Energy development and consumption drive changes in global climate, landscapes, and biodiversity. The oil sands of western Canada are an epicenter of oil production, creating landscapes without current or historical analogs…
Several governments, including India’s, have implemented policies that encourage people to switch to cooking with modern fuels like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). While such policies certainly save lives, the implications for the climate are less well understood.
This study examines post-fire surface fuel dynamics over 9 years across a wide range of conditions characteristic of California fires in dry conifer and hardwood forests.
Chlorpyrifos interacts with other agricultural stressors to alter stream communities in laboratory microcosms
There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and improved cognitive development.
Author(s): Frances R. Thistlethwaite & Yousry A. El-Kassaby Published in: BMC Genomics (December, 2017) URL: doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-4258-5 Genomic prediction accuracies in space and time for height and wood density of Douglas-fir using exome capture as the genotyping platform Genomic selection (GS) can offer unprecedented gains, in terms of cost efficiency and generation turnover, to forest […]
Author(s): Paul Pickell & Nicholas Coops Published in: Scientific Reports (October 27, 2017) URL: doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-14730-0 An early warning system to forecast the close of the spring burning window from satellite-observed greenness The majority of wildfires in Alberta are caused by humans, resulting in unnecessary costs associated with extinguishing them. Human-caused wildfires tend to occur […]
Underwater logging is a relatively new concept in forestry that has significant economic benefits but also consequences for the environment and local communities.