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Survey describes values, challenges of largest shareholder in US forests: Families
Family forest ownerships control 286 million acres of forestland, or 36 percent of the nation's forestland. (2016-06-02)
USGS assesses carbon potential of Alaska lands
Through geologic time the cold temperatures of Alaska have led to the storage of vast quantities of soil and biomass carbon. (2016-06-01)
Water yields from southern Appalachian watersheds in decline since the 1970s
Newly published research from the US Forest Service shows water yields from unmanaged forested watersheds in the southern Appalachian Mountains declining by up to 22 percent a year since the 1970s. (2016-06-01)
Forest Biotechnologist of the Year from northern Sweden
Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University in northern Sweden has been appointed 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences. (2016-05-27)
Study documents African monkeys eating bats
Primates and bats may interact directly, but their behavioral and predator-prey interactions are poorly documented, and detailed reports of their interactions have been rare, until now. (2016-05-24)
Acupuncture used in clinical settings reduced symptoms of menopause
Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2016-05-24)
Bacteria in branches naturally fertilize trees
A University of Washington team has demonstrated that poplar trees growing in rocky, inhospitable terrain harbor bacteria within them that could provide valuable nutrients to help the plant grow. (2016-05-20)
Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration
Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. (2016-05-20)
Hubbard Brook: Lessons from the forest
For more than half a century, scientists have converged on the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to explore how forest ecosystems work, from the flow of water and nutrients to the ecology and behavior of forest animals. (2016-05-18)
Unravelling the costs of rubber agriculture on biodiversity
A striking decline in ant biodiversity found on land converted to a rubber plantation in China. (2016-05-16)
Natural regeneration of tropical forests reaps benefits
Research shows that natural forest regrowth in Latin America plays major role in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration. (2016-05-13)
Carbon capture is substantial in secondary tropical forests
One of the most effective methods for capturing carbon from the atmosphere in the tropics of Latin America -- allowing secondary forests to regenerate on their own -- is overlooked by global climate change policies. (2016-05-13)
UM researchers earn $1.4 million grant to study biomass
University of Montana forestry Professor Beth Dodson is the project director of a grant recently funded for $1.4 million from the US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Energy's Biomass Research and Development Initiative. (2016-05-13)
Poaching of old forest elephant matriarchs threatens rainforests
Scientists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Stirling, and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants say that the high levels of poaching forest elephants will result in a loss of the oldest, wisest matriarchs, who are living libraries of their vast rainforest domain. (2016-05-12)
Fort McMurray inferno; doctors describe medical evacuation
An exclusive CMAJ news article recounts the medical evacuation of the Fort McMurray hospital and the challenges in ensuring the safety of more than 120 patients as the unpredictable inferno raged in Alberta, Canada. (2016-05-10)
US must step-up forest pest prevention, new study says
Imported forest pests cause billions of dollars in damages each year, and US property owners and municipalities foot most of the bill. (2016-05-10)
UM study: Wildfires to increase in Alaska with future climate change
Climate change is melting glaciers, reducing sea-ice cover and increasing wildlife activity -- with some of the most dramatic impacts occurring in the northern high latitudes. (2016-05-10)
Tiger moths use signals to warn bats: Toxic not tasty
Acoustic warning signals emitted by tiger moths to deter bats -- a behavior previously proven only in the laboratory -- actually occur in nature and are used as a defense mechanism, according to new research from Wake Forest University. (2016-05-09)
Algorithm can improve guidance of crash victims to most appropriate place for care
New computer algorithm can provide important information on a motor vehicle crash to help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most appropriate care. (2016-05-05)
New immigrant: Shiny cowbirds noted from a recording altitude of 2,800 m in Ecuador
Juveniles of Shiny Cowbird, a parasitic bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, were spotted in the Andean city of Quito, Ecuador, for the first time. (2016-05-04)
Underground fungi detected from space
Discovering that the association between trees and two classes of underground mycorhizzal fungi can be detected from space is a huge leap forward in our ability to understand how forests change on a large scale because the fungi are indicators of forest nutrient uptake. (2016-05-03)
Froggie went a courtin' and waved goodbye to rival wooers
New research from Wake Forest University studies the role testosterone plays in the evolutionary process of foot-flag signals used by Bornean rock frogs during mating season. (2016-05-02)
Insect outbreaks reduce wildfire severity
Surprising new research shows that outbreaks by the mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm can actually reduce wildfire severity.The findings contrast sharply with popular attitudes -- and some US forest policies. (2016-04-28)
Focus on transitional care reduces hospital readmissions in stroke patients
A transitional stroke clinic developed by doctors and nurse practitioners at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reduced 30-day readmission rates by 48 percent, according to a study published in the April 28 online issue of the journal Stroke. (2016-04-28)
Landscape ecology must play a role in policymaking
Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. (2016-04-27)
A cellular tree with healthy branches
University of Iowa biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body. (2016-04-27)
Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change
Using a new model, three Washington State University researchers predict that many forests across the US are ill-suited to withstand drought conditions likely to face the country in the coming century. (2016-04-26)
Despite efforts, childhood obesity remains on the rise
The alarming increase in US childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist. (2016-04-26)
Old-growth forests may provide buffer against rising temperatures
The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a study from Oregon State University published today in Science Advances. (2016-04-22)
Field Museum expedition captures animal selfies in Amazon Rainforest
A team of scientists from The Field Museum and their collaborators set up camera traps in Medio Putumayo-Algodón, Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon Rainforest. (2016-04-22)
Mobility assessment tool may help predict early postoperative outcomes for older adults
A quick, reliable and cost-effective mobility assessment tool may help to identify elderly patients at risk for adverse post-surgery outcomes, according to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers. (2016-04-22)
Paleontologists find North America's oldest monkey fossil along Panama Canal
Iowa State's Aaron Wood found a tiny, black-colored fossil tooth in 2012 when he was a postdoctoral research associate for the Florida Museum of Natural History. (2016-04-21)
US national forests and grasslands could yield less water in future climate
A warmer climate may lead to higher growth and productivity on US national forests and grasslands, but university and US Forest Service researchers say this could reduce quantities of freshwater flowing from most of these lands, even with increases in precipitation. (2016-04-21)
Satellite project to protect ecosystems will monitor Kenya's forests in near real-time
University of Leicester researchers will visit Kenya from April 25-29 to start a new climate change initiative. (2016-04-21)
No evidence to suggest lasers pointed at cockpits damage pilots' eyes
There is no evidence to suggest that lasers pointed at airplane cockpits damage pilots' eyesight. (2016-04-19)
Clear-cutting destabilizes carbon in forest soils, Dartmouth study finds
Clear-cutting loosens up carbon stored in forest soils, increasing the chances it will return to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and contribute to climate change, a Dartmouth College study shows. (2016-04-15)
Forest discovery: Trees trade carbon among each other
Forest trees use carbon not only for themselves; they also trade large quantities of it with their neighbors. (2016-04-14)
Mapping software tracks threats to endangered species
Modelling software and satellite imagery can be used to rapidly predict the movements of endangered species in remote or inaccessible regions, a Duke-led study shows. (2016-04-12)
International network to spy on trees: ANU media release
A scientist from The Australian National University is helping set up an international network to use surveillance camera networks and drone data to spy on trees. (2016-04-11)
Studying the impact of wildfires on air quality, environment
Research assistant professor Ezra Wood at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a four-year, $800,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to participate in one of the largest studies to date of atmospheric chemistry in wildfires. (2016-04-07)
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