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Trees travelling west: how climate is changing our forests

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 August 1, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz New Orleans on-site press room: 504-670-6402   Many studies on the impacts of global temperature rise have suggested that the range of trees will migrate poleward and upward….

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Climate, human activities, and increasing timber prices have affected the number and total area covered by forest fires in Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell Nature Reserve throughout history. This image shows a pine stump showing wounds after forest fires in 1590 and 1631 (lower slab), and in 1684 (upper slab). In total, the forest scientists collected 459 wooden samples like these, with all together 745 fire wounds spanning 254 different forest fires. Photo credit: Jørund Rolstad, NIBIO.

Fire-scarred trees record 700 years of natural and cultural fire history in a northern forest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday 1 March 2017 Contact:  Lars Sandved Dalen, NIBIO, on.oibinnull@nelaD.sraL Liza Lester, ESA, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL       Until the modern era, the human mark on the northernmost forests of North America, Europe, and Asia was light. Human populations in these challenging environments were too small to make a big impact through agriculture or timber…

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Seaweed engineers build crustacean homes; old forests store new nitrogen

Highlights from the October 2014 issue of the Ecological Society of America’s journal Ecology.

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Rim Fire, California 2013. Mike McMillan, USFS.

The Rim Fire one year later: a natural experiment in fire ecology and management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Contact: Ecological Society of America: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell U.S. Forest Service: Jon Heil (707) 562-9004, su.def.sfnull@liehj   The enormous conflagration known as the Rim Fire was in full fury, raging swiftly from crown to crown among mature trees, when it entered the backcountry of Yosemite National Park in California’s…

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An adult emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis). Credit, K Oten.

Slowing the insect invasion: wood packaging sanitation policy yields US $11.7 billion net benefit

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell     The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis), a recent insect immigrant to North America carried in with the wooden packing material…

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