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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash -- a decent amount of it -- goes a long ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers report striking new findings about the structure of tropical rainforests and how the trees in them interact with one another. Their study suggests important new recommendations for how ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — As global temperatures rise, the organic matter in forests appears to break down more quickly, which is accelerating the release of carbon into the atmosphere, according to new ... read more

Peering Into the Amazon's Future

Jan. 4, 2016 — A new model, based on the effect of water stress on individual trees, suggests the change in the Amazon due to climate change would be a gradual transition from high-biomass forests to low-biomass ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — What can mathematical modeling teach us about the micrometeorology of the southern Amazonian 'transitional' forest? Quite a lot, it turns out. This particular forest is located between the ... read more

Dec. 28, 2015 — California's forests are home to the planet's oldest, tallest and most-massive trees. New research reveals that up to 58 million large trees in California experienced severe canopy water ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The influence of Typhoon Haiyan damage on leaf nutrient traits in coastal habitats is explored by researchers in a new study. Their publication illuminates several ways in which a tropical cyclone ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Congo Basin may unexpectedly lead to increased deforestation and timber production, a new report ... read more

Deforestation Linked to Rise in Cases of Emerging Zoonotic Malaria

Dec. 18, 2015 — A steep rise in human cases of P. knowlesi malaria in Malaysia is likely to be linked to deforestation and associated environmental changes, according to new research. Plasmodium knowlesi is a ... read more

Oceanographers Use Super-Computers to Help Farmers in Bangladesh

Dec. 17, 2015 — A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER. This ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Mountain pine beetle populations have exploded over the past decade, and these insects have infected and killed thousands of acres of western pine forests. Researchers predicted that as trees died, ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — Many of the previous studies on global species diversity are inaccurate. These are the conclusions of an international research group that carried out a long-term study on biodiversity in the ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Details of the radically divergent strategies that two common tree species employ to cope with drought in southwestern Colorado have been revealed by researchers. As they report in a new paper, one ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Including plants' acclimation to changes in temperature could significantly improve the accuracy of climate models, a new study ... read more

Strongest Sinks of Carbon Are in Dynamic Landscapes

Dec. 7, 2015 — Land use change is a substantial component of the carbon sink in the Eastern United States, scientists have found, using region-wide, repeated forest inventory ... read more

Biodiversity Enhances Carbon Storage of Tropical Forests

Dec. 1, 2015 — Biodiversity in tropical forests matters in storing carbon. A large team of international scientists found that high biodiversity enhances the storage capacity of the forests in the world’s ... read more

Remote Lakes Are Affected by Warming Climate, Research Shows

Nov. 26, 2015 — The rate of carbon burial in remote lakes has doubled over the last 100 years, researchers say, suggesting even isolated ecosystems are feeling the effects of our changing ... read more

Nov. 26, 2015 — According to the guidelines provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), long-term averages should be used as weather data when calculating the carbon balance of forests. When ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate US forests, according to a new ... read more

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