Coast redwoods will be shifted northward into southern Oregon, if temperatures continue to warm and current rainfall amounts remain constant. This will be a significant habitat change, compared to that which they have experienced for the last several decades.
Spider monkeys rely on their sense of smell in order to determine when fruit has ripened to perfection. This is an example of coevolution between the fruit-producing trees and the fruit-eating monkeys.
Vines are becoming increasingly abundant in tropical forests as a result of climate change and severe seasonal drought and their rapid growth is harming trees and impacting carbon storage, a new study has revealed.
The response of leaf unfolding to climate warming has significantly reduced, according to a new study. This can help researchers assess future carbon uptake and spring frost damage.
A University of Delaware study shows that non-native plants have an impact on the diversity of insect populations. Their study sheds light on how homeowners are impacting local insect communities when planting their gardens and flower beds.
Widespread drought and wildfires are threatening historic groves of Giant Sequoias in California. Since more extreme droughts are expected in the future, a recent study examined areas that need the most attention to prevent tree loss.
Forests are often depended upon to capture and store carbon emissions. However, a new study shows that current models drastically overestimate their ability to capture carbon.
Protected areas in Indonesia have reduced mangrove habitat loss. According to a Duke University study, this also prevented significant amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Each fall like clockwork leaves start to change from green to various shades of yellow, orange and red. So why exactly do these colors surface in the fall?
Migrating birds need to take the occasional break during their long migrations. Researchers recently examined how they choose where to rest. Surprisingly, it isn't at a food court on the Delaware-Maryland border.
A species of wood ants observed in the North York Moors National Park, UK, are thriving in forests where non-native trees have been planted over the past 60 years. This suggests that we could help forest-dependent species rebuild their homes.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
Temperate forests face many threats posed by climate change. They are being stressed by hotter, drier air temperature that overheat their leaves and steal all their moisture.
Drought can cause slow death to forests, says a new study by Duke University. However, the effects are not immediate--so, good news, there is hope for revitalizing such trees.
The trees are moving, the trees are moving! And that's bad news for the trees that already have nowhere to go. New research has revealed that while low-land tropical forests are reaching new heights, high-altitude trees are seeing an all-time low in the face of climate change.