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26 - 28 September 2017 - Bali

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In many areas around the world, tropical forests continue to decline.  However, the opposite appears to be happening on agricultural land, where...

Date
August 2016
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Abstract

Red wood ants (RWA) are of great ecological importance for the forest ecosystem. Forestry practices, like clear-cutting, and trampling load, due to tourism, logging, and grazing stock, can greatly affect their colonies, disturbing their microhabitat. RWA in Greek forests have not been investigated...

Authors
Tsikas, A.; Karanikola, P.; Papageorgiou, A. C.
Publisher
Springer
Publication
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2016, 188, 7, pp 436
Abstract

The slow natural degradation of chir pine (Pinus roxburghii) needle litterfall and its accumulation on forest floors have been attributed to its lignocellulosic complexities of the biomass. The present study offers a microbiological insight into the role of autochthonous microflora associated with...

Authors
Rishi Mahajan; Nikitina, A.; Litti, Y.; Nozhevnikova, A.; Gunjan Goel
Publisher
Springer
Publication
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2016, 188, 7, pp 417
Abstract

Forest insect infestations behave as complex systems and can be represented using agent-based modeling (ABM) approaches to explore and optimize eradication strategies such as biological control. This study develops novel geospatial agent-based EAB-BioCon model for the interactions of emerald ash...

Authors
Anderson, T. M.; DragicĀ“evicĀ“, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Ecological Modelling, 2016, 337, pp 310-329
Miscellaneous

This paper reviews the status of deforestation, degradation and restoration of forests in Asia-Pacific. Based on the reviews in the seven countries in the region, and understanding of the FLR approaches, FAO RAP and RECOFTC proposed the setting up of a facility to support the FLR mechanism in the...

Authors
Appanah, S.
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Publication
Forest landscape restoration for Asia-Pacific forests, 2016, pp ix + 186 pp.
CAB ReviewFull Text

In the face of globally diminishing natural habitats in biodiversity-rich regions, agricultural landscapes around protected areas have increasingly gained importance as extended habitat for wildlife species. Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and oil palm (Elais guineensis) plantations are two of the...

Date
July 2016
Subjects
biodiversity; habitats; land use; oil palms; plantations; reviews; rubber; species diversity; wildlife
Authors
Harich, F. K.; Treydte, A. C.
AbstractFull Text

Aim: The aim of this work was to study the tolerance level of farmers toward different human-wildlife conflict (HWC) situations. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in 24 villages of nine blocks from Kancheepuram, Coimbatore, Erode, and Krishnagiri districts of Tamil Nadu by personally...

Authors
Senthilkumar, K.; Mathialagan, P.; Manivannan, C.; Jayathangaraj, M. G.; Gomathinayagam, S.
Publisher
Veterinary World
Publication
Veterinary World, 2016, 9, 7, pp 747-752

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