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timberbiz -8 hours ago

WA to develop new markets and jobs

A Forest Products Commission initiative focused on increasing utilisation of Western Australia’s timber resources is poised to develop new markets and create regional jobs. Source: Timberlink Logs will be released into the marketplace to stimulate innovation and see some resources that do not currently have any commercial value used for the production of veneers and engineered wood...

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timberbiz -8 hours ago

Government’s one billion trees plan inadequately supported

The Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key point made by the chairman of the Australian Forest Products Association, Greg McCormack, to the DANA forestry conference in Launceston last week. “This is a good start, but clearly th...

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CFS -9 hours ago

Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially-explicit case study for two regions

Background: We determine the potential of forests and the forest sector to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changes in management practices and wood use for two regions within Canada’s managed forest from 2018 to 2050. Our modeling frameworks include the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector, a framework for harvested wood products that estimates emissions based on product ...

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CFS -10 hours ago

Quantifying the impacts of human activities on reported greenhouse gas emissions and removals in Canada’s managed forest: conceptual framework and implementation

The land sector is expected to contribute to strategies aimed at mitigating global temperature increases and this necessitates an improved understanding of human actions on land sector emissions and removals. Current Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines for the land sector of national greenhouse gas inventories are based on the assumption that all emissions and removals in managed ...

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CBD -yesterday

South Africa: Access to Seed Is Access to Food

Seed as a primary input to agriculture plays a pivotal role in linking agriculture and biodiversity to food sovereignty. Civil society must contest the credibility of corporate consolidation in the South African seed system on the basis that it is inappropriate, given the country's challenges around biodiversity loss, climate change adaptation and food insecurity....

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CBD -yesterday

Malta needs to prepare for climate change, experts

Malta must take ambitious measures to stave off the effects of climate change, a local climatologist has urged, in the wake of a landmark UN report calling for rapid, unprecedented efforts to prevent disaster....

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CBD -yesterday

Time to 'put politicians feet to the fire' on climate change, says SFU environmental prof

The world's leading climate scientists are urging action on climate change at an international panel this week and calling on governments to do more, leading some to ask how this might play out at the local level....

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CBD -yesterday

Banks will not be forced to reveal climate change risks they face

The Bank of England has stopped short of forcing financial companies to disclose the potential risks they face from climate change, despite growing calls from campaigners for such action....

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CBD -4 days ago

Researchers address urgent need to identify species most threatened by climate change

An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of York, have published a set of guidelines for how to assess which species are most vulnerable....

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CBD -4 days ago

Did Ancient Climate Change Affect Human Evolution?

Climate change may be on everyone's lips since the recent UN report, but don't let that fool you. The shifts in climate we're beginning to see are nothing new, as far as Earth - or our ancestors - are concerned....

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Climate Home -5 days ago

Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals

It is controversial and often overlooked, but bioenergy is the only renewable energy today that can supply all sectors, say Kimmo Tiilikainen and Fatih Birol The post Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals appeared first on Climate Home News....

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Mongabay -5 days ago

It’s déjà vu for orangutans, devastated by climate change and hunting once before

Orangutans face a changing climate and are hemmed in by a growing human population using novel technologies to hunt them down. It’s a situation they have been in before — 20,000 years ago. A recent paper suggests that research about what happened in the past can inform conservation strategies today. In Orangutans venture out of […]...

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CBD -5 days ago

How climate change will affect your health

A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments don't make "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to stem global warming. But the planet isn't the only thing at risk as temperatures rise; your health might be in danger, too....

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CBD -5 days ago

How a warming Arctic speeds up climate change - and spreads its damage

By now, scientists have made it as clear as they possibly can that climate change is real and greenhouse gas emissions are to blame. But what is perhaps less well known is the natural role the Arctic plays in both accelerating climate change and spreading its often disastrous consequences around the world....

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CBD -5 days ago

Our food system is at risk of crossing 'environmental limits' - here's how to ease the pressure

The global food system has a lot to answer for. It is a major driver of climate change, thanks to everything from deforestation to cows burping. Food production also transforms biodiverse landscapes into fields inhabited by a single crop or animal. It depletes valuable freshwater resources, and even pollutes ecosystems when fertilisers and manure washed into streams and rivers....

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CBD -5 days ago

'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world

f the world wants to limit climate change, water scarcity and pollution, then we all need to embrace "flexitarian" diets, say scientists.This means eating mainly plant-based foods, and is one of three key steps towards a sustainable future for all in 2050, they say....

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timberbiz -6 days ago

Is restoring forest enough to address climate change

Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in California’s Central Valley were at these two goals. Sources: Phys Org, Journal of Applied Ecology Key among the findings was the conclu...

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timberbiz -6 days ago

Global warming an Australian warning but forestry can help

The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, should serve as a timely reminder that Australia’s forest industries are providing a major contribution in the fight against climate change, but they can do a lot more with the right government policy settings. Source: Timberbiz “Earlier this year, AFPA released ‘18 by 2030 – Forest ...

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CBD -6 days ago

Why Investors Are Backing Zero Deforestation

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the UN-REDD Programme, a bold attempt by the international community to reduce deforestation and its destructive impacts on climate change, biodiversity and the livelihoods of forest-dependent people....

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CBD -6 days ago

Wind holds key to climate change turnaround

Antarctica has a current that circles the landmass as part of the Southern Ocean. This current is called the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. When the westerly winds strengthen during the Southern Hemisphere's summer, waters south of the current acidify faster than can be accounted for in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere alone. The opposite pattern was observed north of the current....

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CBD -6 days ago

What the latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa

The release this week of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) special report on global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations. Billed in the media as "life changing," the report illustrates how crossing the ever-nearer threshold of 1.5? warming will affect the planet, and how difficult it will be to avoid overshooting this targe...

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CBD -6 days ago

'We need to act now' on climate change: Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante hopes the recent chilling scientific report on climate change will help to persuade premier-designate François Legault that fighting global warming should be a top priority for his new provincial government....

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The Guardian -7 days ago

Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C

Ben van Beurden says ‘another Brazil in terms of rainforest’ will help achieve UN targetThe boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting project the size of the Amazon rainforest would be needed to meet a tougher global warming target, as he argued more renewable energy alone would not be enough.Ben van Beurden said it would be a major challenge to limit temperature rises to 1.5C (equivalent to...

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IISD -7 days ago

IPCC Special Report: Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C Will Require “Unprecedented” Transitions

The report assesses the latest science on 1.5ºC of warming as opposed to 2ºC of warming, which is projected to lead to worse global and regional climate impacts, exposing 420 million more people to severe heatwaves, for example. The SR15 will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December 2018,...

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IFSA -7 days ago

Reflection on UNFCC Bangkok Session 2018

Text by Arifah Hidayati (Indonesia)                                     Pic: Kiara Worth (Earth Negotiations Bulletin)        In the early September, I had the chance to attend the 48th Mid-intersessional Meeting of Subdisiary Bodies of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC SB 48.2) in Bangkok, Thailand. As a first-timer in a UN … C...

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Waldwissen.net -7 days ago

Quelle influence a la neige dans le réchauffement climatique?

La jeune doctorante du SLF Johanna Malle étudie l'influence de la forêt sur la réflectance de la neige (albedo). Pour ceci, elle a installé un télépherique et piloté un drone....

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Waldwissen.net -7 days ago

Quel impact la neige a-t-elle sur le réchauffement climatique?

La jeune doctorante du SLF Johanna Malle étudie l'influence de la forêt sur la réflectance de la neige (albedo). Pour ceci, elle a installé un téléphérique et piloté un drone....

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IUFRO -7 days ago

Carbon Forestry Course // 19 December 2018

As in past years, the course will be conducted in close cooperation with renowned partner organisations and land-use experts. The course is designed for people that want to increase their competencies in the field of land use-based climate change mitigation activities and to gain expert knowledge about climate policy instruments at national and international levels. It is regularly offered to stud...

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FOREST EUROPE -7 days ago

Press Release: Agroforestry Offers a Way to Stand Against Climate Change

For a more sustainable future, a joint FOREST EUROPE and FAO workshop promotes the compounding of agriculture and forestry in Budapest, Hungary. Budapest, Hungary – Using a negligible percent of arable... The post Press Release: Agroforestry Offers a Way to Stand Against Climate Change appeared first on Forest Europe....

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CBD -7 days ago

We Feed the World: photo stories of farmers fighting climate change in five continents

Five photographers follow the challenges facing small-scale farmers, and their pioneering solutions for a farming system that does not cost the planet....

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CBD -7 days ago

Here's What Humanity Must Do Immediately to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change, According to the New U.N. Report

A landmark United Nations report on Monday warned that sufficiently limiting man-made global warming will "require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" in order to avoid dramatic global consequences, including rising sea levels, dying coral reefs and human casualties due to extreme heat....

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CBD -7 days ago

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here's what you can do

The challenge of avoiding catastrophic climate breakdown requires "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society", according to a new IPCC report....

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CBD -7 days ago

Combatting Global Warming Means Adopting Technology, Now

If you have not seen any discussion of the latest alarming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the media you read, you need to start reading other media. The executive summary for policymakers is only 33 pages long, and worth perusing....

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CBD -7 days ago

Oysters at risk from changing climate

Climate change's effect on coastal ecosystems is very likely to increase mortality risks of adult oyster populations in the next 20 years....

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INBAR -7 days ago

Global Warming of 1.5 °C – How can Bamboo Help?

The United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on Monday outlining the global predictions for global warming, with implications for the world of bamboo and rattan. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a scientific and intergovernmental body founded by the United Nations, and set up to provide the world with an objective, […] The post Global Warm...

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Springer -1 week ago

Quantifying the effect of persistent dryer climates on forest productivity and implications for forest planning: a case study in northern Germany

Abstract Background Forest management decisions are based on expectations of future developments. For sound decisions it is essential to accurately predict the expected values in future developments and to account for their inherent uncertainty, for example the impact of climate change on forests. Changing climatic conditions affect ...

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GFW -2 weeks ago

By the Numbers: The Value of Tropical Forests in the Climate Change Equation

By David Gibbs, Nancy Harris and Frances Seymour Protecting tropical forests is essential for achieving the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Global Forest Watch Climate recently released estimated carbon dioxide emissions associated with the 2017 tropical tree cover loss data, and the numbers demonstrate more of what we already knew. If tropical tree cover loss continues at the curr...

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The Guardian -2 weeks ago

Crunch time for forests and plastic pollution (including crisp packets) | Letters

Noam Schimmel on the urgent need to reduce deforestation, Antonis Mavropoulos on escaping the multidimensional plastic matrix and Steven Bennett on food packagingScientists are right to stress that halting rampant deforestation is vital to mitigating climate change (Scientists say halting deforestation ‘just as urgent’ as reducing emissions, 4 October). But forests do much more than serve as c...

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Climate change apathy, not denial, is the biggest threat to our planet

Three years after world leaders signed the Paris climate agreement, we're about to better understand what that deal means for how we live our lives. On Monday, a major report from the UN's climate science panel will set out what it will take to limit global warming to 1.5C, the key Paris target....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Has climate change threat been underestimated?

Nearly every day, peer-reviewed studies on global warming warn that deadly impacts will come sooner and hit harder than once thought. Virtually none, however, suggest that previous predictions of future heatwaves, droughts, storms, floods or rising seas were overblown....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news

in Incheon, South Korea, this week, representatives of more than 130 countries and about 50 scientists have packed into a large conference center going over every line of an all-important report: What chance does the planet have of keeping climate change to a moderate, controllable level?...

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CBD -2 weeks ago

We need political leadership on climate change

Ireland faces a choice and Minister Denis Naughten TD will soon need to make a decision in the long-term interest of our country. Will we take up the challenge set down for us by the Taoiseach and the Citizens' Assembly to become a leader in the fight against climate change?...

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iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: Predicting the impacts of climate change on the distribution of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. in the central and eastern Alborz Mountains, Iran

Fatemi SS, Rahimi M, Tarkesh M, Ravanbakhsh HPREDICTING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF JUNIPERUS EXCELSA M. BIEB. IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALBORZ MOUNTAINS, IRANAbstract: In recent years, global climate change has had significant biological, temporal, and spatial effects on many terrestrial habitats. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of climate change o...

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UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Knowledge Exchange (Dehradun, India)

This three-day regional event, held from 12-14 September, assembled 50 delegates from 13 countries around Asia & the Pacific to exchange practical experiences on forestry and climate change. It focused on the topic of Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FREL/FRLs), a mandatory requirement for countries to be eligible to receive results-based payments under the international REDD+ framework. Subm...

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The Guardian -2 weeks ago

Scientists say halting deforestation 'just as urgent' as reducing emissions

Protecting and restoring forests would reduce 18% of emissions by 2030 and help to avoid global temperature rise beyond 1.5CThe role of forests in combating climate change risks being overlooked by the world’s governments, according to a group of scientists that has warned halting deforestation is “just as urgent” as eliminating the use of fossil fuels.Razing the world’s forests would rele...

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Food in the time of climate change

Worldwide, food production is responsible for almost 24 percent (IPCC assessment report 2014) of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing the industrial and transport sector....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

To truly fight climate change, we need to set our sights higher

The catastrophic recent weather events in the United States, Asia and elsewhere have once again shown that the world is in the midst of a climate crisis of our own making. While countries like ours are on the front lines of the worst impacts to come, these events remind us that no country is immune....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Climate change efforts should focus on ocean-based solutions

Ambitious and rapid action is needed to reduce climate change and its impacts -- and the first broad-scale assessment of ocean-based solutions shows the focus should be on the oceans. The study looks at the feasibility of 13 ocean-based measures to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), counteract ocean warming and/or reduce impacts like ocean acidification and sea-level rise....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Voluntary carbon gets lift from Paris, planes and propriety

Voluntary carbon markets are heating up as companies and consumers are taking action on climate change, according to Voluntary Carbon Market Insights: 2018 Outlook and First-Quarter Trends, published recently by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Kinshasa et Brasilia harmonisent leurs positions sur la tripartite climatique RDC-Brésil-Indonésie

Le vice-Premier ministre, ministre des Affaires étrangères et intégration régionale, Leonard She Okitundu et le secrétaire d'Etat aux Affaires étrangères brésilien et négociateur en chef climat, l'ambassadeur José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho, ont harmonisé leurs positions sur la tenue de la tripartite climatique RDC-Brésil-Indonésie à New York, en marge des travaux de la 73ème ses...

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IISD -2 weeks ago

Guest Article: Forests: A Natural Solution to Climate Change, Crucial for a Sustainable Future

The UN-REDD Programme, a joint undertaking of FAO, UNDP and UN Environment to fight deforestation and forest degradation, was developed to advance the UNFCCC and to foster innovative and collaborative approaches to address the existential challenge of climate change. Founded ten years ago with the sustained and substantial support of Denmark, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the E...

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NGP -2 weeks ago

NGP 2018 Review

Plantations that follow NGP principles are part of the solution ? to restoring nature, to enabling sustainable development, and to combating climate change. This is a message we want to spread further, and we are excited this year to hold our annual Encounter alongside the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests in Beijing. This review takes a closer look at these topics, as we seek to ...

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timberbiz -2 weeks ago

NZ Iwi to harvest carbon credits from unproductive forests

Whanganui iwi have been offered an opportunity to harvest carbon credits off waste or unproductive land if it becomes permanent forest. Source: New Zealand Herald On September 28 the new Māori Carbon Foundation held a meeting at Cooks Gardens Function Centre to outline its proposal. About 40 people were there to hear it. On suitable land the foundation is offering to establish, maintain and insur...

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Can Buddhism Help Fight Climate Change?

At an idyllic retreat in California, the architect of the Paris Agreement argues that it can.Amid the golden hills near Point Reyes, California, in the sunlit main hall of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris climate agreement, is explaining how Buddhism saved her life....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

'Reasons to be hopeful' on 1.5C global temperature target

Dutch scientist Dr Heleen de Coninck is one of the co-ordinating lead authors of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5C which will be released next Monday in South Korea....

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Western forests could adapt to pine beetles, but people won't let them

Though sporadic pine beetle outbreaks are a natural part of western U.S. ecosystems, a combination of climate change and drought have made them epidemic. The outbreaks are unusually large and intense, raising fears that pine forests may collapse - yet it seems that some trees are genetically predisposed to withstand attack....

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IISD -2 weeks ago

UN Secretary-General Looks Forward to 2019 Climate Summit to Mobilize Climate Action, Finance

At the Informal Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed that he will convene a Climate Summit to mobilize climate action and finance in September 2018. Guterres said France and Jamaica will co-chair an initiative to support a political process to ensure that governments mobilize US$100 billion a year by 2020 for climate action. Participants emphasized th...

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timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Landmark Oregon CLT project a warning to CLT industry

A massive accident and cost overrun at a landmark CLT project in Oregon in the US has been cited as a warning to the burgeoning CLT industry in Australia. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Chris Lafferty, manager of research and development at Forest and Wood Products Australia, said the problems at a big $US79 million CLT project at Oregon State University – the glue failed, a heavy panel co...

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CBD -2 weeks ago

Moving the global mining industry towards biodiversity awareness

UN Environment and partners are working with businesses to highlight the benefits of biodiversity-sensitive best practices in the mining sector. Poorly managed mining operations can pollute the environment and damage the biodiversity that underpins economies, provides food, fuel, building materials and freshwater, and helps to mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural disasters....

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USFS -2 weeks ago

The importance of regional and landscape context and climate change to northern bobwhite management

Long-term declines in northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in the United States are presumably due to decades of habitat loss or degradation at a national scale. Food and fiber production characterized by replacement of open woodlands and savannas by dense forest, intensification of agriculture, and conversion of native grasslands to nonnative pastures have degraded habitats for most grassland ...

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USFS -2 weeks ago

Rethinking infrastructure in an era of unprecedented weather events

The United States is at an infrastructural crossroads. First, the climate is changing faster than built infrastructure and the institutions that manage and maintain it. Recent extreme weather events highlight the precarious state of the nation’s infrastructure and the ability of cities to adapt to climate change. After the nation in 2016 broiled through its hottest summer on record, 2017 began w...

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Springer -2 weeks ago

Carabids benefit more from pine stands with added understory or second story of broad-leaved trees favored by climate change than from one-storied pine stands

Abstract The released excess anthropogenic nitrogen and carbon produces habitat enrichment, as exemplified by the modification of one-storied pine stands by introducing deciduous species into the understory or second story. In this study, we discuss the validity of pine stand modification by pitfall-trapping epigeic carabid beetles. Two hypotheses were formulated: (1) proportio...

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Springer -2 weeks ago

Age and weather effects on between and within ring variations of number, width and coarseness of tracheids and radial growth of young Norway spruce

Abstract Annual growth, fibre and wood properties of Norway spruce are all under strong influence from genetics, age and weather. They change dynamically, particularly at young ages. Most genetic research and tree improvement programs are based on data from this most dynamic phase of the life of trees, affected by differences in weather among sites and years. In the work presen...

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ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Invasive plants can boost blue carbon storage

When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new article has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier for ecosystems to store 'blue carbon' -- the carbon stored in coastal environments like salt marshes, mangroves and seagrasses. But other invaders, most notably animals, can do the exact opposite....

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INBAR -2 weeks ago

INBAR’s first United Nations General Assembly a resounding success

For many years INBAR has been closely engaging the United Nations, and has acted as an observer to the UN Economic and Social Council, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. In 2017, The International Organization for Bamboo and Rattan was made an […] The post INBAR’s first United Natio...

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ScienceDaily -3 weeks ago

Fewer biofuels, more green space: Climate action researcher calls for urgent shift

Growing and harvesting bioenergy crops -- corn for ethanol or trees to fuel power plants, for example -- is a poor use of land, which is a precious resource in the fight against climate change, says a researcher....

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UBC Forestry -3 weeks ago

World’s city greening experts gather in Vancouver

Vancouver will host the largest international conference on urban forestry ever held, with more than 700 urban greening experts from across the world assembling in Vancouver next week. Trees and green spaces are crucial components of our cities and towns. However, most cities are still losing trees and green spaces due to climate change, invasive […]...

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IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: 5th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC) 2018

Organized as a targeted platform to update stakeholders on current and emerging sustainability developments in the palm oil industry, the 5th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC) 2018 will focus on: palm oil, agriculture and potential impacts on environment and climate change; progress and challenges of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification; and wildlife conservat...

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EFETAC -3 weeks ago

The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a combination of these stressors. “How will managers respond to the threats posed by changing climate conditions?” asks USDA Forest Service scientist James Guldin. […]...

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Tree Aid -3 weeks ago

After the flood: helping trees survive

Heavy rain in the drylands of Africa can be devastating for both trees and communities, and it is being made worst by climate change as extreme weather patterns sweep the globe. Trees uprooted by rain Recent torrential rain in West Africa has washed away soil and everything in its path, destroying these trees in the The post After the flood: helping trees survive appeared first on TREE AID....

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USFS -3 weeks ago

Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests

Tree mortality rates appear to be increasing in moist tropical forests (MTFs) with significant carbon cycle consequences. Here, we review the state of knowledge regarding MTF tree mortality, create a conceptual framework with testable hypotheses regarding the drivers, mechanisms and interactions that may underlie increasing MTF mortality rates, and identify the next steps for improved understandin...

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USFS -3 weeks ago

A Physically Based Daily Simulation of the Glacier-Dominated Hydrology of the Copper River Basin, Alaska

The large, highly glacierized Copper River basin is an important water resource for the south-central region of Alaska. Thus, information is needed on the reaction of its hydrologic timing and streamflow volumes to historical changes in climate, in order to assess the possible impact of future changes. However, the basin is remote, and therefore, it has proved difficult to collect field data in a ...

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USFS -3 weeks ago

Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States

Little research has been conducted on how agricultural producers in the northeastern United States conceptualize climate-related risk and how these farmers address risk through on-farm management strategies. Two years following Tropical Storm Irene, our team interviewed 15 farmers in order to investigate their perceptions of climate-related risk and how their decision-making was influenced by thes...

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USFS -3 weeks ago

Current Perspectives on Sustainable Forest Management: North America

Purpose of Review Increased availability of current forest resource information provides an opportunity to evaluate the continued concerns about forest sustainability in North America. The purpose of this study is to assess and discuss the current state and trends of North American forest resources, sustainable forest management, and their implications for forest sustainability. Recent Findings Re...

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USFS -3 weeks ago

Impacto del celentamiento global y enriquecimiento atmosférico de CO2 sobre cultivos tropicales: la perspectiva para Venezuela

La realidad del cambio climático, representado por el incremento de temperatura y concentración atmosférica de CO2, y su relación con causas antropogénicas ya no admite discusión. Este incremento genera profundos cambios en los patrones de distribución de lluvias afectando la disponibilidad de agua para cultivos. En 1975 la población mundial sobrepasó los 4 millardos y en el 2015 acaba de...

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USFS -3 weeks ago

Forest, trees and water on a changing planet: How contemporary science can inform policy and practice

Trees and people both need water. With a growing global population and continued forest loss and degradation – a key question becomes: are trees and people competitors or friends? The relationship between forests, trees and water is an issue of considerable complexity and uncertainty, but of high priority for both people and the environment. In the face of such challenges, the next generation of...

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Springer -3 weeks ago

Carbon budgets of potential tropical perennial grass cropping scenarios for bioenergy feedstock production

Abstract Background The environmental costs of fossil fuel consumption are globally recognized, opening many pathways for the development of regional portfolio solutions for sustainable replacement fuel and energy options. The purpose of this study was to create a baseline carbon (C) budget of a conventionally managed sugarcane (Sacc...

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IISD -3 weeks ago

Namibia Launches NDC Partnership Plan for Climate Action

The priority areas outlined in Namibia’s NDC Partnership Plan include developing better framework conditions for effective climate change governance, and strengthening financing of projects that help reduce emissions. In its NDC, Namibia has committed to reduce emissions by 89% by 2030 compared to the business-as-usual scenario through climate-smart agriculture, reducing deforestation and renewa...

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CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Screening Potential Bioenergy Production of Tree Species in Degraded and Marginal Land in the Tropics

Bioenergy can produce at least 25% of the global energy demand to combat climate change through reducing emissions in the... The post Screening Potential Bioenergy Production of Tree Species in Degraded and Marginal Land in the Tropics appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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Springer -4 weeks ago

Spatially-integrated estimates of net ecosystem exchange and methane fluxes from Canadian peatlands

Abstract Background Peatlands are an important component of Canada’s landscape, however there is little information on their national-scale net emissions of carbon dioxide [Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE)] and methane (CH4). This study compiled results for peatland NEE and CH4 emissions from chamber and eddy covariance studies across ...

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IUFRO -4 weeks ago

Environmental Justice MOOC

This free 5-week online course is open to everyone around the world. For the first time the teaching is available in Spanish as well as English. Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environment management. Hear from activists around the world, and share your own experiences with other learners from many different backgrounds....

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IISD -4 weeks ago

Climate Action Roadmap Shows Sectors Can Halve Emissions by 2030 with Strong Policies

The report details steps to 2030 to catalyze action at the speed and scale required to combat climate change, including solutions to halve emissions in a range of sectors, and specific strategies to accelerate their scaling up. Existing technologies and companies behind them could help determine whether we live on a 1.5-2°C planet or in a +3°C world. While technology alone cannot solve the clima...

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timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Trelleborg Twins on Ponsse Elephant

The latest addition to Swedish logging company WNK Skogsgallring’s collection of forest machinery is a brand new Ponsse Elephant forwarder, equipped with eight Twin Forestry T480 tyres. Source: Timberbiz When fully loaded with timber, the vehicle weighs 45 tonnes. With such a heavy machine, it is essential to move around with caution; the effect of climate change bringing milder winters has incr...

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FAO -4 weeks ago

Workshop shows scientists how to communicate complex forest issues

Successfully communicating complex messages related to science, especially information involving climate change and the forest sector, was the theme of a workshop held today for scientists from around the world....

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World Bank -4 weeks ago

PROFOR and IUFRO Global Expert Workshop on Fire, Forests and Climate Change

Jul 2 2018 - 8:00am to Jul 4 2018 - 8:00pm  ...

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The Guardian -4 weeks ago

Plantwatch: road could harm dozens of protected natural sites near Oxford

Environmentalists outraged at proposed road that would damage ancient woodland, meadows and rare fenland A £4bn expressway road has been proposed to link Oxford with Cambridge, eventually leading to a million new homes built around the road. The proposal, announced on 12 September, could damage 20 nature reserves and 51 other protected natural sites, including ancient woodlands, meadows rich in r...

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IISD -4 weeks ago

GCAS Inspires New Climate Commitments, Urges National Governments to Step Up Climate Action by 2020

The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Clim...

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IISD -4 weeks ago

18 Foundations Call for Increasing Investments in Forests and Land to Fight Climate Change

Eighteen philanthropic organizations released a joint statement at the Global Climate Action Summit, expressing support for land use policies and finance that help achieve ambitious climate targets and contribute to sustainable development, and for indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ land rights and management of forests. The organizations call for increasing investments in forests and ...

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timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Tulipwood MultiPly at London Design Festival

MultiPly, a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral wooden pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood has opened to the public in the Sackler Courtyard of the V&A in time for the London Design Festival. Source: Timberbiz The 43m3 of tulipwood that makes up MultiPly stores the equivalent of 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide and is replaced with natural growth in the American forest in five minutes. The...

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USFS -4 weeks ago

Decadal changes in tree range stability across forests of the eastern U.S.

The monitoring of tree range dynamics has emerged as an important component of adaptive responses of forest management to global change scenarios such as extreme precipitation events and/or invasive species. Comparisons between the locations of adults versus seedlings of individual tree species using contemporary forest inventories is one tool widely used to assess the status of tree ranges in lig...

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USFS -1 month ago

Building on a century of forest genetics research

Forest genetics research in the Pacific Northwest began in the early 20th century with the establishment of the Douglas-Fir Heredity Study and the Wind River Arboretum. These early studies led to preference for native species for refoestation, and the delineation of seed collection guidelines and seed zones in the 1940s. The 1950s saw an increased interest in forest genetics and tree improvement a...

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Tree Aid -1 month ago

Growing trees to ‘Grow Hope’ in Ghana

In the driest parts of Ghana, poverty, desertification and the effects of climate change are widespread. There is clear evidence that temperatures are rising, the patterns and levels of rainfall are becoming increasingly erratic and natural disasters such as drought and floods are becoming ever more frequent and severe. The majority of people depend on The post Growing trees to ‘Grow Hope’ in ...

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IISD -1 month ago

UN Secretary-General Urges Leadership to Face “Direct Existential Threat” of Climate Change

Guterres underscored that if we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where “runaway climate change” can be avoided. He called for shifting from dependence on fossil fuels towards cleaner energy and away from deforestation to more efficient use of resources. Guterres urged leaders to use every opportunity between now and the Katowice Climate Change Conference, to resolve rema...

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CATIE -1 month ago

ACI enfocada en energías renovables

En los siguientes enlaces pueden encontrar las presentaciones de los conferencistas: −Alvaro Umaña Quesada, exministro de Ambiente y Energía de Costa Rica e investigador del CATIE: Energía, agricultura y cambio climático https://bit.ly/2CQ9ryU −Scott Sklar, experto en energía solar y líder de la empresa Stella Group: Energías renovables para aplicaciones agrícolas https://bit.l...

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ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to extinction

Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers....

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IUFRO -1 month ago

B-04 New Generation Plantations for Natural Climate Solutions, Session at the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests

From 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-27, Beijing, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T31, T29 Forests provide a wide variety of ecosystem services and international conventions and national policies for climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation recommend forest protection and restoration. A recent estimate suggests that natural climate solutions such as conservation, restoration and improved land ...

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CIFOR -1 month ago

Can a jurisdictional approach boost sustainability?

New report assesses outcomes for tropical forests and climate change...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Postdoctoral Researcher in Forest ecosystem services and biodiversity // 15 October 2018

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Forest ecosystem services and biodiversity, for a fixed 3 year term starting 1.1.2019 or as agreed. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of Prof. Mikko Mönkkönen in the Biodiversa funded project "Scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Course: Landscape governance

Forested landscapes worldwide are increasingly integrated in global processes of trade, market development, resource exploitation and climate change. Site-based or community level approaches can no longer cope with these issues which exceed the local sphere of influence. Although landscapes are usually considered to be appropriate levels to negotiate land use options, they are rarely recognised as...

