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Forests and Climate Change


ScienceDaily -yesterday

Researchers see need for actio...

How do humans affect forest fires? An international team of researchers has now shown for a region in north-eastern Poland that forest fires increasingly occurred there after the end of the 18th century with the change to organized forestry. The increased number of fires subsequently made it necessa...

USFS -yesterday

Hydrogeomorphic controls on so...

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) clas...

CBD -2 days ago

Study: We need more realistic ...

When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not correspond to projected climate scenarios for a specific region. As a result, we lack reliable data on what ecosystems might look like in the future, ...

CBD -2 days ago

Psychotherapist: What I've lea...

Eco-anxiety is likely to affect more and more people as the climate destabilizes. Already, studies have found that 45% of children suffer lasting depression after surviving extreme weather and natural disasters. Some of that emotional turmoil must stem from confusion - why aren't adults doing more t...

Climate Change Adaptation


USFS -4 days ago

Initiating climate adaptation ...

Western larch forests are iconic in the interior northwest, and here we document the preemptive steps that scientists and managers are taking to steward these forests into the future. Changing climate is forecast to have acute and chronic impacts on growth and disturbance in western larch forests. A...

USFS -4 days ago

Plasticity in native perennial...

Increasing the evolutionary potential of restored populations has become a viable objective of restoration activities. Choosing plant materials genetically adapted to the restoration environment is critical for success, and phenotypic plasticity may also contribute to establishment and persistence i...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Climate adaptation begins with...

The world is in a slow-moving, persistent water crisis. Rapidly rising water usage, increasingly uncertain rainfall, and widespread water pollution push more of our world into water stress and intensify competition for water — a competition that tends to be lost by the poor and by our ecosystems. ...

IISD -6 days ago

Global Commission Calls for Ur...

The report addresses adaptation in early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection and investments in increasing water resource resilience. It finds that investing USD 1.8 trillion globally from 2020 to 2030 in the five climate adaptation ar...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


USFS -yesterday

Effects of fertilizer on media...

Water conservation in nursery systems is an ever-increasing focus, yet there is relatively little guidance for growers producing seedlings intended for restoration regarding how practices such as subirrigation influence plant growth in the nursery and after outplanting. Our study investigated red-fl...

Springer -2 days ago

Seed and seedling characterist...

Abstract American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was a foundation species in the eastern United States until chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) infestation resulted in range-wide catastrophic reduction. Since 1983, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) has engaged in a breed...

USFS -4 days ago

Plasticity in native perennial...

Increasing the evolutionary potential of restored populations has become a viable objective of restoration activities. Choosing plant materials genetically adapted to the restoration environment is critical for success, and phenotypic plasticity may also contribute to establishment and persistence i...

USFS -5 days ago

Restoration in type-converted ...

A wide range of disturbances including recreation, utility corridors, too frequent fire and invasive plants have led to the type conversion of native chaparral habitats to non-native grasslands on the Angeles National Forest. These often compounding disturbances have led to the recent planning, impl...

IPCC


Springer -1 week ago

The relevance of using in situ...

Abstract Background To reduce the uncertainty in estimates of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation, better information on the carbon density per land use/land cover (LULC) class and in situ carbon and ni...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Climate crisis: Rising sea lev...

IPCC draft report is fourth to call for radical action to tackle environmental disaster...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

How much blue carbon loss and ...

How much blue carbon loss and recovery following land-use change? Comparing global systematic review and field assessments from Indonesian Papua mangroves The coastal mangrove forest is one of the blue carbon ecosystems and most efficient carbon sink ecosystems on earth. However, these carbon...

Global Forest Coalition -4 weeks ago

Roots Newsletter August 2019: ...

Espanol // Française Dear friends, The publication of the IPCC’s latest report on land and climate change, which explicitly links the biodiversity and climate crises, joins up all of our key campaigns. From the impacts of tree plantations and the strong caution against Bionergy with Carbon Captur...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -24 hours ago

UNCCD’s Global Mechanism Ref...

The UNCCD Global Mechanism report describes support to help over 120 countries identify land degradation drivers and trends, define a land degradation baseline, and establish LDN targets. The report identifies a need for countries to better connect the ways that LDN targets can contribute to progres...

IUFRO -6 days ago

How will the Sustainable Devel...

