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Ecological and Habitat Restoration


WRI -21 hours ago

RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration

RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration17 countries commit to restoring degraded lands to help the region achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (June 18, 2019)— Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean reinforced today their commitment to restore degraded landscapes that are key for sustained economic growt...

IISD -2 days ago

GEF’s Newly Adopted Work Program to Deliver Transformational Change in Food Systems, Land, Forests

The 56th meeting of the GEF Council adopted the largest-ever Work Program, featuring four Impact Programs designed to bring about transformational change in: food systems, land use, and restoration; Amazon forests; Congo Basin forests; and dryland landscapes. A consultation with civil society, which took place prior to the Council meeting, highlighted practical experiences and lessons learned with...

EFETAC -2 days ago

Promoting Forest Health in Kentucky

Most bourbon whiskey is made in Kentucky, and federal law requires all bourbon to be aged in white oak barrels. USDA Forest Service researchers and partners are teaming up to advance the sustainability and restoration of white oak resources across the South. This research, along with forest health research on the American chestnut and other […]...

USFS -2 days ago

A subcontinental analysis of forest fragmentation effects on insect and disease invasion

The influences of human and physical factors on species invasions have been extensively examined by ecologists across many regions. However, how habitat fragmentation per se may affect forest insect and disease invasion has not been well studied, especially the related patterns over regional or subcontinental scales. Here, using national survey data on forest pest richness and fragmentation data a...

USFS -2 days ago

Improving ecological restoration to curb biotic invasion—a practical guide

Common practices for invasive species control and management include physical, chemical, and biological approaches. The first two approaches have clear limitations and may lead to unintended (negative) consequences, unless carefully planned and implemented. For example, physical removal rarely completely eradicates the targeted invasive species and can cause disturbances that facilitate new invasi...

Elsevier -5 days ago

A forestry-based PES mechanism for enhancing the sustainability of Chilika Lake through reduced siltation loading

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Ram RanjanAbstractLakes provide significant ecological and economic benefits to society. However, they are prone to over-exploitation and degradation. In this paper, we address the challenge of protecting Chilika Lake in India from heavy siltation caused by land degradation in its catchment areas. Community l...

CBD -6 days ago

Drones deployed to monitor Brazil forest growth

[SÃO PAULO] Measuring the height of Brazil's towering rainforests can be a tall order. But an international team of researchers say they are working together to turn unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, into efficient, low-cost data collectors that can monitor the progress of forest restoration....

Elsevier -6 days ago

Woody debris in treefall gaps shelters palatable plant species from deer browsing, in an old-growth temperate forest

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): Henry D. Whyte, Christopher H. LuskAbstractA major issue in the management of New Zealand’s remaining native forests is the extent to which the presence of introduced deer is compatible with national conservation and ecosystem restoration goals. Deer greatly reduce the abundance of their preferred plan...

CIFOR -7 days ago

Pineapples and peatlands

Restoration, replanting and recovered hope...

ITTO -7 days ago

Workshop helps develop guidelines on restoring forest landscapes

An expert workshop held in early June provided crucial inputs to the development of guidelines on tropical forest landscape restoration (FLR). About 25 FLR specialists met in Lüderenalp, Switzerland, over three days of intensive debate and constructive dialogue....

ITTO -7 days ago

Workshop helps develop guidelines on restoring forest landscapes in the tropics

An expert workshop held in early June provided crucial inputs to the development of guidelines on tropical forest landscape restoration (FLR). About 25 FLR specialists met in Lüderenalp, Switzerland, over three days of intensive debate and constructive dialogue....

Elsevier -7 days ago

Active management promotes plant diversity in lowland forests: A landscape-scale experiment with two types of clearings

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): Vojtěch Lanta, Ondřej Mudrák, Pierre Liancourt, Michael Bartoš, Zuzana Chlumská, Miroslav Dvorský, Zuzana Pusztaiová, Zuzana Münzbergová, Pavel Sebek, Lukáš Čížek, Jiří DoležalAbstractForestry intensification in Central European lowland forests leads to a substantial increase in canopy c...