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Springer -just now

The effect of drought stress of sorghum grains on the textural features evaluated using machine learning

Abstract This study aimed to determine the discriminatory power of textural features to differentiate the sorghum grains subjected to normal, mild deficit, and severe deficit irrigation. The studies were carried out with the use of image processing, discrimination analysis, analysis of variance and cluster analysis using the selected texture parameters calculate for images from...

Mongabay -yesterday

Guatemala tightens cattle ranching rules, but can they stop deforestation?

Guatemala is getting ready to implement new regulatory programs for the cattle industry in hopes of slowing the rate of deforestation in some of the country’s most at-risk tropical forests. The government has invested in quarantine pens for cattle raised in Petén, a department that has struggled to prevent cattle ranching from encroaching on the […]...

CBD -yesterday

'Path to recovery': Part one of COP15 closes with hopes high for new global biodiversity accord

UN declares virtual talks have set the stage for the adoption of an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework next year. The first phase of the COP15 Biodiversity Summit in Kunming, China closed today with the UN expressing confidence the week long talks had helped set the stage for the adoption of a new international treaty next year to ramp up global biodiversity protection....

timberbiz -yesterday

Vic Auditor-General report is scathing of DELWP management

The Victorian State Government’s decision to halt native timber harvesting should deliver outcomes for the environment, protected species, and climate change, according to Victorian Forest Products Australia (VFPA). Source: Timberbiz The ‘Protecting Victoria’s Biodiversity’ report, however, clearly shows the Government is failing in its responsibilities to the environment while deciding th...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Nick Steel – WA’s decision to end native forestry is wrong here’s why

We were recently made aware of the news that the Amazon basin has switched from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This was global news at the time, highlighting how the growing demand for forest products is fuelling unsustainable forestry practices in places like the Amazon and the negative impact this is having on the environment. However, such news is ignored in populist politics, and it would s...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Nick Steel – WA’s decision to end native forestry is wrong and here’s why

We were recently made aware of the news that the Amazon basin has switched from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This was global news at the time, highlighting how the growing demand for forest products is fuelling unsustainable forestry practices in places like the Amazon and the negative impact this is having on the environment. However, such news is ignored in populist politics, and it would s...

CIFOR -3 days ago

Creating a new relationship with nature through a ‘stewardship economy’

New approach reshapes markets by putting stewards of nature at the center ...

USFS -3 days ago

Reference Gene Selection for RT-qPCR Analysis in Maize Kernels Inoculated with Aspergillus flavus

Resistance against infection by the fungus Aspergillus flavus Link in commercial maize (Zea mays L.) is the topic of many studies, but few studies have investigated the effects of A. flavus infection on gene expression levels in ear kernels. A crucial component of gene expression profiling by RT-qPCR is having a reliable set of reference genes that show relatively constant expression across the tr...

USFS -3 days ago

Green space and mortality in European cities: a health impact assessment study

Background. Natural outdoor environments including green spaces play an important role in preserving population health and wellbeing in cities, but the number of deaths that could be prevented by increasing green space in European cities is not known. We aimed to estimate the number of natural-cause deaths among adult residents that could be prevented in cities in 31 European countries, if the WHO...

USFS -3 days ago

Understanding and Modeling Forest Disturbance Interactions at the Landscape Level

Disturbances, both natural and anthropogenic, affect the configuration, composition, and function of forested ecosystems. Complex system behaviors emerge from the interactions between disturbance regimes, the vegetation response to those disturbances, and their interplay with multiple drivers (climate, topography, land use, etc.) across spatial and temporal scales. Here, we summarize conceptual ad...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Future Foresters scholarship winners benefit at Forestry Australia conference

Active and adaptive forest management and increased integration of Indigenous knowledge with Western scientific evidence and technologies are key to restoring and maintain the health of Australia’s forests, the Forestry Australia national conference has heard on its opening day. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia Vice President Dr Michelle Freeman and Fellow Dr Bill Jackson said there was an u...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Invitation to view new model building for low carbon construction

In mid-November, construction professionals and property developers will be able to attend site visits to the Clearwater Quays Apartments, a model building for low carbon construction in Christchurch, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz Earlier this year, open days to this mass timber project proved very popular. The free event has been set up specifically for architects, engineers, quantity surv...

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