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Curran Co-authors Letter on the Overestimated Potential of Abandoned Land

Posted: 7/28/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Director Sara Curran, along with co-authors, penned a letter in Science entitled, “Abandoned land: Overestimated potential”. As a response to “Abandoning land transforms biodiversity” (12 May, p. 581), G. N. Daskalova and J. Kamp, they counter that rewilding projects on “abandoned” land are unlikely to succeed without considering landholding status and associated livelihoods. Successfully planning land uses to simultaneously support biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods must start by understanding the social systems and processes that lead to land-use change. Great stuff, Dr. Curran!

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