Forests & Rainforests

Interdisciplinary Explorations Fate of the Rain Forest Team

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 9.52 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Most of it is in Brazil, though Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and other countries have parts of it. Until now, scientists had thought that phosphorus was the key element supporting the prodigious expansion of rainforests, according to Lars Hedin, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University who led the research. J ^^v ^^ im V^^''"^-'" ' ^^^^^B?^--^^^^^ conservation of their local - J' K^^mr ^ '•^^^f^^^m^ envirorunent. This led to the destruction of Kudremukh’s forests, wildlife and caused massive siltation of the rivers and reservoirs. [...]

National Geographic Magazine, Vol. LXXXV, No. 6, June, 1944

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.54 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Peluso, Nancy Lee. “Rubber Producing Rights, Rubber Erasures.” Special Issue of Development and Change on Property and Authority, Christian Lund and Thomas Sikor, eds. Without this "environmental sieve", the rain forest insects find survival relatively easy, and they have been free to diversify. Oxford. 1949, Central America - Leonard. Extensive unusual disturbances affect the capacity of a forest landscape to supply ecosystem services and reduce resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses (e.g., van Wilgen et al. 2001, Balvanera et al. 2006, Aragão and Shimabukuro 2010). [...]

National Geographic Magazine, June 1946 (Vol. 89, No. 6)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.71 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The search for food forces them to stray into farms and palm oil plantations where they are often killed or fall victim to poachers. Forests, like any other living thing, grow old and change over time. Two of the organizations had plantation parcels that are widely dispersed based on voluntary village-level participation in the projects, and the other approach was a more centralized one, with land concentrated in a given area. [...]

Alternatives to Deforestation (Biology and Resource

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.10 MB Downloadable formats: PDF At a larger scale, Asefi-Najafabady & Saatchi [ 61 ] examined changes in canopy structure and moisture content using microwave satellite data. In: Muys, B, Gebrehiwot, K, Bruneel, S (eds.) Symposium on the rehabilitation of dryland forests in Ethiopia: ecology and management. They are an important habitat for migratory animals and sustain as much as 50 percent of the species on Earth, as well as a number of diverse and unique indigenous cultures. The length of time for all tours is approximate. [...]

National Geographic Magazine March 2003 (1-211, Dinosaurs,

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.22 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The effects of land-use change on the endemic avifauna of Makira, Solomon Islands: endemics avoid monoculture Tammy E. A new study demonstrates that programs which work to actively restore rainforests to their former condition are highly successful in helping tropical bird communities recolonise damaged habitat. Healthy ecosystems, functioning human communities, and spiritual values are largely dismissed from the economic models of materialism. [...]

50 Simple Steps to Save the World's Rainforests: How to Save

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.26 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The best solution to deforestation is to curb the felling of trees, by employing a series of rules and laws to govern it. Earhart, Tropical Forestry Program, World Wildlife Fund and Chairman of TRI’s Advisory Board; Louise Fortmann, University of California—Berkeley; Victor Gonzalez, Celta Agencies, Inc.; David Harcharik, USDA Forest Service; Peter Huxley, International Council for Research in Agro-forestry; John Michael Kramer, International Resources Group; Thomas Lovejoy, World Wildlife Fund-US; Ariel Lugo, Institute of Tropical Forestry, Ghillean Prance, Kew Gardens; John Sullivan, USAID. [...]

Life Magazine, September 25, 1964

Format: Single Issue Magazine Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.63 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Geo-Wiki supports a variety of projects that tackle issues that include climate change, the bio-diversity of plants, and the viability of changing agriculture. Barter and money in an Indonesian village economy. It can be done for firewood, clearance for crops and livestock, or for export into the world market for logs and chips. In contrast, during the months of February through June, ripe fruit is plentiful and black spider monkeys rely on this preferred resource over other food items, with more than 85% of their diet made up of ripe fruits (van Roosmalen 1985; Guillotin et al. 1994; Simmen & Sabatier 1996). [...]

The Creation: Axis Mundi (The Creation Series Book 1)

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.57 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Nature 418 770-774 Pinard MA, Putz FE (1994) Vine infestation of large remnant trees in logged forests in Sabah, Malaysia: biomechanical facilitation in vine succession. Hence, such studies may not distinguish unsustainable logging from SFM guided by an approved plan (see, e.g., Foley et al. 2007 and commentary by Peña-Claros et al. 2007 and Putz et al. 2007). Forests are mostly exclusive and they are indispensable in further existence of life. [...]

LIFE Magazine - March 22, 1954 - PENGUIN COVER

Format: Single Issue Magazine Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.62 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Biological Invasions 4(1-2):35-53. Simula, M. 2009. A shift in where subtropical dry zones lie could make climate change locally noticeable for more people, said Karen Rosenlof, a NOAA research meteorologist also unconnected to the study. "It is a plausible thing that could be happening, and the people who are going to see its effects earliest are the ones who live closer to the tropics, like southern Australia," said Rosenlof. [...]

National Geographic Magazine, March, 1963 (Vol. 123, No. 3)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.74 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Participants work with researchers at the University of Florida to collect samples that, when analyzed, will contribute to the understanding of Florida’s water bodies. In addition, the migrant settlers, who are not familiar with the forest, do not generally plant the wide variety of crops used by traditional shifting cultivators, which removes what is essentially a natural pest-control system. This includes not only a proliferation of publications like specialized textbooks, anthologies, and even two journals, but also organizations, conferences, workshops, projects, courses, programs, and so on, including at top universities like the University of Florida and Yale University. [...]