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USFS -5 days ago

Nitrogen cycling responses to simulated emerald ash borer infestation in Fraxinus nigra-dominated wetlands

Understanding short- and long-term responses of forest nutrient cycling to disturbance is vital to predicting future forest function. Mortality of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) due to emerald ash borer [EAB, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)] invasion is likely to alter ecosystem processes within infested stands throughout North America. In particular, the loss of Fraxinus nigra (black ash...

CBD -5 days ago

Cyprus wetlands in danger of being destroyed by climate change

Cyprus wetlands are in danger of being destroyed due to climate change, with the Mediterranean region being described as the hot spot of the hotspots where rising temperature and water levels are more than dramatic, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday....

EFETAC -6 days ago

Coastal Forests Face Rising Sea Levels, Increased Salinity

Ghost forests aren’t some spooky legend. They’re patches of dead and dying trees that haunt the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia where sea levels are rising and land is sinking. USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service scientists are working with partners across the coastal plain to understand where these watery […]...

CIFOR -7 days ago


For almost a decade, CIFOR has led a research portfolio on the roles of wetlands (peatlands and mangroves) in climate... The post Scientist appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Springer -2 weeks ago

A fine-scale assessment of the ecosystem service-disservice dichotomy in the context of urban ecosystems affected by alien plant invasions

Abstract Background Natural resources within and around urban landscapes are under increasing pressure from ongoing urbanisation, and management efforts aimed at ensuring the sustainable provision of ecosystem services (ES) are an important response. Given the limited resources available for assessing urban ES in many cities, practic...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in southwest Washington

The Southwest Washington Adaptation Partnership (SWAP) was developed to identify climate change issues relevant for resource management in southwest Washington, specifically on Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This science-management partnership assessed the vulnerability of natural resources to climate change and developed adaptation options that minimize negative impacts of climate change on res...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests

New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially increasing atmospheric CO2 and methane through burn events and farming, according to geographical research....

IISD -2 months ago

The Nature Conservancy, Amazon Launch Fund to Scale Up Natural Climate Solutions

The Nature Conservancy and Amazon have launched a project, committing USD 100 million to restore and protect the world’s forests, wetlands and peatlands. The ‘Right Now Climate Fund’ will contribute to Amazon’s efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its business ten years ahead of the 2050 target set in the Paris Agreement....

CIFOR -2 months ago

Forest tenure, wetlands and more: CIFOR at IUFRO

The air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, they all depend on the world’s forests. You may not aware of it, but forests and trees provide a wide range of benefits to people, both in rural communities and urban centers worldwide. The benefits span from environmental, social and even cultural aspects. Thus, the conservation and sustainable management of forests and trees are close...

USFS -2 months ago

Hydrogeomorphic controls on soil carbon composition in two classes of subalpine wetlands

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) classes likely regulate the cycling, storage and vulnerabilities of wetland soil C stocks. To determine ...

USFS -2 months ago

Mapping Mountain Peatlands and Wet Meadows Using Multi-Date, Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Wetlands (called bofedales in the Andes of Peru) are abundant and important components of many mountain ecosystems across the globe. They provide many benefits including water storage, high quality habitat, pasture, nutrient sinks and transformations, and carbon storage. The remote and rugged setting of mountain wetlands creates challenges for mapping, typically leading to misclassification and un...

USFS -2 months ago

Topographic Metrics for Improved Mapping of Forested Wetlands

We investigated the predictive strength of forested wetland maps produced using digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and multiple topographic metrics, including multiple topographic wetness indices (TWIs), a TWI enhanced to incorporate information on water outlets, normalized relief, and hybrid TWI/relief in the Coastal Plain of Maryland. LiDAR DEM ...

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