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Forests and Climate Change


USFS -2 days ago

Climate change impacts on hydr...

Water availability is one of the most critical issues facing southern California. Consequently, the role and management of intact watersheds on public lands that supply water are paramount. We undertake the first regional study of climate impacts on hydrological services (runoff, recharge, and clima...

NYT -2 days ago

After Years of Political Gridl...

Early this year, lawmakers considered legislation to thin forests, hire firefighters and increase building standards to prepare for wildfires. But a dispute over how to address climate change doomed the proposals....

USFS -2 days ago

Climate change and biodiversit...

Given the important role of climate on species distributions, climate change is expected to have effects on biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity on the Caribbean Islands is characterized by a broad range of distributions, from cosmopolitan species to many rare and endemic species that occupy limi...

timberbiz -2 days ago

HP putting its ‘money where ...

Printer and printing solutions company HP has pledged to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that supports World Economic Forum’s and American Forests’ initiative that serves as a global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillio...

Climate Change Adaptation


IISD -15 hours ago

Cuba’s 2020 NDC Update Prior...

The updated NDC outlines adaptation and mitigation measures in priority sectors. Cuba reiterates the voluntary and non-prescriptive nature of the NDCs, to be assessed in the context of the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the country’s sustainable development goals. Cuba...

USFS -3 days ago

Wildfire recovery as a “hot ...

Recent decades have witnessed an escalation in the social, economic, and ecological impacts of wildfires<br>worldwide. Wildfire losses stem from the complex interplay of social and ecological forces at multiple scales,<br>including global climate change, regional wildfire regimes altered...

CFS -1 week ago

Frontline Express e-Bulletin I...

This is a web-based newsletter that demonstrates how the Canadian Forest Service is providing information towards the maintenance of Canada’s healthy forests and the promotion of a strong forest sector. This edition includes: • Small is beautiful: grassroots projects feed global data synthesis ...

CFS -1 week ago

e-Bulletin. The Great Lakes Fo...

This is a web-based newsletter that demonstrates how the Canadian Forest Service is providing information towards the maintenance of Canada’s healthy forests and the promotion of a strong forest sector. This edition includes: • Small is beautiful: grassroots projects feed global data synthesis ...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


timberbiz -2 days ago

HP putting its ‘money where ...

Printer and printing solutions company HP has pledged to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that supports World Economic Forum’s and American Forests’ initiative that serves as a global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillio...

USFS -3 days ago

A reference genome assembly an...

Forest tree species are increasingly subject to severe mortalities from exotic pests, pathogens, and invasive organisms, accelerated by climate change. Such forest health issues are threatening multiple species and ecosystem sustainability globally. One of the most extreme examples of forest ecosyst...

PARTNERS RCN -7 days ago

Farmer-managed natural regener...

Pictured above: Farmer removing side stems from Guiera senegalensis to enhance its growth (photo by P. Savadogo/ ICRAF). The upcoming UN decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to accelerate efforts towards achieving the ambitious 2030 restoration targets, for example under the Bonn Challenge and AFR10...

USFS -7 days ago

Sagehen Campground, Boise Nati...

The culmination of 2020 Field season; showcasing the timber harvest and restoration of the Sagehen area including roadside hazard and removal of hazard trees in campgrounds for public health and safety....

IPCC


USFS -2 weeks ago

The role of predictive model d...

<p>Estimating baseline carbon stocks is a key step in designing forest carbon programs. While field inventories are resource-demanding, advances in predictive modeling are now providing globally coterminous datasets of carbon stocks at high spatial resolutions that may meet this data need. How...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Opinion: Daryl Cochrane – Th...

Mark Twain said: “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has even gotten out of bed”. Rural Australians, the true conservationists, the providers of the necessities of life that live a life of integrity, are now under attack. Environmentalism, the planned and executed bullyin...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb lo...

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory G...

EFI -4 months ago

ThinkForest: Science insights ...

Our May ThinkForest webinar focused on: - What are the main objectives of the Green Deal and how do these relate to the forest-based sector? - How is the forest-based sector in general viewed in the Green Deal? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Deal proposal from ecological, econo...

