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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -3 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry...

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Ac...

Springer -17 hours ago

Intra-annual density fluctuati...

Abstract Although wood anatomical features can provide yearly resolved climatic information at sub-seasonal resolution, the occurrence of intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) might be triggered by several abiotic factors under different ecological settings. Here, we use inform...

Climate Home -19 hours ago

Indigenous lands, protected ar...

Greater international support for indigenous land rights and livelihoods is a cost-effective way to limit climate change, PNAS study The post Indigenous lands, protected areas limit Amazon’s carbon emissions appeared first on Climate Home News....

ScienceDaily -21 hours ago

Earth's most biodiverse ecosys...

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extreme...

Climate Change Adaptation


Elsevier -3 days ago

The calm before the storm: How...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Timothée Fouqueray, Antoine Charpentier, Michel Trommetter, Nathalie Frascaria-LacosteAbstractAdapting forest management to climate change is a key issue, as forests are crucial for mitigation policies and th...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Differentiation in phenology a...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): V.G. Duboscq-Carra, J.A. Arias-Rios, V.A. El Mujtar, P. Marchelli, M.J. PastorinoAbstractPhenological traits are crucial for understanding adaptation to climate change due to their genetic control and associat...

WRI -7 days ago

RELEASE: Global Commission on ...

RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches Action Track to Accelerate Local Climate Adaptation Solutions Commission aims to mobilize $500 million in finance for locally led climate adaptation efforts in 2020; convene grassroots groups, governments, donors to drive action, including more than ...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Socio-Ecological Conflicts in ...

From 2020-07-01 to 2020-07-03, Nancy, France, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.04.07 This international conference will focus on the potential conflicts emanating from the divergences in terms of expectations towards the forest, from various actors. In particular, society's expectations can sometimes ...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


Elsevier -2 days ago

Physiological responses of eas...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Chelcy Ford Miniat, David R. Zietlow, Steven T. Brantley, Cindi L. Brown, Albert E. Mayfield III, Robert M. Jetton, James R. Rhea, Paul ArnoldAbstractThe rapid loss of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in the...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Predicting carbon sequestratio...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Keryn I. Paul, Stephen H. RoxburghAbstractLand restoration through planting native species or facilitating natural regeneration may provide opportunities for sequestration of biomass carbon in many regions whe...

CBD -6 days ago

1t.org Announced to Accelerate...

1t.org is a World Economic Forum initiative, designed to support the trillion tree community. It is being set up with the initial financial support of Marc and Lynne Benioff. 1t.org is a platform for leading governments, businesses, civil society and ecopreneurs committed to restoring and reforestin...

iForest -7 days ago

Research Articles: Outplanting...

Espinoza SE, Yañez MA, Magni CR, Santelices RE, Cabrera AMOUTPLANTING PERFORMANCE OF THREE PROVENANCES OF QUILLAJA SAPONARIA MOL. ESTABLISHED IN A MEDITERRANEAN DROUGHT-PRONE SITE AND GROWN IN DIFFERENT CONTAINER SIZEAbstract: In degraded environments with restricted seed availability, like those b...

IPCC


ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Estimates of ecosystem carbon ...

The recent reports from the IPCC concluded that new land-use options to enhance the terrestrial carbon sink are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate....

WRI -2 months ago

Climate Change Poses an Existe...

Climate Change Poses an Existential Risk to Ocean Industries. Here’s How They Can Respond. Comments|Add Comment|PrintReef diver off Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean. Photo by Mark Spalding/Flickr Never before has the urgency of climate action for ocean health been more pronounced. In September, the ...

timberbiz -3 months 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 -3 months 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....

Forests & SDGs


CBD -yesterday

SDG14: How to develop a cleane...

Billions of people depend on the oceans for their food and livelihoods, but progress towards SDG14 remains stubbornly stuck in the slow lane....

IISD -5 days ago

Guest Article: SDG Implementat...

This book discusses the conditions that influence how the SDGs are implemented and prioritized, and provides a systematic, multidisciplinary global assessment of interlinkages among the SDGs and their targets, increasing understanding of potential synergies and unavoidable trade-offs between goals f...

CBD -5 days ago

Decade of Action on the Sustai...