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ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Warming: Peatlands will store more carbon initially, but that will change

Peatlands are extremely effective at storing carbon, but an international study has found climate change could stop that. The group investigated how peatlands - swamps and bogs with organic rich soils - have responded to climate variability between 850 BCE and 1850 CE....

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ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests

Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in elevation. Additional land protection, unfortunately, may not be enough to reverse the trend, driven in part by globally rising temperatures....

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FAO -1 month ago

Strong policy support essential for sustainable woodfuel value chains

Woodfuel can be a sustainable source of energy and its value chains can contribute to landscape restoration, better livelihoods, and commitments to fight climate change. But to achieve that, a framework of strong supporting policies that promotes sustainable production and well-governed producer organizations is essential....

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Springer -1 month ago

The effects of land cover change on carbon stock dynamics in a dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia

Abstract Background Forests play an important role in mitigating global climate change by capturing and sequestering atmospheric carbon. Quantitative estimation of the temporal and spatial pattern of carbon storage in forest ecosystems is critical for formulating forest management policies to combat climate change. This study explore...

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Springer -1 month ago

Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially explicit case study for two regions

Abstract Background We determine the potential of forests and the forest sector to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changes in management practices and wood use for two regions within Canada’s managed forest from 2018 to 2050. Our modeling frameworks include the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector, a framewo...

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USFS -1 month ago

A global analysis of elevational distribution of non-native versus native plants

Aim: Much is known about the elevational diversity patterns of native species and about the mechanisms that drive these patterns. A similar level of understanding is needed for non-native species. Using published data, we examine elevational diversity patterns of non-native plants and compare the resulting patterns with those observed for native plants. Location: Global. Methods: We compiled data ...

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RELADEFA -1 month ago

LEGISLACIÓN FORESTAL PERUANA 2 - Che Piu

¿MUCHA NORMA JURÍDICA, POCA LEY Y DERECHO? EL DILEMA DEL SECTOR FORESTAL PERUANO (SEGUNDA PARTE)Hugo Che Piu DezaVicepresidente de DARMiembro de la RELADEFAhchepiu@gmail.comContinuando con el análisis que iniciamos en nuestro artículo anterior sobre la cantidad, la aplicabilidad y los impactos de la legislación forestal peruana, con el objetivo de mejorar nuestra comprensión s...

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IISD -1 month ago

Event: African Forest Policies and Politics (AFORPOLIS 1)

Organized in cooperation with the University of Göttingen, Germany, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), with support from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners, the African Forest Policies and Politics (AFORPOLIS) conference series will seek to advance cutting-edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest governanc...

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Springer -1 month ago

Contribution of forest wood products to negative emissions: historical comparative analysis from 1960 to 2015 in Norway, Sweden and Finland

Abstract Background Forests and forest products can significantly contribute to climate change mitigation by stabilizing and even potentially decreasing the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Harvested wood products (HWP) represent a common widespread and cost-efficient opportunity for negative emissions. After ...

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Springer -1 month ago

A systems approach to assess climate change mitigation options in landscapes of the United States forest sector

Abstract Background United States forests can contribute to national strategies for greenhouse gas reductions. The objective of this work was to evaluate forest sector climate change mitigation scenarios from 2018 to 2050 by applying a systems-based approach that accounts for net emissions across four interdependent components: (1) f...

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USFS -1 month ago

Assessment of hydrologic vulnerability to urbanization and climate change in a rapidly changing watershed in the Southeast U.S.

This study assessed the combined effects of increased urbanization and climate change on streamflow in the Yadkin-Pee Dee watershed (North Carolina, USA) and focused on the conversion from forest to urban land use, the primary land use transition occurring in the watershed. We used the Soil and Water Assessment Tool to simulate future (2050–2070) streamflow and baseflow for four combined climate...

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IISD -1 month ago

Liberia Launches Climate Change Policy and Response Strategy

The policy and response strategy seek to enable better coordination of climate change work in Liberia, provide cooperation and collaboration opportunities between the government and stakeholders, and enhance ongoing efforts related to Liberia’s NAP and NDC. The policy was developed with support from UNECA through a project funded by the GCF....

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USFS -1 month ago

Stand age versus tree diameter as a driver of forest carbon inventory simulations in the northeastern U.S.

Estimating the current status and future trends of carbon (C) stocks and stock changes in forests of the northeastern United States is desired by policy makers and managers as these forests can mitigate climate change through sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>). We developed C flux matrix models using tree and stand variables by tree diameter class and stand ag...

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USFS -1 month ago

Shifts in phenological distributions reshape interaction potential in natural communities

Climate change has changed the phenologies of species worldwide, but it remains unclear how these phenological changes will affect species interactions and the structure of natural communities. Using a novel approach to analyse long-term data of 66 amphibian species pairs across eight communities, we demonstrate that phenological shifts can significantly alter the interaction potential of coexisti...

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USFS -1 month ago

The role of reforestation in carbon sequestration

In the United States (U.S.), the maintenance of forest cover is a legal mandate for federally managed forest lands. More broadly, reforestation following harvesting, recent or historic disturbances can enhance numerous carbon (C)-based ecosystem services and functions. These include production of woody biomass for forest products, and mitigation of atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub> pollution ...

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The Guardian -1 month ago

Weatherwatch: Charles Keeling's CO2 curve shows drastic rise in 60 years

Scientist’s measurements begun 60 years ago show relentless rise of CO2 in the atmosphereA remarkable run of observations began 60 years ago at a weather station high on a volcano in Hawaii. Charles Keeling began monitoring carbon dioxide in the clean air at 3,400 metres (11,150ft) on Mauna Loa, far away from vegetation and urban pollution. His first measurements in 1958 showed 315 parts per mil...

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IUCN -1 month ago

The elephant left the room quite some time ago; let’s follow

Population was once a taboo subject. With the global population set to rise to over 9.7 billion by 2050, population growth and the resulting pressure on the environment is now recognised as a key conservation issue. Removing barriers to family planning must be an integral part of conservation policy, writes David Johnson, Chief Executive, Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustain...

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CFS -2 months ago

Untangling methodological and scale considerations in growth and productivity trend estimates of Canada’s forests.

In view of the economic, social and ecological importance of Canada’s forest ecosystems, there is a growing interest in studying the response of these ecosystems to climate change. Accurate knowledge regarding growth trajectories is needed for both policymakers and forest managers to ensure sustainability of the forest resource. However, results of previous analyses regarding the sign and magnit...

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CFS -2 months ago

The Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3): customization of the Archive Index Database for European countries.

Key message The purpose of this report is to increase the transparency of applications of the CBM-CFS3 model by climate-related policy-makers and researchers. The report provides explicit information on the parametrization of a new Archive Index Database used with this model to simulate forest carbon dynamics in 26 EU countries. The database can be accessed at https://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-cbm-...

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OUFC -2 months ago

Beat the heat – Enhancing our urban forest may be one step toward making our cities more resilient to climate change

It has been a hot summer here in Ontario, and around the globe. While extreme heat is not often the attention garnering event that large storms and other natural disasters are, it can be even more deadly. This summer’s heatwave in Quebec has been attributed for the loss of dozens of lives and the Chicago […]...

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IISD -2 months ago

CSOs Share Expertise for Advancing Finland’s SDG Progress

Finland was one of the first countries to develop a national implementation plan and define national indicators required to monitor progress on sustainable development. The report recommends looking at decisions that are detrimental to sustainable development, such as tax support for fossil fuels. The CSOs note that the budget proposal for 2019 will be estimated mainly from the climate change pers...

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CFS -2 months ago

Salvage harvesting for bioenergy in Canada: From sustainable and integrated supply chain to climate change mitigation.

Driven by the policy imperatives of mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving energy security, an increasing proportion of global energy demand is being met by nonfossil energy sources. The socioeconomic and environmental benefits of replacing fossil fuels with bioenergy are complex; however, debate continues about issues such as best practices for biomass removal, stable supply chai...

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REDD-Monitor -2 months ago

Governor Brown: If you care about climate change, stop drilling for oil. REDD is a dangerous distraction

In the last few weeks, California’s governor Jerry Brown has received two letters about climate change. One recommends that he should take meaningful action on climate change. The other recommends that he should provide a loophole to allow the oil industry to continue polluting. Letter 1: Stop drilling for oil Two Democratic members of Congress, […]...

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Climate Home -2 months ago

Kerala shows how floods are changing

Across the world, cities and communities are underprepared for the new flooding regime that climate change is ushering in The post Kerala shows how floods are changing appeared first on Climate Home News....

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SNS -2 months ago

Climate change: Forest sector needs action now

The past summer was very hot and dry in most of the Nordic och Baltic countries, and therefore the effects of climate change have been highlighted. The heat contributed to increased awareness and discussions about a reality we might be facing sooner than expected. Earlier Perspective texts here   High… Read more...

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ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Species-rich forests better compensate environmental impacts

To offset CO2 emissions, China is reforesting. If a mixture of tree species instead of monocultures were planted, much more carbon could be stored. An international team has shown that species-rich forest ecosystems take up more CO2 from the atmosphere and store more carbon in biomass and soil, making them more effective against climate change....

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ScienceDaily -2 months ago

In Eastern US, adult trees adapt and acclimate to local climate

Trees growing in temperate forests in the eastern US show strong adaptation or acclimation to local climate. So reports a new study that analyzed more than 23,000 tree cores to investigate how adult trees respond to changes in climatic conditions....

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World Bank -2 months ago

Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 25 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30amForests are critical for sustainable development as they provide oxygen, significantly help curb climate change, are home to a majority of global biodiversity and provide livelihoods for nearly 2 billion people. But deforestation is accelerating. ...

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SocialForest -2 months ago

SocialForest se adhiere al proyecto LIFE FOREST CO2

SOCIALFOREST se une en calidad de empresa colaboradora en el proyecto LIFE FOREST CO2 que busca incentivar herramientas como la gestión forestal sostenible para la mitigación del cambio climático. ¿Qué es un programa LIFE? El programa LIFE es un instrumento financiero de la Unión Europea (UE) que desde 1992, financia proyectos de investigación o intervenciones […]...

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INBAR -2 months ago

In conversation with… UNFCCC

Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), moderated a panel discussion on ‘Bamboo and rattan for climate change and green growth’ at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC). Here, he talks to INBAR about the importance of bamboo as a climate change solution. […] The post In conversation with… ...

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SMY -2 months ago

Ireland eyeing Finnish forest bioeconomy

Andrew Doyle, the Irish Minister of Food, Forestry & Horticulture, believes in sustainable forestry in battling climate change. Doyle visited […]...

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USFS -2 months ago

Incorporating Climate Change Synthesis Into Forest Planning Revision

RMRS researcher Charlie Luce and Forest Service Intermountain Region Climate Change Coordinator Natalie Little are partnering with the Manti-La Sal National Forest to better distribute the most recent and relevant climate change knowledge to Regional and Forest leaders and staffs. The goal of this partnership is to deliver usable, actionable information to land managers and Forest staffs to provid...

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IISD -2 months ago

ECLAC Urges Countries to Change Development Paradigm to Combat Climate Change, Achieve Sustainable Development

The publication examines nine theses or assumptions related to climate change and sustainable development in LAC and seven challenges they pose. These assumptions and challenges are supported by a series of graphics and illustrations....

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ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that have become typical out west in recent years. But as the climate changes over time, eastern forests are also likely to experience longer droughts. And although wildfires are comparatively rare, prescriptive fires are increasingly used in the east...

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ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood

Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This sounds like good news. After all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood and hence taking away the key ingredient in global warming. But is it that simple? A team analyzed wood samples from the oldest existing experimental areas spanning a period of 150 years -- and reached a surprising conc...

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AFTA -2 months ago

Assessing Agroforestry’s Role in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change

The USDA Forest Service has published a new report: Agroforestry: Enhancing Resiliency in U.S. Agricultural Landscapes Under Changing Conditions based upon a national scientific assessment of agroforestry (Figure 1). With contributions from more than 50 experts from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, this report presents the first-ever synthesis on agroforestry as a mechanism for improving the...

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AFTA -2 months ago

360o of Silvopasturing to Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change is already impacting farm and forest lands throughout the northeastern United States. Temperatures are increasing and more rain is falling all at once with dry periods in between. With these changes comes greater variation and uncertainty in crop and livestock production. Without modifying management, agricultural profits may decline (Melillo et al. 2014).  Farmers and land man...

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FOREST EUROPE -2 months ago

Second meeting of the Expert Group on Adaptation to Climate Change

The post Second meeting of the Expert Group on Adaptation to Climate Change appeared first on Forest Europe....

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ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Forests crucial for limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees

Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say....

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ICRAF -2 months ago

Agroforestry could make agriculture emissions-neutral by 2050

At a defining conference centred around the forthcoming ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development, participants heard that integrating more trees into farming systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers adapt to climate change.   Agroforestry is a... The post Agroforestry could make agriculture emissions-neutral by 2050 appeared first on Agroforestry Wo...

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ICRAF -2 months ago

Philippines to access the Green Climate Fund

The Philippines is preparing a proposal to access the Green Climate Fund, a billion-dollar platform that bankrolls low-emission and climate-resilient programs in developing countries. “Ambition enables finance,” said Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and... The post Philippines to access the Green Climate Fund appeared first on Agroforestry...

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iForest -3 months ago

Research Articles: Tree biomass and carbon density estimation in the tropical dry forest of Southern Western Ghats, India

Padmakumar B, Sreekanth NP, Shanthiprabha V, Paul J, Sreedharan K, Augustine T, Jayasooryan KK, Rameshan M, Mohan M, Ramasamy EV, Thomas APTREE BIOMASS AND CARBON DENSITY ESTIMATION IN THE TROPICAL DRY FOREST OF SOUTHERN WESTERN GHATS, INDIAAbstract: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change highlights the significance of carbon storage and emission in forests towards climate change mi...

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IISD -3 months ago

WWF Event “Bends the Curve" on Forest Loss

At the margins of the HLPF, WWF convened an event to discuss the intersection of land use, food systems and climate change. Panelists from McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Rabobank outlined steps their companies were taking on sustainability with respect to forests, food, land and climate....

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USFS -3 months ago

International Experts Publish Global Assessment of Forests and Water

Research Triangle Park, NC--A newly published report presents the current state of knowledge on the relationships between forests and water across the planet. USDA Forest Service scientist Steven McNulty is among the report’s coauthors who assessed global forests’ capacity for supplying water resources to growing populations. “All nations depend on a reliable source of clean water, and fore...

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LTSI -3 months ago

Evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund – LTS Reports

The independent evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was established in 2008 to reduce deforestation across the Congo Basin! The CBFF aims at alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change by reducing the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin … Continue reading →...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

Rewilding Conference: Opportunities and Issues in Re-wilding

From 2019-05-22 to 2019-05-23, Sheffield, United Kingdom, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.03.00 With major challenges facing nature conservation and the still on-going and even accelerating decline of many wildlife species, new and radical approaches are required. The pace of climate change appears to be quickening, urbanisation is accelerating, and the public purse in the UK at least, is shrinking to a...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

Master of Science in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany

Your are invited to attend the 2019 MSc Course in TROPICAL FORESTRY for which DAAD scholarships available are available. The course is taught in English at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities that obtained a status of Excellence. Over many decades, the international orientation and socio-economic focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will...

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Forest Ecosystems -3 months ago

Alternative approaches for estimating missing climate data: application to monthly precipitation records in South-Central Chile

Over the last decades interest has grown on how climate change impacts forest resources. However, one of the main constraints is that meteorological stations are riddled with missing climatic data. This study ......

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ScienceDaily -3 months ago

Tropical forests may soon hinder, not help, climate change effort

Forests in tropical regions could soon become a source of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming and hampering efforts to meet the main goal in the Paris Agreement of 2015....

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CFS -3 months ago

Ecosystem management in paludified boreal forests: enhancing wood production, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration at the landscape level.

Canada’s boreal forest represents an important contributor of the world’s wood supply industry. However, maintaining or increasing productivity of the boreal forest may be challenging in areas dominated by forested peatlands. Moreover, sustainable management of these forests must also consider other important aspects of the forest ecosystem such as biodiversity and carbon sequestration. To add...

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USFS -3 months ago

New Report Assesses the Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Sustainably Harvesting Non-timber Forest Products

Asheville, NC--A new report by USDA Forest Service researchers provides science-based information to help decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers to promote the sustainable harvest of nontimber forest products. The Assessment of Nontimber Forest Products in the United States Under Changing Conditions synthesizes the best available science for managing nontimber forest resources in the U.S...

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FAO -3 months ago

REDD+ and FAO-EU FLEGT collaboration improves governance, reduces deforestation and forest degradation

Improving governance of forests and lands is crucial for many countries if they are to succeed in reducing deforestation and forest degradation, meet their climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals....

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FAO -3 months ago

Building stronger, climate-resilient farming and forest communities

Millions of small-scale farmers and foresters will be able to better protect their lands from the impacts of climate change, and improve their livelihoods thanks to renewed global efforts announced today on the sidelines of World Forest Week (COFO24)....

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FAO -3 months ago

FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland sign memorandum of understanding

A memorandum of understanding was signed today between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) that focuses on the provision of joint support to strengthen capacities in the sustainable and integrated management of natural resources in order to forge closer links in the key areas of climate change, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

Spotlight #60 – Creating a virtuous circle in forest operations

PDF for download   A newly published study entitled Sustainable Forest Operations (SFO): A new paradigm in a changing world and climate, indicates that “climate change, as well as the increasing demand for forest products, requires a rethinking of forest operations in terms of sustainability.” The study suggests that the SFO concept provides integrated perspectives […]...

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CIFOR -3 months ago

Opening Plenary- Blue Carbon Summit 2018

The opening plenary will put into perspective the importance of blue carbon in both national and global agenda. High-level policymakers and prominent experts will emphasize blue carbon’s potential to mitigate climate change and enhance sustainable economic development. The session is expected to trigger dialogues across sector and stakeholders concern with blue carbon issues during the summit....

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iForest -3 months ago

Research Articles: The concept of green infrastructure and urban landscape planning: a challenge for urban forestry planning in Belgrade, Serbia

Vasiljević N, Radić B, Gavrilović S, Šljukić B, Medarević M, Ristić RTHE CONCEPT OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND URBAN LANDSCAPE PLANNING: A CHALLENGE FOR URBAN FORESTRY PLANNING IN BELGRADE, SERBIAAbstract: The beginning of the 21st century has witnessed a growth in our understanding of the importance of planning urban landscapes in the context of urban population growth and unpredictable clim...

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iForest -3 months ago

Research Articles: Comparison of genetic parameters between optimal and marginal populations of oriental sweet gum on adaptive traits

Alan MCOMPARISON OF GENETIC PARAMETERS BETWEEN OPTIMAL AND MARGINAL POPULATIONS OF ORIENTAL SWEET GUM ON ADAPTIVE TRAITSAbstract: Genetic parameters of 9 oriental sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis Mill.) populations were estimated at a common garden test. Open-pollinated seeds were collected from 16-27 families for each population. The common garden test was established in 2009 using a randomized c...

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ICRAF -3 months ago

Pay more attention to forests to avert global water crisis, researchers urge

According to a new report, the growing human population and climate change are exacerbating a looming global water crisis that has already hit home in places like Australia’s Murray Darling basin — but the crisis could potentially be... The post Pay more attention to forests to avert global water crisis, researchers urge appeared first on Agroforestry World....

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CI -3 months ago

Senior Director, Nature Based Climate Mitigation

SENIOR DIRECTOR, NATURE BASED CLIMATE MITIGATION Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit  of all  for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive  planet. POSITION SUMMARY: Avoiding dangerous climate change requires transformative actions across all sec...

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ScienceDaily -3 months ago

Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss

As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure the survival of their species? A study suggests the answer to this question is far from straightforward. Forests with the greatest carbon content do not necessarily house the most species, meaning carbon-focused conservation can miss large swathes of tropical forest biodiversity....

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Finds Mixed Progress on SDG 15

Delegates noted that the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be achieved by their deadline of 2020, casting doubt as to whether sufficient progress is being made toward SDG 15, which shares similar targets. Speakers highlighted, among others, land management as an important issue for SDG 15, the benefits of sustainable forestry and land restoration for mitigating climate change, and the role of bi...

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UN-REDD Programme -3 months ago

Programa Nacional ONU-REDD Argentina - El cambio climático

Explicación del cambio climático...

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UN-REDD Programme -3 months ago

Programa Nacional ONU-REDD Argentina

Explicación de la relación entre bosques y cambio climático y del trabajo del Programa Nacional ONU-REDD en Argentina....

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IUCN -3 months ago

To curb disaster damage, we need smart investments in nature

As the destruction caused by natural disasters grows in intensity, we urgently need to invest in innovative ways of protecting ourselves from them. Conserving healthy ecosystems such as mangroves, wetlands and forests is an example of such smart investment, writes Vinod Thomas, Indian economist and former senior vice president for Independent Evaluation at the World Bank. ...

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FAO -3 months ago

Forests crucial to meeting Sustainable Development Goals and climate change commitments

Without the world’s forests and the multiple benefits they provide, it will be difficult to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees must therefore be central to plans and programmes aimed at meeting these international commitments, according to discussions during side events Monday on the opening day of World...

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FAO -3 months ago

Maximizing the benefits of urban forests and trees for sustainable development

Sustainable management of urban forests and green spaces makes cities and their inhabitants more resilient to climate change and helps to achieve the global sustainability goals. This was the main message of an urban forestry event held today during World Forest Week at FAO headquarters in Rome....

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ScienceDaily -3 months ago

Capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates natural processes and climate changes that are likely to alter growth over the next 60 years....

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findaforestryjob -3 months ago

Chokersetter in Shelton, Washington, United States with Green Diamond Resource Company

POSITION PURPOSE:The Chokersetter works on the company’s cable logging crew.  The primary duties are setting chokers and communicating log and grapple position depending on type of logging system used.  Other duties are assisting in equipment setup and placement and as assigned.  Communication skills and work ethic are important skills in this role.  This is a full-time m...

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IISD -3 months ago

SOFO 2018 Evinces Contributions of Forests to SDGs, Livelihoods

FAO’s flagship report, 'State of the World’s Forests 2018,' documents the role of the world’s forests in achieving the SDGs. The report illustrates the linkages between sustainable forest management and progress on biodiversity conservation (SDG 15), tackling climate change (SDG 13), improving urban habitats (SDG 11), providing safe drinking water (SDG 6), supporting food security (SDG 2), r...

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CI -3 months ago

Capacity Development Manager

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER   Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: In July 2015, Conservation International (CI) became the first international NGO to be appr...

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SCION -3 months ago

Leaf area and growth of Chilean radiata pine plantations after thinning across a water stress gradient

Pinus radiata D.Don has been established in a wide range of soils and climatic conditions, showing high variability in both leaf area and volume productivity. Previous research has shown that plantation yield is ......

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RELADEFA -3 months ago

PROPIEDAD O DOMINIO EMINENCIAL - Huamán

BREVE ANÁLISIS CONSTITUCIONAL SOBRE LAS TIERRAS FORESTALES: ¿PROPIEDAD O DOMINIO EMINENCIAL?Por: Victor Hugo Huamán TarmeñoDirector General de la Oficina General de Asesoría Jurídica del SERFOR y miembro de la Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Forestal y Ambiental – RELADEFASumario: i) Introducción, ii) La tierra como recurso natural iii) Dominio Eminencial sobre los recursos naturales,...

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The Guardian -4 months ago

The dirty little secret behind 'clean energy' wood pellets

US communities near pellet mills complain of fumes while experts say burning wood is a ‘disaster’ for climate changeIt is touted as a smart way for Europe to reach its renewable energy goals. But try telling Lisa Sanchez thousands of miles away in America that burning wood chips is a form of clean energy.The bucolic charm of her rural home in the Piney Woods forest region of east Texas is unde...

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CFS -4 months ago

An Overview of Canadian Research Activities on Diseases caused by Phytophthora ramorum: Results, Progress and Challenges

International trade and travel are the driving forces behind the spread of invasive plant pathogens around the world, and human-mediated movement of plants and plant products is now generally accepted as the primary mode of their introduction, resulting in huge disturbance to ecosystems and severe socio-economic impact. These problems are exacerbated under the present conditions of rapid climatic ...

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The Guardian -4 months ago

One football pitch of forest lost every second in 2017, data reveals

Global deforestation is on an upward trend, jeopardising efforts to tackle climate change and the massive decline in wildlifeThe world lost more than one football pitch of forest every second in 2017, according to new data from a global satellite survey, adding up to an area equivalent to the whole of Italy over the year. Continue reading......

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CI -4 months ago

Statistician/GHG Expert - Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency

STATISTICIAN/GHG EXPERT - CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE FOR TRANSPARENCY Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Conservation international, Africa Innovations Institute...

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CI -4 months ago

Project Manager, Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)

PROJECT MANAGER, CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE FOR TRANSPARENCY (CBIT) Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Conservation international, Africa Innovations Institute (...

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findaforestryjob -4 months ago

Sustainable Forestry Intern in East Charleston, Vermont, United States with NorthWoods Stewardship Center

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of northern Vermont and New Hampshire since 1989. Our Education, Conservation Corps, and Forest Stewardship programs provide the knowledge and skills needed to understand the northern landscape, make use of its resources wisely, and help sustain vibrant communities and a healthier natural environmen...

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CI -4 months ago

Forestry Specialist

FORESTRY SPECIALIST Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Conservation International has received from the Government of Madagascar the management delegation COFAV pr...

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CI -4 months ago

Ecological Manager

ECOLOGICAL MANAGER Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: The Ecological Manager is responsible for measuring climate change mitigation efforts within forest corridors...

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CI -4 months ago

Deputy Chief of Party

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) of GCF project provides support to the Chief of Party in the technical and programmat...

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CI -4 months ago

Manager, Geographical Information Systems

MANAGER, GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: This position ensures all GIS activities (remote sensing analysis, mapping data, etc.) ...

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CI -4 months ago

Agent de Terrain / Field Agent

AGENT DE TERRAIN/ FIELD AGENT   Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: The field agents are ensuring permanent and effective presence in the field sites to provi...

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RRI -4 months ago

To end deforestation, we must protect community land rights

Welcome to Vol. 3 of Big Ideas. In Brief—a series from the Rights and Resources Initiative. Highlights: While the 2020 deadline is fast approaching, there’s still time for companies, governments, civil society, and communities to make progress toward zero deforestation commitments;The private sector has a unique role to play in the fight against climate change and deforestation—by respectin...

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iForest -4 months ago

Review Papers: Moisture in modified wood and its relevance for fungal decay

Thybring EE, Kymäläinen M, Rautkari LMOISTURE IN MODIFIED WOOD AND ITS RELEVANCE FOR FUNGAL DECAYAbstract: Water plays an essential role in fungal decay of wood, and limiting the cell wall moisture content by chemical modification can effectively improve the durability of the material. Investigating the wood-water relations of modified material under climatic conditions relevant for fungal decay...

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treehugger -4 months ago

Go inside the Carbon Vault: why it’s critical to know what’s beneath the Boreal Forest

Forest ecosystems sequester large amounts of carbon in vegetation and soils, off-setting the carbon emissions we produce and mitigating climate change. The boreal forest and its associated wetlands, in particular, provide critical carbon storage ......

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Waldwissen.net -5 months ago

Pines in the Mist - Fast Forward Science 2018

In spring of 2018, a team of scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL studied the pines in the sea of clouds of La Palma. Project Leaders: Kerstin Treydte (kerstin.treydte@wsl.ch), Jose Carlos Miranda Garcia-Roves (jc.miranda@upm.es) In the Canary Islands, during summer, humid trade winds blow from northeast across the archipelago, pushing air mass...

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CI -5 months ago

Intern, RAP

INTERN RAP Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Conservation International (CI) is seeking candidates for a Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) Internship.  This paid in...

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JustForests -5 months ago

Biodiversity Day Celebrated Around the World

Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day. To mitigate climate change, UN Chief notes that deforestation and land degradation must be reduced while at the same time, enhancing carbon stocks in forests, drylands, rangelands and croplands....

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iForest -5 months ago

Research Articles: Response of juvenile progeny of seven forest tree species and their populations to simulated climate change-related stressors, heat, elevated humidity and drought

Pliura A, Jankauskiene J, Lygis V, Suchockas V, Bajerkevičiene G, Verbylaite RRESPONSE OF JUVENILE PROGENY OF SEVEN FOREST TREE SPECIES AND THEIR POPULATIONS TO SIMULATED CLIMATE CHANGE-RELATED STRESSORS, HEAT, ELEVATED HUMIDITY AND DROUGHTAbstract: The study aimed to evaluate response and phenotypic plasticity of juvenile progeny of seven forest tree species Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies, Quercu...

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iForest -5 months ago

Research Articles: COSMO-SkyMed potential to detect and monitor Mediterranean maquis fires and regrowth: a pilot study in Capo Figari, Sardinia, Italy

Vaglio Laurin G, Avezzano R, Bacciu V, Frate FD, Papale D, Virelli MCOSMO-SKYMED POTENTIAL TO DETECT AND MONITOR MEDITERRANEAN MAQUIS FIRES AND REGROWTH: A PILOT STUDY IN CAPO FIGARI, SARDINIA, ITALYAbstract: Mediterranean maquis is a complex and widespread ecosystem in the region, intrinsically prone to fire. Many species have developed specific adaptation traits to cope with fire, ensuring resis...

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iForest -5 months ago

Research Articles: Climate change may threaten the southernmost Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii (Dunal) Franco populations: an ensemble niche-based approach

Navarro-Cerrillo RM, Duque-Lazo J, Manzanedo RD, Sánchez-Salguero R, Palacios-Rodriguez GCLIMATE CHANGE MAY THREATEN THE SOUTHERNMOST PINUS NIGRA SUBSP. SALZMANNII (DUNAL) FRANCO POPULATIONS: AN ENSEMBLE NICHE-BASED APPROACHAbstract: We used Species Distribution Modeling to predict the probability of Iberian pine (Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii [Dunal] Franco) occurrences in southern Spain in resp...

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CIFOR -5 months ago

Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program

Launched in 2015 by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by Kenyan partners and the Center for International Forestry Research... The post Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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NGP -5 months ago

Tree Plantations in the Landscape

The Forest Dialogue, New Generation Plantations platform, Scion Research and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, will run the next Tree Plantations in the Landscape field dialogue in Rotorua, New Zealand, to foster learning amongst practitioners and wider society, after they have run the previous of these events in March, in Brazil. The dialogues include a mix of international and local parti...

