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timberbiz -3 hours ago

Green Building Council new CEO

Sustainability industry leader Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the new chief executive officer. The former general manager of sustainability and corporate procurement at one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland, Ms Rooney brings he...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

LIGNIA new distributor for SE Asia with Global Timber

Modified timber business LIGNIA Wood Company has announced a new distribution partnership that covers much of Europe and South-east Asia with Global Timber, one of Europe’s leading timber companies. Source: TTJ Online Global Timber, based in Aarhus in Denmark, has the largest warehouse in northern...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

Asia Pacific flooring show in March

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia Pacific and co-organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia, is welcoming visitors to register for the 2019 show taking place from March 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Source: Timberbiz The show is expanding this year to ...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

Commonwealth Forestry Association Young Forester Awards open

As part of the Commonwealth Forestry Association’s commitment to supporting the professional development of young foresters they have announced the launch of the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. This is open to any Com...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

$75m Supreme Court action against IOOF underway

Backed by an Australian leading litigation funder, IMF Bentham Limited thousands of Australian retirees, who lost everything after investing in a forestry scheme in the 1980s, will finally get their day in court against IOOF. The Supreme Court of NSW has scheduled the hearing over eight days from ...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -just now

Shade trees decrease pest abundances on brassica crops in Kenya

Abstract Agroforestry practices may mitigate the current loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services due to deforestation and agricultural intensification. To examine the effects of agroforestry on the ecosystem service of pest regulation, we assessed pest abundances and biological control potential in shaded and open kale (Brassica oleracea L. acephala) fields in Western Kenya...

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Climate Change Adaptation

CFS -3 days ago

Limber pine (Pinus flexilis James) genetic map constructed by exome-seq provides insight into the evolution of disease resistance and a genomic resource for genomics-based breeding

Limber pine (Pinus flexilis) is a keystone species of high-elevation forest ecosystems of western North America, but some parts of the geographic range have high infection and mortality from the non-native white pine blister rust caused by Cronartium ribicola. Genetic maps can provide essential knowledge for understanding genetic disease resistance as well as local adaptation to changing climates....

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Springer -just now

Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa

Abstract Mining alters the natural landscape and discharges large volumes of wastes that pose serious pollution hazards to the environment, to human health and to agriculture. As a result, the recent 2 decades have witnessed a global surge in research on post-mining landscape restoration, yielding a suite of techniques including physical, chemical, biological (also know...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -7 days ago

Event: Advancing the Biodiversity Agenda: Ministerial Roundtable on Main Outcomes of the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference and the Development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

President of the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of Egypt, will convene an event on the theme, ‘Advancing the Biodiversity Agenda: Ministerial Roundtable on Main Outcomes of the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference and the Development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’. The me...

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timberbiz -1 month ago

International accolades for International House

International House in Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia made from timber, has won a major award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. The seven-floor structure, which is also the world’s tallest commercial building made from engineered wood, was awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The award is supported by PEFC. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz...

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Mongabay -4 days ago

Study identifies climate-resilient trees to help orangutan conservation

The IUCN has identified tree species that are resilient to deepening drought and fires brought on by climate change in Indonesian Borneo. The species will be used for government-backed forest restoration efforts in a national park that has been severely degraded by human settlement and forest fires. The ongoing destruction of Indonesia’s Kutai National Park […]...

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CBD -yesterday

Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West

New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering....

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Forest & Food Security

timberbiz -1 week ago

UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations has issued a global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than 2 billion hectares – an area larger than the South American continent – stand to be restored. Sources: Timberbiz, CIFO...

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

Mongabay -20 hours ago

Invasive plants a fast-growing threat to India’s rhinos

On a gloomy afternoon in May 2018, conservation biologist Bibhab Talukdar was visiting Pobitora National Park in India’s Assam state. As he rode an elephant into the grasslands at the core of the park he was met with an alarming sight: a luxuriant growth of a low, bushy herb with small green leaves and creamy […]...

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