Forestry Science

The most amazing thing about trees    Engineers design 'tree-on-a-chip' 

An evoutionary ecology perspective to address forest pathology challenges of today and tomorrow  

Recognizing the economic benefits of Nature    Paying for forests has multiple benefits   

Trees, forests and water: cool insights for a hot world   

The protective layer of prehistoric land plants     Russia home to largest number of trees globally

Found: 'lost' forests covering an area 2/3rds the size of Australia

Tropical forest ecosystem response to increasing nutrient availability  

State of the World's Forests    Researchers find the world's forests are fragmenting at a quick pace

Only two intact forests left on Earth    Worldwide loss of interior forest

A National and International Analysis of Changing Forest Density

Forests most likely to continue shrinking   World forest area still on the decline

Forest loss in protected areas and intact forest landscapes: a global analyses

Climate polices alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

Forests fight global warming in mays more important than previously understood

The impact of tree age on biomass growth and carbon accumulation capacity

Global tree cover and biomass on agricultural land: the contribution of agroforestry to carbon budgets

Effects of past tropical deforestation will be felt for years to come

Study forecast disappearance of conifers due to climate change 

Satellites help scientists see forests for the trees amid climate change    International network to spy on trees

Humid tropical forest disturbance alerts using Landsat data    New forest land classification data set launched

Landsat sets the standard for maps of world's forests   Mapping the world's forests in 3D     

Forestry insurance: a largely untapped potential    Bankers take centre stage in fight to save rainforests   

Managing Forests because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy

Global Forest Map    Citizen science maps global forests    World's primary forests 'on the brink'

New global 'ratings agency' ranks the 500 institutions that have the power to end deforestation by 2020

Forest losses increase local temperatures    Deforestation is messing with our weather and our food

New online tool tracks tree loss in 'near real time'     Satellite technology yields new forest loss estimates

Global characterization and monitoring of forest cover using Landsat data

NASA-USGS Landsat data yield best view to date of global forest losses. gains

Global consumption an increasingly significant driver of tropical deforestation

Rainforest Facts    Rainforests     Loss of tropical forests reduces rain

Seeing the forest from the trees - identifying critical life stages for rainforest diversity

How countries link REDD+ intervaentions to drivers in their readiness plans: implications for monitoring

Deforestation monitoring method for tropical regions    Estimating the Opportunity Costs of REDD

New Study Suggests Global Pacts Like REDD Ignore Primary Causes of Destruction of Forests    

Exploring the biophysical option space for feeding the world without deforestation

Afforestation     Deforestation    Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) programme

When you give a tree an email address    Scientists reveal 'woodquakes' 

A forest by any other name? Semantics, carbon implications, and solutions 

A carbon sink that can't be filled    Variations in carbon storage among tree species

Adaptation of forests and people to climate change - a global assesment report

Synergies between climate mitigation and adaptation in forest landscape restoration

To define future of forests, first define forests    Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of themThe fate of trees: how climate change may alter forests worldwide

Genome sequence of the olive tree    These ancient trees have stories to tell

Detailed vegetation height estimates across the tropics released          

Forest succession, soil carbon accumulation, and rapid nitrogen storage in poorly remineralized soil organic matter 

Securing rights, combating climate change: how strengthening community forest rights mitigates climate change 

Deforestation of sandy soils a greater threat to climate change

UN project shows how trees help halt desertification    Forests and Landslides      

Trees: More than just carbon sinks    Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Oldest trees are growing faster, storing more carbon as they age

Temperate forest soils may be poor carbon store in elevated CO2 world

Higher subsoil carbon storage in species-rich than species-poor temperate forests

Rising carbon dioxide in atmosphere also speeds carbon loss from forest soils

Researchers discover evidence of rainforest resilience to global warming

Forest and Agroecosystem Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics (Tropical Forest Margins)

Mapping tropical forest trees using high-resolution aerial digital photographs

Tropical forests and climate change: filling knowledge gaps in a different way

Tropical forests 're-shaped' by climate changes    Tropical forests 'better managed'

Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple    Saving tropics could cut emissions

Tropical ecosystems boost CO2 as temperatures rise

Multiple use management of tropical production forests

New map of palm oil plantations could help save rain forests

Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?    Palm oil massive source of CO2

As climate changes, Boreal forests to shift north and relinquish more carbon than expected

Poleward expansion of mangroves is a threshold response to decreased frequency of extreme cold events

Trees on Tundra’s Border Are Growing Faster in a Hotter Climate    

The wind in the willows    Liana diversity explained by clones, disturbances

Pollen can protect mahogany from extinction

Forest dynamics:

The Earth has lungs. Watch them breathe    New information from watching a forest breathe

Richer forest biodiversity could rake in billions

Warming could slow upslope migration of trees

What's the value of afforestation and bioenergy CCS?