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RAFT -5 months ago

RAFT Joins Collaborative Training Workshop on Effective Publishing Strategies to Maximize Impact in the Field

Asia Pacific is covered by 740 million hectares of forests, in other words, a size about three-fourths as big as China. This accounts for 18% of global forest cover, with Southeast Asia containing the third largest forests area in the world and scores of rich biodiversity sites. Climate change, population growth, and increasing demand for […]...

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IFSA -5 months ago

A conversation with Duncan Brack

by: Oscar Crespo Pinillos Duncan works as a freelance environmental policy analyst and advisor, previously he worked for fifteen years for Chatham House, one of the World’s most influential think tanks as well as special advisor to the Secretary of Energy and Climate Change during the coalition government in the UK. His areas of expertise include … Continue reading A conversation with Dun...

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IFSA -5 months ago

There are trees in Talanoa

By Max Behringer During the SB48 climate change conference in Bonn it is easy to get lost in all the abbreviations and it is actually quite hard to find the trees in the negotiations. To ease the understanding, we started a document with all the abbreviations we came across. So, if you get lost in … Continue reading There are trees in Talanoa...

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USFS -6 months ago

American pikas tolerate climate change better than expected

The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America. It has been widely thought that pikas could not survive extremes of temperature and thus were at risk of running out of space at the tops of mountains as temperatures rise due to climate change. But is there more to the story?...

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NGP -6 months ago

Production, restoration, mitigation: a new generation of plantations

Here we describe the NGP approach and analyze data and information from NGP participants and others over 10 years. NGP case studies illustrate a range of biodiversity, conservation and socio-economic achievements. These achievements, considered together with future projections of timber demand and of the land available for restoration to tree cover, demonstrate the potential of well-managed planta...

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USFS -6 months ago

Burned Forests Impact Water Supplies

Asheville, NC--Healthy forests are important for clean and abundant water supplies. A recent study by USDA Forest Service (FS) scientists looks at how wildland fires including mega fires and prescribed burns affect annual river flow. “Burned forests impact water supplies” was published in Nature Communications and is the first nation-wide study to look at fires impacts on surface freshwater r...

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iForest -6 months ago

Research Articles: Patterns of genetic variation in bud flushing of Abies alba populations

Mihai G, Mirancea I, Birsan MV, Dumitrescu APATTERNS OF GENETIC VARIATION IN BUD FLUSHING OF ABIES ALBA POPULATIONSAbstract: In the spring of 2007, 51 full-sib and six half-sib families of European silver fir were obtained through controlled and open pollinations from the same clones in a seed orchard. Genetic variation and parameters for bud flushing were determined in two progeny tests establish...

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iForest -6 months ago

Research Articles: Some refinements on species distribution models using tree-level National Forest Inventories for supporting forest management and marginal forest population detection

Marchi M, Ducci FSOME REFINEMENTS ON SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS USING TREE-LEVEL NATIONAL FOREST INVENTORIES FOR SUPPORTING FOREST MANAGEMENT AND MARGINAL FOREST POPULATION DETECTIONAbstract: Spatial modelling is a fundamental tool to support forest management strategies. National Forest Inventories (NFIs) provide extensive and detailed data for spatial analysis. In this study, the most recent It...

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iForest -6 months ago

Research Articles: Regeneration dynamics in the laurel forest: changes in species richness and composition

Arévalo JR, De Nascimento L, Fernández-Lugo S, Méndez J, González-Delgado G, Balguerías E, Gomes Pereira Cabral E, Fernández-Palacios JMREGENERATION DYNAMICS IN THE LAUREL FOREST: CHANGES IN SPECIES RICHNESS AND COMPOSITIONAbstract: The recovery and survival of the Macaronesian laurel forest depends on its regeneration strategies. After years of long-term monitoring, both sexual and asexual ...

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EFI -6 months ago

Climate-Smart Forestry: mitigation impacts in three European regions

A new science-policy report from EFI demonstrates how different Climate-Smart Forestry measures in three European regions (Spain, Czech Republic and Republic of Ireland) can enhance the role of forests in tackling climate change. ...

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IUFRO -6 months ago

The Sixth International Casuarina Workshop: Climate-resilient Casuarina for Bioenergy Production

From 2019-10-21 to 2019-10-25, Bangkok, Thailand, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T30, 2.08.02 This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn the recent advances in silviculture and genetics and to improve our understanding of the response of casuarinas to biotic and abtiotic stress, and the impacts of climate change on casuarina cultivation....

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iForest -7 months ago

Research Articles: Contrasting holm oak provenances show different field performance but similar resilience to drought events eight years after planting in a Mediterranean environment

Andivia E, Natalini F, Fernández M, Alejano R, Vázquez-Piqué JCONTRASTING HOLM OAK PROVENANCES SHOW DIFFERENT FIELD PERFORMANCE BUT SIMILAR RESILIENCE TO DROUGHT EVENTS EIGHT YEARS AFTER PLANTING IN A MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENTAbstract: Diversification of genetic plant material in forest plantations is viewed as a promising strategy to promote forest adaptation and resilience to ongoing climate ...

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iForest -7 months ago

Research Articles: Growth-climate relations and the enhancement of drought signals in pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) tree-ring chronology in Eastern Hungary

Árvai M, Morgós A, Kern ZGROWTH-CLIMATE RELATIONS AND THE ENHANCEMENT OF DROUGHT SIGNALS IN PEDUNCULATE OAK (QUERCUS ROBUR L.) TREE-RING CHRONOLOGY IN EASTERN HUNGARYAbstract: This paper presents an analysis of the climatic factors affecting tree-ring growth in pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.), one of the most important species of Hungarian forests. A 221-year oak chronology was elaborated, co...

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EFI -7 months ago

Climate-Smart Forestry: mitigation impacts in three European regions

A new science-policy report from EFI demonstrates how different Climate-Smart Forestry measures in three European regions can enhance the role of forests in tackling climate change. ...

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Theforestblog -7 months ago

Climate Change Theory

Climate Change caused by human activity is a theory.  Is it possible that human activity is influencing the earth’s climate? Sure.  Is it probable that it’s having an effect on our climate? It seems likely.  That doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a theory.  Basing a movement on a theory and calling those that … Continue reading "Climate Change Theory" The post Climate Chang...

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OUFC -7 months ago

Is Canadian forestry education a dying field of study?

Justin M. Gaudon, PhD candidate Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto     Canadian forestry is undoubtedly an important discipline, especially in light of climate change, for many ecological, socio-cultural, and commercial reasons, including the large amount of carbon forests hold. Climate change makes forestry education and research in Canada essential because Canada’s forests ar...

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FAO -7 months ago

Día Internacional de los Bosques 2018: Los bosques y las ciudades sostenibles

Hoy en día más personas viven en ciudades como nunca antes. En 2050 se espera que 6 000 millones de personas o hasta el 70% de la población mundial vivirán en ciudades, pero la urbanización rápida no tiene por qué resultar en un crecimiento urbano contaminado. Los árboles y los bosques urbanos hacen de nuestras ciudades lugares más verdes, saludables y felices porque refrescan el aire, fi...

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FAO -7 months ago

Journée internationale des forêts 2018: Forêts et villes durables

Jamais la population urbaine n’a été aussi grande et d’ici 2050, la population urbaine se chiffrera à 6 milliards de personnes, soit 70 % de la population mondiale. Mais cette urbanisation rapide ne doit pas être forcément synonyme de villes tentaculaires et polluées. Les arbres et les forêts urbaines peuvent faire de nos villes des lieux de vie plus verts, plus sains et plus agréables...

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iForest -7 months ago

Short Communications: Climate effects on growth differ according to height and diameter along the stem in Pinus pinaster Ait.

Rubio-Cuadrado A, Bravo-Oviedo A, Mutke S, Del Río MCLIMATE EFFECTS ON GROWTH DIFFER ACCORDING TO HEIGHT AND DIAMETER ALONG THE STEM IN PINUS PINASTER AIT.Abstract: Climate-growth relationships in forest trees are increasingly the focus of research aimed at understanding and assessing responses to climate change. Many studies have been confined to annual radial growth at breast height as an easy-...

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World Bank -7 months ago

SMEs in the Forest Sector: Addressing Sector Challenges to Promote Inclusive Growth

Mar 8 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00amThis webinar is the second in a series that introduces innovative multi-sector solutions to help SMEs in the forest sector thrive. This session will examine SMEs working with natural assets like wood and forest products, considering the important role of these SMEs in addressing climate change and inclusive growth. The webinar series lays out key sectoral knowledge an...

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RECOFTC -7 months ago

The Future is Now: our drive to secure gender equality across forest landscapes

by Dr. Kalpana Giri, Senior Program Officer, Social Inclusion and Gender Equity (SIGE), RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests Calls for gender equality are inching their way up in the international development community. For example, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and various climate change policy agendas have included gender equality as a top […]...

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iForest -8 months ago

Research Articles: Effect of drought stress on some growth, morphological, physiological, and biochemical parameters of two different populations of Quercus brantii

Jafarnia S, Akbarinia M, Hosseinpour B, Modarres Sanavi SAM, Salami SAEFFECT OF DROUGHT STRESS ON SOME GROWTH, MORPHOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF TWO DIFFERENT POPULATIONS OF QUERCUS BRANTIIAbstract: In recent years, drought-induced tree mortality has occurred in the oak forests of the Zagros Mountains (western Iran). The impacts of climate change induced by drought stress...

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Taking Root -8 months ago

3 Reasons we are Excited about Taking Root’s New Website

After almost 6 months of deep introspection, we’re excited to announce that we have just launched our new website. This website better reflects Taking Root’s broader mandate of growing trees to tackle climate change and poverty as opposed to just focusing on carbon offsets. Check it out: www.takingroot.org Below are the 3 changes to our […] The post 3 Reasons we are Excited about Taking ...

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IUFRO -8 months ago

Forest Science for a Sustainable Forestry and Human Wellbeing in a Changing World

From 2018-09-18 to 2018-09-21, Bucharest, Romania, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 7.01.01 The International Scientific Conference "Forest Science for a Sustainable Forestry and Human Wellbeing in a Changing World" - INCDS "Marin Drăcea" 85 Years of Activity, Centenary of The Great Union in 1918" is an open scientific event dedicated to the anniversary of 85 years of activity in ...

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Forest Monitor -8 months ago

Why wood pellets are more harmful than coal?

New research from MIT, Climate Interactive, and UMass Lowell has revealed that substituting coal with wood as a means to generate power could make climate change worse for many decades. Read more… In a jointContinue reading The post Why wood pellets are more harmful than coal? appeared first on Forest Monitor....

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WWF -8 months ago

Historias Significativas de Bosques y Clima: Un Camino Hacia el Desarrollo Territorial Sostenible

***Con subtítulos en español*** El Piedemonte Andino-Amazónico alberga una de las concentraciones más grandes de biodiversidad de los Andes, así como una enorme riqueza de culturas, sistemas acuíferos y paisajes. Pero la región está amenazada por la deforestación y la degradación ambiental debido a la ganadería extensiva, a la producción de hidrocarburos, los cultivos ilegales, y la ...

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WWF -8 months ago

Key Stories of Forests and Climate: A Path to Sustainable Territorial Development in Colombia

Con subtítulos en español: http://bit.ly/2C3jjUG The Andean-Amazon Piedmont is home to some of the Andes’ greatest concentrations of biodiversity, as well as enormous cultural riches, water systems, and landscapes. But the region is threatened by deforestation and environmental degradation from large scale cattle farming, hydrocarbon production, illegal crops, and alluvial mining. To counte...

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CTFS -8 months ago

ForestGEO welcomes a new postdoc at SCBI!

We are pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Norbert (Nobby) Kunert, who will be working on a new ForestGEO project at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)! Dr. Norbert KunertNobby’s project will focus on plant-water relations and tropical forest function measuring leaf hydraulic and functional traits in species-rich tropical forests. Specifically, he will be conducting ...

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WWF -8 months ago

REDD+ Learning Session 59: Mapping the landscape of finance for REDD+ and climate action in forests

This is an archive of a session that took place on Thursday, February 15, 2018. You can download a copy of the presentation with reference information here: http://bit.ly/2F2gyS8 You can also read the full report, "Mapping Forest Finance: A Landscape of Available Sources of Finance for REDD+ and Climate Action in Forests," here: http://bit.ly/2supk8S Forests are pivotal to global climate chang...

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Tree Aid -8 months ago

How to build resilience against climate change and disasters in West Africa

TREE AID's project in Niger, Building Resilience and Adaptation against Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), has helped over 400,000 vulnerable women, children and men to adapt to climate extremes. The project has supported local people to develop sustainable and climate resilient livelihoods, and it has developed systems and governance structures at local, national and regional levels that ...

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iForest -8 months ago

Research Articles: Energy and environmental profile comparison of TMT production from two different companies - a Spanish/Portuguese case study

Ferreira J, Herrera R, Labidi J, Esteves B, Domingos IENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE COMPARISON OF TMT PRODUCTION FROM TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES - A SPANISH/PORTUGUESE CASE STUDYAbstract: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique for assessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product and has been increasingly used to identify processes or stages in the wood chain ...

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iForest -9 months ago

Research Articles: Windstorm disturbance triggers multiple species invasion in an urban Mediterranean forest

Bonanomi G, Incerti G, Abd El-Gawad AM, Sarker TC, Stinca A, Motti R, Cesarano G, Teobaldelli M, Saulino L, Cona F, Chirico GB, Mazzoleni S, Saracino AWINDSTORM DISTURBANCE TRIGGERS MULTIPLE SPECIES INVASION IN AN URBAN MEDITERRANEAN FORESTAbstract: Plant invasion in forest ecosystems is a serious ecological and economic issue, deserving attention by researchers, managers and policy-makers worldwi...

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CTFS -9 months ago

2017 ForestGEO research grant awardees announced; 2018 call for proposals open!

Every year, ForestGEO awards a small number of students and early career scientists grant funding to conduct research at forest dynamics sites in the network. Since 2002, CTFS-ForestGE0 has awarded a total of over $1 million to 166 individuals. In 2017, ForestGEO awarded a total of $77,054 among seven individuals to work in nine ForestGEO plots. Read about their projects below!2017 Research Grante...

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iForest -9 months ago

Research Articles: Voluntary carbon credits from improved forest management: policy guidelines and case study

Vacchiano G, Berretti R, Romano R, Motta RVOLUNTARY CARBON CREDITS FROM IMPROVED FOREST MANAGEMENT: POLICY GUIDELINES AND CASE STUDYAbstract: Human activities have the potential to enhance carbon sequestration by the world’s forests and contribute to climate change mitigation. Voluntary carbon trading is currently the only option to pursue and reward carbon sequestration by forestry activities. ...

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iForest -9 months ago

Research Articles: Adaptive variation in physiological traits of beech provenances in Central Europe

Kučerová J, Konôpková A, Pšidová E, Kurjak D, Jamnická G, Slugenová K, Gömöry D, Ditmarová LADAPTIVE VARIATION IN PHYSIOLOGICAL TRAITS OF BEECH PROVENANCES IN CENTRAL EUROPEAbstract: Current climate changes can led to a decline of local beech populations fully adapted to previous climate conditions. In this context, the issue of variation in adaptive traits becomes important. A field ex...

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iForest -9 months ago

Research Articles: Predicting phenology of European beech in forest habitats

Vilhar U, De Groot M, Zust A, Skudnik M, Simončič PPREDICTING PHENOLOGY OF EUROPEAN BEECH IN FOREST HABITATSAbstract: Reliable phenological observations are important for studying the response of trees to climate and climate change. National phenological networks were not specifically established to monitor tree phenology within forests, yet they are often used to generalise tree phenological ph...

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The Guardian -10 months ago

Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Using biomass instead of fossil fuels may not be the answer to averting global warmingPolicies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts to avert dangerous levels of global warming in the future. That is the stark view of one of Britain’s chief climate experts, Professor John Beddington, who has warned that rely...

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The Guardian -10 months ago

Burning wood instead of coal in power stations makes sense if it's waste wood

The environmentalist and advisor to Drax power station, Tony Juniper, says the wood used to create energy can be coppice thinnings and waste material Last week, a group of respected scientists wrote to the Guardian to argue that using wood to generate electricity in place of coal is not a solution to climate change. Their critique pointed to a “carbon debt” arising from the years between using...

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World Bank -10 months ago

Deep Dive Case Study: Watershed development in India - Approach evolving through experience

In 2014, PROFOR supported a study that aimed to gather lessons learned and good practices from three high profile and successful watershed management projects in India, across geographical regions and agro-climatic zones: ...

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treehugger -10 months ago

Study shows sustainable forestry sustains these 5 birds

A sustainable forest is like a giant nest that protects the birds that live in it. Among forest wildlife, birds are especially important because they serve as early indicators of forest health, water quality, air quality, and climate change....

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iForest -10 months ago

Research Articles: Patterns of genetic diversity in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) at the eastern margins of its distribution range

Ciocîrlan E, Sofletea N, Ducci F, Curtu ALPATTERNS OF GENETIC DIVERSITY IN EUROPEAN BEECH (FAGUS SYLVATICA L.) AT THE EASTERN MARGINS OF ITS DISTRIBUTION RANGEAbstract: Populations located at the periphery of the species’ distribution range may play an important role in the context of climate change. These peripheral populations may contain specific adaptations as a result of extreme environmen...

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iForest -10 months ago

Research Articles: Identifying priority conservation areas for above-ground carbon sequestration in Central Mexico

Cruz-Huerta C, González-Guillén MDJ, Martínez-Trinidad T, Escalona-Maurice MIDENTIFYING PRIORITY CONSERVATION AREAS FOR ABOVE-GROUND CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN CENTRAL MEXICOAbstract: Identifying forest ecosystems with significant ecological, social, and/or economic values is an important first-step in conserving landscape function. Here, we identify priority conservation areas in the municipaliti...

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FOREST EUROPE -10 months ago

European Forests and Climate Change

What are the top risks to forests due to climate change? How to treat them? Find the answers in the video and for more information visit https://goo.gl/zfkXgW...

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World Bank -11 months ago

Implementing nature-based flood protection: Principles and implementation guidance

Floods are the most frequent and damaging of all natural hazards globally, often leading to widespread negative impacts on people, as well as costly losses. Going forward, climate change, urbanization and demographic growth are expected to significantly increase the impact of flooding. Effective flood risk management is critical to protect people and their livelihoods, and to limit future losses. ...

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WFC -12 months ago

Oscar Hernandez - World Forest Institute International Fellow - Guatemala

Oscar Hernandez-Vela promotes innovation and is focused on results. With 10+ years of experience in international cooperation in Guatemala and Central America, he has successfully facilitated rural development and climate change initiatives with the International Monetary Fund the Inter-American Development Bank, UN, Rainforest Alliance, Coops and others. He has served as technical advisor for t...

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WFC -12 months ago

Binod Heyojoo - World Forest Institute International Fellow - Nepal

Binod Heyojoo is a professor in a forestry school in a university in Nepal. Climate change has been impacting countries around the world in different ways. In the case of Nepal, forest fires are starting to be more frequent. That is why Binod joined the World Forest Institute International Fellowship Program to learn about forest fire management in the Pacific NW....

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Naturally:Wood -12 months ago

Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood

Today, more than ever before, we must find ways to reduce the pressure on our planet’s environment and finite resources. By choosing products with a light carbon footprint and by reducing waste by recycling or reusing, we can have a real impact on climate change now and into the future. We need urgent action on climate change, and using forest products is part of the answer. Together, we can mak...

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iForest -12 months ago

Research Articles: Salinity strongly drives the survival, growth, leaf demography, and nutrient partitioning in seedlings of Xylocarpus granatum J. König

Siddique MRH, Saha S, Salekin S, Mahmood HSALINITY STRONGLY DRIVES THE SURVIVAL, GROWTH, LEAF DEMOGRAPHY, AND NUTRIENT PARTITIONING IN SEEDLINGS OF XYLOCARPUS GRANATUM J. KöNIGAbstract: Salinity is increasing in the Sundarbans (Bangladesh) due to sea-level rise and the reduction of fresh water flow. Xylocarpus granatum is one of the most valuable mangrove tree species of the Sundarbans. We conduc...

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FAO -12 months ago

Déployer la restauration des terres et les énergies renouvelables pour le développement durable dans la Grande Muraille Verte

Des experts éminents d'Afrique et d'ailleurs sont réunis à Abidjan pour discuter des financements en faveur de l'initiative de la Grande Muraille Verte, principal programme de développement rural durable en Afrique. L’objectif est de permettre, à travers cette initiative, de soutenir davantage de populations à faire face au changement climatique et à la désertification dans les zones ari...

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World Bank -12 months ago

Understanding the Role of Forests in Supporting Livelihoods and Climate Resilience

Forest ecosystem services are critical to building climate resilience in the Philippines. With two-thirds of the poor living in rural areas and relying heavily on natural resources for their livelihoods and subsistence, healthy forests are a natural, lowcost adaptation strategy against the impacts of climate change and a vital asset to income and wealth generation. This study sheds new light on t...

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The Guardian -12 months ago

How green is Britain’s record on renewable energy supply?

About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricityAs one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would b...

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Climate Home -12 months ago

Amazon forest fires pushing climate change ‘beyond human control’

Leading Amazon scientist highlights 'grave problems' in Brazil's management of the world's most important forest as climate-driven fires eat it away The post Amazon forest fires pushing climate change ‘beyond human control’ appeared first on Climate Home News....

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iForest -1 year ago

Review Papers: Comparative assessment for biogenic carbon accounting methods in carbon footprint of products: a review study for construction materials based on forest products

Tellnes LG, Ganne-Chedeville C, Dias A, Dolezal F, Hill C, Zea Escamilla ECOMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT FOR BIOGENIC CARBON ACCOUNTING METHODS IN CARBON FOOTPRINT OF PRODUCTS: A REVIEW STUDY FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS BASED ON FOREST PRODUCTSAbstract: The forest and building sector is of major importance in climate change mitigation and therefore construction materials based on forest products are of gre...

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World Bank -1 year ago

Zambia Forest Sector Analysis

CHALLENGE Forests and related resources in Zambia represent the lifeline of rural economies and daily subsistence. The forest sector currently contributes about 5.2% to the country’s GDP, and provides formal and informal employment to about 1.1 million people. The Government of Zambia seeks to manage and enhance forest products and services in order to mitigate climate change, boost income gener...

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CATIE -1 year ago

Evaluación social de las prácticas de agricultura climáticamente inteligente

Su contribución al bienestar, la equidad y la inclusión en los territorios Nicacentral y Trifinio y recomendaciones para la metodología de priorización de inversiones Por Natalia Ruiz-Guevara Graduada del Programa… The post Evaluación social de las prácticas de agricultura climáticamente inteligente appeared first on Blog CATIE....

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IUFRO -1 year ago

11th IUFRO Workshop on Uneven-aged silviculture: challenges for increasing adaptability

From 2018-11-12 to 2018-11-18, Valdivia, Chile, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.05.00 Uneven-aged silviculture is attracting increased interest due to its positive effects upon carbon sequestration, biodiversity, landscapes, and in its ability to provide a range of goods and services from managed forest ecosystems. However, future uncertainties such as climate change, new pests and diseases and differin...

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Forest Monitor -1 year ago

The Return of the Forest: how trees reconquered the European continent after the last Ice Age

People who are interested in the ecology of European forests know that the current climatic gradient has a big influence in shaping the distribution and diversity of tree species in the continent. Shrubs and evergreenContinue reading The post The Return of the Forest: how trees reconquered the European continent after the last Ice Age appeared first on Forest Monitor....

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iForest -1 year ago

Research Articles: Sampling strategies for high quality time-series of climatic variables in forest resource assessment

Ferrara C, Marchi M, Fares S, Salvati LSAMPLING STRATEGIES FOR HIGH QUALITY TIME-SERIES OF CLIMATIC VARIABLES IN FOREST RESOURCE ASSESSMENTAbstract: Many ecological studies require long-term time series of high quality. Missing data may represent a serious problem since they can affect the reliability of measured variables in specific locations. To which extent and according to which methodology a...

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World Bank -1 year ago

How Productive Forests can Help Foster Green Growth and Mitigate Climate Change

While it’s well known that trees and forests provide an important carbon sink, the carbon stored in forest products is often overlooked. Forest products and materials such as those used for construction and furniture store carbon for decades and even centuries. A new report, Harnessing the Potential of Private Sector Engagement in Productive Forests for Green Growth, shows how sustainably harv...

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FAO -1 year ago

Expertos de 15 países discuten hoja de ruta para construir ciudades más verdes en América Latina y El Caribe

“Es urgente construir ciudades con espacios verdes en América Latina y el Caribe, porque no solo aumenta la biodiversidad urbana, mejora la calidad del aire y reduce el estrés, sino que eleva el precio de las propiedades y reduce el gasto en aire acondicionado y calefacción”, aseguró esta mañana Simone Borelli, experto de la FAO en Silvicultura Urbana. “Los bosques urbanos son un medio ...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -1 year ago

Forestry Officer (Forest Fire Management)

The Forest Policy and Resources Division leads FAO's work in promoting sustainable forest management and providing leadership on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of forestry, including its contributions to poverty reduction and food security and nutrition. It liaises with member countries, civil society and the private sector in aspects ranging from development of effective forest...

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FAO -1 year ago

Nueva publicación en español: Directrices para la silvicultura urbana y periurbana

Los bosques urbanos pueden ayudar a que las ciudades más sanas, seguras y ricas pero su potencial no está siendo plenamente realizado, según una reciente publicación de la FAO que ahora está disponible en español. Las directrices para la silvicultura urbana y periurbana explican como las ciudades pueden maximizar la contribución de los bosques urbanos para enfrentar los desafíos locales y ...

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iForest -1 year ago

Research Articles: Adjustment of photosynthetic carbon assimilation to higher growth irradiance in three-year-old seedlings of two Tunisian provenances of Cork Oak (Quercus suber L.)

Rzigui T, Cherif J, Zorrig W, Khaldi A, Nasr ZADJUSTMENT OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC CARBON ASSIMILATION TO HIGHER GROWTH IRRADIANCE IN THREE-YEAR-OLD SEEDLINGS OF TWO TUNISIAN PROVENANCES OF CORK OAK (QUERCUS SUBER L.)Abstract: Three-year-old seedlings of two Tunisian provenances of cork oak (Quercus suber L.) differing in climatic conditions at their geographical origin were subjected to increasing light ...

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iForest -1 year ago

Research Articles: Climatic factors defining the height growth curve of forest species

Elli EF, Caron BO, Behling A, Eloy E, Queiróz De Souza V, Schwerz F, Stolzle JRCLIMATIC FACTORS DEFINING THE HEIGHT GROWTH CURVE OF FOREST SPECIESAbstract: The aim of this study was to modify several existing biological models by including several predictive variables that take into account the effect of climatic factors on tree height growth. Tree height was measured from 2007 to 2014 on 18 tree...

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iForest -1 year ago

Research Articles: Influence of climate on tree health evaluated by defoliation in the ICP level I network (Romania)

Popa I, Badea O, Silaghi DINFLUENCE OF CLIMATE ON TREE HEALTH EVALUATED BY DEFOLIATION IN THE ICP LEVEL I NETWORK (ROMANIA)Abstract: Defoliation is the main parameter for assessing tree crown conditions, and is the result of cumulative interactions among different types of stressors, including climate, air pollution, pests and diseases, and management systems. Here, we evaluated a long-term data s...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Anatomical and genetic aspects of ash dieback: a look at the wood structure

Tulik M, Zakrzewski J, Adamczyk J, Tereba A, Yaman B, Nowakowska JAANATOMICAL AND GENETIC ASPECTS OF ASH DIEBACK: A LOOK AT THE WOOD STRUCTUREAbstract: Pathogen diseases are increasingly threatening forest trees under the current climate change, causing a remarkable decrease in the stability of forest ecosystems. Ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) dieback due to Hymenoscyphus fraxineus has been noted in ...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Harnessing the Potential of Private Sector Engagement in Productive Forests for Green Growth

The forest sector has great potential for contributing to inclusive green growth through job creation, export opportunities, and climate change mitigation.1 Promoting harvested wood products (HWP) (such as wood for construction or furniture, or biomass for energy) is an important strategy for maximizing the economic, social, and environmental potential of the forest sector. When trees are harveste...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Damage assessment to subtropical forests following the 2008 Chinese ice storm

Zhou B, Wang X, Cao Y, Ge X, Gu L, Meng JDAMAGE ASSESSMENT TO SUBTROPICAL FORESTS FOLLOWING THE 2008 CHINESE ICE STORMAbstract: Ice storm is a major form of extreme climatic event and may occur more frequently in the future under a changing climate. The 2008 Chinese ice storm provided a natural laboratory to study ecosystem responses and feedbacks to climate variability and extreme events. Four ty...

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UBC Forestry -2 years ago

From forests-to-flight: Decarbonizing the aviation sector

The International Panel on Climate Change has postulated that, if left unchecked, we will likely see a 3.7 to 4.8°C increase in the Earth’s surface temperature by the end of the century. This temperature increase is likely to result in very disruptive and expensive events, such as rising sea-levels and extreme storms. Growing more trees, capturing CO2 and finding alternative, renewable sources ...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Understanding the Role of Forests in Supporting Livelihoods and Climate Resilience (and Twin Goals) in the Philippines

The objective of this study is to enhance our understanding of how forests, and the ecosystem services they provide, contribute to both reducing poverty and enhancing climate resilience, known as the twin goals, in the Philippines. In particular, this study will focus on three specific forest ecosystems in the Philippines and will provide recommendations on landscape planning and forest management...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Securing Forest Tenure for Rural Development

The objective of this activity is to provide information and guidance to World Bank operational staff, policy makers in client countries, and other donors on how to strengthen forest tenure security in practice, and as a foundation for achieving the goals of poverty reduction, sustainable forest management, social equity, conservation, and climate change mitigation/adaptation.    ...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Climate Change Impacts on Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems in MENA

This activity aims to raise awareness among policy-makers about the impact of climate change on forest and rangeland ecosystems and users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.   ...

