Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

National Geographic - April 1985 - Vol. 167, No.4

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The diversity of plant species is the highest on earth with some experts estimating that one square kilometre may contain over 75,000 types of trees and 150,000 species of higher plants. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Hayama, Japan. [online] URL: http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/. Several questions remain wide open for future investigation, including the consequences of soil fertility on the availability of vertebrate-mediated seed dispersal services to plant taxa bearing fleshy fruits, which may have a positive feedback effect on the density of fruiting plants in nutrient-rich soils.
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Five Take-Home Books, Grade Level 4 (The Return of the Wolf;

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As biologists we can remember our first times in the rainforest. Deforestation and forest degradation monitoring and assessment of biomass and carbon stock of lowland rainforest in the Analanjirofo region, Madagascar. Our guided tours are easy-effort, fun, educational and designed especially for seniors and families to enjoy. And the stress he puts on changing one’s life style and on ‘self-realisation’ while perhaps important to the white affluent middle classes of Europe and North America, can all too easily lead to a politics of ‘survivalism’.
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The Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art

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The marketing of non-timber forest products from the Himalyas: the trade between east Nepal and India. With these data sets we will identify the areas in most need of trees to reduce air particulate and improve the health and livability of our city! This experience can most aptly be described with the neologism solastalgia. Other recent fao estimates include a loss of 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 square miles) a year in Colombia, 3,400 square kilometres (1,300 square miles) a year in Ecuador, 2,600 square kilometres (1,000 square miles) a year in Peru, while the other Amazonian countries are each losing hundreds of square kilo- metres of rain forest a year.
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Mountain and Forest

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See Nitrogen cycle Gaseous nitrogen is converted into biomass nitrate for plants and bacteria through the process of nitrogen fixation. There is no likelihood of the world going their way. Peres 2000a,b, Peres and Dolman 2000, Haugaasen and Peres 2005a,b, Palacios and Peres 2005). Climate change, acid rain, development, fragmentation, conversion of forest land to agricultural land, and industrial-type forestry practices are all changing the quality of our forests and, in many areas, the quantity of our forests.
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National Geographic: Selling Alaska's Frontier (May 2006,

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In the east, the mountains suffered extensive defoliation and bombing by the Americans during the Vietnam war because one of the main supply routes to Vietnam, the so-called Ho Chi Minh trail, passed through here. To the extent that ‘intrinsic worth’ is something more than merely an agreeable intuition in modern ecological thought, it is an ‘attribute’ that human beings formulate in their minds and a ‘right’ that they may decide to confer on animals and other creatures. Relation of Measure to Environmental Impact a. Indirectly Related:YES TRANSport c.
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National Geographic Vol. 143 No. 4 April 1973

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By 1985, 23% of the Municipality of Paragominas, a total of over 6,200 km2, had been cleared and planted in pasture (Brazil, Superintendencia de Desenvolvimento da Amazonia, unpublished data). It [environmental degradation] is like using drugs… you shouldn’t do something you know is going to be bad for you long-term. (#132) The description of Student 31’s “heart squeezing” indicates an actual physical pain in addition to emotional pain, as stated by his “grief mixed with anger.” Student 132’s drug simile, in addition to associating environmental degradation with physical sickness, reflects the long-term temporal impact of environmental harm.
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LIFE Magazine - June 29, 1942

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In 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recognized that when he announced a transition away from logging old growth and roadless areas on the Tongass would help “communities stabilize and grow new jobs.” His Alaska Regional Forester agreed, saying that the Forest Service would transition “quickly.” Logging in old growth and roadless areas damages every value and use of the Tongass except timber production. However, there have been reports of sightings of a few animals in the Eastern Sector.
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National Geographic 1986 *Vol. 169, No 1-6 & Vol. 170, No

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Sometimes it operates like that, and that’s what I’m hearing right now from you. I will start the discussion with an example of “Wild Yam Question,” a hypothesis proposed by Bailey et al. (1989) is based on the following observations: (1) All exchange relationships with neighboring agricultural groups, and depend, more or less, on agricultural products for food energy source. (2) No archaeological wild food in the forest that can support human subsistence throughout the year, particularly in the lean period of dry season, when fruit and honey are hardly derives from this last point, because wild Since this hypothesis was proposed, various researchers have tackled this obtained from observations of actual foraging life in the forest.
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Celeste and Regine in the Rain Forest

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It is scary stuff that takes us out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. Conservation will measure its achievement in large part by its relevance to people. It is currently a favourite weekend haunt for locals particularly along the Quartz Ridge and the various waterfalls. A decrease could even be detected one day after the cutting. Consequences of defaunation for a tropical tree community. SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE: Video from Questions for a Resilient Future:
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Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in

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It's about time they took the lead on something. Abandoned pastures may be reforested cheaply if techniques for catalyzing tree island formation can be developed. In this type of forest, the abundance and diversity of tree species is unequalled in the world, and it is in these rain forests that many fine hardwoods grow. Both of these practices would intensify the process of forest degradation in the Paragominas landscape (Figure 2). While herbs are of scattered occurrence, a few, such as Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), Rattlesnake Weed (Hieracium venosum)) and Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens) regularly occur.
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