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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

ETFRN -18 hours ago

Call for contributions ETFRN News 60: Restoring African drylands

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look at how to ensure smallholder and community participation and financing, while assessing the myriad ro...

EFETAC -18 hours ago

Genetics of Shortleaf and Longleaf Pine in Seed Orchards

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) and longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems have been dwindling for decades. Restoration is a huge priority for the USDA Forest Service, the Longleaf Pine Alliance, the Shortleaf Pine Initiative, and many others. Restoration requires seed, and on National Forest System lands the seed comes from USDA Forest Service seed orchards. The […]...

Elsevier -20 hours ago

The role of smallholder woodlots in global restoration pledges – Lessons from Tanzania

Publication date: June 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 115Author(s): Niwaeli E. Kimambo, Jessica L'Roe, Lisa Naughton-Treves, Volker C. Radeloff...

USFS -5 days ago

Climate associations with headwater streamflow in managed forests over 16 years and projections of future dry headwater stream channels

Integrating climate-smart principles into riparian and upland forest management can facilitate effective and efficient land use and conservation planning. Emerging values of forested headwater streams can help forge these links, yet climate effects on headwaters are little studied. We assessed associations of headwater discontinuous streams with climate metrics, watershed size, and forest-harvest ...

iForest -5 days ago

Research Articles: Using field and nursery treatments to establish Quercus suber seedlings in Mediterranean degraded shrubland

Muñoz-Rengifo J, Chirino E, Cerdán V, Martínez J, Fosado O, Vilagrosa AUSING FIELD AND NURSERY TREATMENTS TO ESTABLISH QUERCUS SUBER SEEDLINGS IN MEDITERRANEAN DEGRADED SHRUBLANDAbstract: Cork oak (Quercus suber L.) is a suitable species for restoring Mediterranean ecosystems due to its capacity to resprout after wildfires and its economic importance for the use of cork. Several studies have fo...

USFS -6 days ago

Effects of restoration and fire on habitats and populations of western hummingbirds: A literature review

To inform future restoration efforts, we reviewed the known effects of fire and habitat management and restoration on hummingbirds in four key habitat types in North America. We examined seven species that most commonly occur west of the Rocky Mountains: Rufous (Selasphorus rufus), Calliope (Selasphorus calliope), Broad-tailed (Selasphorus platycercus), Costa’s (Calypte costae), Black-chinned (A...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Natural forest regeneration: A good choice for biodiversity

How can forest restoration support biodiversity in the 21st century?...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Fire regimes and structural changes in oak-pine forests of the Mogollon Highlands ecoregion: Implications for ecological restoration

Publication date: 1 June 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 465Author(s): David W. Huffman, M. Lisa Floyd, Dustin P. Hanna, Joseph E. Crouse, Peter Z. Fulé, Andrew J. Sánchez Meador, Judith D. Springer...

EFETAC -2 weeks ago

Workshop on Shortleaf Pine in the Southern Appalachians

On March 3 and 4, 2020, about 25 silviculturists, foresters, fire management officers, timber specialists, and other USDA Forest Service experts gathered for a two-day workshop on shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata). In the southern Appalachians, shortleaf pine restoration is a major priority for national forests and others. The species has an extensive range but its […]...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Phytophthora pathogens threaten rare habitats and conservation plantings

Phytophthora pathogens are damaging native wildland vegetation including plants in restoration areas and botanic gardens. The infestations threaten some plants already designated as endangered and degrade high-value habitats. Pathogens are being introduced primarily via container plant nursery stock and, once established, they can spread to adjacent areas where plant species not previously exposed...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Compound disease and wildfire disturbances alter opportunities for seedling regeneration in resprouter‐dominated forests

Human-altered disturbance regimes and changing climatic conditions can reduce seed availability and suitable microsites, limiting seedling regeneration in recovering forest systems. Thus, resprouting plants, which can persist in situ, are expected to expand in dominance in many disturbance-prone forests. However, resprouters may also be challenged by changing regimes, and the mechanisms determinin...

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