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Elsevier -1 week ago

Insect herbivory and avian insectivory in novel native oak forests: Divergent effects of stand size and connectivity

Publication date: 1 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 445Author(s): Elena Valdés-Correcher, Inge van Halder, Luc Barbaro, Bastien Castagneyrol, Arndt HampeAbstractThe value of novel native broadleaf woodlands for biodiversity conservation is important to consider for adequate forest management in rural landscapes. Passive reforestation has been proposed as a cost-efficient ...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Short-term effects of selection, gap, patch and clear cutting on the beetle fauna in boreal spruce-dominated forests

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Jari Jokela, Juha Siitonen, Matti KoivulaAbstractEven-aged management based on clear cutting has simplified the structure of boreal forests, which has adversely affected ecosystem services, including biodiversity. A potential way of combining economic, ecological and social sustainability in forest manageme...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Conditions for translocation of a key threatened species, Dianthus inoxianus Gallego, in the southwestern Iberian Mediterranean forest

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Javier López-Jurado, Enrique Mateos-Naranjo, Juan Luis García-Castaño, Francisco BalaoAbstractNatural Mediterranean forest ecosystems, especially pine plantations, are severely affected by human disturbances and global change consequences. To achieve an appropriate and complete management of these areas,...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Victorian RFAs not up to scratch says consultation paper

Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have not met the timber industry’s expectations but must include the likely impact of climate change and threats to endangered species, according to a report on the RFA process. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The Victorian RFAs have not achieved long-term stability of supply for the timber industry,” said Dr Bill Jackson in his consultatio...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

IFA and AFG Ballarat field trip

A joint Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers field trip will be held on 26 May in the Mount Cole/Beaufort area near Ballarat which will show the many aspects of sustainable forest management. Staff from DELWP, HVP, and VicForests plus other experts will guide the trip. Source: Timberbiz Topics covered during the field day will include: Native forest management, incl. h...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Effects of climate changes on distribution of Eremanthus erythropappus and E. incanus (Asteraceae) in Brazil

Abstract Phylogeographic patterns of endemic species are critical keys to understand its adaptation to future climate change. Herein, based on chloroplast DNA, we analyzed the genetic diversity of two endemic and endangered tree species from the Brazilian savanna and Atlantic forest (Eremanthus erythropappus and Eremanthus incanus). We also applied the climate-based ecological ni...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

The political economy of biodiversity in representative democracy: Between the expressive and the instrumental domain

Publication date: Available online 9 May 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Peter DeegenAbstractIn this paper the politics of biodiversity is analysed. Biodiversity is identified as being an ideological key symbol within the expressive space of politics. Whereas individuals express themselves, their core beliefs, their ideologies, etc. for their own sake, political parties and natur...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Principal-agent relationships in rural governance and benefit sharing in community forestry: Evidence from a community forest enterprise in China

Publication date: Available online 9 May 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Zhang Yiwen, Shashi Kant, Jinlong LiuAbstractBefore the early 2000s, a considerable number of collective forests in China were managed by common-property community forest enterprises (CFEs), which allocated minimal revenue to villagers. Existing literature attributes farmers' limited access to CFE revenue to...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

What drives the future supply of regulating ecosystem services in a mountain forest landscape?

Publication date: 1 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 445Author(s): Rupert Seidl, Katharina Albrich, Karlheinz Erb, Herbert Formayer, David Leidinger, Georg Leitinger, Ulrike Tappeiner, Erich Tasser, Werner RammerAbstractForest ecosystems provide a wide variety of ecosystem services to society. In harsh mountain environments, the regulating services of forests are of particu...

CBD -3 weeks ago

New research shows community forest management reduces both deforestation and poverty

Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown....

CFS -3 weeks ago

Forestry carbon budget models to improve biogenic carbon accounting in life cycle assessment

Currently, wood and wood construction materials have limitations in how carbon fluxes are accounted for in life cycle assessments. The biogenic carbon balance of wood is often considered to be neutral, meaning that the carbon sequestered by biomass through photosynthesis is considered equal to the carbon feedstock in wood that is eventually released throughout its life cycle. Several publications ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

First AS/NZS Standards Committee meeting in May

An historic Trans-Tasman forestry standard is a step closer with the Gold Coast in Queensland set to host the first standards committee meeting from 16-17 May 2019. In response to unprecedented interest from New Zealand stakeholders, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO, confirmed that a healthy balance of Australian and New Zealand interests will be represented on the committee. Source: Timberbiz ...