Woodlands Suffer Large-scale Biodiversity Loss – Science Daily

Science Daily reports

New research shows that 21st century British woodlands are less distinctive than those of the early 20th century due to environmental change. Native woodland plants have re-organised over the last 70 years in response to increased soil fertility and loss of light related to increased canopy shading.

SOURCE: Science Daily – Woodlands Suffer Large-scale Biodiversity Loss
Bournemouth University. “Woodlands Suffer Large-scale Biodiversity Loss.” ScienceDaily 21 July 2009.
25 July 2009 <http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2009/07/090722083727.htm>

Should humans dictate nature in the name of conservation? – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail reports

On naked patches of land in Western Canada and the United States, scientists are planting trees that don’t belong there. It’s a bold experiment to move trees threatened by global warming into places where they may thrive amid a changing climate.

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Indonesian dam warnings ignored – theage.com.au

theage.com.au

The dam wall at Situ (Lake) Gintung south of Jakarta was breached early on Friday morning.

Nirwono Yoga, the head of the Indonesia Landscape Architecture Study Group,….. warned of a calamity after conducting three surveys of Jakarta’s dams in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

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Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity – physorg.com

physorg.com reports

“Kristina Hill, associate professor and director of the Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, said considering biodiversity in urban design is particularly important as human density in coastal areas continues to increase……..”

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Drought means fewer wildflowers – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

Dennis Markwardt, Texas Department of Transportation’s director of vegetation management, interviewed by Temple Daily Telegram states that this year is one of the worst years on record for wildflowers for many areas in Texas. Apparently the TXDOT stated back in 1932 cultivating wildflowers – “TxDOT buys and sows about 30,000 pounds of wildflower seed each year.”

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