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Springer -yesterday

Retention of tree-related microhabitats is more dependent on selection of habitat trees than their spatial distribution

Abstract Habitat trees, which provide roosting, foraging and nesting for multiple taxa, are retained in managed forests to support biodiversity conservation. To what extent their spatial distribution influences provisioning of habitats has rarely been addressed. In this study, we investigated whether abundance and richness of tree-related microhabitats (TreMs) differ between habi...

USFS -2 days ago

Taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional composition and homogenization of residential yard vegetation with contrasting management

Urban biotic homogenization is expected to be especially important in residential yards, where similar human preferences and management practices across environmentally heterogeneous regions might lead to the selection of similar plant species, closely related species, and/or species with similar sets of traits. We investigated how different yard management practices determine yard plant diversity...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb locking native forestry

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 says Tasmania remained Australia’s only carbon-neutral state or ter...

Mongabay -2 days ago

That coconut oil you love? Species have gone extinct over it. True story

For conscious consumers, palm oil tends to be the pariah of tropically grown crops. This is due to the well-publicized fact that oil palm plantations are highly destructive to biodiversity, displacing critically endangered species like orangutans. But palm oil isn’t the only consumable oil that causes environmental damage, according to a new study. It argues […]...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Discovery of fish never recorded in the Amazon shows richness of Brazil’s Calha Norte

The state of Pará’s Calha Norte region, one of the Amazon’s least studied areas, is the planet’s largest mosaic of protected forests. It is a rich reserve of biodiversity facing threats from illegal land occupation and deforestation. Species could disappear even before they are discovered....

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: David Elstone – Canada faces demands to end old growth logging

It’s outrageous to demand an end to old-growth logging without acknowledging the impact to people and communities. For decades, even more so over the past year, there have been many catastrophic headlines trumpeting the rhetoric from environmentalists who state that British Columbia’s old-growth forests are endangered and warning that if we’re not careful we’ll soon run out. Nothing co...

USFS -6 days ago

Climate‐change refugia: biodiversity in the slow lane

<p>Climate‐change adaptation focuses on conducting and translating research to minimize the dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change, including threats to biodiversity and human welfare. One adaptation strategy is to focus conservation on climate‐change refugia (that is, areas relatively buffered from contemporary climate change over time that enable persistence of valued physical, e...

USFS -6 days ago

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation: High-resolution laser ranging of the Earth’s forests and topography

Obtaining accurate and widespread measurements of the vertical structure of the Earth’s forests has been a long-sought goal for the ecological community. Such observations are critical for accurately assessing the existing biomass of forests, and how changes in this biomass caused by human activities or variations in climate may impact atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Additionally, the three-dime...

USFS -1 week ago

Effects of Chinese privet on bees and their vertical distribution in riparian forests

Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense Lour.), is known to negatively affect biodiversity near the ground in invaded forests by forming thick layers of non-native vegetation in the midstory. Whether these effects extend above the shrub layer into the canopy remains unclear. We sought to test this question by using flight-intercept traps (clear plastic panels attached to a white bucket) to sample bees a...

CEPI -1 week ago

Forest Biodiversity Campaign teaser #2

This campaign is powered by the European forest and forest-based sector to provide insight into the contribution of sustainable forest management (SFM) in conserving and enhancing forest biodiversity....

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