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Elsevier -20 hours ago

Forest management legacies affect demographics and population dynamics of spruce grouse in northern Maine

Publication date: 1 March 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 483Author(s): Erik J. Blomberg, Joel Tebbenkamp, Stephen Dunham, Daniel Harrison...

CIFOR -21 hours ago

Yangambi: Partnerships, capacity building and entrepreneurship for a sustainable landscape

Since 2007, CIFOR-ICRAF together with a dozen of partners are working in the Yangambi landscape to build forest management capacity, conduct applied research, and support local entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods....

timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of forest in US

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conservation measures are fully included in the forest management plans. Source: Timberbiz The property i...

Springer -4 days ago

The Use of Tree-Related Microhabitats as Forest Biodiversity Indicators and to Guide Integrated Forest Management

Abstract Purpose of the Review The concept of tree-related microhabitats (TreMs) is an approach to assess and manage multi-taxon species richness in forest ecosystems. Owing to their provision of special habitat features, TreMs are of special interest as a surrogate biodiversity indicator. In particular, in retention forestry, TreMs have g...

timberbiz -4 days ago

WWF confused over deforestation in Australia claims IFA

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon said. “It is important that land clearing or deforestation that converts forests to other land uses s...

iForest -1 week ago

Research Articles: Large-scale spatial distribution of deer browsing damage to young tree plantations

Suzuki KK, Watanabe Y, Kubota T, Kuwano Y, Kawauchi Y, Yamagawa H, Yasuda M, Kondoh H, Nomiya H, Oka TLARGE-SCALE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF DEER BROWSING DAMAGE TO YOUNG TREE PLANTATIONSAbstract: The economic loss caused by herbivore browsing in forest plantations is a concerning problem in many areas around the world. Information on the spatial distribution of browsing damage is important for fores...

iForest -1 week ago

Research Articles: The economic value of fire damages in Tuscan agroforestry areas

Fagarazzi C, Fratini R, Montanino M, Viccaro M, Cozzi M, Romano S, Riccioli FTHE ECONOMIC VALUE OF FIRE DAMAGES IN TUSCAN AGROFORESTRY AREASAbstract: The Tuscan Region (Central Italy) spends about 12 million euros every year in the prevention and suppression of forest fires. In this context, this study aims to analyse the economic and environmental benefits derived from fire suppression activities...

USFS -1 week ago

Wildfire and prescribed burning impacts on air quality in the United States

Air quality impacts from wildfires have been dramatic in recent years, with millions of people exposed to elevated and sometimes hazardous fine particulate matter (PM<sub>2.5</sub>) concentrations for extended periods. Fires emit particulate matter (PM) and gaseous compounds that can negatively impact human health and reduce visibility. While the overall trend in U.S. air quality has b...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Scientists’ study says trees are smaller due to rising temperatures

As the climate changes, ecosystems around the world are also changing. A new study published by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) suggests that these changes are causing trees to become smaller and younger. Rising temperatures are a source of stress for trees. Source: Timberbiz Matti Maajärvi, Senior Specialist of Global Forest Affairs at UPM Forest, says that as the ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

NSW National’s Leader a born-again green

Deputy Premier John Barilaro has ‘kissed and made up’ with Environment Minister Matt ‘Green’ Kean after taking time off on ‘stress leave’ last year. On Monday he told a reporter “I believe in climate change” and reportedly opened the door to shutting down logging of old-growth forest as part of his reconciliation with North Shore Liberals.Source: Vic Jurskis Logging old growth has ...

IUFRO -1 week ago

The 2021 World Wood Day Virtual Symposium and the Third IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium:CO2 & Wood: Carbon Capture and Storage in Forests, Wood and Non-Wood Products

From 2021-03-21 to 2021-03-22, online, United States, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 5.00.00, 5.15.00, 9.03.02 The background to this 2021 World Wood Day Symposium in cooperation with the Third IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium is to emphasize the importance that harvested long-lived forest products (wood and non-wood materials) play in mitigating climate change particularly as stored wood-based c...

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