The Sustainable Development Goals are known as the world's blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 goals are all...

CBD -6 days ago

How open data play a role in a...

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger and increase food security by 2030, governments and multilateral agencies are looking to open data to boost agriculture and farming...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -7 days ago

Young Queensland engineer wins...

A Queensland Government timber engineer has been recognised at the Australian Young Researchers’ Conference for research that will save timber manufacturers time, money and resources. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Adam Faircloth, a timber engineer wi...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Borg has EPA approval for wood...

Borg Manufacturing has received EPA approval to implement an Urban Wood Residue recovery process. The EPA exemption allows Borg to recover a range of raw materials from other businesses, including softwood offcuts (included treated pine), LVL and glulam offcuts and, wood pallets and crates. Source: ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Tech design guide for mid rise...

The increasing use of timber building systems in mid-rise construction is creating a demand for engineering and design professionals familiar with their requirements. The new WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide, Mid-rise Timber Building Structural Engineering has been written to address this need b...

timberbiz -2 months ago

TDA hosts 2-day CLT and mill t...

Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with as they increasing look to timber, Tumbarumba and the twin cities of Albu...

Wildfires


timberbiz -3 hours ago

VicForest assessing proposed h...

VicForests is investigating the suitability of a coupe (Apu) in Warburton for harvest. As part of this process VicForests is consulting with the Warburton community and conducting surveys and studies of the area. Source: Timberbiz Consultation with community is integral for VicForests’ planning...

Mongabay -4 days ago

Indonesia forest fires push or...

JAKARTA — The fires that raze vast swaths of Indonesian Borneo every year are having a lasting health impact on the region’s critically endangered orangutans that threatens them with extinction, a new study has found. The fires, which in nearly all cases are started to clear land for plantations...

CBD -4 days ago

Fifteen Years to Save the Amaz...

The pace of deforestation in the Amazon, coupled with last year's devastating forest fires, has pushed the world's largest rainforest close to a tipping point beyond which it will turn from a carbon sink to a carbon source....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Ecological restoration of Abie...

Increasing disturbance events (forest fires, windstorms, pest outbreaks) associated with climate change are creating new ecological restoration challenges. Here, we examine the utility of assisted migration in combination with naturally established nurse plants in order to improve the success of aff...

Wetlands


CIFOR -21 hours ago

Scientific Consultant...

As Indonesia ranks among the world’s top holders of high-carbon reservoir tropical wetlands, a major area for improvement in its... The post Scientific Consultant appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Silviculture and forested wetl...

The papers in this Special Feature are the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the wetland and forestry communities, with the goal of fostering open dialogue regarding the interaction between forestry operations and forested wetlands in the Coastal Plain of the southeast U.S. Many misun...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Are sinking soils in the Everg...

Characterized by alligators, airboats, and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area's role in Florida's tourism industry, the Everglades play a significant part in protecting our environment-through carbon sequestration....

USFS -3 weeks ago

Advances in understanding the ...

Invasive species remain one of the greatest threats to the productivity and sustainability of agriculture, forests, prairies and wetlands (Lovett et al., 2016; Paini et al., 2016). By definition these species are alien (i.e. non-native) to some ecosystems in which they now occur. In their adventive ...

Forest & Food Security


CBD -6 days ago

How open data play a role in a...

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger and increase food security by 2030, governments and multilateral agencies are looking to open data to boost agriculture and farming...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Farmers urged to adopt organic...

Farmers in Ghana have been urged to adopt organic farming practices to increase and sustain agriculture production, ensure food security and protect the environment from pollution....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Food security plan after Brexi...

The UK's food security is to be regularly assessed by parliament to ensure minimal disruption to supplies after the country leaves the EU and while new trade deals are sought....

CBD -2 weeks ago

'Emirati Queen Bee' for UAE's ...

The UAE is crossbreeding bees to develop a resilient Queen that can endure the harsh desert climate and sustain crucial pollination rates crucial for the country's food security, Gulf News can exclusively reveal....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


CBD -4 days ago

Florida's iguana-geddon: cull ...

The cold snap that left the reptiles falling catatonic from trees had residents dusting off recipes for an invasive species whose meat sells for $60 a pound...

