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Freshwater resources are vital for both society and natural ecosystems. We use water resources in many ways, from irrigation and recreation, to...

Date
December 2017
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Abstract

Management of fuel to minimize crown fire hazard is a key challenge in Atlantic forests, particularly for pine species. However, a better understanding of effectiveness of silvicultural treatments, especially forest pruning, for hazard reduction is required. Here we evaluate pruning and thinning as...

Authors
Hevia, A.; Crabiffosse, A.; Álvarez-González, J. G.; Ruiz-González, A. D.; Majada, J.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 205, pp 9-17
Abstract

This paper presents the results of research conducted between 2009 and 2014 in the village of Khanda Sharol in the state of Rajasthan, India. Our research objective was to determine how the livelihoods of village residents have been affected by the intensification of forest use, and the resulting...

Authors
Natcher, D.; Vijayalakshmi Kalagnanam; Ramesh Rawal; Johnston, M.; Al-Mamun, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Publication
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2018, 25, 1, pp 47-55
Abstract

Bats are well-known hosts of trypanosomatids, though information about their role as reservoirs of these protozoans in the Brazilian savanna is poorly known. We aimed to analyze the occurrence of trypanosomatid species in bats occurring in remnants of gallery forests of Brasília, Federal District...

Authors
Lourenço, J. L. M.; Minuzzi-Souza, T. T. C.; Silva, L. R.; Oliveira, A. C.; Mendonça, V. J.; Nitz, N.; Aguiar, L. M. S.; Gurgel-Gonçalves, R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Acta Tropica, 2018, 177, pp 200-206
CAB ReviewFull Text

We review seven certification systems for verifying carbon trading from forestry and other land uses, and evaluate evidence of their effectiveness in generating social and environmental co-benefits. Published research on non-carbon co-benefits was located by searching the three principal...

Date
December 2017
Subjects
carbon; carbon markets; certification; databases; ecosystem services; forest management; forestry; forests; governance; land use; livelihoods
Authors
Savilaakso, S.; Petrokofsky, G.
Miscellaneous

A new distribution map is provided for Thekopsora minima (Arthur) Syd. & Syd. Pucciniomycetes: Pucciniales: Pucciniastraceae. Hosts: blueberry (Vaccinium spp.); aecial state on Tsuga spp. Information is given on the geographical distribution in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal),...

Publisher
CABI
Publication
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, 2017, No.October, pp Map 1208 (Edition 1)
AbstractFull Text

Bird predation on gypsy moth Lymantria dispar L. (Lepidoptera Erebidae) egg masses may have a significant role in the gypsy moth population regulation; therefore the understanding of this process is a key issue to prevent large scale damage. In this paper, we aimed to quantify the winter predation...

Authors
Bereczki, K.; Molnár, D.; Csóka, G.; Báldi, A.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Bulletin of Insectology, 2017, 70, 2, pp 201-207

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