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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Reforestation in Urban Landscapes

Feb. 8, 2017 — By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of seed immigration and seedling ... read more

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. 20, 2017 — A new method of recognizing tree species based on laser scanning measurements has been developed by scientists. The method enables the calculation of classification features in a completely new ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Human disturbance may often be criticized for harming the environment, but new research suggests a persistent lack of human attention in the central African forest could actually cause some tree ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests, says new ... read more

Soil Fungi Help Tree Seedlings Survive, Influence Forest Diversity

Jan. 13, 2017 — The relationship between soil fungi and tree seedlings is more complicated than previously known, new research ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical ... 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

Jujube Genome Study Sheds Light on Fruit Tree's Domestication

Dec. 23, 2016 — Researchers have sequenced the genome of the dry jujube. They identified the genomic region that underlies the sugar and acid content of the fruits -- a key factor in jujube domestication -- as well ... 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 expect trees will advance upslope as global temperatures increase, shifting the tree line—the mountain zone where trees become smaller and eventually stop growing—to higher elevations. ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — A new study shows how the present-day distribution of physical traits across species can help explain how the evolutionary process unfolded over ... 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

Studies of Vulnerable Populations Get a 'Bootstrapped' Boost from Statisticians

Dec. 13, 2016 — Researchers report on a statistical approach called 'tree bootstrapping' can help social scientists study hard-to-reach populations like drug ... read more

From Urban Jungle to Rainforest Canopy: How Construction Cranes Are Building Ecological Knowledge

Dec. 13, 2016 — The humble construction crane could be the key to exploring what ecologists call 'the last biotic frontier' – the forest ... read more

Paradise Lost? Loss of Large Fruit-Eating Birds Threatens Tropical Forests

Dec. 7, 2016 — More than 90 % of tropical trees rely on fruit-eating animals, especially birds, for the dispersal of their seeds. Adding to previous evidence, new research shows that large birds are more important ... read more

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