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Forests and Climate Change


NYT -yesterday

“En la Amazonía no hay ley...

Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático....

NYT -yesterday

‘En la Amazonía no hay ley...

Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático....

Elsevier -2 days ago

Diverse responses of radial gr...

Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Wenqing Li, Yuan Jiang, Manyu Dong, Enzai Du, Zijian Zhou, Shoudong Zhao, Hui XuAbstractIn the context of rapid warming, a better understanding of the spatially varying growth-climate responses of widel...

Elsevier -2 days ago

Contrasting patterns of natura...

Publication date: 1 February 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 457Author(s): Michal Synek, Pavel Janda, Martin Mikoláš, Thomas A. Nagel, Jonathan S. Schurman, Joseph L. Pettit, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Robert C. Morrissey, Radek Bače, Vojtěch Čada, Peter Brang, Harald Bugmann, Kreši...

Climate Change Adaptation


IISD -3 days ago

COP 25 Side Event Promotes Oce...

The Ocean and Climate Platform was established at COP 21 as a multi-stakeholder coalition working on the science-policy interface. The Platform’s recommendations provide policymakers and stakeholders with accessible and reliable solutions and measures to conserve oceans, and focus on mitigation, a...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Contrasts in xylem hydraulics ...

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Xue-Wei Gong, Jing-Jing Guo, De-Ming Jiang, Xue-Hua Li, Fabian G. Scholz, Sandra J. Bucci, Guillermo Goldstein, Guang-You HaoAbstractDominating sand-fixing shrubs play crucial roles in the stabilization...

timberbiz -3 days ago

UN Climate Change Conference ...

PEFC will have an important role to play on the fourth day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, currently underway in Madrid. Today is set to be devoted to analysing the role of forests in the face of climate change. Source: Timberbiz In addition to the negotiations on the reduction of carbon...

CBD -3 days ago

Climate adaptation could make ...

As communities around the globe, especially those in poorer regions, are suffering increasingly from the negative impacts of climate change, the importance of climate adaptation is becoming more apparent....

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


CIFOR -21 hours ago

Peatland potential untapped in...

Restoration and conservation contribute to nature-based solutions ...

Elsevier -22 hours ago

Could canopy, bark, and leaf l...

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Emily Babl, Heather D. Alexander, Courtney M. Siegert, John L. WillisAbstractShade-tolerant, fire-intolerant tree species are expanding in historically oak-dominated landscapes in the central and easter...

USFS -3 days ago

Know your watershed and know y...

Stormwater run-off is an important component of the hydrologic cycle of urban watersheds. There is increasing concern with the water quality of stormwater run-off, in addition to the effects of flooding. Changes in the structure of watersheds and in human behavior are important to improve stormwater...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Post-fire regeneration of enda...

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Denyse A. Dawe, Vernon S. Peters, Mike D. FlanniganAbstractLimber pine (Pinus flexilis), an understudied tree species important to montane and subalpine ecosystems, is listed as endangered in Alberta. D...

IPCC


timberbiz -4 weeks ago

AFPA says Labor decision at od...

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres acro...

CBD -1 month ago

Farmers could help solve the c...

When the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) land use report was released by the United nations in 2000, cities like Copenhagen and countries like Costa Rica did not yet have public decrees to become carbon neutral....

CBD -2 months ago

The IPCC's Special Report on C...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019....

CBD -2 months ago

Urgency of climate change may ...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report last week warning of the mounting effects of global warming on the seas, increasing temperatures and acidification, and on the world's melting ice. It noted the potential dangers from sea level rise, water shortages in gl...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -3 days ago

Report Maps SDGs to Non-Tariff...

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the UN Conference on Trade and Development published their biennial report on trade developments in the region. The report highlights that non-tariff measures - such as quotas, phytosanitary measures, and environmental standards - pl...

IISD -4 days ago

FAO, Partners Call for Strengt...

Within the context of the Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World Initiative, FAO and forest stakeholders discussed measures to promote sustainable wood trade and production through commitments to legality and raising the awareness of end consumers. Participants recognized positive linkages between...

FAO -1 week ago

Sustainable wood trade can hel...

Sustainable wood trade can help to fight deforestation and climate change while improving livelihoods....

IISD -2 weeks ago

UN Report Calls for Multilevel...

The report outlines key action areas identified by Conference participants, and aims to promote coordinated implementation of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs by maximizing synergies and minimizing trade-offs. Simultaneously addressing climate change and sustainable development calls f...

reThinkWood


USFS -5 days ago

Prototyping a passively self-c...

