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Mar. 6, 2019 — Human disturbance reduces forest density, biomass, and richness of species in sacred church forests of northern Ethiopia, according to new ... read more

Mar. 5, 2019 — Scientists are puzzling out how to address the declining numbers of northern spotted owls (NSO) in their Pacific Northwest forest habitat. A new study explores the reasons why spotted owls are losing ... read more

Mar. 5, 2019 — In a recent study, researchers explored the ways forest succession and climate variability interacted and influenced fires in Alaska's boreal forests over the past four centuries -- from 1550 to ... read more

Mar. 5, 2019 — Biologists propose a better way to assess the conservation value of North American old-growth forests -- using lichens, sensitive bioindicators of environmental change. Old-growth forests are usually ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — A new drought monitoring method allows scientists to identify the onset of drought sooner, meaning conservation or remediation measures could be put into place sooner. The new method uses thermal ... read more

Dying Trees in Cities? Blame It on the Pavement

Mar. 4, 2019 — A new study of urban tree life in the Southeast shows pavement and concrete may have a bigger effect than longitudinal ... read more

Mar. 1, 2019 — A new study shows how information revealed by a new method of analyzing tree rings matches the story told by more high-tech equipment over the short-term. Because trees are long-lived, looking back ... read more

Forests, Carbon Sinks Cannot Make Up for Delays in Decarbonizing the Economy, Experts Argue

Feb. 28, 2019 — To stabilize the Earth's climate for people and ecosystems, it is imperative to ramp up natural climate solutions and, at the same time, accelerate mitigation efforts across the energy and ... read more

Scientists Simulate Forest and Fire Dynamics to Understand Area Burn of Future Wildfires

Feb. 26, 2019 — Scientists are examining more data via simulations of wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to improve their understanding between prior and future wildfires. They hypothesized that prior wildfires and ... read more

Recovering Forests Important to Conservation

Feb. 26, 2019 — Tropical forests recovering from disturbance could be much more important to the conservation of forest bird species than first thought, according to a new ... read more

Indigenous Knowledge, Key to a Successful Ecosystem Restoration

Feb. 26, 2019 — Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. A new study places value on indigenous and local knowledge contribution in the ... read more

Nitrogen-Fixing Trees 'Eat' Rocks, Play Pivotal Role in Forest Health

Feb. 25, 2019 — By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ... read more

Predicting How Forests in the Western US Will Respond to Changing Climate

Feb. 25, 2019 — On the mountain slopes of the western United States, climate can play a major role in determining which tree communities will thrive in the harshest conditions, according to new work. The findings ... read more

Elevation Matters When It Comes to Climate Change, Deforestation and Species Survival

Feb. 25, 2019 — A study examining the impact of deforestation on lizard communities in the Dominican Republic demonstrates differing outcomes at different elevations. In the lowlands, deforestation reduces the ... read more

Amazon Forest: Areas With Higher Rainfall Variability Are More Resilient to Climate Change

Feb. 25, 2019 — The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. Yet today, human influences and global climate change put this huge ecosystem at risk of large-scale dieback -- ... read more

Feb. 22, 2019 — Lost to science for decades and thought perhaps extinct, Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) has been rediscovered in an Indonesian ... read more

Feb. 21, 2019 — To better understand the effects of climate change on the bird community in the Sierra Nevada region, researchers examined the impacts to birds from a recent extreme drought (2013-2016). The drought ... read more

Feb. 21, 2019 — Several years ago, an international team of scientists raised sediments from the bottom of Lake Van in eastern Turkey reflecting the past 600,000 years. Soil scientists and paleobotanists have now ... read more

Protecting Small Forests Fails to Protect Bird Biodiversity

Feb. 20, 2019 — Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a new study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain their ... read more

Feb. 20, 2019 — Researchers have succeeded in constructing, from scattered data, a world map of the diversity of tree species. Climate plays a central role for its global distribution; however, the number of species ... read more

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