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News Alert Dead Wood, Insects, and Fire — Feb 03, 2021 04:59 PM
Remarkably diverse insect communities in dead forest wood appear resilient to fire
News Alert Research Delivers Tool for Anticipating Effects, Benefits of River Restoration — Feb 03, 2021 04:50 PM
The i-Tree Cool River model can assist with the restoration of cooler river temperatures
News Alert Scientists identify genes tied to ash trees' resistance to emerald ash borer — Feb 03, 2021 04:45 PM
Discovery holds promise for the future of ash trees
News Alert A Small Bird's Return to Missouri Stems from Forest Restoration Collaboration — Feb 03, 2021 04:44 PM
The release of 25 Brown-headed Nuthatches in restored pine woodlands marks the bird’s return to Missouri after being locally extinct for more than century.
News Alert In the Arctic, Extreme Air Pollution Kills Trees, Limits Growth by Reducing Sunlight — Feb 03, 2021 04:41 PM
“Arctic dimming,” the interference with sunlight caused by extreme pollution, is possibly affecting how trees respond to climate change.
News Alert Invasion by Non-native Insects Expected to Increase 36 percent Worldwide by 2050 — Feb 03, 2021 04:39 PM
Europe in line for greatest biological invasion, followed by Asia and the Americas
News Alert Coho salmon thrive in more established ‘neighborhoods’ — Feb 03, 2021 04:35 PM
"The connection among different instream habitats is a bigger factor of long-term population health than the quality of individual habitats alone.”
News Alert Science is Saving the Mangrove Forests — Feb 03, 2021 04:30 PM
Despite all they do for humans and the planet, mangrove forests are threatened by over harvesting and rising sea levels.
News Alert Tackling the science behind 2020’s wild season of wildfire — Feb 03, 2021 04:28 PM
Easterly winds played a strong role in the 2020 fire season, fanning wildfires across California, Oregon, and Washington into record-breaking megafires
News Alert The flighty science of studying bats — Feb 03, 2021 04:21 PM
The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) is facilitating mass coordination of scientists and data across the continent.
News Alert Harvesting Trees in the Right Place at the Right Time — Feb 03, 2021 04:19 PM
Many of the policies governing how forest products are harvested and sold are decades old, and forest conditions, climate, and forest products markets have changed.
News Alert Genetics of the Tree of Life — Feb 03, 2021 03:15 PM
New genetic information for the African baobab tree could aid in its conservation and silviculture
News Alert Researchers Discover Two New Crayfish Species in Alabama and Mississippi — Feb 03, 2021 03:10 PM
“The compelling thing about new species is that they are a reminder of how much we still don’t know about the natural world”
News Alert New Study Finds Abundance of Invasive Plant Species at Port of Savannah — Feb 03, 2021 03:06 PM
Trade hubs are probable non-native plant hotspots and can become possible sources of non-native plant invasions.
News Alert 1 Billion Acres at Risk for Catastrophic Wildfires, U.S. Forest Service Warns — Jan 03, 2020 04:25 PM
The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is warning that a billion acres of land across America are at risk of catastrophic wildfires like the Camp Fire that destroyed most of Paradise, Calif.
News Alert Changing Forests Could be a Double-edged Sword for the Environment — Jan 03, 2020 04:21 PM
Climate change, nitrogen deposition and fire suppression are leading to shifts in the types of trees that dominate American forests. These changes will have environmental consequences, potentially both positive and negative.
News Alert Tree Diversity Affects Invasive Forest Pests — Jan 03, 2020 04:18 PM
A broad-scale study of U.S. forest data suggests a complex relationship between the number of native tree species and the number of nonnative invasive forest pests.
News Alert Most destructive California fires occur in area of wildland-urban interface with less fuel and more people — Jan 02, 2020 08:17 PM
Over nearly three decades, half of all buildings destroyed by wildfire in California were located in an area that is described as having less of the grasses, bushes and trees that are thought to fuel fire in the wildland-urban interface, or WUI.
News Alert Non-native invasive insects, diseases decreasing carbon stored in U.S. forests — Jan 02, 2020 08:11 PM
Study is the first attempt to comprehensively quantify the cumulative losses of trees following invasion by all species of non-native insects and diseases at a national scale.
News Alert Nitrogen Pollution's Path to Streams Weaves through More Forests (and at a Faster Pace) than Suspected — Jan 02, 2020 08:05 PM
New research shows that more nitrogen from rain and snow is making it to more streams than previously believed and flowing downstream in forests of the United States and Canada.
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