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Forests and Climate Change

Elsevier -13 hours ago

Biomass of timber species in Central American secondary forests: Towards climate change mitigation through sustainable timber harvesting

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Maïri Souza Oliveira, Bryan Finegan, Fernando Casanoves, Diego Delgado, Norvin Sepulveda, Adriana Aguilar Porras, María Alejandra Chamorro, Jean Pierre Morales Aymerich, Marie Ange Ngo Bieng...

Mongabay -15 hours ago

Cleaning up Cambodia’s kitchens could curb deforestation, climate change

Cambodians have long used charcoal to cook their food, with its use ingrained in the culture. Innovative entrepreneurs, using education and briquettes made from coconut shell and woody waste, are changing norms....

WRI -17 hours ago

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch Zero Carbon Building Accelerator

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch Zero Carbon Building Accelerator Tue, 06/22/2021 - 13:40 WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Buildings are one of the largest contributors to climate change, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. But they are also the biggest, most cost-effective climate mitigation solution available – making up 58% of...

Mongabay -2 days ago

When it comes to carbon capture, tree invasions can do more harm than good

Trees are a logical solution to climate change, but allowing or encouraging trees to spread into areas where they don’t typically grow, such as tundra and grasslands, can actually do more harm than good. A newly published review paper in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment asks the question: “Should tree invasions be […]...

USFS -2 days ago

Density dependence influences competition and hybridization at an invasion front

Aim <p>Landscape and climatic change are promoting range shifts, potentially leading to competition and hybridization between formerly isolated species. However, density-dependent interactions can impede the timely identification of associated conservation problems. The barred owl's expansion into the spotted owl's range provides a natural experiment to test for density dependence...

USFS -2 days ago

Landscape use by fishers (Pekania pennanti): core areas differ in habitat than the entire home range

Home ranges have long been studied in animal ecology. Core areas may be used at a greater proportion than the rest of the home range, implying the core contains dependable resources. The Pacific fisher (Pekania pennanti&nbsp;(Erxleben, 1777)) is a rare mesocarnivore occupying a small area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA. Once statewide, fishers declined in the 1900s due to trap...

USFS -2 days ago

Stream water chemistry in mixed-conifer headwater basins: Role of water sources, seasonality, watershed characteristics, and disturbances

<p>Understanding the transport of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and nitrogen (N) as water flows through headwater basins is important for predicting downstream water quality. With increased recognition of climatic impact on nutrient transport, more studies are needed in headwater basins experiencing a Mediterranean-type climate, such as those of the Sierra Nevada, California. We analyzed wa...

USFS -2 days ago

Do forest fuel reduction treatments confer resistance to beetle infestation and drought mortality?

<p>Climate change is amplifying the frequency and severity of droughts and wildfires in many forests. In the western United States, fuel reduction treatments, both mechanical and prescribed fire, are widely used to increase resilience to wildfire but their effect on resistance to drought and beetle mortality is not as well understood. We followed more than 10,000 mapped and tagged trees in a...

ITTO -2 days ago

International Conference on Forest Education kicks off

22 June 2021, Rome: Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education, a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing disconnection between people, nature and forests. More than a thousand experts are attending the conferen...

timberbiz -2 days ago

£16m to create new woodlands in UK

Landowners will be paid thousands of pounds in bonuses for creating new woodlands that boost wildlife, increase public access and reduce flooding, under anew £16m scheme for England. Source: The Guardian UK The UK’s Forestry Commission plan will for the first time allow payments for natural regeneration, where wind-blown seeds colonise land. This can be the best way to recreate native woodlands...

timberbiz -2 days ago

World Rainforest Day tomorrow

World Rainforest Day on 22 June is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area but are essential to life on Earth and more than 25% of the medicines we use originate from rainforest plants. Source: Timberbiz Rainforests can even influence global weather and are home to half of the ...

USFS -2 days ago

Contrasting the role of human- and lightning-caused wildfires on future fire regimes on a Central Oregon landscape

Climate change is expected to increase fire activity in many regions of the globe, but the relative role of human vs. lightning-caused ignitions on future fire regimes is unclear. We developed statistical models that account for the spatiotemporal ignition patterns by cause in the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Oregon, USA. Projected changes in energy release component from a suite of climate m...

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