Shifts in climate and market uncertainty may hamper how effective tree-planting is as a climate-crisis solution. New Zealand researchers, with others, used modelling to explore how diversifying forest management could reduce risks over time from both climate change and the volatility of the forestry market.
A study of deforestation in Colombia by researchers from The University of Queensland has revealed some valuable insights which could be used to help slow deforestation in areas around the globe.
Researchers at Western Sydney University’s EucFACE (Eucalyptus Free Air CO2 Enrichment) experiment have found new evidence of limitations in the capacity of mature forests to translate rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations into additional plant growth and carbon storage.
“Agroforestry isn’t a ‘no man’s land’ between forestry and agriculture and should receive specific policy support,” FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo said.