Trees and doodlebugs emit methane – the question is, how?

Trees and insects may play a significant role in the emission of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—and improving our understanding of exactly how this happens could help in targeting more effective ways to fight global ...

Global trade of tree seeds can introduce harmful pests

The trade of forest tree seeds is, on a global scale, not as safe as previously believed. Researchers from CABI and, among other institutions, the Swiss Federal Institute WSL, revealed that insect pests and fungal pathogens ...

Bats use leaves as mirrors to find prey in the dark

On moonless nights in a tropical forest, bats slice through the inky darkness, snatching up insects resting silently on leaves—a seemingly impossible feat. New experiments at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute ...

Poland EU row over ancient forest heats up

Poland is ready to take a dispute with the European Union over logging in an ancient forest to the bloc's highest court, Environment Minister Jan Szyszko said Friday.

Insects love windthrows

A study conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) shows that storm-ravaged woodland is approximately twice as rich in insect species as undamaged forest. This is because many endangered ...

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