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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cu...

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its...

timberbiz -3 days ago

IFA slams decision to cut univ...

the Institute of Foresters (IFA/AFG), the professional association representing some 1000 forest scientists, researchers and professional forest managers, has said that the almost one third cut to university funding of environmental studies courses is short sighted. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG Preside...

USFS -4 days ago

Rainfall correlates of bird po...

Long-term studies on the population dynamics of Neotropical bird communities have been primarily limited to Panama (see Karr et al. [1982] for a mainland site and Willis [1974] for Barro Colorado Island). An earlier paper (Faaborg 1982a) contained the first long-term population measurements from a W...

USFS -4 days ago

Riparian and groundwater-depen...

This assessment provides information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests. We summarized dominant riparian community types and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat. We used peer-reviewed literature, data from th...

Climate Change Adaptation


INBAR -2 weeks ago

Webinar | Harnessing the Poten...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. This webinar offers the opportunity to African experts to show the potential of...

INBAR -2 weeks ago

Webinar | Bamboo pulp, paper a...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world: a versatile and highl...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Growing Non-native Trees in Eu...

Abstract Purpose of Review Non-native tree species (NNT) raise a range of different associations and emotions—to many citizens they are just an exotic curiosity in parks, to many conservationists they are an evil to native ecosystems that ...

INBAR -2 weeks ago

Webinar: Bamboo pulp and paper...

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, or INBAR, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and rattan for inclusive, green development. We research and strengthen the global knowledge base for bamboo and rattan and raise awareness of their use for: ♣...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


USFS -3 days ago

i-Tree cool river: An open sou...

This method paper explains the i-Tree Cool River model algorithms for simulating the response of river water temperature to urban greening. The model captures the warming and cooling impacts of urban development and restoration through a water and energy budget. The water budget includes river inflo...

USFS -4 days ago

Riparian and groundwater-depen...

This assessment provides information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests. We summarized dominant riparian community types and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat. We used peer-reviewed literature, data from th...

Global Forest Coalition -5 days ago

Call for external services off...

Closing date for applications: October 27th, 2020 The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is a worldwide coalition of 112 Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, women’s rights groups and NGOs from 68 countries. We advocate for the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems through defending and pro...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Ground breaking mapping finds ...

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for ...

IPCC


timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Opinion: Young forests capture...

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 fight...

USFS -2 months ago

The role of predictive model d...

<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. How...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Opinion: Daryl Cochrane – Th...

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 bullyin...

timberbiz -4 months ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb lo...

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 G...

Forests & SDGs


IUFRO -6 days ago

Online Launch: GFEP Report: Fo...

According to the World Bank, 736 million people lived below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day in 2015. Around 75% of the poor inhabit rural areas, in many cases regions of high forest cover. A number of studies conclude that poor and vulnerable populations tend to concentrate in envi...

FAO -6 days ago

Forests, forest stakeholders k...

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires halting deforestation, protecting intact forests and restoring degraded forest landscapes – and an upsurge of action by communities, forest industries and responsible businesses provides the best hope of doing so....

FAO -2 weeks ago

Boosting Education for Greener...

With every new forest fire or flood, and with every new report on the loss of wildlife or increase in desertification, we are reminded that we urgently need greater attention and efforts to conserve and sustainably manage the world’s forests....

FAO -2 weeks ago

Better data, better decisions ...

Decisions based on data and analysis are often deemed to produce a better outcome and providing decision-makers with information is seen as an important development strategy. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals reinforces the importance of science-policy linkages. In the forestry secto...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -7 days ago

Researchers exploring ways to ...

A team of researchers from Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is exploring ways to give new life to downed timber that has been decimated by hurricanes. The body of research, coined “The Downed Timber Initiative,” aims to develop new methods of retrieving these fallen...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

25 million tonnes of waste woo...

A market study has revealed that more than 25 million tonnes of waste wood is generated in six European markets alone every year. About 30-35% of this comes from the construction and demolition of buildings while another 30% comes from wood processing industries: sawmills and other plants that proce...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Timberlink goes Danish with ma...

Timberlink Australia has selected Danish based Kallesoe Machinery A/S as its manufacturing equipment supplier for the company’s planned Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) plant. Source: Timberbiz Working alongside Timberlink, Kallesoe will supply and commission a turnkey ...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Overview of North American CLT...