How will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people? Since Agenda 2030 was launched in 2015, plenty of attention has been paid to the contributions which forests can make to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, relatively little attention has been given to the possi...

CBD -6 days ago

The UNCCD Drought Toolbox...

New Delhi, India - "Drought is a major obstacle to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15. We need to move faster in our fight against drought. Let us dust this villain, and mitigate climate change," said Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNCCD, Executive Secretary in his opening remarks at the Drought Prepared...

ITTO -7 days ago

Diverse approaches to forest m...

Diverse approaches to forest management and SDGs needed in Africa Sustainable forest management (SFM) must be tailored to suit Africa’s extraordinary diversity of landscapes, people and market demands. Landscape restoration and sustainable and legal supply chains will be crucial in ensuring that...

reThinkWood


RELADEFA -2 days ago

¿CÓMO DEFORESTAR Y NO IR A L...

¿Cómo deforestar y no ir a la cárcel? Las autorizaciones de cambio de uso y desbosque en el Perú.Hugo Che Piu DezaPresidente de DARMiembro de la RELADEFAAhora que estamos todos preocupados por las quemas y los incendios forestales en la Amazonía, solemos pensar que está prohibido deforestar, e...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Development of a smart timber ...

Nationwide, bridges are deteriorating at a rate faster than they can be rehabilitated and maintained. This has resulted in a search for new methods to rehabilitate, repair, manage, and construct bridges. As a result, structural health monitoring and smart structure concepts have emerged to help impr...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PFT promotes agroforestry in T...

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) took a proactive approach to promoting agroforestry and the Tasmanian private forestry sector with a forum Market Opportunities for the Northern Tasmania Private Forest Sector which was held on 3 July 2019. Source: Timberbiz Penny Wells, CEO for PFT opened the event in...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Monash hall wins Melbourne Des...

Gillies Hall, the new 150-bed residential accommodation complex on Monash University’s Peninsula campus, was awarded Gold at the 2019 Melbourne Design Awards. Named after Monash alumnus and prominent Australian political satirist, actor and director Dr Max Gillies AM, Gillies Hall was recognis...

Wildfires


Mongabay -24 hours ago

‘We’ve been negligent,’ ...

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s president has admitted negligence on the part of the government, as top officials engage in a blame game amid the worst spate of forest fires since 2015 that’s sending clouds of toxic haze across large swaths of the country and abroad. This year’s fires, most of them se...

ScienceDaily -yesterday

Researchers see need for actio...

How do humans affect forest fires? An international team of researchers has now shown for a region in north-eastern Poland that forest fires increasingly occurred there after the end of the 18th century with the change to organized forestry. The increased number of fires subsequently made it necessa...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Indonesian minister draws fire...

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s environment minister risks undermining the country’s credibility if she continues denying, in the face of overwhelming data, that haze from Indonesian forest fires is affecting neighboring Malaysia and Singapore, an activist says. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, the minister of envir...

IISD -6 days ago

Amazon Countries Commit to Pro...

In the Leticia Pact, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname agree to combat deforestation and forest degradation. The countries also agree to create an Amazon network for natural disaster cooperation and prevention, including large-scale forest fires....

Wetlands


USFS -yesterday

Hydrogeomorphic controls on so...

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) clas...

USFS -1 week ago

Mapping Mountain Peatlands and...

Wetlands (called bofedales in the Andes of Peru) are abundant and important components of many mountain ecosystems across the globe. They provide many benefits including water storage, high quality habitat, pasture, nutrient sinks and transformations, and carbon storage. The remote and rugged settin...

USFS -1 week ago

Topographic Metrics for Improv...

We investigated the predictive strength of forested wetland maps produced using digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and multiple topographic metrics, including multiple topographic wetness indices (TWIs), a TWI enhanced to incorporate information on ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Koondrook-Perricoota State for...

Up to 4500 hectares of red gum forest, fringing creeks, wetland and habitat will be replenished over the next 60 days thanks to a planned watering event in the Koondrook and Perricoota State Forests. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation of NSW’s The Living Murray Program Manager for Koondrook-Pe...

Forest & Food Security


IISD -7 days ago

Event: Seventeenth Regular Ses...

The Seventeenth regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) aims to provide advocacy for environmental protection in Africa and ensure that basic human needs are met adequately and in a sustainable manner. AMCEN also supports the realization of social and ec...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Patents on plants: Is the sell...