EFETAC -5 days ago

FIA Stakeholders Meeting...

Across the nation, USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis collects data on forest ecosystems, including soils, microbes, land ownership, carbon, invasive plants, and of course, trees. Every two years, experts from the U.S. and beyond gather to share their knowledge. The 2019 FIA Stakeholders Science Mee...

USFS -5 days ago

Exposure of protected and unpr...

Research Highlights: We demonstrate a macroscale framework combining an invasibility model with forest inventory data, and evaluate regional forest exposure to harmful invasive plants under different types of forest protection. Background and Objectives: Protected areas are a fundamental component o...

USFS -5 days ago

Successful invasions and faile...

Understanding the successes and failures of nonnative species remains challenging. In recent decades, researchers have developed the enemy release hypothesis and other antagonist hypotheses, which posit that nonnative species either fail or succeed in a novel range because of the presence or absence...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -5 days ago

Sodra’s summer jobs...

Applications opened for 250 summer jobs at Södra in 2020 for anyone over the age of 18. Each year, Södra offers summer jobs throughout its operations in pulp mills, sawmills and in the forests. Both Sodra and Metsa open their doors annually to an intake for northern summer employees. Source: Tim...

CBD -6 days ago

Bioeconomy hype shouldn't put ...

While experts say Poland could become key for the EU's bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of the country's forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports....

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Is there a room for the small ...

From 2020-06-02 to 2020-06-05, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.05.00, T44 Bioeconomy “encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy” (EC, 2012). It includes forestry and wood production, w...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Factors behind development of ...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Nataša Lovrić, Marko Lovrić, Robert MavsarAbstractOrganizational-level innovations are one of the key pathways for reaching the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy; and analysis of factors behind their development is...

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -3 hours ago

SETA forestry scientist says A...

Spokesperson for South East Timber Association (SETA) Peter Rutherford, a forestry scientist of 40 years standing, claims the RMIT/ABC fact check on prescribed burning rates in NSW had failed to compare correct data sets. Source: Timberbiz “Fire researcher, Dr Philip Zylstra stated that pre...

ScienceDaily -21 hours ago

Earth's most biodiverse ecosys...

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extreme...

CBD -yesterday

Climate change, humans causing...

Climate change and pressure from human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, according to a study published on Monday....

CBD -yesterday

Tackling environmental problem...

Last November, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment took place in Durban, South Africa. It brought together African governments, policymakers, development partners and civil society organisations to deliberate on pressing environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate c...

Forest Certification


Forest Sweden -5 days ago

Sustainable teak and cocoa pla...

A project to expand FSC certified teak and UTZ certified cocoa plantations in the rural Siuna and Bonanza regions of Nicaragua scores exceptionally high points in Finnfund’s development impact assessment. The high score is based on the project’s contribution to carbon capture, protection of faun...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC responds to media reports ...

Recent media reports examined the Austrian parquet market and its Ukrainian suppliers, doubts were raised about the effectiveness of FSC controls in Ukraine. They suggest FSC certification was not an effective means of punishing or exposing violations of FSC standards. Source: Timberbiz FSC is a vol...

timberbiz -1 month ago

WWF wants to ban native forest...

WWF Australia has released a document which undercuts years of sensible, science based advocacy by one of the world’s most respected environmental organisations and which will have international ramifications. Source: Timberbiz The WWF Australia report, Towards Two Billion Trees, contains a recomm...

timberbiz -1 month ago

FSC takes action against Asian...

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. These companies are subject to termination or suspension of their trademark licenses or further inves...

Forests & Water


timberbiz -3 hours ago

More timber companies join the...

High Country Truss & Frames and Dahlsens have also joined the efforts to help with the bushfire recovery in New South Wales and Victoria respectively. Source: Timberbiz Owners David and Elizabeth van der Plaat from High Country Truss & Frames have been helping transport feed to the NSW Sout...

CBD -yesterday

Study connects marine heat wav...

Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves-warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems-and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean...

Mongabay -4 days ago

After a mine killed their rive...

One year after a tailings dam collapsed in Brazil’s southwestern state of Minas Gerais, killing 250 people and unleashing a tsunami of toxic mud, affected indigenous inhabitants are still struggling to relocate away from the polluted waters of the Paraopeba River....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Canada working towards new fut...

