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Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
... is now killingthem off. However, before salvage logging
or controlled burning can take place, afull invest... forest was like before European settlement,during logging
and how it grew back afterwards, could help environmentalistsand resource managers plan the future o...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...ive are rapidlydepleting their habitat. These same logging
operations provide easy accessfor both settlers and hunters, who find the conspicuous, brightly coloredsifakas easy prey. "In fact, on an earlier visit, when I tried to explain to the nativeswhich animal I was looking for, they told me they called t...
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
...aidare being created by South and Central American logging
practices. Remainingmahogany reserves are currentl...and reproducefor 500 years or more, she added. But logging
practices at odds with naturecould threaten the American mahogany's future, she warns. Snook, a dip...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...f research alreadyconducted by paper companies and logging
concerns that use thepoplar as a primary resource. "A lot of research has beenperformed on the poplar to make them disease resistant...Theremore than 250 natural species of poplar trees,...but there areapproximately 2500 hybrids that have been geneti...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...bility of 23 tractor-trailer forwarding units of a logging
company with an investment of $300 per unit. This resulted in a better operating position for loading, improved vision, and improved operator comfort. As a result, down times caused by accident damage to hydraulic hoses, fittings, and the like went d...
The Fishing Hole Had Better Be Upstream From Commercial And Industrial Centers
...ster/streamteam/streamteam.html ) areinvestigating logging
impact and agricultural impact in many types ofecosystems. McTammany measured land use within 100 meters of the 12 streams for twokilometers upstream of each collection site. Using Geographic Information System(GIS) data from satellites, topo...
Study Demonstrates High Conservation Potential Of Logged Rainforest
...improved upon by logging. And it's not saying that logging
doesn'tneed to be carefully controlled and managed... mahogany. "Everyone talks about logging
in such tropical forests, but there issurprisingly little information about what happens to them aft...
Engineering Animation, Inc. Demonstrates Internet Anatomy At Visible Human Project Conference
...son, senior director of EAI Interactive. "Bysimply logging
on to the Internet from a PC, students and educators canview and interact-in 3D space-with anatomical models produced from theVisible Human data." Featuring a full 3D anatomical database that was produced from theseVisible Human images, Internet Anat...
In Logged Forests, Hunting of Wildlife Becomes Deadly 'Second Harvest'
...hejournal Science. WCS says that increased logging
in tropical forests has spiked marketsfor wild gam...f formerlyinaccessible areas each year through new logging
roads. In Congo for example,hunting of wild game was 3-6 times higher in communities adjacent to lo...
Watershed responses to forest practices studied
...corporated a GIS-based modeling system and data on logging
roadnetworks and stream channels. In 1999, Pacific Northwest researchers begandeveloping graphical user interfaces and preparing a user's manual. NCASI isexpected to test the latest version in the next year then evaluate it forpotential use by the ...
El Niño triggers tropical forest reproduction
...ears of export records to determine the impact of logging
in the region and on the park. Curran's study...anging following a decade of intensive dipterocarp logging
in huge timber concessions surrounding the park. From 1991 to 1998, production of mature, viable d...
Study suggests that logging may affect monkey health
... especially significant when you consider that the logging
was done 20 to 30 years ago," he says. Though furt...int to the need to further evaluate the effects of logging
on primates, says Melissa Remis, assistant professor of anthropology at Purdue who studies the impac...
Biological legacies a key of ecological rebirth after Mount St. Helens eruption
... Hinckley, professor of forest resources. Today's logging
sites are "messy" and reflect a change in management that Hinckley believes was triggered by what scientists learned following the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and the Yellowstone wildfires of 1988. Another example of how disturbances aren't...
Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan
...acres of tropical forest are destroyed annually by logging
or "slash and burn" farming - an area about the si...y now from sacrificing these incredible forests to logging
companies than by protecting them. "Their loss would be a tragedy," she warns, "not only because ...
Amazon rainforest field research facility opens for ecological, global change studies
...ason. First-of-a-kind experiments on the impact of logging
on tropical ecosystems will be among the studies conducted at the facility near the Amazon River city of Santarém in the northern Brazilian state of Pará. Over 150 scientists and students from Brazil, the United States, Europe, and several So...
Putting a price tag on paradise
...ould be protected for its inherent beauty, while a logging
company executive might claim that its real worth lies in its cut timber. With such a wide range of opinion, is it ever possible to reach a consensus on the economic value of a rainforest? Yes, say 17 ecologists and economists in a new article publi...
Gabon ends logging in key wildlife area
In a unique agreement with logging
companies and conservation organizations, the Government of Gabon has agreed to end logging
in the 1,900-square-mile Lopé Reserve, home to the highest density of large mammals ever recorde...
How much of the world do we really see?
...see far less than we think we do. Rather than logging
every detail of the visual scene, says Simons, we are actually highly selective about what we take in. Our impression of seeing everything is just that-an impression. In fact we extract a few details and rely on memory, or perhaps even our imaginatio...
Taking the long view: examining factors which influence Northern Spotted Owls
... The researchers assert, however, that current logging
practices do not generate the type of mosaic obse...d severe burns over time. In contrast, clear-cut logging
leaves large, regularly shaped patches with clean edges. The role of wildfire in these forests i...
Amazon roads may lead to peril for rainforest
... the Amazonian frontier," Laurance said." Illegal logging
and land-clearing are rampant. New roads that cut into the frontier almost always initiate a process of spontaneous colonization, logging, hunting and land speculation that is almost impossible to stop. The only way to control these processes is to...
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