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The Guardian -2 days ago

Chopping forest school is a mistake | Letters

The National Trust could do more to find a solution at Toys Hill, writes former Forestry Commission recreation manager Roger BrakeIn the same issue as your article “National Trust criticised for eviction of nursery from its woodland home” (13 October), an ad for the National Trust began: “Dear future leaf rustlers, conker collectors and woodland wanderers …” Um.In the 1990s, working for ...


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 ...


USFS -4 weeks ago

Mechanisms of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) invasion and their management implications – A review

Ecosystems are under increasing stress from environmental change, including invasion by non-native species that can disrupt ecological processes and functions. Chinese tallow [Triadica sebifera (L.) Small] is a highly invasive tree species in southeastern US forests, prairies, and wetlands, and effectively managing this invasive species is a significant challenge for scientists and land managers. ...


CIFOR -4 weeks ago

The future of wetlands: We’ve been warned!

Scientists sound the alarm – again – on the sustainability of ecosystems. But are we listening? ...


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 ...


IISD -1 month ago

Report Assesses Progress on Water-related Ecosystems

The publication finds that severe water scarcity affects more than 200 river basins annually, with direct impacts on 2.67 billion people. The loss in natural wetlands is estimated at 42% in Africa, 32% in Asia, 35% in Europe, 59% in Latin America and the Caribbean, 17% in North America, and 12% in Oceania. Progress on monitoring and reporting indicator 6.6.1 (tracking changes in the extent of wate...


EFETAC -2 months ago

Tribal Wetlands Training

In June, seven representatives of five Tribal Nations joined USDA Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts for the Tribal Wetlands Training workshop, hosted by the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. Where does a wetland begin or end? Delineating the boundaries of a wetland is difficult. “Our goal was to help participants – […]...


CFS -2 months ago

Variability and drivers of burn severity in the northwestern Canadian boreal forest.

Burn severity (ecological impacts of fire on vegetation and soils) influences post‐fire stand structure and species composition. The spatial pattern of burn severity may compound the ecological impacts of fire through distances to seed sources and availability of bud banks and seedbeds. Land managers require spatial burn severity data to manage post‐fire risks, ecosystem recovery, and assess t...


ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Tree species richness in Amazonian wetlands is three times greater than expected

Compilation of data from forest inventories and botanical collections generates a list of 3,615 tree species in wetland areas of the Amazon Basin....


USFS -2 months ago

Characterizing and Conserving Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems

This science partnership project is dedicated to securing the long-term protection of groundwater-dependent ecosystems in the West and the Great Basin region. Working together and creating a strong quantitative mapping effort of these wetlands will serve as a framework for future management....


EFETAC -3 months ago

Water Tables and Wetlands

Some wetlands won’t stay wet, according to new research that blends long-term observations and climate projections. “By end of the 21st century, all five of the wetland sites we studied are predicted to become much drier,” says USDA Forest Service research hydrologist Ge Sun. The five wetlands are long-term research sites located throughout the southeastern […]...


CIFOR -3 months ago

Financing blue carbon development

The increasing demand of the world population to protein source from marine ecosystems in the last few decades have triggered the fast-growing industry of fisheries and aquaculture in both marine and inland waters. Consequently, overfishing is inevitable and many fishing grounds in Indonesia are steadily depleting. Combination of improved fisheries, good aquaculture practices, modernized post-harv...


IISD -3 months ago

Google and UN Environment Partner on Data for Global Goals

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) and Google have announced a partnership that combines environmental science and big data to expand knowledge on the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems. The partnership will initially focus on freshwater ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes....


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. ...


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 ......


MCD -10 months ago

Tool development to understand rural resource users’ land use and impacts on land type changes in Madagascar

A majority of Madagascar’s rural people depend on the primary sector. The countrie’s agricultural hub, the Alaotra-Mangoro region, is mainly tied to fisheries and rice production. Increasing human population and decreasing output from fisheries and agriculture are pushing the rural resource users further into the protected marshlands. Understanding rural farmers’ decisions can help developin...


WFC -12 months ago

Hebe Carus - World Forest Institute International Fellow - Scotland

Hebe Carus has worked for both natural resource government agencies and conservation non profits. Most recently she has been working at the landscape scale to promote and advise on integration of environmental challenges into working forests and wetlands in Scotland...


TBI -2 years ago

A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched a national Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) with an ambitious target of restoring over 2 million hectares of peatlands by 2020. Success will depend on a proper understanding of the functioning of peatlands. A new policy brief by Wetlan...


USFS -3 years ago

Geolocators used to link breeding and wintering populations of Prothonotary Warblers

Prothonotary Warblers are stunningly beautiful and highly migratory birds closely tied to their preferred breeding habitat: swamps and other forested wetlands in the eastern United States. Scientists have noted that Prothonotary Warbler populations have experienced precipitous declines in recent years, prompting new research investigating the little known migratory behavior of this remarkable bird...


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...


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...


WWF -49 years ago

Bringing life back to Europe's waters: The EU water law in action

Healthy freshwater ecosystems are essential for nature, for society and for economies. Yet not even half the waters in the EU are currently considered healthy.The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), agreed by EU governments in 2000, is a holistic piece of legislation that aims to achieve good status of Europe's freshwater bodies by 2027 at the latest - from our rivers, streams and lakes, to w...


DFES -5 months ago

23rd International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2018

Distinguished as the oldest and most renowned Forestry and Environment Symposium in South Asia, the International Forestry and Environment Symposium is the premier event where researchers, academia, professionals, policy makers and the industry meet to discuss and learn about the latest developments in forestry and environment sectors....

news -49 years ago

Jewel in the crown: the mountain pine forest

Typical of the mires in Bavaria, but globally a rarity: the mountain pine. Given that this species only exists here, we have a special responsibility to protect Pinus rotundata....

news -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....

news -49 years ago

Spreading dynamics of the European spruce bark beetle in the Black Forest National Park

The goal of the research is to identify the locations that are preferred by I. typographus and thus would be particularly at risk for infestation. To achieve this, the specific characteristics of landing sites are analyzed to determine the preferred stand and terrain structures that are preferred during dispersion....

news -49 years ago

Do Wildlife Warning Reflectors Influence the Behavior of Roe Deer?

Every year, 260,000 wild animals are killed in road accidents. Eight-five percent of those animals are roe deer. In Germany, one accident involving wildlife happens every two minutes. Does the light stimulus of the blue reflectors minimize behavior of wildlife that leads to accidents?...

news -49 years ago

Wildcats in Bavaria

The wildcat was extinct in Bavaria. Now it is back, especially in the northern part. A monitoring programme based on DNA-analysis provides information on them....

news -49 years ago

Sessile oak or pedunculate oak?

We can distinguish between Germany’s two most important oaks quite easily by looking at their acorns. But sessile and pedunculate oaks can also be reliably identified on the basis of five macroscopically discernible leaf characteristics....