Forest Ecology and Management

Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

With warming summer temperatures across Alaska, white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska has declined to record low levels, while the same species in Western Alaska is growing better than ever measured before.

dateJun 11, 2015 in Environment
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Power lines offer environmental benefits

Power lines, long considered eyesores or worse, a potential threat to human health, actually serve a vital role in maintaining the health of a significant population, according to new research out of the University of Connecticut.

dateSep 17, 2014 in Ecology
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Ants on the march in non-native conifer forests

A species of ant is thriving in habitats created by thousands of acres of coniferous forest planted in a UK National Park in the last 60 years, according to new research by scientists from the Department of Biology at the ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Ecology
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Salvaging the ecosystem after salvage logging

After a forest fire burns a large swath across timberlands, logging companies often are not far behind. They come in to do what is called salvage logging—salvaging the timber that has not been completely destroyed by the ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Environment
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