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is becoming more widely available in North America. However, it has not yet achieved widespread use in construction in the United States because provisions for CLT have only recently been added to model building codes. For example, CLT was recognized for the first time i...

Wildfires


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cu...

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its...

FAO -2 weeks ago

Boosting Education for Greener...

With every new forest fire or flood, and with every new report on the loss of wildlife or increase in desertification, we are reminded that we urgently need greater attention and efforts to conserve and sustainably manage the world’s forests....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Forest fires engulf Syria and ...

Massive forest fires in war-torn Syria this week have killed at least two people and burned swaths of land, state media and officials said, as blazes also hit neighbouring Lebanon. Source: Al Jazeera Syrian state television on Saturday morning broadcast scenes from the affected areas, where firefigh...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Driving force of soil microbia...

Abstract Fires are an important factor impacting forest ecosystems of Daxing’anling and have a significant effect on soil microbial community structure. In this study, high-throughput sequencing for 16S rDNA and ITS rDNA were applied to analyze the changing characteristics and dr...

Wetlands


Mongabay -7 days ago

Fire burns Pantanal’s upland...

2020’s record Brazilian fires, which devastated the Pantanal wetlands, also reached the Amolar Mountains in recent weeks, a refuge for jaguars and other wildlife, and home to traditional Indigenous villagers....

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Singapore embarks on a million...

SINGAPORE — Languishing in the soft, silty mud, the living fossil looked as if it didn’t have a care in the world as it feasted on the fish left stranded in the tidal mangrove pools of the Sungei Buloh wetlands. However, the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) might have been a little less ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

The economic drivers of today...

  “The world is ablaze. Or so it seems, and the scenario is repeating itself every year now,” according to Dr François-Nicolas Robinne, of the University of Alberta’s Department of Renewable Resources, and Coordinator of IUFRO’s Fires: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity ...

IUFRO -3 weeks ago

Examining the Economic Drivers...

Examining the Economic Drivers of Wildfire: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Finance PDF for download “So far in 2020, the Western USA has been burning out of control, with California experiencing its largest fire in recorded history; over 20% of the Pantanal, one of the most biodivers...

Forest & Food Security


CIFOR -4 hours ago

Kenyan farmers can bank on tre...

World Agroforestry germplasm conserves genetic diversity Tree genebanks can make a valuable contribution to the food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in developing countries, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Food Security, examined the experiences of farmers in Ke...

timberbiz -3 days ago

IFA slams decision to cut univ...

the Institute of Foresters (IFA/AFG), the professional association representing some 1000 forest scientists, researchers and professional forest managers, has said that the almost one third cut to university funding of environmental studies courses is short sighted. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG Preside...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Bee aware of what proposed con...

The WA State Government has been warned potential future conversion of Western Australia’s native forest to reserve or national park, would cost the state millions through lost production. Source: Timberbiz Representatives from of the Forest Industries Federation of WA and the Bee Industry Council...

USFS -1 month ago

Dual roles of glutathione in s...

Widespread use of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) as pesticides and fungicides in agriculture is a major environmental concern. In the present study, soybean (Glycine max L.) was grown in Ag NP (0–62.5 mg kg<sup>−1</sup>)-amended soil with or without the addition of glutathione (GSH). ...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


USFS -3 days ago

Bioaccumulation of the pestici...

Neonicotinoids are one of the most widely used classes of insecticides in the world. The neonicotinoid imidacloprid is commonly applied to hemlock (Tsuga spp.) stands in eastern North America to reduce tree mortality from infestations of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA; Adelges tsugae). Whi...

USFS -3 days ago

A Multistage Stochastic Progra...

Emerald ash borer (EAB), a wood-boring insect native to Asia and invading North America,has killed untold millions of high-value ash trees that shade streets, homes, and parks and caused significant economic damage in cities of the United States. Local actions to reduce damage include surveillance t...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Seasonal variation in the leaf...

Publication date: 15 January 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 480Author(s): M.C. Morais, J.A. Cabral, B. Gonçalves...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Corrigendum to “The tortoise...

Publication date: 15 January 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 480Author(s): Lauren S. Pile, Lance Vickers, Michael Stambaugh, Calvin Norman, G. Geoff Wang...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -2 weeks ago

We can Build Back Better in Au...