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) garners international interest with increasingly taller wood structures built of robust, rigid panels. For seismic resilience of multistory platform construction, this study prototypes a CLT rocking wall system with an elliptical boundary profile. Curvilinear cuts to the...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Hundegger announces new region...

Hundegger Australasia has announced the appointment of Benedikt (Ben) Buerschgens to the position of regional manager – New Zealand. The expansion of Hundegger machinery in Australia and New Zealand over the past 18 months, including the frame and truss segment, prefabrication, glulam and other...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Responsible Wood director pres...

Responsible Wood director Australian Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) annual conference in Virginia, USA. Source: Timberbiz Mr Thomson said that the first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when he checked into the conference hotel a...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

CLT bucks trend in constructio...

Södra is adding another shift at its facility for cross-laminated timber in Värö and doubling capacity. Production commenced at the facility two months ago and the number of inquiries is continuously increasing according to the company. Source: Timberbiz “The industry has understood that wooden...

Wildfires


The Guardian -2 days ago

The climate crisis is the most...

Urgent policy steps are needed to avoid climate catastrophe, but we as citizens can also support practical, natural solutionsPlease donate to our appeal here The 2019 Guardian and Observer charity appeal is all about trees: for what they are in themselves, in all their beauty and majesty, and for wh...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

A Bayesian network model for p...

Publication date: Available online 26 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Volkan Sevinc, Omer Kucuk, Merih GoltasAbstractPossible causes of a forest fire ignition could be human-caused (arson, smoking, hunting, picnic fire, shepherd fire, stubble burning) or natural-caused (...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Evidence does not support ABC ...

The Institute of Foresters of Australia is frustrated at the national broadcaster, once again, misrepresenting evidence to support dubious claims, this time in its story about water catchments. The ABC last week reported Melbourne’s drinking water is being put at risk by “widespread̶...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Indonesia fires emitted double...

JAKARTA — Fires from land and forest fires across Indonesia this year have pumped at least 708 million tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere — almost double the emissions from the fires that swept through the Brazilian Amazon this year. That was the finding from researchers at the Coperni...

Wetlands


CBD -3 weeks ago

Save the wetlands...

Nepal's natural diversity is perhaps exemplary for the whole world. The country has Himalayas, mountains, hills, valleys and the plains all within its small area. And it is also the country of the wetlands-which include rivers, lakes, swampy rice fields, ponds and waterlogged areas-covering around ...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Nitrogen cycling responses to ...

Understanding short- and long-term responses of forest nutrient cycling to disturbance is vital to predicting future forest function. Mortality of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) due to emerald ash borer [EAB, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)] invasion is likely to alter ecosystem processes w...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Cyprus wetlands in danger of b...

Cyprus wetlands are in danger of being destroyed due to climate change, with the Mediterranean region being described as the hot spot of the hotspots where rising temperature and water levels are more than dramatic, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday....

EFETAC -4 weeks ago

Coastal Forests Face Rising Se...

Ghost forests aren’t some spooky legend. They’re patches of dead and dying trees that haunt the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia where sea levels are rising and land is sinking. USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service scientists are working ...

Forest & Food Security


CBD -1 week ago

How Peru's potato museum could...

With a climate changing faster than most crops can adapt and food security under threat around the world, scientists have found hope in a living museum dedicated to a staple eaten by millions daily: the humble potato....

CBD -2 weeks ago

OPINION: Innovative financing ...

Financing climate-smart rice production is key to global food security and urgently needed to avert social unrest...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Europe-banned insecticide 'thr...

[CAPE TOWN] Scientists are calling on African policymakers to act urgently to control the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which threaten the wider ecosystem and food security, and have been banned by the European Union....

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Indigenous people’s attachme...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Dileep Kumar Pandey, Himansu Kumar De, Shantanu Kumar Dubey, Bagish Kumar, Shivani Dobhal, P. AdhiguruAbstractShifting cultivation (SC), or swidden, continues to be a predominant agricultural practice in some pa...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


CBD -2 days ago

Invasive Animals Pose "Deep an...

More than half of all U.S. National Parks are overrun with invasive animal species, such as rats, pythons, and feral hogs, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Invasions....

CBD -3 days ago

Can We Identify Invasive Speci...

Scientists uncover patterns that predict which insects will harm North America's conifers...

