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Application of Statistical Method Shows Promise Mitigating Climate Change Effects on Pine

Apr. 20, 2017 — Confronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have studied forests subjected to different frequencies of fires to determine what effects fire can have on oak forests over long periods of time. They found that the frequency of ... read more

Local Cooling Value of Forests Affirms Need for Greater Forest Conservation, Protection

Mar. 27, 2017 — Forests take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At the same time, forests promote the turbulent mixing of air near the surface and transpire large amounts of moisture to the atmosphere. A new ... read more

Climate Change and an 'Overlooked' Nutrient: Silica

Mar. 23, 2017 — Sugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters damage their vulnerable ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which are not visible to the naked eye, are ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse has looked at ... read more

Vicious Circle of Drought and Forest Loss in the Amazon

Mar. 13, 2017 — Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change, the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Researchers have discovered and identified 16 new fungus gnat species in the Amazonia. The diverse gnat species maintain exceptionally rich parasitoid wasp species, which shows the importance of ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Conservationists working to safeguard tropical forests often assume that old growth forests containing great stores of carbon also hold high biodiversity, but a new study finds that the relationship ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Soils could release much more carbon dioxide than expected into the atmosphere as the climate warms, according to new research. Their findings are based on a field experiment that, for the first ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — The indirect impacts invasive species can have in an ecosystem, new research confirms. This study focused on the brown treesnake, whose introduction to the forests of Guam has led to difficulties for ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the ... read more

How Nature Creates Forest Diversity

Mar. 6, 2017 — Forest ecologists have long sought to understand why so many different species of trees can coexist in the same niche. A modeling study provides new ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — Carbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate faster rates of organic matter breakdown. But a new study suggests these ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — We often think of the Amazon rainforest as a vast expanse of nature untouched by humans. But a new study suggests that's not true -- in fact, today's rainforest is shaped by trees that were ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Distinguishing human from climatic influence on historical fire patterns is critical to forest management planning, which is guided by historical patterns of fire frequency, size, and intensity. A ... read more

Forest Degradation in the Tropics

Mar. 1, 2017 — Village communities in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America have not been using local forest resources as sustainably as is often assumed. According to the study, in 90 percent of ... read more

Using Google to Map Our Ecosystem

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces ... read more

Forests to Play Major Role in Meeting Paris Climate Targets

Feb. 27, 2017 — Forests are set to play a major role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement -- however, accurately monitoring progress toward the 'below 2°C' target requires a consistent ... read more

Melting Polar Ice, Rising Sea Levels Not Only Climate Change Dangers

Feb. 23, 2017 — Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, suggests a new study, but proof of its impact is sometimes found in unlikely ... read more

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