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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Remote Sensing Maps Threats to Malaysia’s Mangroves

May 2, 2016 — Remote sensing data reveals land use and land cover changes over an 18-year period at one of the best-managed mangrove forests in the ... read more

Landscape Ecology Must Play a Role in Policymaking

Apr. 27, 2016 — Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions -- in particular, those ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — The redwood and sequoia trees in California, the baobab trees in Madagascar, and the rose gum Eucalyptus trees in northeastern Australia are only a few of the spectacular large, old trees still ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists set up camera traps in Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon ... read more

US National Forests and Grasslands Could Yield Less Water in Future Climate

Apr. 21, 2016 — A warmer climate may lead to higher growth and productivity on US national forests and grasslands, but researchers say this could reduce quantities of freshwater flowing from most of these lands, ... read more

Feeding the World Without Further Deforestation Is Possible

Apr. 19, 2016 — Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new study, they present results that reveal that it is ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Clear-cutting loosens up carbon stored in forest soils, increasing the chances it will return to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and contribute to climate change, a new study ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Forest trees use carbon not only for themselves; they also trade large quantities of it with their neighbors, botanists report. The extensive carbon trade among trees -- even among different species ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A growing synchrony has been revealed in ring-width patterns of trees in response to global warming. This study shows the existence of an increase of spatial synchrony of ring width patterns in Spain ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — An innovative project is using woodland creation and maps from 1840 to the present day to assess the impact of past land use change on current biodiversity. Initial findings outline how British ... read more

Western Lifestyle Spells the End of Biodiversity

Apr. 4, 2016 — Contrary to what many economists suggest, 'development is not always good for Nature,' a biologist argues. It is broadly accepted that biodiversity and the ecosystem are both fundamental to ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Agricultural expansion in Brazil's Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas -- even altering the region's water cycle, a new study ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study analyzes cloud cover around the world over 15 years. It finds that variations in cloud cover can help researchers predict where different species live -- information that could aid ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts, researchers have found. The new ... read more

Simulation Shows How Modern Interventions Can Affect Tropical Forests and Indigenous People

Mar. 25, 2016 — Carefully designing government interactions with rural indigenous people is critical for protecting the sustainability of people, wildlife and the land, a computer simulation ... read more

Water Science Leads Ecological Survival Battle

Mar. 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed tools to help restore vital ecosystems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world. The team conducted fieldwork in three mangrove regions in south-east Asia: Can ... read more

Working to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Mar. 23, 2016 — A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals, including some that are ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Countries in the tropics are among the largest global exporters of key agricultural commodities such as oil palm, rice, soybean, sugarcane and cassava. Now researchers report that these tropical ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A changing climate is altering the ability of Rocky Mountain forests to recover from wildfire, according to a new study. When warm, dry conditions lead to drought in the years following fires, it ... read more

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