Forests & SDGs


USFS -14 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the G...

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ fina...

IISD -15 hours ago

Cuba’s 2020 NDC Update Prior...

The updated NDC outlines adaptation and mitigation measures in priority sectors. Cuba reiterates the voluntary and non-prescriptive nature of the NDCs, to be assessed in the context of the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the country’s sustainable development goals. Cuba...

UNECE-FAO -7 days ago

SDG Progress – Region by Reg...

From Beirut to Bangkok; From Addis Abeba to Santiago and from Geneva to New York, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals is imperilling our shared vision to end poverty, rescue the planet and build a peaceful world. Can we ever get back on track? We look at ho...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Session 1 – Setting the scen...

Visiting the principles in the existing C&I in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (e.g. SDG, UNFCCC, UNCCD, CBD, Ramsar), Monitoring schemes, networks, and implications....

reThinkWood


timberbiz -2 days ago

The largest CLT panel in the w...

In Austria a timber construction is currently being built with a massive 650m2 cross laminated timber panel, which is a world record. TS3 technology makes it possible, this is a development by Timbatec together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Source: Timberbiz TS3 te...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

Stora Enso invests in a new CL...

Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 79 million in a new production line for cross laminated timber (CLT) at its Ždírec sawmill in the Czech Republic. Production is scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2022. The estimated annual production capacity will be approximately 120...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Stora Enso to invest 79m Euros...

Stora Enso will invest approximately Euro 79 million in a new production line for cross laminated timber (CLT) at its Ždírec sawmill in the Czech Republic. Production is scheduled to begin during the 3Q 2022. Source: Timberbiz The estimated annual production capacity will be approximately 120,000 ...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

World-first totally wood multi...

MalisGarten is the world’s first 5-storey hotel made entirely of solid wood. PEFC-certified glue laminated timber (binderholz glulam) and cross laminated timber (binderholz CLT BBS) supplied by GmbH were used for the entire supporting structure. Source: Timberbiz The hotel is located in the Zil...

Wildfires


UN-REDD Programme -19 hours ago

Forest Fires...

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ITTO -2 weeks ago

ITTO projects to support fores...

Improving fire management is increasingly urgent in the tropics, as shown by recent devastating fires in Borneo, the Amazon and elsewhere. As part of its long-running efforts to assist its member countries, ITTO announces the financing of two new projects—in Indonesia and Peru—aimed at a...

ForestForum.ru -3 weeks ago

Forest fires in Russia - Sept...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

ForestForum.ru -3 weeks ago

Forest fires in Russia - Sept...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

Wetlands


USFS -2 days ago

Effect of simulated emerald as...

Black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). EAB-induced ash mortality can increase air temperatures, alter...

USFS -4 days ago

Spectral evidence for substrat...

Knowledge of the dynamics of methane (CH4) fluxes across coastal freshwater forested wetlands, such as those found in the southeastern US remains limited. In the current study, we look at the spectral properties of ecosystem net CH4 exchange (NEECH4) time series, and its cospectral behavior with key...

Mongabay -1 week ago

In Brazil’s Pantanal, a desp...

Firefighters are working around the clock to protect a forested ranch in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state that’s an important refuge of the threatened hyacinth macaw. The Pantanal wetlands in which the ranch is located are experiencing severe wildfires, sparked by human activity and exacerbated by dro...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Forest vegetation change and i...

<p>Managed wildfire is an increasingly relevant management option to restore variability in vegetation structure within fire-suppressed montane forests in western North America. Managed wildfire often reduces tree cover and density, potentially leading to increases in soil moisture availabilit...

Forest & Food Security


timberbiz -2 days ago

Bee aware of what proposed con...

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

USFS -1 week ago

Dual roles of glutathione in s...

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

Climate Home -3 weeks ago

‘Solidarity economy’: Indi...

