Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Tree-dwelling orangutans on ground
When researchers in Borneo set up camera traps to monitor tropical mammals on the ground, they didn't expect to be photobombed by orangutans.
Pine forest particles appear out of thin air, influence climate
Pine forests are especially magical places for atmospheric chemists. Coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors that form particles, very quickly and seemingly out of nowhere.
Climate change's longer growing season won't mean more carbon capture
Forests may stay green longer due to global climate warming, but it doesn't mean those same forests will actually grow more. In fact, new research in two papers published by scientists at Indiana University ...
Drought, fires impact ability of Amazon to hold carbon dioxide
Fires in the Amazon could jeopardize the forest's ability to soak up carbon dioxide emissions even as deforestation there slows down, according to a Penn State geographer.
Discovery sheds new light on the habitat of early apes
Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. ...
Bedrock influences forests more than previously believed
(Phys.org) —Bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution much more than was previously thought, according to a study by University of Wyoming scientists published this week in the Proceedings of th ...
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
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.
Oldest trees are growing faster, storing more carbon as they age, study reports
In a finding that overturns the conventional view that large old trees are unproductive, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more ...
With few hard frosts, tropical mangroves push north
Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida's Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study based on 28 years of satellite data from ...
Studies suggest boreal forests can handle oilsands development
(Phys.org) —Ongoing work by University of Alberta researcher Scott Chang is providing cautious optimism about how forest soil and trees are coping with oilsands development in Northern Alberta.
Tropical forests mitigate extreme weather events
Tropical forests reduce peak runoff during storms and release stored water during droughts, according to researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Their results lend credence ...
Study finds more spending on fire suppression may lead to bigger fires
The "firefighting trap" is a term often used by business managers to describe a shortsighted cycle of problem-solving: dealing with "fires," or problems, as they arise, but failing to address the underlying ...