Latest Forest Ecology and Management Stories
Recovering from natural disasters usually means rebuilding infrastructure and reassembling human lives.
Research by USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists shows that the impacts of recent outbreaks of southern pine beetle further degraded shortleaf pine-hardwood forest ecosystems in the southern Appalachian region.
Managers of northern Michigan forests may not see the birds for the trees when looking out for timber harvests.
Since the 1950s, sustainability in northern hardwood forests was achieved by chopping down trees in small clumps to naturally make room for new ones to spring up.
The Swiss needle cast epidemic in Douglas-fir forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest is continuing to intensify, appears to be unprecedented over at least the past 100 years, and is probably linked to the extensive planting of Douglas-fir along the coast and a warmer climate, new research concludes.
Forests in northern areas are stunted, verging on the edge of survival.
A Smoky Mountain forest's woodland herb population has shown that climate may play a role in how forest understories recover from logging.
U.S. Forest Service scientists with the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry have completed a study on ways to make high-value koa trees grow faster, while increasing biodiversity, carbon sequestration, scenic beauty, and recreation opportunities in native Hawaiian forests.
Forest Ecology and Management is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles linking forest ecology with the management of forest resources. The journal covers original research, review articles, and book reviews. Articles may report work related to any forest ecosystems worldwide, including plantations and natural forests. The journal also covers Forestry-related topics that apply biological and social knowledge to address problems encountered in forest management and conservation....
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