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Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

... subject to human activities such as dam building, logging or development. The money will help expand the scope of monitoring, fund new techniques for sampling and help make the UW database available through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Salmon Rivers Observatory Network. The UW has collected inf...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...ss has been driven largely by extensive commercial logging and agricultural projects. On the other hand, rela...rests of Michoacan. Threats to the hotspot include logging and intentional burning to clear land for livestock or agriculture. Hotspots Revisited was produced...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

... that recent Ebola outbreaks, bushmeat hunting and logging have almost wiped out some populations. The action plan noted that apes reproduce slowly, with limited capacity to recover from decimated populations. "This devastating mix of threats leaves us on the brink of losing some of our closest living relat...

Logging changed ecological balance for monkeys, damaged health

Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale...hecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leadin...

Affymetrix and ParAllele Launch Industry's Most Comprehensive Product Line for Targeted Genotyping

Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale...hecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leadin...

President Bush's cut to AIDS prevention in Africa would be devastating

Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale...hecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leadin...

Seeing the forest and the trees

... trees are not harvested. By contrast, selectively logging trees with high wood density was found to reduce carbon storage by as much as 70 percent. Other scenarios, such as disease outbreaks that result in a selective loss of large or slow-growing trees, also produced a marked decline in the forest's abilit...

Logging doubles threat to the Amazon, rivaling clear-cutting, study suggests

...ted, suggests a new study that adds the effects of logging to those of clear-cutting. The research appears in...een known about the extent or impacts of selective logging in Amazonia until now, according to the authors. To detect and quantify the amount of selective lo...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

... in areas with the most human disturbance, such as logging and commercial agriculture, spend more time on the move than elephants in more remote areas. One of the collared elephants living near human activity, dubbed Bod Tai, covered a third more ground than did Nancy, who lives in more remote jungle. „X Mos...

Amazon trees much older than assumed, raising questions on global climate impact of region

...are highly dynamic. "In addition, the impact of logging activity in the Amazon region may be longer-lasting than we think," Trumbore added, "because it may take centuries for these forests to grow back to their full size." Some of the older trees found in the study included economically valuable speci...

Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus

...ow in low-AMF habitats, such as those disturbed by logging or development." The researchers plan to study which phytochemicals in garlic mustard may kill AMF, how these chemicals interact with other beneficial soil microbes, and how plants and fungi in garlic mustard's native European habitat coexist with t...

First surveys of Tanzanian mountains reveal 160+ animal species, including new & endemic

...es underway such as clear-cutting for agriculture, logging and poaching. "The wealth of life that's supporte...nd tobacco farms. Elsewhere, there was evidence of logging and hunting camps. These observations underscore the urgent need for additional conservation investm...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

...ther prime macaw nesting grounds are being lost by logging and clearing the land for agriculture, he adds. Brightsmith will return to the area in October and hopes to install collars on numerous macaws and use satellite technology to track their movements and learn more about them. "We have some macaws her...

The subtleties of tropical forest demise

...ts—such as habitat fragmentation and wildfires, or logging and over hunting—dramatically increase local extinctions of tropical species. "Many of the emerging threats to tropical forests become apparent only after exhaustive, long-term field studies," said Peres. "That's one of the reasons they're so univer...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...r beyond clearing large areas of forest; selective logging and other canopy damage is much more pervasive than once believed. Deforestation causes collateral damage to the surrounding forests ?through enhanced drying of the forest floor, increased frequency of fires, and lowered productivity. The loss of he...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...outh America, the forests are at risk from foreign logging and other resource extraction. Cutting and burning tropical forests worldwide contributes 20 percent of the total carbon emissions into the atmosphere, more than all the world’s cars and trucks, making conservation of the Amazon rainforest a cruc...

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