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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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iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: Delineation of seed collection zones based on environmental and genetic characteristics for Quercus suber L. in Sardinia, Italy

De Dato G, Teani A, Mattioni C, Marchi M, Monteverdi MC, Ducci FDELINEATION OF SEED COLLECTION ZONES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS FOR QUERCUS SUBER L. IN SARDINIA, ITALYAbstract: The assessment of seed zones or regions of provenance (RoP) to preserve local adaptation of tree species is an effective tool for the correct management of forest reproductive materials. The RoP for ...

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Springer -2 weeks ago

Quantifying branch architecture of tropical trees using terrestrial LiDAR and 3D modelling

Key message A method using terrestrial laser scanning and 3D quantitative structure models opens up new possibilities to reconstruct tree architecture from tropical rainforest trees. Abstract Tree architecture is the three-dimensional arrangement of above ground parts...

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GFW -3 weeks ago

PARTNER POST: Sur Verde Adaptive Monitoring: Mitigation and Adaptation in Calakmul, Campeche

By Eduardo Martínez Disponsible en español aquí. The Reforestamos Mexico GFW Contest recently recognized Sur Verde’s innovative use of the Global Forest Watch platform in finding solutions to socioenvironmental issues. Learn more about the contests here.   The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 15 provides a framework towards efforts to sustainably manage forests, combat desertif...

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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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GFW -3 weeks ago

PARTNER POST: Sur Verde y el Monitoreo Adaptativo para Mitigación y Adaptación en Calakmul usando GFW

Por Eduardo Martínez Read in English here. A través del Certámen GFW en México, se identificó el uso innovador de la plataforma de GFW por parte de Investigación y Soluciones Socioambientales A.C. (Sur Verde). Mayores detalles sobre el Certámen aquí. El objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 15, propuesto por Las Naciones Unidades, nos da un marco político para […] The post PARTNER POS...

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USFS -4 weeks ago

Comparing morphology and physiology of southeastern US Pinus seedlings: implications for adaptation to surface fire regimes

Key message The suite of traits expressed as seedlings by coastal and mountain longleaf pine and south Florida slash pine suggest they can survive fire in the seedling stage. In contrast, loblolly pine and typical slash pine tolerate fire when mature but do not exhibit traits that allow them to survive fire when young, representing a different strategy for survival in frequently burned communities...

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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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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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Springer -1 month ago

Temperature-induced hormesis in plants

Abstract Environmental change attracts particular attention by biologists concerned with the performance of biological systems under stress. To investigate these, dose–response relationships should be clarified. It was previously assumed that the fundamental nature of biological dose–responses follows a linear model, either with no threshold or with a threshold below which no...

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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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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

Nepal Highlights Lessons Learned, SDG Linkages in Adaptation

The report describes the institutional and policy context, and covers development planning, climate policy and climate finance. The paper primarily focuses on near-term priorities, but underscores that “Nepal’s longer-term development vision is guided by the SDGs”. Nepal's NAP process covers seven thematic areas, each of which will be tied to specific “adaptation pathways” that can be ma...

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USFS -1 month ago

Fire effects on a fire-adapted species: response of grass stage longleaf pine seedlings to experimental burning

Background: Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings have a morphological "grass stage" that is considered to be an adaptation to frequent surface fire regimes. However, fire can kill longleaf pine seedlings and thus may play an important role in longleaf pine regeneration dynamics. We used a prescribed burn simulation tool designed to treat individual grass stage longleaf pine se...

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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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CIFOR -2 months ago

Watch Live: REDD+, restoration and adaptation at GLF Nairobi

The post Watch Live: REDD+, restoration and adaptation at GLF Nairobi appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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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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CFS -2 months ago

Insights into the structure of the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) genome, as revealed by molecular cytogenetic analyses and a high-density linkage map.

Genome structure characterization can contribute to a better understanding of processes such as adaptation, speciation, and karyotype evolution, and can provide useful information for refining genome assemblies. We studied the genome of an important North American boreal forest pest, the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana, through a combination of molecular cytogenetic analyses and construct...

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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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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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IISD -3 months ago

Mexico Highlights Potential Co-Benefits from Integrating Climate, Sustainable Development Agendas

The study analyzes potential co-benefits from implementing Mexico’s NDC that would help achieve the SDGs. According to the report, almost 40% of SDG targets are directly related to mitigation and/or adaptation. Almost all of Mexico’s NDC adaptation measures, the study notes, link to the SDGs, including incorporating a gender perspective and human rights approach....

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IISD -3 months ago

IUFRO Report Finds Forests Essential to Water Supply

The publication, titled ‘Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities,’ presents a global assessment of scientific information on the interactions between forests and water. The report presents the results of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Water (GFEP) and provides ...

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ITTO -3 months ago

Tropical timber, bamboo and rattan could help bridge supply gap for environmentally friendly materials  

Participants in the Global Bamboo Congress 2018 (BARC2018) held late last month agreed that the tropical timber and bamboo and rattan sectors need to work together to meet the increasing demand for forest products due to population growth, close the supply gap for sustainable building materials, and conserve tropical forests. There was consensus that tropical timber, bamboo and rattan co-exist and...

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Side Event Focuses on Water-Forest Linkages

The event titled, ‘Forests and Water on a Changing Planet: Scientific Insights for Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies,’ launched the Global Forest Expert Panel assessment report, ‘Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities,’ which addresses, among other things, the climate-forest-water-people nexus. Speakers highlighted links bet...

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LTSI -3 months ago

Adaption Futures Conference

Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation. LTS Director Irene Karani travelled to Cape Town last week to attend this conference, here’s what she found… The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between … Continue reading →...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

World Series Vol. 38 - Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities

This comprehensive report presents the outcomes of the 6th scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of the Global Forest Expert Panels initiative (GFEP)....

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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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CFS -3 months ago

When tree rings go global: Challenges and opportunities for retro- and prospective insight.

The demand for large-scale and long-term information on tree growth is increasing rapidly as environmental change research strives to quantify and forecast the impacts of continued warming on forest ecosystems. This demand, combined with the now quasi-global availability of tree-ring observations, has inspired researchers to compile large tree-ring networks to address continental or even global-sc...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

GFEP Forests and Water: interviews on launch of Global Assessment Report

On 10 July 2018 at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Water presents: "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report", published as IUFRO World Series 38. Around 50 scientists working in more than 20 countries contributed to the study. List...

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CFS -3 months ago

Current and projected cumulative impacts of fire, drought, and insects on timber volumes across Canada.

Canada’s forests are shaped by disturbances such as fire, insect outbreaks, and droughts that often overlap in time and space. The resulting cumulative disturbance risks and potential impacts on forests are generally not well accounted for by models used to predict future impacts of disturbances on forest. This study aims at projecting future cumulative effects of four main natural disturbances,...

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iForest -4 months ago

Research Articles: Growing season water balance of an inner alpine Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forest

Wieser G, Gruber A, Oberhuber WGROWING SEASON WATER BALANCE OF AN INNER ALPINE SCOTS PINE (PINUS SYLVESTRIS L.) FORESTAbstract: We estimated components of the water cycle of a 150-year-old Pinus sylvestris forest in an inner Alpine dry valley of the Tyrol, Austria throughout five growing seasons. Forest canopy transpiration (TC) was measured by sap flow measurements scaled to the stand canopy leve...

JOB VACANSIES

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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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

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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iForest -4 months ago

Research Articles: Nutrient uptake, allocation and biochemical changes in two Chinese fir cuttings under heterogeneous phosphorus supply

Farooq TH, Tigabu M, Ma X, Zou X, Liu A, Odén PC, Wu PNUTRIENT UPTAKE, ALLOCATION AND BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES IN TWO CHINESE FIR CUTTINGS UNDER HETEROGENEOUS PHOSPHORUS SUPPLYAbstract: Plant-available nutrients in soils are usually distributed in a heterogeneous or patchy manner. Plant responses to low levels of phosphorous (P) are not uniform across and within species. In this study, we examined the...

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RECOFTC -4 months ago

The Spark for Citizen’s Monitoring Toolbox

By Monica S. Cheng and Binod Chapagain RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests Heraclitus once theorized that change is the only constant, formulating an apt description of our world tingling with change and adaptation. Yet change is not always intentional – it is often born out of necessity and perceived need. RECOFTC – The […]...

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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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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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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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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 -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 -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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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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iForest -1 year ago

Research Articles: A comparative study of growth and leaf trait variation in twenty Cornus wilsoniana W. families in southeastern China

Cheng X, Xie H, Zhang L, Wang M, Li C, Yu M, He ZA COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GROWTH AND LEAF TRAIT VARIATION IN TWENTY CORNUS WILSONIANA W. FAMILIES IN SOUTHEASTERN CHINAAbstract: To investigate the genotypic differences associated with the growth potential and leaf traits of Cornus wilsoniana W., we planted twenty C. wilsoniana families in southeastern China and analyzed nineteen leaf morphological an...

