Forest Restoration Research.

Working with the Forest Restoration Research Unit of Chiang Mai University (FORRU-CMU), Salakpra staff and community leaders, this assignment involved overseeing recruitment of local research team led by trained botanist to identify indigenous trees best able to accelerate forest regeneration on degraded land so as to restore forest in dry lowlands in/around Salakpra. Outcome included the establishment of nurseries in partner village and Salakpra, facilitation of seedling germination trials for 100+ tree species which were planted as saplings into degraded land and monitored monthly along with 350 marked trees (85spp) along a 3.5km phenology trail. Detailed manual produced in Thai.