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Forests and Climate Change

Elsevier -17 hours ago

Quantifying wind damage associated with variable retention harvesting in coastal British Columbia

Publication date: 1 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 443Author(s): W.J. Beese, T.P. Rollerson, C.M. PetersAbstractConservation of biological diversity is a key criterion in all sustainable forest management certification schemes. A common strategy for maintaining stand-level diversity after forest harvesting on the coast of British Columbia is variable retention. This approac...

IISD -3 days ago

Forest and Farm Facility Launches Partnership in Togo in Support of SDGs

The FFF aims to improve the livelihoods of rural people by working with forest and farm producer organizations to increase their technical and commercial capacities to tackle climate change and improve food security. The second phase of FFF aims to help deliver the SDGs....

CIFOR -3 days ago

Adapting land restoration to a changing climate: Embracing the knowns and unknowns

Key messages Land restoration will happen under climate change and different knowledge systems are needed to navigate uncertainties and plan... The post Adapting land restoration to a changing climate: Embracing the knowns and unknowns appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Springer -4 days ago

Differential responses of net N mineralization and nitrification to throughfall reduction in a Castanopsis hystrix plantation in southern China

Abstract Background Many regions in the world are experiencing changes in precipitation pattern, which likely impact soil nitrogen cycling and availability. However, we know little about how soil nitrogen processes respond to drought stress under climate change. Methods ...

ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds

In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue increasing as they have been, 90% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests would be affected as early as 2060. The current cloud and frost environment of the highly diverse alpine ecosystems above these equatorial cloud forests, known...

ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Plants and microbes shape global biomes through local underground alliances

Researchers report that the distribution of forest types worldwide is based on the relationships plant species forged with soil microbes to enhance their uptake of nutrients. These symbioses could help scientists understand how ecosystems may shift as climate change alters the interplay between plants, microbes and soil....

CBD -5 days ago

Climate change targets are slipping out of reach

For all the commentary around a transition to a clean energy system, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is still continuing to rise rapidly and shows no sign of slowing down....

CBD -5 days ago

Forest conservation: How drones can help save our forests from climate change

It's no secret that the world's forests are under threat. But while climate change and deforestation are threatening many of the world's most important woodlands, drones may be key to future forest conservation....

CBD -5 days ago

What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change

On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times as long as expected. When the two satellites burned up in the Earth's atmosphere at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, they had recorded the Earth's gravitational fiel...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Genetic diversity and differentiation among provenances of Prosopis flexuosa DC (Leguminosae) in a progeny trial: Implications for arid land restoration

Publication date: 1 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 443Author(s): C. Bessega, M. Cony, B.O. Saidman, R. Aguiló, P. Villagra, J.A. Alvarez, C. Pometti, J.C. VilardiAbstractEcosystem restoration has gained increasing interest to mitigate the effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity and desertification. Since the genetic composition of the reproductive material to reveg...

USFS -5 days ago

Greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, and urban trees in the United States, 1990-2017

As signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States has been reporting economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals since the mid-1990s (U.S. EPA 2019). Forest land, woodlands, harvested wood products (HWPs), and urban trees within the land sector collectively represent the largest net carbon (C) sink in the United States, offsetting ...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Scientists look for climate change remedy in the forest

Climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly poor rural communities that depend on the land for their livelihoods and coastal populations throughout the tropics. We have already seen the stark asymmetry of suffering that results from extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and more. Source: Scientific America...