Comiskey, J.A. (eds.) : p.285-309


A strategic approach to multistakeholder negotiations

Edmunds, D., Wollenberg, E. 2001. Development and Change 32 (2): 231-253. DOI: 10.1111/1467-7660.00204


Designing payments for environmental services in theory and practice: an overview of the issues

Engel, S., Pagiola, S., Wunder, S. 2008. Ecological Economics: 663-674 Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.03.011


How can market mechanisms for forest environmental services help the poor?: preliminary Lessons from Latin America

Grieg-Gran, M., Porras, I., Wunder, S. 2005. World Development 33 (9): 1511-1527


Governance and the capacity to manage resilience in regional social-ecological systems

Lebel, L., Anderies, J.M., Campbell, B.M., Folke, C., Hatfield-Dodds, S., Hughes, T.P., Wilson, J. 2006.Ecology and Society 11 (1): 19. [online] URL:


Impact of macroeconomic change on deforestation in South Cameroon: integration of household survey and remotely-sensed data

Mertens, B., Sunderlin, W.D., Ndoye, O., Lambin, E.F. 2000. World Development 28 (6): 983-999. DOI: 10.1016/S0305-750X(00)00007-3


Catalyzing native forest regeneration on degraded tropical lands

Parrotta, J.A., Turnbull, J.W., Jones, N. 1997. Forest Ecology and Management 99 (1-2): 1-7


Retaining forest biomass by reducing logging damage

Pinard, M.A., Putz, F.E. 1996. Biotropica 28 (3):78-295


Recentralizing while decentralizing: how national governments reappropriate forest resources

Ribot, J.C., Agrawal, A., Larson, A.M. 2006. World Development 34 (11): 1864-1886.


Democratic decentralisation through a natural resource lens: an introduction

Ribot, J.C., Larson, A.M. 2004. European Journal of Development Research 16(1): 1-25. DOI:10.1080/09578810410001688707


Linking livelihoods and conservation: a conceptual framework and scale for assessing the integration of human needs and biodiversity

Salafsky, N., Wollenberg, E. 2000. World Development 28 (8): 1421-1438


Livelihoods, forests, and conservation in developing countries: an overview

Sunderlin, W.D., Angelsen, A., Belcher, B., Burgess, P., Nasi, R., Santoso, L., Wunder, S. 2010. In: Roe, D. and Elliot, J. (eds.) Poverty and biodiversity conservation: 49-61. London, UK, Earthscan Publications.


Payments for environmental services: some nuts and bolts

Wunder, S. 2005. CIFOR Occasional Paper No. 42. Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


Poverty alleviation and tropical forests – what scope for synergies?n

Wunder, S. 2001. World Development: p.1817-33


The efficiency of payments for environmental services in tropical conservation

Wunder, S. 2007. Conservation Biology 21 (1): 48-58.

Award winning


Decentralisation and devolution in Nicaragua’s North Atlantic autonomous region: natural resources and indigenous peoples’ rights

Larson, A., Lewis-Mendoza, J.2012. International Journal of the Commons, 6 (2): 179-199 [].


Ostrom Memorial Award for Most Innovative Paper of the Year


Sweet, sticky, and sustainable social business

Ingram, V., Njikeu, J. 2011. Ecology and Society 16 (1): 37. [online] URL:


The Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award