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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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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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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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UBC Forestry -2 years ago

Sally Aitken receives Genome Canada and Genome BC funding

Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a team that will use genomics to test the ability of trees from different populations to resist heat, cold, drought and disease, and identify the genes and genetic variation involved in climate adaptation....

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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Comparison of range-wide chloroplast microsatellite and needle trait variation patterns in Pinus mugo Turra (dwarf mountain pine)

Zukowska WB, Boratynska K, Wachowiak WCOMPARISON OF RANGE-WIDE CHLOROPLAST MICROSATELLITE AND NEEDLE TRAIT VARIATION PATTERNS IN PINUS MUGO TURRA (DWARF MOUNTAIN PINE)Abstract: In this study, range-wide genetic variation was analysed in 553 Pinus mugo Turra (dwarf mountain pine) individuals from 21 locations using 11 chloroplast microsatellites. Our main goal was to assess the spatial distribution...

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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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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Inter- and intra-annual patterns of seed rain in the black spruce stands of Quebec, Canada

Rossi S, Morin H, Gionest F, Laprise DINTER- AND INTRA-ANNUAL PATTERNS OF SEED RAIN IN THE BLACK SPRUCE STANDS OF QUEBEC, CANADAAbstract: Divergent reproductive strategies of tree species generate differences in the dynamics of seed production and dispersion. The spatial and temporal variability in seed rain abundance and viability was monitored during the period 2000-2007 in four boreal stands in...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Integrating Ecosystem Services into Forest Land Use Planning in the Philippines

The Philippines is committed to a comprehensive reform agenda for climate adaptation and resilience, with a strong focus on increasing forest cover. This activity will help build the necessary capacity for government and other stakeholders to integrate climate resilience and ecosystem services objectives into forest land use plans.  ...

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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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iForest -2 years ago

Research Articles: Growth performance and nitrogen use efficiency of two Populus hybrid clones (P. nigra × P. maximowiczii and P. trichocarpa × P. maximowiczii) in relation to soil depth in a young plantation

Euring D, Ayegbeni S, Jansen M, Tu J, Gomes Da Silva C, Polle AGROWTH PERFORMANCE AND NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY OF TWO POPULUS HYBRID CLONES (P. NIGRA × P. MAXIMOWICZII AND P. TRICHOCARPA × P. MAXIMOWICZII) IN RELATION TO SOIL DEPTH IN A YOUNG PLANTATIONAbstract: It is a challenge to produce woody crops on marginal land. The goal of this study was to examine growth responses and nitrogen use effic...

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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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CTFS -2 years ago

Workshop fosters cooperation and collaboration for group of global forest ecologists

The Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) in partnership with the Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network (CForBio) held its annual data analysis workshop this month. The workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Dimensions of Biodiversity Program and was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Forestry at the Ji...

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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 -3 years ago

Research Articles: Saproxylic beetles in non-intervention and coppice-with-standards restoration management in Meerdaal forest (Belgium): an exploratory analysis

Vandekerkhove K, Thomaes A, Crèvecoeur L, De Keersmaeker L, Leyman A, Köhler FSAPROXYLIC BEETLES IN NON-INTERVENTION AND COPPICE-WITH-STANDARDS RESTORATION MANAGEMENT IN MEERDAAL FOREST (BELGIUM): AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSISAbstract: For many centuries, coppice-with-standards management was applied in the mixed oak stands of Meerdaal forest (Belgium). Over the last century, these stands were gradual...

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iForest -3 years ago

Short Communications: Differential adaptations in nursery seedlings from diverse Chilean provenances of Peumus boldus Mol.

Magni CR, Espinoza SE, Garrido EF, Santelices RE, Cabrera AMDIFFERENTIAL ADAPTATIONS IN NURSERY SEEDLINGS FROM DIVERSE CHILEAN PROVENANCES OF PEUMUS BOLDUS MOL.Abstract: Seed germination, seedling growth and biomass allocation of the endemic species Peumus boldus Mol. (Boldo) were studied in four provenances (two northern and two southern provenances) from central Chile. Seeds collected from five ...

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World Bank -3 years ago

In El Salvador, adaptation-based mitigation offers ambitious solution for climate resilience

Development initiatives often emphasize the importance of “quick wins” and “low-hanging fruit.” But what if the issues that are the most pressing are also the most complex?   The Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador is a good illustration of this. Located along the Pacific coast in what’s known as the Central American Dry Corridor, Bajo Lempa features everything from hillsides covered in co...

