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From Drone Swarms to Tree Batteries, New Tech Is Revolutionizing Ecology and Conservation - Singularity Hub


Singularity Hub
Understanding Earth's species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its sixth mass extinction event, it has never been a more pressing priority. To unlock nature's secrets, ecologists turn ...

Biology Student Links Clean Air Act to Red Spruce Recovery in Appalachia - Newswise (press release)


Newswise (press release)
After a 50-year period of declining growth of the tree species prior to the Clean Air Act, a new study by Justin Mathias, a biology Ph.D. candidate, and Richard Thomas, chair and professor in the Department of Biology, found that declining air ...

Whole-tree logging may not hinder plant biodiversity -- ScienceDaily - Science Daily


Science Daily
When it comes to timber harvesting, removing the whole tree -- from stump to twigs -- doesn't reduce plant diversity any more than old-fashioned logging, which ...
EurekAlert (press release)

Ecology and history can walk side-by-side on Pine Bush roads - The Altamont Enterprise


The Altamont Enterprise
Before there were cars and trucks, before there were carriages and wagons, before there were wheels, people have always made pathways. The routes they traveled linked hunting grounds with dwelling places, became a means of trade and commerce, ...

When history and ecology conflict, history is the loser - The Altamont Enterprise


The Altamont Enterprise
To the Editor: The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is deliberately destroying centuries of history. Despite its claims of balancing history, ecology, and recreation, when irreplaceable historic resources are destroyed and gone forever it hardly represents a ...

Slow Movement, Slow Evolution: How Sloths Became Tree-Dwellers Over 22 Million Years - Technology Networks


Technology Networks
“Our study confirms the convergent evolution of the two, tree dwelling modern sloths from two distinct lineages of extinct giant ground sloths,” says Hendrik Poinar, a lead author of the study and director of the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre and ...

In Staten Island, a remote wilderness is threatened by encroaching development - Curbed NY


Curbed NY
As the group entered in to the DEC lands, they immediately began to notice a wide variety of flora and fauna, including a patch of oyster mushrooms growing on the piles of tree trunks. The walk leader, Don Recklies, paused to point out some of the site ...

Pine Tree Taxonomy

Pinus strobus (White Pine)
United States

Describes leaves, cones, and bark. Provides facts about height, diameter, and longevity. Includes photo and illustrations.

Pinus resinosa (Red Pine)
United States

Photos and facts about this species' native range, branching characteristics, height, diameter, and longevity.

United States

Provides forest genetic services to the national forests and cooperators in Oregon and Washington. Includes an overview of services, center ...

Tree Identification Expert
United States

Offers software which identifies northern forest trees. Includes details of the trees covered and an FAQ.

Taxonomy
United States

taxonomy: Organisms are classified in a hierarchical tree structure. Our taxonomy database contains every node (taxon) of the tree. UniProtKB ...

United States

Compendium of research papers describing the characteristics and distribution of important broadleaf and coniferous forest trees of the United States ...

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

Dedicated to the oldest-known living tree, growing in the White Mountains in east central California. Information about the location, dendrochronology, ...

Araucaria angustifolia
United States

Physical features, habitat, and classification of this species, commonly known as the Paranza pine or Brazilian pine.

NCBI Taxonomy
United States

Searchable and browsable taxonomy tree of organisms for which there are publicly available gene sequences.

Wollemi Pine International Pty Ltd.
United States

Joint venture aiming to propagate and market the Wollemi pine in Australia and internationally. Facts, photos, and news about the ...

Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle Tree)
United Kingdom

Image of mature tree and closeup photo of leaves.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

An exploration of this tree of western North America, consisting of two species (Pinus longaeva and P. aristata), including characteristics, ...

NOVA: Methuselah Tree
United States

Explores the life cycle of the world's oldest living thing: the bristecone pine of California's White Mountains.

United States

Description and images of this species, commonly known as Parana pine or Candelabra tree.

Wollemi Pine, The
United States

Scientific, historical, and growers information. Includes photo gallery.

Wollemi Pine
Germany

Information for kids about the so-called Dinosaur tree.

Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine)
United States

Brief fact sheet plus images of mature tree, twig, fruit, leaf, and back.

Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine)
United States

Describes physical characteristics and provides photos of mature tree, bark, fruit, and leaves.

Pinus flexilis (Limber pine)
Canada

Features photos of entire tree, leaves, and cone. Describes physical characteristics and habitat.

Pteridium aquilinum
United States

Photograph and detailed description of bracken.

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