The Cabécar community is combining traditional customs and modern technology to cope with pandemic and climate change pressures on food security The post ‘Solidarity economy’: Indigenous women run WhatsApp food swap in Costa Rica appeared first on Climate Home News....

AFTA -3 weeks ago

Edible Acorn Oaks for Food Sec...

Acorns have long been an appealing food source for humans (Šálková et al. 2012).  The acceptance of acorns as an alternative modern crop is developing (Vinha et al. 2016).  Acorn gathering and processing has provided an exciting opportunity to engage the community and teach food securit...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


USFS -yesterday

Using the ecological significa...

<p>Recent bioacoustic advances have facilitated large‐scale population monitoring for acoustically active species. Animal sounds, however, can of information that is underutilized in typical approaches to passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) that treat sounds simply as detections. We developed ...

USFS -2 days ago

Effect of simulated emerald as...

Black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). EAB-induced ash mortality can increase air temperatures, alter...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Calls to certify all forests, ...

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all forest managem...

USFS -3 days ago

The continuing march of Common...

The popularity of the Common Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) as a pet has contributed to its global occurrence as an invasive alien species. Early detection and control of alien I. iguana populations is necessary to prevent the need for large and financially demanding eradication actions. Here, we firs...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -4 days ago

Australia’s forest industrie...

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

SMY -4 weeks ago

Point of view: Finnish bioecon...

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

USFS -1 month ago

Measurement of moisture-depend...

Our future bioeconomy depends on increased utilization of renewable lignocellulosic biomass. Controlling the diffusion of chemicals, such as inorganic ions, within secondary plant cell walls is central to many biomass applications. However, insufficient understanding of intra-cell-wall diffusion wit...

Springer -2 months ago

Harmonising, improving and usi...

Abstract Key message National Forest Inventories (NFIs) hold promise for monitoring and valuing of non-productive forest functions, including social and recreatio...

Forest Biodiversity


Mongabay -18 hours ago

When the Amazon burns, what ha...

The number of fires burning in standing Amazon rainforest spiked dramatically in recent weeks, threatening the forest’s biodiversity — a richness of flora and fauna not adapted to withstand the flames. Of all major fires detected in the Amazon this year, 43% were in standing forests, as of Sept ...

Mongabay -yesterday

Philippine community goes to c...

MANILA — Community members and civil society groups have filed a lawsuit against a planned coal-fired power plant in the Philippine province of Palawan, a biodiversity haven that’s one of the last strongholds of the country’s most critically endangered species. The group, composed of residents...

USFS -2 days ago

Climate change and biodiversit...

Given the important role of climate on species distributions, climate change is expected to have effects on biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity on the Caribbean Islands is characterized by a broad range of distributions, from cosmopolitan species to many rare and endemic species that occupy limi...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Calls to certify all forests, ...

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all forest managem...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -2 days ago

Calls to certify all forests, ...

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all forest managem...

timberbiz -2 days ago

FSC Australia ignores FSC HQ d...

The Forest Stewardship Council of Australia has reportedly ignored the demands of its German head office to fix ongoing “governance problems” after repeatedly failing to accredit any native forest harvesting. Source: Timberbiz It has been reported that FSC’s office in Germany gave ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC second consultation on upd...

The second public consultation on the updated FSC Global Strategy 2021-2026 is open for 30 days and will close on 4 October. It will be used to collect stakeholder feedback on a series of questions about the second draft. Source: Timberbiz FSC members and stakeholders are invited to give their input...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC Friday in late September...

FSC ANZ is inviting stakeholders to celebrate FSC Friday on 25 September. FSC says that despite 2020 being a turbulent year, there is a lot to celebrate, including a sustainability led recovery. Source: Timberbiz FSC Friday began in 2008 and quickly grew into a global celebration, highlighting d...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -2 days ago

Landed by the thousands: Overf...

Too many industrial fishing trawlers — mostly Chinese — along with Republic of Congo’s large artisanal fishing fleet. are threatening 42 shark and ray species; all are on the IUCN red list: Report....

USFS -2 days ago

Virtual Ranger Field Day with ...

