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Heterogeneity and assessment uncertainties in forest characteristics and biomass carbon stocks: Important considerations for climate mitigation policies

Heterogeneity and assessment uncertainties in forest characteristics and biomass carbon stocks: Important considerations for climate mitigation policies

New article written by Focali members Eskil Mattsson, Madelene Ostwald, Göran Wallin and their colleague S.P. Nissanka published in Land Use Policy.

Focali-SIANI policy brief on the key to successful partnerships with forest communities

Focali-SIANI policy brief on the key to successful partnerships with forest communities

Focali member Torsten Krause has written a policy brief within Focali’s thematic collaboration with SIANI. In the policy brief “Building partnerships with forest communities” Krause compiles strategies for establishing effective partnerships with local communities who use or own forest land.

Forests on drained agricultural peatland are potentially large sources of greenhouse gases – insights from a full rotation period simulation

Forests on drained agricultural peatland are potentially large sources of greenhouse gases – insights from a full rotation period simulation

New article co-authored by Focali member Åsa Kasimir published in Biogeosciences. Through a PhD project by Hongxing He funded by the Swedish Energy Agency performed at the department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, they show that forest production on drained peat soil is a large source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes and the Focali Project Coordinator Maria Ölund published in GCB Bioenergy. The article is based on a systematic review with the aim to analyze the state of knowledge about how the production of bioenergy resources affects sustainable development.

Sustainable bioproducts in Brazil: disputes and agreements on a common ground agenda for agriculture and nature protection

Sustainable bioproducts in Brazil: disputes and agreements on a common ground agenda for agriculture and nature protection

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes published in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 18 March 2016. The work contributed to a three-year project within IEA Bioenergy on Mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains.

Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics

Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics

This is the result from a recently published study in Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from CIFOR, ICRAF, CATIE and INERA, lead by Associate Professor Ulrik Ilstedt of SLU. Ulrik and three of the researchers behind this study are members of the Focali research network.

Life history traits predict the response to increased light among 33 tropical rainforest tree species

Life history traits predict the response to increased light among 33 tropical rainforest tree species

Article by Focali researcher Malin Gustafsson and her colleagues Gustafsson L, Alloysius D, Falck J, Yap S, Karlsson A, Ilstedt U. Also read Focali blog and watch Focali video about their rainforest restoration research on Borneo.

Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities

Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities

Article written by Focali members Sabine Henders and Martin Persson together with Thomas Kastner. Published in Environmental Research Letters. Also read the Focali brief and watch Focali video based on the same study.

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

This new Focali brief is written by Martin Persson, Sabine Henders and Thomas Kastner and is mainly based on their article: Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities. Environmental Research Letters (in Press)

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Call for abstracts open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

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