New research calculates capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates the effects...

Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem....

How mangroves help keep the planet cool

Coastal scientists have developed a new global framework to more accurately assess how mangroves along different types of coastlines from deltas to lagoons store...

High-quality science for sustainable forests

A new open-access journal, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research in all major forest science disciplines -- from molecules to ecosystems...

More woodland management needed to help save dormice

Managing woodlands to a greater extent could help stop the decline of Britain's dormice, new research suggests. Dormouse numbers are falling in Britain - down...

Finnish forest management guidelines fail to protect the flying squirrel

A new study determined the habitat requirements for flying squirrels and compared them to those included in the recently amended Forest Act. The main...

New research on avian response to wildfires

As we enter another wildfire season in California, attention will turn to the inevitable fires and efforts to extinguish them. After these fires burn,...

Envisioning a future where all the trees in Europe disappear

Vegetation plays an important role in shaping local climate: just think of the cool shade provided by a forest or the grinding heat of...

Palm oil: The carbon cost of deforestation

Indonesia and Malaysia together account for nearly 85% of global palm oil production. This oil is commonly used in processed foods, cosmetics and biofuels,...

Populations of trees respond differently to climate change

A new Portland State University study shows that not all populations of a single, widely spread tree species respond the same to climate change,...

Surprising resurgence of red spruce likely result of warmer winters

Red spruce, for decades the forest equivalent of the canary in the coal mine signaling the detrimental effects of acid rain on northeastern forests,...

Cool weather can amplify attacks of tree-killing bark beetle

As a warming climate invites the destructive southern pine beetle to expand its northern range, the cooler weather in this new habitat can potentially...

New map shows many old-growth forests remain In Europe

Though you might read about deep, dark woods in fairy tales, the prevailing story today is that very little European old-growth forest remains. But...

Whole-tree logging may not hinder plant biodiversity

As much as we love our two-by-fours and toilet paper, many of us have mixed feelings about logging. Those feelings can morph into straight-out...

Ecologists expose bias in forest restoration studies

When embarking on a reforestation project, is it better to let an area regenerate on its own, or take active steps like planting trees?...