News tagged with tropical rainforest

Overhaul in tropical forest research needed

New work from a team led by Carnegie's Greg Asner shows the limitations of long-used research methods in tropical rainforest ecology and points to new technological approaches for understanding forest structures ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Environment
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Rainforest essential for world's smallest kangaroo

(Phys.org) —The discovery of musky rat-kangaroo fossils has prompted experts to call for better protection of tropical rainforests after new links show the tiny marsupial cannot survive outside that environment.

dateMay 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Tropical grassy ecosystems under threat

(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world's ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management.

dateMar 13, 2014 in Environment
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'Fingerprinting' trees to stop illegal logging

The University of Adelaide will help step up the fight against illegal logging with a new two-year, DNA-fingerprinting project in Indonesia. A US$518,833 grant for the project was announced by the International Tropical Timber ...

dateMar 03, 2014 in Environment
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