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Springer -just now

The utility of farmer ranking ...

Abstract There is increasing interest in the potential of agroforestry to improve the productivity and sustainability of coffee production, but designing management options is knowledge intensive. Tree-crop interactions and the biophysical and socio-economic factors influencing f...

Springer -just now

Species association in Xanthoc...

Abstract We embraced the “learning from nature and back to nature” paradigm to develop viable agroforestry scenarios through studying species association in 12 wild yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium: a Chinese endemic oil woody plants) communities. We identified 18 species ...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution an...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven ...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Stand carbon density drivers a...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Yanrong Guo, Changhui Peng, Ralph Trancoso, Qiuan Zhu, Xiaolu ZhouAbstractClimate and soil factors drive forest carbon (C) density. However, their impacts on the aboveground carbon density (ACD) and belowgrou...

Climate Change Adaptation


USFS -1 week ago

Changing river ice seasonality...

Subsistence harvesters in high latitudes rely on frozen rivers for winter access to local resources. During recent decades, interior Alaskan residents have observed changes in river ice regimes that are significant hindrances to travel and subsistence practices. We used remote sensing in combination...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Bangladesh is our best teacher...

Jul 10 2019 - (The Daily Star) - Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon today said Bangladesh is the best teacher in climate change adaptation....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

VEAC accused of simplistic vie...

VEAC’s concept of conservation in Central West Victoria is simplistic, ignores the historic role of Aborigines in forest management and will do little to protect threatened species, according to a community forest group. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Instead, an expert panel should rewrite ...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Critical Lines of Action for V...

The unprecedented number of devastating disasters recently experienced in the United States is a clarion call to revisit how we understand our vulnerability in the face of global change, and what we are prepared to do about it. We focus on the case of Hurricane María’s impact in Puerto Rico to un...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


Elsevier -19 hours ago

Breeding bird response to seas...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cathryn H. Greenberg, Tara L. Keyser, W. Henry McNab, Patrick ScottAbstractUpland hardwood forest managers are increasingly burning during the growing-season in hopes of improving wildlife habitat and attaini...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Overstory trees in excess: A t...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Carlos Delano Cardoso de Oliveira, Izabela Regina Cardoso de Oliveira, Marcio Seiji Suganuma, Giselda DuriganAbstractTree planting is the most widely used technique for tropical forest restoration because it ...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Restoration thinning impacts s...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Weiwei Wang, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Martin Jurgensen, Chris Miller, Joanna Walitalo, Xiao Chen, Yong LiuAbstractForest thinning to protect the soil and improve hydrologic function is used to alter stand struc...

Mongabay -1 week ago

In other news: Environmental s...

Tropical forests Some herders in Kenya are replacing their cattle with more “climate-resistant” camels (WRI). Ecological restoration could benefit more than just ecosystems (CIFOR Forests News). Could indigenous knowledge outpace technology in providing sustainable agricultural solutions? (Ensia...

Forests & SDGs


NGP -2 days ago

Forest Sector SDG Roadmap...

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IISD -3 days ago

Seven Countries Present Second...

Seven UN Member States reported on progress in implementing the SDGs in their countries during the 2019 session of the HLPF. Ministers from Azerbaijan, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Turkey presented their VNRs, and addressed questions from other Member States as well...

IISD -3 days ago

2019 SDG Report Urges Deeper, ...

The report, prepared by the UN Statistics Division in DESA, finds that poverty, hunger and disease remain “concentrated in the poorest and most vulnerable groups of people and countries,” and inequality is increasing among and within countries. Despite concrete action to protect our planet, the ...

CBD -3 days ago

Asia and Pacific on course to ...

Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News at the Organization's Headquarters on Wednesday....

reThinkWood


What Wood -2 days ago

Segezha Group and Etalon Group...

Segezha Group and Etalon Group (part of AFK ”Sistema”) initiated the process of finalizing the existing Russian standards for approval in the construction of administrative buildings and apartment buildings with the use of wooden structures, as well as the launch of full-scale testing pr...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Private Forests Tas hosts even...

