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Forest Model Predicts How Trees Compete For Canopy Space
2014-02-20 11:53:17

Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed a new mathematical model that predicts how trees compete for space in the canopy.

2014-02-11 11:02:49

Forest management is based on recommendations that are supposed to maximize economic revenues.

2014-02-10 11:12:35

Naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia’s reptiles, scientists have proposed.

Researchers Reveal Nine Steps To Save Waterways
2014-01-31 13:55:37

The key to clean water and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists.

Predictions For Climate Change Effects On Savanna Vegetation Best Done By Continent
2014-01-31 08:05:48

A "one-size-fits-all" model to predict the effects of climate change on savanna vegetation isn't as effective as examining individual savannas by continent, according to research published in Science this week.

Population Size Of Salamanders Helps Predict Forest Ecosystems Health, Inform Forest Management Decisions
2014-01-23 08:09:00

salamander population size reflects forest habitat quality and can predict how ecosystems recover from forest logging activity.

2014-01-16 12:33:23

Prices for forestry lands in Uruguay have more than doubled since 2006 BOSTON, Jan.

Do Faster-Growing Old Trees Translate To More Carbon Storage?
2014-01-16 07:03:46

Contrary to the commonly held belief that trees become unproductive as they grow older, new research appearing in the journal Nature demonstrates that most of them experience increases in their growth rates and store more carbon as they age.

Ecosystems Suffer Negative Effects From Loss Of Large Predators
2014-01-10 03:27:19

Authors of a new research review in the journal Science have called for a global initiative to save large predators around the world.

2014-01-08 17:21:40

Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries data that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat.


Latest Systems ecology Reference Libraries

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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