Phil Evans and colleagues have been doing detailed archaeological research on a prefabricated timber church on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. The church was destroyed due to the overwhelming destructive forces of tropical cyclone Pam, which passed through Vanuatu on 13th March 2015.
The occurrence of lightning-induced forest fires during a time period is count data featuring over-dispersion (i.e., variance is larger than mean) and a high frequency of zero counts. In this study, we used six generalized linear models to examine the relationship between the occurrence of lightning-induced forest fires and meteorological factors in the Northern Daxing’an Mountains of China.
Tree breeding methods require the creation of families, half- and full-sibs, produced from crosses among selected trees for field testing and the genetic evaluation of parents and offspring for selecting elite individuals for new breeding cycles and the establishment of seed orchards for genetically improved seed production for reforestation efforts.
Author: Yousry El-Kassaby Published in: G3 Genes Genomes Genetics (March, 2016) DOI: doi:10.1534/g3.115.025957 Infusing genomics in classical breeding Tree breeding methods require the creation of families, half- and full-sibs, produced from crosses among selected trees for field testing and the genetic evaluation of parents and offspring for selecting elite individuals for new breeding cycles and the establishment of […]
Author: Ngaio Hotte, Colin Mahony, Dr. Harry Nelson Published in: Global Environmental Change (Jan 22, 2016) DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.01.001 The principal-agent problem and climate change adaptation on public lands Assisted migration involves shifting tree species and populations to better match future climates. Yet uncertainty about how the costs, benefits and risks associated with climate change impacts will be distributed among […]
Author: Dr. Scott Hinch Published in: Fisheries (Sept 11, 2015) DOI: doi:10.1080/03632415.2015.1074570 Fish Out of Water: How Much Air is Too Much? The primary objective of both commercial and recreational fisheries is to capture fish, but for a variety of reasons many are released (e.g., regulations, individual conservation ethic, to take photos, etc.). It is often assumed that […]
Author: Dr. Shannon M Hagerman Published in: Land Use Policy (Feb 15, 2016) DOI: doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.12.034 Governing adaptation across scales: Hotspots and hesitancy in Pacific Northwest Forests The observed and anticipated impacts of climate change interacting with the responses of actors and institutions to these changes are together poised to transform and reconfigure resource management systems across scales. Within […]