Come along with Virtual River Ranger Jenny as she takes us down the White Salmon River in Oregon, she tells us about being a river ranger and what she does on these river patrols. Plus some good ol' fashioned virtual white water rafting....

USFS -2 days ago

Effect of simulated emerald as...

Black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). EAB-induced ash mortality can increase air temperatures, alter...

Mongabay -4 days ago

Two deaths, zero accountabilit...

SAMARINDA, Indonesia — On Sept. 6, five teenagers went together to a man-made lake in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, carved out of a coal-mining pit that had been abandoned and filled up with rainwater. It was a popular recreation site for the locals, thanks to its sparkling blue water. B...

Forest Loss


USFS -14 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the G...

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ fina...

Mongabay -19 hours ago

BlackRock’s $400m stake in A...

Wall Street fund manager BlackRock administers 2.2 billion reais ($408 million) in shares in the three largest Brazilian meatpackers operating in the Amazon today. The cattle purchase and slaughter operations of JBS, Marfrig and Minerva involve 6.9 million hectares (17 million acres) of land at high...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Brazil meat giant JBS pledges ...

Campaigners welcome turnaround after pressure from investors but say 2025 deadline too long to resolve problemsBrazilian meat giant JBS said on Wednesday that it will monitor its entire supply chain by 2025, including problematic “indirect supplier” Amazon farms it currently has no control over,...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Leaving forests to regrow natu...

Study says potential for natural regrowth to absorb carbon has been substantially underestimatedThe costly and difficult work of replanting forests that have been cut down may not be the only way to restore the Earth’s carbon-absorbing capacities, research has found, as allowing trees to grow back...

REDD+


USFS -14 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the G...

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ fina...

UN-REDD Programme -19 hours ago

Forest Fires...

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UN-REDD Programme -3 days ago

Cities and Heatwaves...

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Mongabay -1 week ago

Are red pandas related to pand...

Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting the red panda. Did you know that red pandas were the inspiration behind the internet browser “Firefox”? Their reddish fur makes them look like a re...

Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -2 months ago

New NT body formed to represen...

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

timberbiz -2 months ago

Potential in NT for commercial...

A new research project managed by Forest and Wood Products Australia will investigate the potential for commercial Indigenous forestry in the Northern Territory’s East Arnhem Land. The project aims to support the Traditional Owners to facilitate a sustainable forest-based livelihood and will provi...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Trump immigration ban to impac...

The Trump administration said recently that it would extend the immigration ban on new temporary work visas issued outside the United States as an extension to Proclamation 9994, which was signed March 13, 2020 (declaring a National Emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak). Source: Forest2Mark...

timberbiz -3 months ago

VicForest responds to Mountain...

The Mountain Ash forest ecosystem in the Central Highlands of Victoria is listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Ecosystems and is categorised as critically endangered. This listing is based on an ecological assessment conducted in 2014. Source: Timbe...

Forests & People


-7 years ago

REDD monitor news: Indigenous ...

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

-7 years ago

Indigenous people of Honduras ...

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

-10 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Man...

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

-11 years ago

Standards Revision Workshop Fo...

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

Landscape Restoration


timberbiz -2 days ago

HP putting its ‘money where ...

Printer and printing solutions company HP has pledged to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that supports World Economic Forum’s and American Forests’ initiative that serves as a global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillio...

USFS -3 days ago

A reference genome assembly an...

Forest tree species are increasingly subject to severe mortalities from exotic pests, pathogens, and invasive organisms, accelerated by climate change. Such forest health issues are threatening multiple species and ecosystem sustainability globally. One of the most extreme examples of forest ecosyst...

PARTNERS RCN -7 days ago

Farmer-managed natural regener...

Pictured above: Farmer removing side stems from Guiera senegalensis to enhance its growth (photo by P. Savadogo/ ICRAF). The upcoming UN decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to accelerate efforts towards achieving the ambitious 2030 restoration targets, for example under the Bonn Challenge and AFR10...

USFS -7 days ago

Sagehen Campground, Boise Nati...

