Navigation Links
'Watering the forest for the trees' emerging as priority for forest management
Date:6/4/2013

A new analysis led by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station encourages resource managers to consider a broadened view of forests as consumers of water.

A shift in thinking toward reducing the risk of water stress to vegetation can help forests maintain their resilience and health in a changing climate, according to a paper published online in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

"Our work emphasizes how forests primarily need and consume water, and so managing forest health requires thinking about how much water is available for forests, how forests use that water, and how management strategies can mitigate increasing drought stress," said station research hydrologist Gordon Grant, who led the analysis.

More than half of the U.S. water supply comes from forest lands where most precipitation falls, filters through soil, and, ultimately, becomes streamflow. Current research demonstrates that many of the growing threats facing forests, like wildfire and insect outbreaks, are linked to water stress from combinations of drought and a warming climate. Climate change is projected to increase forest water stress in many areas.

Along with co-authors Christina Tague, from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Craig Allen, from the U.S. Geological Survey, Grant reviewed a range of studiesmostly from the western U.S. and in drought-stressed foreststo identify management strategies that may retain water for forests, such as thinning and soil water conservation.

Then, to demonstrate the potential effects of water-enhancing strategies, the researchers used a model of vegetation, water, and carbon cycling on a forest site in New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument, which recently experienced a multi-year drought and associated tree mortality. Modeling revealed that substantial ponderosa pine mortality during the 2002-2003 drought might have been prevented by small inc
'/>"/>

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
ysands@fs.fed.us
360-753-7716
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. European grasslands challenge rainforests as the most species-rich spaces on Earth
2. UCSB study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants
3. Desert to Rainforest global classroom links future teachers, classrooms in Phoenix and Panama
4. Saving forests? Take a leaf from insurance industrys book
5. Analysis raises atmospheric, ecologic and economic doubts about forest bioenergy
6. Towards an agroforestry policy in Indonesia
7. Bark beetle management and ecology in southern pine forests
8. Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea
9. Handful of heavyweight trees per acre are forest champs
10. Model forecasts long-term impacts of forest land-use decisions
11. The absence of elephants and rhinoceroses reduces biodiversity in tropical forests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... A recent report, "Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018", provides ... testing market. A comprehensive introduction of gene-based tests, their ... On account of our analysis of the past and ... forecast for genetic testing has been drawn, according to ... CAGR of around 9% during 2013-2018. Our report ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics ... quarter ended September 30, 2014. Revenue for the ... 40% compared to $4.3 million in the same quarter last ... $4.1 million compared to $1.0 million in the third quarter ... period was primarily due to: i) a $1.0 million increase ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians ... epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health ... and Public Health, to surround the public, medical professionals ... moment. , On October 17, the journal published ... primer was prepared by Dr. Eric Toner, internist and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7
... Groundbreaking research led by the U.S. Department of Energy ... time that the signatures of the genes alone in ... of the sampled environments. This study, published in the ... genome sequencing to accelerate advances in environmental sciences akin ...
... throughput microarray analyses result in many differentially expressed ... process of interest. In order to identify biological ... in which pairs of gene names and combinations ... , MEDLINE search strings for 15,621 known genes ...
... Joslin Diabetes Center have found genetic regions that, when defective, ... in a series of mis-steps that lead to type 1 ... journal Immunity, the researchers are now trying to hone in ... patients. , “The significance of this study is that we ...
Cached Biology News:Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples 2Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples 3Genetic defects give the immune system the green light to attack the pancreas 2Genetic defects give the immune system the green light to attack the pancreas 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... of its cardiovascular pharmacogenetics menu, which enables healthcare ... outcomes. With PCLS’s evidence-based results, healthcare providers ... and optimize their therapy, while minimizing risks for ... the U.S., according to the FDA [1] more ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... /PRNewswire/ - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ... its Oral Amphotericin B program.  The company recently ... work involving samples from HIV/AIDS patients exposed ... pre clinical studies and regulatory filings to move ... utilizing approximately $700,000 of funding and technological advice ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... DIEGO and HONG KONG ... innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today that rare ... the company as vice president, research. Dr. McKew brings ... including key leadership positions at the National Institutes of ... its acquisition by Wyeth). Dr. McKew will lead aTyr,s efforts ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Convey Computer ... a team from Iowa State University won first place ... Using a Convey HC-2ex, the team’s solution achieved the ... faster than the second place finisher. , Experts from ... upon the month long challenge, using a variety of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 2PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 3iCo Therapeutics Announces Advancement of Oral Amphotericin B Program 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Advancement of Oral Amphotericin B Program 3aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 2aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 3Team from Iowa State Wins 2014 MemoCODE Design Contest Using Convey HC-2ex 2Team from Iowa State Wins 2014 MemoCODE Design Contest Using Convey HC-2ex 3
... Conn. , April 28 Goodwin Biotechnology Inc., a full ... development services company, jointly announced today their collaborative agreement to create ... services. , , , ... collaboration will enhance and strengthen the clinical development services integrating cDNA ...
... 28 The global biotechnology industry was able to ... financial performance in 2009, with the world,s established biotech centers ... gap between the "haves" and "have nots" in the industry ... companies in accessing the capital needed for R&D. These and ...
... ... of its Global Food, Agribusiness and Biofuels practice, presents findings today from a new ... and Agricultural Infrastructure" at the Land Conference 2010 organized by The World Bank in ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:Goodwin Biotechnology Inc. and Hyprocell LLC Announce Collaboration 2Goodwin Biotechnology Inc. and Hyprocell LLC Announce Collaboration 3Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions 2Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions 3Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions 4Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions 5Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions 6Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions 7Private Sector Investment in Agriculture Emerging as a Significant Alternative Asset Class: New HighQuest Partners Study 2Private Sector Investment in Agriculture Emerging as a Significant Alternative Asset Class: New HighQuest Partners Study 3Private Sector Investment in Agriculture Emerging as a Significant Alternative Asset Class: New HighQuest Partners Study 4
Determine relative degree of protein binding to phosphoinositides...
PA coated Agarose beads LPA Beads...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to RNase L...
Volume adapter mounts on top of the 96 well FiltrEX filter plate and allows larger volumes (1mL) to be applied to each well in a filter plate. Adapters are nonsterile....
Biology Products: