The extent of fires, their periodicity and their impact on terrestrial communities is always a concern. Wildfires play an important role in shaping landscapes and as a source of CO2 and particulate matter. Modeling the spatial variability of wildfire extent is an important subject in order to understand and to predict future trends on their effect in landscape changes.
During the 2017 Timberland Investment Conference, I interviewed Mr. Bob Izlar, the Director of University of Georgia (UGA) Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business. Mr. Izlar tell us more about Forest Business Program at UGA, its main idea, potential opportunities after graduation, and in general about the demise of many world class forestry schools since mid-1970s.
Few weeks ago, one of our readers has sent us an interesting mail, where he described his recent discovery about Wollemi Pine- the oldest and rarest tree in the world. Instead of looking for such a tree somewhere in the virgin forest, he simply went to one of the wine stores in the United Kingdom, where he discovered it. Check it out!
Insect pests are a major threat to many forests worldwide, from boreal to tropical forest ecosystems. Some pests exhibit periodical outbreaks, after which their populations often crash as a result of natural biological control. In this study, authors assessed the performance of aerial spraying of insecticides on pine woodland stands to control pine processionary moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa (PPM) outbreaks in southern Spain.
Title of this post comes directly from recently published research paper. The international team of specialists has recently provided an overview of forest productivity changes in different forest regions in Europe under climate change, and tried to divide these changes into effects induced by climate change alone, and by climate change and forest disturbances. Read more what they have found!
The seed ecology and regeneration management of the two native birch species, silver birch (Betula pendula) and downy birch (Betula pubescens) in Fennoscandia has been quite thoroughly investigated through decades of forestry research. Now, the PhD student is needed, to further contribute to such research in Sweden. Don’t hesitate and apply!