Climate (not humans) shaped early forests of New England
Historical insight alters rationale for modern land management.
20 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Sustainability
Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north
Such changes could have major consequences on how land-based ecosystems function.
13 Jan 2020 ⋅ Journal of Ecology
Wildlife needs fire-damaged and dead trees after fires
Many trees that look dead will still be alive. In the months ahead, buds will sprout from under the blackened bark
12 Jan 2020 ⋅
Poplars genetically modified not to harm air quality grow as well as non-modified trees
The findings are important because poplar plantations cover 9.4 million hectares globally – more than double the land used 15 years ago.
6 Jan 2020 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In ancient scottish rings, a cautionary tale on climate, politics and survival
A 1600s famine with echoes in the age of Brexit.
4 Jan 2020 ⋅ Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
New online initiative offers holiday shoppers chance to give unique gift of forest conservation
Visitors to www.conserve.org can Permanently Protect an acre of guatemalan cloud forest to help combat climate crisis, biodiversity loss
24 Dec 2019 ⋅
Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging
Soil nutrients including phosphorus come from rocks, and are taken up by trees through their roots.
17 Dec 2019 ⋅ Global Change Biology
Linked environmental problems amplify human impact on the Earth System
The bushfires raging across Australia are a distressing example of connections between global environmental problems that amplify human impacts on the Earth System.
16 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Sustainability
Forest fragmentation hits wildlife hardest in the tropics
Everyone knows habitat loss is bad for animals, but there’s been a longstanding debate about fragmentation – the arrangement of remaining habitat.
5 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science
Changing wildfires in the California’s Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks
New study in Biological Conservation shows majority of the species' foraging and roosting habitat is at high risk of severe wildfire.
5 Dec 2019 ⋅ Biological Conservation