Renewable forest industries in Australia and globally are ready to grow and play an even bigger role in the COVID-19 economic recovery. The Australian Forest Products Association has added its support to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Fores...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

AFPA applauds budget measures ...

The Federal Budget has been welcomed by the Australian Forest Products Association for its significant measures to support jobs, businesses, and manufacturing investment as Australia looks to kick-start the economy. Source: Timberbiz The Budget details a $65 million bushfire support package that wil...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Australia’s forest industrie...

A $1.9 billion investment package in new and emerging technologies has been announced by the Federal Government. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the investment package in future technologies to lower emissions would back jobs now and into the future, cut costs for households and improve the r...

SMY -2 months ago

Point of view: Finnish bioecon...

PISA didn’t only find a gem; it found a goldmine. Success at a systemic level is a far greater achievement […] The post Point of view: Finnish bioeconomy − the new PISA in the U.S. appeared first on Finnish Forest Association....

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Forico’s Simon Cook wins 202...

Sustainability Manager for Forico Simon Cook has won the 2020 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and internationally...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cu...

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its...

The Guardian -3 days ago

How an 'orchard renaissance' c...

Volunteers are reviving a legacy of fruit trees that stretches back to the Romans, hugely increasing biodiversity – and cider productionEvery autumn, cider maker Hawkes asks Londoners to donate apples to its cidery under the railway arches in Bermondsey, just south of Tower Bridge. In normal times...

The Guardian -3 days ago

Cider brewery swamped by apple...

Volunteers are reviving a legacy of fruit trees in the UK that stretches back to the Romans, hugely increasing biodiversity – and drinks productionEvery autumn, cider maker Hawkes asks Londoners to donate apples to its cidery under the railway arches in Bermondsey, just south of Tower Bridge. In n...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -3 days ago

Responsible Wood AGM and new b...

Delivering the keynote address at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, Senator Jonathon Duniam, the federal minister responsible for forestry, provided members with an update on the federal government’s initiatives in the forestry and the forest products sector. Source: Timberbiz Speaking at the R...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter – VicF...

The recent announcement of VicForests’ latest failed attempt to attain FSC Controlled Wood certification yet again spawned public recriminations that irrationally equate Victorian native forest timber production with corrupt, illegal, poorly regulated and unsustainable practices that are apparentl...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Correction and apology...

On 23 September we published an article regarding the Forest Stewardship Council of Australia (FSC). The article suggested that the FSC had refused to certify native forest operations. We accept the allegation as published by us is incorrect and that native forest operations have been certified in a...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

VicForests’ response to medi...

VicForests has responded to media criticism attacking its failure to be granted FSC status. VicForests reported last week results from an audit taken in November last year, but that was not completed because of the impacts of the coronavirus, remaining challenges arising from last summer’s bushfir...

Forests & Water


CIFOR -8 hours ago

Session 1: Climate, soil, wate...

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USFS -3 days ago

i-Tree cool river: An open sou...

This method paper explains the i-Tree Cool River model algorithms for simulating the response of river water temperature to urban greening. The model captures the warming and cooling impacts of urban development and restoration through a water and energy budget. The water budget includes river inflo...

USFS -3 days ago

Bioaccumulation of the pestici...

Neonicotinoids are one of the most widely used classes of insecticides in the world. The neonicotinoid imidacloprid is commonly applied to hemlock (Tsuga spp.) stands in eastern North America to reduce tree mortality from infestations of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA; Adelges tsugae). Whi...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Fortress accessed by a floatin...

A unique “floating” bridge spans Pielekenswater in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, with a design inspired by the work of Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn, who built the 18th century Revelijn op den Zoom fortress in the same location. Source: Timberbiz Ro Koster and Ad Kil of Berge...

Forest Loss


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Daisugi – the platform cedar...

Sometime in 15th century Japan, a horticulture technique called daisugi was developed in Kyoto. Written as 台杉 and literally meaning platform cedar, the technique resulted in a tree that resembled an open palm with multiple trees growing out if it, perfectly vertical. Sources: Spoon & Tamago,...

Mongabay -3 days ago

‘Zero-deforestation’ paper...

JAKARTA — Activists have slammed one of the world’s biggest pulp and paper companies for clearing peatland in Indonesia despite its zero-deforestation pledge. They say Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) should have restored the previously burned area instead of cultiva...

timberbiz -3 days ago

New Indonesian job creation la...

