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Retention forestry now sparing trees and benefitting biodiversity worldwide
The management practice known as retention forestry, which involves deliberately leaving selected trees standing when wood is harvested, has spread to forests over much of the world and is bringing broad benefits to conservation. View News Article (2012-06-12)

Suggestions for a middle ground between unlogged forest and intensively managed lands
It is increasingly recognized that protected areas alone are not sufficient for successful biodiversity conservation, and that management of production areas (e.g. forestry and agricultural land) plays a crucial role in that respect. View News Article (2013-03-19)

Forest access roads affect walleye populations in northern Ontario lakes
Forestry access roads can have undesirable outcomes on fish populations living in remote lakes due to increased access, reveals research written by Len Hunt and Nigel Lester of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, recently published in the journal North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  View News Article (2010-05-13)

Energy consumption makes Spanish forestry unsustainable
Spain is one of the leading European countries, along with Sweden, in terms of wood production for paper paste, but this uses large amounts of energy. View News Article (2009-09-11)

Perceptions of Forestry Students Change through Years of Study
A study of undergraduates in a five-year Brazilian forestry program finds that what students perceive as important change as they progress through program. These differences suggest ways to improve forestry curriculum and create more attractive forestry programs to reverse the global decline in forestry student enrolment. View News Article (2010-06-01)

New CD-ROM resource contributes to sustainable management of the world’s forests
CAB International is pleased to announce the launch of the Forestry Compendium Global Module. Truly global in concept as well as content, this unique product is the result of worldwide collaboration of the major organizations involved with forestry species. Produced with the collaboration of project partners CABI, CIFOR, PROSEA, OFI and ICRAF, and resourced by Development Consortium members:... View News Article (2000-08-04)

Rebuilding flood plains, agriculture, economy
When the Missouri River flooded in 1993 and 1995, it left a deep layer of sandy silt that covered thousands of acres of rich farmland. Now, MU forestry researchers may have found a crop that can survive a flood and act as a sustainable source of biomass. View News Article (2010-08-03)

Winds of Change May Influence Insurance and Forestry in Industries
The impacts of extreme events, such as windstorms, on the insurance and forestry industries is to be investigated in a new Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research project, which also aims to shed light on the likely occurrence of future high winds due to global warming. Windstorms have important implications for the whole European economy, particularly in forestry and insurance, according to... View News Article (2001-02-01)

Plants' response to fire tested
A team from the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has developed a new method for identifying the flammability of plant species by using a device that measures how construction materials react to fire. View News Article (2009-09-25)

Yale journal examines the global impact of cities
The global impact of cities is the focus of cutting-edge research in a special issue of Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology. View News Article (2007-06-18)

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