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) recently held an event to discuss market opportunities for the northern Tasmania private forests sector with attendees from timber processors, forestry companies, general foresters, farmers and politicians. Source: Timberbiz Penny Wells, PFT’s CEO, opened the event a...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

European glulam vs Australian ...

Glue-laminated timber structural grades in Europe are different than in Australia and the confusion between the two grading systems started from how they’re labelled. Both the Australian and European products label their glulam products using the GL’X’ descriptor, but it refers to different st...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Russia starts on its first CLT...

On 25 June, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region, and Mikhail Shamolin, President and Board Chairman of Segezha Group, launched the construction of the first CLT manufacturing plant to be built in Russia. Source: Timberbiz The Governor and the Head of the company took part in a symboli...

Wildfires


timberbiz -3 days ago

Vietnam timber exports to reac...

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period i...

WRI -2 weeks ago

Will the Start of Forest Fires...

Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest and peat fires in Riau, Indonesia. Photo by Julius Lawalata/WRI Indonesia brought its deforestation rate down for the second year in a row in 2018 after experiencing record...

EEPN -3 weeks ago

Tree plantation wildfires in S...

Temperatures have peaked at record highs in many parts of Europe this week, and the consequences are being felt severely in Europe’s forests. As highlighted in a discussion document published by the EPN earlier this year, there is an increasingly clear link between climate change, large-scale indu...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Incentivizing compliance: Eval...

Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): John D. Watts, Luca Tacconi, Nindita Hapsari, Silvia Irawan, Sean Sloan, Triyoga WidiastomoAbstractPeriodic peat and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan result in haze that blankets Indonesia and neighbor...

Wetlands


USFS -1 week ago

Mapping black ash dominated st...

Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888) has been a persistent disturbance for ash forests in the United States since 2002. Of particular concern is the impact that EAB will have on the ecosystem functioning of wetlands dominated by black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.). In preparati...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

CIFOR’s annual report releas...

For more than 25 years, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has brought critical forest research to global discussions, raising the profile of tropical forests and of people who depend on them. Its latest annual report shines a light on CIFOR’s achievements in 2018. Source: Ti...

CBD -2 weeks ago

East Africa urged to conserve ...

NAIROBI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- East African governments should reverse human activities in biodiversity to save forest and wetland loss, a Ugandan environmentalist said on Wednesday....

CBD -3 weeks ago

David Suzuki: Yes, we can reso...

There's no shortage of solutions to the climate crisis. Rapidly developing clean-energy technology, reducing energy consumption and waste, increasing efficiency, reforming agricultural practices and protecting and restoring forests and wetlands all put us on a path to cleaner air, water, and soil; h...

Forest & Food Security


WRI -2 days ago

Canada Is Joining an Internati...

Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security Comments|Add Comment|PrintA vessel suspected of illegal fishing. Wikimedia/US Navy Canada announced today that they are the latest country to ratify the UN Food and Agricultu...

CBD -6 days ago

Jamaican women tackle the clim...

Globally, startling changes in the environment disproportionately affect women in developing countries, largely because of their lower economic and social status. In Jamaica, women head about 46 percent of households and bear the brunt of responsibility for shelter, water, and food security....

CBD -6 days ago

World hunger continues to rise...

The United Nations' goal to eradicate hunger by 2030 is a long way off. After a decade of progress, the number of people starving has risen over the last three years, the UN said in its latest report on food security: 820 million people suffer from chronic hunger, including 149 million children unde...

CBD -1 week ago

Study: Global farming trends t...

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


Mongabay -2 days ago

Conservation tech prize with i...

The Con X Tech Prize just announced its second round will be funding 20 finalists each with $3,500 to create their first prototypes. Some 150 teams submitted ideas that use technology to address a conservation challenge. The 20 winners of this first stage of the competition will also compete for a g...

ScienceDaily -3 days ago

Tornadoes, windstorms pave way...