The number of property claims on plants by companies is rising. This can have dramatic consequences for farmers around the globe, as a case in India shows....

CBD -3 weeks ago

Our Food Systems Need Transfor...

ROME, Aug 28 2019 (IPS) - The right to food is a universal human right. Yet, over 820 million people are going hungry, according the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019). In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of ma...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Experts discuss food security ...

The world will have an additional 2 billion people to feed over the next 30 years-and doing that without decimating the planet's resources will require exploring as many options as possible....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


USFS -4 days ago

Does burn severity affect plan...

Background: Wildfire is an important ecological process in mixed conifer forests of the Intermountain West region of the USA. However, researchers and managers are concerned because climate warming has led to increased fire activity in recent decades. More area burned will result in larger land area...

USFS -5 days ago

Restoration in type-converted ...

A wide range of disturbances including recreation, utility corridors, too frequent fire and invasive plants have led to the type conversion of native chaparral habitats to non-native grasslands on the Angeles National Forest. These often compounding disturbances have led to the recent planning, impl...

USFS -5 days ago

Long-term prospects for restor...

Coastal sage scrub (CSS) is one of the most endangered ecosystem-types in California and is undergoing extensive restoration efforts. Major threats to CSS include agriculture and urban development, fragmentation, invasive species, frequent fire, and high levels of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) depositi...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Impacts of gum-resin harvest a...

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Kori Veeranna Soumya, Charlie M. Shackleton, Siddappa R. SettyAbstractAssessing the effects of harvesting on the population dynamics of important non-timber forest products (NTFPs) species is important for i...

Bio-economy


Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of har...

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and ju...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Stora Enso CEO to leave in 202...

Karl-Henrik Sundström has informed Stora Enso’s Board of Directors that he is leaving the position of CEO. The Board has initiated the search process for a successor. Mr Sundström will continue in his current role and will leave Stora Enso during the first quarter of 2020. The exact date will be...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Australian Paper committed $51...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Australian Paper on track with...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

Forest Biodiversity


Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of har...

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and ju...

Mongabay -2 days ago

‘A green desert’: Mammals ...

As oil palm plantations expand across the world, razing swaths of tropical rainforests in their path, fears about their impact on the environment have also grown. In the plantations of Colombia, a new study has found yet another way they are altering global biodiversity: by impacting the diversity o...

USFS -2 days ago

Simulating groundcover communi...

Fire is a keystone process that drives patterns of biodiversity globally. In frequently burned fire-dependent ecosystems, surface fire regimes allow for the coexistence of high plant diversity at fine scales even where soils are uniform. The mechanisms on how fire impacts groundcover community dynam...

CBD -2 days ago

Study: We need more realistic ...

When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not correspond to projected climate scenarios for a specific region. As a result, we lack reliable data on what ecosystems might look like in the future, ...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -2 hours ago

BJ Ball on the ball with Kiwi ...

One of Australasia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, BJ Ball, is meeting with kiwi design students to ensure the next generation of designers can see the forests for the trees. Source: Timberbiz Dually certified as PEFC and FSC ‘chain of custody’, BJ Ball has bee...

timberbiz -6 days ago

New Zealand Wood – Zero Carb...

If New Zealand’s ambition is to be a zero carbon economy by 2050 then it must nurture its wood industry, according to the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association. It believes that while many industries claim to be driving towards lower emissions none has the low carbon profile of the wood se...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Timber at all things fenestrat...

AusFenEx19 is a window and glass conference, or a conference for all things fenestration, which was held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre Sydney over two days in late August. Responsible Wood attended to promote forest certification and the use of wood in that industry. Source: Timb...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

New Standards Manager for FSC ...

  FSC Australia has appointed a new Standards Manager, Stefan Jenson, who will join FSC Australia on 9 September. As a past board member of FSC Denmark, Stefan has a strong understanding of, and commitment to, FSC. Source: Timberbiz Mr Jenson has significant experience working in complex p...

Forests & Water


timberbiz -2 hours ago

Portsea Clubhouse rebuilt for ...

In 1960, the original Portsea Surf Life Saving Clubhouse in Victoria was constructed from a packing crate. Now, more than 60 years later, it has been transformed into a once-in a generation clubhouse. Situated right along the beach, this $9 million project required a full demolition and rebuild that...

