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timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres across the state. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Associati...

World Bank -2 days ago

Strengthening Forest Governance in Côte d’Ivoire

This piece by Meerim Shakirova and Nalin Kishor was originally published by the Climate Investment Funds. Improving governance is key to addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and ensuring overall sustainable forest management. This is especially true in Côte d’Ivoire, where forest governance is complex and includes processes and institutions—formal and otherwise—th...

Elsevier -4 days ago

LiDAR data as a proxy for light availability improve distribution modelling of woody species

Publication date: 15 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 456Author(s): Rafael O. Wüest, Ariel Bergamini, Kurt Bollmann, Andri BaltensweilerAbstractModern multifunctional forest management can profit from high-quality information on the potential distribution of woody species generated by species distribution models (SDMs). Forest structure is an important factor in determini...

Springer -4 days ago

Radar Satellite Imagery for Detecting Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Forests

Abstract Purpose of Review The overall objective of this paper is to review the state of knowledge on the application of radar data for detecting bark beetle attacks in forests. Due to the increased availability of high spatial and temporal resolution radar data (e.g. Sentinel-1 (S1)), the question is how this time series data can support ...

Springer -6 days ago

Biomass and dominance of conservative species drive above-ground biomass productivity in a mediterranean-type forest of Chile

Abstract Background Forest productivity has a pivotal role in human well-being. Vegetation quantity, niche complementarity, mass-ratio, and soil resources are alternative/complementary ecological mechanisms driving productivity. One challenge in current forest management depends on identifying and manipulating these mechanisms to enh...

timberbiz -6 days ago

New book shows how EU can reduce emissions

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) is calling on politicians to put wood at the centre of plans to reduce emissions and achieve zero carbon targets. CEI Bois has released a new publication, Wood: Building the Bioeconomy, which shows how the EU can reduce emissions by using low carbon, renewable, biological alternatives such as timber over high carbon materials suc...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Sustainable Timber Tas tables annual report

Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s Annual Report for 2018/19 was tabled in parliament recently. CEO Steve Whiteley said Sustainable Timber Tasmania had a solid year with favourable market conditions and as a result the total comprehensive income was $34.9 million. Source: Timberbiz “We paid a special dividend of $15 million and have recommended to Government a $2 million dividend based on the 2018/...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Enhanced spring phenological temperature sensitivity explains the extension of carbon uptake period in temperate forest protected areas

Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 455Author(s): Jun Ma, Xiangming Xiao, Ronghui Li, Bin Zhao, Soe W. MyintAbstractLand surface phenology (LSP) and its trend are important for understanding the vegetation–climate relationship. However, whether LSP and LSP trends for different forest communities vary with the intensity of forest disturbance and the main ...

USFS -7 days ago

Soil phosphorus fractions vary with harvest intensity and vegetation control at two contrasting Douglas-fir sites in the Pacific northwest

Effects of intensive forest management on soil phosphorus (P) are unclear and may impact long-term site productivity. We assessed changes in P availability over 10 years associated with harvest intensity (bole-only vs. whole-tree harvest) and vegetation control treatments (initial vegetation control (IVC) vs. five years of annual vegetation control (AVC)) using a P fractionation procedure. Fractio...

ISTF -1 week ago

International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

The Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) invites you to register for our 26th Annual Conference: “Restoration for What and for Whom? Shifting the Paradigm in Tropical Forest Management.” Abstract submissions for posters, breakout sessions, and flash talks, and applications for the ISTF Innovation Prize, are due November 18, 2019. The conference will take place...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum

The FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum was held in Shanghai in October with more than 120 attendees from retailers to producers to FSC-accredited certification bodies gathering to share their insights and experiences from the past year. Source: Timberbiz The guest speakers and participants came from across the Asia Pacific region and Europe, working in industries related to wood, paper, furniture and...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Responsible Wood AGM and launch of strategic document

Responsible Wood unveiled a new strategic document as part of the 2019 Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting held in Mount Gambier. Speaking about the new strategy, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries reiterated the importance of maintaining openness and transparency with Responsible Wood members. Source: Timberbiz “The new strategy itself is a revision of previous editions and ...

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