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iForest -2 years ago

Review Papers: Use of canopy gap openings to restore coniferous stands in Mediterranean environment

Muscolo A, Settineri G, Bagnato S, Mercurio R, Sidari MUSE OF CANOPY GAP OPENINGS TO RESTORE CONIFEROUS STANDS IN MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENTAbstract: In Mediterranean regions, climate change increasingly affect tree species distributions. Conifer forests under continuing disturbance show a more rapid shift to dominance by beech and other temperate broadleaves. Thus, there is an urgent need to conse...

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iForest -2 years ago

Technical Reports: Detecting tree water deficit by very low altitude remote sensing

Martin H, Labbé S, Baldet P, Archaux F, Philippe GDETECTING TREE WATER DEFICIT BY VERY LOW ALTITUDE REMOTE SENSINGAbstract: In a context of climate change and expected increasing drought frequency, it is important to select tree species adapted to water deficit. Experimentation in tree nurseries makes it possible to control for various factors such as water supply. We analyzed the spectral respon...

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SUMFOREST -2 years ago

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference Our Climate Ready Future Glasgow, 5th-9th June 2017 OUR CLIMATE READY FUTURE The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. Our vision is that this conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise […]...

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FAO -2 years ago

CAFI investit 10 millions de dollars dans un système de suivi des forêts en RDC pour lutter contre le changement climatique

Un investissement de 10 millions de dollars US pour aider à lutter contre le changement climatique dans une grande partie du deuxième massif de forêt tropicale a été présenté aux parties prenantes jeudi dans la République démocratique du Congo....

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UBC Forestry -2 years ago

Joerg Bohlmann receives Genome Canada and Genome BC funding

Spruce trees are Canada’s most significant forest resource because they grow in almost every region across the country and are the largest species by the number. Spruce trees also produce high quality wood and fibre that is widely used in the industry. With roughly 400 million seedlings planted per year, spruce are the most reforested trees in Canada. Climate change and unpredictable forest prod...

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FAO -2 years ago

Unasylva 247/248: XIV World Forestry Congress

Forests are essential to life on our planet, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, ensuring adequate supply of fresh water, enhancing biodiversity and providing sustainable incomes and livelihoods, including food security. But they face unprecedented and unrelenting pressures. This issue includes a broad selection of the best papers submitted to the XIV World Forestry Congress (Durban, Sep...

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UBC Forestry -2 years ago

Lab Tours: Social-Ecological Systems Research Group

The SES research group is housed in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. We conduct problem-focused research that is motivated by the perspective that social science insights provide essential contributions for understanding and developing solutions for challenges such as adapting to climate change, minimizing biodiversity and forest loss, and fostering sustainable, self-...

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SUMFOREST -2 years ago

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 19-22 September 2017 Freibug, Germany   IUFRO will establish a dialogue on the future of forestry and forest research. These discussions will focus on globally pressing topics such as how to enhance the contribution forest research will need to make towards mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, providing water, creating income […]...

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WasteToWisdom -2 years ago

Biochar: A Regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation

Waste to Wisdom team member Deborah S. Page-Dumroese was recently invited to present a summary of various chapters for the newly published book "Biochar: A Regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation" at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna....

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FAO -2 years ago

#2BillionCare – Et vous?

http://www.fao.org/dryland-forestry/en/ Deux milliards de personnes vivent dans les zones arides, qui couvrent 41 pour cent de la superficie terrestre mondiale. Loin d'être nues et sans vie, ces terres arides contiennent des arbres et des forêts essentiels à la vie des personnes et des animaux, fournissant des besoins de base comme la nourriture, la médecine, le bois, l'énergie et le fourrag...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Mission

Well-managed forests have the potential to reduce poverty, spur economic development and contribute to a healthy local and global environment. The Program on Forests (PROFOR) was created in 1997 to support in-depth analysis, innovative processes and knowledge-sharing and dialogue, in the belief that sound forest policy can lead to better outcomes on issues ranging from livelihoods and financing, t...

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FAO -2 years ago

#2BillionCare – Y Usted?

http://www.fao.org/dryland-forestry/es/ Dos mil millones de personas viven en zonas áridas, que cubren el 41 por ciento de la superficie terrestre del mundo. Lejos de ser vacías y sin vida, estas tierras secas contienen árboles y bosques que son esenciales para la vida de las personas y animales que viven en ellas, abasteciendo las necesidades básicas como la alimentación, la medicina, la en...

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FAO -2 years ago

#2BillionCare - do you?

http://www.fao.org/dryland-forestry/en/ Two billion people live in the drylands, which cover 41 percent of the world's land area. Far from being bare and lifeless, these drylands contain trees and forests essential to the lives of people and animals, supplying basic needs such as food, medicine, wood, energy, and fodder for livestock. But every minute, we lose 23 hectares of land to desertifica...

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CATIE -2 years ago

¿Son las prácticas de agricultura climáticamente inteligente económicamente deseables?

Jorge Sellare Especialista en políticas públicas del Programa Agroambiental Mesoamericano CATIE Según el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, serán necesarios entre 140 y 300 mil millones… The post ¿Son las prácticas de agricultura climáticamente inteligente económicamente deseables? appeared first on Blog CATIE....

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Influence of soil and topography on defoliation intensity during an extended outbreak of the common pine sawfly (Diprion pini L.)

Kosunen M, Kantola T, Starr M, Blomqvist M, Talvitie M, Lyytikäinen-Saarenmaa PINFLUENCE OF SOIL AND TOPOGRAPHY ON DEFOLIATION INTENSITY DURING AN EXTENDED OUTBREAK OF THE COMMON PINE SAWFLY (DIPRION PINI L.)Abstract: Insect herbivore disturbances are likely to intensify as a consequence of climate change. In Finland, outbreaks of the common pine sawfly (Diprion pini L.), which feeds on Scots pin...

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JustForests -2 years ago

The debate is over: Earth's sixth great extinction has arrived

Limiting climate change is just the start of what we need to do to forestall a runaway cascade of species extinctions, write Bill Laurance & Paul Ehrlich. We must also reverse the destruction and fragmentation of key wildlife habitats, constrain our over-consumption of natural resources, stabilise human numbers - and elect leaders determined to prioritise these issues....

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FAO -2 years ago

Étude FAO: Forêts 175 Directives mondiales pour la restauration des forêts et des paysages dégradés dans les terres arides

Les terres arides couvrent près de la moitié de la surface terrestre et abritent un tiers de la population mondiale. Elles sont confrontées à des défis hors du commun, notamment ceux posés par la désertification, la perte de biodiversité, la pauvreté, l’insécurité alimentaire et les changements climatiques. Quelque 20 pour cent des terres arides de la planète sont dégradées, et les...

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FAO -2 years ago

Unasylva 246: Forests in the Climate Change Agenda

Where do forests and forestry stand today in international climate change negotiations? What exactly does it mean to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)? What are the opportunities and risks for forests in today’s changing climate and is there a clear path forward? The articles in this issue address these and other questions....

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Wildland fire typologies and extreme temperatures in NE Spain

Cardil A, Merenciano D, Molina-Terrén DMWILDLAND FIRE TYPOLOGIES AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN NE SPAINAbstract: Understanding instrumental factors dealing with the development of large wildland fires is a need. Fire spread typologies and extreme temperature days were studied in the 1978-2012 period in Aragón (NE Spain). Temperature was examined at 850 hPa to characterize the low troposphere state...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Sap flow, leaf-level gas exchange and spectral responses to drought in Pinus sylvestris, Pinus pinea and Pinus halepensis

Manzanera JA, Gómez-Garay A, Pintos B, Rodríguez-Rastrero M, Moreda E, Zazo J, Martínez-Falero E, García-Abril ASAP FLOW, LEAF-LEVEL GAS EXCHANGE AND SPECTRAL RESPONSES TO DROUGHT IN PINUS SYLVESTRIS, PINUS PINEA AND PINUS HALEPENSISAbstract: In a climate change scenario, Mediterranean forest species such as pines may be endangered by rising temperatures and reduced precipitation, thus calling...

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RRI -2 years ago

Toward a Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands: An Updated Analysis of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation

Press Release New Research: Indigenous and Community Forestlands Hold at Least One Quarter of All Tropical Forest Carbon; Failure to Prioritize Rights of Forest Guardians... The post Toward a Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands: An Updated Analysis of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation appeared first on Rights + Resources...

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FAO -2 years ago

Día de Acción sobre los Bosques: ¿Por qué los bosques son importantes para usted?

En el Día de Acción sobre los Bosques, el 8 de noviembre en la Conferencia sobre el Cambio Climático en Marrakech (CMNUCC COP22), haremos un llamado a los gobiernos a fin de que adopten medidas para proteger, restaurar y ordenar de forma sostenible los bosques del mundo. Ayúdenos a hacer que se oiga su voz. En vísperas del Día de Acción sobre los Bosques, cuéntenos por qué los bosques son...

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FAO -2 years ago

Journée de l’action pour les forêts : Pourquoi les forêts sont-elles importantes pour vous ?

À la Journée de l’action pour les forêts, le 8 novembre lors de la Conférence sur les changements climatiques de Marrakech (CCNUCC COP22), nous rappellerons aux gouvernements qu’ils doivent passer à l’action pour protéger, restaurer et gérer de manière durable les forêts mondiales. Aidez-nous en faisant entendre votre voix. En vue de la Journée de l’action pour les forêts, dites...

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Forest Energy Portal -2 years ago

“Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation” - a new report now published!

A new report on “Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation” has been recently published by the European Forest Institute (EFI) within EFI´s “From Science to Policy” series. Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation“World leaders finalized a historic global agreement to combat climate change in Paris in December 2015. They agreed on the need fo...

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WFC -2 years ago

Rebecca Hsu (Taiwan) - “Climate Change, Tree Disease and Canopy Microclimate”

Rebecca Hsu is our World Forest Institute International Fellow from Taiwan. -Rebecca Hsu holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands. -She works as an researcher for the Taiwanese Forest Research Institute -Her Fellowship project focused on “Climate Change, Tree Disease and Canopy Microclimate” http://www.worldforestry.org...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Estimating carbon dynamics in forest carbon pools under IPCC standards in South Korea using CBM-CFS3

Kim M, Lee WK, Kurz WA, Kwak DA, Morken S, Smyth CE, Ryu DESTIMATING CARBON DYNAMICS IN FOREST CARBON POOLS UNDER IPCC STANDARDS IN SOUTH KOREA USING CBM-CFS3Abstract: The main objective of this study was to estimate past and future dynamics of forest carbon pools in South Korea, as classified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Good Practice Guidance (GPG) and to test the Carb...

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World Bank -2 years ago

China: Sustainable Forest Management and Financing

This program involves a series of knowledge management activities that contributes to the achievement of China’s National Determined Contributions (NDC) on climate change mitigation and adaptation commitment on forests. Work will be conducted to consolidate recommendations on strategy and priorities for developing forestry in China that can guide the efforts and initiatives being planned and imp...

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CTFS -2 years ago

ForestGEO Researchers Receive New Funding to Explore Forest Function

A National Science Foundation grant of nearly $1 million will fund new research at two ForestGEO sites – Harvard Forest and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) starting later this year.  The $965,000 award was granted to University of Maryland Associate Professor and ForestGEO partner Nathan Swenson, ForestGEO Director Stuart Davies, and Temperate Forest Program Coordinator Sea...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Wind contribution to yearly silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) compression wood development in the Romanian Carpathians

Dinulica F, Marcu V, Borz SA, Vasilescu MM, Petritan ICWIND CONTRIBUTION TO YEARLY SILVER FIR (ABIES ALBA MILL.) COMPRESSION WOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE ROMANIAN CARPATHIANSAbstract: Since the 1950s, wind has represented one of the main disturbances to forest ecosystems in Europe, causing an increase in the frequency and amount of trees uprooted or broken by wind. Such phenomenon has also increased th...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Modeling air pollutant removal, carbon storage, and CO2 sequestration potential of urban forests in Scotlandville, Louisiana, USA

Ning ZH, Chambers R, Abdollahi KMODELING AIR POLLUTANT REMOVAL, CARBON STORAGE, AND CO2 SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL OF URBAN FORESTS IN SCOTLANDVILLE, LOUISIANA, USAAbstract: Understanding an urban forest’s structure, function, and value can promote management decisions that will improve environmental quality and human health. Using i-Tree Eco software and its sampling and data collection protocol, ...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -2 years ago

Senior Forestry Officer (Climate Change and Resilience Team Leader)

The Senior Forestry Officer reports to a Deputy Director, FOA, with a high degree of autonomy to provide managerial and technical leadership, guidance and support to the members of the Climate Change and Resilience Team. ...

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation -2 years ago

Economic Valuation of Nontimber Forest Products under the Changing Climate in Kilombero District, Tanzania

Sustainable collection of Nontimber Forest Products (NTFPs) for trade is an appropriate measure to increase people’s adaptive capacity against adverse effects of climate change. However, information on the economic value for NTFPs for subsistence use and trade under the changing climate is inadequate, particularly in households around Iyondo Forest Reserve (IFR), in Kilombero District, Tanzania....

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World Bank -2 years ago

Climate Change Impacts on Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems in the Middle East and North Africa

Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are covered with drylands - a harsh environment with limited water resources that supports fragile ecosystems, and are likely to be significantly impacted by climate change. This activity will help fill the knowledge gap about the dynamics of climate change, social influences, and desertification in the MENA region. ...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Framework for Development and Management of Coastal Forests in Vietnam

Forests along Vietnam’s extensive coastline help promote adaptation and resilience against the impacts of climate change. By developing guidelines for policy, this activity will support sustainable development actions focused on ecosystem services from forests and including local governments and communities in forest management. ...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Evergreen species response to Mediterranean climate stress factors

Gratani L, Catoni R, Varone LEVERGREEN SPECIES RESPONSE TO MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE STRESS FACTORSAbstract: Recent climatic projections predict a decline in rainfall mainly during the summer period and an increase in air temperature for the Mediterranean basin, resulting in extended periods of soil water deficit. Mediterranean evergreen species attain drought resistance through different traits or co...

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TBI -2 years ago

Facing climate change in the páramos in Colombia

Páramos are endemic ecosystems in the northern part of the Andes, found only in the high mountains of Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Costa Rica. They are strategic due to their floral and faunal diversity and because of the ecosystem services they provide, including carbon sequestration in the soil and water regulation that benefits almost 70% of the inhabitants of Colombia....

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TBI -2 years ago

Women in Ghana urged to get involved in plantation development to ward off climate change

Ghanaian women have been urged to venture into tree plantation development since it is the only means by which the country can increase her forest cover to mitigate the effects of climate change....

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: The response of intra-annual stem circumference increase of young European beech provenances to 2012-2014 weather variability

Ježík M, Blaženec M, Kučera J, Strelcová K, Ditmarová LTHE RESPONSE OF INTRA-ANNUAL STEM CIRCUMFERENCE INCREASE OF YOUNG EUROPEAN BEECH PROVENANCES TO 2012-2014 WEATHER VARIABILITYAbstract: The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, especially droughts, arising from on-going climate changes negatively affect productivity and stability of forest ecosystems. Understanding...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Physiological performance and growth of Viburnum tinus L. on phytoremediated sediments for plant nursing purpose

Ugolini F, Calzolari C, Lanini GM, Massetti L, Sabatini F, Ungaro F, Damiano S, Izquierdo CG, Macci C, Masciandaro GPHYSIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH OF VIBURNUM TINUS L. ON PHYTOREMEDIATED SEDIMENTS FOR PLANT NURSING PURPOSEAbstract: Sediments are fundamental resources for productive activities like plant nursing, which are also likely to be responsible of their loss. In contrast, other activi...

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iForest -2 years ago

Technical Reports: Hot spot maps of forest presence in the Mediterranean basin

Noce S, Collalti A, Valentini R, Santini MHOT SPOT MAPS OF FOREST PRESENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN BASINAbstract: The Mediterranean basin is one of the most varied areas worldwide in terms of biodiversity and species richness due to its climatic and geomorphological features, and it is characterized by multi-faceted habitats where forests play a crucial role. Nowadays, the geographic distribution of ...

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iForest -2 years ago

Review Papers: Genetic diversity and forest reproductive material - from seed source selection to planting

Ivetić V, Devetaković J, Nonić M, Stanković D, Šijačić-Nikolić MGENETIC DIVERSITY AND FOREST REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL - FROM SEED SOURCE SELECTION TO PLANTINGAbstract: How much of genetic diversity is desirable in mass production of forest reproductive material? How mass production of forest reproductive material reduces genetic diversity? Relation between genetic diversity and mass productio...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Predicting impacts of climate change on forest tree species of Bangladesh: evidence from threatened Dysoxylum binectariferum (Roxb.) Hook.f. ex Bedd. (Meliaceae)

Sohel SI, Akhter S, Ullah H, Haque E, Rana PPREDICTING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FOREST TREE SPECIES OF BANGLADESH: EVIDENCE FROM THREATENED DYSOXYLUM BINECTARIFERUM (ROXB.) HOOK.F. EX BEDD. (MELIACEAE)Abstract: The impact of climate change on ecosystems, especially at the species level, can be currently observed in many parts of the world. Species distribution models (SDMs) are widely used to ...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: An overview of Italian participation in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism

Corradini G, Brotto L, Ciccarese L, Pettenella DAN OVERVIEW OF ITALIAN PARTICIPATION IN AFFORESTATION AND REFORESTATION PROJECTS UNDER THE CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISMAbstract: In order to meet its Kyoto Protocol commitment targets, the Italian Government has made relevant investments in forest projects in developing countries through the Clean Development Mechanism. This paper investigates the Ita...

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Carbon storage and soil property changes following afforestation in mountain ecosystems of the Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria

Zhiyanski M, Glushkova M, Ferezliev A, Menichetti L, Leifeld JCARBON STORAGE AND SOIL PROPERTY CHANGES FOLLOWING AFFORESTATION IN MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WESTERN RHODOPES, BULGARIAAbstract: Land-use changes and afforestation activities are widely recognized as possible measures for mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of ...

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ConFor -2 years ago

UK Forestry and Wood: Climate Change

Climate change is one of the greatest threats we face today. By planting more trees and using more wood in our everyday lives, we can all play a part in tackling climate change....

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Naturally:Wood -3 years ago

Tackle Climate Change By Using Wood

22 Apr 2016Tackle Climate Change By Using Wood This Earth Day, view our new naturally:wood infographic to learn more about the important role B.C.’s sustainably managed forests and forest products play in helping tackle climate change.Through sustainable forest management practices, the B.C. forest sector aims to responsibly produce forest products while acting as an important tool to absorb an...

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NB Forest -3 years ago

Happy World Earth Day with Trees in Focus & Views from SLU's Vice Dean Jonas Rönnberg around the International Forest Day

Blog 22.04.2016 Today is Earth Day! A day everyone should spend some thoughts on how we treat our planet and how we could do better for a sustainable and better future for future generations.This year, Earth Day stands for preventing climate change and all the resulting documents from ...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Individual tree mortality of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) in Estonia

Maleki K, Kiviste AINDIVIDUAL TREE MORTALITY OF SILVER BIRCH (BETULA PENDULA ROTH) IN ESTONIAAbstract: The functioning of complex forest ecosystems is intimately related to their structural properties. Tree mortality is a major driver of forest stand dynamics and therefore plays an important role in the formation of forest structure. Data from the Estonian Network of Forest Research Plots (ENFRP) ...

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FAO -3 years ago

Unasylva 245: Restauración de Bosques y Paisajes

La publicación de este número de Unasylva coincide con dos importantes acontecimientos para el sector forestal. Las 196 Partes en la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático acaban de reunirse en París en la Conferencia sobre el Cambio Climático para negociar un importante acuerdo sobre el clima. También, en París, el Foro Mundial de Paisajes 2015 es sede de debate...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -3 years ago

Project Coordinator, Kampala

The Sawlog Production Grant Scheme Phase III is a joint initiative between the Government of Uganda and the European Union whose primary objective is to encourage private sector investment in commercial timber plantations through provision of grants and technical support. It aims at increasing the incomes of the rural population through commercial tree planting by small, medium and large scale pla...

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World Bank -3 years ago

Institutional Analysis and Landscape Level Planning Guidelines for Watershed Development in India

Watershed management will be key to feeding a growing population. Rainfed regions have lagged far behind and have experienced severe resource degradation due to inappropriate land use, poor husbandry and low investments. Longer-term climate change adds another worrying dimension.This activity aims to improve watershed management in India. ...

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World Bank -3 years ago

Confronting the New Climate Normal – Findings from Turn Down the Heat III

There is growing evidence that the Earth’s atmospheric system is locked in to warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels due to past and predicted emissions of greenhouse gases. As the planet warms, rare climatic conditions - heat and other weather extremes which occur once in hundreds of years - would become the “new climate normal.” To better understand the possible impacts of pre...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Oak sprouts grow better than seedlings under drought stress

Pietras J, Stojanović M, Knott R, Pokorný ROAK SPROUTS GROW BETTER THAN SEEDLINGS UNDER DROUGHT STRESSAbstract: This study focused on the comparison of two contrasting forest regeneration types and their susceptibility to drought stress. Transpiration and biomass production were studied on young sessile oak trees Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. regenerated as sprouts and seedlings, and grown in a...

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CTFS -3 years ago

New Special Feature by the British Ecological Society, “Demography Beyond the Population,” includes 3 new ForestGEO articles!

There is a new Special Feature of the British Ecological Society (BES) Journals that includes CTFS – ForestGEO data from Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, and Panama!This exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary Special Feature, Demography Beyond the Population, integrates original lines of research in the vast field of demography. The articles featuring ForestGEO data are found in the Journal of...

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FAO -3 years ago

Unasylva 245: Restauration du Paysage Forestier

La publication de ce numéro d’Unasylva coïncide avec deux événements marquants pour les forêts. Les 196 Parties à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques viennent de se réunir à la Conférence Paris climat 2015 en vue de négocier un accord qui soit en mesure de changer la donne en matière de changement climatique. Toujours à Paris, le Global Landscapes Fo...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -3 years ago

Director CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance (FTA) is a world-leading research initiative, responding to the call for urgent, strong and sustained effort focused on forest management and governance, given the crucial role of forests in confronting some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, poverty, and food security. ...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Nine-year monitoring of cambial seasonality and cell production in Norway spruce

Giagli K, Gričar J, Vavrčík H, Gryc VNINE-YEAR MONITORING OF CAMBIAL SEASONALITY AND CELL PRODUCTION IN NORWAY SPRUCEAbstract: We analyzed the relationship between weather conditions and year-to-year (1981-1989) variation in the seasonal dynamics of cambial cell production (CCP) in Norway spruce in a monoculture forest area in the Czech Republic. We found that the timing of CCP greatly varied a...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Relationship between environmental parameters and Pinus sylvestris L. site index in forest plantations in northern Spain acidic plateau

Bueis T, Bravo F, Pando V, Turrión MBRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS AND PINUS SYLVESTRIS L. SITE INDEX IN FOREST PLANTATIONS IN NORTHERN SPAIN ACIDIC PLATEAUAbstract: The assessment of forest productivity at early stages of stand development may help to define the most appropriate silviculture treatment to be applied for each stand. Site index (dominant height at a reference age) i...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Assessment of age bias in site index equations

Socha J, Coops NC, Ochal WASSESSMENT OF AGE BIAS IN SITE INDEX EQUATIONSAbstract: The most widely accepted method of evaluating site productivity is site index. In spite of some important restrictions it is still a useful concept in both forest research and management. One of the most important challenges when using site index is an age trend manifested by a negative correlation between site index...

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation -3 years ago

Agricultural and Forest Land Use Potential for REDD+ among Smallholder Land Users in Rural Ghana

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation with other benefits (REDD+) mechanism is supposed to address the reversal of forest-based land degradation, conservation of existing carbon stocks, and enhancement of carbon sequestration. The Bosomtwe District is predominantly agrarian with potentials for climate change mitigation through REDD+ mechanism among smallholder farmers. The l...

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TBI -3 years ago

Award winners of the national schools drawing competition in Ghana go on a study tour to key forestry locations

Twenty school children from the Choggu Demonstration Primary School in the Northern Region, the Kultamise Junior High and the Ghana Senior High schools in the Upper East and Eastern Regions respectively which came first in a on Climate Change for Ghanaian school children were afforded a study tour of some key forestry locations by Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana as part of their prize....

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World Bank -3 years ago

After Paris, Quick and Strategic Knowledge is Needed to Translate Forest-based Climate Change Mitigation Plans into Action on the Ground

At the close of the Paris climate meetings, 186 countries had published plans for reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Not surprisingly, forests figure prominently in the final Paris agreement and in many countries’ roadmaps. For instance, Mexico has set a goal of zero deforestation by 2030, and the Democratic Republic of Congo aims to plant 3 million hectares of forest by 2025. This h...

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World Bank -3 years ago

Facing the Unpredictable Threat of Climate Change, Farmers in Southern Lao PDR Use Forests to Stabilize Their Livelihoods

In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, as in much of the world, average temperatures have risen and rainfall patterns have become less predictable in recent decades. For the poor and agriculture-dependent in Lao PDR, these new conditions under climate change have brought immediate consequences: longer and more severe droughts, more extensive pest infestations, and a shift in seasons that complic...

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The Guardian -3 years ago

To destroy human civilisation we just need to continue with business as usual | Letters

China’s strategy for dealing with air pollution is a cosmetic exercise cynically timed to coincide with the Paris summit on climate change (Airpocalypse now: factories and schools in Beijing shut by unprecedented smog alert, 9 December).The 24-hour WHO limit for small particulates is 25 microgrammes per cubic metre of air, though recent studies have demonstrated adverse effects on foetal develop...

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Forest Energy Portal -3 years ago

Recently started NPA project: ‘Generating Renewable Energy Business Enterprise’ (GREBE)

 What is GREBE?‘Generating Renewable Energy Business Enterprise’ (GREBE) is a new 3-year (2015-2018) transnational project with a budget of €1.77m to support renewable energy energy enterprises across the West of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Norway and Iceland.   It is co-funded by the EU’s Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme. It will focus on t...

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FAO -3 years ago

Unasylva 245: Forest and landscape restoration

In order to succeed, restoration initiatives need to engage a range of stakeholders, from policy-makers to local communities and from governments to the private sector. This is one of the main threads running through the articles in issue 245 of Unasylva, FAO’s forestry journal, released on 5 December on the theme of Forest and landscape restoration (FLR). Bringing together case studies from d...

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FAO -3 years ago

Les forêts méditerranéennes : un réservoir pour les générations futures

Lundi 7 décembre, Paris: Au pavillon des “Solutions fondées sur la nature” à la COP 21 à Paris, le Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial et l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture présenteront l’importance des forêts méditerranéennes. Les forêts méditerranéennes fournissent de nombreux biens et services aux populations : du bois de f...

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The Guardian -3 years ago

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success Leer este articulo en EspanolAs the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side of the Atlantic is making that transition...

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UN-REDD Programme -3 years ago

REDD+ safeguards: how to address and respect them using home-grown solutions? New global study captures initial country experiences and emerging lessons

  Daniela Rey, Director of Climate, Law & Policy, Ltd. Steve Swan, Safeguards Coordinator for the UN-REDD Programme Five years have passed since Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed on seven broad principles constituting a set of safeguards for REDD+.  Since these Cancun safeguards were agreed in 2010, a […]...

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FAO -3 years ago

Video: Action Contre la Désertification

Au cours de la prochaine décennie, 50 millions de personnes pourraient être déplacées à cause de la désertification, conséquence du changement climatique et de l'épuisement des ressources naturelles. Action contre la désertification est une initiative du Groupe des pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique, mise en œuvre par la FAO avec le soutien financier de l’Union européenne...

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World Bank -3 years ago

In the Face of Climate Change, Investing in Forests Promises to Strengthen Water Supply Resilience in Tegucigalpa

A rising number of cities around the globe are facing crisis-level constraints in water access, highlighting the pervasive and immediate consequences of climate change. Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa, is one such flashpoint. The city’s water utility currently meets less than half of residents’ demand for water – some of the city’s one million residents receive water only once a week.   ...

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World Bank -3 years ago

Blog: Broadening REDD+ to Bring New Opportunities for Private Sector Investment in Forests, Climate Change Mitigation and Green Growth (Gerhard Dieterle and Meerim Shakirova)

Today’s REDD+ agenda recognizes that climate change mitigation and development are intrinsically connected, aware that the productive functions of forests must be part of the solution. Indeed, the drivers of deforestation are largely outside the forest sector, and the fight against deforestation and forest degradation cannot be won without addressing the rapidly growing demand for food, timber, ...

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NB Forest -3 years ago

Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry: Driving forces, risks and opportunities

Facts & Reviews 19.11.2015 Original source: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) This synthesis brief summarizes key insights from SEI’s research on climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry as part of the 2008–2015 Mistra-SWECIA programme. read more...

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World Bank -3 years ago

A New Survey Tool Promises to Raise the Profile of Forests in National Development Agendas - LSMS forestry module

It’s probably safe to say that we know more about the physical state of the world’s forests than ever before. From satellites to drones to interactive apps, technological advancements in how we measure and monitor forests have been remarkable, and essential to reaching commitments for protecting forests—a crucial contribution toward meaningful action on climate change. But there’s one ques...

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NB Forest -3 years ago

Reforestation Guidelines Will Consider Climate Change

News 30.10.2015 Authored by: Mats Hannerz, SilvinformationOriginal article: Future Forests  read more...

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CIGA-UNAM -3 years ago

Welcome to blog CIGAREDD+@PARIS.COP

The drafts for the Paris agreement and the decisions relating to it, as drawn up in Bonn last week, are full of square brackets, that is, text which is not yet agreed upon.  REDD+ is included (Article 3bis), but an alternative, non-results based mechanism (´Joint Mitigation and Adaptation Mechanism´, JMA) is also on the table.  There remains a vast amount of negotiating to do in Paris ...

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iForest -3 years ago

Review Papers: The forest biodiversity artery: towards forest management for saproxylic conservation

Mason F, Zapponi LTHE FOREST BIODIVERSITY ARTERY: TOWARDS FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR SAPROXYLIC CONSERVATIONAbstract: One of the objectives of forest conservation is the set aside of unharvested areas. However, the fragmentation and lack of connectivity of protected areas make the integration of conservation measures in productive forests essential. Strategies to integrate conservation of saproxylic bi...

