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Deforestation can have devastating impacts on frog populations
Increasingly, forests in Borneo, the world's third largest island, are being converted to plantations, which poses considerable threats to amphibians. (2015-09-21)
Prescribed forest fire frequency should be based on land management goals
Researchers at the University of Missouri have studied forests subjected to different frequencies of fires to determine what effects fire can have on oak forests over long periods of time. (2017-04-18)
Trees adapt to poor levels of sunlight to effectively process carbon, study shows
In Europe, forests appear evergreen even in the cloudiest conditions, while the lush interiors of Asian jungles are typically overshadowed by a dense canopy. (2011-11-15)
Satellites spy deaths in rain forests (Clark et al.)
The world's tropical rain forests are under increasing threats from clearing. (2003-12-10)
'Fingertip touch' clue to human ancestors exploiting treetop environments
Research by scientists at the University of Birmingham suggests that ancestral humans may have been more adept at negotiating unstable arboreal environment than previously thought. (2017-05-10)
Canopy structure more important to climate than leaf nitrogen levels, study claims
Claims that forest leaves rich in nitrogen may aid in reflecting infrared radiation -- thereby cooling the atmosphere -- have been challenged by new research that shows that the structure of forests' canopies is a more important factor in infrared reflection. (2012-12-03)
UM study: Forests may lose ability to protect against extremes of climate change
A recent University of Montana study suggests that a warming climate in the Pacific Northwest would lessen the capacity of many forest microclimates to moderate climate extremes in the future. (2018-06-29)
A win-win for spotted owls and forest management
Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Washington. (2017-10-04)
A new parameterization of canopy radiative transfer for land surface radiation models
The canopy varies geographically from that of dense tropical forests to the shrublands of arid desert lands, and temporally from the vibrancy of spring to the gloominess of winter. (2017-04-07)
First genetic evidence that animals use corridors
While it makes intuitive sense that corridors would benefit wildlife living in fragmented habitats, the evidence that animals actually use corridors is limited and ambiguous. (2001-03-21)
Urban forestry highlighted at San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
Urban forestry experts with the US Forest Service, Cal Fire, U.C. cooperative extension service and citizens' groups will be leading seminars and staffing exhibits at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show to discuss the importance of urban forestry in the Bay area. (2008-02-27)
Tropical treetops are warming, putting sensitive species at risk
New research from FSU scientists show that tropical forest canopies are warming significantly faster than air temperatures. (2018-07-26)
Report examines impact of forest management practices on water supplies
A new report from the National Research Council, (2008-07-10)
Disturbance can benefit some rare forest plants
While human disturbances can destroy ecosystems, new research shows that a little disturbance can be good for forest plants with small ranges. (2001-05-28)
Attack of the crazy ants - invasional 'meltdown' on an oceanic island
Biological invasions have direct effects on native ecosystems but may also unleash forces with complex, unexpected consequences. (2003-10-10)
Arthropods of Tropical Forests
Tropical forest canopies, leafy landscapes scorched by uv radiation and washed by torrential rains, house some of the most diverse but least understood creatures on our planet. (2003-01-24)
Falling canopy ants glide home
Steve Yanoviak tosses ants from very high places: tropical forest canopy trees. (2005-02-09)
Model predicts shifts in carbon absorption by forest canopies
An Agricultural Research Service scientist participated in a project to fine-tune computer models that can indicate when forest (2010-03-31)
UM researcher: Forest canopies buffer against climate change
Current models of how forests will respond to climate change don't account for differences between adult and juvenile trees. (2015-04-29)
Canopy raft, canopy crane, canopy bubble, Ikos tree house in Panama
Of the 10 million plus species thought to exist on this planet, a mere 2 million are known to science. (2003-09-30)
Scientists examine the relative impact of proximity to seed sources
A new research study published in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management tackles an important, unresolved question in the biology of invasive plants. (2018-08-17)
Tree loss from bark-beetle infestation impacts elk habitat
Although elk typically adapt to forest disturbances such as forest fires and logging, a new Journal of Wildlife Management study found that during the summer, elk avoided areas with extensive tree mortality that has occurred due to the bark-beetle epidemic in the northern portions of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. (2019-02-06)
Looking at vegetation through remote sensing
Scientists have found some unique ways to use remote-sensing data in analyzing and modeling vegetation. (2000-04-06)
Ecologists see the primeval wood for the trees
Ancient woodlands in Europe may have been remarkably similar to the dark forests of ancient folklore according to a paper in Journal of Ecology by Dr Fraser Mitchell. (2005-01-17)
Forest model predicts canopy competition
Scientists use measurements from airborne lasers to gauge changes in the height of trees in the forest. (2014-02-20)
'Acid rain' and forest mass: Another perspective
A few years ago the study of the effects of atmospheric deposition on forest ecosystems reached beyond the scientific sphere and the term (2005-10-13)
How to keep invasive plants out of forest fragments
Fragmented habitat is vulnerable partly because it has more edges, which are susceptible to invasion by non-native species. (2001-03-06)
Invasive grass may impede forest regeneration
The non-native invasive grass Microstegium vimineum may hinder the regeneration of woody species in southern forests. (2007-04-09)
Forest canopies help determine natural fertilization rates
In this week's issue of Science, a team of researchers from the United States and Sweden report on a newly identified factor that controls the natural input of new nitrogen into boreal forest ecosystems. (2008-05-30)
Forest canopies help determine natural fertilization rates
In this week's issue of Science, a team of researchers from the United States and Sweden report on a newly identified factor that controls the natural input of new nitrogen into boreal forest ecosystems. (2008-05-29)
The influence of disturbance on tropical rain forest biodiversity: End of a controversy in sight
How to explain the maintenance of high tree species diversity in tropical rain forests ? (2002-01-10)
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)
Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing
Productivity and stability of forest ecosystems strongly depend on the functional diversity of plant communities. (2017-11-13)
New research is using drones to tackle climate change
A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests. (2019-01-09)
As California wildfires burn, southern plant species are shifting northward
After wildfire, Northern California forests are beginning to look more like those seen in Mexico and Southern California. (2015-08-10)
Storing seeds for a rainy day -- or in this case, a fire
Dr. Francois Teste and colleagues from the University of Alberta in Canada have been investigating the effect of mountain pine beetle outbreaks on lodgepole pines in British Columbia. (2011-05-31)
Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forests
Vines compete intensely with trees. Their numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world. (2017-06-11)
Amazon drought now measured from space
Using a unique combination of ground-based and space-based tools, scientists have determined for the first time how drought conditions, and possibly carbon uptake, in the Amazon rainforest can be quantified over large forest areas from space. (2004-04-05)
Cycad leaf physiology research needed
What pertains to conifers does not necessarily translate to cycads. (2017-07-31)
Bacteria living on old-growth trees
By collecting mosses on the forest floor and then at 15 and 30 meters up into the forest canopy, Dr. (2011-02-23)
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