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Forest attrition distance reveals: deforestation was considerably higher in the western U.S.

The U.S. forests have been affected by dramatic land cover change over the past few centuries. In a paper published in PLoS One one month ago, Dr. Mountrakis and Sheng Yang, a graduate student, tried slicing deforestation a different way. Read more about a new way to measure deforestation, i.e. forest attrition distance, and and where in the U.S. it  was higher!

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Must-Attend Event: Timberland Investments for Professionals

Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment presents the executive education programme “Timberland Investments for Professionals”, to be held to be held 2-3 May, 2017 at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, London. Participants will explore the various components of a timberland investment transaction from both a resource and finance perspective. Attendees include foresters, institutional investors, investment analysts, attorneys, accountants, consultants, and other professionals who service participants in the timberland-investment sector. Therefore, if you are interested in timberland investments and you would like to broaden your minds and expand your knowledge inContinue reading


Two PhD positions in forest ecology at the Czech University of Life Science

Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague is seeking two highly motivated Ph.D. researchers to join their team within the Forest Dynamics Lab of the Department of Forest Ecology in the Czech Republic. Their current research is focused on how disturbance regimes drive structural variability, carbon dynamics, and biodiversity at stand and landscape scales in primary mountain forests in central and eastern Europe.

virgin Amazonian rainforest

The Amazon rainforest lost its virginity millenia ago

Recently, drones have become very helpful in forest practices. This time, drones not only helped scientists to discover a new ‘Stonhenge’ in the Amazonian rainforest, but helped also to understand the forestry practices of prehistoric settlers in this area. Ecologists can be a bit shocked, as this discovery reverses assumptions that the rainforest ecosystem has been untouched by humans for millenia.

degraded miombo in Tanzania
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The forest sector in Tanzania

Tanzania (Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar) is among the richest countries in terms of biodiversity and other natural resources. In this post, Greyson Z. Nyamoga tell us more about forest sector in Tanzania. If you are a forest geek, and you are planning to visit Tanzania soon, definitely this post will help you to understand better the forestry and wood industry in such a beutiful country as Tanzania. Enjoy!