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Streamflow response to increasing precipitation extremes altered by forest management
(Amer Geophysical Union, 2016-04-28)
Modeling wet headwater stream networks across multiple flow conditions in the Appalachian Highlands
Despite the advancement of remote sensing and geospatial technology in recent decades, maps of headwater streams continue to have high uncertainty and fail to adequately characterize temporary streams that expand and ...
Transgenic Suppression of AGAMOUS Genes in Apple Reduces Fertility and Increases Floral Attractiveness
We investigated the ability of RNA interference (RNAi) directed against two co-orthologs of AGAMOUS (AG) from Malus domestica (domestic apple, MdAG) to reduce the risks of invasiveness and provide genetic containment of ...
The Impact of Fine-Scale Disturbances on the Predictability of Vegetation Dynamics and Carbon Flux
Predictions from forest ecosystem models are limited in part by large uncertainties in the current state of the land surface, as previous disturbances have important and lasting influences on ecosystem structure and fluxes ...
Line Transect Surveys Underdetect Terrestrial Mammals: Implications for the Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting
Conservation of Neotropical game species must take into account the livelihood and food security needs of local human populations. Hunting management decisions should therefore rely on abundance and distribution data that ...
Brazil's Market for Trading Forest Certificates
Brazil faces an enormous challenge to implement its revised Forest Code. Despite big losses for the environment, the law introduces new mechanisms to facilitate compliance and foster payment for ecosystem services (PES). ...
Trust ecology and the resilience of natural resource management institutions
(The Resilience Alliance, 2015)
The resilience of natural resource management (NRM) institutions are largely contingent on the capacities of the people and organizations within those institutions to learn, innovate, and adapt, both individually and ...
Inventory and Analysis of Landscape Trees and Urban Forests on the Main Campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 2018-11-28)
During the 2017-2018 academic year, a complete field inventory was conducted of landscape trees and select urban forests on approximately 900 acres of the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The inventory ...
Biodiversity conservation in the era of biofuels: risks and opportunities
(Ecological Society of America, 2011-04)
Growing demand for alternative energy sources has contributed to increased biofuel production, but the effects on biodiversity of land-use change to biofuel crops remain unclear. Using a meta-analysis for crops being used ...
Increasing participation in incentive programs for biodiversity conservation
(Ecological Society of America, 2013-07)
Engaging private landowners in conservation activities for imperiled species is critical to maintaining and enhancing biodiversity. Market-based approaches can incentivize conservation behaviors on private lands by shifting ...