The Guardian -24 hours ago

The French still feel glorious...

EU membership | Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Sarah Thomas’s Channel swim | Eurovision | Ancient woodlandsI am sorry that James Skelton, a former miner from Sedgefield, feels his Englishness has been eroded by EU membership (Labour’s love lost, 16 September). French-ness is obviously mor...

USFS -yesterday

Effects of fertilizer on media...

Water conservation in nursery systems is an ever-increasing focus, yet there is relatively little guidance for growers producing seedlings intended for restoration regarding how practices such as subirrigation influence plant growth in the nursery and after outplanting. Our study investigated red-fl...

USFS -yesterday

Hydrogeomorphic controls on so...

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) clas...

Forest Loss


REDD-Monitor -yesterday

Crocodile skin shoes, corrupti...

Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about the US$65 million that the Central African Forest Initiative is giving to the Republic of Congo, supposedly to stop deforestation. Just over one week after the deal was signed, the republic of San Marino confiscated €19 million that the Republic of Congo’s...

The Guardian -yesterday

Leading burger supplier source...

Brazilian meat company which has supplied McDonald’s and Burger King bought cattle from farm using deforested land earlier this year, investigation showsThe world’s biggest supplier of burgers sourced meat from a farmer in the Amazon who had been found guilty of using deforested land, say report...

The Guardian -yesterday

Amazon deforestation is driven...

Criminals threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people, Human Rights Watch findsDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people ...

WRI -2 days ago

For Rural Communities, Protect...

For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn India, legal recognition of forest communities' land rights has enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalitio...

REDD+


REDD-Monitor -yesterday

Crocodile skin shoes, corrupti...

Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about the US$65 million that the Central African Forest Initiative is giving to the Republic of Congo, supposedly to stop deforestation. Just over one week after the deal was signed, the republic of San Marino confiscated €19 million that the Republic of Congo’s...

REDD-Monitor -5 days ago

Republic of Congo to get US$65...

Last week, the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, flew to Paris in a hired Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most luxurious planes in the world. Le Figaro estimates that a one-way flight from Brazzaville to Paris would cost about US$500,000. Needless to say, Sassou NguessoR...

Mongabay -6 days ago

REDD+ more competitive than cr...

A global strategy aimed at stemming climate change-inducing carbon emissions from tropical forest loss would better accomplish its goals if implemented in the manner intended, according to recent research. The strategy known as REDD+, or reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, ...

Springer -1 week ago

The relevance of using in situ...

Abstract Background To reduce the uncertainty in estimates of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation, better information on the carbon density per land use/land cover (LULC) class and in situ carbon and ni...

Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -6 days ago

CIFOR wades in on forest fires...

Robert Nasi director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently wrote an opinion piece on the damage from forest fires. He said a complex combination of a changing climate, policies and conversion of scrub and trees to agricultural land in the Amazone turned the world...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Local business benefits $5m fr...

It was tools down at Hyne Timber’s Glue Laminated Timber plant for a progress update with local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour. Following the sod turn in January this year, construction of the 4000m2 plant is almost complete, and showcasing 1374 of Hyne’s own timber beams i...

IISD -7 days ago

Event: Seventeenth Regular Ses...

The Seventeenth regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) aims to provide advocacy for environmental protection in Africa and ensure that basic human needs are met adequately and in a sustainable manner. AMCEN also supports the realization of social and ec...

CBD -1 week ago

Africa's blue economy: five na...

With a 5,500-kilometre coastline, Madagascar's potential to benefit from a blue economy is huge. This was identified by the Malagasy government in 2015 when it determined that a clearly defined set of blue-economy principles could be the way to jumpstart economic development in the country....

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


USFS -yesterday

Effects of fertilizer on media...

Water conservation in nursery systems is an ever-increasing focus, yet there is relatively little guidance for growers producing seedlings intended for restoration regarding how practices such as subirrigation influence plant growth in the nursery and after outplanting. Our study investigated red-fl...

Springer -2 days ago

Seed and seedling characterist...

Abstract American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was a foundation species in the eastern United States until chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) infestation resulted in range-wide catastrophic reduction. Since 1983, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) has engaged in a breed...

USFS -4 days ago

Plasticity in native perennial...

