Underwater logging is a relatively new concept in forestry that has significant economic benefits but also consequences for the environment and local communities.
Riparian habitat is the transitional zones between aquatic and terrestrial habitat that extends through areas adjacent to water bodies like streams, into the soil and groundwater, and vertically into the forest canopy.
The plant cuticle represents the primary interface between the plant and environment, serving several important functions, including protection against desiccation, and defense against pest and pathogen infection, to mention only a few.
Adult salmon that are released after being captured are stressed and injured. Injured fish are an easy target for bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that can kill fish before they spawn, especially in warm water. Our research examines how gillnet entanglement duration and water temperature affect disease development and survival.
Author: Sarah Gergel Published by: Springer (April 23, 2017) URL: www.springer.com/us/book/9781493963720 Learning Landscape Ecology, 2nd Edition This title meets a great demand for training in spatial analysis tools accessible to a wide audience. Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting discipline with much to offer for solving pressing and emerging problems in environmental science. Much of the […]
From an extensive literature-based survey, we found that one-third of bird species breeding in continental North America use mountain habitats for at least one critical period of their annual life cycle (breeding, migration or winter).
Effective monitoring of global trends in biodiversity is an important component of international commitments to protect wildlife. Remote cameras (aka camera “traps”) are a rapidly growing technology with great potential to transform the way wildlife monitoring is done.
Using data from a household survey covering colonist and Indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, we have analyzed the socioeconomic determinants of legal and illegal smallholder timber harvesting. The results of a multinomial probit model reveal that non-harvesting households are statistically likely to be poor, to receive nonfarm income, to have smaller areas in primary forest and to reside closer to population centers.
An up-to-date synthesis of the state of knowledge on sustainable forest management from a variety of environmental, economic, social, cultural, and governance perspectives.