On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. Seven out of nine parties supported the bill, which is over 1000 pages long and amends 79 existing laws. Meant to facilitate investment by adding more flexibility to the labour market and cutting bureaucracy, the la...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter – VicF...

The recent announcement of VicForests’ latest failed attempt to attain FSC Controlled Wood certification yet again spawned public recriminations that irrationally equate Victorian native forest timber production with corrupt, illegal, poorly regulated and unsustainable practices that are apparentl...

REDD+


UN-REDD Programme -4 days ago

Capacity building and Land tit...

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UN-REDD Programme -7 days ago

Protection of Lemurs and Sloth...

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FAO -2 weeks ago

Better data, better decisions ...

Decisions based on data and analysis are often deemed to produce a better outcome and providing decision-makers with information is seen as an important development strategy. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals reinforces the importance of science-policy linkages. In the forestry secto...

UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

Rural Women-French version...

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Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Hawke’s Bay $6m rail stopped...

A Hawke’s Bay railway line that cost millions to resurrect ran for just one-week before Covid-19 stopped it dead in its tracks. The return of the Napier-Wairoa line was promised as a saviour for Hawke’s Bay and the forestry industry. Sources: Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Herald Now Kiw...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter – VicF...

The recent announcement of VicForests’ latest failed attempt to attain FSC Controlled Wood certification yet again spawned public recriminations that irrationally equate Victorian native forest timber production with corrupt, illegal, poorly regulated and unsustainable practices that are apparentl...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

The economic drivers of today...

  “The world is ablaze. Or so it seems, and the scenario is repeating itself every year now,” according to Dr François-Nicolas Robinne, of the University of Alberta’s Department of Renewable Resources, and Coordinator of IUFRO’s Fires: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity ...

timberbiz -3 months ago

New NT body formed to represen...

A new body representing forestry has been formed in the Northern Territory. Forest Industry Association Northern Territory represents all major forestry enterprises in the Northern Territory, which produces around $115 million worth of timber products annually, employs around 170 people directly, an...

Forests & People


-7 years ago

REDD monitor news: Indigenous ...

By Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com, 12 September 2013 | 150 years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest ...

-7 years ago

Indigenous people of Honduras ...

Mongabay: One-hundred and fifty years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest along the Caribbean Coa...

-10 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Man...

"Expectations and understanding of best practice in sustainable forest management have evolved over the past years. It is therefore the responsibility of PEFC as the world's largest forest certification organization to integrate these changes into its international Sustainability Benchmarks," said B...

-11 years ago

Standards Revision Workshop Fo...

"How we deal with our growth, in terms of new cultures, the issues of climate change, indigenous peoples, and tropical forests will determine in large part how we will be judged 10 years from today", remarked William Street, PEFC Chairman, at a recent meeting, highlighting the importance of social i...

Landscape Restoration


Elsevier -2 days ago

The snag’s the limit: Habita...

Publication date: 15 January 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 480Author(s): Lorelle Sherman, Joan Hagar...

USFS -3 days ago

i-Tree cool river: An open sou...

This method paper explains the i-Tree Cool River model algorithms for simulating the response of river water temperature to urban greening. The model captures the warming and cooling impacts of urban development and restoration through a water and energy budget. The water budget includes river inflo...

USFS -3 days ago

Spatially explicit reconstruct...

Megafires are large wildfires that occur under extreme weather conditions and produce mixed burn severities across diverse environmental gradients. Assessing megafire effects requires data covering large spatiotemporal extents, which are difficult to collect from field inventories. Remote sensing pr...

USFS -4 days ago

Riparian and groundwater-depen...

This assessment provides information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests. We summarized dominant riparian community types and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat. We used peer-reviewed literature, data from th...

Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Hawke’s Bay $6m rail stopped...

A Hawke’s Bay railway line that cost millions to resurrect ran for just one-week before Covid-19 stopped it dead in its tracks. The return of the Napier-Wairoa line was promised as a saviour for Hawke’s Bay and the forestry industry. Sources: Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Herald Now Kiw...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Forico’s Simon Cook wins 202...

Sustainability Manager for Forico Simon Cook has won the 2020 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and internationally...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cu...

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Responsible Wood AGM and new b...

