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Wetlands


CIFOR -21 hours ago

Scientific Consultant

As Indonesia ranks among the world’s top holders of high-carbon reservoir tropical wetlands, a major area for improvement in its... The post Scientific Consultant appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Silviculture and forested wetlands of the southeast United States: an introduction to the special feature

The papers in this Special Feature are the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the wetland and forestry communities, with the goal of fostering open dialogue regarding the interaction between forestry operations and forested wetlands in the Coastal Plain of the southeast U.S. Many misunderstandings exist between these two communities. These misunderstanding are partially caused by a l...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Are sinking soils in the Everglades related to climate change?

Characterized by alligators, airboats, and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area's role in Florida's tourism industry, the Everglades play a significant part in protecting our environment-through carbon sequestration....

USFS -3 weeks ago

Advances in understanding the ecology of invasive crop insect pests and their impact on IPM

Invasive species remain one of the greatest threats to the productivity and sustainability of agriculture, forests, prairies and wetlands (Lovett et al., 2016; Paini et al., 2016). By definition these species are alien (i.e. non-native) to some ecosystems in which they now occur. In their adventive geographic range, they lack co-evolutionary history with the native flora and fauna. As a result, ho...

CBD -1 month ago

Wetlands will keep up with sea level rise to offset climate change

Coastal wetlands provide stunning views and are hosts to a vast biodiversity. But they provide another service to the warming Earth: they capture carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in their sediment at high rates. In the United States alone, coastal wetlands can offset the yearly carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 cars. But as sea level rises with climate change, will coastal wetlands ...

CBD -1 month ago

N.S. won't protect land with 'globally rare' ecosystem that company eyes for golf resort

In the tiny community of Little Harbour on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore sits 285 hectares of coastal Crown land known as Owls Head provincial park. The name is misleading: it's not actually a provincial park and there are no obvious markings or trails to enter the coastal barrens and wetlands....

CBD -1 month ago

Biodiversity has substantially changed in one of largest and most biodiverse Mediterranean wetlands

The Camargue area in France has now a lot less grasshopper, cricket, locust, dragonfly, and amphibian species than 40 years ago. On the other hand, there are more birds and vascular plants, some of them considered as new and highly invasive species....

USFS -1 month ago

Changes in wetlands on nonfederal rural land of the conterminous United States from 1982 to 1987

Recent wetland area trends were estimated from the National Resources Inventory (NRI) for nonfederal rural lands for the period 1982-1987. NRI-based estimates of wetland area for states comprising the conterminous United States were highly correlated with estimates made by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and with estimates of coastal salt marsh wetlands made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheri...

USFS -1 month ago

Forested wetland area and distribution: A detailed look at the South

Debate over the classification, protection, and management of forested wetlands has intensified in recent years. Federal agencies have classified US wetlands in various manners, leading to frequent protests by groups favoring more or less stringent criteria. In addition, wetland issues have faced an evolving scope of federal water pollution laws applying to wetland regulation; a unified federal we...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Effect of simulated emerald ash borer infestation on nitrogen cycling in black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands in northern Minnesota, USA

Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 458Author(s): Alan J.Z. Toczydlowski, Robert A. Slesak, Randall K. Kolka, Rodney T. Venterea, Anthony W. D'Amato, Brian J. PalikAbstractBlack ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emer...

CBD -2 months ago

Why Are Butterflies Important To The Ecosystem?

There are more than 28,000 species of butterflies throughout the world. These insects live and breed in diverse habitats such as the mangroves, salt marshes, lowland forested areas, wetlands, mountain zones, and in grasslands. Butterflies tend to be habitat-specific meaning that some of the species will only be found in specific places such as only in the coastal areas or only in the mountain zone...

ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Natural ecosystems protect against climate change

The identification of natural carbon sinks and understanding how they work is critical if humans are to mitigate global climate change. Tropical coastal wetlands are considered important but, so far, there is little data to show the benefits. This study showed that mangrove ecosystems need to be conserved and restored as part of the battle against rising carbon levels in the atmosphere....

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