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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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Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (8 minutes ago)

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. "Recen... Read Post

With Reef Ecosystems, It May Be All or Nothing

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Green (2 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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