CBD -3 days ago

Interview: New Zealand manages...

WELLINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- It is time for the blossom of Russel lupins in New Zealand's South Island, which is a well-known tourism attraction at this time of the year....

Bio-economy


timberbiz -3 days ago

New head of forest division fo...

Stora Enso has appointed Jari Suominen as EVP, Head of Forest division as of 1 January 2020. He will continue as a member of the Group Leadership Team. Mr Suominen has led Stora Enso’s Wood Products division since 2014. He has held several leadership positions in Stora Enso’s paper and wood pr...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Relations between forestry and...

Publication date: Available online 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Minna T. Turunen, Sirpa Rasmus, Juha Järvenpää, Sonja KivinenAbstractThe overlapping land use of reindeer husbandry and forestry – both important livelihoods in the boreal forest zone in northern F...

CEPI -3 weeks ago

PRESS RELEASE: European paper ...

Climate change is a global crisis that demands urgent action and requires every actor in society to play his/her part in responding to the crisis. Industries have both a duty and an opportunity to become more sustainable, more efficient and more innovative. “With the help of the new European Green...

IISD -3 weeks ago

UNECE, FAO Promote Forest Rest...

Country representatives from the Caucasus and Central Asia agreed on a regional greening strategy to scale up goals, actions, investments and collaboration on landscape restoration by leveraging funds for green infrastructure development. The UNECE region established a Team of Specialists dedicated ...

Forest Biodiversity


CBD -2 days ago

Exchanges on the field with th...

The Seed Savers Network is an organization safeguarding plant genetic materials for agro-biodiversity conservation. Through grassroots mobilization it advocates for food and seed sovereignty, encouraging farmers to boycott multinational seed companies. Commercial seeds are very expensive, and the ma...

CBD -2 days ago

Southeast Asia's modern-day pl...

Southeast Asia is known for its vast rainforests which constitute about almost 20 percent of forest cover with the richest biodiversity in the world. What the region is also known for is its alarming rate of deforestation....

CBD -2 days ago

Europe must uphold key EU law ...

Europe is no exception to the decline in freshwater biodiversity, due to many threats such as agricultural pollution, or the overwhelming development of hydropower, writes Dr Steven Weiss....

CBD -2 days ago

Changing behaviour towards nat...

As far as I've remember, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon emphasised the importance of giving priority to considering biodiversity issues when making decisions in all sectors. Biodiversity must be the basis for establishing other goals, not an idea that comes up after other goals have been se...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -3 days ago

UN Climate Change Conference ...

PEFC will have an important role to play on the fourth day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, currently underway in Madrid. Today is set to be devoted to analysing the role of forests in the face of climate change. Source: Timberbiz In addition to the negotiations on the reduction of carbon...

timberbiz -5 days ago

PEFC General Assembly in Germa...

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength, with the growth of the Australian scheme recognised during the PEFC General Assembly in Wurzburg, German. Source: Timberbiz The PEFC Family gathered to celebrate 20 years of PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification scheme. Fo...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Guyana and Ukraine join PEFC...

PEFC Week in November has grown as one of the most important annual public dialogues on the future of forest certification and sustainable forest management: the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue. This year the PEFC general assembly welcomed its 52nd and 53rd national members Ukraine and Guyana int...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC Project Certification: New...

A technical working group has revised the first version of this project certification standard. The new version addresses specific challenges that construction companies, designers, carpenters and other individuals face when certifying a project (e.g. buildings, boat, sculpture, timber bridge, etc)....

Forests & Water


CBD -2 days ago

Europe must uphold key EU law ...

Europe is no exception to the decline in freshwater biodiversity, due to many threats such as agricultural pollution, or the overwhelming development of hydropower, writes Dr Steven Weiss....

ScienceDaily -3 days ago

Damaging rains from hurricanes...

Howling wind drives torrential rain sideways as tall, slender palms bow and tree limbs snap. A hurricane approaches, its gale-force winds wreaking havoc as it nears the coast. Storm surges combine with the downpour, inundating the area with water....

WRI -3 days ago

RELEASE: Significant Risk of W...

RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months New Water, Peace and Security tool uses machine learning to predict violent conflicts, with an 86% success rate GENEVA (December 5, 2019)—What if we could predict vio...

WRI -3 days ago

We Predicted Where Violent Con...

