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Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...ants are has been lost to logging, conversion for plantations
and human settlement. The areas that these eleph...term forest management plan in place, and oil palm plantations
should be established on degraded, non-forested land devoid of elephants and orangutans, according t...
Salvage logging, replanting increased biscuit fire severity
...history influences fire severity, and that conifer plantations
are associated with high severity fire. There are some potential environmental and management implications of the research, Thompson said. If we do have a warmer climate that leads to increasing frequencies of wildfire in this region, he said, a...
Some forest birds can survive in agricultural countryside with limited habitat conservation
...forested terrain has been converted to open coffee plantations
or pasture-unfavorable habitats for birds, accordi...s had identified nearly 200 bird species in coffee plantations
by simply capturing or observing them there. "If you do that, you might think, 'Well, these birds ar...
Ancient coral reef tells the history of Kenya's soil erosion
...f bush to create coffee plantations." Before the plantations
were developed, the primary long-term land uses in...ers." Although colonialism ended decades ago and plantations
along the coast were abandoned, the landscape remains out of equilibrium, he said: "This would be a ...
It's enough to turn your neighbors green
... of marginal agricultural lands to commercial tree plantations
in Costa Rica, location decision is based on the host countrys potential for avoiding deforestation as well as by previous aid and trade patterns. The authors advise policy makers to pay particular attention to regional pollution dynamics. They co...
End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources
... the share of industrial wood production in forest plantations
will grow from an estimated one-third today to half by 2025 and three-quarters by 2050. "Plantations and the trade to make them effective reduce the impact of industrial pressures on the expanse of natural forests, which may be rich in soil carbo...
IUFRO conference on forest landscape restoration
...) Managed Landscapes (How can we use commercial plantations
or other planted forests to enhance the supply of goods and services at the landscape level, including biodiversity?) How to do landscape restoration (Case studies) Innovative approaches to science delivery in landscape restoration The purpos...
Pine plantations may be one culprit in increasing carbon dioxide levels
Columbus , Ohio -- The increasing number of pine plantations
in the southern United States could contribute to ...tands of hardwood and natural pine trees into pine plantations
because pine is a more lucrative source of lumber. But pine plantations
don't retain carbon as wel...
Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
Growing tree plantations
to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to mi...nd changes in soil and water quality are likely as plantations
are increasingly grown for biological carbon sequestration," the 10 authors wrote in a paper publish...
WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants
...ants spend at least some of their time in palm oil plantations
or near human habitation, which leads to conflict ... the elephants' habitat has been converted to tree plantations
that produce palm oil, the leading export crop for Malaysia. X Each elephant belongs to a herd of 30...
Seeing the forest and the trees
...t converting tropical forests to less-diverse tree plantations
containing only species with high wood density such as teak resulted in a 75 percent increase in the forest's carbon-storage capacity--so long as the trees are not harvested. By contrast, selectively logging trees with high wood density was found to ...
Woods Hole Research Center scientist part of international initiatives to save the great apes
...ere industrial logging followed by industrial palm plantations
has destroyed extensive track of orangutan habitat." Most recently, Laporte and her Center colleagues, in collaboration with the Harvard Peabody Museum and the Max Plank Institute, are supporting The Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) by initiating ...
A study of the ectomychorrizal community amongst Quercus rubra L. plantations
The study centred on 6 plantations
of various ages in Bizkaia, firstly studying the w... Also, the infective potential of the soils of the plantations
was evaluated and it was observed that plantlings of 1 or 2 saps can be mycorrhized by the inoculum ...
Lethal needle blight epidemic may be related to climate change
...hough it is considered a serious disease of exotic plantations
in the Southern Hemisphere, it has until now been considered a minor threat to northern temperate forests. Lodgepole pines are an economically important species, being used in construction and for pulp. Alex Woods and his colleagues at the British Co...
Research breakthrough in the understanding of the spread of cholera
...dies of water as well as above sand dunes and date plantations
near a desert oasis. In laboratory simulation Dr Yechezkel Kashi confirmed that fluorescent, tagged pathogenic O139 V. cholerae could be transferred by adult midges from one water container to another. In all parameters associated with insects, the ...
South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn
...tanal's periphery large-scale cattle ranching and plantations
of soybean and sugarcane all fostering population growth. "The resultant pollution of water and soil from farm chemicals, as well as increasing industrial pollution from urban centres, has become a problem." The analysis says "the activities of the...
Fragmented habitats no ultimate refuges for forest-dwelling tropical birds
...remain and, in time, secondary forests, gardens or plantations
replace some cleared areas." Given that reality, t...lso seen in other secondary habitats like gardens, plantations
and golf courses," Harris said. "This has led some researchers to claim that if entire regions were ...