Increasing the evolutionary potential of restored populations has become a viable objective of restoration activities. Choosing plant materials genetically adapted to the restoration environment is critical for success, and phenotypic plasticity may also contribute to establishment and persistence i...

USFS -5 days ago

Restoration in type-converted ...

A wide range of disturbances including recreation, utility corridors, too frequent fire and invasive plants have led to the type conversion of native chaparral habitats to non-native grasslands on the Angeles National Forest. These often compounding disturbances have led to the recent planning, impl...

Sustainable Forest Management


FAO -just now

Status of community-based fore...

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the fin...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

BJ Ball on the ball with Kiwi ...

One of Australasia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, BJ Ball, is meeting with kiwi design students to ensure the next generation of designers can see the forests for the trees. Source: Timberbiz Dually certified as PEFC and FSC ‘chain of custody’, BJ Ball has bee...

Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of har...

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and ju...

USFS -yesterday

Persistence of fire-killed con...

Coarse woody debris has numerous functions in forest ecosystems, including wildlife habitat, fuel loading, and nutrient cycling. Standing dead trees, or snags, are particularly important resources for wildlife, and guidelines for snag recruitment and retention are integral parts of forest management...

Payments for Environmental Services


timberbiz -2 hours ago

Plant health and forest pest s...

A workshop was held in Hobart in early September facilitated by Paco Tovar from Plant Health Australia which provided an opportunity for stakeholders to become informed and discuss a proposed National Forest Pest Surveillance Program. Source: Timberbiz Forests, native woodlands and plantations m...

Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of har...

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and ju...

USFS -yesterday

Winter scavenging of ungulate ...

Ungulate carrion supports an unusual canine-corvid-eagle winter scavenging guild in northern Arizona. To evaluate the effect of location and habitat on carcass use and longevity, between December 1996 and April 2008 we recorded 870 observations of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Common Raven...

USFS -yesterday

The effects of management on l...

<p>How fire interacts with an ecosystem is driven by forest structure, fuel bed heterogeneity, topography, and weather. The juxtaposition of two distinct vegetation types with divergent properties can further influence the effects of fire on an ecosystem. In the southeastern United States, pin...

Palm Oil & Plantations


NYT -20 hours ago

Indonesian Wildfires Choke Reg...

Thousands of fires, most of them set to clear land for plantations that make palm oil, created thick clouds of smoke that disrupted air travel and sickened people....

NYT -20 hours ago

As Amazon Smolders, Indonesia ...

Thousands of fires, most of them set to clear land for plantations that make palm oil, created thick clouds of smoke that disrupted air travel and sickened people....

Mongabay -2 days ago

‘A green desert’: Mammals ...

As oil palm plantations expand across the world, razing swaths of tropical rainforests in their path, fears about their impact on the environment have also grown. In the plantations of Colombia, a new study has found yet another way they are altering global biodiversity: by impacting the diversity o...

CBD -2 days ago

'A green desert': Mammals take...

As oil palm plantations expand across the world, razing swaths of tropical rainforests in their path, fears about their impact on the environment have also grown. In the plantations of Colombia, a new study has found yet another way they are altering global biodiversity: by impacting the diversity o...

Forests & Sustainable Development


IUFRO -6 days ago

How will the Sustainable Devel...

How will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people? Since Agenda 2030 was launched in 2015, plenty of attention has been paid to the contributions which forests can make to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, relatively little attention has been given to the possi...

CBD -1 week ago

Sustainable development in Asi...

As a young Asian business leader, it is fascinating to be part of an important transformation - the rise of Asia in the global economy. Next year is expected to mark the tipping point when the continent's economies surpass the rest of the world in terms of purchasing power parity....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Tree cover is not enough for s...

Global forest status assessments are biased toward tree cover and do not properly consider ecological properties of forest ecosystems....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

NZIF education and research aw...

The NZIF Foundation has handed out education and research awards totalling NZ$22,500. The Foundation said that for this year’s allocation of funds there was a good number of high quality applicants, but the Foundation was disappointed there were no applicants for some awards. Source: Timberbiz “...

Forest Reporting


Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of har...

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and ju...

USFS -3 days ago

Interspecific effects between ...

In mixed-species forests, species composition of the overstorey affects regeneration processes through its influence on seed rain intensity and micro-site characteristics. Based on extensive inventory data (1583 sample plots), this study investigated relationships between the percentages of silver f...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Global pulpwood prices fall...

