Octocopter helps forestry research take flight
(Phys.org) —Dr. Sorin Popescu is developing a unique way to get up close and personal with forests.
Amazonian drought conditions add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere
(Phys.org) —International study combines aircraft and ground data to measure the "breath" of the Amazon forest
US to build regional hubs to fight climate change
The United States government announced a new system of regional hubs to tackle the effects of climate change on Wednesday as the country's southwest battle a historic drought.
Forest harvesting intensity varies in Europe
Forests provide us with essential raw materials and the demand for these materials is increasing. To meet this increasing demand, forestry faces the challenge of how to intensify management of the existing production forests ...
Into Madagascar: Biology professor returns from research-teaching adventure in biodiversity hotspot
Exploring a tropical biodiversity hotspot where lemurs, chameleons and the cat-like fossa abound is not a bad way to skip out on winter.
Incentives needed before deforestation reduction can be successful
A new report highlights the need for significant scaling-up of demand to meet the increasing supply of carbon emission reductions from global REDD+ activities.
Large ivory haul seized in Togo
Togo police have seized about 1.7 tonnes of ivory loaded in a container in the port of Lome, the country's minister of environment and forest resources said on Tuesday.
Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population
The jaguar could soon become extinct in Brazil's tropical Atlantic forest, threatening the shrinking primitive forest itself, Brazilian scientists warned Monday.
Rainforests in Far East shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years
New research from Queen's University Belfast shows that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.
Increase in hemlock forest offsetting effect of invasive hemlock woolly adelgid for now
Despite the accumulating destruction of a non-native invasive insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid, hemlock forests in the eastern United States appear to have held their own for now, according to new research by the ...
Image or reality? Leaf research needs photos and lab analysis
Automated remote photography is a convenient, labor-saving research tool for tracking leaf function and doing forest research. But does photography mirror what's actually happening on the ground? A new study ...
Salamanders help predict health of forest ecosystems and inform forest management
Woodland salamanders are small, lungless amphibians that live in moist, forest habitats throughout the U.S. and the world. Salamanders often serve as vital links in forest food chains; their population size ...
Sloth truly deserves its name, biologists say
Imagine a creature so slothful that it snacks off its own fur and budges only once a week for a bowel movement.
NASA images: Colby fire near Los Angeles, California
A wildfire started and spread quickly in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles on January 16, 2014. The plume of ash and smoke blanketed much of the metropolitan area and prompted air quality warnings.