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Safeguarding Massive Trees, Champs of the Ecosystem

Mammoth trees accounted for only 1 percent of trees in a research plot but stored half of the area's biomass, researchers in Yosemite National Park found.
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Timber! Big trees declining in Yosemite

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog (5 years ago)

Large diameter trees are not doing well in California's Yosemite National Park -- there were 24 percent fewer in a recent decade than the 1930s. Read Post

With Reef Ecosystems, It May Be All or Nothing

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Green (3 years ago)

The most strictly enforced no-take areas in the Mediterranean have the highest fish biomass, researchers found. But they noted no significant differences between areas that allow only limited fishing and those that permit unfettered... Read Post

Handful of heavyweight trees per acre are forest champs

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Big trees three or more feet in diameter accounted for nearly half the biomass measured at a Yosemite National Park site, yet represented only one percent of the trees growing there. read more Read Post


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