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USFS -4 days ago

Estimating global ecosystem isohydry/anisohydry using active and passive microwave satellite data

The concept of isohydry/anisohydry describes the degree to which plants regulate their water status, operating from isohydric with strict regulation to anisohydric with less regulation. Though some species level measures of isohydry/anisohydry exist at a few locations, ecosystem‐scale information is still largely unavailable. In this study, we use diurnal observations from active (Ku‐Band back...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Grasslands have key role to play in saving the planet | Letter

They are essential for trapping carbon, and world leaders must commit to protecting them, write a group of conservationistsNews that the perilous plight of endangered grasslands is not fully recognised in a EU draft anti-deforestation law (Leaked EU anti-deforestation law omits fragile grasslands and wetlands, 14 September) brings into sharp focus the dangerous underappreciation of a global habita...

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

Leaked EU anti-deforestation law omits fragile grasslands and wetlands

Campaigners say draft regulation contains many loopholes, including exclusion of Cerrado and PantanalThe fragile Cerrado grasslands and the Pantanal wetlands, both under threat from soy and beef exploitation, have been excluded from a European Union draft anti-deforestation law, campaigners have said, and there are many other concerning loopholes. The European Commission has pledged to introduce a...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Addressing regional relationships between white-tailed deer densities and land classes

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations have recovered to about 30 million animals in the United States, but land cover has changed during the interval of recovery. To address the relationship between deer densities and current land cover at regional scales, I applied random forests and extreme gradient boosting classifiers to model low and high deer density classes, at two differen...

FAO -2 weeks ago

Recarbonizing global soils – overview of practices for forestry, wetlands and urban soils

This technical manual presents different sustainable soil management practices at different scales and in different contexts. Volume 5 includes 24 practices that have a direct impact on soil organic carbon sequestration and maintenance in forestry, wetlands and urban soils....

FAO -2 weeks ago

Recarbonizing global soils – case studies for forestry, wetlands and urban soils management

This technical manual presents different sustainable soil management practices at different scales and in different contexts, supported by 30 case studies dealing with forestry, wetlands and urban soils management....

CBD -3 weeks ago

Mobilizing Wetlands Action: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands renews partnership with Danone

oday, the Convention on Wetlands and global food company Danone signed a new 3-year agreement to increase global visibility and understanding of wetlands among public and private sector decision-makers....

CBD -3 weeks ago

Wildfires threatening biodiversity in Brazil's Pantanal region

One year after devastating a huge portion of the ecosystem, wildfires are once again threatening the Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands which Brazil shares with Paraguay and Bolivia and where once again animals, including jaguars are being rescued - or fleeing - from the fires....

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Cost of wetlands: Free. Storm damage they prevent: $38 million per estuary.

Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and surrounding areas in the U.S. state of Louisiana this past Sunday, serving as a grim reminder of the power of coastal storms — which are predicted to increase as the climate crisis rolls onward. Scientists and engineers have known for some time that wetlands (such as dense mangroves, tree-studded […]...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Loss of forests turns up the heat, literally, on giant anteaters

Giant anteaters are native to the savannas of Central and South America. They forage in the open spaces of the mosaic of forests, grasslands and wetlands, and rest in the more sheltered and covered habitats. That latter part is important: A recently published study shows that giant anteaters are relatively poor regulators of their own […]...

USFS -1 month ago

Effects of land-use change and drought on decadal evapotranspiration and water balance of natural and managed forested wetlands along the southeastern US lower coastal plain

Forested wetlands are important in regulating regional hydrology and climate. However, long-term studies on the hydrologic impacts of converting natural forested wetlands to pine plantations are rare for the southern US. From 2005-2018, we quantified water cycling in two post-harvest and newly-planted loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) plantations (YP<sub>2���7</sub>, 2���7 yrs ol...

CBD -1 month ago

Piranhas and pink dolphins lure visitors to remote Lake Tarapoto

Pink dolphins, piranhas and black caiman. It sounds like the stuff of legend, but in fact they're the inhabitants of a protected wetlands system in the Amazon, home to thousands of rare animal species and fascinating tales of tribal gods turning men into dolphins....

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