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World Bank -3 years ago

How Forests Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

Developing countries are expected to suffer the most from changes in climatic patterns. Forest and tree management could provide a low-cost approach to enhancing resilience of local landscapes to climate change but needs to balance production, livelihood, adaptation and mitigation goals. ...

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NB Forest -3 years ago

Sustainability: Five steps for managing Europe's forests

Facts & Reviews 23.10.2015 The current state of affairs for forests across Europe: new productive forests are gaining momentum and expanding the overall forest area; however, the health and productivity of existing tree stands are loosing their momentum due to age, climatic damage ...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Adaptability of Indocalamus decorus to climate change based on physiological and biochemical responses to elevated carbon dioxide and ozone

Guo Z, Zhuang M, Li Y, Chen S, Yang QADAPTABILITY OF INDOCALAMUS DECORUS TO CLIMATE CHANGE BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSES TO ELEVATED CARBON DIOXIDE AND OZONEAbstract: Carbon dioxide (CO2) and ozone (O3) are important greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. The effects of elevated CO2 and/or O3 on plants remain unclear. Plant responses to mixtures of the two ga...

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FAO -3 years ago

Innovation and Investment Forum

This forum, a special event at the XIV World Forestry Congress, examined the role of innovations in forests and forest products in alleviating global challenges related to climate change, water, energy, sustainable cities, decent housing, food security and packaging, with direct and indirect contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more http://foris.fao.org/wfc2015/programme/sessio...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Impact of climate change on tree-ring growth of Scots pine, common beech and pedunculate oak in northeastern Germany

Bauwe A, Jurasinski G, Scharnweber T, Schröder C, Lennartz BIMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON TREE-RING GROWTH OF SCOTS PINE, COMMON BEECH AND PEDUNCULATE OAK IN NORTHEASTERN GERMANYAbstract: Tree growth depends, among other factors, largely on the prevailing climatic conditions. Therefore, changes to tree growth patterns are to be expected under climate change. Here, we analyze the tree-ring growth re...

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CTFS -3 years ago

CTFS - ForestGEO session at 100th-annual ESA meeting in Baltimore, MD

CTFS – ForestGEO recently hosted a sessionon Dimensions of Forest Diversity at the 100thannual Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting in Baltimore, MD. Scientists presented some of the latest research coming out of the annual Dimensions of Biodiversity workshop between CTFS – ForestGEO and the Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network.Thank you to all of the speakers and guests that ...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Climatic fluctuations trigger false ring occurrence and radial-growth variation in teak (Tectona grandis L.f.)

Palakit K, Duangsathaporn K, Siripatanadilok SCLIMATIC FLUCTUATIONS TRIGGER FALSE RING OCCURRENCE AND RADIAL-GROWTH VARIATION IN TEAK (TECTONA GRANDIS L.F.)Abstract: The objective of this study was to examine the interaction of extreme growth years in teak (Tectona grandis) with climatic conditions of current, antecedent and subsequent years, in order to explain the nature and the effects of clima...

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#Forests2015 -3 years ago

The Restoration Generation

We are today’s youth. We live in the world you, the elders created. Tomorrow, it is our turn to be the world’s custodians. The world you are about to hand us, faces many challenges: climate change, soil degradation, sustainable and … Continue reading →...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Stand structure and deadwood amount influences saproxylic fungal biodiversity in Mediterranean mountain unmanaged forests

Persiani AM, Lombardi F, Lunghini D, Granito VM, Tognetti R, Maggi O, Pioli S, Marchetti MSTAND STRUCTURE AND DEADWOOD AMOUNT INFLUENCES SAPROXYLIC FUNGAL BIODIVERSITY IN MEDITERRANEAN MOUNTAIN UNMANAGED FORESTSAbstract: Old-growth forests are key elements of ecosystem diversity and conservation strategies, providing niche differentiation and trophic pathways that produce structural and compositio...

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TBI -3 years ago

Climate-smart landscapes and the landscape approach – An exploration of the concepts and their practical implications

Global challenges related to poverty, food security, environmental degradation and climate change converge in the rural areas of the tropics. Here is where competition for land and resources is high, poverty and environmental degradation are persistent, and climate change is directly threatening people’s livelihoods....

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Coupling daily transpiration modelling with forest management in a semiarid pine plantation

Fernandes TJ, Campo ADD, García-Bartual R, González-Sanchis MCOUPLING DAILY TRANSPIRATION MODELLING WITH FOREST MANAGEMENT IN A SEMIARID PINE PLANTATIONAbstract: Estimating forest transpiration is of great importance for Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) in the scope of climate change prediction. AFM in the Mediterranean region usually generates a mosaic of different canopy covers within the same...

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

BOSQUES Y CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO 2 - Rocha

Bosques y Cambio Climático(Segunda Parte)Wilson Rocha (BOLIVIA)Coordinador Latinoamericano de la RELADEFALos Bosques y el Cambio Climático: Ámbito Nacional.Bolivia cuenta con una superficie de 1,1 millones de Km2 y una población de 10,5 millones de habitantes. Aproximadamente el 48% de la superficie total de Bolivia está cubierta de bosques, de las cuales 41 millones de hectáreas han si...

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

BOSQUES Y CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO 1 - Rocha

Bosques y Cambio Climático(Primera Parte)Wilson Rocha (BOLIVIA)Coordinador Latinoamericano de la RELADEFALa Previa.Quiero comenzar este ensayo contándoles algo anecdótico que me paso hace tiempo atrás. Mientras comía un delicioso Sándwich de Chola [1](Sandwich de carne de cerdo) donde mi cacera Doña Luisa Mamani, escuche al presidente Evo Morales manifestar que él estaba casado con tres lu...

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

BOSQUES Y CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO - Neira

BOSQUES Y CAMBIO CLIMÁTICOJosé Francisco Neira Martinez (CHILE)Miembro de la RELADEFA ChileDurante los últimos decenios, ha sido reiterada y creciente, la notoria manifestación de cambio y modificación en el clima de todo el planeta, variación manifestada a través de una larga sucesión de hechos y acontecimientos que afectan a parámetros meteorológicos, tales como; temperaturas medias, p...

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NB Forest -3 years ago

The Forest Kingdom - with what values for the world? Climate change and gender equality in a contested forest policy context

Facts & Reviews 25.06.2015 Authored by Sara Holmgren & Seema Arora-Jonsson Original and complete article: Scandinavian Journal of Forest ResearchVolume 30, Issue 3, 2015Special Issue: Forest Policy read more...

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

FUNCIÓN AMBIENTAL DE LA PROPIEDAD EN LA CONSTITUCIÓN DE ECUADOR - Llaguno

La función ambiental de la propiedad en la Constitución ecuatorianaPor: Duval Llaguno (ECUADOR) [1]Nuestra colega, María Cristina Puente, en el 2007, antes de que se redactara la actual Constitución de Ecuador del 2008, planteó ya la idea de la función ambiental de la propiedad, cuando escribió su tesis de maestría, la cual fue publicada con el título de “Perdidos entre las leyes y...

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TBI -3 years ago

Exploring the páramo ecosystem from schools

Schools can play an important role as a space to gather and develop knowledge related to the páramo ecosystem and climate change. This recommendation has been given by the project Communities in the páramos in Colombia....

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Spatial and temporal variation of drought impact on black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) water status and growth

Mantovani D, Veste M, Böhm C, Vignudelli M, Freese DSPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION OF DROUGHT IMPACT ON BLACK LOCUST (ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA L.) WATER STATUS AND GROWTHAbstract: Stimulated by the rising demand for bioenergy, forestry practices for energy production are of increasing importance worldwide. Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) is a suitable tree species for biomass production in sho...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Latent infection of Biscogniauxia nummularia in Fagus sylvatica: a possible bioindicator of beech health conditions

Luchi N, Capretti P, Feducci M, Vannini A, Ceccarelli B, Vettraino AMLATENT INFECTION OF BISCOGNIAUXIA NUMMULARIA IN FAGUS SYLVATICA: A POSSIBLE BIOINDICATOR OF BEECH HEALTH CONDITIONSAbstract: Biscogniauxia nummularia is a xylariaceous fungus known as a common endophyte of European beech, living in plant tissues without development of symptoms, or even inducing strip-cankers and wood decay on tre...

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iForest -3 years ago

Research Articles: Effects of tree species, stand age and land-use change on soil carbon and nitrogen stock rates in northwestern Turkey

Sariyildiz T, Savaci G, Kravkaz ISEFFECTS OF TREE SPECIES, STAND AGE AND LAND-USE CHANGE ON SOIL CARBON AND NITROGEN STOCK RATES IN NORTHWESTERN TURKEYAbstract: Effects of tree species, stand age and land-use change on soil carbon and nitrogen stock rates were investigated in the northwest of Turkey using 4 common tree species as black pine (Pinus nigra Arnold.), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), ...

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JustForests -3 years ago

Pope speaks out on preserving the environment-Francis is making the environment a top concern and speaking out against the ‘sin’ of ‘exploiting the Earth’

Environmentalists are thrilled that Francis is lending his moral authority to provide an ethical foundation for action to stem climate change.His remarks come ahead of his eagerly awaited encyclical on climate change....

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

DIFERENCIANDO LAS REDUCCIONES DE EMISIONES - Che Piu

DIFERENCIANDO LAS REDUCCIONES DE EMISIONES DE LOS SERVICIOS ECOSISTÉMICOS Y EL CARBONOHugo Che Piu Deza (PERÚ)Miembro de la RELADEFA Perú y Asociado Fundador de DARGloria Sanclemente (RELADEFA Colombia) ha planteado la necesidad de definir quiénes son los titulares del “derecho a atribuirse el resultado de la reducción de la deforestación / degradación / conservación, para reclamar la fi...

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

LA PROPIEDAD DEL CARBONO EN BOLIVIA - Rocha

LA PROPIEDAD DEL CARBONO EN BOLIVIAWilson Rocha (BOLIVIA)Coordinador Latinoamericano de la RELADEFA y miembro de la RELADEFA BoliviaQuiero comenzar este artículo, contándoles que Bolivia ha tenido el primer Programa de Carbono Forestal Certificado del mundo, denominado “Proyecto de Acción Climática Noel Kempff Mercado – PACNK”; mismo que inicio sus actividades el año 1997 y logro como u...

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RELADEFA -3 years ago

LOS DERECHOS DE CARBONO EN COLOMBIA - Sanclemente

LOS DERECHOS DE CARBONO EN COLOMBIAGloria Sanclemente (COLOMBIA)Integrante de la RELADEFA Colombia.La reglamentación en materia de los denominados “derechos de carbono” en Colombia es una necesidad, por cuanto contribuye al cumplimiento de compromisos y obligaciones del Estado Colombiano adquiridas como país Parte de la CMNUCC, en especial en los referidos a la formulación y ejecución de p...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: First vs. second rotation of a poplar short rotation coppice: leaf area development, light interception and radiation use efficiency

Broeckx LS, Vanbeveren SP, Verlinden MS, Ceulemans RFIRST VS. SECOND ROTATION OF A POPLAR SHORT ROTATION COPPICE: LEAF AREA DEVELOPMENT, LIGHT INTERCEPTION AND RADIATION USE EFFICIENCYAbstract: Given the high expectations for lignocellulosic biomass as one of the potential solutions for energy security and climate change mitigation, commercial scale studies over several rotations are crucial to as...

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CAF -4 years ago

研究称中国的植树活动帮助吸收了大气中的二氧化碳

新南威尔士大学的研究人员在《Nature Climate Change》上发表论文称,植物储存的碳总量自2003年以来...

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RELADEFA -4 years ago

RETOS PARA CONSTRUIR DERECHO FORESTAL COMPARADO - Llaguno

RETOS PARA CONSTRUIR “DERECHO FORESTAL COMPARADO” EN AMÉRICA LATINAPor: Duval Llaguno (ECUADOR)Doctor en jurisprudencia y magíster en ciencias internacionales, graduado en la Universidad Central del Ecuador. Tiene una maestría en administración de proyectos de la Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional (Costa Rica) y postgrado en Derecho y Economía del Cambio Climático en FLACSO A...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Drought effects on the floristic differentiation of Greek fir forests in the mountains of central Greece

Samaras DA, Gaertner S, Reif A, Theodoropoulos KDROUGHT EFFECTS ON THE FLORISTIC DIFFERENTIATION OF GREEK FIR FORESTS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL GREECEAbstract: Greek fir (Abies cephalonica Loudon) grows in montane Mediterranean climates characterized by dry, warm summers. Drought is an important climatic feature of these montane ecosystems as it affects the floristic composition, structure and d...

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RELADEFA -4 years ago

DOCTRINA DEL DERECHO FORESTAL COMPARADO - Gallardo

DOCTRINA DEL DERECHO FORESTAL COMPARADOEnrique Gallardo Gallardo (CHILE)Abogado, fundador y ex Coordinador Latinoamericano y del Cono Sur de la Unidad IUFRO 6.13.01 y de la Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Forestal, RELADEFA. 1.- Concepto de Derecho ForestalDesde los orígenes del hombre, éste ha estado acompañado de bosques y tierras forestales satisfaciendo sus primeras necesidades y crean...

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World Bank -4 years ago

Adaptation-Based Mitigation in Degraded Landscapes Vulnerable to High Climatic Variation

This activity, focused on Central America, aims to identify key policy measures and institutional arrangements needed to drive collective action at the landscape level that would restore degraded landscapes, improve resilience to climate change, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Effect of salt and drought on growth, physiological and biochemical responses of two Tamarix species

Dawalibi V, Monteverdi MC, Moscatello S, Battistelli A, Valentini REFFECT OF SALT AND DROUGHT ON GROWTH, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSES OF TWO TAMARIX SPECIESAbstract: Tamarix trees are considered of particular interest for afforestation and reforestation of degraded areas prone to salinity and drought. In this study, a comparison of the performance and physiological responses of two spec...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Wildfires in Algeria: problems and challenges

Meddour-Sahar OWILDFIRES IN ALGERIA: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGESAbstract: In the scenario of the Mediterranean area, where about 54 000 fires and 0.4 million hectares of forest are burned and annually registered (2006-2010), the rank for Algeria is non-negligible with 4.11 million hectares of forest. The annual number of fires and the size of area burned depict a critical situation, which became rathe...

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FAO -4 years ago

International Day of Forests 2015

Climate change is subjecting our planet to unsustainable pressures. Forests and trees trap and store carbon as they grow – standing at the frontline against climate change. Join us in celebrating the International Day of Forests on 21 March. http://www.fao.org/forestry/international-day-of-forests/en/...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Spread intensity and invasiveness of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) in Lithuanian forests

Straigyte L, Baliuckas VSPREAD INTENSITY AND INVASIVENESS OF SYCAMORE MAPLE (ACER PSEUDOPLATANUS L.) IN LITHUANIAN FORESTSAbstract: The primary objectives of this study were to estimate seedling abundance, spread intensity, and invasiveness of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) in Lithuanian forests. The species was introduced to Lithuania in 1802, and since then has subsequently become gradu...

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NB Forest -4 years ago

New articles about insects that will profit from climate change and their potential impacts on Nordic forestry

News 13.03.2015 New articles from the series of articles about insects that will most likely profit  from climate change, published by the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute: 1. Cone insects - new threats to our future forests read more...

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NB Forest -4 years ago

Insects that will most likely profit from climate change

News 09.03.2015 The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute will publish a  series articles about insects that will most likely profit  from climate change.  read more...

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USFS -4 years ago

Combined habitat degradation and climate shifts impact survival of the White-collared Manakin

Habitat alteration due to forest clearing and climate change threaten wildlife populations throughout the globe. To better understand the interacting effects of habitat degradation and climate on bird populations, researchers from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Klamath Bird Observatory, and Costa Rica Bird Observatories spent 12 years studying the White-collared ...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Potential impacts of regional climate change on site productivity of Larix olgensis plantations in northeast China

Shen C, Lei X, Liu H, Wang L, Liang WPOTENTIAL IMPACTS OF REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE ON SITE PRODUCTIVITY OF LARIX OLGENSIS PLANTATIONS IN NORTHEAST CHINAAbstract: Climate change is expected to substantially affect forest site productivity. However, its effects may vary depending on the climate scenario, region and tree species. We chose Larix olgensis in northeast China to investigate the responses ...

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NB Forest -4 years ago

The Global Seed Vault to host tree seeds

News 09.02.2015 The vulnerability of the world’s genebanks was the motivativation behind establishing a global seed vault.  Intended as a backup storage facility, this vault stores duplicates (backups) of seed samples from the world’s crop collections representing an insurance...

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FAO -4 years ago

Journée internationale des forêts 2015

Le changement climatique expose notre planète à des pressions insoutenables. Les forêts et les arbres qui piègent et stockent le carbone au cours de leur croissance sont à l’avant-garde de la lutte contre le changement climatique. Le 21 mars, venez célébrer avec nous la Journée internationale des forêts http://www.fao.org/forestry/international-day-of-forests/fr/...

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FAO -4 years ago

Día Internacional de los Bosques 2015

El cambio climático está sometiendo a nuestro planeta a presiones no sostenibles. Los bosques y los árboles atrapan y almacenan carbono a medida que crecen – permaneciendo sin cesar en primera línea en la lucha contra el cambio climático. El 21 de marzo, únete a nosotros en la celebración del Día Internacional de los Bosques. http://www.fao.org/forestry/international-day-of-forests/es/...

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T4F -4 years ago

Coping with Climate Change

New book looking at the roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture published by FAO....

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Light acclimation of leaf gas exchange in two Tunisian cork oak populations from contrasting environmental conditions

Rzigui T, Khiari H, Abbes Z, Baaziz KB, Jaouadi I, Nasr ZLIGHT ACCLIMATION OF LEAF GAS EXCHANGE IN TWO TUNISIAN CORK OAK POPULATIONS FROM CONTRASTING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSAbstract: Due to diverse environmental conditions, Mediterranean plant populations are exposed to a range of selective pressures that may lead to phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation. We examined the effect of light accl...

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CTFS -4 years ago

Preparations for the TY Danjuma supported Nigerian plot are continuing as scheduled

Forest biodiversity and conservation research in Nigeria has received a major boost with the donation by T.Y. Danjuma to the Nigerian Montane Forest Project (NMFP) for the establishment of a long-term, large-scale forest research plot at Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State. The Ngel Nyaki plot will be the first CTFS-ForestGEO plot in Nigeria and only the fifth in the ...

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JustForests -4 years ago

Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change

At the end of 2015, the nations of the world will meet in Paris and attempt to hammer out a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. And Pope Francis hopes that the world’s Catholics, as well as other major religions, will be a big part of serious climate action....

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CTFS -4 years ago

2014: CTFS-ForestGEO in Review

2014 has been a year of growth and continued success for CTFS – ForestGEO. 2014 has seen the acquisition of six new global forest plots, collaborations through many different workshops, and funding of research projects through the research grants program. Highlights from 2014 include: WorkshopsCTFS-ForestGEO hosted an international Biodiversity Workshop in Xishuangbanna, China, fu...

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iForest -4 years ago

Technical Reports: De novo adventitious root formations in mini-cuttings of Azadirachta indica in response to different rooting media and auxin treatments

Gehlot A, Gupta RK, Arya ID, Arya S, Tripathi ADE NOVO ADVENTITIOUS ROOT FORMATIONS IN MINI-CUTTINGS OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA IN RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT ROOTING MEDIA AND AUXIN TREATMENTSAbstract: Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) is a multipurpose Indian tree important to local economy. Conservation of the genetic resources of neem is essential for the adaptability of this tree species to projected cl...

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INBAR -4 years ago

Interview with INBAR Director General at COP 12

Hear how bamboo can help combat climate change. A UN Radio interview with INBAR's Director General, Dr Hans Friederich, at COP 12....

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CTFS -4 years ago

Michigan Big Woods is the latest plot in the CTFS-ForestGEO network

The University of Michigan’s Edwin S. George Preserve, (aka Michigan Big Woods Plot) is the latest temperate forest to join the CTFS-ForestGEO network. Dr. Christopher Dick is the director of the preserve and said what makes this stand in Livingston County important is that researchers from the University of Michigan have been researching these trees intensively since the 1930s. What this means ...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Soil respiration along an altitudinal gradient in a subalpine secondary forest in China

Luo S, Liu G, Li Z, Hu C, Gong L, Wang M, Hu HSOIL RESPIRATION ALONG AN ALTITUDINAL GRADIENT IN A SUBALPINE SECONDARY FOREST IN CHINAAbstract: The subalpine forest ecosystems in the Miyaluo Forest District in western Sichuan (China) could be very sensitive to global climate change, with important consequences for the regional carbon (C) balance. In a birch secondary forest in this area, we measure...

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FAO -4 years ago

Desafíos de la información sobre bosques y cambio climático

Artículo por Carla Ramírez Zea / Asesora Técnica Principal Forestal, FAO Perú...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Growth patterns of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) under the current regional pollution load in Lithuania

Augustaitis A, Augustaitiene I, Mozgeris G, Juknys R, Vitas A, Jasinevičiene DGROWTH PATTERNS OF SCOTS PINE (PINUS SYLVESTRIS L.) UNDER THE CURRENT REGIONAL POLLUTION LOAD IN LITHUANIAAbstract: The belief that trees have begun growing more rapidly in recent years was examined in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests, a dominant forest type in Lithuania. The largest, pre-dominant pine trees, wi...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Ecological and anthropogenic drivers of Calabrian pine (Pinus nigra J.F. Arn. ssp. laricio (Poiret) Maire) distribution in the Sila mountain range

Nicolaci A, Travaglini D, Menguzzato G, Nocentini S, Veltri A, Iovino FECOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC DRIVERS OF CALABRIAN PINE (PINUS NIGRA J.F. ARN. SSP. LARICIO (POIRET) MAIRE) DISTRIBUTION IN THE SILA MOUNTAIN RANGEAbstract: The most well-known and vast Calabrian pine forests are in the Sila mountain range, in southern Italy. In this paper, we analysed the present-day distribution of Calabrian p...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Role of forest cover, land use change and climate change on water resources in Marmara basin of Turkey

Pamukcu P, Serengil Y, Yurtseven IROLE OF FOREST COVER, LAND USE CHANGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER RESOURCES IN MARMARA BASIN OF TURKEYAbstract: We evaluated the influence of climate change and land use changes on water resources in the Marmara Region (Turkey) using the watershed runoff coefficients (RC) and trend analysis techniques on long-term (30 years) hydrometerological data. Land use chang...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Influence of tree density on climate-growth relationships in a Pinus pinaster Ait. forest in the northern mountains of Sardinia (Italy)

Mazza G, Cutini A, Manetti MCINFLUENCE OF TREE DENSITY ON CLIMATE-GROWTH RELATIONSHIPS IN A PINUS PINASTER AIT. FOREST IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF SARDINIA (ITALY)Abstract: In view of the projected increases in the frequency and duration of drought events in the Mediterranean basin, a better understanding how differences in stand structure influence climate-growth relationships can improve and dr...

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Agroforestry.net -4 years ago

Overstory #262 - Twelve Principles for improved food security

A young kokum (Garcinia indica) fruit, an example edible and medicinal crop suitable for participatory domestication to improve rural livelihoods. Agriculture faces a very complex set of social and biophysical issues associated with the economic, social and environmental sustainability. This paper examines the role of perennial species, especially trees, in the attainment o...

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FAO -4 years ago

Free forestry software in the battle against climate change

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has officially launched new software that is expected to help significantly in the fight against climate change. Tropical deforestation and forest degradation are among the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans globally and thus major contributors to climate change, which is why reducing these emissions has become a ...

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FAO -4 years ago

FAO launches free open-source tools for forest monitoring

IUFRO World Congress, Salt Lake City: Join us for the first public launch of Open Foris Suite. Learn more about the free open-source tools available for forest monitoring. Friday 10 October | 12:00-13:00 | Room 250b. Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its many partners, these tools have been designed to change the way nations monitor the state of their ...

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CTFS -4 years ago

Review: CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change

CTFS-ForestGEO Scientists, along with 78 global collaborating institutions and global partners published "CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change" in Journal Global Change Biology. The publication highlights the impacts of global climate change on the worlds forests, and the monitoring methods used to collect climate change data. The CTFS-ForestGEO ne...

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USFS -4 years ago

Study helps assess impact of temperature on belowground soil decomposition

The Earth's soils store four times more carbon than the atmosphere and small changes in soil carbon storage can have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. A new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change concludes that climate warming does not accelerate soil organic carbon decomposition or affect soil carbon storage, despite increases in ecosystem productivity....

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REDD+ Talks -4 years ago

Climate Change & REDD+ by Wildlife Works

This video is about Climate Change & REDD+...

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RRI -4 years ago

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples and Community Land Rights to Limit Deforestation Is Cost-Effective Approach to Fight Poverty, Climate Change

PRESS RELEASE | New Report: Recognizing Indigenous Peoples and Community Land Rights to Limit Deforestation Is Cost-Effective Approach to Fight Poverty, Climate Change US$1.64 Billion – Amount... The post Recognizing Indigenous Peoples and Community Land Rights to Limit Deforestation Is Cost-Effective Approach to Fight Poverty, Climate Change appeared first on Rights + Resources....

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iForest -4 years ago

Review Papers: Open field-applicable instrumental methods for structural and functional assessment of whole trees and stands

Cermák J, Nadezhdina N, Trcala M, Simon JOPEN FIELD-APPLICABLE INSTRUMENTAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF WHOLE TREES AND STANDSAbstract: This illustrated review is aimed to provide succinct account of different methods applicable for obtaining objective information about the functional ecology of forest sites and stands (and also, e.g., orchards, watersheds, parks or alleys...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Environmental niche and distribution of six deciduous tree species in the Spanish Atlantic region

Roces-Díaz JV, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Álvarez-Álvarez P, Álvarez-García MAENVIRONMENTAL NICHE AND DISTRIBUTION OF SIX DECIDUOUS TREE SPECIES IN THE SPANISH ATLANTIC REGIONAbstract: Understanding the influence of environmental factors on the distribution of tree species is essential for developing management actions at regional level. We computed species distribution models for six European tree s...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Individual-based approach as a useful tool to disentangle the relative importance of tree age, size and inter-tree competition in dendroclimatic studies

Rozas VINDIVIDUAL-BASED APPROACH AS A USEFUL TOOL TO DISENTANGLE THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF TREE AGE, SIZE AND INTER-TREE COMPETITION IN DENDROCLIMATIC STUDIESAbstract: In this work, an individual-based approach was used to assess the relative importance of tree age, size, and competition in modulating the individual dendroclimatic response of Quercus robur L. This was performed in a multi-aged fo...

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NB Forest -4 years ago

NEW REPORT: Climate change and primary industries

News 14.08.2014 Climate change is expected to have a profound impact on natural resources, and thus on the primary industries (agriculture, forestry and fisheries) in the Nordic countries. Climate change induces risks but also creates possibilities for new production systems on land an...

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JustForests -4 years ago

Ebola and Climate Change: Is tropical deforestation responsible?

Ebola and Climate Change: Are Humans Responsible for the Severity of the Current Outbreak?...

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iForest -4 years ago

Review Papers: Implementing the dynamic conservation of elm genetic resources in Europe: case studies and perspectives

Collin E, Bozzano MIMPLEMENTING THE DYNAMIC CONSERVATION OF ELM GENETIC RESOURCES IN EUROPE: CASE STUDIES AND PERSPECTIVESAbstract: Many European countries have undertaken the static preservation of native elm genotypes in clone collections maintained ex situ. Less development has been devoted to the dynamic conservation of elm populations in situ. Case studies of elm conservation in France are gi...

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FAO -4 years ago

Unasylva 242: Una nueva dinámica para los bosques mediterráneos

Los bosques del Mediterráneo están entrelazados con la vida de la gente de la región. Son proveedores de madera, corcho y otros productos y servicios, y son además fuente de ingresos. Sin embargo, están sometidos a presiones siempre mayores, legadas a las necesidades cada vez más imperiosas de las poblaciones, y a estreses climáticos como el aumento de la temperatura, la escasez de lluvias ...

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FAO -4 years ago

Unasylva 242: Une nouvelle dynamique pour les forêts méditerranéennes

Les forêts méditerranéennes sont étroitement liées à la vie des populations de la région. Elles fournissent du bois, du liège et divers autres produits et services, et sont également source de revenus. Elles sont cependant soumises à des pressions croissantes, liées aux besoins grandissants des populations et aux changements climatiques, dont des hausses de température, une baisse des ...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: A model of shrub biomass accumulation as a tool to support management of Portuguese forests

Botequim B, Zubizarreta-Gerendiain A, Garcia-Gonzalo J, Silva A, Marques S, Fernandes PM, Pereira JM, Tomé MA MODEL OF SHRUB BIOMASS ACCUMULATION AS A TOOL TO SUPPORT MANAGEMENT OF PORTUGUESE FORESTSAbstract: The evaluation of forest fuel loading is required by most fire management activities. However, the consideration of shrub biomass for forest planning purposes has been limited by the inabili...

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USFS -4 years ago

Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

Scientists know that wildland fire emissions play a significant role in the global carbon cycle and that its principal component - carbon dioxide - is a primary driver of climate change. But predicting and quantifying the effects of potential future emissions is a difficult process requiring the integration of complex interactions of climate, fire, and vegetation. The current state of knowledge, c...

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Ecologic -4 years ago

Mainstreaming Climate Change in the Common Agricultural Policy – Presentation of Methodology and Fiches

SpeechAgricultureClimateForestLand UseOn 23 May 2014 in Brussels, DG Climate Action hosted a meeting of the Working Group (WG) 5 under the Climate Change Committee. This WG5 focuses on the "Implementation of the LULUCF Decision and policy development of the land use, land use change, and forestry sector". Ana Frelih-Larsen, a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, participated in the meeting, presen...

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NB Forest -4 years ago

NEW report What Science Can Tell Us: Forest Bioenergy for Europe

News 11.06.2014 The importance of forest bioenergy in Europe has gained more focus than before because of the European Union’s renewable energy policy and its climate change mitigation objectives in particular. Moreover, energy security issues, rural policies as well as income and em...