The culmination of 2020 Field season; showcasing the timber harvest and restoration of the Sagehen area including roadside hazard and removal of hazard trees in campgrounds for public health and safety....

Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -2 days ago

Calls to certify all forests, ...

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all forest managem...

Forest Sweden -4 days ago

The opinion of family forest ...

Forest owners would like to see the end of the debate on clear-cut fellings and continuous-cover silviculture. Family forest owners favour free-choice forestry, where the choice of forestry operations depends on the characteristics of the soil and timber stock on the site and on the owner’s prefer...

Elsevier -7 days ago

The effects of nutrient limita...

Publication date: 1 January 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 479Author(s): Praveen Subedi, Eric J. Jokela, Jason G. Vogel, Rosvel Bracho, Kanika Sharma Inglett...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Similarities between Australia...

Ken Pimlott once commanded a firefighting army. As the former chief of the world’s largest firefighting force, Cal Fire, he had more than 15,000 people and 50 aircraft at his disposal. But even he concedes that this mighty force is being overwhelmed by the fires burning along the west coast of...

Payments for Environmental Services


ScienceDaily -18 hours ago

Driven by climate, more freque...

New research found that while the increased wildfire activity is causing widespread changes in the structure and composition of these mid-to-high elevation forests, the new landscapes are also likely more resilient to projected upward trends in future fire activity and climate conditions....

USFS -yesterday

Analytical solutions to runoff...

Predicting the behavior of overland flow with analytical solutions to the kinematic wave equation is appealing due to its relative ease of implementation. Such simple solutions, however, have largely been constrained to applications on simple planar hillslopes. This study presents analytical solutio...

USFS -2 days ago

Impacts of oak decline, gypsy ...

The oak-hickory and oak-pine forest types dominate much of the southern landscape. In the Blue-Ridge and Appalachian Mountains of western Virginia, oak as a percentage of total forest volume can be as high as 60 percent. Much of this forest type is represented by older aged cohorts with little poten...

Palm Oil & Plantations


The Guardian -1 week ago

Malaysian prisoners may face '...

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

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Vic timber transition plan lab...

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

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Oil palm plantations in Sumatr...

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

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Oil palm plantations in Sumatr...

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

Forests & Sustainable Development


USFS -14 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the G...

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ fina...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Mapping 1.6 billion people who...

Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people live within five kilometres of a forest. The assessment, based on data from 2000 and 2012 and published September 18 in the journal One Earth, showed that of these 1.6 billion “forest-proximate peo...

USFS -1 month ago

Shifting perspectives in asses...

Governments and institutions across the globe are conducting vulnerability assessments and developing adaptation plans to confront rapidly changing climatic conditions. Interrelated priorities, including the conservation of biodiversity, ecological restoration, sustainable development, and social ju...

INBAR -1 month ago

Webinar | Green Economy Develo...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Mountainous regions are rich in natural resources and play a significant role i...

Forest Reporting


iForest -15 hours ago

Short Communications: The effe...

Soltys A, Studnicki M, Zawadzki G, Aleksandrowicz-Trzcinska MTHE EFFECTS OF SALICYLIC ACID, OXALIC ACID AND CHITOSAN ON DAMPING-OFF CONTROL AND GROWTH IN SCOTS PINE IN A FOREST NURSERYAbstract: Modern forestry in the European Union and in Poland is in constant search of environment-friendly technolo...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -3 days ago

Land Cover and Forest Type Cla...

This paper aims to (i) optimize the application of multiple bands of satellite images for land cover classification by using random forest algorithms and (ii) assess correlations and regression of vegetation indices of a better-performed land cover classification image with vertical and horizontal s...

USFS -3 days ago

Trees and trash: Examining the...

Research conducted in various contexts suggests that urban greenspace, primarily trees, helps to reduce crime rates and other negative aspects of place. This study contributes to that literature by examining residents’ reporting of activities they do to create, maintain, and protect the urban fore...

iForest -1 week ago

Research Articles: Tree volume...

