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Landscape Restoration

Springer -just now

Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa

Abstract Mining alters the natural landscape and discharges large volumes of wastes that pose serious pollution hazards to the environment, to human health and to agriculture. As a result, the recent 2 decades have witnessed a global surge in research on post-mining landscape restoration, yielding a suite of techniques including physical, chemical, biological (also know...

The Guardian -20 hours ago

The Guardian view on rewilding Scotland: an immodest proposal | Editorial

If undertaken in the right spirit, the restoration of huge tracts of the Highlands could be a hugely beneficial enterpriseWhat exactly is meant by rewilding depends on who is talking about it. The term was coined by Dave Foreman, a leading figure in the 1980s wave of environmental direct action in the US, to describe the kind of large-scale wilderness restoration he and others advocated. Their ide...

Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

“Respect traditional knowledge and promote community-led conservation”, say West African groups on International Day of Forests

From 18 to 21 March 2019, 32 representatives of local community groups, women’s groups and NGOs gathered for a West African skillshare on gender-sensitive community-based forest conservation and restoration initiatives, and a strategy meeting on bioenergy developments. The event was was organised by the Global Forest Coalition, in collaboration with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, t...

Elsevier -yesterday

Recovery in soil carbon stock but reduction in carbon stabilization after 56-year forest restoration in degraded tropical lands

Publication date: 1 June 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 441Author(s): Huiling Zhang, Qi Deng, Dafeng Hui, Jianping Wu, Xin Xiong, Jianqi Zhao, Mengdi Zhao, Guowei Chu, Guoyi Zhou, Deqiang ZhangAbstractAfforestation is considered as an effective method for alleviating the rising of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration through the accumulation and long-term storage of ca...

USFS -2 days ago

Fuel dynamics after a bark beetle outbreak impacts experimental fuel treatments

<strong>Background:</strong> Fuel reduction treatments have been widely implemented across the western US in recent decades for both fire protection and restoration. Although research has demonstrated that combined thinning and burning effectively reduces crown fire potential in the few years immediately following treatment, little research has identified effectiveness of thinning and ...

CIFOR -2 days ago

Multidimensional training among Latin America’s restoration professionals

The ambitious restoration commitments made by Latin American countries have increased the demand for professionals having multidimensional training in ecological... The post Multidimensional training among Latin America’s restoration professionals appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

ITTO -2 days ago

Learn to love forests! Helping build a sustainable future through forest education

Understanding forests and keeping them healthy is crucial for our future. It’s so important, in fact, that “Forests and Education” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Forests on 21 March. ITTO is marking the day by showing how diverse forest stakeholders are learning about forests and their roles in meeting human needs and the Sustainable Development Goals. T...

Elsevier -2 days ago

Environmental constraints to native woody species recruitment in invaded mountain woodlands of central Argentina

Publication date: 15 May 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 440Author(s): Ana E. Ferreras, Juan I. Whitworth-Hulse, Paula A. Tecco, Paula I. Marcora, Guillermo FunesAbstractNowadays forests, which were formerly considered resistant to invasion due to its shady understories, are been transformed to invaded landscapes. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the regeneration of na...

IUFRO -3 days ago

IUFRO News Vol. 48, Double Issue 2/3, March 2019

Right before the International Day of Forests on 21 March, read up on the upcoming World Wood Day, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the IUFRO World Congress and a whole lot more…...

Springer -3 days ago

Variation in glomalin in soil profiles and its association with climatic conditions, shelterbelt characteristics, and soil properties in poplar shelterbelts of Northeast China

Abstract Glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP) sequesters large amounts of carbon and plays important roles in maintaining terrestrial soil ecosystem functions and ecological restoration; however, little is known about GRSP variation in 1-m soil profiles and its association with stand characteristics, soil properties, and climatic conditions, hindering GRSP-related degraded soil i...

CI -4 days ago

Intern, Global Solutions Geospatial

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY The Global Solutions Geospatial Intern will work on GIS and RS efforts currently underway in the Global Synthesis Team, including: ...