Delivering the keynote address at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, Senator Jonathon Duniam, the federal minister responsible for forestry, provided members with an update on the federal government’s initiatives in the forestry and the forest products sector. Source: Timberbiz Speaking at the R...

Payments for Environmental Services


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cu...

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Atlantic trends can predict Am...

For the first time, researchers have developed a model capable of anticipating drought periods in the Amazon up to 18 months in advance. The study was conducted by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), in Germany, as part of the Tipping Points in the Earth System (...

USFS -3 days ago

Bioaccumulation of the pestici...

Neonicotinoids are one of the most widely used classes of insecticides in the world. The neonicotinoid imidacloprid is commonly applied to hemlock (Tsuga spp.) stands in eastern North America to reduce tree mortality from infestations of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA; Adelges tsugae). Whi...

USFS -3 days ago

Spatially explicit reconstruct...

Megafires are large wildfires that occur under extreme weather conditions and produce mixed burn severities across diverse environmental gradients. Assessing megafire effects requires data covering large spatiotemporal extents, which are difficult to collect from field inventories. Remote sensing pr...

Palm Oil & Plantations


The Guardian -1 month ago

Malaysian prisoners may face '...

Shortage of foreign workers behind plan by producers to employ inmates as a stopgap measurePrisoners are expected to be put to work on Malaysia’s giant palm oil plantations to make up for an acute labour shortage heightened by the coronavirus pandemic.But workers’ rights experts have warned that...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Vic timber transition plan lab...

The Victorian Government’s native timber transition plan has been labelled a sham after Labor walked away from establishing hardwood plantations. During State Parliament this week the Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath pushed Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes for answer...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Oil palm plantations in Sumatr...

JAKARTA — Newly published research has linked the spread of oil palm and rubber plantations across a wetland area of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island to worsening floods in the region. The analysis, published in August in the journal Ecology and Society, shows that “the observed and measured increas...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Oil palm plantations in Sumatr...

JAKARTA — Newly published research has linked the spread of oil palm and rubber plantations across a watershed area of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island to worsening floods in the region. The analysis, published in August in the journal Ecology and Society, shows that “the observed and measured incre...

Forests & Sustainable Development


IUFRO -6 days ago

Online Launch: GFEP Report: Fo...

According to the World Bank, 736 million people lived below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day in 2015. Around 75% of the poor inhabit rural areas, in many cases regions of high forest cover. A number of studies conclude that poor and vulnerable populations tend to concentrate in envi...

FAO -6 days ago

Forests, forest stakeholders k...

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires halting deforestation, protecting intact forests and restoring degraded forest landscapes – and an upsurge of action by communities, forest industries and responsible businesses provides the best hope of doing so....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Collaborative Partnership of F...

Forests and tree landscapes should be at the heart of building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic for a more resilient and sustainable future, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) said. Source: Timberbiz In a joint statement released at the margins of FAO’s Committee on F...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FAO says sustainable forestry ...

  A sustainable forest sector lies at the heart of COVID-19 recovery plans that seek to build back better, senior executives from the forest industry said in a statement released for the Food & Agriculture Organisation’s Committee on Forestry. Source: Timberbiz FAO’s Advisory Committee ...

Forest Reporting


USFS -3 days ago

User guide for the national Fo...

Scientists and natural resource managers use bioindicators for overcoming the limitations of instrument-based monitoring networks. Low sampling costs make lichen bioindicators an invaluable tool for detecting finer scaled patterns in air quality than can be detected using instruments. Between 1989 a...

Forest Ecosystems -3 days ago

Improving precision of field i...

We contrast a new continuous approach (CA) for estimating plot-level above-ground biomass (AGB) in forest inventories with the current approach of estimating AGB exclusively from the tree-level AGB predicted f......

USFS -3 days ago

Spatially explicit reconstruct...

Megafires are large wildfires that occur under extreme weather conditions and produce mixed burn severities across diverse environmental gradients. Assessing megafire effects requires data covering large spatiotemporal extents, which are difficult to collect from field inventories. Remote sensing pr...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter – VicF...

The recent announcement of VicForests’ latest failed attempt to attain FSC Controlled Wood certification yet again spawned public recriminations that irrationally equate Victorian native forest timber production with corrupt, illegal, poorly regulated and unsustainable practices that are apparentl...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -3 days ago

New Indonesian job creation la...