Indigenous people currently manage or have tenure on 40% of the world’s protected areas and remaining intact ecosystems. The deep connection to land and water that characterizes Indigenous cultures around the world suggests a natural alliance with conservationists working to protect those places. ...

Forest Loss


CBD -4 days ago

Fifteen Years to Save the Amaz...

The pace of deforestation in the Amazon, coupled with last year's devastating forest fires, has pushed the world's largest rainforest close to a tipping point beyond which it will turn from a carbon sink to a carbon source....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Catastrophic Amazon tipping po...

Deforestation and climate change could convert Amazon rainforest to savanna by 2050. New infrastructure development would quicken process....

Forest Sweden -5 days ago

Sustainable teak and cocoa pla...

A project to expand FSC certified teak and UTZ certified cocoa plantations in the rural Siuna and Bonanza regions of Nicaragua scores exceptionally high points in Finnfund’s development impact assessment. The high score is based on the project’s contribution to carbon capture, protection of faun...

CIFOR -6 days ago

Pay, talk or ‘whip’ to con...

Despite many efforts to conserve tropical forests, high rates of deforestation and forest degradation continue, threatening the products and environmental... The post Pay, talk or ‘whip’ to conserve forests: Framed field experiments in Zambia appeared first on Center for International Fo...

REDD+


The Guardian -7 days ago

Trump hails 1tn trees plan but...

If US president really wants to protect trees he should rethink his climate-wrecking policiesTrees are great. They give us oxygen, take away CO2, provide nests for birds and habitats for wildlife, protect against flooding and even help to clean up lung-shredding air pollutants from traffic.As the wo...

REDD-Monitor -1 week ago

The Amazon rainforest: Tipping...

In September 2007, a paper by a group of Brazilian researchers was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The title was “Regional climate change over eastern Amazonia caused by pasture and soybean cropland expansion”. The opening line of the paper explains that, Field observations an...

GFW -3 weeks ago

10 Big Changes for Forests Ove...

The last decade was pivotal for the world’s forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals ...

WRI -3 weeks ago

10 Big Changes for Forests Ove...

10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments ...

Forests & Economic Development


Springer -17 hours ago

Operationalizing a Framework f...

Abstract We demonstrate how Baynes et al.’s (Glob Environ Change 35:226–238, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.011) framework can be operationalized as a tool for identifying potential intervention points for supporting the tenure and governance-enabling environ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

2020 The Year of Plant Health...

As a joyful celebration of nature, the United Nations (UN) declared 2020 as the year of plant health. "The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant healt...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Balancing oil palm economic de...

The post Balancing oil palm economic development and conservation: Publication appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Reconciling oil palm economic ...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Herry Purnomo, Beni Okarda, Ahmad Dermawan, Qori Pebrial Ilham, Pablo Pacheco, Fitri Nurfatriani, Endang SuhendangAbstractPalm oil makes a significant contribution to the economies of Indonesia and Malaysia thro...

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


Elsevier -2 days ago

Physiological responses of eas...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Chelcy Ford Miniat, David R. Zietlow, Steven T. Brantley, Cindi L. Brown, Albert E. Mayfield III, Robert M. Jetton, James R. Rhea, Paul ArnoldAbstractThe rapid loss of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in the...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Predicting carbon sequestratio...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Keryn I. Paul, Stephen H. RoxburghAbstractLand restoration through planting native species or facilitating natural regeneration may provide opportunities for sequestration of biomass carbon in many regions whe...

CBD -6 days ago

1t.org Announced to Accelerate...

1t.org is a World Economic Forum initiative, designed to support the trillion tree community. It is being set up with the initial financial support of Marc and Lynne Benioff. 1t.org is a platform for leading governments, businesses, civil society and ecopreneurs committed to restoring and reforestin...

iForest -7 days ago

Research Articles: Outplanting...

Espinoza SE, Yañez MA, Magni CR, Santelices RE, Cabrera AMOUTPLANTING PERFORMANCE OF THREE PROVENANCES OF QUILLAJA SAPONARIA MOL. ESTABLISHED IN A MEDITERRANEAN DROUGHT-PRONE SITE AND GROWN IN DIFFERENT CONTAINER SIZEAbstract: In degraded environments with restricted seed availability, like those b...