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USFS -4 years ago

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research

Scientists know that wildland fire emissions play a significant role in the global carbon cycle and that its principal component - carbon dioxide - is a primary driver of climate change. But predicting and quantifying the effects of potential future emissions is a difficult process requiring the integration of complex interactions of climate, fire, and vegetation. The current state of knowledge, c...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Effect of size and surrounding forest vegetation on chemical properties of soil in forest gaps

Özcan M, Gökbulak FEFFECT OF SIZE AND SURROUNDING FOREST VEGETATION ON CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SOIL IN FOREST GAPSAbstract: Forest gaps have different microclimatic conditions as compared to the surrounding areas, depending on gap size and surrounding forest types and affecting the biological, chemical, physical, and hydrological processes in the forest openings. The objective of this study was t...

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World Bank -4 years ago

Impacts of Climate Change on Rural Landscapes in Brazil

PROFOR supported the creation of a multidisciplinary team grouping experts from Brazil's leading research agencies to improve climate change assessments and map climate impacts on agriculture and forests in Brazil over the next 20 years. Improved assessments provide crucial information to policy makers on priorities, geographical targeting, and phasing of investments for adataptation and mitigatio...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Web GIS-based simulation of water fluxes in the Miyun catchment area

Gebel M, Meissner R, Halbfass S, Hagenau J, Duan SWEB GIS-BASED SIMULATION OF WATER FLUXES IN THE MIYUN CATCHMENT AREAAbstract: Change of land use and agricultural management, combined with severe droughts during the last two decades, are the main reasons for a strong decrease of water quality and quantity in the Miyun reservoir (China). Due to semi-arid monsoon climate, episodic water fluxes have...

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JustForests -4 years ago

We Just Reached Another Scary Climate Change Milestone

In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million. Now, researchers say that number has been consistently above 400 for the last month....

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Working group II and working group III contributions to the IPCC's 5th assessment report available

In the last two weeks, two major reports were released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change (WGIII) and Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (WGII). The conclusions will be integrated in a Synthesis Report to be considered in the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December 20...

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FAO -5 years ago

FAO climate change in Tanzania (7min. version)

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is in Tanzania, where climate change is taking a toll on local populations. FAO-backed initiatives are making it easier for farmers and families to produce crop varieties that grow in dry conditions. Plus, new soil methods are increasing production and energy-saving stoves are helping people to survive and to thrive....

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FAO -5 years ago

FAO climate change in Tanzania (3min. version)

How the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Tanzania is helping people cope with climate change. Water management, sustainable land-use, innovative soil farming practices, are just some of the ways one village is fighting dry conditions....

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Relationship between frost hardiness of adults and seedlings of different tree species

Hofmann M, Jager M, Bruelheide HRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FROST HARDINESS OF ADULTS AND SEEDLINGS OF DIFFERENT TREE SPECIESAbstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between frost hardiness and the macroclimatic niche of adult individuals and seedlings of eight temperate tree species. Frost damage was investigated on winter buds and needles of adult individuals and on freshly g...

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World Bank -5 years ago

Global Landscapes Forum

Nov 15 2013 - 7:00pm to Nov 16 2013 - 7:00pmShaping the Climate and Development Agenda for Forests and Agriculture The Global Landscapes Forum brought together preeminent agriculture, forests and climate change researchers, practitioners and policy makers on the sidelines of the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland. The Global Landscapes Forum aimed to bridge sectoral divides, develop a lands...

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NC State: Forestry Extension -5 years ago

Noted Quantitative Population Ecologist to Deliver Global Environmental Change Lecture at NC State

Dr. Barry Brook, the Australian Research Council Future Fellow III, Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, and Director of Climate Science for The Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide in South Australia will deliver the inaugural Global Environmental Change … Continue reading →...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Updated online version of ‘Forest Pests and Diseases’

News 13.03.2014 The database illustrates fact sheets with  key information on the biology, symptoms, damage, and control methods of the major pests and pathogenic fungi affecting different tree species throughout Europe's Atlantic rim region (pine, oak, chestnut, eucalyptus and po...

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World Bank -5 years ago

The Forest Dialogue -- dialogues on REDD+ Benefit Sharing

CHALLENGE Deforestation and forest degradation account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transportation sector and second only to the energy sector. While considered a problem, preventing deforestation can serve as 20% of the solution to climate change. ...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

The smell of Pine forests could limit climate change

Facts & Reviews 27.02.2014  A new study published in the  Nature journal suggests that there could be a strong link between the smell of pine trees and climate change. Forests emit large quantities of volatile organic compounds to the atmosphere which can form certai...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Reindeers counteract effects of climate change in Northern Sweden

Facts & Reviews 17.02.2014 A consequence of changing climate patterns can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains threatening fragile tundra plants. But reindeers could prevent this from happening. Earlier studies suggest that a warmer climate increas...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Large wildland fires and extreme temperatures in Sardinia (Italy)

Cardil A, Salis M, Spano D, Delogu G, Molina Terrén DLARGE WILDLAND FIRES AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN SARDINIA (ITALY)Abstract: Heat-wave events are commonly recognized as adverse impacts on agriculture, forests, and economic activities. Several studies showed that future climate changes in the western Mediterranean Basin will lead to an increase in extreme weather events, mainly in the summer se...

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FAO -5 years ago

International Day of Forests 2014

Forests and trees sustain and protect us, providing clean air and water, safeguarding biodiversity and acting as a buffer against climate change. For many people, they also offer food, shelter and employment. It is up to us in turn to sustain and protect our forests -- our future is at stake. Join FAO in celebrating the International Day of Forests on 21 March....

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FAO -5 years ago

Journée internationale des forêts 2014

Les forêts et les arbres nous soutiennent et nous protègent, fournissant de l'air et de l'eau propres, sauvegardant la biodiversité et agissant comme tampon contre le changement climatique. Pour de nombreuses personnes elles offrent aussi des aliments, un abri et des emplois. C'est à nous de soutenir et de protéger à notre tour nos forêts -- notre avenir est en jeu. Joignez-vous à la FAO p...

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FAO -5 years ago

Día Internacional de los Bosques 2014

Los bosques y los árboles nos suministran alimentos y nos protegen, proporcionan aire puro y agua limpia, salvaguardan la biodiversidad y actúan como un amortiguador contra el cambio climático. Asimismo, ofrecen alimentos, vivienda y empleo a muchas personas. Nos corresponde a nosotros, a su vez, mantener y proteger nuestros bosques ─ nuestro futuro está en juego. El 21 de marzo únete a la ...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Conservation and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus to minimize carbon emissions and help ecosystems to adapt to climate change

News 03.02.2014 The UNDP project will be launched in Belarus this month (February 2014). The goal of the four-year project is to restore the bog wetlands Zvanets and Sporovskoye (Brest Oblast), major nesting sites of Aquatic warbler listed in the Red Book List of Endangered Species. A...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

What can the forest sector tell us about global warming?

Blog 30.01.2014 Vilhelimna forest in Sweden (Photo: Ida Wallin) By Gediminas Jasinevicius , Researcher at EFI's Sustainability and Climate Change Unit read more...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Frost damage to eucalypts in a short-rotation forestry trial in Cumbria (England)

Leslie AD, Mencuccini M, Perks MFROST DAMAGE TO EUCALYPTS IN A SHORT-ROTATION FORESTRY TRIAL IN CUMBRIA (ENGLAND)Abstract: Cold is the main climatic constraint to planting eucalypts in Britain and the winter of 2009-2010, the coldest in thirty years, proved particularly challenging for their survival. Damage to transplants planted in May 2009 of two species of eucalypts, Eucalyptus gunnii and Euca...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Clonal structure and dynamics of peripheral Populus tremula L. populations

Cristóbal D, Martínez-Zurimendi P, Villamediana I, Ciriza J, Villar J, Nanos N, Sierra-de-Grado RCLONAL STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF PERIPHERAL POPULUS TREMULA L. POPULATIONSAbstract: Native Populus tremula L. populations at the south-western limit of the species’ range are threatened by the anthropic reduction of their habitats and by climate change. In these areas, P. tremula forms small and mu...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

'Introduction of exotic tree species' and 'Genomics based breeding in forest trees'

Facts & Reviews 05.12.2013 The SNS supported Centre for Advanced Research in forest genetics, breeding and regeneration for adapting and mitigating climate change (AdapCAR) has published two policy and research briefs: read more...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Forests in northern Europe in the light of new climate scenarios

News 03.12.2013 Climate Change is an important issue in Northern Europe. Representatives from several research institutes in northern Europe gathered at a workshop in Uppsala, Sweden in November. The aim of the event was to discuss different aspects of forestry and forest management in...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Species-specific climate response of oaks (Quercus spp.) under identical environmental conditions

Sanders TGM, Pitman R, Broadmeadow MSJSPECIES-SPECIFIC CLIMATE RESPONSE OF OAKS (QUERCUS SPP.) UNDER IDENTICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSAbstract: Oak forests play a major role in Britain due to their economic, social and historic value. Sudden oak death and general decline symptoms have therefore caused major concerns in the forestry sector over the past decade. Several strategies have been propose...

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World Bank -5 years ago

Biochar Systems in Senegal: A new agriculture-based model for climate success?

A forthcoming biochar study shows the high value of agricultural waste when ’bio charred’ as opposed to simply left to decay. In this blog, Sebastian Sholz, Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank, shares results from a Senegal case study. He argues that biochar systems could be very effective in mitigating climate change and ensuring greater food security in the future if deployed o...

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World Bank -5 years ago

In Honduras, managing landscapes to protect water resources in a changing climate

As leaders in agriculture, forest, and climate change research converge in Warsaw for the Global Landscapes Forum this week, a study focused on a watershed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provides a potent example of the extent to which land use management matters to preserving drinking water sources in a changing climate. ...

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REDD+ Talks -5 years ago

REDD+ Talks: NYC - Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås, Norway

Recorded at the 2nd REDD+ Talks on September 18, 2013 at the Bronx Zoo Minister Holmås has served as the Minister of International Development (Norway) since March 2012. He has served as member of the Parliament of Norway, representing Oslo from 2001 - 2012. He previously served as a deputy representative from 1997 - 2001. His published work on climate change includes Perhaps it comes to saving ...

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Ecologic -5 years ago

Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

WorkshopAdaptationAgricultureClimateForestFactors of Success and Obstacles to Concrete Implementation ProjectsThis workshop aims to present climate adaptation strategies used by various sectors (including agriculture and forestry, water, tourism, etc.) with practical examples from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, the selected success factors will be analyzed and recommendations wil...

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CGD -5 years ago

How to Spend Climate Finance (If We Had It)

October 15, 2013How to Spend Climate Finance (If We Had It)Imagine for a moment a world in which rich countries followed through on their rather vague promise at the 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen to mobilize $100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing countries reduce their emissions and cope with climate change. How should that money be spent? Michele de Nevers...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Perceptions of forest experts on climate change and fire management in European Mediterranean forests

Raftoyannis Y, Nocentini S, Marchi E, Calama Sainz R, Garcia Guemes C, Pilas I, Peric S, Amaral Paulo J, Moreira-Marcelino Ana C, Costa-Ferreira M, Kakouris E, Lindner MPERCEPTIONS OF FOREST EXPERTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND FIRE MANAGEMENT IN EUROPEAN MEDITERRANEAN FORESTSAbstract: Climate change has already increased fire risk in Mediterranean forests. Adaptation options related to forest fires and ...

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CGD -5 years ago

Twelve Takeaways from the IPCC Report

September 30, 2013Twelve Takeaways from the IPCC ReportOn Friday in Stockholm the IPCC released the first of a series of four reports comprising its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), documenting the “physical science basis” of climate change.  Jonah Busch...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Northern forests in a changing climate

Facts & Reviews 25.09.2013 This was the theme of NordGen Forest’s annual conference held at Hallormsstadur in eastern Iceland on 17-18 September. More than 30 participants from all Nordic countries attained the conference which contained 11 high-quality presentations addressing ...

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UN-REDD Programme -5 years ago

REDD+ Talks: Leaders from Business, UN and Forest Communities Highlight REDD+ to Tackle Climate Change

Source: UN-REDD Programme -- Leaders from the private, public and civil society sectors convened at REDD+ Talks: NYC to discuss their experiences of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and the role of the private sector in advancing this critical mechanism to tackle deforestation and climate change....

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FAO -5 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 172: Climate change guidelines for forest managers

The effects of climate change and climate variability on forest ecosystems are evident around the world and further impacts are unavoidable, at least in the short to medium term. Addressing the challenges posed by climate change will require adjustments to forest policies, management plans and practices. These guidelines have been prepared to assist forest managers to better assess and respond to ...

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FAO -5 years ago

Estudio FAO: Montes 172 Directrices sobre el cambio climático para los gestores forestales

Los efectos del cambio climático y la variabilidad del clima en los ecosistemas forestales son evidentes en todo el mundo y ulteriores repercusiones son inevitables, al menos a corto y mediano plazo. Abordar los desafíos que plantea el cambio climático requerirá ajustes en las políticas forestales y cambios en los planes y las prácticas de manejo forestal. Estas directrices se han preparado ...

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FAO -5 years ago

Étude FAO: Forêts 172 Directives relatives au changement climatique à l’intention des gestionnaires forestiers

Les effets du changement climatique et de la variabilitédu climat sur les écosystèmes forestiers sont manifestesdans le monde et la poursuite de ces effets est inévitable,au moins à court et à moyen terme. Pour résoudre lesproblèmes posés par le changement climatique, il fautmodifier les politiques forestières et apporter deschangements aux plans et pratiques de gestion forestière.Ces d...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

New publication “The Role of Forests in Climate Change: Nordic Experience”

News 02.09.2013 The Working Group on Environment and Economy (MEG) under the Nordic Council of Ministers has released a new publication “The Role of Forests in Climate Change: Nordic Experience” (TN2013:559). Download the report The Role of Forests in Climate Change: Nordic Experie...

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Modeling human-caused forest fire ignition for assessing forest fire danger in Austria

Arndt N, Vacik H, Koch V, Arpaci A, Gossow HMODELING HUMAN-CAUSED FOREST FIRE IGNITION FOR ASSESSING FOREST FIRE DANGER IN AUSTRIAAbstract: Forest fires have not been considered as a significant threat for mountain forests of the European Alpine Space so far. Climate change and its effects on nature, ecology, forest stand structure and composition, global changes according to demands of society an...

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FAO -5 years ago

New tool to improve assessment of forest biomass and carbon stocks

A new online platform launched by FAO will allow countries to improve the assessment of forest volumes, biomass and carbon stocks. This data is crucial for climate change research and mitigation activities, such as increasing the carbon stock in forests through reforestation, and bioenergy development....

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JustForests -5 years ago

G8 Summit admits "grave concern" over slow progress of climate change action

The communique also acknowledges that climate change is "a contributing factor in increased economic and security risks globally" and commits the G8 to considering how to better respond to growing climate-related risks....

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UN-REDD Programme -5 years ago

Mexico Unveils National Climate Change Strategy

Source: SustainableBusiness -- Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has unveiled a National Climate Change Strategy that he says will lead to "green growth" in the country....

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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: The effects of post-pasture woody plant colonization on soil and aboveground litter carbon and nitrogen along a bioclimatic transect

La Mantia T, Gristina L, Rivaldo E, Pasta S, Novara A, Rühl JTHE EFFECTS OF POST-PASTURE WOODY PLANT COLONIZATION ON SOIL AND ABOVEGROUND LITTER CARBON AND NITROGEN ALONG A BIOCLIMATIC TRANSECTAbstract: We investigated the effects of woody plant colonization of abandoned pastures on soil and litter organic carbon (C) stocks and nitrogen (N) content along a bioclimatic transect in a semi-arid envi...

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NB Forest -5 years ago

Climate Change- are forest trees adaptive?

Facts & Reviews 12.06.2013 A new study on NordGen talks about how forest trees have survived a series of climate change cycles in the past. The study implies that trees are robust and have an extensive adaptive potential to changing climate patterns. read more...

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FAO -5 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 170: Sustainable management of Pinus radiata plantations

Pinus radiata (radiata pine) is a versatile, fast-growing, medium-density softwood, suitable for a wide range of end-uses. Its silviculture is highly developed, and is built on a firm foundation of over a century of research, observation and practice. Radiata pine is often considered a model for growers of other plantation species. The focus of this book is on the principles and practices of growi...

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iForest -6 years ago

Research Articles: An assessment of climate change impacts on the tropical forests of Central America using the Holdridge Life Zone (HLZ) land classification system

Khatun K, Imbach P, Zamora JAN ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON THE TROPICAL FORESTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA USING THE HOLDRIDGE LIFE ZONE (HLZ) LAND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMAbstract: Ecological models have predicted shifts in forest biomes, yet there have been very few studies that have looked at the implications on carbon stocks due to these shifts. Carbon is closely correlated to biomass and con...

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Agroforestry.net -6 years ago

Overstory #255 - Climate Change Adaptation

Agroforestry practices that are most common in North America include riparian forest buffers, windbreaks, silvopasture, alley cropping, and forest farming. Adaptation by Agroforestry Agroforestry can add a high level of diversity within agricultural lands and, with it, an increased capacity for supporting numerous ecological and production services that impart resiliency to climate change (CC) imp...

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World Bank -6 years ago

Impact of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Protected Areas

CHALLENGE Artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) is an important source of income for millions of poor people around the world. The past decade has seen increasing numbers of individuals and households turn to ASM, and this trend is likely to grow in the face of high mineral prices, population growth, poverty and climate change. Because ASM activities contribute to poverty reduction in remote r...

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JustForests -6 years ago

'The greatest hindrance to international climate action: political will'-states Lord Nicholas Stern

A Stern Lecture: Lord Nicholas Stern Says 2013 Is "Best Possible Year" for International Climate Action. At an event hosted by WRI and the International Monetary Fund, Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the famed 2006 Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, revealed the greatest hindrance to international climate action: political will....

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iForest -6 years ago

Research Articles: Differences of fire activity and their underlying factors among vegetation formations in Greece

Xystrakis F, Koutsias NDIFFERENCES OF FIRE ACTIVITY AND THEIR UNDERLYING FACTORS AMONG VEGETATION FORMATIONS IN GREECEAbstract: Climate and weather play an important role in shaping fire activity patterns by controlling fuel productivity and fire spread, respectively. Additionally, climate is a key factor controlling primary productivity while different climate zones are expected to support differ...

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FAO -6 years ago

Changing Landscapes of the Mediterranean

In the run up to the first International Day of Forests on the 21st March 2013, the countries of the Mediterranean are meeting to discuss the state of Mediterranean forests and what can be done to safeguard them. In a region being heavily hit by climate change and experiencing population growth that's putting pressure on precious food and water resources, the need to ensure the future of these fo...

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FAO -6 years ago

Des territoires en mutation en Méditerranée

Dans la perspective de la première Journée internationale de la Forêt, le 21 Mars 2013, les pays du pourtour de la Méditerranée se réunissent pour discuter de l'Etat des Forêts Méditerranéennes et de ce qui peut être fait pour les protéger. Dans une région déjà fortement touchée par le changement climatique et soumise à une importante croissance démographique qui augmente la press...

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FAO -6 years ago

Paisajes en cambio en el Mediterráneo

En el período previo a la primera Jornada Internacional de los Bosques el 21 de marzo de 2013, los países del Mediterráneo se reunieron para discutir el estado de los bosques mediterráneos y qué se puede hacer para protegerlos. En una región que está siendo fuertemente afectados por el cambio climático y el crecimiento que experimenta la población creando presión sobre los valiosos recur...

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FAO -6 years ago

Changing Landscapes of the Mediterranean - 3 min

In the run up to the first International Day of Forests on the 21st March 2013, the countries of the Mediterranean are meeting to discuss the state of Mediterranean forests and what can be done to safeguard them. In a region being heavily hit by climate change and experiencing population growth that's putting pressure on precious food and water resources, the need to ensure the future of these fo...

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FAO -6 years ago

Des territoires en mutation en Méditerranée - 3 min.

Dans la perspective de la première Journée internationale de la Forêt, le 21 Mars 2013, les pays du pourtour de la Méditerranée se réunissent pour discuter de l'Etat des Forêts Méditerranéennes et de ce qui peut être fait pour les protéger. Dans une région déjà fortement touchée par le changement climatique et soumise à une importante croissance démographique qui augmente la press...

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FAO -6 years ago

Paisajes en cambio en el Mediterráneo - 3 min.

En el período previo a la primera Jornada Internacional de los Bosques el 21 de marzo de 2013, los países del Mediterráneo se reunieron para discutir el estado de los bosques mediterráneos y qué se puede hacer para protegerlos. En una región que está siendo fuertemente afectados por el cambio climático y el crecimiento que experimenta la población creando presión sobre los valiosos recur...

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NB Forest -6 years ago

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013

News 18.03.2013 The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 will bring together scientists and practitioners working on adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The conference will create a European forum bringing...

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iForest -6 years ago

Short Communications: Endophytes in changing environments - do we need new concepts in forest management?

Krabel D, Morgenstern K, Herzog SENDOPHYTES IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS - DO WE NEED NEW CONCEPTS IN FOREST MANAGEMENT?Abstract: The occurrence of endophytic fungi, hosted by living tissues of forest trees seems to be a common phenomenon. Numerous studies show that these colonists are mostly symptomless or even live in a symbiotic relationship to the host plant. Our investigations on Douglas-fir and ...

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NB Forest -6 years ago

Subalpine fir- a future exotic species for Norrland

News 25.02.2013 Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) may prove to be a plausible choice for future management in Norrland Sweden. It is not the first time when researchers discover that sometimes exotic tree species are not only surviving but also outperforming the domestic or native coni...

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Agroforestry.net -6 years ago

Overstory #252 - Conservation of tree species by botanic gardens

Protected remnant native dryland forest between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Hawai'i. Importance of tree species Trees are of exceptionally high ecological, socioeconomic and cultural importance. As the principal biomass component of forest ecosystems, they provide habitat for at least half of Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005), supporting 80% of amphibian, 75% ...

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iForest -6 years ago

Review Papers: Shaping the multifunctional tree: the use of Salicaceae in environmental restoration

Tognetti R, Cocozza C, Marchetti MSHAPING THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL TREE: THE USE OF SALICACEAE IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATIONAbstract: Poplars and willows (and other fast growing tree species) form an important component of agroforestry systems, providing a wide range of ecosystem services and products. The workshop held in Capracotta (6th and 7th June 2012) has communicated the latest research on poplar...

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iForest -6 years ago

Technical Advances: A meta-database comparison from various European Research and Monitoring Networks dedicated to forest sites

Danielewska A, Clarke N, Olejnik J, Hansen K, Vries W, Lundin L, Tuovinen J, Fischer R, Urbaniak M, Paoletti EA META-DATABASE COMPARISON FROM VARIOUS EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND MONITORING NETWORKS DEDICATED TO FOREST SITESAbstract: Of a wide variety of international forest research and monitoring networks, several networks are dedicated to the effects of climate change on forests, while the effects of ...

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iForest -6 years ago

Short Communications: Biomass production of young lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) stands in Latvia

Jansons A, Sisenis L, Neimane U, Rieksts-Riekstins JBIOMASS PRODUCTION OF YOUNG LODGEPOLE PINE (PINUS CONTORTA VAR. LATIFOLIA) STANDS IN LATVIAAbstract: Biomass as a source of renewable energy is gaining an increasing importance in the context of emission targets set by the European Union. Large areas of abandoned agricultural land with different soils are potentially available for establishment o...

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FAO -6 years ago

Estudio FAO: Montes 167 La fauna silvestre en un clima cambiante

El mundo ya está enfrentando una crisis de extinción de la biodiversidad, la cual tenderá a agravarse como consecuencia del cambio climático. Este documento examina los cambios que probablemente se darán en bosques, montañas, pantanos, zonas costeras, sabanas, praderas y estepas. Los impactos incluyen cambios en las condiciones físicas, patrones climatológicos y funcionamiento de los ecosi...

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NB Forest -6 years ago

European network protects forest genetic variation

News 11.01.2013   The European network EUFORGEN has established a large database, collating information on the genetic resources of forest trees. Altogether 2557 gene conservation units (“forests”) from 31 countries and more than 100 tree species are included in the database. ...

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NB Forest -6 years ago

Finnish–Swedish teamwork helps foresters prepare for climate change

Facts & Reviews 11.01.2013 Zoom in on your planting site in Google maps. Choose if you want to optimise for the current or future climate. Press the button “Show orchards”, and a list of recommended reforestation material is shown. The program makes a selection of all available...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

The Condition of Forests in Europe - ICP Forests - 2012 Executive Report

The headlines from the 2012 Executive Report of the ICP Forests programme include: Central and southern European deciduous forests and Alpine coniferous forests show higher levels of damage; Sulphur deposition has substantially decreased across Europe over the past decades; Nitrogen excess continues to affect nutrient cycles; Forest growth and climate change models project increased growth, howeve...

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NB Forest -6 years ago

New call: Collaboration Projects Green Growth in an Era of Climate Change

News 26.12.2012   The Nordic Top-Level Research Initiative (TRI) has announced a new call. The aim of the call is to support the Nordic societies in developing new and sustainable solutions fostering green growth through: read more...

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FAO -6 years ago

Improving the assessment of forest biomass and carbon stocks, using tree equations

Forest services in most countries are now required to make more accurate assessment of forest carbon stocks and carbon stock changes. Jointly published by FAO and the French research centre CIRAD, the Manual for building tree volume and biomass allometric equations is the first tool to provide all the necessary information from the field up to the biomass estimation. The appropriate development an...

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World Bank -6 years ago

COP-18 Side Event: Making Sustainable Forests a Reality

Dec 4 2012 - 7:00pmExploring the power of investors and companies to help save the world’s forests and fight climate change Side Event Room 2 at the UNFCCC Doha Climate Change Conference, Dec 5, 2012 18.30-20.00 This event, moderated by Paul Simpson CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), will bring together the following panel: ...

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JustForests -6 years ago

Time for forestry to come out of forests!

Ending deforestation has been a political goal for decades, even centuries – an unmet ambition up there with finding world peace and eradicating global hunger. The challenge has received increased attention in the past five years because of climate change and the fact that forests keep massive stores of carbon away from the atmosphere....

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iForest -6 years ago

Research Articles: Model-based assessment of ecological adaptations of three forest tree species growing in Italy and impact on carbon and water balance at national scale under current and future climate scenarios

Vitale M, Mancini M, Matteucci G, Francesconi F, Valenti R, Attorre FMODEL-BASED ASSESSMENT OF ECOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS OF THREE FOREST TREE SPECIES GROWING IN ITALY AND IMPACT ON CARBON AND WATER BALANCE AT NATIONAL SCALE UNDER CURRENT AND FUTURE CLIMATE SCENARIOSAbstract: A semi-empirical model has been used to estimate total net primary productivity, canopy transpiration and the water use efficie...

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JustForests -6 years ago

Illegal logging: a threat to Climate Change efforts.

Report: Forest crime may undercut efforts to halt climate change. Timber criminals carry much more than the theft of logs on their conscience. Shady timber deals not only harm nations, people and wildlife by destroying forests; they also endanger global efforts to halt climate change....

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JustForests -6 years ago

CLIMATE CHANGE: Serious information void

BANGKOK, 9 October 2012 (IRIN) - Services to inform communities about the climate are available in higher-income countries, but are not reaching the people most in need of them in developing countries due to lack of government investment and a disconnect between experts and communities facing extreme weather....

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JustForests -6 years ago

Robinson warns on Climate Change...

FORMER President Mary Robinson (right) has warned that climate change will be one of the "greatest injustices" we inflict on our grandchildren....

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JustForests -6 years ago

CEOs of Stop Climate Chaos member organisations write to the Taoiseach about forthcoming heads of a climate Bill

CEOs of the member organisations of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition wrote to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to request a meeting with the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change and the Green Economy ahead of the publication of the forthcoming heads of a climate Bill....

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USFS -6 years ago

Forest Service Announces New Director for California and Hawaii Research and Development

ALBANY, Calif. - U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced that Dr. Alexander Friend has accepted the position as Director of the Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) in Albany, Calif., effective Sept. 24. Dr. Friend is currently the National Program Leader for Climate Change Research on the Forest Management Science Staff in the Forest Service's Washington Office. Prior to hi...

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IIASA -6 years ago

New IIASA research at Asian Population Conference

Population changes whether from migration, fertility, or mortality affect people's lives, education, and livelihoods. New research from IIASA scientists shows that education levels strongly influence how well populations can adapt to climate change. The researchers will present these findings, among others, at the Asian Population Association Conference, which runs from 26 to 29 August in Bangkok,...

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iForest -6 years ago

Research Articles: Comparative water balance study of forest and fallow plots

Móricz N, Mátyás C, Berki I, Rasztovits E, Vekerdy Z, Gribovszki ZCOMPARATIVE WATER BALANCE STUDY OF FOREST AND FALLOW PLOTSAbstract: Increasing pressure on groundwater due to land use change (e.g., afforestation) and future climate change will alter the recharge of groundwater aquifers, causing shifts in water table levels and hence influencing the available groundwater resources. The effect o...

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GFIS Playlists -6 years ago

REDD+ for Green Communities:Lessons from a pilot project in Nepal

Deforestation and forest degradation contribute nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions annually. Thus a mechanism has been developed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to offer incentives to developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). When REDD activities also cover forest conservation, sustainab...

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FAO -6 years ago

Forestry and the forest industry in a green economy

An effort is under way worldwide to better manage our planet's forest resources and better enhance their role in mitigating climate change. Forest loss and degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Monitoring and reducing these emissions has been the key goal for the international community in climate change negotiations and is important for the...

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iForest -6 years ago

Research Articles: Post-fire effects and short-term regeneration dynamics following high-severity crown fires in a Mediterranean forest

Marzano R, Lingua E, Garbarino MPOST-FIRE EFFECTS AND SHORT-TERM REGENERATION DYNAMICS FOLLOWING HIGH-SEVERITY CROWN FIRES IN A MEDITERRANEAN FORESTAbstract: Resilience against fire disturbance of Mediterranean vegetation has been frequently described. However, due to climatic change and abandonment of local land use practices, the fire regime is changing, probably leading to higher intensities an...

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FAO -6 years ago

Soil Carbon Monitoring in Tanzania

Deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of green house gas emissions worldwide, which is why estimating and reducing these emissions has become a key goal for the international community as the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in June draws closer. One country attempting to do just that is Tanzania, currently in the process of drawing up a ...

