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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.

Mar 13, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

'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 ...

Mar 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

Amazonia at a crossroads

The Amazon rainforest faces an uncertain future – one that an international research network hopes to help steer towards sustainability.

Oct 17, 2013 not rated yet 0

Scientists lay path to global restoration

(Phys.org) —Scientists have proposed a practical way to tackle the urgent need to restore huge areas of badly-degraded forest and grassland worldwide, based on Australian environmental experience.

Apr 22, 2013 4.3 / 5 (6) 0

Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?

Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass – plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, suggests a study published online ...

Mar 10, 2013 3.6 / 5 (7) 4 | with audio podcast

Brazil to inventory Amazon rainforest trees

Brazil will undertake the massive task of cataloging the trees of the Amazon, in an effort to better monitor and protect the world's largest tropical forest, the environment ministry announced Friday.

Jan 25, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Bugs reveal the richness of species on Earth

An international team of researchers has carried out a survey of the biological diversity in a tropical rainforest. Their efforts have helped them find the key to one of the existential questions to which ...

Jan 08, 2013 not rated yet 0