We Predicted Where Violent Conflicts Will Occur in 2020. Water Is Often a Factor Comments|Add Comment|PrintMalian refugees gather water. Water risks are intensifying in some parts of Mali. Photo by Anouk Delafortrie/EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Thousands of people took to the streets of ...

Forest Loss


The Guardian -57 minutes ago

Amazon indigenous leaders kill...

Gunmen opened fire on a group from the Guajajara tribe on a highway in Maranhão state, killing two and wounding othersTwo indigenous leaders have been shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state, in an attack not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainf...

The Guardian -2 days ago

The climate crisis is the most...

Urgent policy steps are needed to avoid climate catastrophe, but we as citizens can also support practical, natural solutionsPlease donate to our appeal here The 2019 Guardian and Observer charity appeal is all about trees: for what they are in themselves, in all their beauty and majesty, and for wh...

CBD -2 days ago

Southeast Asia's modern-day pl...

Southeast Asia is known for its vast rainforests which constitute about almost 20 percent of forest cover with the richest biodiversity in the world. What the region is also known for is its alarming rate of deforestation....

NYT -3 days ago

‘The Amazon Is Completely La...

Deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, an important buffer against climate change, has soared under President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil....

REDD+


Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental s...

Tropical forests Gabon’s new environment minister touts the importance of protecting his country’s rainforests (Yahoo Finance). The head of the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo pledges to keep at least half of the state forested (The Sun Daily). Forest conservation through REDD+ ...

CIFOR -2 days ago

REDD+: Still a critical color...

Integrating REDD+ with global efforts to protect and restore forests...

CIFOR -5 days ago

CIFOR at COP 25: A simple idea...

From boardrooms to local communities, forest conservation effort faces challenges...

USFS -5 days ago

Wild Salmon and the Shifting B...

The ‘shifting baseline syndrome’ (SBS) is the paradigm whereby recent species abundances and environmental conditions are accepted as reflecting historical conditions. This leads to false impressions of the past, inaccurate baselines, and unrealistic recovery goals. Idaho biologists have counted...

Forests & Economic Development


ITTO -6 days ago

Adding value to timber in Afri...

The massive restoration of degraded forest landscapes in West Africa, combined with strong incentives for private-sector investment, could help lead economic development while meeting a looming timber supply deficit, according to speakers at a high-level segment of the International Tropical Timber ...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Forest plantation development,...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Somvang Phimmavong, Rodney J. KeenanAbstractLao People's Democratic Republic (hereafter Lao PDR or Laos) has implemented policies to expand plantations on the basis of their contribution to economic development,...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Africa: Coping With Water Scar...

Coping with water scarcity is one of the fundamental global challenges we face in achieving sustainable development. This is not just a physical problem, it is also caused by institutional, economic, and infrastructure-related constraints and is linked to pressures that emanate from population growt...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Conservation scientists call f...

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world. Renowned researchers, including University of Queensland scientists, aim to draw attention to what they call "net positive outc...

Forests & People


-6 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 ...

-6 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...

-9 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...

-10 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


CIFOR -21 hours ago

Peatland potential untapped in...

Restoration and conservation contribute to nature-based solutions ...

Elsevier -22 hours ago

Could canopy, bark, and leaf l...

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Emily Babl, Heather D. Alexander, Courtney M. Siegert, John L. WillisAbstractShade-tolerant, fire-intolerant tree species are expanding in historically oak-dominated landscapes in the central and easter...

USFS -3 days ago

Know your watershed and know y...

Stormwater run-off is an important component of the hydrologic cycle of urban watersheds. There is increasing concern with the water quality of stormwater run-off, in addition to the effects of flooding. Changes in the structure of watersheds and in human behavior are important to improve stormwater...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Forest management has reduced ...

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Maxence Martin, Yan Boucher, Nicole J. Fenton, Philippe Marchand, Hubert MorinAbstractThe impact of traditional even-aged forest management on landscape age structure, tree composition, and connectivity...

Sustainable Forest Management


Elsevier -2 days ago

Does Tanzanian participatory f...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Kajenje Magessa, Sophie Wynne-Jones, Neal HockleyAbstractBefore the 1980s, centralized forest policies in many African countries excluded local communities, while forest resources were frequently degraded. In re...

Elsevier -2 days ago

Diverse responses of radial gr...

Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Wenqing Li, Yuan Jiang, Manyu Dong, Enzai Du, Zijian Zhou, Shoudong Zhao, Hui XuAbstractIn the context of rapid warming, a better understanding of the spatially varying growth-climate responses of widel...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Forest management has reduced ...