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USFS -7 years ago

New Report Assesses Impact of Climate Change on Forest Diseases

ALBANY, Calif. - Climate change is projected to have far-reaching environmental impacts both domestically and abroad. A recently published report by the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) examines the impact of climate change on forest diseases and how these pathogens will ultimately affect forest ecosystems in the Western United States and Canada....

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iForest -7 years ago

Research Articles: First results on early post-fire succession in an Abies cephalonica forest (Parnitha National Park, Greece)

Ganatsas P, Daskalakou E, Paitaridou DFIRST RESULTS ON EARLY POST-FIRE SUCCESSION IN AN ABIES CEPHALONICA FOREST (PARNITHA NATIONAL PARK, GREECE)Abstract: Due to climate changes, the interest in the post-fire recovery of forest communities not adapted to wildfires, such as Greek fir (Abies cephalonica) forests, has increased. In this study, the post-fire recovery of the burned A. cephalonica fores...

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JustForests -7 years ago

Concern as emphasis on Climate Change is dropped

Representatives from around the world gather in Rio in June to try to hammer out goals for sustainable development at a U.N. conference designed to avoid being tripped up by the intractable issue of climate change. But there is concern in the lead-up to the conference, known as Rio+20 or the Earth Summit, that it risks ending up as all talk and little action....

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World Bank -7 years ago

Desert Cloud Forests in Yemen and Oman

Desert Cloud Forests in Yemen and Oman are unique and fragile ecosystems, subject to human threats and climate change repercussions. ...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Implications of the Changes in Agro-food and Fuel Prices on Rural Livelihoods and Forests in Syria

In order to guide the World Bank and development partners' support to Syria’s natural resource management, PROFOR supported an activity that examined the implications of recent changes in international and local agro-food and fuel prices and the impact of climate change on farmers’ welfare. This activity was closed due to the political crisis in Syria. ...

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iForest -7 years ago

Research Articles: Forest growth and climate change: evidences from the ICP-Forests intensive monitoring in Italy

Bertini G, Amoriello T, Fabbio G, Piovosi MFOREST GROWTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE: EVIDENCES FROM THE ICP-FORESTS INTENSIVE MONITORING IN ITALYAbstract: A few concurrent and/or counteracting factors (increase of average air temperature, rainfall shortage, drought, CO2 enrichment, ozone, nitrogen fertilization, sulphate deposition) drive today the soil-tree-atmosphere relationships in the Mediterranean a...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Forest Day 5 in Durban, South Africa

Dec 3 2011 - 7:00pmShaping the Global Agenda for Forests and Climate ChangeOlive Convention Center Forest Day 5 coincided with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa. Like previous influential editions, the conference sought to inform the global debate on forests and climate change, with a particular focus on Africa. ...

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FAO -7 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 167: Wildlife in a changing climate

Wildlife in a Changing Climate foresees that the rate of loss of wild animal species will be accelerated by climate change unless urgent measures are taken. Particularly at risk are wildlife and ecosystems in coastal and mountain areas, while Africa, where a mean temperature rise of 3-4 °C is expected by the end of the century, is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. Using case studies, ...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Policies and Incentives for Managing the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa

The Miombo Woodlands are the most extensive tropical seaonal woodland and dry forest formation in Africa. Although they are less rich in biodiversity and high-value timber than moist tropical forests, these landscapes play an integral role in the lives of millions of rural people who depend on woodland resources for food, energy and environmental services. The ongoing public debate about the value...

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World Bank -7 years ago

A Bleak Future for African Drylands?

A story by Michael McCarthy published in the Independent brings the relationship between poverty, population pressures, deforestation and land degradation into stark relief in Burkina Faso. The stakes of climate change in Africa's drylands will be one of the themes discussed at Forest Day 5 in Durban on December 4. ...

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iForest -7 years ago

Research Articles: Incorporating management history into forest growth modelling

Eastaugh CS, Hasenauer HINCORPORATING MANAGEMENT HISTORY INTO FOREST GROWTH MODELLINGAbstract: Mechanistic modelling is an important tool for understanding the impacts of climate change and pollutants on forest growth. One of the common practical limitations of these models is a lack of specific information regarding management activities such as thinning or harvesting, which can have a very stron...

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iForest -7 years ago

Technical Reports: A new database for time-series monitoring data: the NitroEurope approach

Owen SM, Leaver DS, Bealey WJ, Wilson R, Reis S, Sutton MA NEW DATABASE FOR TIME-SERIES MONITORING DATA: THE NITROEUROPE APPROACHAbstract: The NitroEurope Integrated Project (2006-2011) aimed to gain a better understanding of the nitrogen cycle and its impacts on the European greenhouse gas balance. Over sixty project partners collected large volumes of data from sites all over Europe. There are c...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Lessons Learned from an Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Technology Transfer from Costa Rica to Cameroon

A World Bank-supported pilot project, launched in January 2011, has demonstrated that several agrosilvopastoral technology innovations and systems developed and/or tested in Central America can be adapted to the Tugi (Gutah) Hills in the North West Region of Cameroon, resulting in the rehabilitation of degraded pasture lands, improved livestock productivity, increased income of the rural communit...

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TBI -7 years ago

The climate is changing and you can too: Traditional knowledge for adaptation to climate change

The project works in areas with fragile Andean-Amazonian ecosystems whose communities are trying to adapt to climate change. Based on real-life testimonies and case studies from the communities, the project compiles information about the impact of climate change and the adaptation practices that come from the traditional management of the natural resources and of the ecosystem. This information is...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Forest Landscape Restoration: Ghana

Assessment of forest landscape restoration potential in Ghana to contribute to REDD+ strategies for climate change mitigation, poverty alleviation and sustainable forest management ...

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iForest -7 years ago

Editorials: COST Action FP0903: “Research, monitoring and modelling in the study of climate change and air pollution impacts on forest ecosystems”

Paoletti E, Tuovinen J-PCOST ACTION FP0903: “RESEARCH, MONITORING AND MODELLING IN THE STUDY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR POLLUTION IMPACTS ON FOREST ECOSYSTEMS”Abstract: The COST Action FP0903 and its first scientific conference are described here. This Action aims at increasing the understanding of state and potential of forest mitigation and adaptation to climate change in a polluted environme...

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iForest -7 years ago

Commentaries & Perspectives: Availability, accessibility, quality and comparability of monitoring data for European forests for use in air pollution and climate change science

Clarke N, Fischer R, de Vries W, Lundin L, Papale D, Vesala T, Merilä P, Matteucci G, Mirtl M, Simpson D, Paoletti EAVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, QUALITY AND COMPARABILITY OF MONITORING DATA FOR EUROPEAN FORESTS FOR USE IN AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCEAbstract: Data from existing monitoring programmes such as ICP Forests, ICP Integrated Monitoring and EMEP, as well as from large-scale i...

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iForest -7 years ago

Review Papers: Effects of increasing CO2 on trees and intensively monitored plots: research needs in view of future ecosystem studies

Michopoulos PEFFECTS OF INCREASING CO2 ON TREES AND INTENSIVELY MONITORED PLOTS: RESEARCH NEEDS IN VIEW OF FUTURE ECOSYSTEM STUDIESAbstract: The intensively monitored plots in Europe have offered a lot of information with regard to the dynamics of forest ecosystems. A large stock of data is already available as an input to ecological models. The carbon sequestration challenge is a little different...

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iForest -7 years ago

Technical Reports: Air pollution regulations in Turkey and harmonization with the EU legislation

Aydin Coskun A, Türker OY, Velioglu NAIR POLLUTION REGULATIONS IN TURKEY AND HARMONIZATION WITH THE EU LEGISLATIONAbstract: Since the very first moment of invention of fire in the prehistoric age, atmospheric pollution has increased to such an extent that it has become a threat for human and environmental health by the mid-20th century due to factors such as industrialization, migration from rura...

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JustForests -7 years ago

What is the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC)?

When economists seek to estimate the SCC, they must find a way to estimate the physical and human damages caused by CO2 emissions and the resulting climate change....

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NB Forest -7 years ago

Adaptation of forest trees to a changed climate

Facts & Reviews 26.08.2011 Research connected to genetic resources, breeding and climatic adaptation of forest trees is a prerequisite for developing tools to mitigate the effects of climate change. Networks and cross-country research initiatives will increase the efficiency of thi...

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iForest -7 years ago

Research Articles: Carbon emission reduction potentials through thinned wood in Japan

Etoh H, Sasaki N, Chay S, Ninomiya HCARBON EMISSION REDUCTION POTENTIALS THROUGH THINNED WOOD IN JAPANAbstract: Substituting fossil fuel with woody biomass for bioelectricity production has great potentials for carbon emission reductions while increasing forest productivity to increase carbon sequestration and improve ecological functionalities. Until recently, study on such potentials was very li...

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iForest -8 years ago

Editorials: Adaptation of forest ecosystems to air pollution and climate change: a global assessment on research priorities

Serengil Y, Augustaitis A, Bytnerowicz A, Grulke N, Kozovitz AR, Matyssek R, Müller-Starck G, Schaub M, Wieser G, Aydin Coskun A, Paoletti EADAPTATION OF FOREST ECOSYSTEMS TO AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: A GLOBAL ASSESSMENT ON RESEARCH PRIORITIESAbstract: Climate change and air pollution are two of the anthropogenic stressors that require international collaboration. Influence mechanisms and...

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iForest -8 years ago

Research Articles: Long-term monitoring of air pollution effects on selected forest ecosystems in the Bucegi-Piatra Craiului and Retezat Mountains, southern Carpathians (Romania)

Badea O, Neagu S, Bytnerowicz A, Silaghi D, Barbu I, Iacoban C, Popescu F, Andrei M, Preda E, Iacob C, Dumitru I, Iuncu H, Vezeanu C, Huber VLONG-TERM MONITORING OF AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS ON SELECTED FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN THE BUCEGI-PIATRA CRAIULUI AND RETEZAT MOUNTAINS, SOUTHERN CARPATHIANS (ROMANIA)Abstract: The monitoring studies carried out in the southern Romanian Carpathians (Retezat and Buceg...

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iForest -8 years ago

Research Articles: Responses of European forest ecosystems to 21st century climate: assessing changes in interannual variability and fire intensity

Dury M, Hambuckers A, Warnant P, Henrot A, Favre E, Ouberdous M, François LRESPONSES OF EUROPEAN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS TO 21ST CENTURY CLIMATE: ASSESSING CHANGES IN INTERANNUAL VARIABILITY AND FIRE INTENSITYAbstract: Significant climatic changes are currently observed and, according to projections, will be strengthened over the 21st century throughout the world with the continuing increase of the atm...

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JustForests -8 years ago

Trocaire launch Leading Edge 2020 report

Leading Edge 2020 identifies a number of global trends which are likely to effect international development in the next decade. These include themes such as climate change, the geo-political scene, changing global demographies, natural resources and inequality....

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NB Forest -8 years ago

How to respond to the global drivers of change affecting forests?

News 16.03.2011 There is a number of important drivers of change that affect forests and their products and services. They include climate change, population growth & urbanisation, associated changes in values and consumption patterns, globalisation, changes in markets and investme...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

LULUCF in 2011 - Guest Commentary in Point Carbon

--the following appeared as a guest commentary in Carbon Market Europe, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon on February 25, 2011--Closing the deal on forest accountingBy Chris Henschel, national manager of boreal conservation, Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyMark it on your calendar: the UN climate change conference in South Africa this December will deliver an agreement on the accountability of ...

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World Bank -8 years ago

Investment Forum: Mobilizing Private Investment in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa

May 24 2011 - 8:00pm to May 26 2011 - 8:00pmAchieving the 'triple win' of improving rural livelihoods, increasing resilience in the face of climate extremes, and mitigating climate change  ...

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Ecologic -8 years ago

Prospects for Sustainable Bioenergy Production in Selected Former Communist Countries

ReportAgricultureBioeconomyClimateDevelopmentEnergyForestLand UseSustainabilityA new publication in the journal "Ecological Indicators" by Tanja Srebotnjak, from Ecologic Institute, and Peter Hardi, from the Central European University in Hungary, examines the potentials for sustainable bioenergy production in Bulgaria, Romania and the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. The study draws on of...

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iForest -8 years ago

Research Articles: Approaches to classifying and restoring degraded tropical forests for the anticipated REDD+ climate change mitigation mechanism

Sasaki N, Asner GP, Knorr W, Durst PB, Priyadi HR, Putz FEAPPROACHES TO CLASSIFYING AND RESTORING DEGRADED TROPICAL FORESTS FOR THE ANTICIPATED REDD+ CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION MECHANISMAbstract: Inclusion of improved forest management as a way to enhance carbon sinks in the Copenhagen Accord of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (December 2009) suggests that forest restorati...

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iForest -8 years ago

Review Papers: A review of the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis for deforestation policy in Bangladesh

Miah MD, Masum MFH, Koike M, Akhter SA REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE HYPOTHESIS FOR DEFORESTATION POLICY IN BANGLADESHAbstract: Deforestation in the tropical developing countries is the critical environmental concern to ecologists and environmentalists. Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis is critical to understanding the development path of a nation in relevance to its environ...

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JustForests -8 years ago

Can Cancun Save Forests?

Protecting the world's rainforests is a central issue at this month's Climate Change Conference in Cancun. Huge sums are to be offered to countries that protect their forests. However, experts fear that these rewards could be misused, and that they could actually promote deforestation....

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

The Cancun Deal

The president of the conference has produced a draft decision text that is receiving rave reviews from country after country in the plenary. The Mexican presidency is being praised for its transparency, adeptness and openness and for producing a decision that has package between the two negotiating tracks (something until now elusive).It is clearly lacking in ambition and by no means is the end r...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

The 11th Hour (literally)

It's 11 o'clock on Thursday night and the forestry negotiators are locked in a room behind me trying to hammer out an agreement.By all reports it's going slowly. But only those content to settle for a 500 Megatonne loophole would say it's going well.There is a lot of momentum at the 'technical' level. Almost everyone seems content to stitch up this deal.There are a couple of wild cards on the ta...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Will Tuvalu's Tactical Moves Still Save the Day?

The 1.5 hours of negotiations on LULUCF planned today didn't happen. The Island Nation of Tuvalu insisted on discussing concerns about process and getting assurances that its views would not be ignored. The conventional wisdom is that a decision on LULUCF rules is needed here so countries can get on to the business of setting economy-wide targets. To most, this means there must be no delay and t...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Africa Propose Compromise

I should apologize to anyone whose appetite I whet the other day with the teaser about a proposal from the African Group that I haven't followed-up sooner. It's been very busy here as always.The proposal is a compromise that modifies the reference level approach by combining it with a historical average of data from the first commitment period. This proposal would cut the logging loophole in the...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Whet Your Appetite Post

I'm sitting at the computer pool outside the last scheduled closed session of negotiations on accounting rules for land use, land-use change and forestry.The time is ticking for these negotiators who have worked on and on for 3 and a half years to produce a draft decision that may still not be ready for Ministers as they begin to arrive. The idea is that Ministers must be given clear, simple choi...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Prospects Grim in Cancun

It's end of day 3 in Cancun. As always, it's been a frenzied three days. The negotiations began along the well-worn path of the last year: developed countries refining the new rules and processes they would use to avoid accountability for emissions from logging and other land uses like croplands.Then things got interesting.The island state of Tuvalu, as steadfast in its abhorrence of the 'loggi...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Logistics at Cancun Climate Talks Reflect Commitment to Reduce Emissions

The Cancun climate talks kicked off today. One of the venues is a brand-new convention centre. The other is an upscale golf course and spa. Both have bone-chilling AC (and wide open doors). The many thousands of participants are all bused an hour or more from their hotels in the morning and back again in the evening. The emissions boggle the mind.The logistics show the same lack of regard for...

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JustForests -8 years ago

World Bank admits 'carbon offsets' don't work...

This study reviews the World Bank’s efforts in mitigating climate change, which have expanded rapidly in recent years. Seeking lessons on what works and what doesn’t, the report stresses five measures that offer attractive local benefits while fighting climate change: energy efficiency; forest protection; appropriate project finance; technology transfer; and accelerated learning....

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FAO -8 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 162: What woodfuels can do to mitigate climate change

Most climate change strategies emphasize reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use and switching to energy sources that are less carbon intensive than fossil fuels. This publication explores the scope, potential and implications for using woodfuels to replace fossil fuels and thereby contribute to climate change mitigation. The publication will be of interest to specialists and poli...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Clearest Explanation of the Logging Loophole proposed by developed countries

This is my communications masterpiece - a crystal clear explanation of how developed countries are trying to increase their logging emissions with impunity from a global climate agreement!...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Last Chance: The Road to Cancun

I am back home in beautiful Ottawa looking out my window at the colours that make autumn so special in Canada. This beauty is in sharp relief to the thick smog the bus drove through on the way to the Beijingairport on Sunday.The closing plenary in Tianjin showed that there is still hope for a better outcome to the forestry negotiations. Both the Africa Group (all African countries) and the Assoc...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Denim Protest

I left the suit at the hotel and came to the conference centre in jeans and t-shirt today as a small gesture of personal protest against the dirty forest deal that is being made here in Tianjin. The sense in the halls yesterday was palpable that the G77 and China are giving developed countries everything they want in exchange for a little transparency.The logging loophole is just a step away from...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Signs of Hope

I don't know if it was the jeans but the winds shifted a bit in the forestry negotiations today. Glimmers of hope have started to shine on what was starting to look like a pretty bleak outcome to these talks. The negotiating block of developing countries known as the G77 and China have been negotiating the outlines of a weak forest deal that would allow developed countries to increase their logg...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Forestry Negotiations in Tianjin China: Rolling towards the abyss!

Day 3 of the Tianjin Climate Talks has already past and the Great Fire Wall of China has kept me from posting before now. This post is being made through a friend back in Canada who kindly offered to help me get the word out.The proposal to allow developed countries to use 'reference levels' from the future to measure their emissions compliance for logging continues to move forward. As one devel...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

A Consensus View on Forests, Peatlands and Climate

This month the Forestry Chronicle printed the article Maintaining the role of Canada's forests and peatlands in climate regulation. The article is exciting for two reasons. First, it lays out a clear policy blueprint for how forests and peatlands shoudl be managed in the context of climate change and the imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Second, it puts to rest a very unhelpful dyn...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Political Heat Not Reaching Forestry Negotiators

The political heat was turned on the logging loophole at the UN Climate Talks this week in Bonn, but those negotiating the loophole appeared unfazed.The negotiations were framed with a statement by the Chair that forestry rules should be developed that strengthen ambition. As mentioned in my previous post, presentation after presentation at a Monday workshop on countries' targets showed that they...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Minding the Accounting Gap in Bonn

I am once again in Bonn at a UN Climate Conference, struggling alongside my colleagues to make forests in developed countries part of the solution rather than part of the problem. The good news is that the issue has been given some good exposure. The International Climate Action Network was invited to present its views at a special session on forest management accounting before the start of this...

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iForest -8 years ago

Review Papers: Impacts of climate change on the establishment, distribution, growth and mortality of Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra L.)

Boden S, Pyttel P, Eastaugh CSIMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT, DISTRIBUTION, GROWTH AND MORTALITY OF SWISS STONE PINE (PINUS CEMBRA L.)Abstract: Anticipated future climate changes are expected to significantly influence forest ecosystems, particularly in treeline ecotones. Climate change will have both direct and indirect effects on the future distribution of alpine tree species, so...

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iForest -8 years ago

Review Papers: Separating soil respiration components with stable isotopes: natural abundance and labelling approaches

Braig E, Tupek BSEPARATING SOIL RESPIRATION COMPONENTS WITH STABLE ISOTOPES: NATURAL ABUNDANCE AND LABELLING APPROACHESAbstract: Due to the potential of forest ecosystems contributing to CO2 increase as well as to climate change mitigation, forest-atmosphere CO2 exchange has been intensively studied over last decades. However, the contribution of individual components of belowground carbon pools i...

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iForest -8 years ago

Review Papers: Drought-induced mortality of Scots pines at the southern limits of its distribution in Europe: causes and consequences

Giuggiola A, Kuster TM, Saha SDROUGHT-INDUCED MORTALITY OF SCOTS PINES AT THE SOUTHERN LIMITS OF ITS DISTRIBUTION IN EUROPE: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCESAbstract: Several severe drought events have been reported in southern Europe during recent decades. Drought has been found to increase the mortality of the southernmost populations of Scots pine forests in Mediterranean countries and in dry inner-alpi...

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iForest -8 years ago

Review Papers: Increasing dissolved organic carbon concentrations in freshwaters: what is the actual driver?

Sucker C, Krause KINCREASING DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON CONCENTRATIONS IN FRESHWATERS: WHAT IS THE ACTUAL DRIVER?Abstract: Since the beginning of the 1990s, an increase in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) has been observed in rivers and lakes in various parts of Europe and North America. The processes responsible for the increased DOC concentrations are complex and not entirely understood. The aim of ...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks: Part 10 - Where from here?

Though the cough I earned with much hand-shaking and long hours of campaigning persists, the Bonn Climate Talks themselves have wrapped up.The forestry issues were not resolved in Bonn as some had expected/feared, but these talks have clearly set the stage for some kind of resolution at the next round of talks in August.In fact, it's probably fair to say that the biggest outcome from the last few ...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks: Part 9 The Games Continue

I am back home in Canada, but the work continues in Bonn to close the logging loophole!The campaign got two major boosts yesterday. The first was an article covering this scandal by John Vidal of The Guardian. Even better, the youth organized an inspired demonstration of the logging loophole (check out the video!)!Meanwhile, the talks themselves took a few twists and turns in the last couple of ...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 8: The Chorus Grows

On Day 7 of the talks, the chorus is steadily growing to transform the forestry accounting framework with a goal to reduce emissions. The following countries have now all made public statements in supporting this goal:The African Group (53 countries);COMIFAC - the Central African Forest Commission (10 Central African countries);The Coalition of Rainforest Nations (13 countries in Africa, Caribbea...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 7: Continuing to Fight for the Forests

The forestry negotiations came back into the open on Saturday in a public session. Two main events occurred: The Group of 77 (G77) and China (a negotiating bloc of developing countries and China) delivered a proposal designed to limit the damage of the weak forestry rules being contemplated here. The second is that Russia delivered a proposal to hide increased net emissions and maximize credits.T...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 6: Shake-up in LULUCF Negotiations

Today was a dramatic and busy day in the forestry negotiations. We spent much of the day talking to delegates about the proposal to review developed countries' emissions reference levels (the source of the logging loophole). We are concerned that while the review offers increased transparency, this increased transparency will not reduce emissions. We are still pushing developed countries that t...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 5: LULU Chefs Decry Logging Loopholes

Participants in the climate change negotiations were greeted this morning by the "LULU Chefs," who were demanding that the logging loophole be closed in the negotiations on LULUCF (Land use, land-use change and forestry).The fun demonstration by tcktcktck was put on to keep attention on the issue as governments met for a closed-door session today, discussing the emission accounting rules for fores...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 3: No Clarity on Forestry Negotiations

On day one of the Bonn Climate Talks, there is no clarity on what will unfold within the forestry negotiations.Depending on who you talk to the rules are a done deal, there's time to fix them, there's no time to fix them, there's time to go deeper into the data and assumptions, we can change the text, we can't change the text, there will be a political deal, there will be no deal...!We are meeting...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 4: Chorus to close loophole grows

Everything seemed to change today. Whereas yesterday it felt very unclear whether we would have the chance to close the logging loophole, today I feel much more confident.A number of important things happened:The Chairs of the negotiations have confirmed that there will be an opportunity for substantive negotiations here;The coalition of African countries (the Africa Group) formally spoke out in...

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Forests and Climate Change -8 years ago

Bonn Climate Talks Part 2: Arriving in Germany

I arrived yesterday in Bonn, Germany and began working right away, despite the jetlag.Part of the day was spent in a strategic planning exercise with other environmental groups, but the main focus of the day was to start rolling out a plan to find a country that would propose new text to close the logging loophole in the draft agreement under the Kyoto Protocol, which would allow developed countri...

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iForest -9 years ago

Technical Reports: The treatment of land use, land use change and forestry in the post-2012 climate agreement: a perspective from non-Annex I Parties

Federici S, Galluzzi GTHE TREATMENT OF LAND USE, LAND USE CHANGE AND FORESTRY IN THE POST-2012 CLIMATE AGREEMENT: A PERSPECTIVE FROM NON-ANNEX I PARTIESAbstract: Given the greater vulnerability of developing countries to climate change, their paramount interest is to establish effective mitigation policies including the land use and forestry sectors as part of the post-2012 Climate Agreement. In t...

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iForest -9 years ago

Research Articles: Diversity, distribution and vegetation assessment in the Jahlmanal watershed in cold desert of the Lahaul valley, north-western Himalaya, India

Rawat YS, Vishvakarma SCR, Oinam SS, Kuniyal JCDIVERSITY, DISTRIBUTION AND VEGETATION ASSESSMENT IN THE JAHLMANAL WATERSHED IN COLD DESERT OF THE LAHAUL VALLEY, NORTH-WESTERN HIMALAYA, INDIAAbstract: Relict vegetation in the Jahlmanal watershed is sparsely and scantily distributed on forest land. Farmers maintain tree species (Salix spp., Populus spp., Hippophae rhamnoides) on the boundaries of te...

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iForest -9 years ago

Research Articles: Monitoring spatial and temporal pattern of Paneveggio forest (northern Italy) from 1859 to 2006

Tattoni C, Ciolli M, Ferretti F, Cantiani MGMONITORING SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERN OF PANEVEGGIO FOREST (NORTHERN ITALY) FROM 1859 TO 2006Abstract: This paper presents the results of a forest cover analysis over a time span of 150 years in a protected area of Eastern Trentino (Northern Italy), Paneveggio Pale di S. Martino Nature Park. With the aid of Grass GIS two historical maps (1859 and 1936)...

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iForest -9 years ago

Commentaries & Perspectives: What happened to forests in Copenhagen?

Grassi G, Federici S, Pilli RWHAT HAPPENED TO FORESTS IN COPENHAGEN?Abstract: After the chaotic final days of the Copenhagen climate conference, many saw only fog, i.e., an unclear outcome and much uncertainty on future steps to take. Were the forests lost in this fog or some tree is still visible, possibly suggesting a path to take? This commentary will briefly analyse the outcome of the Copenhag...

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iForest -9 years ago

Technical Reports: Post-fire forest management in southern Europe: a COST action for gathering and disseminating scientific knowledge

Barbati A, Arianoutsou M, Corona P, De Las Heras J, Fernandes P, Moreira F, Papageorgiou K, Vallejo R, Xanthopoulos GPOST-FIRE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SOUTHERN EUROPE: A COST ACTION FOR GATHERING AND DISSEMINATING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGEAbstract: Every year about 45 000 forest fires occur in Europe, burning half a million hectares of forests and rural lands; between 1995 and 2004, more than 4 million he...

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TBI -9 years ago

Tree Diversity and Forest Composition of Viet Nam

The diverse forest types and plant species of Viet Nam provide much needed resources for over 25 million people. Unfortunately, this need has led to unsustainable forestry practices including a long history of deforestation. Economic development, climate change, and other external factors have already impacted diversity of Viet Nam’s forests, and the problem has great potential to increase over ...

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iForest -9 years ago

Research Articles: Juvenile growth response of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) to sudden change of climatic environment in SE European trials

Mátyás C, Bozic G, Gömöry D, Ivankovic M, Rasztovits EJUVENILE GROWTH RESPONSE OF EUROPEAN BEECH (FAGUS SYLVATICA L.) TO SUDDEN CHANGE OF CLIMATIC ENVIRONMENT IN SE EUROPEAN TRIALSAbstract: The aim of the study was to analyse provenance tests of beech situated close to the south-eastern continental limits of the species, in order to develop a response model of adaptation and plasticity of popu...

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World Bank -9 years ago

Carbon Payments for Afforestation/ Reforestation Work in Small-scale Forest Plantations in Mozambique

How can rural communities take advantage of complex REDD+ initiatives to reduce poverty? What are some of the barriers to bottom-up, community climate change projects? In order to map out opportunities and hurdles facing rural communities in developing countries, a framework for a community forest climate project was developed in Zambézia Province, Mozambique during 2008-2009 by Indufor. ...

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iForest -9 years ago

Research Articles: Growth patterns of Pinus sylvestris across Europe: a functional analysis using the HYDRALL model

Magnani F, Nolè A, Ripullone F, Grace JGROWTH PATTERNS OF PINUS SYLVESTRIS ACROSS EUROPE: A FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS USING THE HYDRALL MODELAbstract: The variability of Pinus sylvestris growth over two geographic transects across Europe has been explored through a process-based forest growth model (Hydrall: HYDRaulic constraints on ALLocation) which accounts for the effects of environmental conditions...

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iForest -9 years ago

Review Papers: Landscape genetics of fragmented forests: anticipating climate change by facilitating migration

Smulders MJM, Cobben MMP, Arens P, Verboom JLANDSCAPE GENETICS OF FRAGMENTED FORESTS: ANTICIPATING CLIMATE CHANGE BY FACILITATING MIGRATIONAbstract: Habitat fragmentation is a threat to the survival of species and causes population decline, as isolated populations are more susceptible to demographic and genetic stochasticity. This can be compensated for by sufficient spatial connectivity between h...

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iForest -9 years ago

Editorials: Workshop COST E52 “Evaluation of beech genetic resources for sustainable forestry”

Giannini R, von Wühlisch GWORKSHOP COST E52 “EVALUATION OF BEECH GENETIC RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY”Abstract: The main objective of the COST Action E52 “Evaluation of Beech Genetic Resources for Sustainable Forestry” is to make predictions of the future distribution range of beech forest ecosystems under the assumption of certain scenarios of climate change, based on the analysis ...

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World Bank -9 years ago

Global Forest Leaders Forum

Sep 15 2008 - 8:00pm to Sep 16 2008 - 8:00pmAs popularity rose over the course of 2008 on the role of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in mitigating climate change, some involved in the debate at the international level began to lose sight of the full range of functions of the forests or the opinions of the multitude of stakeholders.  To help consolidate a multi-stakeh...

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FAO -10 years ago

Unasylva No. 231/232

Adaptation to climate change...

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iForest -10 years ago

Editorials: Change is in the air: future challenges for applied forest research

Tognetti R, Cherubini PCHANGE IS IN THE AIR: FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR APPLIED FOREST RESEARCHAbstract: Forests provide a wide range of benefits to people. Forest plantations on former agricultural land for commercial and restoration purposes may enhance ecosystem services, including biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration. Incorporating these ecosystem services into resource management dec...