Cysneiros VC, Gaui TD, Silveira Filho TB, Pelissari AL, Machado SDA, De Carvalho DC, Moura TA, Amorim HBTREE VOLUME MODELING FOR FOREST TYPES IN THE ATLANTIC FOREST: GENERIC AND SPECIFIC MODELSAbstract: National Forest Inventories are important primary data sources for large-scale forest resource su...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -2 days ago

FSC Australia ignores FSC HQ d...

The Forest Stewardship Council of Australia has reportedly ignored the demands of its German head office to fix ongoing “governance problems” after repeatedly failing to accredit any native forest harvesting. Source: Timberbiz It has been reported that FSC’s office in Germany gave ...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Can de facto governance influe...

Publication date: November 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 120Author(s): Hellen Nansikombi, Richard Fischer, Rubén Ferrer Velasco, Melvin Lippe, Felix Kanungwe Kalaba, Gillian Kabwe, Sven Günter...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -1 week ago

Monitoring Implementation Impa...

The Europe Union (E.U.) has agreed to grant the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) license to Indonesia as the first country in the world to receive it. FLEGT VPA (Voluntary Partnership Agreement) is a bilateral agreement between the European Union (E.U.) and wood exporting countri...

USFS -1 week ago

Sustainable forest management ...

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 often misrepresented. A comprehensive discussion of the subject provides special atten...

Forest Bioenergy


timberbiz -4 days ago

Australia’s forest industrie...

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

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Opportunities exist for wood p...

The New Zealand wood fibre futures stage one report published recently identifies wood processing technologies that could help drive a high-value and low-carbon economy. Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) director sector investment Jason Wilson said the report, by an international consortium led b...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Timberlink to reduce greenhous...

Timberlink has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 21% by 2030. The company’s carbon reduction targets have been verified and approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). Source: Timberbiz Using FY18 as a base year Timberlink will commit to reduce scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhou...

What Wood -3 weeks ago

The Government hopes to reduce...

The Russian Government hopes to reduce the number of wood waste landfills in the country by encouraging exports of wood pellets and briquettes that can be used as biofuel. That was announced by the press office of the RF Government citing Viktoria Abramchenko, Deputy Prime Minister, on Monday. «One...

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -2 days ago

Calls to certify all forests, ...

Leading forestry experts have called for the certification of all Australian forests to find out how well our forests, including national parks and reserves, are managed. Consultant Rob de Fegeley AM and Ric Sinclair, managing director of Forest & Wood Products Australia, said all forest managem...

USFS -7 days ago

Homelessness and nonrecreation...

National forest law enforcement officers regularly encounter “nonrecreational” campers whose tenure exceeds established stay limits (generally 2 weeks). Some long-term occupants are homeless and seek use of the forest as a temporary or long-term residence. Long-term nonrecreational campers prese...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Forest tenure and the Sustaina...

Publication date: November 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 120Author(s): Pia Katila, Constance McDermott, Anne Larson, Safia Aggarwal, Lukas Giessen...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

How communities restructured f...

Publication date: October 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 119Author(s): Zhang Yiwen, Shashi Kant, Jiayun Dong, Jinlong Liu...

Entomology


Springer -just now

Dynamic analysis of gene expre...

Abstract Agarwood is the resinous heartwood of Aquilaria species. However, low yields and high costs of existing stimulation methods have led to the need for new techniques to produce agarwood rapidly and effectively. We developed a biological agarwood-inducing technique (Agar-Bi...

Springer -just now

Ecoregional variations of abov...

Abstract Biotic and abiotic factors control aboveground biomass (AGB) and the structure of forest ecosystems. This study analyses the variation of AGB and stand structure of evergreen broadleaved forests among six ecoregions of Vietnam. A data set of 173 1-ha plots from 52 locati...

Springer -just now

Integrating cross-sensor high ...

Abstract Accurate information on the location and magnitude of vegetation change in scenic areas can guide the configuration of tourism facilities and the formulation of vegetation protection measures. High spatial resolution remote sensing images can be used to detect subtle veg...

USFS -14 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the G...

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ fina...

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