In the 2Q 2019, the European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI) fell to a nine-year low, reported Wood Resources International in its Wood Resource Quarterly. In Euro terms, average sawlog prices in Austria and Germany have fallen almost 20% over the past two years, improving the competitiveness of the tw...

UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

A Day at a National Forest Inv...

The world’s 3rd largest rainforest – after the Amazon and Congo Basin- is found on the island of New Guinea. It is shared by 2 countries – Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the east and Indonesia to the west. The island only covers 1% of the planet’s land area, but it harbors 5% of its animal and...

Forest Governance


IISD -1 week ago

CAFI to Conserve Forests, Peat...

The letter of intent establishes a long-term partnership to implement the Republic of Congo’s national REDD+ Strategy under CAFI. Under the agreement, the Republic of Congo commits to avoid conversion of over 20,000 hectares of forest annually, to implement measures to improve forest governance, a...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Seeking procedural equity in g...

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Yemi Adeyeye, Shannon Hagerman, Ricardo PelaiAbstractThe importance of meaningful participation of Indigenous Peoples in global environmental governance is widely recognised. Yet, debates persist on the extent t...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Legal, sustainable tropical fo...

Linking tropical forests to legal and sustainable supply chains and restoring degraded landscapes can increase the contributions of wise forest use to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and elsewhere, according to speakers at an ITTO side-event held during the seventh Tokyo Internati...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Challenges for bridging the ga...

Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Ulrike Zeigermann, Michael BöcherAbstractAcademic and practical actors have made new claims to foster the link between research, policymaking and sustainability. While some argue in favor of a democratiza...

Forest Bioenergy


Global Forest Coalition -5 hours ago

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in ...

This week the Global Climate Strike begins, a worldwide campaign initiated by young people to protest against the destruction of their future. We strongly support these actions and call upon policy-makers to support real and rights-based solutions to the climate emergency, rather than the false solu...

EFETAC -1 week ago

Future Increases in Biomass De...

Wood is used for an abundance of everyday items — furniture, buildings, paper — so much so that it would be difficult to find a space completely without wood-based products. However, a competing use is emerging: many studies predict that more wood will be used for bioenergy in the ...

Elsevier -1 week ago

A decadal multi-site study of ...

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Beren Spencer, John Bartle, Dan Huxtable, Richard Mazanec, Amir Abadi, Mark Gibberd, Ayalsew ZerihunAbstractMallee eucalypts are hardy, woody perennials that are being developed as a short-rotation coppice c...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Postcards from the field: Sear...

Researchers investigate landscape around bioenergy conservation project...

Forest Tenure


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Status of community-based fore...

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the fin...

CBD -5 days ago

UN desertification conference ...

In his speech in Delhi, India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, advocated greater cooperation between developing nations, but land tenure and immigration loom over proceedings...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Restoring Africa’s La...

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will convene a regional conference on the theme, ‘Restoring Africa’s Landscapes: Catalyzing Action from Above and Below’. The conference aims to:  Consult with countries and key stakeholders on progress towards achieving the Bonn Challenge, New York Decla...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Stora Enso CEO to leave in 202...

Karl-Henrik Sundström has informed Stora Enso’s Board of Directors that he is leaving the position of CEO. The Board has initiated the search process for a successor. Mr Sundström will continue in his current role and will leave Stora Enso during the first quarter of 2020. The exact date will be...

Entomology


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Long-term yields of oilseed ra...

Abstract Alley cropping agroforestry systems (ACS) are ascribed to have manifold positive ecological effects; nevertheless their application is still limited due to uncertain productivity of the agricultural crop, especially in the tree-crop competition zone. Therefore, this stud...

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Status of community-based fore...

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the fin...

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LTS Tracker Gives Preview of C...

LTS Tracker Gives Preview of Countries’ Long-term Strategies Before UNSG Climate Action Summit Comments|Add Comment|PrintFires in the Amazon rainforest, August 2019. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr td { padding:10px; border-right:1px solid white; vertical-align: middle; } td {...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

John Deere extends warranty fo...

John Deere is extending the 8 year/ 20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on its 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. The warranty supports John Deere’s commitment to the durability and reliability of its popular 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, which was recently named as a finalist for the Diesel Pr...