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Researchers from the US Forest Service have developed a new storymap which allows users to interactively chart the flow of forest products across the...

Date
May 2016
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Abstract

During July 2002, forest fires in Quebec, Canada, blanketed the US East Coast with a plume of wood smoke. This "natural experiment" exposed large populations in northeastern US cities to significantly elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), providing a unique opportunity to test...

Authors
Zu Ke; Tao Ge; Long, C.; Goodman, J.; Valberg, P.
Publisher
Springer
Publication
Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 2016, 9, 3, pp 213-221
Abstract

Intensive forest management and landscape degradation are threats to amphibian populations. We modelled and compared the extinction and colonization dynamics of the great crested newt in four different spatial contexts that describe landscape change from past to present and future forest landscapes...

Authors
Vuorio, V.; Reunanen, P.; Tikkanen, O. P.
Publisher
Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board
Publication
Annales Zoologici Fennici, 2016, 53, 1/2, pp 19-34
Abstract

Simplifying stand structure to reduce fuel density is a high priority for forest managers; however, affects to Pacific marten (Martes caurina) movement and connectivity are unknown. We evaluated whether thinning forests to reduce fuels influenced movements of Pacific marten. We collected movement...

Authors
Moriarty, K. M.; Epps, C. W.; Zielinski, W. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication
Journal of Wildlife Management, 2016, 80, 4, pp 621-633
Miscellaneous

The purpose of this Manual is to provide legal practitioners in REDD+ countries, particularly partner countries of the UNREDD Programme, with information on assessing national legal frameworks and associated gaps as well as suggestions on options to address key REDD+ legal issues.

Publisher
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Publication
REDD+ implementation: a manual for national legal practitioners, 2015, pp 82 pp.
CAB ReviewFull Text

We differentiate between the success of a classical biological control programme and its impact; the former addressing the completed implementation of the steps of a biological control programme, and the anticipated reduction of the target pest, and the latter addressing the societal and...

Date
March 2016
Subjects
biological control; biological control agents; insect control; insect pests; natural enemies; pest control; plant pests; weed control; weeds
Authors
Cock, M. J. W.; Day, R. K.; Hinz, H. L.; Pollard, K. M.; Thomas, S. E.; Williams, F. E.; Witt, A. B. R.; Shaw, R. H.
AbstractFull Text

This study aimed to evaluate the quality of forest biomass energy, coming from the Caatinga, for different storage times in the field. The study was conducted in southern Piauí, between January and February (rainy season). Samples were collected containing branches and trunks of various species,...

Authors
Brand, M. A.; Lacerda, S. R.; Oliveira, J. de; Lopes, G. P. R. D.; Casagrande, N. B.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2016, 46, 7, pp 1178-1184

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