Handful of heavyweight trees per acre are forests champs

Winter's over and it's time to grow again - how does a tree know?    

Warm winters let trees sleep longer    How do trees go to sleep?

In forests, climate change brings complicated cosequences

Changing atmosphere affects how much water trees need 

Global Warming May Affect the Capacity of Trees to Store Carbon

Forests, health and climate change    Forests could be global warming factor

Trees employ similar strategies to out compete their neighbors    Trees trade carbon among each other

Drought-induced tree mortality accelerating in forests   Even California's mighty oaks are dying from drought

Forests in a water limited world under climate change    Trees' surprising role in the boreal water cycle

Scientists seek out forest traditions in climate change fight    How will climate change affect trees?

Increased atmospheric CO2 makes trees use water more effiiciently  

Tipping point of conifer forest ecosystem under severe drought

Increasing drought stress predicted to challenge vulnerable hydraulic system of plants

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Felling of tropical trees has soared, satellite shows, not slowed as UN study found

Deforested areas are highly susceptible to drastic temperature changes

Tree roots in the mountains act like thermostat for global climate

Trees continue to grow at a faster rate    New analysis links tree height to climate

New tool offers unprecedented access for root studies    Satellite images uncover underground forest fungi

Researchers grow cyberforests to predict climate change    Efficiency in the forest    

Data-based perfect-deficit approach to understanding climate extremes and forest carbon assimilation capacity

How anthropogenic emissions interact with organic compounds emitted by trees

The carbon footprint of flowering trees    10+ amazing examples of 'crown shyness'

'Come out of the forests' to save the trees

Tree pests & diseases:

Every forest biome is actively dying right now

Rising concerns over tree pests and diseases

Diseased trees are a source of climate-changing gas

World's giant trees are dying off rapidly, studies show

Large trees - key climate indicators - die first in a drought

DNA fingerprinting to understand the immunity of trees

As climate warms, bark beetles march on high-elevation forests

Long-term changes in dead wood reveal new forest dynamics

Climate change cripples forests   Forest mortality and climate change: the big picture

Death of hemlock trees yields new life for hardwood trees, but at what cost to the ecosystem?

A global overview of drought and heat-induced tree mortality reveals emerging climate change risks for forests     

Tree leaves:

Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves

Leaf vein architecture solves mysteries, allows predictions of past climate

Tree canopies: 

Canopy structure explains supposed link between leaf nitrogen and climate

Wood growing and wood products:

Forest model predicts canopy competition

One tree's architecture reveals secrets of a forest  

Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood

Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

Model forecasts long-term impacts of forest land-use decisions

Using sphere packing models to explain the structure of forests

Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Staying in shape: how wood chemistry relates to structural stability

Measuring, monitoring, and verification of carbon benefits for forest-based projects

A generic 3D finite element model of tree anchorage integrating soil mechanics and real root system architecture

Deviation from symmetric self-similarity in trees predicts altered hydraulics, mechanics, light interception and metabolic scaling      

Regional:

Distribution of living Cupressaceae reflects the breakup of Pangea

Forests and climate change in Latin America: linking adaptation and mitigation

Land use patterns and related carbon losses following deforestation in South America

Brazil passes 'retrograde' forest code    Untangling Brazil's controversial new forest code 

Amazon's canopy chemistry is a patchwork quilt    Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia

Study reinforces the Amazon forest's importance in reguating atmospheric chemistry

Amazon rain forests responds quickly to extreme climate events

Modeling Amazonian transitional forest micrometeorology

Satellite observation of tropical forect seasonality: Spatial patterns of carbon exchange in Amazonia