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Maxence Martin, Yan Boucher, Nicole J. Fenton, Philippe Marchand, Hubert MorinAbstractThe impact of traditional even-aged forest management on landscape age structure, tree composition, and connectivity...

timberbiz -3 days ago

New head of forest division fo...

Stora Enso has appointed Jari Suominen as EVP, Head of Forest division as of 1 January 2020. He will continue as a member of the Group Leadership Team. Mr Suominen has led Stora Enso’s Wood Products division since 2014. He has held several leadership positions in Stora Enso’s paper and wood pr...

Payments for Environmental Services


Elsevier -22 hours ago

Differences in leaf physiology...

Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Helen M. Poulos, Andrew M. Barton, Graeme P. Berlyn, Dylan W. Schwilk, Charles E. Faires, Wyatt C. McCurdyAbstractRecent increases in wildfire severity are converting pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) woodland t...

Elsevier -22 hours ago

Could canopy, bark, and leaf l...

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Emily Babl, Heather D. Alexander, Courtney M. Siegert, John L. WillisAbstractShade-tolerant, fire-intolerant tree species are expanding in historically oak-dominated landscapes in the central and easter...

The Guardian -22 hours ago

‘Felling this forest would b...

The Woodland Trust, one of the four groups we are supporting in the 2019 charity appeal, provides natural solutions to the climate emergency• Please donate to our appeal hereAn ornithologist cradles a nuthatch in his hand as the low December sun throws the stark winter canopy of trees into relief....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Sounds of healthy corals draw ...

A healthy coral reef, with its vibrant community of colorful corals and fishes, is not just a visual treat; it’s also a rich medley of sounds. Previous studies have shown that these sounds have an important role to play — the symphony of pops, grunts, crackles, buzzes and scrapes in the reefs dr...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -4 days ago

Indonesian officials charged i...

JAKARTA — Anti-corruption investigators in Indonesia have charged two government officials for allegedly taking $1.6 million in bribes to grant permits for oil palm plantations spanning just over half the size of New York’s Central Park. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced the ...

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

UK development bank accused of...

British-backed plantation firm vows to address claims that underpaid palm oil workers have been exposed to toxic chemicalsThe UK development bank has been accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to dangerous pesticides and paying “extreme poverty” wages on palm oil plantations in the...

ScienceDaily -3 weeks ago

When grown right, palm oil can...

Turning an abandoned pasture into a palm tree plantation can be carbon neutral, according to a new study. These findings, based on measurements of 56-year-old palm tree plantations in Colombia, suggest we may be able to find sustainable alternatives to deforestation for the production of palm oil --...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Indonesian fire expert awarded...

JAKARTA — Indonesian forensics expert Bambang Hero Saharjo has been awarded a top environmental prize for his work in delivering justice against oil palm plantations accused of allowing fires on their concessions. Bambang was one of 206 nominees from 38 countries for the John Maddox Prize for Stan...

Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Responsible Wood director pres...

Responsible Wood director Australian Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) annual conference in Virginia, USA. Source: Timberbiz Mr Thomson said that the first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when he checked into the conference hotel a...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Chile receives $63m for reduci...

Chile will receive US$63 million from the Green Climate Fund for having successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. Emissions were reduced by 18.4 million tCO2eq between 2014 and 2016 by the implementation of REDD+ activities. Source: Timberbiz REDD+ is a mechanism of the Unite...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Forestry Events Focus on Green...

At the XXV IUFRO World Congress, participants stressed the potential of forest value chains to contribute to a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 5, SDG 8 and SDG 13. Participants at an ITTO Dialogue agreed to create a voluntary network to promote global green supply chains t...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FAO steps up to improve intern...

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new US$7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreem...

Forest Reporting


Springer -4 days ago

Regeneration patterns in Mexic...

Abstract Background Global change is causing an increase in the incidence of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on forests, which frequently interact synergistically and promote changes in forest structure, composition and function...

USFS -4 days ago

Innovation in the Interior: Ho...

Since the 1930s, the United States Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has inventoried the nation’s forests to produce “The Nation’s Forest Census.” This census provides valuable snapshots of forests in the lower 48 states, Hawaii, southeast Alaska, and the U....

USFS -4 days ago

Characterizing fire effects on...

