Study Revealing U.S. Interior Forest Loss Featured in Conservation Magazine
An online Conservation Magazine article, entitled "What's Inside That Counts," summarizes results from a study led by EFETAC research ecologist Kurt Riitters. Researchers analyzed forest loss and gain throughout the lower 48 United States between 2001 and 2006 and discovered a net loss of forest land—with a significantly greater area of interior forest lost compared to total forest area lost. Interior forest loss due to fragmentation threatens the sustainability of biological communities and ecosystem services that require large areas of intact forest land. Read the Conservation Magazine article, and learn more about this study from the Southern Research Station's CompassLive science log.