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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 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

Feb. 1, 2016 — Humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of ... read more

Landscape Pattern Analysis Reveals Global Loss of Interior Forest

Jan. 28, 2016 — Between 2000 and 2012, the world lost more forest area than it gained, according to researchers who estimated a global net loss of 1.71 million square kilometers of forest -- an area about two and a ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — As tropical forests become increasingly broken up by roads, farm fields, pastures and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a rich diversity ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — This rare orchid is unique for several reasons. First, it resembles a ghost when its white flower moves at night; hence, it is known as the Ghost Orchid. It is also leafless, and its roots attach to ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon. Researchers studied the impact of over-hunting ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — New research centers around the diminutive regal damselfish, found in non-native waters in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that's ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A modified or 'rapid' version of an existing wetland assessment tool can accurately assess the quality of wetlands, according to researchers. Using the rapid version of the tool, known as ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Rising temperatures can create stressful and possibly lethal stream habitat for native trout. To help understand the interactive effects of climate warming and livestock grazing on water temperature, ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine scientists are calling for a re-think of how marine protected areas are planned and coordinated, following a global assessment of the conservation of tropical corals and fishes. Researchers ... read more

Reforestation Policies Need to Consider Climate Change, Study Finds

Jan. 8, 2016 — Local pine species are not necessarily the best option for repopulating burn sites, suggests a new Spanish report. Broadly speaking, varieties from central Spain work well in Valencia, on the east ... 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

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. 21, 2015 — Scientists are using a 'botanical big data' approach to predict how different plant species will respond to human-induced disturbances and environmental change in different ecosystems ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — The first national study to map US wild bees suggests they're disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands. If losses of these pollinators continue, the new nationwide ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse. New research reveals that a decline in fruit-eating animals such as large primates, tapirs and toucans could ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A protein that detects hormones in smoke has a much wider and more ancient role in the plant kingdom – detecting microscopic soil fungi which colonise plants and feed nutrients to their cells. This ... read more

Early Warning System to Save Species

Dec. 17, 2015 — Managers of wildlife conservation programs are being helped by a method commonly encountered in industrial and service industries. A number of techniques have been developed that are more commonly ... read more

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