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February 23, 2017

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Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics. The new study found that the Cuvette Centrale peatlands in the central Congo ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. The findings suggest that bark thickness could help predict which forests and savannas will survive ... read more

Measuring Trees With the Speed of Sound

Jan. 5, 2017 — Foresters and researchers are using sound to look inside living trees. A new study presents methods for use of sonic tomography, which measures wood decay by sending sound waves through tree trunks. ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Southeast Asia is home to numerous felids, including the Asian golden cat and the bay cat. The two cat species are closely related sister species which split from each other 3.16 million years ago. ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of the study areas five to seven years after fire. Of the nearly ... read more

Good News and Bad News About Forest Fragmentation

Dec. 20, 2016 — New England forests may be more sensitive to climate change than previously ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — The first mapping of carbon recovery in Amazonian forests following emissions released by commercial logging activities has been published by ... read more

Movement of Rainforest Butterflies Restricted by Oil Palm Plantations

Dec. 19, 2016 — Scientists have found that oil palm plantations, which produce oil for commercial use in cooking, food products, and cosmetics, may act as a barrier to the movement of butterflies across tropical ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Scientists hope a new approach to planning road infrastructure that could increase crop yield in the Greater Mekong region while limiting environmental destruction will open dialogues between ... read more

Predicting Suitable Habitats for the Siberian Flying Squirrel in Different Felling Scenarios

Dec. 14, 2016 — In support of forest-related decision-making, methods are needed which enable the assessment of potential impacts of forest management activities and the comparison of different forest policies. The ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world's weather patterns abruptly transformed the vegetated ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — Wildlife ecologists who study the effects of climate change assume, with support from several studies, that warming temperatures caused by climate change are forcing animals to move either northward ... read more

Why Conservation Fails

Nov. 28, 2016 — To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for forest protection, say experts in a new ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — Rich in biodiversity, with a rapidly growing economy, Malaysia exemplifies the tension between conservation and economic development faced by many tropical ... read more

Natural Regeneration May Help Protect Tropical Forests

Nov. 22, 2016 — A new article summarizes the findings of 16 studies that illustrate how natural regeneration of forests, a low-cost alternative to tree planting, can contribute significantly to forest landscape ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape. say scientists. Wiping out an entire forest can have ... read more

Researchers Develop New Silvicultural Treatments to Achieve Sustainable Management of Canadian Boreal Forest

Nov. 17, 2016 — A new study from the Canadian boreal forest for the first time investigates new silvicultural treatments in the context of ecosystem ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Internet and phone connections are essential for effective communicators and for success in business. New results from a study in Panama show that connections between trees may be important for ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — A research has begun to think long and hard about why the boreal forest in Europe differs so dramatically from its Canadian cousin. The real differences, he says, are most obvious on the ground, ... read more

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