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timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Ross Hampton takes his chair on the FOA Advisory Council

Incoming Chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s forestry advisory council, Ross Hampton, says the world’s renewable timber and forestry sectors must be turbo-charged if we are to have any chance of achieving the global goal of ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’. Source: Timberbiz Mr Hampton, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association, has just been...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Effects of Climate Change on Invasive Species

Mean surface temperatures have increased globally by ~0.7 °C per century since 1900 and 0.16 °C per decade since 1970 (Levinson and Fettig 2014). Most of this warming is believed to result from increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activity. Temperature increases have been greater in winter than in summer, and there is a tendency for these increases to be ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

WWF confused over deforestation in Australia claims IFA

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon said. “It is important that land clearing or deforestation that converts forests to other land uses s...

The Guardian -1 month ago

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisisThe planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven’t grasped the urgen...

CBD -2 months ago

Relying on forests to achieve net zero targets not a good idea, and scientists agree

The demands for 'net zero' emissions have gained momentum in the past couple of years following The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018. The report had concluded that global emissions needed to reach net zero around mid-century to give a reasonable chance of limiting warming to 1.5ºC....

USFS -2 months ago

Integration of remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests: Methods and guidance from the Global Forest Observations Initiative, Edition 3.0

The GFOI MGD provides practical advice related to the development of a National Forest Monitoring System to help meet national and international reporting requirements by: providing user-friendly guidance for linking UNFCCC decisions with IPCC guidance; focusing on how remotely sensed and ground-based data can be effectively combined to improve estimation of predominately forest related GHG emissi...

Springer -3 months ago

What might it cost to increase soil organic carbon using no-till on U.S. cropland?

Abstract Background Existing research provides estimates of the biophysical potential for increasing soil organic carbon (SOC) stock, however additional research is needed to enhance our understanding of the economic potential for agricultural soils to offset or help reduce CO2 emissions. This study derives the marginal cost to incre...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Tas doctors dabble in bushfire control; leave it to foresters says IFA

The IFA/AFG has responded to a group of Tasmanian doctors’ public letter calling for Premier Peter Gutwein to end the harvesting of native forests. Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers (IFA/AFG) President Bob Gordon said the importance of trusted specialists in the community influencing public opinion within their own areas of expertise was recognised. Source: Timber...

timberbiz -5 months ago

Opinion: Young forests capture carbon quicker than previously thought

There’s increasing recognition of how nature can help tackle the climate crisis. From protecting standing forests to planting new trees, forests offer significant climate mitigation benefits. Now, new research shows that letting forests regrow on their own could be a secret weapon to fighting climate change. Source: Nancy Harris, Susan Cook-Patton, David Gibbs, Kristine Lister Experts ...

USFS -6 months ago

The role of predictive model data in designing mangrove forest carbon programs

<p>Estimating baseline carbon stocks is a key step in designing forest carbon programs. While field inventories are resource-demanding, advances in predictive modeling are now providing globally coterminous datasets of carbon stocks at high spatial resolutions that may meet this data need. However, it remains unknown how well baseline carbon stock estimates derived from model data compare ag...

timberbiz -7 months ago

Opinion: Daryl Cochrane – The inconvenient facts of forestry

Mark Twain said: “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has even gotten out of bed”. Rural Australians, the true conservationists, the providers of the necessities of life that live a life of integrity, are now under attack. Environmentalism, the planned and executed bullying of rural Australians that are the epitome of our unique spirit, our character, our true wealth. Ou...

timberbiz -8 months ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb locking native forestry

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 says Tasmania remained Australia’s only carbon-neutral state or ter...

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