Post-fire assessment is made after a wildfire incident to provide details about damage level and its distribution over burned areas. Such assessments inform restoration plans and future monitoring of ecosystem recovery. Due to the high cost and time to conduct fieldwork, remote sensing is an appeali...

iForest -6 days ago

Review Papers: Accuracy of det...

Ciesielski M, Sterenczak KACCURACY OF DETERMINING SPECIFIC PARAMETERS OF THE URBAN FOREST USING REMOTE SENSINGAbstract: This paper reviews the current state of knowledge in the field of urban forest inventory and specific tree parameters derived by remote sensing. The paper discusses the possibiliti...

Forest Governance


Elsevier -2 days ago

Does Tanzanian participatory f...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Kajenje Magessa, Sophie Wynne-Jones, Neal HockleyAbstractBefore the 1980s, centralized forest policies in many African countries excluded local communities, while forest resources were frequently degraded. In re...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Forest use strategies and thei...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Moses Kazungu, Eliza Zhunusova, Anastasia Lucy Yang, Gillian Kabwe, Davison J. Gumbo, Sven GünterAbstractForest landscapes in tropical and subtropical areas support the livelihoods of their inhabitants through ...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Indonesia and EU forest govern...

The EU and Indonesia embarked on an ambitious journey to improve forest governance and promote trade in legal timber over a decade ago. Recently the two parties celebrated the third anniversary of a key result in that work, the launch of the world’s first ‘FLEGT’ licensing scheme, guarantee...

Tree Aid -3 days ago

TREE AID Trustee Alex Rees att...

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Forest Bioenergy


timberbiz -5 days ago

Climate effect report is a pos...

According to a new report, Södra has a positive impact on global climate change, equivalent to 20% of Sweden’s combined emissions of CO₂ equivalents. The measurements are based on the growth rate of forests owned by Södra’s 52,000 members, and the effects of forest products when they are use...

timberbiz -5 days ago

KIPT to close chapter for timb...

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber (KIPT) has entered into an agreement that it expects will lead to the sale and removal of the main sawmill equipment that comprises the green mill, dry mill and drying kilns at its Heartland Hub (former Timber Creek Mill) site, along with various associated machiner...

Global Forest Coalition -7 days ago

Global Forest Coalition and al...

The Global Forest Coalition is participating in the People’s Summit and Women’s Tent in Santiago de Chile over the next week with events on women’s rights and gender justice, unsustainable livestock production and false solutions to climate change like tree plantations and bioenerg...

Elsevier -1 week ago

The effects of thinning manage...

Publication date: Available online 30 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Andrew Carr, Andrew Weatherall, Gareth JonesAbstractTrees, woods, forests and associated biodiversity are being affected by anthropogenic climate breakdown, and need management to maintain delivery of ...

Forest Tenure


Springer -4 days ago

Regeneration patterns in Mexic...

Abstract Background Global change is causing an increase in the incidence of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on forests, which frequently interact synergistically and promote changes in forest structure, composition and function...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Forest Landscape Restoration: ...

In this 11-episode series, you'll have the chance to follow the "Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Progress on the Ground" side-event hosted October 1st, 2019 at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) XXV World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. The side-event is a mi...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Forest Landscape Restoration: ...

In this 11-episode series, you'll have the chance to follow the "Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Progress on the Ground" side-event hosted October 1st, 2019 at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) XXV World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. The side-event is a mi...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Forest Landscape Restoration: ...

In this 11-episode series, you'll have the chance to follow the "Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Progress on the Ground" side-event hosted October 1st, 2019 at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) XXV World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. The side-event is a mi...

Entomology


The Guardian -57 minutes ago

Amazon indigenous leaders kill...

Gunmen opened fire on a group from the Guajajara tribe on a highway in Maranhão state, killing two and wounding othersTwo indigenous leaders have been shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state, in an attack not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainf...

CIFOR -21 hours ago

Peatland potential untapped in...

Restoration and conservation contribute to nature-based solutions ...

Elsevier -22 hours ago

Differences in leaf physiology...

Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Helen M. Poulos, Andrew M. Barton, Graeme P. Berlyn, Dylan W. Schwilk, Charles E. Faires, Wyatt C. McCurdyAbstractRecent increases in wildfire severity are converting pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) woodland t...

Elsevier -22 hours ago

Could canopy, bark, and leaf l...

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Emily Babl, Heather D. Alexander, Courtney M. Siegert, John L. WillisAbstractShade-tolerant, fire-intolerant tree species are expanding in historically oak-dominated landscapes in the central and easter...

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