“Hi Joe!” I hear this cheery call often while doing community-based conservation in the Philippines. Filipinos frequently call foreigners “Joe.” It’s a rich, if casual, reference to the military nature of U.S.-Filipino relations: “Joe” derivesContinue reading
No matter how much carbon they assimilate, the carbon uptake by an existing mature forest is not additional,
Because many carbon offset projects relate to forests, wetlands and other natural land uses, they also may provide a significant benefit in some areas for conservation of land and ecosystems. My Master’s Project looked to find what role carbon offsets play in promoting conservation in North Carolina.
Most folks don’t realize it, but the roots of plants are connected underground by a vast network of fungi that improve the function of plant roots
production of wood pellets for fuel is likely to put more CO2 in the atmosphere and maintain less biodiversity on the land during the next several decades.
Each road creates new “edge” habitat in nature, and fragments the landscape into small units that are often less conducive to the persistence of wildlife.
PhD student Sarah Loftus checked out the longleaf pine forest at Patsy Pond nature trails, which are only a 30-minute drive from Duke Marine Lab.