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Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age

Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The finding that most...

Climate change pushing koalas to cooler trees

Land management practices must change to protect vulnerable koala populations, according to new University of Sydney research published today in the international biodiversity and...

New study illustrates shifting biomes in Alaska

A new study released today in the EarlyView of Ecology Letters addresses forest productivity trends in Alaska, highlighting a shift in biomes caused by a warming climate. The findings, conducted by scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center and th...

Shining a light on trypanosome reproduction

The research could eventually lead to new approaches for controlling sleeping sickness in humans and wasting diseases in livestock which are caused by trypanosomes carried by the bloodsucking tsetse fly. Biologists believe that sexual reproducti...

Why are vines overtaking the American tropics?

Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee received more than a million dollars from the U.S. National Science Foundation to...

Putting trees on farms fundamental to future agricultural development

Nairobi, Kenya (9 February 2011) Trees growing on farms will be essential to future development. As the number of trees in forests is declining every year, the number of trees on farms is increasing. Marking the launch of the International Year ...

Genome of blue stain fungus evolved to bypass tree defense in...

The genome of the fungus that helps mountain pine beetles infect and kill lodgepole pines has been decoded in a University of British Columbia study. Also known as blue stain fungus for the stain it leaves in the wood of infected trees, Grosmannia...

Landscape tree disease from 12 wood decay fungi studied

STONEVILLE, MS -- Landscape trees, valued for their aesthetic nature and their environmental benefits, are becomingly increasingly valuable in urban environments. A single mature tree can add considerable value to commercial and residential propert...

Drought and rising temperatures weaken southwest forests

ALBANY, Calif. -- Forests in the southwestern United States are changing and will face reduced growth if temperatures continue to rise and precipitation declines during this century, according to a study conducted by a team of scientists from the U....

Team of scientists predicts continued death of forests in southwestern US...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe -- -- and more frequent -- -- forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infest...

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