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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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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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The devastating spread of the mountain pine beetle

When the mountain pine beetle began blazing a path across forests in British Columbia and Alberta, nobody could have imagined the extent of the damage to come. But as the insect devastated pine forests and ...

dateAug 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Climate change is fueling forest disturbances

Climate change is already altering the environment. Long-lived ecosystems such as forests are particularly vulnerable to the comparatively rapid changes in the climate system. A new international study published ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Environment
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Tracking giant kelp from space

Citizen scientists worldwide are invited to take part in marine ecology research, and they won't have to get their feet wet to do it. The Floating Forests project, an initiative spearheaded by scientists ...

dateAug 01, 2014 in Environment
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