News tagged with forest species

Study reveals how eastern US forests came to be

Plant hunters traveling between North America and Asia in the 1800s noticed a bizarre pattern: collections they brought back from China and Japan were strikingly similar in their leaves, flowers and fruits ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Ecology
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Forest canopies buffer against climate change

When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover. Adult trees have deep ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Environment
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New mesoamerican pine beetle described

A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological So ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Ecology
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Wildlife groups seek help for California owl

Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered ...

dateDec 24, 2014 in Ecology
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High ant diversity underfoot in urban environments

Cities have more species diversity than you'd expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Ecology
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