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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)

The politics of natural resource enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

The politics of natural resource enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

Torsten Krause with colleagues are published in Conservation and Society.

Assessing change in national forest monitoring capacities of 99 tropical countries

Assessing change in national forest monitoring capacities of 99 tropical countries

Article with an overview of national forest monitoring and reporting capacities and changes in 99 tropical countries has been published in Forest Ecology and Management. It is written by Erika Romijn, Celso B. Lantican, Martin Herold, Erik Lindquist, Robert Ochieng, Arief Wijaya, Daniel Murdiyarso, Louis Verchot.

Effects of Governance on Availability of Land for Agriculture and Conservation in Brazil

Effects of Governance on Availability of Land for Agriculture and Conservation in Brazil

Focali member Göran Berndes and his colleagues Gerd Sparovek, Alberto Giaroli de Oliveira Pereira Barretto and Marcelo Matsumoto published in Environmental Science & Technology.

Carbon and Cash in Climate Assemblages: The Making of a New Global Citizenship

Carbon and Cash in Climate Assemblages: The Making of a New Global Citizenship

Article by Seema Arora-Jonsson, Focali member Lisa Westholm, Beatus John Temu and Andrea Petitt to be published in Antipode later this year. Now available online.

Defining Solutions, Finding Problems: Deforestation, Gender, and REDD+ in Burkina Faso

Defining Solutions, Finding Problems: Deforestation, Gender, and REDD+ in Burkina Faso

Lisa Westholm and her colleague Seema Arora-Jonsson were published in Conservation and Society.

Remote sensing of vegetation in the Sudano-Sahelian zone: A literature review from 1975 to 2014

Remote sensing of vegetation in the Sudano-Sahelian zone: A literature review from 1975 to 2014

Martin Karlson and Madelene Ostwald were published in Journal of Arid Environments.

Mapping tree canopy cover and aboveground biomass in Sudano-Sahelian woodlands using Landsat 8 and Random Forest

Mapping tree canopy cover and aboveground biomass in Sudano-Sahelian woodlands using Landsat 8 and Random Forest

Martin Karlson, Madelene Ostwald and Eskil Mattsson with colleagues were published in Remote Sensing.

Modeling Potential Freshwater Ecotoxicity Impacts Due to Pesticide Use in Biofuel Feedstock Production

Modeling Potential Freshwater Ecotoxicity Impacts Due to Pesticide Use in Biofuel Feedstock Production

Göran Berndes with the colleagues Maria Nordborg and Christel Cederberg was published in Environmental Science and Technology.

Oil palm for biodiesel in Brazil - risks and opportunities

Oil palm for biodiesel in Brazil - risks and opportunities

Oskar Englund, Göran Berndes and Martin Persson with colleague was published in IOPscience's Environmental Research Letters.

Madelene Ostwald has written a chapter in new Future Forests publication

Madelene Ostwald has written a chapter in new Future Forests publication

The Focali researcher Madelene Ostwald has written the chapter “Climate-Related Forest Policies and Trends” in the book “The Future Use of Nordic Forests - A Global Perspective” from Future Forests published by Springer Verlag.

Focali brief: Can India´s wasteland be used for biomass plantations?

Focali brief: Can India´s wasteland be used for biomass plantations?

Focali brief 2015:02 by Madelene Ostwald, Göran Berndes and Martin Karlson with colleagues.

Working paper from Focali researcher

Working paper from Focali researcher

Anna Nordén with colleagues release new working paper based on a previous study of stakeholder's preferences on issues of biodiveristy and production in the context of the Swedish Forest Act.

New study on photosynthetic capacity of tropical trees

New study on photosynthetic capacity of tropical trees

Göran Wallin and Johan Uddling with collegues gets published in Oecologia.

Report on the international REDD+ process in 2014

Report on the international REDD+ process in 2014

Susanne von Walter gives an update on the REDD+ process.

Democracy, development and the marine environment

Democracy, development and the marine environment

Aksel Sundström with colleagues gets published in Ocean & Coastal Management.

Photosynthetic temperature responses of tree species in Rwanda

Photosynthetic temperature responses of tree species in Rwanda

Johan Uddling and Göran Wallin together with six colleagues were published in New Phytologist.

Thresholds of species loss in Amazonian deforestation frontier landscapes

Thresholds of species loss in Amazonian deforestation frontier landscapes

Toby Gardner with collegues was published in Conservation Biology in January 2015.

Life Cycle Assessment Publication

Life Cycle Assessment Publication

Ulrika Palme with colleagues was published in International Journal of Environmental Research.

What are the possibilities for agroforestry to ensure food security?

What are the possibilities for agroforestry to ensure food security?

Focali interim project coordinator Maria Göthberg together with Ekaterina Bessonova, SIANI, wrote an article based on presentations and discussions from the Focali-SIANI agroforestry workshop.

Planting trees – a strategy for healing degraded land

Planting trees – a strategy for healing degraded land

Focali interim project coordinator Maria Göthberg wrote an article based on the publication "The Role of Trees in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics" from the Annual Review of Phytopathology, vol.52, by SIANI Member Roger Leakey.

Quantification of carbon stock and tree diversity of homegardens in a dry zone area of Moneragala district, Sri Lanka

Quantification of carbon stock and tree diversity of homegardens in a dry zone area of Moneragala district, Sri Lanka

Eskil Mattson and Madelene Ostwald toghether with two Sri Lankan colleagues published in Agroforestry Systems

REDD+ and Tenure: A Review of the Latest Developments in Research, Implementation and Public Policy Debates

REDD+ and Tenure: A Review of the Latest Developments in Research, Implementation and Public Policy Debates

Four Focali members co-wrote chapter in the newly published book "Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa".

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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