GPFLR Learning Network

Discussion Platform Forest Landscape Restoration

Cora van Oosten
  • Wageningen
  • Netherlands
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share

Cora van Oosten's Friends

  • Dineshwar Chaudhary
  • Chris Planicka
  • Swapnil Chaudhari
  • Jakes Sito
  • Alfredo Rodriguez
  • Jennifer Schulz
  • Karen S Buchanan
  • Ruben Palacio
  • Zain Noor Rahman
  • Michelle D. Gumangan
  • Tara Rukmantara
  • Eric Ofori Agyekum
  • Ana Catarina Conte Jakovac
  • Astrid Bos

Cora van Oosten's Discussions


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cora van Oosten Dec 14, 2014. 7 Replies

Dear all,This is a live update…Continue

6th annual conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cora van Oosten Sep 10, 2013. 5 Replies

Dear all,I am very lucky to be able…Continue

New training course on forest governance in Bogor, Indonesia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marta Dabrowska Dec 2, 2012. 22 Replies

Dear all,Welcome to our new…Continue

What is Landscape Governance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Gamba-Trimiño Jun 28, 2012. 23 Replies

At present, landscape governance is a new term which is being used by landscape planners and architects.But what is it? Is it yet another layer of bureaucratic policy making and planning? Or…Continue


Cora van Oosten's Page

Profile Information

Tell something about your work (brief) / Introduction bref de votre travail..
Hi, I am Cora, from the Netherlands. I work at Wageningen University, where I am in charge of a number of NRM related projects and training courses, one of which is the coordination of the GPFLR learning network.
What are your key interests in FLR? / Quelles sont vos intérêts principales en FLR?
My main interest is in bringing together people with similar interest in forest landscape restoration, willing to learn from each other, and jointly develop the concept and methodology of FLR. I strongly believe in collaborative learning, and hope the learning site will contribute to restoration of forested landscapes worldwide.
What do you want to learn? / Que voulez vous apprendre?
I am particularly interested in the landscape perspective on forest restoration. This offers new opportunities to combine conservation with human interests, which, in my view, is the only way to rehabilitate the world's forests.

Cora van Oosten's Blog

Avatar Forest

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

Everybody in the Netherlands saw, or at least heard about the movie…


Keep the ecologists out of our forest!

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 6:17pm 3 Comments

Ecologists rule the Dutch forest. Inspired by ecological network thinking, they enthusiastically (re)construct corridors within the ecological matrix. As they recently did just outside the community of Oss, in the Southern part of the Netherlands. Here, they created an ‘artificial storm’. In other…


Frozen landscapes, heart-warming

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The Dutch consider themselves as not nationalistic, not patriotic and not traditional. They are rational thinkers, not very emotional, highly modernised, connected and globalised. But this changes once a year. In wintertime, when our rural landscapes turn white, as covered with snow. When the manifold waterways, streams, creeks, lakes and rivers are frozen, they suddenly become points of attraction, because of their suitability to SKATE!

In winter time, when ice is thick enough to…


Landscape volunteers care...

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

With our government cutting budgets for nature conservation, conservation professionals are crying out loud for losing their jobs. But what about all the citizens who voluntarily work to maintain and restore our country’s nature?

Thousands of citizens giving their time and energy for the protection of…


Comment Wall (122 comments)

You need to be a member of GPFLR Learning Network to add comments!

Join GPFLR Learning Network

At 11:24am on September 8, 2016, christopher benson said…

Hello baby
My Name is Christopher Benson,I was born on 15th of April 1975,My father was originated from United State of America,and I grew up in LA.I am the only son and child of my family,i am here to find a woman in my life hope is you..?please write me mail( think i like you.
Christopher Benson.

At 5:14pm on May 13, 2015, Hyeonju Ryu (Callie) said…

Thank you for the warm welcome. As you suggested, I'll share the restoration experience in South Korea here soon :)

At 1:10pm on May 8, 2015, Patrick Opoku said…

Dear Cora,

It sounds great to be part of this wonderful intellectual network. Many thanks for your welcome message as well. Ghana is doing well in land restoration and Ghana has also been in the front lines against the fight against illegal logging since it was the first country to sign the FLEGT-VPA and the first country to start the implementation of the NLBI. That is why there is a lot of experiences in Ghana to share in this network. In terms of the summer school kindly give me the details to be able to make a decision. especially the dates, cost and waivers or sponsorship opportunities if any. 

Summer regards,


At 4:31pm on April 12, 2015, Dimitrio Schievenin said…

Dear Cora

Thank you for the welcome massage! I'm currently working with Vera Lex Engel, in order to obtain a master degree in Forest Science. My research involves assessing successional pathways of 4 planted sites in semi-deciduous tropical forest. Unfortunately, I won't be attending to the Summer School in Wageningen, but I'm familiarized with Professor Pedro's work and I can say that you'll appreciate it very much.

Best regards

At 8:54am on August 2, 2014, Jennifer Schulz said…

Dear Cora,
thanks for your welcome message and sorry not to respond you for soo long! In the meantime I have finished my PhD study which has a landscape perspective on forest restoration in Central Chile with the focus on assessing multifunctional spatial restoration perspectives considering also recent historical forest pattern. I just submitted an article to Ecosphere. However, my thesis is available online at the Technical University Munich and in case this is convenient I would be very happy to share the work within the GPFLR Network.

Best regards!

At 8:19pm on March 18, 2014, Eduardo Malta Campos Filho said…

Hei Cora, hows it going? Shall we add the Y Ikatu Xingu Campaign here?

Best regards,

Eduardo Malta

At 6:10am on February 12, 2014, Rajesh George said…

Thanks, Cora, for the warm welcome!! I am just starting out with what I am trying to do on my small 30 hectare piece of land. Don't know how to go about it, really, because there doesn't seem to be much information I can find anywhere. I have been trying to read about restoration of Tropical moist-deciduous and Tropical dry-evergreen forest -- what species I can use to begin with, which species go together, how to monitor and review my restoration, so on and so forth. Do you know if there are any forums discussing these issues presently? Or of where I can go to find more information?

At 8:55pm on October 8, 2013, Ida Nadia Djenontin said…

Dear Cora,

So sorry for my late answer back.

 Thanks so much for handling and managing this best sharing canal.

I won't forget your suggestion to have more people from West Africa. I will see who, from my contacts lists, may fit best to contribute to this so nice landscape governance discussion.

At 2:29pm on October 6, 2013, Jakes Sito said…
Dear Cora.. Thank you for this site. Very interest for learning and networks. hopefully active group members to share and discuss.

Best Wishes
At 4:48pm on October 4, 2013, Chang-jae Lee said…

Dear Cora,

Many thanks for your warm welcome. Yes, it will be my great pleasure if I could contribute to this network. look forward to meeting you soon in China.

Best, Chang-jae


© 2018   Created by FLR Learning Network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service