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timberbiz -3 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry in 70 countries

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Activities – is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitor...

EFETAC -5 days ago

FIA Stakeholders Meeting

Across the nation, USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis collects data on forest ecosystems, including soils, microbes, land ownership, carbon, invasive plants, and of course, trees. Every two years, experts from the U.S. and beyond gather to share their knowledge. The 2019 FIA Stakeholders Science Meeting was held in Knoxville, Tennessee from November 19-21. The National […]...

USFS -5 days ago

Exposure of protected and unprotected forest to plant invasions in the eastern United States

Research Highlights: We demonstrate a macroscale framework combining an invasibility model with forest inventory data, and evaluate regional forest exposure to harmful invasive plants under different types of forest protection. Background and Objectives: Protected areas are a fundamental component of natural resource conservation. The exposure of protected forests to invasive plants can impede ach...

timberbiz -7 days ago

US softwood firms in 2020

As expected by most US softwood lumber producers at the end of 2019, demand for construction framing dimension softwood lumber products remained steady through the Christmas season and looks promising as the industry ushers in 2020. The latest round of sawmill closures, mostly in British Columbia (BC), and continually improving housing demand in the US are working to keep lumber supplies quite...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Potential climatic influence on maximum stand carrying capacity for 15 Mediterranean coniferous and broadleaf species

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Diego Rodríguez de Prado, Roberto San Martín, Felipe Bravo, Celia Herrero de AzaAbstractClimate change projections for the Mediterranean basin predict a continuous increase in extreme drought and heat episodes, which will affect forest dynamics, structure and composition. Understanding how climate influenc...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Bedrock type drives forest carbon storage and uptake across the mid-Atlantic Appalachian Ridge and Valley, U.S.A.

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Warren P. Reed, Margot W. KayeAbstractLithology influences forest carbon storage and productivity yet is often overlooked for forests of the eastern United States, a large and important carbon sink. This research explores the influence of two common lithologies of the Ridge and Valley physiographic province ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Mother Nature did it first

Humankind likes to think of itself as inventors and innovators, but the truth is Mother Nature has already created it. A new exhibit at the Okanagan Science Centre opens today that examines how 'man's' great inventions are based on things already found in nature....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Gatekeepers, shareholders, and evangelists: Expanding communication networks of African American forest landowners in North Carolina

The Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) was launched in 2012 to increase adoption of sustainable forestry practices among African American landowners in the southeastern United States to prevent land loss, increase forest health, and build economic assets. One of its main goals was to build communication networks through which African American landowners could o...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Airborne-laser-scanning-derived auxiliary information discriminating between broadleaf and conifer trees improves the accuracy of models for predicting timber volume in mixed and heterogeneously structured forests

Publication date: 1 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 459Author(s): Leo Gallus Bont, Andreas Hill, Lars T. Waser, Anton Bürgi, Christian Ginzler, Clemens BlattertAbstractManaging forests for ecosystem services and biodiversity requires accurate and spatially explicit forest inventory data. A major objective of forest management inventories is to estimate the standing timber ...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Long term anthropogenic enrichment of soil organic matter stocks in forest soils – Detecting a legacy of historical charcoal production

Publication date: 1 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 459Author(s): Alexander Bonhage, Florian Hirsch, Anna Schneider, Alexandra Raab, Thomas Raab, Sally DonovanAbstractRecent findings of several thousand relict charcoal hearths (RCHs) in the Tauer Forest (Brandenburg, Germany) raise questions about the legacy effects of historical charcoal production on soil properties. RCH ...

Springer -2 weeks ago

The importance of grain and cut-off size in shaping tree beta diversity along an elevational gradient in the northwest of Colombia

Abstract Background Species turnover (β-diversity) along elevational gradients is one of the most important concepts in plant ecology. However, there is a lack of consensus about the main driving mechanisms of tree β-diversity at local scales in very diverse ecosystems (e.g., Andean mountains), as well as how the sampling effect ca...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Cloth simulation-based construction of pit-free canopy height models from airborne LiDAR data

Abstract Background The universal occurrence of randomly distributed dark holes (i.e., data pits appearing within the tree crown) in LiDAR-derived canopy height models (CHMs) negatively affects the accuracy of extracted forest inventory parameters. Methods ...

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