Local adaptation allows plants and animals to thrive in a diversity of places. Sometimes adaptation sharpens patterns of where organisms live, but 85% of the time, it creates a more homogeneous world.
We counted the number of standard trees in Australia. It turns out that since 1990, we’ve actually been gaining trees faster than losing them.
Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
As in humans, environmental changes provoked chimpanzees to develop a diverse range of behaviours.
We analysed 210,000 tree ring records from 80 different species, and found the trade off between growth and lifespan may neutralise the forest carbon sink.
The Superb Lyrebird is famous for its song and dance, but what is less known is their extraordinary role as world-class ecosystem engineers.
Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don’t count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.
Conservation and development scheme REDD+ has manifested as a series of models, which increases its perceived success and enables it to continue despite not delivering on its wide-reaching promises.
The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions.
In general, the larger the tree, the more carbon it stores.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
Local people are caught in an impossible situation – stay home and starve or venture out to buy food, potentially bringing the virus home too.
The rising demand on the world market for cocoa has put pressure on Ghana’s forests.
Protected areas in Nigeria are generally hampered by limited funds and resources.
The forestry industry wants to remove damaged logs from native forests after the bushfires. But our wildlife needs them now more than ever.
A new study revealed that indigenous territories store more than half the carbon in the Amazon forest.
Without care, reforestation projects can damage ecosystems and be useless as carbon stores. Here’s how to go about it the right way.
In the absence of animals to help larger trees reproduce, forests are suffering.
Restoring Britain’s woodlands and peatlands isn’t just a utopian dream.