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April 26, 2017

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

Mar. 21, 2017 — The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there's growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such as sheep, ... read more

Evolutionary Biology Professor Explains How to 'Walk the Tree of Life'

Mar. 21, 2017 — A professor discusses why the evolutionary Tree of Life approach to biodiversity education is best, to what extent the traditional taxonomy is still used and how to teach TOL using an active learning ... 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. 10, 2017 — They are known as gloomy scales, and these insects can make a red maple tree’s life downright dreary. This is because the arthropods feed and thrive on them, especially in warm and dry urban ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — On occasion, a virus may jump from one host species to another and adapt to the new host. Such cross-species transmission happens more often than expected, according to new research, and it may play ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Scientists made a surprising discovery on their mission to find better indicators for impending volcanic eruptions: it looks like tree rings may be able to predict eruptions, report ... 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. 8, 2017 — An international team of scientists discovered two new species of clown tree frogs in the Amazon region. Until recently, these colorful amphibians had erroneously been considered part of another ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A new biology breakthrough has important implications for plants as they adapt to a warming environment, say authors of a new ... 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

Tree Growth Model Assists Breeding for More Wood

Mar. 6, 2017 — A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Scores of American chestnut seedlings growing in upstate New York are the vanguard in the restoration of what was once the most dominant tree in the eastern forests. The trees carry one gene, added ... 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. 2, 2017 — Storm-ravaged woodland is approximately twice as rich in insect species as undamaged forest, new research concludes. This is because many endangered forest insects benefit from the open forest areas ... 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

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

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