| Table 1.
Stages in El Niño experiment.
|Field observations and studies
||correlate rainy El Niño
events with increased plant production.
||demonstrate that herbivores preclude
tree establishment even under simulated El Niño rainy
|Medium-sized experiments during
natural El Niño events
||are needed to test underevaluate?/demonstrate?
which environmental settings using herbivore control during
rainy years result in produce significant tree/shrub recruitment.
Creation of a network of field cases set up by local stakeholders.
||coordinate action between institutions to set
up a management plan that encourages the use of herbivore
control during rainy El Niño years for reforestation,
(e.g. Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA),
Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Metereology, Corporación
Nacional Forestal (CONAF), Non-governmental Organizations
(NGOs), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
(UNCCD) as national focal point).