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Citizen scientists map global forests

New maps of global forest cover from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)'s Geo-Wiki team provide a more accurate view of global forests. The maps were published in the journal ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Environment
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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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Human traffic threatens urban forests

A study investigating the affect of recreational trails in endangered urban forests has found that their expansiveness and unmethodical planning is increasing fragmentation and impacting biodiversity.

dateAug 28, 2014 in Ecology
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Maple syrup production declines after big seed year

For decades, maple syrup producers have eyed the weather to help understand spring sugar yields. But new research in the journal Forest Ecology and Management reveals a more valuable metric for understanding – an ...

dateNov 03, 2014 in Ecology
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Lessons for saving our forests

In late July, UC Berkeley fire ecologist Scott Stephens was working in Stanislaus National Forest, gathering data on how a century had altered its character. What he saw were the signs of a clear and present ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Environment
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Protecting biodiversity

The Congo Basin is an unruly ribbon of tropical forest: Over a million square miles spanning six countries in Central Africa, running inward along the equator from the continent's western coast. It is the ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Ecology
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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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