When tornadoes touch down, we brace for news of property damage, injuries, and loss of life, but the high-speed wind storms wreak environmental havoc, too. They can cut through massive swaths of forest, destroying trees and wildlife habitat, and opening up opportunities for invasive species to gain ...

CBD -3 days ago

World's most invasive mosquito...

Researchers combined sterilization with a bacterium in an attempt to stamp out the Asian tiger mosquito....

USFS -5 days ago

Riparian ecosystems of the Sal...

This assessment was conducted to provide information on the current conditions of riparian, wetland, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in reference to their natural range of variation on the Salmon-Challis National Forest during forest plan revision. We used peer-reviewed literature, data from th...

Bio-economy


CEPI -6 days ago

PRESS RELEASE: European pulp a...

In 2018, CEPI members produced 92.2 million tonnes of paper and board, keeping the same level of production than in 2017, and benefiting from a healthy economic environment.   Our 2018 data confirms the longstanding trend of increased production in packaging, hygiene and speciality paper sectors wh...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Depicting the peril and not th...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Lea Ranacher, Alice Ludvig, Peter SchwarzbauerAbstractForests play an increasing role in bioeconomy policies, providing the material for bio-based products. However, public opinion regarding forest management i...

SCION -2 weeks ago

Scion: Beyond Forestry Science...

Introducing CRI Scion, based in Rotorua, whose research focuses on growing sustainable forests to support New Zealand's growing circular bioeconomy....

CEPI -4 weeks ago

Blue Sky Young Researchers &am...

Researchers carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain are invited to submit their application for the Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovat...

Forest Biodiversity


Springer -2 days ago

Understorey phylogenetic diver...

Abstract Background Understorey vegetation is a key biodiversity component of forest ecosystems. Previous studies examined its relations with the overstorey mainly in terms of taxonomic diversity, composition or productivity. So far, n...

CBD -2 days ago

ASEAN environment leaders call...

LOS BANOS, Laguna, July 13 -- Recognising that biodiversity is a cross-cutting concern, environment leaders of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) are set to collaborate with other sectors such as tourism, infrastructure, health, agriculture, cities and urban development, and business, in working towards ...

CBD -2 days ago

HLPF Side Event Highlights Com...

15 July 2019: An event on the sidelines of the 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) highlighted the ways in which a community-based model of landscape management can enhance the resilience of local ecosystems, protect biodiversity and support sustainabl...

timberbiz -3 days ago

FWPA RD&E projects to support ...

FWPA has supported a range of RD&E projects, funded jointly by industry and the Australian Government, under its voluntary matched funding program. Voluntary matching has allowed FWPA to work with some of the best minds in the country on the development of technologies and initiatives that will ...

Forest Certification


Elsevier -1 week ago

Tamm Review: Re-imagining fore...

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): E.K. Sadanandan NambiarAbstractMillions of people are dependent on tropical forests for livelihood. However, their dependence on meagre incomes from nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and payment for ecosys...

RELADEFA -2 weeks ago

PROPUESTA DE GESTION INSTITUCI...

                       PROPUESTA DE GESTIÓN INSTITUCIONAL PARA EL OSINFORPor: John Leigh Vetter[1]INTRODUCCIÓN El Perú es un país megadiverso, posee 84 de las 117 zonas de vida del mundo y de la superficie total del país (128.5 mi...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Sustainable Green Ecosystem Co...

More than 150 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific region met at the 2019 SGEC (Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council)/PEFC International Forest Certification Forum in Japan which was held in Tokyo on 24 June 2019. Source: Timberbiz The forum commemorated the 20th anniversary of PEFC and celebra...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Hikurangi Forest Farms renamed...

New Forests has finalised the acquisition of Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF), based in Gisborne, New Zealand, on behalf of its investment clients. HFF is one of the largest forestry estates in the Gisborne region and includes around 25,000 hectares of radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of freeh...

Forests & Water


CBD -2 days ago

First African Protected Areas ...

