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Forests and Climate Change

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cusp of releasing findings; IFA says address root causes

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its findings to address the causes of the past tragic Black Summer 2019/20 fire season, the IFA said th...

timberbiz -3 days ago

IFA slams decision to cut university funding for environmental studies

the Institute of Foresters (IFA/AFG), the professional association representing some 1000 forest scientists, researchers and professional forest managers, has said that the almost one third cut to university funding of environmental studies courses is short sighted. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG President Bob Gordon said at a time when the nation needs more students and money invested in understanding...

USFS -4 days ago

Rainfall correlates of bird population fluctuations in a Puerto Rican dry forest: A 10-year study

Long-term studies on the population dynamics of Neotropical bird communities have been primarily limited to Panama (see Karr et al. [1982] for a mainland site and Willis [1974] for Barro Colorado Island). An earlier paper (Faaborg 1982a) contained the first long-term population measurements from a West Indian island, specifically a seasonally-dry forest site in southwest Puerto Rico. This Syear st...

USFS -4 days ago

Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems of the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests: An assessment of resources and current conditions

This assessment provides information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests. We summarized dominant riparian community types and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat. We used peer-reviewed literature, data from the Forests and other partners, and site visits to inventory and map the distribution of riparian and ...

CIFOR -5 days ago

Mobilizing to address gender in forests and climate change actions

Closing gender inclusion gaps with a jurisdictional approach...

timberbiz -5 days ago

WA Building Bonus program extended

The WA timber industry has welcomed the State Government’s extension of the Building Bonus program. The site works commencement period for homebuilders who qualify for the $20,000 grant has been extended from six months to 12 months, which will help alleviate supply/demand pressure. Source: Timberbiz Building Bonus grants are available for eligible homebuyers who sign up by 31 December 2020 to b...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Ground breaking mapping finds billions of new trees

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. Source: Science Daily Using powerful sup...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Kickstarter campaign – buy a tree and track its life

A Kickstarter campaign to empower everyday people to become a part of the global effort against climate change has launched in New Zealand. TreeTime, a new tree planting non-profit enterprise, is developing an innovative app which will utilise new drone software to enable donors to track their tree’s journey from seed to maturity. Source: Timberbiz The app gives the assurance to users that eac...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FireHawk is watching

An eager eyed robotic camera with the ability to undertake a 360-degree scan of the landscape is anticipated to enhance fire management across the Green Triangle this summer. Source: Timberbiz A sophisticated FireHawk camera has been installed on the Bluff communication tower at Tantanoola, halfway between Millicent and Mount Gambier, in an Australian-first to test the capability of the computer a...

USFS -1 week ago

Wildfire severity and postfire salvage harvest effects on long‐term forest regeneration

Following a wildfire, regeneration to forest can take decades to centuries and is no longer assured in many western U.S. environments given escalating wildfire severity and warming trends. After large fire years, managers prioritize where to allocate scarce planting resources, often with limited information on the factors that drive successful forest establishment. Where occurring, long-term effec...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -2 weeks ago

Assessment of Soil Organic Carbon in Tropical Agroforests in the Churiya Range of Makawanpur, Nepal

This paper reports the findings of a research study conducted in three tropical agroforestry systems in the Makawanpur district of Nepal, to quantify the spatial and vertical distribution of soil organic carbon in 30 cm soil profile depth in agrisilviculture, home garden, and silvopasture. The three agroforestry systems represent tropical agroforests of Nepal. It was found that the soil had 24.9...

INBAR -2 weeks ago

Webinar | Harnessing the Potential for Bamboo for Renewable Energy

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. This webinar offers the opportunity to African experts to show the potential of bamboo for energy in Africa by covering three different themes: (i) Technologies of producing energ...

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