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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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World’s Oldest And Biggest Trees Are Dying At An Alarming And Increasing Rate, Research Finds

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave (2 years ago)

The biggest and oldest trees in the world have been dying at fast and fast rates in recent years, new research has found. These trees form the foundation of many ecosystems and many different plants and animals depend on them for th... 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 (3 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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