The first African Protected Areas Congress is scheduled to convene in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 23 November 2019....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Colombian investors push Pacif...

Emboldened by a right-wing president and congressional approval, a Colombian public-private partnership is working through a licensing process to build a deepwater “megaport” on the country’s northern Pacific coast. Arquimedes S.A., the shareholder group behind the project, aims to build the c...

CBD -4 days ago

Canada needs to triple the amo...

Biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in human history, study finds...

CBD -5 days ago

Smart wastewater management ca...

"Walk along the Bagmati river in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, and you are hit by a pervasive stench, underlining the fact that poor wastewater management worsens air pollution," says Birguy Lamizana, a UN Environment specialist on wastewater and pollution....

Forest Loss


Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution an...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven ...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental s...

Tropical forests Small oil palm farmers in Peru are supplying huge companies like Nestlé with their product (Swissinfo.ch). More than three-quarters of commodity suppliers haven’t made deforestation commitments (Supply Chain Dive). Fewer forest elephants means more carbon in the atmosphere, resea...

ScienceDaily -2 days ago

Sustainable land management ke...

The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown....

Mongabay -2 days ago

New initiative aims to jump-st...

In 2010, some 400 companies grouped under the Consumer Goods Forum agreed to the goal of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 for the four commodities responsible for the majority of tropical deforestation: soy, palm oil, pulpwood and timber, and beef. Nearly a decade later, though, even as more...

REDD+


CIFOR -6 days ago

Consultant for Forest Monitori...

The consultant will be responsible for developing a database and writing a paper on forest monitoring capacity (change) in Reducing... The post Consultant for Forest Monitoring Capacities for REDD+ appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Elsevier -1 week ago

Tamm Review: Re-imagining fore...

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): E.K. Sadanandan NambiarAbstractMillions of people are dependent on tropical forests for livelihood. However, their dependence on meagre incomes from nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and payment for ecosys...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

REDD+ engagement types preferr...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Makoto Ehara, Hiromitsu Samejima, Makino Yamanoshita, Yoko Asada, Yutaro Shogaki, Masato Yano, Kimihiko HyakumuraAbstractThis article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at t...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Effects of mastication of burn...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cristina Fernández, José Mª Fernández-Alonso, José A. VegaAbstractMastication is commonly used as a fuel reduction treatment to minimize severe wildfires in fire-prone areas worldwide. Although masticati...

Forests & Economic Development


WRI -4 days ago

10 Breakthrough Technologies C...

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the worl...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Tamm Review: Re-imagining fore...

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): E.K. Sadanandan NambiarAbstractMillions of people are dependent on tropical forests for livelihood. However, their dependence on meagre incomes from nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and payment for ecosys...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Generous rural leadership prog...

Applications have opened for $55,000 scholarships with the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) to join Course 27. Matt Linnegar, chief executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation said the ARLP is a 15-month leadership development program that takes place over five sessions, acr...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Forestry innovation centre for...

Plans for a Forestry Innovation Centre covering the north of England and south of Scotland have been unveiled as part of a major funding package worth almost £400 million. The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal is a collaboration between the UK Government, Scottish Government and five local auth...

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...

-9 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 -19 hours ago

Breeding bird response to seas...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cathryn H. Greenberg, Tara L. Keyser, W. Henry McNab, Patrick ScottAbstractUpland hardwood forest managers are increasingly burning during the growing-season in hopes of improving wildlife habitat and attaini...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution an...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven ...

Elsevier -21 hours ago

The emergence of network gover...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Jesse AbramsAbstractSince its establishment in the early twentieth century, the U.S. Forest Service has periodically evolved its approach to decision-making and management for the millions of hectares of nation...

IUFRO -3 days ago

Governing and managing forests...

From 2020-02-26 to 2020-02-28, Bonn, Germany, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.00.00, 9.05.07 The conference objective is to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. This can be understood as approaches where both policy and for...

Sustainable Forest Management


Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution an...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven ...

Springer -2 days ago

Understorey phylogenetic diver...