Amazon's carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

Seeing the Amazon's future through the fog  

Fire and drought may push Amazonian forest beyond tipping point

Warming climate unlikely to cause extinction of ancient Amazon trees      

Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply   

Forging fire resilience on Amazon forest fringes in Peru   

Mass tree deaths prompt fears of Amazon 'climate tipping point'

Integrating ecosystem- and community-based adaptation: lessons from model forests in Latin America

Amazon deforestation could mean drought for western US

Amazon rainforest was shaped by an ancient hunger for fruits and nuts 

Carbon emissions from deforestation and forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon

Tree rings go with the flow of the Amazon   Seeing the forest for the trees

Visit the Amazon on World Forest Day with Google's Streetview

NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests   

Forests and climate change in Latin America    Forest carbon monitoring breakthrough in Colombia

Land cover dynamics following a deforestation ban in northern Costa Rica

Why did Mayan civilization collapse? Deforestation and climate change

Our 'tropical' Arctic

US Forest Service engagement service

Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the USA

Increasing drought now threatens nearly all US forests

Forest srvice scientists improve US forest carbon accounting

US forest products in the global economy     US evergreens at risk

Study reveals how Eastern US forests came to be

Carbon storage and sequestration by trees in urban and community areas of the US

Most flammable boreal forests in North America become more so

Urban forests of Tennessee   Forests for Water: Exploring Payments for Watershed Services in the US South

Guidelines for regenerating Southern US pine beetle spots

A risk assessment of climate change and the impact of forest diseases on forest ecosystems in the Western United States and Canada

In the American West, a battle unfolds over bugs, climate change and the fate of an iconic species

Beetle-infested pine trees contribute to air pollution and haze in forests

US polar vortex brings Big Chill to forest pests    Wildfire and pine beetles

US: Central hardwood ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis

Dying trees in Southwest US set stage for erosion, water loss in Colorado River

Caliifornia: wamer, drier climate forests altering forests statewide

Tens of millions of trees in danger from California drought

Carbon stocks of trees killed by bark beetles and wildfire in the western US

The Beetles: 89 million acres of abrupt climate change

Eradication of 'sudden oaka death' disease is no longer possible in California

Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions

Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality

Tree die-off triggered by hotter temperatures

Stunning 360 pictures reveal tops of giant sequoias

Bishop Pines on Santa Cruz Island: fog and forests      Video of redwoods

Science synthesis to support forest plan revision in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades

Chronic 2000-04 drought , worst in 800 years, may be the new normal

Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age 

Valuing forest recreation in Europe: time and spatial considerations   EU: preparing forests for climate change

Reviving extinct Mediterranean forests

500 years of regional forest growth variability and links to climatic extreme events in Europe

Developing a forest naturalness indicator for Europe

Guidance to report on land use, land-use change and forestry emissions

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps 

Swiss Forests    The Swiss people and their forests

New project maps out UK woodland biodiversity   

Siberian Forests   Carbon implications of forest restitution in post-socialist Romania 

State of Europe's Forests 2011    Green Corridors Needed to Reconnect Europe's Fragmented Forests  

The Changes in China's Forests: An Analysis Using the Forest Identity

Biodiversity protected areas in Indonesia ineffective in preventing deforestation 

Drought makes Borneo's trees flower at the same time

Indonesia's rapid deforestation continues 

Super-charged tropical trees: Borneo's productive trees vitally important for global carbon cycling 

Rain forests in Far East shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years 

Natural teak forests decline, while plalnted teak forests increase    

Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific

China's forest recovery shows hope for mitigating global climate change

Case study on tree crop diversity in China, Nepal and Pakistan

Forests and Climate Change in the Near East Region

An assessment of deforestation and forest degradation drivers in developing countries

Africa's Great Grenn Wall project

Africa's rainforests 'more resilient' to climate change    Big data reveals best carbon stocking locations

National-scale estimation of gross forest above ground carbon loss: a case study of the DRC

Satellite-based primary forest degradation assessment in the DR  of Congo, 2000-2010

Unsustainable fuelwood extraction from South African savannas 

Super high-resolution carbon estimates for endangered Madagascar

Iconic Australasian trees found as fossils in South America

Fossils of ancient Australasian trees found in Patagonia   

Gilding the gum tree - scientists strike gold in leaves

Eucalyptus - a global tree for fuel and fiber    Gold grows on eucalyptus trees

The Nullarbor Plain's ancient forests revealed