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iForest -10 years ago

Research Articles: Testing a dual isotope model to track carbon and water gas exchanges in a Mediterranean forest

Ripullone F, Guerrieri MR, Saurer M, Siegwolf R, Jäggi M, Guarini R, Magnani FTESTING A DUAL ISOTOPE MODEL TO TRACK CARBON AND WATER GAS EXCHANGES IN A MEDITERRANEAN FORESTAbstract: Due to climate change, drier summers have been observed over the last ten years in Mediterranean areas. Increasing drought levels may have a different weight in influencing the stomatal versus photosynthetic activity ...

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iForest -10 years ago

Research Articles: Growth patterns of forest stands - the response towards pollutants and climatic impact

Beck WGROWTH PATTERNS OF FOREST STANDS - THE RESPONSE TOWARDS POLLUTANTS AND CLIMATIC IMPACTAbstract: Dendroecological analysis of tree and stand growth patterns is discussed as an appropriate tool to quantify response of a forest stand to changing environmental factors, and evidence is provided that the response of trees to current environmental influences can be traced by high resolution measure...

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iForest -10 years ago

Research Articles: Modelling the carbon budget of intensive forest monitoring sites in Germany using the simulation model BIOME-BGC

Jochheim H, Puhlmann M, Beese F, Berthold D, Einert P, Kallweit R, Konopatzky A, Meesenburg H, Meiwes K-J, Raspe S, Schulte-Bisping H, Schulz CMODELLING THE CARBON BUDGET OF INTENSIVE FOREST MONITORING SITES IN GERMANY USING THE SIMULATION MODEL BIOME-BGCAbstract: It is shown that by calibrating the simulation model BIOME-BGC with mandatory and optional Level II data, within the ICP Forest program...

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iForest -10 years ago

Short Communications: Hydrology, element budgets, acidification, nutrient N in a climate change perspective for the northern forest region

Lundin LHYDROLOGY, ELEMENT BUDGETS, ACIDIFICATION, NUTRIENT N IN A CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVE FOR THE NORTHERN FOREST REGIONAbstract: The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential impact of climate change on element budgets and acidity in northern forest ecosystems. A catchment approach should provide the most appropriate unit and to be investigated in several spatial scales. Future monitoring...

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iForest -10 years ago

Technical Reports: Means of combating forest dieback - EU support for maintaining forest health and vitality

Requardt A, Schuck A, Köhl MMEANS OF COMBATING FOREST DIEBACK - EU SUPPORT FOR MAINTAINING FOREST HEALTH AND VITALITYAbstract: All EU Member States face economic and ecological losses due to forest damages. Thus, combating forest dieback, as for example caused by the effects of climate change, is a contribution to human safety and well-being and the sustainable development of Europe. At the EU le...

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iForest -10 years ago

Editorials: Future monitoring and research needs for forest ecosystems in a changing environment: an introduction

Schaub MFUTURE MONITORING AND RESEARCH NEEDS FOR FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT: AN INTRODUCTIONAbstract: In order to identify future monitoring and research needs, a COST Strategic workshop on the role of “Forest ecosystems in a changing environment” assembled nearly 180 scientists from 30 countries in Istanbul on 11-13 March 2008. The workshop specifically tackled the fields of ...

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World Bank -10 years ago

PROFOR Publications: Forests, Climate Change Mitigation and Carbon Storage

  Innovative Forest Financing Options and Issues: Forest Conservation and Management for Climate Change MitigationTrexler and Associates and EA Capital, October 1998Click here for abstractClick here for this publication in PDF format: English ...

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iForest -10 years ago

Research Articles: Performances of an expanding insect under elevated CO2 and snow cover in the Alps

Petrucco-Toffolo E, Battisti APERFORMANCES OF AN EXPANDING INSECT UNDER ELEVATED CO2 AND SNOW COVER IN THE ALPSAbstract: Variations of phenology and distribution have been recently highlighted in numerous insect species and attributed to climate change, particularly the increase of temperature and atmospheric CO2. Both have been shown to have direct and indirect effects on insect species of variou...

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iForest -10 years ago

Research Articles: Predicting the effect of climate change on tree species abundance and distribution at a regional scale

Attorre F, Francesconi F, Scarnati L, De Sanctis M, Alfò M, Bruno FPREDICTING THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON TREE SPECIES ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION AT A REGIONAL SCALEAbstract: The elaboration of conservation strategies at regional scale, dealing with the potential effects of climate change on the abundance and distribution of tree species, should be supported by models produced at the appropri...

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JustForests -10 years ago

FSC releases statement on climate change

The statement maintains that carbon management cannot be separated from the many ecosystem services that well managed forests provide. There is a need for credible and affordable auditing tools to assess and monitor avoided deforestation and forest carbon sequestration. The FSC system provides the context for which carbon management and carbon crediting can be harmonized with other uses and values...

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FAO -10 years ago

Étude FAO: Forêts 154 Les forêts et l’énergie

Les forêts et l'énergie sont au centre du débat mondial sur le changement climatique. La flambée de la consommation d'énergie et des prix, et l'émission croissante de gaz à effet de serre, représentent une occasion et un défi majeurs pour le secteur forestier pour trouver un nouveau rôle dans l'approvisionnement en énergie, le changement climatique et le développement durable. Cette pu...

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FAO -10 years ago

Spotlight on forest monitoring

With global concern growing over deforestation, loss of carbon stored in forests and the role of forests in climate change, the spotlight has been turned on forest monitoring in a bid to safeguard forests and monitor emissions from deforestation....

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iForest -10 years ago

Technical Reports: Allometric biomass and carbon factors database

Somogyi Z, Teobaldelli M, Federici S, Matteucci G, Pagliari V, Grassi G, Seufert GALLOMETRIC BIOMASS AND CARBON FACTORS DATABASEAbstract: The “Allometric, Biomass and Carbon factors” database (ABC factors database) was designed to facilitate the estimation of the biomass carbon stocks of forests in order to support the development and the verification of greenhouse gas inventories in the LULUC...

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iForest -11 years ago

Review Papers: Forests and climate change - lessons from insects

Battisti AFORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE - LESSONS FROM INSECTSAbstract: The climate change may indirectly affects the forest ecosystems through the activity of phytophagous insects. The climate change has been claimed to be responsible of the range expansion northward and upward of several insect species of northern temperate forests, as well as of changes in the seasonal phenology. Several papers ha...

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iForest -11 years ago

Research Articles: Impact of climate change on radial growth of Siberian spruce and Scots pine in North-western Russia

Lopatin E, Kolström T, Spiecker HIMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON RADIAL GROWTH OF SIBERIAN SPRUCE AND SCOTS PINE IN NORTH-WESTERN RUSSIAAbstract: When adapting forest management practices to a changing environment, it is very important to understand the response of an unmanaged natural forest to climate change. The method used to identify major climatic factors influencing radial growth of Siberian s...

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iForest -11 years ago

Research Articles: Effects of warmer and drier climate conditions on plant composition and biomass production in a Mediterranean shrubland community

De Dato G, Pellizzaro G, Cesaraccio C, Sirca C, De Angelis P, Duce P, Spano D, Scarascia Mugnozza GEFFECTS OF WARMER AND DRIER CLIMATE CONDITIONS ON PLANT COMPOSITION AND BIOMASS PRODUCTION IN A MEDITERRANEAN SHRUBLAND COMMUNITYAbstract: The last IPCC report predicts warmer and drier conditions for the future European climate and the Mediterranean basin could be highly sensible to future climatic ...

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FAO -11 years ago

Estudio FAO: Montes 154 Bosques y energía

Los bosques y la energía están en el centro del debate mundial sobre el cambio climático. Alza del consumo de energía y de los precios y el aumento de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, representan una oportunidad y un reto para el sector forestal para encontrar un nuevo papel en el suministro de energía, el cambio climático y el desarrollo sostenible. Esta publicación será de u...

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WWF -49 years ago

The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

This statement was signed by 233 organisation.As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. It is an opportunity that we call on you, the leaders of Europe, to seize with both hands. We call on you to ...

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WWF -49 years ago

WWF Annual Review 2016

WWF European Policy Office's 2016 review presents highlights of our work last year, as we pushed for EU policy change. 2016 was a year of upheaval, which led Europe to seek to redefine its global role. This Annual Review describes how we worked with other groups to push for a sustainable Europe marked by its environmental protection and climate action.We saw some big strides forward last year...

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Waldwissen.net -49 years ago

Growth performance of introduced tree species in Baden-Württemberg

The state forest of Baden-Württemberg has been managed for decades according to the principles of close-to-nature forestry, which includes the prioritisation of native tree species. Recently the climate change puts the guaranteed future of these species into question....

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Metla -49 years ago

Effect of waterlogging on boreal forest tree seedlings during dormancy and early growing season

Increasing rain in winter with climate change may expose boreal forests especially on drained peatlands to winter or spring waterlogging. Information about the response of main forest species on soil waterlogging is important for improving predictions of forest productivity and assessing the demand for ditch-network maintenance. In this study, the aim was to find out the physiological and growth r...

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Metla -49 years ago

Effects of climate, wood quality and fungal diversity on coarse wood decomposition of Scots pine

To increase the reliability of the present climate-carbon prediction models and to assess the resilience of forests for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, it is essential to study the interactions between the various drivers of fungal wood decomposition. The study focuses on the independent and interactive effects of temperature, humidity, fungal diversity (species richness and assem...

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Metla -49 years ago

Ecological Restoration attracts people to the SER2014 European Conference in Oulu, Finland, August 3-8 2014

Finnish Forest Research Institute hosts the 9th European Conference on Ecological Restoration in August 2014. The specific focus of the Conference is Restoration, Ecosystem Services and Land Use Policy. The timely topic relates the Conference directly to global, EU and national level policies, which aim at safeguarding the environment and biodiversity, and mitigating Climate Change impacts. By ack...

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CPAWS -49 years ago

CPAWS welcomes new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans,  and the Canadian Coast Guard

CPAWS welcomes the recent appointment of a new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO). We congratulate the new Minister on the promotion from his previous role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada....

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CPAWS -49 years ago

Wood Buffalo National Park receives $27.5 million investment in its future

Edmonton, AB.– CPAWS Northern Alberta is thrilled with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change latest action on protecting our wilderness. The Minister announced that the Government of Canada will dedicate $27.5 million over the next 5 years to the protection of Canada’s largest, and most at risk, national park, Wood Buffalo National Park....

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WWF -49 years ago

Impact of climate change on species

By Dr Stephen CorneliusTo survive, plants, animals and birds confronted with climate change have two options: move or adapt.  With the speed of climate change we are experiencing already, it's often not possible for a species to adapt quickly enough to keep up with its changing environment.  And with the amount of habitat destruction, dam building, roads and cities expanding, moving is b...

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CEPI -49 years ago

Sustainability goes ‘live’ as CEPI unveils new sustainability platform

 CEPI, the European association representing the pulp and paper industry, today unveils a dynamic ‘live’ sustainability platform which demonstrates, amongst other things, industry’s sustainability achievements. “We are delighted to offer our members and the European industry at large a one-stop shop for all industry sustainability data and achievements” says Jori Ringman, Deputy Directo...

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WWF -49 years ago

WWF Turn up the Volume of Nature - Facts & Figures

Europe has an enormous heritage of natural areas and species that needs to be better protected. This would benefit our health and economy. All evidence shows the vital role of nature in sustaining our economy, tackling climate change and protecting our health and wellbeing. ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Spatiotemporal patterns of carbon storage in forest ecosystems in Hunan Province, China

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Long-Chi Chen, Xin Guan, Hai-Mei Li, Qing-Kui Wang, Wei-Dong Zhang, Qing-Peng Yang, Si-Long WangAbstractForest ecosystems act as a carbon sink and contribute to climate change mitigation. Research on the spatiotemporal patterns of C storage and density in forest ecosystems is essential to understand the ro...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Variation in fine root biomass along a 1000 km long latitudinal climatic gradient in mixed boreal forests of North-East Europe

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Leena Finér, Vitali Zverev, Marjo Palviainen, Tatiana Romanis, Mikhail V. KozlovAbstractThe geographical patterns in the distribution of fine root biomass (FRB) and in the contribution of fine roots to below-ground nitrogen and carbon stocks are poorly documented. Here, we examined FRB and the ecological ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Maternal environment regulates morphological and physiological traits in Eucalyptus grandis

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): María Vivas, Víctor Rolo, Michael J. Wingfield, Bernard SlippersAbstractThe phenotype of a plant can be shaped by the biotic and abiotic conditions to which their parents are subjected. This phenotypic plasticity known as maternal environmental effect occurs regardless of the changes in the DNA sequences...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Recruitment into the seedling bank of an undisturbed Mediterranean pinewood: Increasing forest resistance to changing climates

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Pedro Antonio TíscarAbstractAlthough typically considered shade-intolerant, Mediterranean pine species may form seedling banks due to the existence of facilitative interactions between seedlings and canopy trees. Consequently, seedling banks could be considered as part of the seedling pool that should res...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Effect of microsite quality and species composition on tree growth: A semi-empirical modeling approach

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Carolina Mayoral, Michiel van Breugel, Benjamin L. Turner, Gregory P. Asner, Nicholas R. Vaughn, Jefferson S. HallAbstractReforestation in the tropics mitigates the negative effects of climate change by sequestering carbon in biomass. However, tree growth is limited by nutrient availability in many tropica...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Foliar morphology and spatial distribution in five-year-old plantations of Betula alnoides

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Chun-sheng Wang, Jun-jie Guo, Sebastian Hein, Huan Wang, Zhi-gang Zhao, Jie ZengAbstractFoliage spatial distribution and morphological variation within crowns reflect the adjustment of a tree to acclimatise to different microenvironments within crowns and stands. They play important roles in the light use ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Short-term climate trends and the Swiss needle cast epidemic in Oregon’s public and private coastal forestlands

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): David J. Mildrexler, D.C. Shaw, W.B. CohenAbstractSwiss needle cast (SNC) is a fungal disease of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) that is having important consequences on tree growth in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region of the USA. Once considered innocuous in PNW forests, SNC symptom expression has in...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

How do mixing tree species and stand density affect seasonal radial growth during drought events?

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Jordan Bello, Patrick Vallet, Thomas Perot, Philippe Balandier, Vincent Seigner, Sandrine Perret, Camille Couteau, Nathalie KorboulewskyAbstractForecasted climate change impacts on temperate forest ecosystems include increased summer drought. Forest managers can increase the resistance of forest stands aga...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Effects of environmental filters on early establishment of cloud forest trees along elevation gradients: Implications for assisted migration

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): María de los Ángeles García-Hernández, Tarin Toledo-Aceves, Fabiola López-Barrera, Vinicio J. Sosa, Horacio PazAbstractCloud forest tree species are reported to be shifting and retracting their distributional ranges in response to increasing temperatures. However, there is limited information regardin...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Modelling above ground biomass accumulation of mangrove plantations in Vietnam

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Sang Minh Phan, Huong Thuy Thi Nguyen, Trung Kim Nguyen, Catherine LovelockAbstractIn many tropical nations, mangrove forests are essential ecosystems for climate change mitigation and adaptation in coastal regions as they provide important forest resources as well as a suite of other benefits to communiti...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Ecological envelope maps and stand production of eucalyptus plantations and naturally regenerated maritime pine stands in the central inland of Portugal

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Cristina Alegria, Nuno Pedro, Maria do Carmo Horta, Natália Roque, Paulo FernandezAbstractEucalyptus and maritime pine forests provide most of the wood harvested in Portugal. Due mainly to forest fires maritime pine forest has been converted to eucalyptus plantations. In the central inland of Portugal the...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Does typhoon disturbance in subalpine forest have long-lasting impacts on saproxylic fungi, bryophytes, and seedling regeneration on coarse woody debris?

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Yu Fukasawa, Yoko Ando, Yoshitaka Oishi, Satoshi N. Suzuki, Kimiyo Matsukura, Kunihiro Okano, Zewei SongAbstractStorm disturbance has a huge impact on subalpine forest ecosystems. Evaluating the long-term effects and mechanisms of storm disturbance is of great significance for conservation of subalpine for...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Concentration and mineralization of organic carbon in forest soils along a climatic gradient

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Zhongna Zhao, Xiaorong Wei, Xiang Wang, Tiane Ma, Linqi Huang, Hailong Gao, Jun Fan, Xuezhang Li, Xiaoxu JiaAbstractForty-four percent of the organic carbon (OC) in the world's forests is stored in soils. However, the distribution and stability of OC in forest soils along a climatic gradient remain largely...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

A spatio-temporal analysis of canopy dynamics and intra-stand competition in a riparian forest, south-eastern Australia

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): E.J. Curtis, E.J. Gorrod, M.V. Ellis, L.A. ChisholmAbstractWidespread high stem density stands of riparian River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.) (RRG) result from land management legacies in inland riverine ecosystems of Australia. These stands generally exhibit reduced structural complexity with...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Vitality loss of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and infestation by the European beech splendour beetle (Agrilus viridis L., Buprestidae, Coleoptera)

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Claus Brück-Dyckhoff, Ralf Petercord, Reinhard SchopfAbstractDespite its dominance in Central Europe, beech cultivation is not without risks, because drought periods and direct solar radiation of the stem are suspected of causing branch dieback, sunburn and predisposition to attack by the European beech s...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Testing the generality of below-ground biomass allometry across plant functional types

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Keryn I. Paul, John Larmour, Alison Specht, Ayalsew Zerihun, Peter Ritson, Stephen H. Roxburgh, Stan Sochacki, Tom Lewis, Craig V.M. Barton, Jacqueline R. England, Michael Battaglia, Anthony O'Grady, Elizabeth Pinkard, Grahame Applegate, Justin Jonson, Kim Brooksbank, Rob Sudmeyer, Dan Wildy, Kelvin D. Mon...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Dead wood offsets the reduced live wood carbon stock in forests over 50 years after a stand-replacing wind disturbance

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Satoshi N. Suzuki, Tomonori Tsunoda, Naoyuki Nishimura, Junko Morimoto, Jun-Ichirou SuzukiAbstractWindthrow disturbances often produce large amounts of dead woody materials in a forest. However, post-disturbance, salvage logging greatly reduces the amount of dead woody materials, and thus, carbon stocks. B...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Response of bryophytes to afforestation, increase of air humidity, and enrichment of soil diaspore bank

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Nele Ingerpuu, Tiiu Kupper, Kai Vellak, Priit Kupper, Jaak Sõber, Arvo Tullus, Martin Zobel, Jaan LiiraAbstractThe abandonment of agricultural areas is usually accompanied by the stochastic encroachment of shrubs and trees or deliberate afforestation, but this leads as a rule to the decline of grassland p...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Yield pattern of eucalypt clones across tropical Brazil: An approach to clonal grouping

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Henrique Ferraco Scolforo, John Paul McTague, Harold Burkhart, Joseph Roise, Otavio Campoe, Jose Luiz StapeAbstractThe research objective of this paper was to group eleven widely planted eucalypt clones based on their volume yield pattern by assessing how climatic variation impacts their productivity in tr...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Is the introduction of novel exotic forest tree species a rational response to rapid environmental change? – A British perspective

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Richard Ennos, Joan Cottrell, Jeanette Hall, David O'BrienAbstractBoth plantation forests and native woodlands are currently facing challenges in the form of rapid climatic change and unprecedented increases in damage by exotic pests and diseases. To combat these problems it has been proposed that a range ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Tamm Review: Seedling-based ecology, management, and restoration in aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Simon M. Landhäusser, Bradley D. Pinno, Karen E. MockAbstractQuaking or trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) is a foundational tree species, which is native, common, and broadly distributed in North America. The ecology of aspen has been extensively studied throughout its range, but both research ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Biophysical changes in the roots of Scots pine seedlings during cold acclimation and after frost damage

Publication date: 1 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 431Author(s): Bao Di, Jaana Luoranen, Tarja Lehto, Katri Himanen, Martti Silvennoinen, Raimo Silvennoinen, Tapani RepoAbstractRoot system health is a key factor for seedling quality and it is a prerequisite for the proper growth of seedlings after out-planting. If the seedlings are moved to freezer storage too early in t...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Evaluating participatory techniques for adaptation to climate change: Nepal case study

Publication date: December 2018Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 97Author(s): Chiranjeewee Khadka, Keshava Prasad Aryal, Magda Edwards-Jonášová, Anju Upadhyaya, Nabin Dhungana, Pavel Cudlin, Harald VacikAbstractThe community-based climate change adaptation plan of action (CAPA) ensures a bottom-up planning process to minimize climate impacts on the livelihood of vulnerable people and ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Assessment of timber supply under alternative contextual scenarios

Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Gintautas Mozgeris, Marius Kavaliauskas, Vilis Brukas, Andrius StanislovaitisAbstractForest planners in former Eastern Block countries tend to provide conservative forecasts of timber supply, based on a rigid area control under the legislated rotation ages, and often assuming uniform forest management b...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

A simulation-based approach to assess forest policy options under biotic and abiotic climate change impacts: A case study on Scotland's National Forest Estate

Publication date: Available online 6 November 2017Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Duncan Ray, Michal Petr, Martin Mullett, Stephen Bathgate, Maurizio Marchi, Kate BeauchampAbstractThe future provision of forest goods and ecosystem services is dependent, among other factors, on climate change impacts, forest management, and response to forest policies. To assess policy implementation ...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Analyzing the effect of carbon prices on wood production and harvest scheduling in a managed forest in Turkey

Publication date: Available online 31 October 2017Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Hayati Zengin, Murat Engin ÜnalAbstractAmong terrestrial ecosystems, forests have the largest carbon deposits, and thus play an important role in global climate change. Forests of all ages and types have a significant capacity in sequestration or depositing carbon. Increasing their capacities from this...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Targeting climate change adaptation strategies to small-scale private forest owners

Publication date: Available online 14 October 2017Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Nina M. Mostegl, Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Robert Jandl, Wolfgang HaiderAbstractClimate change adaptation needs to receive extensive attention in the forestry sector. While measures are being applied in federal forests and large private properties, it remains unclear how small-scale private forest owners,...

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Elsevier -49 years ago

Towards better mapping of forest management patterns: A global allocation approach

Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 432Author(s): Katharina Schulze, Žiga Malek, Peter H. VerburgAbstractForests provide numerous ecosystem services, such as timber yields, biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation. The type of management has an effect on the provision of these services. Often the demands for these services can lead to confli...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Working group II and working group III contributions to the IPCC's 5th assessment report available

In the last two weeks, two major reports were released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change (WGIII) and Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (WGII). The conclusions will be integrated in a Synthesis Report to be considered in the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December 20...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

EurObserv'ER released its annual report "State of Renewable Energies in Europe"

The 2013 edition 'State of Renewable Energies in Europe' presents European Union renewable energy shares in 2012, including employment, turnover and investment climate and can be downloaded for free in English (http://www.eurobserv-er.org/pdf/bilan13-gb.asp) and in French (http://www.eurobserv-er.org/pdf/bilan13-fr.asp). The annual EurObserv’ER report ‘The State of Renewable E...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Center for International Environmental Law launches ForestDefender

Webtool gathers internationally-protected rights related to forest governance in a easily accessible and useable formatForestDefender is a legal database that provides a snapshot of international human rights and obligations relevant to forest governance. It captures the large amount of information found from various sources and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to and usable by lawye...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Global Forest Watch: current information on world forests for a better management

Find out what is happening in the forest now is the slogan of the new project which aims at viewing forest change in near real time, assessing deforestation worldwide, and publishing meaningful web maps that support sustainable management of forests .Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a free dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system which uses satellite technology, open data and crowdsourcing....

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EF Portal -5 years ago

EEA and MNHN present a new report on recent terrestrial habitat mapping work

‘Terrestrial habitat mapping in Europe: an overview’ is the first review and analysis of terrestrial vegetation and habitat mapping initiatives across Europe, including the methodologies used and the project organisation. It shows the development of relevant concepts and techniques, as well as the ongoing efforts to harmonise information at the European level.As we can read in the repo...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Eighth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The 8th Session of Open Working Group (OWG-8) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) was held from 3-7 February 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo credits: IISD One of the three topics OWG-8 focused on was Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity . For a short summing up of the two days of discussion, please see summary bullet points and concluding remarks below. OWG-8 side events also...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

European Commission's new climate & energy targets for 2030

The European Commission presented the 2030 policy framework for climate and energy on 22 January 2014. It aims to make the European Union's economy and energy system more competitive, secure and sustainable and proposes to:- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%- Increase the share of renewable energy to at least 27%- Make continued improvements in energy efficiency- Reform the EU emissions t...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Agreste publishes “GraphAgriBois 2013”

GraphAgriBois 2013 is a detailed portrait of the French forest and wood industries. The report includes 150 pages of tables, graphs and maps. It provides a comprehensive overview of the forest and wood industries in 2013. The book is the result of a collaboration of twenty experts from different ministries and professional organisations.GraphAgriBois is available at “Agreste, the agricultu...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2012-2013

The Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2012-2013 offers a comprehensive analysis of markets across the UNECE region, including North America, Europe, the Russian Federation and the Central Asian republics, as well as market influences from outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the final end-user: from roundwood and primary processed products to value-added...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

2013 FAO survey of world pulp and paper capacities online

The survey released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations presents statistics on pulp and paper capacity and production by country and by grade.The document is based on information submitted by correspondents worldwide, most of them pulp and paper associations or, in their absence, paper companies.The survey presents only the results for the 37 countries that submitted ans...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

NGOs reject proposed text of the legally binding agreement on forests

A press release from a broad coalition of European NGOs has strongly criticised the text for a Pan-European Forest Convention discussed last week by European Government Representatives. Members of the 30-strong coalition, such as FERN, Friends of the Earth Europe, Bird Life Europe, Greenpeace, ClientEarth and the German Nature Conservation League, believe the draft text is biased towards wood prod...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

INC-Forests4 Suspended

The Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4) made substantial progress in revising the draft negotiating text of a forest convention, but decided to suspend work until autumn because it had run out of time to conclude a few key issues in the text, reach consensus on institutional issues and prepare the interim...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Stakeholder meeting on Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe

Jointly with the FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), CEPF organized a stakeholder meeting on the implementation of the Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Forests in Europe. The meeting took place in Brussels on 23 May 2013.The meeting was attended by 30 people, representing various stakeholders, and it addressed the importance of stakeholder inv...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Dynamic Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources in 33 European Countries

Lefèvre et al. have published in the journal Biological Conservation an assessment of the state of the conservation of forest genetic resources in 33 European countries on the basis of information in the EUFGIS portal. Abstract: Dynamic conservation of forest genetic resources (FGR) means maintaining the genetic diversity of trees within an evolutionary process and allowing generation turno...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Forest biomass is key to meet EU renewable energy targets

A high-level science-policy seminar brought together a full house of leading forest policy scientists and decision makers last week at the European Parliament to discuss the Opportunities and challenges in meeting renewable energy targets from forest biomass: an EU perspective as well as the need for EU sustainability criteria for solid biomass.Three presentations by invited speakers were followed...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Barking - European wood subsidies

An article in The Economist puts the focus on the European aim to meet 20% of its energy demands from renewable resources by 2020. The article questions whether the subsidies for biomass energy will achieve their aim to reduce carbon emissions, and discusses the effects the policy is having on other parts of the forest sector - e.g. pushing up timber prices. The article highlights a 2011 statement...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Impacts of EU Timber Regulation on trade flow in the EU and individual European countries

The first in a series of in-depth statistical reports have been released by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in its programme for monitoring the impact of the EU Timber Regulation on trade flows. The initial series of ten studies cover the state of trade and trade patterns in the EU 25 overall, and all the individual ETTF member countries; Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ital...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Summary - Plenary Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The first session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1) met from 21-26 January 2013, in Bonn, Germany. Over 500 participants attended the meeting, representing IPBES member and non-member governments, UN organizations and conventions, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and various stakeholder groups. Although...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

The impacts of invasive alien species in Europe

Biological invasions are one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss. Invasive alien species (IAS) may have far-reaching and harmful effects on the environment and natural resources for generations. IAS also affect human life and health and cause serious economic damage to agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which is estimated to be at least €12 billion per year in Europe. The purpose of th...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Forest Sector in the European Union in Statistics - Eurostat Pocketbook 2012

The 2012 edition of the Eurostat Agriculture, fishery and forestry statistics pocketbook presents selected tables and graphs (using the most recent data - mainly 2010 and 2011) providing an overview on developments and the situation in the agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors in the European Union (EU-27) as well as EFTA (European Free Trade Association) and candidate countries when data are...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

The Condition of Forests in Europe - ICP Forests - 2012 Executive Report

The headlines from the 2012 Executive Report of the ICP Forests programme include: Central and southern European deciduous forests and Alpine coniferous forests show higher levels of damage; Sulphur deposition has substantially decreased across Europe over the past decades; Nitrogen excess continues to affect nutrient cycles; Forest growth and climate change models project increased growth, howeve...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Global forest land-use change 1990–2005 - new publication from FRA2010

FAO's new report, Global forest land-use change 1990-2005, presents the key findings on forest land use and land-use change between 1990 and 2005 from FAO's 2010 Global Forest Resources Assessment Remote Sensing Survey. The report focuses on forest land use, and not land cover. Overall, there was a net decrease in global forest area of 1.7% between 1990 and 2005, at an annual rate of 0.11%...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Have European forests grown older or are they actually getting younger?

European forests have changed drastically since the 1950s when forest and land use management caught up with the effects of the World War II. The forest area increased by 30% between 1950 and 2000 as low productive agricultural lands were abandoned and many countries were carrying out active afforestation. Today, forest management is very much in the focus of attention especially in the light of i...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

Protected areas have increased to cover one-fifth of land in Europe

More than 21% of the land has some kind of protected status in the 39 countries which work with the European Environment Agency (EEA). However, only 4% of the sea controlled by countries of the European Union is included within the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, according to a new report from the EEA.EEA press release (http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/protected-areas-have-increased-to)...

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EF Portal -6 years ago

European Alien Species Information Network - EASIN

The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) was launched in September 2012. The network aims to improve access to data and information regarding alien species in Europe. EASIN is designed to assist policy makers and scientists in their efforts to tackle Alien (non-native) Species invasions. It allows users to explore information on the currently reported 16 000 alien species from over 4...