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Landscape Restoration

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Breeding bird response to season of burn in an upland hardwood forest

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cathryn H. Greenberg, Tara L. Keyser, W. Henry McNab, Patrick ScottAbstractUpland hardwood forest managers are increasingly burning during the growing-season in hopes of improving wildlife habitat and attaining or accelerating other restoration goals, highlighting the need for research addressing how season...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution and representation in a Central European landscape: Results of a large-scale field-based census

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven the global intensification of forest management and climate change, protecting and studying forests ...

Elsevier -21 hours ago

The emergence of network governance in U.S. National Forest Administration: Causal factors and propositions for future research

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Jesse AbramsAbstractSince its establishment in the early twentieth century, the U.S. Forest Service has periodically evolved its approach to decision-making and management for the millions of hectares of national forest under its authority. Starting in the 1990s, a complex governance regime emerged in which n...

IUFRO -3 days ago

Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe

From 2020-02-26 to 2020-02-28, Bonn, Germany, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.00.00, 9.05.07 The conference objective is to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. This can be understood as approaches where both policy and forest management provide a multitude of services at the same time, either at the forest stand or at th...

USFS -6 days ago

Physiographic factors underlie rates of biomass production during succession in Great Lakes forest landscapes

Biomass production in living trees is the basis of numerous forest ecosystem functions and services. However, rates of and controls on biomass production vary widely across temperate forests, particularly over successional timescales of decades and centuries. Biomass production in temperate forests is most often interpreted within the context of biotic or top-down controls, such as species composi...

ScienceDaily -6 days ago

Impacts of selective logging on Congo's intact forest landscapes

A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) -- which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) -- are increasingly coming under pressure from logging, poaching, and associated disturbances....

Elsevier -7 days ago

Overstory trees in excess: A threat to restoration success in Brazilian Atlantic forest

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Carlos Delano Cardoso de Oliveira, Izabela Regina Cardoso de Oliveira, Marcio Seiji Suganuma, Giselda DuriganAbstractTree planting is the most widely used technique for tropical forest restoration because it accelerates the recovery of forest structure and ecosystem functioning. Despite the importance of tr...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Restoration thinning impacts surface and belowground wood decomposition

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Weiwei Wang, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Martin Jurgensen, Chris Miller, Joanna Walitalo, Xiao Chen, Yong LiuAbstractForest thinning to protect the soil and improve hydrologic function is used to alter stand structure and increase residual tree growth. However, little is known about how surface and belowground w...

Mongabay -1 week ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, July 12, 2019

Tropical forests Some herders in Kenya are replacing their cattle with more “climate-resistant” camels (WRI). Ecological restoration could benefit more than just ecosystems (CIFOR Forests News). Could indigenous knowledge outpace technology in providing sustainable agricultural solutions? (Ensia) Palm oil’s shift to Central Africa brings peril and promise (CIFOR Forests News). Scientists fin...

Springer -1 week ago

Forest succession in post-agricultural Larix olgensis plantations in northeast China

Abstract In order to understand the management of regional vegetation, numerical classification and ordination are widely used to investigate community distribution and vegetation features. In particular, two-way indicator-species analysis programs (TWINSPAN) classifies plots and species into different groups. De-trended correspondence analysis (DCA) and canonical correspondence ...

WRI -1 week ago

Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment

Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment Comments|Add Comment|PrintSenegalese villagers plant mangrove trees. Photo by Livelihoods Carbon Fund A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more ...

EFETAC -1 week ago

Effects of Forest Fragmentation and Restoration on Invasive Species

Managing invasive species is one of the largest challenges that land managers face. They threaten the health of natural ecosystems, prevent the growth of native species, and leave landowners with significant amounts of damage. “More than 4,300 exotic plant species and 66 foreign pest species that can cause negative effects on forest ecosystems and economies […]...