Abstract Background Understorey vegetation is a key biodiversity component of forest ecosystems. Previous studies examined its relations with the overstorey mainly in terms of taxonomic diversity, composition or productivity. So far, n...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Vietnam timber exports to reac...

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period i...

IUFRO -3 days ago

Governing and managing forests...

From 2020-02-26 to 2020-02-28, Bonn, Germany, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.00.00, 9.05.07 The conference objective is to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. This can be understood as approaches where both policy and for...

Payments for Environmental Services


Elsevier -19 hours ago

Breeding bird response to seas...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cathryn H. Greenberg, Tara L. Keyser, W. Henry McNab, Patrick ScottAbstractUpland hardwood forest managers are increasingly burning during the growing-season in hopes of improving wildlife habitat and attaini...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution an...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven ...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Stand carbon density drivers a...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Yanrong Guo, Changhui Peng, Ralph Trancoso, Qiuan Zhu, Xiaolu ZhouAbstractClimate and soil factors drive forest carbon (C) density. However, their impacts on the aboveground carbon density (ACD) and belowgrou...

Elsevier -21 hours ago

The emergence of network gover...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Jesse AbramsAbstractSince its establishment in the early twentieth century, the U.S. Forest Service has periodically evolved its approach to decision-making and management for the millions of hectares of nation...

Palm Oil & Plantations


NYT -3 weeks ago

One Casualty of the Palm Oil I...

Indonesia has promised to stop clearing jungle for plantations. So why are endangered apes still on the front lines of the conservation battle?...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Indonesian ban on clearing new...

JAKARTA — A provisional moratorium on issuing forest-clearing permits for plantations and logging is expected to be made permanent, Indonesian officials have announced. The moratorium prohibits the conversion of primary natural forests and peatlands for oil palm, pulpwood and logging concessions, ...

Mongabay -2 months ago

A forest beset by oil palms, l...

JAMBI, Indonesia — A biodiverse patch of forest in Sumatra threatened by encroaching oil palm plantations and illegal logging could soon be carved up by a road for coal trucks. The Harapan forest spans 769 square kilometers (300 square miles) in the provinces of Jambi and South Sumatra, and repres...

Mongabay -5 months ago

Malaysia to ban oil palm expan...

Malaysia may ban further expansion of oil palm plantations in response to improve the oilseed’s reputation abroad, reports Bloomberg. In an interview Friday, Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok told Bloomberg that the prime minister’s cabinet will weigh a proposal to cap Malaysia&#...

Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -3 weeks ago

VEAC ignores its legal obligat...

The Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) has been accused of ignoring its legal obligations with its final report into Victoria’s Central West, while the forestry industry has condemned its recommendations. The VEAC report, released last week, dramatically cut the timber industry while ...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

South African forests show pat...

Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used globally to counter climate change....

Mongabay -1 month ago

First Nations have created a r...

Over the past decade, First Nations have created a robust conservation economy in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, one of the largest old-growth temperate rainforests left in the world, through investments in sustainable development and environmental stewardship projects that link the health of nat...

Springer -2 months ago

Biological and chemical attrib...

Abstract Timber forests contribute to the sustainable development of the biomes in tropical regions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biological and chemical properties of the soil as a consequence of the cover with native and non-native species in the Acaraú basin, a tra...

Forest Reporting


Elsevier -19 hours ago

Primary forest distribution an...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven ...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Region-wide mass mortality of ...

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Haruki NakajimaAbstractInsect and pathogen disturbances can result in a decline in the abundance of host tree species, leading to changes in tree species composition at a regional scale. Quercus crispula and ...

USFS -6 days ago

Physiographic factors underlie...

Biomass production in living trees is the basis of numerous forest ecosystem functions and services. However, rates of and controls on biomass production vary widely across temperate forests, particularly over successional timescales of decades and centuries. Biomass production in temperate forests ...

USFS -1 week ago

Mapping black ash dominated st...

Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888) has been a persistent disturbance for ash forests in the United States since 2002. Of particular concern is the impact that EAB will have on the ecosystem functioning of wetlands dominated by black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.). In preparati...

Forest Governance


Elsevier -21 hours ago

The emergence of network gover...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Jesse AbramsAbstractSince its establishment in the early twentieth century, the U.S. Forest Service has periodically evolved its approach to decision-making and management for the millions of hectares of nation...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Vietnam timber exports to reac...

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period i...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Overcoming barriers to knowled...

Despite increasing attention to the role that multiple sets of knowledge, including citizen-based knowledge, have in developing more resilient and sustainable pathways for flood management, informal knowledge systems have yet to gain legitimacy and be integrated into formal planning and decision-mak...

CBD -3 weeks ago

The Near East and North Africa...

27 June 2019, Rome - Countries in the Arab region need to set up policies supporting local food production and improve their governance of natural resources if hunger is to be eradicated from the Near East and North Africa by 2030....

Forest Bioenergy


Climate Home -4 days ago

Leaked UN science report warns...

Models suggest large areas of land are needed for forests and biofuel crops to halt climate change, but this risks worsening hunger, draft tells policymakers The post Leaked UN science report warns of clash between bioenergy and food appeared first on Climate Home News....

timberbiz -5 days ago

NZ could set fire to China’s...

It is reported that New Zealand logs are piling up on Chinese wharves as cheap, sawn timber makes its way by train into the People’s Republic from Russia and Scandinavia. Five million tonnes of logs, mostly from New Zealand are sitting on wharves in China unsold. Source: Timberbiz News that th...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

In other news: Environmental s...

Tropical forests Illegal logging in Mozambique has exposed the country to potential devastation as a result of cyclones (The Epoch Times). As policy turns away from palm oil-based biofuels in the European Union, it’s still powering a lot of vehicles (Financial Times). A new law in Côte d’Ivoire...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

The importance of incorporatin...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Darius M. Adams, Gregory S. Latta, Mindy S. Crandall, Isabel G. Guerrero OchoaAbstractNew methods of fiber pre-processing and cellulosic fermentation may allow production of isoparaffinic kerosene, a bio-based ...

Forest Tenure


FAO -4 days ago

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 -1 week ago

Active and adaptive management...

A radical overhaul of regulations and conservation management is needed if Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements are to actually meet their worthy principles and achieve biodiversity aims, according to a regional forest group. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The South East Timber Association ...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Tenure rights a strong incenti...

GIZ webinar with Steven Lawry, CIFOR principal scientist Rights enforcement must be strengthened for forest landscape restoration efforts to succeed,... The post Tenure rights a strong incentive for forest landscape restoration initiatives appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

VEAC accused of simplistic vie...

VEAC’s concept of conservation in Central West Victoria is simplistic, ignores the historic role of Aborigines in forest management and will do little to protect threatened species, according to a community forest group. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Instead, an expert panel should rewrite ...

Entomology


Springer -just now

Spruce forest stands in a stat...

Abstract We present stationarity criteria for forest stands, and establish embodiments using a Norwegian empirical stand development model. The natural stationary states only slightly differ from the outcome of long-term simulations previously implemented using the same empirical...

Springer -just now

GIS approach to estimate windb...

Abstract Windbreaks were originally promoted across the U.S. Great Plains to reduce wind erosion. A review paper published nearly 30 years ago showed yield increases for a variety of crops associated with windbreaks. However, with the widespread use of no-till cropping systems a...

Springer -just now

The utility of farmer ranking ...

Abstract There is increasing interest in the potential of agroforestry to improve the productivity and sustainability of coffee production, but designing management options is knowledge intensive. Tree-crop interactions and the biophysical and socio-economic factors influencing f...

Springer -just now

Species association in Xanthoc...

Abstract We embraced the “learning from nature and back to nature” paradigm to develop viable agroforestry scenarios through studying species association in 12 wild yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium: a Chinese endemic oil woody plants) communities. We identified 18 species ...