The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA.
he value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies.
Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought, says an international team of scientists.
A collaborative project involving a Kansas State University ecologist has shown that the Clean Air Act has helped forest systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.
A previously unsuspected chemical process in the Earth's atmosphere is creating sulfuric acid, known to have a significant impact on climate and human health.
Tropical forest reserves are failing to preserve biodiversity, often because of poor management.
North American forests might be more use than expected at slowing the pace of climate change.
Forests account for almost all of the world's land-based carbon uptake, a new report shows, helping end uncertainty about just how much carbon is being stored, and where.