Sustainable Forest Management


Elsevier -3 days ago

The calm before the storm: How...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Timothée Fouqueray, Antoine Charpentier, Michel Trommetter, Nathalie Frascaria-LacosteAbstractAdapting forest management to climate change is a key issue, as forests are crucial for mitigation policies and th...

Springer -6 days ago

Trade-offs between economic pr...

Abstract Key message Multi-objective forest planning methods were used to assess the trade-offs between three ecosystem services: timber production, erosion prote...

Elsevier -6 days ago

Assessing multi-scale habitat ...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Shelby R. Timm, Alexander J. Wolf, Xiaoming Gao, Kenneth F. KellnerAbstractBehaviorally cryptic or uncommon herpetofauna are often understudied due to the extensive effort it requires to obtain adequate data f...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Initial establishment of comme...

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Victor Alexandre Hardt Ferreira dos Santos, Marciel José FerreiraAbstractEnrichment planting has the potential to conserve wide areas of secondary forest in the Amazon. Therefore, it is necessary to understan...

Payments for Environmental Services


timberbiz -3 hours ago

VicForest assessing proposed h...

VicForests is investigating the suitability of a coupe (Apu) in Warburton for harvest. As part of this process VicForests is consulting with the Warburton community and conducting surveys and studies of the area. Source: Timberbiz Consultation with community is integral for VicForests’ planning...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

WPMA blames demise of mills on...

Brian Stanley New Zealand’s Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association chair penned an open letter to express its deeply felt regrets regarding the announcement of intent of closure of another wood processing mill in New Zealand and the loss of yet more jobs in the regions. Source: Timberbiz M...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

Fire recovery process will sho...

One thing you can be certain of in the timber industry is that you would have experienced fire before. Some fires are worse than others and fires have significant impacts on the industry, whether it be plantation or native based. However, even if impacted upon, it does not mean the industry is o...

Springer -17 hours ago

Intra-annual density fluctuati...

Abstract Although wood anatomical features can provide yearly resolved climatic information at sub-seasonal resolution, the occurrence of intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) might be triggered by several abiotic factors under different ecological settings. Here, we use inform...

Palm Oil & Plantations


ScienceDaily -7 days ago

Preparing land for palm oil ca...

New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases than mature plantations....

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Activists seek purge after Ind...

JAKARTA — Environmental activists have called on the Indonesian government to swiftly crack down on plantation companies operating in protected forests, after the country’s highest court ruled such activities illegal. The Supreme Court ruling, delivered at the end of 2019, was the culmination of...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Palm oil processors top planta...

JAKARTA — The oil palm processing industry has become the biggest threat to the iconic and endangered proboscis monkeys of Indonesian Borneo, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation, analyzed the loss of habitat of the proboscis monkey (Nasalis la...

The Guardian -4 weeks ago

Liberia's miracle oil brings f...

Palm plantations are fuelling a booming international trade but the people who live on its edges feel forgotten The sign at the entrance to the palm oil plantation in Grand Bassa has faded thanks to Liberia’s relentless cycle of scorching sun and torrential rain. Even so, it’s possible to make o...

Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -3 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry...

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Ac...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Is community tenure facilitati...

With communities in many parts of the world achieving stronger, legally recognized, collective rights over their forests and other natural... The post Is community tenure facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive and sustainable development? appeared first on Center for International Fore...

GFW -3 weeks ago

10 Big Changes for Forests Ove...

The last decade was pivotal for the world’s forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals ...

WRI -3 weeks ago

10 Big Changes for Forests Ove...

10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments ...

Forest Reporting


timberbiz -3 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry...

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Ac...

EFETAC -5 days ago

FIA Stakeholders Meeting...

Across the nation, USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis collects data on forest ecosystems, including soils, microbes, land ownership, carbon, invasive plants, and of course, trees. Every two years, experts from the U.S. and beyond gather to share their knowledge. The 2019 FIA Stakeholders Science Mee...

USFS -5 days ago

Exposure of protected and unpr...

