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July 26, 2016 — Forest ecologists recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California's Sierra ... read more

Solving the Mesopotamia Timeline Puzzle With Tree-Rings and Radiocarbon Research

July 19, 2016 — Tree-ring dating and radiocarbon research has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin's carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study has ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied tree rings throughout Oklahoma and Tennessee to determine the history of fires in those areas. For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the ... read more

July 1, 2016 — A team of scientists from three Spanish centers has sequenced, for the first time ever, the complete genome of the olive tree. This work will facilitate genetic improvement for production of olives ... read more

New Farming Strategies Can Help Prevent Soil Runoff While Maintaining High Crop Yields

June 30, 2016 — Scientists found that the most effective tactic to prevent soil runoff yet maintain high crop yields is to utilize Conservation Reserve Program land strategically to create buffers between the trees ... read more

June 30, 2016 — With citrus growers trying to save their groves in the wake of the deadly greening disease, a researcher has found a new technique that could help growers answer a vexing question – why so much ... read more

June 30, 2016 — The Mediterranean Basin has been witness to increased droughts for at least five decades, but has this always been the case? A research team has been successful in reconstructing, for the first time, ... read more

June 29, 2016 — For the first time, scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, correcting long-standing assumptions about how plants exchange the greenhouse gas ... read more

June 29, 2016 — While many think that it is necessary to travel to far off pristine tropical forests to discover new species, the truth is that the Old World still keeps surprises up its sleeve. A new article ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years, according to researchers. The team found the speed of ... read more

'Rule-Breaker' Forests in Andes, Amazon Revealed by Remote Spectral Sensing

June 27, 2016 — It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research. The findings could ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in decoding the genome sequence for Hevea brasiliensis, the natural rubber tree native to Brazil. The study reports a draft genome sequence that covers more than 93 percent ... read more

Computer Models Show Park Microclimates Improve City Life

June 24, 2016 — Computer modelling based on microclimate data from a Malaysian public park has shown how adding trees and grass can improve living conditions in dense city ... read more

June 22, 2016 — A legacy of acid rain has acidified forest soils throughout the northeastern US, lowering the growth rate of trees. In an attempt to mitigate this trend, in 1999 scientists added calcium to an ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Finders, keepers: Mountain Bluebirds are more likely to defend nest cavities against competition from other birds such as swallows if they get there first, but climate change may disrupt the ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Alpine forests will be at great risk should weather phenomena such as droughts and torrential rain become more frequent. As a new study shows, the mountain forests of the Bavarian Alps have seen a ... read more

June 20, 2016 — A species of wasp that is a natural enemy of a wood-boring beetle that kills black locust trees has been rediscovered, more than 100 years after the last wasp of this species was ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Famous for hosting most endemic bird species in Angola, it comes as no surprise that the Kumbira forest in Angola has recently also revealed great botanical diversity. Remaining understudied for a ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem -- a major source of the world's paper; home to ... read more

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