On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. Seven out of nine parties supported the bill, which is over 1000 pages long and amends 79 existing laws. Meant to facilitate investment by adding more flexibility to the labour market and cutting bureaucracy, the la...

Elsevier -6 days ago

Research trends: Responsibiliz...

Publication date: December 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 121Author(s): Irmeli Mustalahti, Arun Agrawal...

IISD -2 weeks ago

SDGs-aligned Voluntary Standar...

The report tracks the extent to which sustainable practices promoted by VSS align with SDG targets, and finds that 200 or more VSS are linked to SDG 2, SDG 8, SDG 11, and SDG 12. Three SDGs have few or no links to VSS: SDG 13, SDG 14, and SDG 17. The report concludes VSS can contribute to a stronger...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

John Simon retires from Forest...

  After eight years as a director, and five years as chairman, John Simon has advised that he plans to retire from the Forest and Wood Products board. Mr Simon said that next year FWPA would undertake a major refresh of its strategic direction, and that, in his view, it was important that the n...

Forest Bioenergy


CIFOR -4 days ago

The secret of tamanu oil...

Scientists from the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Environment’s Research and Development Agency (FORDA), Indonesia’s Mulawarman University, Sriwijaya University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assess socioeconomic and environmental benefits of agroforestry syst...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Tas demonstration site to plan...

A Landscape Demonstration Site Program launched in Tasmania will help plant 212 hectares of shelterbelts and woodlots on seven Tasmanian farms over the next year. Source: Timberbiz The $600,000 initiative is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments through Private Forests Tasmania....

timberbiz -5 days ago

Tas demonstration program to p...

A Landscape Demonstration Site Program launched in Tasmania will help plant 212 hectares of shelterbelts and woodlots on seven Tasmanian farms over the next year. Source: Timberbiz The $600,000 initiative is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments through Private Forests Tasmania....

INBAR -2 weeks ago

Webinar | Harnessing the Poten...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. This webinar offers the opportunity to African experts to show the potential of...

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Bush Fire Commission on the cu...

The Bush Fire Royal Commission must not simply audit and implement the last 58 inquiries, reviews and Royal Commissions on the issue, if it wants to see meaningful forest management in Australia according to the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz On the eve of the Commission bringing down its...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Updated forest practices code ...

The Forest Practices Authority (FPA)has officially released its updated forest practices code and a training guide for forestry contractors. The FPA-hosted launch event was attended by Resources Minister Guy Barnett, who described wood like the “ultimate renewable” resource championed by...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Forty-nine NSW firefighters re...

Forty-nine Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters honed their skills recently in a five-day training camp at Mt Seaview Resort near Wauchope in preparation for the fire season ahead. Source: Timberbiz Staff from the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Far North Coast, North Coast, Bathurst and Pilliga Forest...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Greens out to end all forestry...

The Tasmanian forest industry’s new peak body has raised concerns that the Bob Brown Foundation’s legal action, if successful, will totally destroy forestry across all tenures (public and private land), including native forests and plantations, in the state. Source: Timberbiz “What we are seei...

Entomology


The Guardian -3 hours ago

Tree of the week: ‘They say ...

A sinister rumour is attached to this noble tree in Nottingham, but for the city’s young adults with disabilities, it represents something much more joyousSince Ian Jenkins started as a support worker at the Martin Jackaman Centre, a social care centre for adults with disabilities in Aspley, Notti...

CIFOR -4 hours ago

Kenyan farmers can bank on tre...

World Agroforestry germplasm conserves genetic diversity Tree genebanks can make a valuable contribution to the food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in developing countries, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Food Security, examined the experiences of farmers in Ke...

The Guardian -4 hours ago

Country diary: into the woods ...

Coed y Cwm, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion: The deep leaf litter beneath my feet soaks up other sounds, creating an acoustic like that of a softly furnished libraryThe three families of swallows that nested in the abandoned stone shed on the edge of the farm have long since departed, leaving the lane quiet...

Mongabay -6 hours ago

South Korea’s move away from...

MANILA — State-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will be cleaning up its widely criticized overseas coal energy investments, putting in limbo two projects in the pipeline in the Philippines and South Africa. In a state audit on Oct. 15, KEPCO president Kim Jong-gap said the company will...

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