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Forests 'should not be sold off'

Forests 'should not be sold off' | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
England's publicly owned forest estate is a national asset and should remain in public ownership, say independent advisers.
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Trees influence epiphyte and invertebrate communities

Trees influence epiphyte and invertebrate communities | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Scientists at Kew Gardens in London have found that trees influence epiphyte and invertebrate communities.

Studies in temperate regions have demonstrated that genetic differences between individual trees affect the ecological communities and ecosystem processes associated with them. Now scientists at Manchester University and Kew have examined the extent to which this phenomenon occurs between genetic variants of a single tree species in a diverse complex ecosystem such as a tropical forest.


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Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past? - ScienceNOW

Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past? - ScienceNOW | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past?- ScienceNOW...
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Native Plant Cultivars That Are Good For Wildlife

Native Plant Cultivars That Are Good For Wildlife | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Native plant cultivars can sometimes be important in preserving biodiversity. Read about American Elm cultivars, and more.

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Exploring cultural and social issues around forests and woodlands

Exploring cultural and social issues around forests and woodlands | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Last week I attended a workshop organised by Defra designed to feed into the work of the Independent Forestry Panel that is charged with reviewing the future for England's trees, woods and forests....

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Forests 'vital for green growth'

Forests 'vital for green growth' | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
The world's forests - if managed properly - can help deliver a strong and durable global green economy, a UN report concludes.
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The 6 Best Vegetables You’re Not Eating

The 6 Best Vegetables You’re Not Eating | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Nice list, have only tried a couple...


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Mashing up the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System

Mashing up the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
So here’s how I’d like that Global Forest Disturbance Alert System I blogged about a couple of day ago to work, eventually. Or even this. Or this, for that matter.
But anyway.

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OSU College Forests :: Forests

Oregon State U has several forests with an associated arboretum.

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Press Release - UMass Dartmouth

Press Release - UMass Dartmouth | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

UMass/Dartmouth open up acreage for living class room.

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The Carbon Offset Potential of Campus Forests and Other Land

The Carbon Offset Potential of Campus Forests and Other Land | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
By Jennifer Andrews, Director of Program Planning and Integration, Clean Air-Cool Planet (This article appears in the February, 2011 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer) One of the questions that CA-C...
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Save Stadium Woods | 11 acres of old-growth forest on the Virginia Tech campus are threatened by development. Speak for the trees!

Save Stadium Woods | 11 acres of old-growth forest on the Virginia Tech campus are threatened by development. Speak for the trees! | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Organizing site for VA Tech "Save Stadium Woods" effort.

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Teach The Forest

Teach The Forest | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Action blog on saving an endangered campus forest.  A joint UCSC and Santa Cruz Communities Protect Open Space...

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Fungi helped destroy forests during mass extinction 250 million years ago

Fungi helped destroy forests during mass extinction 250 million years ago | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

The Permian extinction 250 million years ago was the largest mass extinction on record, and among the losers were conifers that originally blanketed the supercontinent of Pangaea. The demise of the world’s forests some 250 million years ago likely was accelerated by aggressive tree-killing fungi triggered by global climate change, according to a new study by a University of California, Berkeley, scientist and her Dutch and British colleagues. The researchers do not rule out the possibility that today’s changing climate could cause a similar increase in fungal diseases that could devastate forests already stressed by warming and drought.


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Forests As Carbon Sinks

The world’s forests are magnificent palaces of biodiversity, teeming with wacky and wonderful creatures and plants that seem otherworldly. But they’re also something far more mundane although useful: they’re giant sponges, soaking up vast amounts of carbon dioxide. According to a study published online on Thursday by the journal Science, the world’s forests absorb 2.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year, or about one-third of the carbon dioxide released through the burning of fossil fuels.


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How to Plant an Edible Hedge

How to Plant an Edible Hedge | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Restoring the bounty of North America's native woodlands (RT @masttreenetwork: How to Plant an Edible Hedge http://t.co/GrbSHJ5E...)...


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Edible Forest Gardening

Edible Forest Gardening | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Restoring the bounty of North America's native woodlands (RT @masttreenetwork: Edible Forest Gardening http://t.co/MIE2xVz5...)...


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BBC - Wonder Monkey: Welcome to synurbia (great new word!)

BBC - Wonder Monkey: Welcome to synurbia (great new word!) | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Are badgers at the forefront of synurbization? (image: Andrew Parkinson / NPL) Some animals are synurbic, and some aren’t. Badgers are. As are wood pigeons. Tigers most definitely aren’t....
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Study suggests expanded concept of 'urban watershed'

Study suggests expanded concept of 'urban watershed' | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Within two decades, 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, and coping with the resulting urban drinking water and sanitation issues will be one of the greatest challenges of this century.
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What you might not have known about forests and food security

What you might not have known about forests and food security | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
BOGOR, Indonesia (27 April, 2012)_Forests are a nutritional bounty - virtual natural supermarkets for 1 billion of the world’s poorest people. Find out what you might not have known about forests and their importance for food security.

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The University of Maine - School of Forest Resources - University Forests

The University of Maine - School of Forest Resources - University Forests | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
UMaine's School of Forest Resources...
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English | University Forests, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

English | University Forests, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Tokyo has seven university forests for study.

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A Recommendation on How to Account for Carbon Sinks in Campus Forests or Lands | Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

A Recommendation on How to Account for Carbon Sinks in Campus Forests or Lands | Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Counting carbon, the details for campuses with forests.

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It's football vs. forest in Va. Tech sports facility controversy - CNN.com

It's football vs. forest in Va. Tech sports facility controversy - CNN.com | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
A group called Friends of Stadium Woods wants Virginia Tech to change its plans for taking down old-growth trees for a sports facility.
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'BioBlitz' tallies plant, animal bounty on University of Maryland 'hillock'

'BioBlitz' tallies plant, animal bounty on University of Maryland 'hillock' | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Harvard University has a research forest.  So does Duke.  Yale has multiple forests.  The University of Maryland has “the wooded hillock." a 24-acre patch of trees at the...
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