New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage
Mapping the causes of tree death is important because it helps scientists understand how the world's carbon stocks - stored in forests - are affected by these disturbances and the frequency with which they occur.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
Researchers discover oldest fossil forest in Asia
The fossil forest, which is larger than Grand Central Station, is the earliest example of a forest in Asia.
8 Aug 2019 ⋅ Current Biology
Despite habitat protection, endangered owls decline in Mount Rainier National Park
The Northern Spotted Owl population in Washington's Mount Rainier National Park has declined sharply in the past two decades despite the long-term preservation of habitat within the park.
8 Aug 2019 ⋅ The Condor: Ornithological Applications
‘Mega-fires’ may be too extreme even for a bird that loves fire
Climate change is fostering larger, more homogeneous fires with reduced pyrodiversity.
6 Aug 2019 ⋅ The Condor: Ornithological Applications
High lead concentrations in wildlife in the Amazon
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Universitat Central de Catalunya/Universitat de Vic detected high lead concentrations in wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon, originated in the lead ammunition and the oil industry. The study has been published in Nature Sustainability.
5 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Sustainability
To learn how poison frogs are adapting to warmer temperatures, scientists got crafty
Mini habitats made out of catering pans helped show how that frogs can adapt to heat - to a point.
2 Aug 2019 ⋅ Biotropica
How humans and chimpanzees travel towards a goal in rainforests
Researchers compare spatial movement patterns of human foragers and chimpanzees towards food locations in dense forest.
30 Jul 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
Aboveground vegetation biomass in the tropics has no more a positive impact on carbon stocks
The tropical regions could even soon become a carbon source for the atmosphere in the near future, thus enhancing the global warming.
29 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Plants
A tree stump that should be dead is still alive; here’s why
New research details how surrounding trees keep tree stumps alive, possibly in exchange for access to larger root systems.
25 Jul 2019 ⋅ iScience