Research from CoEnv scientist James Lutz and others, published last week, showed that big, old trees have disproportionately large roles in their ecosystems. Check out this blog post at New York Times to learn more about this work.
Is climate change going to favor non-native species? Some research suggests this is so. Julian Olden and Josh Lawler have been participating in an NCEAS project to examine how climate change may work to the benefit of non-native species in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Jon Bakker, Janneke Hille Ris Lambers co-authored this report, along with many others, that finds ” no clear relationship between productivity and fine-scale (meters−2) [species] richness within sites, within regions, or across the globe”.
A perspectives piece discusses.
made its first timber lease in a forest restoration pilot project devised by forest ecology professors Norm Johnson of Oregon State and Jerry Franklin of the University of Washingtonto preserve the largest trees and habitat for endangered species while producing wood for mills and reducing fuel for wildfires.
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