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Forests and Climate Change

CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Indonesia may go back to illegal logging practices

A resurgence in illegal logging in Indonesia may be on the cards after the government declared that wood exports would no longer have to comply with a stringent legality check that took a decade to put in place. Sources: Timberbiz, Mongabay, Reuters Under the new regulation issued by the Ministry of Trade, Indonesian timber companies won’t have to obtain export licenses that certify the wood com...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -2 days ago

Estimates of Volume and Carbon Stock Removals in Miombo Woodlands of Mainland Tanzania

Miombo woodlands are major vegetation type covering about 93% of the forest land of Mainland Tanzania. It forms an integral part of the rural landscape in Tanzania and plays a crucial role in providing a wide range of goods and services including carbon sequestration. However, the sustainability of forest resources is mostly affected by the magnitude of its utilization. There should be a balance b...

Springer -3 days ago

Hundred year projected carbon loads and species compositions for four National Forests in the northwestern USA

Abstract Background Forests are an important component of the global carbon balance, and climate sensitive growth and yield models are an essential tool when predicting future forest conditions. In this study, we used the dynamic climate capability of the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) to simulate future (100 year) forest conditi...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Does timber harvesting make forests more flammable?

Some ecologists and conservationists, opposed to timber harvesting, are trying to use bushfire disasters as a lever to stop native forest harvesting, but their case is based on opinion, beliefs and selective science. Sources: Hon Assoc Prof Kevin Tolhurst AM, Fire Ecology and Management, University of Melbourne Prof Jerry Vanclay, Sustainable Forestry, Southern Cross University A 2016 study of ove...

USFS -5 days ago

Climate associations with headwater streamflow in managed forests over 16 years and projections of future dry headwater stream channels

Integrating climate-smart principles into riparian and upland forest management can facilitate effective and efficient land use and conservation planning. Emerging values of forested headwater streams can help forge these links, yet climate effects on headwaters are little studied. We assessed associations of headwater discontinuous streams with climate metrics, watershed size, and forest-harvest ...

USFS -5 days ago

The 1912 Douglas-Fir heredity study: Long-term effects of climatic transfer distance on growth and survival

The 1912 Douglas-Fir Heredity Study is one of the first studies undertaken by the US Forest Service, and one of the first forest genetics studies in North America. The study considers provenance variation of 120 parent trees from 13 seed sources planted at five test sites in the Pacific Northwest. The unique, long-term nature of the study makes it valuable to revisit and consider its biological an...

Forest Sweden -5 days ago

SNS network for Nordic cooperation in extreme weather events is permanented

The SNS Secretariat runs the Taskforce Forest fire that have been pointed out as highly relevant by the Nordic Council of Ministers. With climate change we expect more forest fires in the future. Taskforce forest fire creates and facilitates contacts between relevant stakeholders in forestry and rescue services in the Nordic countries. The aim is to more efficiently prevent and limit the effects o...

ScienceDaily -6 days ago

Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased CO2 level

The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees: The more extreme drought and heat become, the less do trees profit from the increased supply with carbon dioxide in terms of carbon metabolism and water use efficiency. This finding was obtained by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) ...

CBD -6 days ago

The Future of Climate Change and Peace

As fires rage in Australia and in the Amazon, hurricanes ravage the Caribbean year after year, and glacial melt threatens entire communities in the high mountains of Asia and Europe, peace and climate activists might be forgiven for experiencing a growing sense of dread....

CBD -6 days ago

Aggressive action to address climate change could save the world $145 trillion

As respected research group, Project Drawdown, finds that deploying solutions consistent with meeting the Paris climate targets would cost tens of trillions of dollars globally. But crucially, those outlays would also yield long-term savings many times larger than the up-front costs....

CBD -6 days ago

Wildflowers migrate north as climate changes

Wildflowers are moving northwards as temperatures rise, prompting calls to manage landscapes to make space for plants in the face of climate change. Results from the first five years of the government-funded National Plant Monitoring Scheme, using data from 15,000 surveys by volunteer citizen scientists, already shows the impact of a warming world on the UK's plants....

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