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Sustainable Forest Management

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 ...

Springer -2 days ago

Understorey phylogenetic diversity in thermophilous deciduous forests: overstorey species identity can matter more than species richness

Abstract Background Understorey vegetation is a key biodiversity component of forest ecosystems. Previous studies examined its relations with the overstorey mainly in terms of taxonomic diversity, composition or productivity. So far, none focused on the phylogenetic aspect, which represents the deepest component of diversity in a com...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Vietnam timber exports to reach $11b

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period in 2018.  Source: Viet Nam News “The increase of exports of timber and wood products have contrib...

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...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Grizzly bear selection of recently harvested forests is dependent on forest recovery rate and landscape composition

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Sean P. Kearney, Nicholas C. Coops, Gordon B. Stenhouse, Scott E. Nielsen, Txomin Hermosilla, Joanne C. White, Michael A. WulderAbstractForests in the early stages of regeneration are valuable habitat for threatened grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) populations inhabiting the interior mountains of North America, ...

FAO -4 days ago

Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in United Republic of TANZANIA

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the findings from a forest tenure and community-based forestry assessment done in Tanzania....

Springer -5 days ago

Structure from Motion Photogrammetry in Forestry: a Review

Abstract Purpose of Review The adoption of Structure from Motion photogrammetry (SfM) is transforming the acquisition of three-dimensional (3D) remote sensing (RS) data in forestry. SfM photogrammetry enables surveys with little cost and technical expertise. We present the theoretical principles and practical considerations of this technol...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Global forestry equipment market projection to 2026

The Global Forestry Equipment Market, valued at US$9,559.4m in 2018, is projected to reach US$13,109.9m by the end of 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.09%. The global market is estimated to grow, with an increasing focus on forest management activities according to a report by Fortune Business Insights. Source: Timberbiz The report titled Forestry Equipment Market Size, Global Market Analysis, Insight...

timberbiz -5 days ago

WA thinning program may increase water and resilience

An experimental thinning program at Yarragil forest block in Western Australia is investigating the potential of silviculture to increase water availability and the resilience of forests to a drying climate. Source: Timberbiz Forest Products Commission Director Operations Gavin Butcher said that Yarragil 4L was intensively thinned in 1983. “Since that first thinning the forest has gro...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Almost 500,000 pine seedlings for Mount Lofty plantation estate

ForestrySA is planting 480,000 pine seedlings across its Mount Lofty Ranges plantation estate this winter as part of its 2019 plantation reestablishment program. More than 320 hectares of recently harvested pine plantation will be planted by mid-August across nine sites within the Kuitpo, Mount Crawford and Second Valley Forest Reserves. Source: Timberbiz Local contractors are engaged to complet...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Queensland’s industry Big Day Out for the timber industry

An industry Big Day Out to promote the critical aspects of the hardwood timber industry and its impacts on income and livelihood to a raft of families across rural southern Queensland has been planned for Maryborough in August. Source: Timberbiz The Queensland Hardwood Timber Industry says it is coming under increasing pressure from many directions. “The critical aspect for the Queensland Timber...

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...