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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TBI -4 years ago

Local research: our own language, our own knowledge

Pragmatic and experiential knowledge of women and men living in direct contact with natural resources and ecosystem services is a fundamental part of the cultural heritage of local communities. Such knowledge is translated into decisions that are taken on a daily basis by farmers and other inhabitants of the territory. This local knowledge is transmitted through generations, sometimes it includes ...

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Forest Energy Portal -4 years ago

How to reach substitution of fossil fuel by biofuels? A model perspective from the Nordic region

Substituting fossil fuels by more environmentally friendly alternatives requires the use of several economic tools that include taxes and subsidies. However, their efficient use implies several challenges: How to measure quantitatively the impact of those tools in the substitution process? This recent publication aims at exploring the effects of these external factors that regulators can use for t...

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World Bank -4 years ago

PROFOR at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

Dec 5 2014 - 7:00pm to Dec 6 2014 - 7:00pmPROFOR participated in the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum as an implementing partner for the event, co-host for a discussion session on forest knowledge products and tools (with IUCN and CIFOR) and convenor of a high-level session on adaptation-based mitigation. ...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Addressing post-transplant summer water stress in Pinus pinea and Quercus ilex seedlings

Pardos M, Calama R, Mayoral C, Madrigal G, Sánchez-González MADDRESSING POST-TRANSPLANT SUMMER WATER STRESS IN PINUS PINEA AND QUERCUS ILEX SEEDLINGSAbstract: In central Spain, post-transplant water stress produces high seedling mortality after the first summer following outplanting. Our study was designed to determine whether survival and performance of outplanted stone pine (Pinus pinea) and h...

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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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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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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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iForest -5 years ago

Research Articles: Is tree shelter protection an effective complement to weed competition management in improving the morpho-physiological response of holm oak planted seedlings?

Ceacero CJ, Navarro-Cerrillo RM, Díaz-Hernández JL, Del Campo ADIS TREE SHELTER PROTECTION AN EFFECTIVE COMPLEMENT TO WEED COMPETITION MANAGEMENT IN IMPROVING THE MORPHO-PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF HOLM OAK PLANTED SEEDLINGS?Abstract: Weed control is a key aspect that influences seedling response in newly-established plantations. Tree shelter protection may be an effective complement to weed contr...

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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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NB Forest -5 years ago

The transition to a biobased economy needs social science

News 21.10.2013 The SNS-supported workshop “The forest sector in the biobased economy: perspectives from policy and economic sciences” was organised in Uppsala 28-29 August 2013. One main conclusion was that the forest sector must take lessons from economic and political ...

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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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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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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

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

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

FSC Congo Basin Regional Standard approval

A process of adaptation at the national level is now underway, which will incorporate the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Legality Grids for the Republic of Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville and Central African Republic as the cur-rent signed Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries in the region. This will help facilitate recognition of FSC certifi-cates as a route to FLEGT l...

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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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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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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 -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 -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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iForest -9 years ago

Editorials: Adaptation of forest landscape to environmental changes

Scarascia-Mugnozza GADAPTATION OF FOREST LANDSCAPE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGESAbstract: The 2008 Scientific Seminar of the European Forest Institute was held in Orvieto (Italy) in September 18-20, with the aim of improving the knowledge and exchange of research results in the following fields: (1) relationship between ecological functions (productivity, biogeochemical cycles, genetic biodiversity) at...

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FAO -10 years ago

Unasylva No. 231/232

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iForest -11 years ago

Research Articles: Fuel type characterization based on coarse resolution MODIS satellite data

Lanorte A, Lasaponara RFUEL TYPE CHARACTERIZATION BASED ON COARSE RESOLUTION MODIS SATELLITE DATAAbstract: Fuel types is one of the most important factors that should be taken into consideration for computing spatial fire hazard and risk and simulating fire growth and intensity across a landscape. In the present study, forest fuel mapping is considered from a remote sensing perspective. The purpos...

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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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USFS -49 years ago

New report provides conservation and management strategies for climate-sensitive yellow-cedar in Alaska

The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station today released a new report that outlines a climate adaptation strategy for yellow-cedar in Alaska....

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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

Root growth dynamics of three beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances

Publication date: 1 January 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 431Author(s): Peter Železnik, Marjana Westergren, Gregor Božič, Klemen Eler, Marko Bajc, Heljä-Sisko Helmisaari, Aniko Horvath, Hojka KraigherAbstractEuropean beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) is commercially and ecologically important tree species in Central European forests but its intra-specific variability in drought an...

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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...