Research Highlights: We demonstrate a macroscale framework combining an invasibility model with forest inventory data, and evaluate regional forest exposure to harmful invasive plants under different types of forest protection. Background and Objectives: Protected areas are a fundamental component o...

timberbiz -7 days ago

US softwood firms in 2020...

As expected by most US softwood lumber producers at the end of 2019, demand for construction framing dimension softwood lumber products remained steady through the Christmas season and looks promising as the industry ushers in 2020. The latest round of sawmill closures, mostly in British Columbia...

Forest Governance


Springer -17 hours ago

Operationalizing a Framework f...

Abstract We demonstrate how Baynes et al.’s (Glob Environ Change 35:226–238, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.011) framework can be operationalized as a tool for identifying potential intervention points for supporting the tenure and governance-enabling environ...

CBD -4 days ago

Human health linked to state o...

Humankind is fundamentally connected to the ocean and we need to protect the health of the sea to protect our own health. That's the view of US ecologist Professor Phil Levin who was the keynote speaker at the three-day Transformed and Transformative Ocean Governance Conference in Port Elizabeth thi...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Promoting a responsive state: ...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Divya Gupta, Sharachchandra Lele, Geetanjoy SahuAbstractCommunity Forest Resource (CFR) Rights recognized under India's Forest Rights Act transfers collective rights and responsibilities to forest dwelling commu...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Sustainable Forest Management ...

Abstract Purpose of Review This review provides perspectives and insights of forest researchers from four continents representing a range of geo-regions, with examples from diverse and dynamic use of forest products that are undervalued and ...

Forest Bioenergy


Elsevier -6 days ago

Modelling effects of policies ...

Publication date: April 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 113Author(s): Eirik Ogner Jåstad, Torjus Folsland Bolkesjø, Per Kristian RørstadAbstractThe Nordic countries have ambitious plans to reduce the use of fossil fuels. One possible solution is to blend biofuel into the liquid fu...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Is there a room for the small ...

From 2020-06-02 to 2020-06-05, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.05.00, T44 Bioeconomy “encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy” (EC, 2012). It includes forestry and wood production, w...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Africa: Sustainable Bioenergy ...

While renewable energy is advancing rapidly in Africa due to consistent efforts and investment, wood fuel is still largely used on the continent. In addition to being of significant value to African economies, it is the single most important energy source for most households....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Report notes shifts in wood fi...

As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fibre residuals. The report, Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017, a...

Forest Tenure


Springer -17 hours ago

Operationalizing a Framework f...

Abstract We demonstrate how Baynes et al.’s (Glob Environ Change 35:226–238, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.011) framework can be operationalized as a tool for identifying potential intervention points for supporting the tenure and governance-enabling environ...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Canada working towards new fut...

Indigenous people currently manage or have tenure on 40% of the world’s protected areas and remaining intact ecosystems. The deep connection to land and water that characterizes Indigenous cultures around the world suggests a natural alliance with conservationists working to protect those places. ...

USFS -1 week ago

Social status, forest disturba...

<p>Dispersal among breeding sites in territorial animals (i.e. breeding dispersal) is driven by numerous selection pressures, including competition and spatiotemporal variation in habitat quality. The scale and trend of dispersal movements over time may signal changing conditions within the po...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Is community tenure facilitati...

With communities in many parts of the world achieving stronger, legally recognized, collective rights over their forests and other natural... The post Is community tenure facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive and sustainable development? appeared first on Center for International Fore...

Entomology


CIFOR -2 hours ago

Q+A: Natural climate solutions...

Interview with Conservation International scientist Bronson Griscom...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry...

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Ac...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

Canadian sawmills gain market ...

Softwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totalled 3.82 million m³ (+16% compared with 2018). This is a new record and the seasonally adjusted trend line for the Chinese import of softwood lumber is increasing at a record high level according to Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis...

timberbiz -3 hours ago

Regular log trains start from ...

Regular log trains began running between Wairoa and Napier Port in New Zealand on Sunday 26 January following completion of the new log yard in Wairoa. The log trains were reopened following funding through the Provincial Growth Fund which enable the rail line to reopen. Source: Timberbiz The NZ G...

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